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What You Need To Know About Qualifying Tools For DO-254 Programs


By Michelle Lange and Tammy Reeve, Patmos Engineering Services, and Jacob Wiltgen, Siemens EDA DO-254, which is required for airborne electronics development, is a design assurance standard. Design assurance requires multiple layers of review and verification within the development process to ensure safe operation of the design being produced. This means when an engineer is doing design work... » read more

Streamline DO-254 Compliance With Model-Based Design


By Eric Cigan, MathWorks, and Jacob Wiltgen, Siemens EDA The purpose of DO-254 (formally known as RTCA/ DO-254 or ED80) is to provide guidance for the development of airborne electronic hardware. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and other worldwide aviation safety authorities require this standard to ensure that complex electronic hardware us... » read more

Enabling Model-Based Design For DO-254 Certification Compliance


The increasing prevalence and cost of projects that need to comply with the DO-254 standard is forcing companies to evaluate their development processes. This white paper shows a development approach to compliance using model-based design. It covers how a DO-254 workflow using model-based design promotes a consistent requirements-oriented project view and increases reuse of design and verificat... » read more

The Sky’s The Limit For Electric Airplanes


Together, Rolls-Royce and Electroflight are ushering in the third age of aviation, with an all-electric aircraft capable of speeds exceeding 300 mph. A primary challenge is optimizing the 1,047-pound (475 kg) battery pack for structural strength, thermal management, and other critical performance criteria. As the team raced to introduce the world’s fastest zero-emissions aircraft, multiphysic... » read more

AI Roadmap: A human-centric approach to AI in aviation


Source: EASA European Union Aviation Safety Agency February 2020 "EASA published its Artificial Intelligence Roadmap 1.0 which establishes the Agency’s initial vision on the safety and ethical dimensions of development of AI in the aviation domain. The AI Roadmap 1.0 is to be viewed as a starting point, intended to serve as a basis for discussion with the Agency’s stakeholders. It... » read more

Deliver DO-178C compliant software on budget and on schedule


Ensuring safety in civilian airborne software is an ongoing challenge in the increasingly software-intensive aviation industry, yet accidents and fatalities caused by software are nearly unheard of in civil aviation. This impressive track record is due largely to the DO-178 standard. However, successful DO-178C certification involves significant costs and timelines. To avoid cost overruns an... » read more