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ARP4761A Training: Aircraft & System Safety Training


SAE ARP4761 “Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment” describes guidelines and methods for performing safety assessments associated with showing compliance with aeronautics and space certification requirements of 14CFR/CS 2X.1309 and 33.75. Safety assessments are an essential part of aircraft/system development process. This ARP represents industry best practice and is formally recognized by numerous National Airworthiness Authorities (NAAs), Military Airworthiness Authorities (MAAs), FAA and EASA. The safety assessment process is of fundamental importance in establishing appropriate safety objectives and requirements for the aircraft and its systems, and in determining that the designs satisfy these objectives and requirements.

SAE ARP4761 safety assessments are described as an integral process in ARP4754A “Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems”. There are fundamental relationships between safety assessments and the system development processes.

This training provides attendees with the knowledge to understand and apply the safety assessments techniques, as well as understanding the interaction between safety processes and the overall aircraft or system development processes.

Although ARP 4761’s context is commercial aircraft, its techniques are also applicable to safety assessment of ground or space vehicles.

AFuzion’s training has been provided to over 16,000 aviation engineers from 1,000 companies in 30 countries; more than all other trainers in the world combined. Brief summary below; contact us for more free information.


  • Overview of the Relevant Regulations (FAR/CS 2X §1309 Equipment, Systems and Installations) – Safety Objectives
  • Definitions of Key Safety-Related Terminology
  • Interaction Between the Safety Assessment Processes (ARP4761) and the Aircraft/System Development Processes (ARP4754A)
  • Functional Hazard Assessment (Aircraft/System level FHA)
  • Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Dependency Diagram (DD)
  • Common Cause Analysis (CCA)
    • Particular Risks Analysis (PRA),
    • Zonal Safety Analysis (ZSA),
    • Common Mode Analysis (CMA)
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Failure Modes & Effects Summary (FMES)
  • System Safety Analysis (SSA)
  • ARP4761 Best Practices & Common Mistakes
  • Workshop– Putting it all Together and Best Practices
  • Forthcoming ARP4761 Revision A Timeline & Synopsis


Attendees may include systems or safety engineers, managers, software/hardware engineers, quality assurance or certification personnel; no prior expertise required.

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