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System Safety for Vertical Flight

John E. Hewitt, Sikorsky Aircraft

May 13, 2019

https://doi.org/10.4050/F-0075-2019-14711

Abstract:
The field called System Safety evolved to satisfy the demand for an organized approach to safety management of complex new aerospace systems being developed in the 1960s. As technology has advanced and complexity has increased, its application spread to aviation, rail transportation, weapons, nuclear power, medical devices, oil and gas production, and almost every area of life where complex systems could lead to events having high consequences. System Safety is often defined as the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to achieve acceptable mishap risks within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of the system life cycle. The International System Safety Society states that for almost any system, product, or service, the most effective means of limiting product liability and accident risks is to implement an organized system safety function beginning in the conceptual design phase, and continuing through to its development, fabrication, testing, production, use, and ultimate disposal.


System Safety for Vertical Flight

  • Presented at Forum 75 - Best Paper for this session
  • 8 pages
  • SKU # : F-0075-2019-14711
  • Safety
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System Safety for Vertical Flight

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John E. Hewitt, Sikorsky Aircraft