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ARP4754A and the Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems

Eric Peterson

A substantially revises the industry guidance for the development of aircraft and aircraft systems while taking into account the overall aircraft operating environment and functions. This development process includes validation of requirements and verification of the design implementation for certification and product assurance. ARP4754A provides the practices for showing compliance with regulations and serves to assist companies in developing and meeting its own internal standards though application of the described guidelines.
This two day seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth presentation of the guidelines introduced in the revised recommended practice for aircraft and systems development as well as the critical concepts used in aircraft and systems development processes for certification.

Introduction to DO-178C

Vance Hilderman

The international standard titled DO-178C – Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification is the primary standard for commercial avionics software development. This standard provides recommendations for the production of airborne systems and equipment software. Compliance with the objectives of DO-178C is the primary means for meeting airworthiness requirements and obtaining approval of software used in civil aviation products.

This two-day seminar will introduce attendees to industry best practices for real-world software development and how to avoid common DO-178C mistakes. This seminar is intended to present the information necessary to help minimize DO-178C risks and costs, while also maximizing software quality during avionics development. The instructor will guide attendees through topics such as aircraft safety, systems, software planning, software requirements, and software design/code/test. The entire ecosystem of aviation avionics software development will be summarized including DO-178C”s relationship to other industry standards including the SAE standards ARP-4761 for Safety and ARP-4754A for Systems Development.

ARP4761 and the Safety Assessment Process for Civil Airborne Systems

Eric Peterson

ARP4761 describes guidelines and methods for performing safety assessments. This recommended practice is associated with showing compliance with certification requirements (14CFR/CS Parts 23 and 25, section 1309) and assisting a company in meeting their own internal safety standards. The safety processes described are primarily associated with civil airborne equipment but the processes and tools may be applied to many applications.
This 2 day seminar provides attendees with the guideline information for conducting industry accepted safety assessments consisting of Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA), and System Safety Assessment (SSA). Discussion on various safety analysis methods needed to conduct the safety assessments is included. Safety analysis methods including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Dependence Diagram (DD), Markov Analysis (MA), Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Common Cause Analysis (CCA). CCA is composed of Zonal Safety Analysis (ZSA), Particular Risks Analysis (PRA), and Common Mode Analysis (CMA) and will be covered in this seminar.
In addition to the seminar handout, a copy of the ARP4761: Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment standard will be provided to each attendee.

Applying DO-254 for Avionics Hardware Development and Certification

Vance Hilderman

The avionics hardware industry world-wide is now commonly required to follow DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware for literally all phases of development: Safety, Requirements, Design, Logic Implementation, V&V, Quality Assurance, etc. The DO-254 standard is a companion to the software DO-178B standard; however, there are many differences between hardware and software which must be understood. This basic course introduces the intent of the DO-254 standard for commercial avionics hardware development. The content will cover many aspects of avionic hardware including: aircraft safety; systems; hardware planning, requirements, design, implementation and testing. Attendees will learn industry-best practices for real-world hardware development, common DO-254 mistakes and how to prevent them, and how to minimize risks and costs while maximizing hardware quality. The avionics hardware development process will be summarized including DO-254C”s relationship to other standards including ARP-4761 for Safety and ARP-4754A for Systems Development.

Systems Engineering for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Systems

Ravi Rajamani

Most complex systems are moving toward a “smart” solution, with automated methods for identifying and diagnosing problems. This course will explore how efficient systems can be designed in an effective manner to ensure that they meet performance requirements. Because predictive maintenance is important to the aerospace industry, this course will address systems engineering (SE) and review prognostic health management (PHM) and explain how you can utilize them to obtain a better system. Additionally, it will address requirements management; model-based design; and verification and validation.