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Give a concise but complete definition of the term “system”

A system is an organized assembly of mutually interdependent elements (equipment, facilities, materials, software, services, personnel, procedures...), working together to perform a useful function. The elements are affected by being in the system and are changed as they leave it, i.e. the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

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What are aircraft airworthiness regulations?

Aircraft airworthiness regulations define the minimum standards for flight qualities, performance, design concepts, structural strength, reliability and safety that an aircraft must meet to achieve type certification.

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What are the main differences between a major and a hazardous failure condition?

A major failure condition can cause some reduction in safety margins, increased workload for the crew and physical distress to passengers. A hazardous failure condition can cause large reduction in safety margins, physical
distress to the crew and serious or fatal injuries to passengers.

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Name at least three processes or tools applied during the safety assessment of an aircraft system:

Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA)/ System Safety Analysis (SSA)/ Common Cause Analysis (CCA)/ Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

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What is the difference between the fail-safe and fault tolerant design concepts?

In a fail-safe design, a failure condition will cause no (or minimum) harm to other parts and systems or danger to personnel. In a fault, tolerant design, the system can continue operating in the event of the failure of one or more of its components. A fault tolerant system is in principle also fail-safe, but not all fail-safe systems are fault tolerant.