Europe DO-178C/ED-12C Training and Workshops in 2016

Practical DO-178C/ED-12C Training and Workshops Scheduled at Select European Technology Centers 14th – 15th November – London, UK 16th – 17th November – Madrid, Spain “Not just another basic DO-178C training session.” This is a practical, focused approach to understanding, implementing and successfully executing compliant plans, processes and required support data. A thorough understanding of the guidelines is important, but it is critical to understand how to efficiently satisfy the associated requirements. This training is designed to be fast-paced, dynamic, up-to-date, given by working industry experts with a shared goal: teaching attendees industry best practices that maximize efficiency in managing and delivering software under DO-178C. This workshop covers Continue Reading > > >

How to consider open source code in a DO-178C DAL-D project?

This question was asked in one of LinkedIn Groups: DAL-D requires High level requirements to be verified, but does not require code review. If a Project requires to integrate code from an open source project for a codec or a real time system like linux. How shall this code be considered?  DO-178C does not have Objectives on source code, coding standards, or where it comes from.  The developer is free to use it. Shall it be reversed engineered in High level requirements and design?  It is best to create corresponding High Level Requirements.  DO-178C does not imposes creating design for Continue Reading > > >

Practical DO-178C / ED-12C Training opportunity (June 30, 2016: London / UK)

This DO-178C training will help organizations understand and prepare for new processes and development activities needed to satisfy DO-178C. This event will address targeted DO-178C topics and efficiently deliver industry best practices. Attendees will receive: Understanding of DO-178C / ED-12C from a “How To” and “Why” perspective along with the following: FREE PSAC & PHAC templates available FREE Access to adviceGEAR Library adviceGEAR includes whitepapers, checklists, process templates, FAA CAST Papers and more DO-178C & its’ relationship to ARP-4754A / 4761 Industry best practices: from planning, to requirements, verification and passing CERT audits 20% early-bird discount ends 16th June 2016. Continue Reading > > >

How do you become a Designated Engineering Representative or DER?

A DER is an individual, appointed in accordance with 14 CFR  183.29, who holds an engineering degree or equivalent, possesses technical knowledge and experience, and meets the qualification requirements of Order 8100.8D. A DER may be appointed to act as a Company DER and/or Consultant DER. Company DERs can act as DER for their employer and may only approve, or recommend approval, of technical data to the FAA for the company. Consultant DERs are individuals appointed to act as an independent (self-employed) DER to approve or recommend approval of technical data to the FAA. The followings are the General (but Continue Reading > > >

What is the Software SOI and how to pass EASA / FAA Audits?

SOIs are Stages of Involvements and are the minimum gates that a Certification Authority (EASA or FAA) gets involved in reviewing a system or sub-system. With respect to Software there are certain guidelines to know for successful results showing DO-178C compliance. Under FAA Review: Software Order 8110.49: SW Approval Guidelines SW Job Aid: Review Guidelines Under EASA Review: Software EASA CM – SWCEH – 002: SW Approval Guidelines General notes to consider: 80% similar process between FAA / EASA FAA uses DERs to assist or perform the Audits EASA uses Panel 10 (experts of SW & AEH) FAA uses Job Aids Continue Reading > > >