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Aircraft System Safety

  • ID: 2735717
  • Book
  • June 2006
  • 376 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Demonstrating safety for the application of ever more complex technologies is a formidable task. System engineers often do not have the appropriate training, are unfamiliar with the range of safety approaches, tools and techniques, and their managers do not know when and how these may be applied and appropriately resourced. Aircraft system safety provides a basic skill set for designers, safety practitioners, and their managers by exploring the relationship between safety, legal liability and regulatory requirements. Different approaches to measuring safety are discussed, along with the appropriate safety criteria used in judging acceptability.

A wealth of ideas, examples, concepts, tools and approaches from diverse sources and industries is used in Aircraft system safety to bring the theory of safety concisely together in a practical and comprehensive reference. Engineering students, designers, safety assessors (and their managers), regulatory authorities (especially military), customers and projects teams should find Aircraft system safety provides an invaluable guide in appreciating the context, value and limitations of the various safety approaches used in cost-effectively accomplishing safety objectives.

- Explores the practical aspects of safety- Invaluable guide for students, designers, and safety assessors- Written by a leading expert in the field

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1. Introduction

2. Safety assessment strategy (with Goal Structuring Notation)

3. Functional Hazard Analysis

4. Fault tree analysis

5. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

6. Common Mode Analysis

7. Particular risk analysis

8. Zonal Safety Analysis

9. Development Assurance

10. Crew errors in the safety assessment

11. Continuing safety

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Kritzinger, Duane
Duane Kritzinger is an experienced Certification and Safety Engineering specialist. His distinguishing safety expertise lies in the ability to differentiate and integrate the Safety Assessments in the design phase with the Safety Management activities in the operational phase. His certification skills cover both the military and civil aviation domains, where he not only provides expertise in the certification of products/parts/appliance, but also assists with EASA Part 21 Design Organisation Approvals (which includes the establishment of organisation processes and structures to move beyond minimum compliance towards organisational performance).
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