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Your #1 Aviation Plan for 2020? Easy! Toulouse, March 18-19; see you in France.

16 Dec

Aviation Engineers: it’s time for 2020 New Year Resolutions. Please choose from:

  • 1) Exercise more each day;
  • 2) Climb the Himalayas;
  • 3) Attend Aerospace Tech Week in Toulouse, France March 18-29, 2020

If you’re like me, #1 and #2 are great goals. But #3, Aerospace Tech Week in Toulouse, Europe’s aviation capitol, is the world’s largest aviation development conference. Over 1,000 engineers representing 500+ aerospace companies will attend. 100+ Free technical demos, 5 courses on aviation system development (ARP4754A), avionics software (DO-178C), cyber-security (DO-326A), and avionics hardware (DO-254) among many others. Hotels are already 70% booked, so make your 2020 resolution, and we’ll see you in Toulouse! Information here: https://www.aerospacetechweek.com/certified-training

Now, if you are really into Goals, send me an email and join me on a 3-week Everest Base Camp ascent the week after Toulouse with my sons and friends. Seriously. But I’ll see you in Toulouse first.

Cheers, Vance Hilderman, AFuzion CEO

AFuzion Releases new “Understanding DO-254” Free Whitepaper for Avionics Hardware

8 Nov

AFuzion’s newly updated “Introduction To DO-254 for Avionics Hardware” free Whitepaper released today: 17 pages of technical details to understand DO-254, ED-80, and AMC 20-152A. Download here: https://afuzion.com/do-254-introduction/

Page 1 of AFuzion’s new 17-Page DO-254 Intro Whitepaper – Free Download

AFuzion’s new DO-254 whitepaper provides 17 pages of technical detail necessary to properly develop avionics hardware; it includes ED-80, CAST-27, and the forthcoming AMC 20-152A clarifications to DO-254 necessary to succeed. Classes on DO-254 (and ARP4754A, DO-178C, DO-326A, Model Based Development DO-331) will be provided at Europe’s largest aviation/avionics conference in Toulouse, March 2020. Info here: https://www.aerospacetechweek.com/certified-training

AFuzion’s 3,000 Students in 2019 – Training in DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A

28 Oct

AFuzion trained a record 3,000 students in aviation development and certification so far in 2019.   With eight weeks remaining in 2019, last year’s record of 2,500 students will again be broken. Last week alone, 170 students were trained in DO-178C and DO-254 at Turkey’s largest aerospace company. 

AFuzion’s trainers provide both public and private training in most aviation development and certification topics including classes in DO-178C, DO-254, ARP4754A, DO-326A, ED-202A, DO-278A, DO-200B, ARP4761, CAST-32, ED-79A, ED-80, ED-12C, and AMC 20-152A training.  AFuzion’s newest class is 3-days and combines DO-178C training, DO-254 training, and ARP4754A training. Provided to over 700 engineers in 2019 alone, students are consistently calling AFuzion’s training “The best they have ever received.”  AFuzion’s next public class in DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A is in Madrid, Spain, January 15-17, 2020.  For details, see here: https://doymus.com/training_DO_178.php

AFuzion’s trainers have a minimum 20-years of applied aviation engineering experience each, meaning AFuzion’s training includes practical examples of DO-178C software development, DO-254 hardware development, and ARP4754A / ARP4761 systems and safety.  Additional training modules cover Model Based Development per DO-331 and Object Oriented Technology per DO-332.  Avionics Multi-core processing training per CAST-32A is increasingly popular and AFuzion was selected as the sole trainer for the world’s largest group of U.S. Military avionics engineers at the U.S. Army Huntsville.  AFuzion’s military training in DO-178C, DO-254, and CAST-32A  has been provided to 350 U.S. Army engineering personnel.  Details are found here: https://afuzion.com/training/

Says AFuzion’s CEO, Vance Hilderman “AFuzion has been selected as the principal, or sole, trainer for all seven of the world’s leading aviation technical conferences in seven countries on five continents.  Instead of relaxing, we use that dominance to motivate continual improvement.  Our continual training improvements mean students have the very latest information on DO-178C, DO-254, ARP4754A, DO-326A, ED-202A, DO-278A, DO-200B, and ARP4761 in our classes.  It’s probably the key reason AFuzion’s trainers have provided more training in these topics than all 30 of our competitors, combined.”

Adds AFuzion’s senior manager, Jack Jones “Aviation is very dynamic. Just in the recent past new needs for EVTOL and UAV’s mean they must meet DO-178C, ARP4754A, and DO-254 guidelines for their aircraft.  But the application of D0-178C, D0-254, and ARP-4754A training is different and addressed in AFuzion’s classes.  Usually we customize the training for our 70+ private training customers annually without any additional charge – all part of AFuzion’s acclaimed service. 

For additional information on AFuzion’s latest training classes and Public training dates, simply refer to AFuzion’s site at https://afuzion.com/training/

AFuzion In Korea: YB Cho Presents AFuzion’s DO-178C / DO-254 Gap Analysis in Seoul

7 Jul

Mr. YB Cho of SOaR in Korea presented AFuzion’s DO-178C and DO-254 Services at Korea’s largest aerospace conference – July 2019. Say’s Mr. Cho “AFuzion’s world-reknowned DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A services are well received and deployed in Korea. SOaR is pleased to be working with AFuzion bringing even more avionics certification services to Korea.” Additional details are found on the AFuzion homepage: https://afuzion.com/

Mr. YB Cho in Seoul Presenting AFuzion’s Solutions in Seoul’s largest aviation conference

