8.4 - Discussion: Aircraft Certification
For this module discussion activity, provide your response to the following:
What is the FAA's approach to system safety and air carrier certification? Watch the FAA TV: Flight Standards Service Overview video (10:00) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and find out.
According to the FAA video, "safety cannot be inspected into a system." The video further goes on to say that "safety must be designed into a system." Think about this from an aircraft certification standpoint. What do you think these two statements mean in the context of aircraft certification? Why is it important to identify risks and hazards in the design and development phase as opposed to just waiting until the aircraft is in the field?