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20-174 - Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems

Date Issued
September 30, 2011
Responsible Office
AIR-120,  Aviation Safety - Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division
Description

This advisory circular (AC) recognizes the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) 4754A, Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems, dated December 21, 2010, as an acceptable method for establishing a development assurance process. SAE ARP 4754A discusses the development of aircraft and systems taking into account the overall aircraft operating environment and functions. This includes validation of requirements and verification of the design implementation for certification and process assurance.