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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

 

Aviation Cyber Security & DO-326A: The New 2019 Mandates

15 Jan

Aviation Cyber Security will be perhaps the largest new development affecting all avionics developers and aircraft integrators for 2019.

Are you ready?  If not, read below for a free technical 1-hour tutorial webinar on February 7th and also training in Munich at Aviation Tech Week on March 12, 2019. To sign up for the free Feb 7 webinar, click here:   Click Here To Watch 1-Hour AFuzion DO-326A / ED202A Aviation Cyber-Security Webinar/Recording

To register for the March 12 Munich Aviation Week Aviation Security Training, click here: Aviation Security 1-Day Training Info & Registration Munich March 12

Aviation Security – it’s imperative in 2019 to develop an understanding of what is required for new avionics/aircraft development and operations via the new mandatory DO-326A/ED-202A documents.

The DO-326A/ED-202A set of documents is all about the mitigation of the aviation/aircraft safety effects of “Intentional Unauthorized Electronic Interaction (IUEI)”, a.k.a. “Cyber Threats”, and which were explicitly excluded from the classic DO-178/ED-12/ARP4754 set.

DO-326A/ED-202A & DO-356A/ED-203A focus upon type certification during the first three phases of an aircraft (including avionics) type: 1) Initiation, 2) Development or Acquisition, and 3) Implementation. Their companions DO-355/ED-204 focus upon security for continued airworthiness. DO-326A/ED-202A currently has 3 (three) companion documents: ED-201, DO-355/ED-204 and DO-356A / ED-203A, and a few more planned. DO-326A / ED202A provide requirements and objectives in a similar fashion to DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A; while the DO-326A guidance is just that, certification authorities increasingly assess DO-326A compliance as added requirements for aviation suppliers.

The DO-326A/ED-202A set currently applies to fixed-wing aircraft (Part 25), with clear FAA recommendations for the adaptation/tailoring of DO-326A/ED-202A for general aviation (Part 23),rotorcraft (Parts 27 and 29), engines (Part 33) and propellers (Part 35), and clear indications of it will increasingly being applied to these other aircraft including military beginning in 2022 or thereafter.

DO-326A/ED-202A is “Airworthiness Security Process Specification”, used to mitigate effects of intentional electrical equipment intrusion, a.k.a. “IUEI” (Intentional Unauthorized Electronic Interaction) which could impact aircraft safety. DO-326A/ED-202A currently has 3 (three) companion documents: ED-201, DO-355/ED-204 and DO-356A / ED-203A (see below for detailed information) , and a few more planned. DO-326A / ED202A provide requirements and objectives in a similar fashion to DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A; while the DO-326A guidance is just that, certification authorities increasingly assess DO-326A compliance as added requirements for aviation suppliers. Currently, DO-326A/ED-202A only applies to larger commercial aircraft, greater than 19 seats, hence is for Part 25 fixed-wing aircraft, however – clear FAA recommendations already exist for the adaptation/tailoring of DO-326A/ED-202A for general aviation (Part 23),rotorcraft (Parts 27 and 29), engines (Part 33) and propellers (Part 35). AFuzion’s participation in various committees and client work indicates DO-326/ED-202 will increasingly be applied to these other aircraft including military beginning in 2022 or thereafter. DO-326A focuses upon type certification during the first three phases of an aircraft (including avionics) type: 1) Initiation, 2) Development or Acquisition, and 3) Implementation. See DO-355/ED-204 below which focuses upon security for continued airworthiness.

Avionics and aircraft manufacturers need to address both developmental and operational aspects of their aircraft/systems. This ecosystem of secure safety within aviation development and operation focuses upon prevention of malware entering the avionics systems while they are being developed or data-loaded, and also during flight operations where such malware (or external hacking) could alter intended aircraft operations and safety.

As their titles suggest, ED-201 serves as the top-level “WHY” guide for the entire information security process. DO-326A/ED-202A define the “WHAT”, including risk assessment for ARP4761A; DO-356A/ED-203A comprise the “HOW” – more or less the “security-companions” of DO-178C/ED-12C et al; DO-355/ED-204 are the “WHAT THEN” – feeding to ARP5150; and the new ED-205 is for the ground (CNS/ATM, e.g. companions to DO-278A), more or less the “security-companions” of DO-278A/ED-109A, et al. Where the base aviation guidelines (DO-178C, DO-254, DO-278A, ARP4754A,…) suggest safe and verifiable engineering processes, the aforementioned security-related documents provide guidance and rules which augment those engineering processes for security intrusions and extend through aircraft operations. For DO-326A / ED-202A Guidance, DO-326A Training, DO-326A Mentoring, or DO-326A Gap Analysis, contact AFuzion.

For information on private DO-326A Training and ED-202A Training, see the AFuzion training page for more details here: AFuzion Cyber Security Training Info Click Here