Korea is a strong and growing aviation market, serving both military and civil aviation. Koreans favor DO-178C cost-efficiency and DO-254 fast time to market, so AFuzion’s ready-made DO-178C and DO-254 Templates for Plans, Standards, and Checklists are ideally suited to the Korean market. Korean companies have strong engineering, but appreciate AFuzion’s DO-254 Gap Analysis and DO-178C Gap Analysis to understand and then optimally close those gaps. Additional AFuzion Gap Analysis details are found here: https://afuzion.com/gap-analysis/

Adds AFuzion’s Vance Hilderman “AFuzion travels frequently to Korea, China, Singapore, Japan, and Malaysia to work with our clients there. In Korea, we’re very pleased to have Mr. YB Cho as our colleague. Our old technical whitepapers are widely distributed in Korea from folks who like yesterday’s old technology and don’t have their own, but the new AFuzion avionics development/certification whitepapers are freely downloaded from AFuzion’s site. Koreans (and the rest of the world) prefer the latest DO-178C and DO-254 information which is available freely on AFuzion’s site for download here: https://afuzion.com/avionics-safety-critical-training-whitepapers/

Free Tech Webinar June 27: “Top Safety-Critical Software Trends for 2020 & Beyond”

16 Jun

Fellow Engineers: Unless you’ve relocated to a monastery or are retiring this year (how boring!), you are concerned about the top safety-critical software trends. In this free technical webinar on June 27, 2019, AFuzion & Vector will share with you some of the best-kept secret (and some not well kept) trends for safety-critical software development. From faster development trends, to scalable architectures, to artificial intelligence, this one-hour webinar is important for virtually everyone. Choose one of three time slots – something for everyone. If you register, you can also watch the video later or forward to a friend; but only if you register. Free registration below. For technical safety-critical aviation whitepapers, download free at the AFuzion site here: https://afuzion.com/avionics-safety-critical-training-whitepapers/

Safety-critical development has rapidly emerged from its former specialty status to a mainstream juggernaut with tens of billions of Euros/Dollars in annual sales. While once a tiny specialized area, today’s IOT and reliability demands mandate “safety” throughout almost all areas of software development: automotive, aerospace, railway, industrial control, and even online transaction processing. Software cannot be made safe after it is developed so safety-critical and high-reliability software must undergo specialized design, validation, implementation, and verification: the very areas where technological change and evolution may appear to be diverging. So future safety-critical technological success requires an understanding of dynamics and predicting the future. This one-hour webinar provides AFuzion’s and Vector’s bold predictions for the near-future of safety-critical software development and what you’ll need to succeed. This webinar will address new technologies, methodologies, tools, and knowledge which will be necessary to compete in tomorrow’s world, today.

These are the registration links:

11:00am German time (2:30pm India) :  https://www.vector.com/de/de/events/global-de-en/webinars/2019/701120057-future-trends-in-safety-critical-software-development/

04:00pm German time  (10:00am US East Coast Time) : https://www.vector.com/de/de/events/global-de-en/webinars/2019/701613406-future-trends-in-safety-critical-software-development/

08:00pm German time: (11:am, US Pacific Time) https://www.vector.com/de/de/events/global-de-en/webinars/2019/706095681-future-trends-in-safety-critical-software-development/ ority49 \lsd

Safety-critical development has rapidly emerged from its former specialty status to a mainstream juggernaut with tens of billions of Euros/Dollars in annual sales. While once a tiny specialized area, today’s IOT and reliability demands mandate “safety” throughout almost all areas of software development: automotive, aerospace, railway, industrial control, and even online transaction processing. Software cannot be made safe after it is developed so safety-critical and high-reliability software must undergo specialized design, validation, implementation, and verification: the very areas where technological change and evolution may appear to be diverging. So future safety-critical technological success requires an understanding of dynamics and predicting the future. This one-hour webinar provides AFuzion’s and Vector’s bold predictions for the near-future of safety-critical software development and what you’ll need to succeed. This webinar will address new technologies, methodologies, tools, and knowledge which will be necessary to compete in tomorrow’s world, today.

For detailed Technical Aviation Certification terms, see AFuzion’s Tech Terms page here: https://afuzion.com/tech-info/

Avionics Engineers: Plan your September Travel to San Diego for America’s Largest Development Conference: DASC 2019 !!

8 Jun

Fellow Avionics Engineers – you likely know last year’s Digital Systems Avionics Conference (DASC) in London drew hundreds of engineers.  This year 2019 is in our own backyard of San Diego, Sept 8-12.  Dozens of technical presentations, plus ½ Day Tutorials on Aviation Systems ARP4754A, Avionics Safety ARP4761, Cyber-Security DO-326A, and Software/UAV’s for DO-178C.

Yes, “on the water” of San Diego’s Mission Bay with ½ price hotel rooms available for a couple more weeks – bring the family and plan your vacation around this one.  I am, so see you there!

Click Here for DASC 2019 Info: https://2019.dasconline.org/

New Cyber-Security in Aviation LinkedIn Group and record Cyber-Security Class Attendance in Munich

17 Mar

New Cyber-Security in Aviation LinkedIn Group has started (join below), and big Kudos to AFuzion’s Mr. Aharon David teaching a large Aviation Cyber-Security DO-326A / ED-202A full-day course at Europe’s largest aviation event: Aerospace Tech Week in Munich last week.

Aharon’s cyber-security expertise was enjoyed by a large group of class attendees who learned about aviation’s newest requirements for Cyber-Security.  Demand was so strong that seven more classes are added for 2019 including Madrid, Italy, and DASC/San Diego.

For a free copy of AFuzion’s 20-page technical Aviation Cyber-Security paper on DO-326A and ED-202A, click here: Click here for AFuzion’s 20-age Tech Whitepaper on Aviation Cyber Security

To join the new Cyber-Security in Aviation group on LinkedIn, please click here: Click To Join Free Cyber-Security in Aviation or Engineers/Managers LinkedIn Group