Using STPA During Development and Safety Assessment of Civil Aircraft
This AIR will provide a basic understanding of STPA and how it can be applied to development and safety assessment of civil aircraft. It will explain, by way of an example, the information needed to begin STPA, the expected STPA outputs, and the phases of aircraft development and safety assessment that can be supported by STPA.
Rationale: There is currently no common understanding and no standard process regarding the use of STPA during aircraft development and safety assessment to support a potential means of compliance (MOC). The AIR will help avoid confusion as OEMs, system providers, equipment providers, and regulators apply and evaluate STPA in this context.