DO-278A training course


CRITICAL Software’s training course examines the application of the DO-278A standard to CNS/ATM ground-based systems, providing attendees with insight into the objectives behind the standard and its relationship to both DO-178B and DO-178C. The course also provides a greater understanding of the guidelines for applying the standard to non-airborne CNS/ATM systems.

Focused on delivering an advanced understanding of leading DO-278 industry practices, this expert-led course will teach attendees how to minimise certification costs while maximising productivity. This in-depth training is perfect for engineers and managers involved with avionics software development.

Key Features:


Attendees will learn:

  • The objectives underpinning the standard
  • Run-through of the basic principles
  • Understanding the development ecosystem of safety, software, hardware and certification
  • Understanding DO-278A’s planning process, including: requirements, design, code, integration, reverse-engineering (legacy systems) verification, quality assurance and configuration management
  • Real-world training in DO-278A project management, including cost/scheduling implications
  • Case studies on DO-278
  • Common mistakes: how to  prevent and mitigate errors 
  • How to apply DO-278 in the real world
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • Leading DO-278 best practices
  • About requirements and traceability
  • How to reduce complexity, risk and cost
  • How to identify and apply dedicated DO-278 tools

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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