It is the purpose of this paper to sensitize the business aircraft community to some subtleties of aircraft electronic system safety concepts. Suggestions of what to look for and how to test for reality will be made. The near-term future of business aviation will see a deluge of new gadgets. The end customer can enforce either a climate of real professional values or blatant disregard for appropriate system concepts by his actions. Informed and careful selection of equipment and installations can successfully guide the rapidly expanding aircraft electronics systems industry to policies that will increase safety and performance for the end customer.