This document describes guidelines, methods, and tools used to perform the ongoing safety assessment process for transport airplanes in commercial service (hereafter, termed “airplane”). The process described herein is intended to support an overall safety management program. It is associated with showing compliance with the regulations, and also with assuring a company that it meets its own internal standards. The methods identify a systematic means, but not the only means, to assess ongoing safety. While economic decision-making is an integral part of the safety management process, this document addresses only the ongoing safety assessment process. To put it succinctly, this document addresses the “Is it safe?” part of safety management; it does not address the “How much does it cost?” part of the safety management. This document also does not address any specific organizational structures for accomplishing the safety assessment process.
This specification covers an aircraft quality, corrosion and heat-resistant steel in the form of bars, wire, forgings, mechanical tubing, flash welded rings, and stock for forging or flash welded rings.
This SAE Recommended Practice describes a laboratory test procedure for evaluating the characteristics of heavy truck steering control systems under simulated driver impact conditions. The test procedure employs a torso-shaped body block that is impacted against the steering wheel.
A guide to maintenance procedures in test cells. A suggested equipment monitoring and/or inspections to reduce the probability of unanticipated failures and associated test cell down time. Guidelines for using typically available data acquisition capabilities in a test cell are provided to utilize normally available trending capability to monitor the testing equipment in addition to using these tools for the usual monitoring of the test article. For the common types of test cells (turboshaft, turboprop, turbojet, and turbofan) test facilities, lists of typical systems with their associated components are provided with suggested inspection intervals and key items to look for in the inspection. A template risk assessment form is provided to facilitate the customization of the assessment of the test cell components to help predict recommended spares.