Course detail: System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification - ONLINE

This course develops the skills necessary to write and review system safety assessments for regulatory compliance to 14CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510. Class participants are walked through the evolution of the safety rule and specific techniques for compliance through a comprehensive look at the regulations and current regulatory guidance. In-depth reviews of industry standards in system safety such as SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A, and ASTM F3230-17 followed by exercises, examples, and class discussions strengthens the students understanding of safety for compliance. By the end of the class, students gain the ability to develop meaningful system safety requirements, design safety compliant systems and equipment, and improve their skills in developing system safety compliance documentation.
Please note: This course replaces Commercial Aircraft Safety Assessment and 1309 Design Analysis. Completion of either course counts toward earning a certificate.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the history of system safety and its relationship with aerospace
  • Discuss the system safety aspects of 14 CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510
  • Explain the relationship between SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A
  • Apply regulatory and industry guidance to develop effective safety assessments
  • Define and manage safety requirements to develop compliant system and architectures
  • Evaluate Development Assurance Levels for compliance
  • Manage the system safety aspects of compliance for new designs and modifications
Course Schedule
When this course is offered online for open enrollment delivery, it meets for 9 live-online sessions held twice per week (Mondays and Wednesdays) for 3 hours. Additional live, online Discussion Sessions will be held on Thursdays for 1 hour to allow students dedicated time to ask questions of the instructor about elements of the course most applicable to their work. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day. The live course sessions account for 31 hours of the total 31.5 instructional hours of the course. The remaining .5 hours will consist of assigned work (readings, assignments, etc.) between live class sessions.
For in-house training, contact us at for your custom scheduling needs.

Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for anyone involved in the regulatory compliance aspects of system safety. It is specifically designed for Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 system certification engineers, system designers, FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), ODA Unit Members (UM), system safety engineers, engineering leadership, and military personnel procuring civil equipment.

Course Fee
Early Online Registration fee: $2,195*
Regular Online Registration fee: $2,395
*Early registration fee is available if you register and pay at least 7 days prior to the course start
Registration is open until the first day of the course; however, early registration is encouraged.
The online course fee includes individual access to the Zoom course meetings and to course materials, readings, videos, and resources in Blackboard, the University of Kansas Learning Management System.
No additional textbook purchases are required outside the course fee.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Certificate Track
Aerospace Compliance
Aircraft Maintenance and Safety
Avionics and Avionic Components
Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS).

Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
3.15 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
Technical Requirements and Details for Aerospace Online Short Courses
AERO0575 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

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