System Safety-Commercial Program Perspective
Published February 1, 1969 by SAE International in United States
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Specific differences in requirements and philosophies of the design safety discipline which distinguish commercial from military aircraft programs are described. The military demands for quantum jumps in technology for its aircraft products are compared to the long-standing commercial requirements imposed by Federal Aviation Regulations and the constraints of a competitive marketplace. The check and balance concept is defined for implementing a product safety program within the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group.