DO-278A training course


CRITICAL Software’s ‘Applied DO-178C & DO-254’ training course covers both of these important airborne software and hardware standards in a single, combined course. Designed for avionics engineers and managers with a basic familiarity of safety-critical standards, this unique course provides a detailed overview of DO-178C and DO-254’s scope and objectives, including how to avoid the most common mistakes and risks, the latest certification techniques, useful tools and best practices, how to apply the standards in military and commercial contexts and much more.

With the aim of delivering an advanced understanding of leading DO-178C & DO-254 industry practices, this expert-led course will teach attendees how to minimise certification costs while ensuring they get things right first time.

Key Features:


Attendees will learn:

  • Understanding the objectives behind the DO178C & DO-254 standards
  • Key differences between DO-254 and DO-178C
  • Applying the standards to military and commercial contexts
  • Controlling engineering costs and risks
  • Improving development productivity
  • New techniques for certification
  • Understanding DO-178C supplements for: DO-330/ED-215 Software Tool Qualification; DO-331/ED-216 Model-Based Development and Verification; DO-332/ED-217 Object-Oriented Technology; DO-333/ED-218 Formal Methods Supplement
  • Applying DO-254 to FPGAs, ASICs and PLDs
  • Leveraging EASA’s and FAA’s CAST-27 and SWCEH-001
  • Applying DO-254 to IP Cores
  • Plans and standards for certification, requirements, design, implementation, QA and CM
  • Review and walkthrough of real PHAC checklist
  • Case studies on DO-178C & DO-254
  • How to apply the standards in real world contexts
  • How to avoid the most common pitfalls and mistakes
  • How to reduce the complexity, risk and costs of the standards
  • DO-178C and DO-254 best practices
  • How to identify and apply dedicated DO-254 & DO-178C tools
  • How to pass audits

If required, the training course can be provided at client premises and is able to be tailored to suit client needs. Register your interest and one of our friendly experts will get in touch with you to discuss your options and how we can help.

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