Editor’s Note: Over the next two years, we’ll be hosting a series of GoFly Master Lectures where industry experts share advice, insights, and answer questions from anyone interested in participating in the GoFly Prize.

For the latest in our series of “Master Lectures,” we welcome David Neely. Neely has been with the Boeing Company 14 years. He is currently the chief engineer for the Boeing NeXt Cargo Air Vehicle Program. Prior to that role, he was a senior manager at Phantom Works for the Integration of Advanced Operations and Quality. He was also the IPT manager for 777x rudder/elevator prior to that assignment. Neely additionally served as the F-15 IPT wing manager supporting new development, production, flight test, fatigue test, and fleet sustainment.

In this video, he lectures about the importance of considering safety in development.