Course detail: Advanced Topics in System Safety for Commercial Certification

Advanced System Safety will elevate students' safety process acumen by diving deeper into the safety process and introducing a small cradle to grave project to provide practical experience in using the safety process to help design and develop the proper set of documentation for compliance to requirements. Advanced topics that will be addressed in this training will include:
  • Revisiting Functional Hazard Assessment addressing partial failure conditions, recursive introduction of functional monitors within the Functional Hazard Assessment, and severity substantiation strategies (test, analysis, etc.) along with Human Factors and Crew Contingency Aspects of mitigations.
  • Understanding undetectable failures in a design and how to address them in analysis. We will also discuss prevention strategies and common errors that could increase the potential for latency failures to be introduced in a design.
  • Advanced fault tree modeling techniques and the ability to practice on an industry grade fault tree software.

  • Learning Objectives
    • A deeper understanding of how Functional Hazard Assessment should be used to drive safety strategies within a design along with a better understanding of the relationship between human factor and the functionality built into the design.
    • Students will learn to manage undetectable failures both from a design mitigation aspect as well as how to create the proper inspection or test interval for compliance.
    • Students will learn the proper way to set up mathematical modeling for compliance (Fault Tree Analysis) as well as what to review and how to find modeling flaws when reviewing documentation for compliance.
    • Through a series of hands-on exercises, students will learn how the SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A processes can be effectively used together to support the development of safe systems for compliance.

    Who Should Attend?
    This training primarily targets aerospace companies developing aircraft and aeronautical technologies under the oversight of regulators. The training will benefit engineering teams associated with the design and the showing of compliance for a given design (aircraft, systems, or parts). Other segments of industry (such as space and autonomous vehicles) that do not have a strongly defined regulatory enforcement can also benefit from this training. It is recommended that you have taken the following course prior to taking this course:System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification.

    Course Fees
    Early registration fee: $2,595 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
    Regular registration fee: $2,795 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

    U.S. Federal Employee Discount: This course is that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this 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.

    Canada Department of National Defence Discount
    This course is available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

    Certificate Track
    This course is part of the Certificates of Specialization in Aerospace Compliance, Aircraft Maintenance and Safety, Avionics and Avionic Components and 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
    AERO0680 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

     Session Information: PA25205F

    Schedule: This course meets March 17 - 21, 2025. Class times are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
    Times: 08:00am-04:00pm CDT
    Early registration for a 5-day class : $2595.00


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    Pierre Trudel

    Facility Detail

    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
    16500 Southcenter Parkway
    Seattle, WA 98188
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    Cancellation Policy

    A refund less a $250.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.