CPD - Continuing Professional Development

Online ZOOM meetings usually the last Thursday each month February - November

Next MEETING :
Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
Time: 1000-1100
Presentation

Presentation Abstract
Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) is a popular new hazard analysis method designed to capture often overlooked causes of accidents like incomplete, incorrect, or missing requirements, dysfunctional component interactions, software errors, and unexpected human behavior. Although the method can be applied to existing systems, it can also be used to guide initial development efforts under design uncertainty when some of the most critical decisions are made. This presentation will introduce the method using real systems to illustrate how the technique creates requirements and generates key accident and loss scenarios before the system has been fully designed. While this approach is relatively new, it is already cited in international safety and cybersecurity standards, and the presentation will provide a brief overview of successful applications.

Presenter Bio
Dr. John Thomas is Director of the Engineering Systems Lab in MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics department. His research focuses on developing structured engineering methods to anticipate and prevent flaws in complex autonomous systems. His primary interest is in techniques to inform early decisions and drive concept development and requirements engineering from the start before flaws are introduced and when solutions have high impact.

Dr. Thomas serves on the SAE S-18 committee charged with defining the safety standards used by regulators and manufacturers worldwide for aircraft development, safety assessment, and certification (such as the forthcoming ARP4761A and ARP4754B).

His research has produced systematic techniques for requirements engineering, analyzing and anticipating dysfunctional interactions, engineering safety-critical software-intensive systems (including AI), human-centered design processes, automated methods for generating executable model-based safety requirements, and others. Previous applications include UAV prototypes, control systems for electric aircraft, cockpit automation for commercial aircraft, proposed NextGen changes including new procedures and equipment, automated spacecraft, and fully autonomous automotive systems.

Many thanks

Tim

Tim Dutton | Senior Technical Specialist – Flight Test Engineering
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

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Tim Dutton


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PAST CPD MEETINGS

28 May 2020

30 April 2020

'COVID-19 and Air Transport' presented by Brendan Odell from the Civil Aviation Authority
'Space Threat Assessment' presented by Peter Cook
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2 December 2019

Speakers:
Andy Hewett – delivering a presentation on Electric Aviation and how it applies to New Zealand.
Charlie Morris – will deliver a presentation on Considering cyber security through aeronautical design


28 November 2019

Speakers:
Charlie Morris - on his recent attending the GAMA 'Electric and Hybrid Engines' & 'eVTOL' and ASTM F39 meetings in the USA

Andy Hewett – delivering a presentation on Electric Aviation and how it applies to New Zealand.


26 September 2019


Jozef McGurk will deliver a short presentation on positive safety culture and SMS..

Des Ashton (I'm yet to ask Des so it might be me) - an overview of this year's RAeS symposium, speaker line up and theme.


25 July 2019

Speakers:
Wg Cdrs Trev Hammond and Pete De Rungs - a short presentation on the changes to the RNZAF technical workforce and RNZAF technical airworthiness regulatory system.

Flying Officer Jack Mckinney-Ryder - a presentation entitled: Pyke River Disaster: responsibilities of a Leader.


30 May 2019

Speakers:
Henry Dumbleton, Flight Structures Ltd, will make a pre-recorded presentation for us which we will replay.


28 March 2019

Speakers:

Lino Miguel, CAA, will present a morphing-wing project he was involved with; background info.

Allan Knox, NZDF Capability Branch, on the V1 RC model he helped build for the 2015 Omaka Air Show
Allan will talk of the challenges associated with legally getting a 220lb scale model of a flying bomb into public airspace for an Air Show.


22 February 2019

The next CPD session is scheduled for Friday 22 Feb, when I hope to be able to live-stream presentations from the joint CAA-RAeS mini-symposium at the Wings over Wairarapa Airshow http://www.wings.org.nz.

The theme of this symposium: "Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future."
We are planning to run it in two panel sessions from 1300-1700, with Q&A at the end of each session.


29 November 2018

Speakers:
Sqn Ldr Dean Bishop, RNZAF, on T56 turboprop 2nd stage compressor wheel risk mgmt plan.
First time use by NZDF of the civil EASA risk acceptance criteria for Part 25 aircraft.

Charlie Morris of CAA speaks on the recent ASTM F37 conference in the US.
F37 is the consensus standard for Light Sport Aircraft, a rapidly growing GA area in NZ


25 October 2018

Speakers:
Chris Calvert (ex-RNZAF) on disposal of a retired naval vessel.
His knowledge will benefit those of us at the creation end.

Des Ashton as incoming Chair on his vision for the RAeS NZ Division.
His background is A4 Pilot and Engineer to Civil aircraft maintenance, Dep Dir Acquisitions MoD.
Also time for questions / suggestions on how RAeS can continue to flourish in NZ.


27 September 2018

An Engineering focus this month from:

Speakers:
Rowan Jamieson (RNZAF) who will give us a 10-15 min brief on the RNZAF Anechoic (Shielded) Chamber and work on Portable Electronic Device testing :

James Pointon (DTA) who is going to share his research on UAS integration within New Zealand controlled airspace.


30 August 2018

A bit more of an engineering focus this month:

Speakers:
Simon Tait – Air NZ From Nothing to Design Change in 60 seconds:
How to get a repair onto an aircraft quickly [probably best that the CAA tunes-out for this one]

Murray McGregor - Flight Structures - Fatigue monitoring of the Agricultural 750 XL


26 July 2018

July's CPD focuses on aspects of both the old and the new:

Speakers:
Brendan Odell (CAA Airworthiness Inspector) will deliver a presentation on the Management of Aging Aircraft

Trent Fulcher (Airways NZ Innovation lead) will provide some insight into the Future of Air Traffic Management


21 June 2018
Two presentations from key players within the NZ Aviation Technical Space:

Speakers:
Sqn Ldr Paul Wright – RNZAF Officer Commanding Aeronautical Software and Avionic Systems:
Data Contracts and Trouble Shooting complex faults (NZ3618)

Mr Gaetano Settineri – CAA:
Design and Certification challenges for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace


17 May 2018

Speakers:
Wg Cdr Graham Streatfield –
NZDF Future Force Development: Visions of the Future

Simon Williams - Spidertracks
Director of Product Innovation
Aerial Firefighting Innovations



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