Accession Number : ADA320060

Title :   Volume IV. Flight Test Management. Chapter 3. Systems/Test Safety.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320060

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Systems Safety has been called a number of things over the years. It has been called Design Safety; it's been called Engineering Safety, Planning or Management Safety. Systems Safety encompasses all of those. A system is considered as all the equipment, all the actions, all the parts necessary for operation. For example, the F-16 system comes not just refer to X number of airplanes and pilots, but the whole system; with crew training, the syllabus of instruction for all the maintenance personnel, the software tapes that go into producing the automatic test equipment, the Seek Eagle or Stores Qualification program conducted here at the Center to qualify and determine the delivery procedures for all the external stores and weapons carried on the airplane, etc. Now consider for a moment your role as a test engineer and a test pilot and the overall design in testing of an airplane or a weapon system. You are the last person in the design effort to review the safety of that machine or device before it's produced and delivered to your compatriots out in the field. It's up to you to identify the faults and hazards of those systems and get them corrected before they are turned loose to the operational field.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *AVIATION SAFETY, *SYSTEM SAFETY, *TEST MANAGEMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, WEAPONS, DELIVERY, HAZARDS, FLIGHT CREWS, FLIGHT TRAINING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PILOTS, TEST EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, ENGINEERING, EXTERNAL STORES, TAPES, ENGINEERS, AUTOMATIC.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE