Guidelines for the Development of Civil Aircraft & Systems – Online Short Course (Starts June 18, 2024) 18 June - 27 June 2024 Online

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  • From June 18 – June 27, 2024 (6 Classes, 18 Hours)
  • Every Tue/Wed/Thu from 1200-1500 Eastern Time (0900-1200 Pacific Time)
  • Course notes will be provided; classes will not be recorded
  • All students will receive an AIAA Certificate of Completion at the end of the course

This interactive instructor-led professional development course is designed to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for the development of civil aircraft and systems based on ARP4754B. It also covers the guidelines and methods for conducting the safety assessment process based on ARP4761A and includes illustrative examples and activities to facilitate practical understanding and competence development.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Expound on the purpose of ARP4754B.
  2. List the objectives of development planning and outline the planning elements.
  3. Analyze and apply the key activities of the aircraft and system development process.
  4. Explain what integral processes entail and complete aircraft and system safety assessments.
  5. Describe the activities and key considerations associated with aircraft and system modifications.

AUDIENCE: The course is targeted at engineers and managers involved in aircraft and system development projects. In particular, the program is suitable for personnel who are new to the subject matter or are already familiar with the fundamentals of the subject but require formal training to improve their knowledge and practical skill set.

COURSE FEES (Sign-In To Register)
- AIAA Member Price: $995 USD
- Non-Member Price: $1295 USD
- AIAA Student Member Price: $495 USD

Classroom hours / CEUs: 18 classroom hours / 1.8 CEU/PDH

Cancellation Policy:  A refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be provided.

Contact: Please contact Lisa Le or Customer Service if you have questions about the course or group discounts (for 5+ participants).


The course is made up of the following 5 core modules/chapters:


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Airworthiness Definition

1.3 Airworthiness Processes

1.4 Airworthiness Regulation

1.5 About ARP4754B [& ARP4761A]

1.6 Summary


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Planning Process

2.3 Transition Criteria

2.4 Summary


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Conceptual Aircraft/System Development Process

3.3 Aircraft Function Development

3.4 Allocation of Aircraft Functions to Systems

3.5 Development of System Architecture

3.6 Allocation of System Requirements to Items

3.7 System Implementation

3.8 Summary


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Safety Assessment

4.3 Development Assurance Level Assignment

4.4 Requirements Capture & Validation

4.5 Implementation Verification

4.6 Configuration Management

4.7 Process Assurance

4.8 Certification & Regulatory Authority Co-ordination

4.9 Summary


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Modification Process Overview

5.3 Modification Management Process

5.4 Modification Impact Analysis

5.5 Modification Categorization & Administration

5.6 Evidence for Acceptability of Modification

5.7 Considerations for Modification

5.8 Summary


Course Delivery and Materials

  • The course lectures will be delivered via WebEx.
  • No classes will be recorded.
  • No part of these materials may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted, unless for course participants. All rights reserved.
  • Between lectures, the instructor will be available via email for technical questions and comments.
Mr. Daniel Olufisan is a proficient and enthusiastic consultant specializing in the initial and continuing airworthiness of aircraft. He is an Incorporated Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, UK’s regulatory body for the engineering profession. He is also a Member of the UK Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and a past Chairman of the Society's Airworthiness and Maintenance Specialist Group (A&MSG) committee. Furthermore, he is an elected member of the Society's Council, and a Trustee of the International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA). Daniel has accrued 15+ years of professional experience in the airworthiness sector, spanning both industry and academia. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering with Distinction and is the author of the book: “Aircraft Reliability and Reliability Centred Maintenance – A Practical Guide for Aircraft Reliability Engineers”. He is currently the training director and principal airworthiness consultant at Wing Engineering Limited.


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