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 > > >