Accession Number:

AD1046940

Title:

REQUIREMENT VERIFICATION AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING TECHNICAL REVIEW (SETR) ON A COMMERCIAL DERIVATIVE AIRCRAFT (CDA) PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The Naval Air Systems Command NAVAIR systems engineering technical review SETR process does not acknowledge commercial documentation of military commercial derivative aircraft CDA programs. The Federal Aviation Administrations FAA type certificate TC process is for airworthiness only, but is extensive. This thesis compares the NAVAIR SETR timeline to the FAA TC process by phase. The majority of the FAA TC process effort occurs in the implementation phase, which maps to test readiness review TRR, flight readiness review FRR, functional configuration audit FCA, and system verification review SVR. These events assess requirement verification planning and results, inclusive of airworthiness and performance requirements. The products of this thesis are diagrams mapping the commercial documents of the implementation phase to the SETR entrance criteria of these events. Out of 30 evaluated SETR entrance criteria, 22 map to FAA elements. A case study of a military CDA program, the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program, evaluates the timeline comparison and validates applicability of the mapping diagrams. Mapping of the remaining SETR events would enable further benefits. A reinstatement and rewrite of the cancelled NAVAIRINST 13100.15, Engineering Technical Review of Commercial-Derivative Aircraft Programs, would restore NAVAIR policy on supporting military CDA programs and their efficiencies with SETR.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE