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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/

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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/

New DO-160 Avionics Testing Technical Whitepaper by AFuzion – Free Download

7 Jan

AFuzion has released its new DO-160 Avionics Testing Whitepaper, available today for free download here: Click Here to download AFuzion’s DO-160 Technical Whitepaper – Free.

Do you know DO-160?  Here’s a quick summary; simply download AFuzion’s free technical DO-160 paper for details.

DO-160, “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”, applies to virtually all commercial avionics systems and many other forms of airborne equipment. In the case of DO-160, the title is quite revealing, as DO-160:

  • Pertains to environmental testing, not logic execution or developmental processes
  • Provides explicit, independent test criteria which must be attained to achieve equipment certification
  • Applies to airborne equipment and expected worst-case environmental conditions which could potentially be encountered during aircraft operations

 

Essentially, DO-160 mandates tests which prove the equipment will continue to operate as desired in worst-case environmental conditions which could potentially occur in an aircraft. The purpose of which is safety, whereas commercial aspects are not important to DO-160 per se. Some people fondly call DO-160 the “Shake And Bake” test regimen, because early DO-160 testing was based upon subjecting the hardware to extreme vibration and temperature conditions. But DO-160 has always been more than “shake and bake” and the most recent versions introduce many additional forms of testing including pressure, salt, water, RF, magnetism, lightning, and many more environmental conditions.

Before proceeding further, please ponder a little quiz …

  • T / F:   DO-160 applies solely to electronic hardware.
  • T / F:   DO-160 can be used to measure service life and MBTF.
  • T / F:   DO-160 testing is typically performed simultaneously to performance and functionality testing of the hardware/software logic
  • T / F:   DO-160 is predominantly concerned with temperature and vibration testing.
  • T / F:   DO-160 is a static document and rarely updated.
  • T / F:   DO-160 testing should all be performed on the same piece of equipment.

 

Do you know all the answers? A couple of them are tricky, but reading AFuzion’s full and free DO-160 paper will help.

 

 

DO-160 has a long pedigree. While the first version was released in 1975, it is derived from DO-138 which dates back to 1958, making it one of the older aviation certification documents still applicable today, albeit in its latest revision. Although many of the other “DO” documents pertain to specific aspects of hardware, software, systems, and processes, DO-160 is often considered the grandfather since almost all these systems must ultimately pass DO-160 testing.

 

DO-160 is essentially equipment environmental testing to Minimal Operational Performance Standards (MOPS), where testing is to be performed in a certified laboratory environment with certified & calibrated equipment. Such a laboratory environment means the tests are objective, standardized worldwide, and repeatable. Typically these tests are performed at testing centers which are independent of the design, though larger companies may have their own dedicated DO-160 test environments. Non-certified laboratories or equipment are useful ‘engineering tools’ to increase design confidence and decrease actual certified laboratory test time. The successful conclusion of a DO-160 test campaign is an accepted Test Report (desirably, but not necessarily with all ‘pass’). A well-written Test Report is not a trivial task, and in this context would include the certified laboratory(ies) and a list of the test articles, which includes the calibrated test equipment. The DO-160 testing would follow a previously written and customer accepted Test Procedure, being referenced in a Test Plan.

For DO-160 Training or additional information, click here or contact AFuzion: AFuzion’s Avionics Development Training – Info & Contact Click Here.

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