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DO-178C Top Success Secrets – Free 1 Hour Recorded Webinar by AFuzion Inc.

31 Jul

DO-178C Top Technical Success Secrets – Free 1 Hour Recorded Webinar

This free recorded DO-178C webinar details the top 10 DO-178C & ED-12C secrets,  particularly focused on FAA & EASA compliance. Increasingly DO-178C compliance is being required worldwide, and not only for the commercial aircraft it was originally intended for: helicopters, UAV’s, military aircraft, satellite systems and more must comply with DO-178C. The veracity of industry myths will be discussed along with best practices for cost-effective DO-178C implementation. The Top 10 technical success secrets for typical software development activities will be detailed along with details on Best Practicess.

Attendees Will Learn:
* True intent of DO-178C by senior engineers with 100+ years of DO-178A, DO-178B, and DO-178C experience
* Common DO-178C compliance gaps which worldwide Certification authorities focus upon
* Best practices of the world’s top avionics companies by engineers who have worked for 95 of them
* Top DO-178C mistakes, and how to avoid them, by the world’s #1 DO-178C trainer

This webinar will be facilitated and presented by Mr. Brian Foley, Mr. Vance Hilderman, and Mr. Jack Jones, all affiliated with AFuzion Inc and BRiFO. Their experience encompasses most phases of aviation software development over the past forty years.  Mr. Hilderman is the principal author of the world’s most popular books and papers on avionics development; his DO-178 training and Gap Analysis, first copyrighted in 1989 after Hughes Aircraft (Hughes Fellow), has been provided to over 10,500 engineers in 35+ countries; in the past 25 years he has provided more DO-178 training than all other trainers — combined.

Who Should Attend?
Aviation personnel including Engineers, Managers, Safety, Software, Test, Systems, Quality Assurance, and Proposal engineers.

Access this free 1 hour technical DO-178C webinar here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7350945891265140228

For additional information on DO-178C Training, go here:  http://afuzion.com/avionics-safety-critical-training/

For additional information on DO-178C Gap Analysis, go here: http://afuzion.com/gap-analysis/

For free DO-178C whitepapers, go here:  http://afuzion.com/avionics-safety-critical-training-whitepapers/

AFuzion Launches World’s First ADS-B Training for Avionics Engineers

28 Apr


AFuzion Inc has developed the world’s first ADS-B training course intended for avionics engineers and managers.  Selected by Aviation Electronics Europe to provide this training to paying students, AFuzion taught the ADS-B class to engineers from over 14 different worldwide companies in Munich, Germany on April 21, 2016.  The full-day ADS-B course provided students with basic knowledge to deploy Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast avionics systems.

AFuzion’s ADS-B class covers:

  • Background and technical context of ADS-B; what is really involved.
  • Ins and Outs of ADS-B: how to leverage ADS-B “In” and ADS-B “Out” in avionics solutions
  • Why is ADS-B mandatory, and what are costs versus benefits?
  • Today’s versus Tomorrow’s ADS-B solutions: how will avionics evolve for ADS-B?
  • Top ADS-B development risks and how to certify ADS-B for EASA & FAA
  • Applying ADS-B Best Practices


In 1989, AFuzion’s founder Vance Hilderman brought the world the first public avionics training for DO-178A. By 1997, his personally copyrighted DO-178B training had been provided to over 1,000 engineers worldwide.  By 2004, that number had grown to 3,500 avionics engineers training in DO-178B and DO-160. By 2012 he had personally taught over 7,000 persons and today he has provided his long-time personally copyrighted avionics development training regimens to over 10,500 engineers worldwide.

Attendees at Munich’s ADS-B training had this to say about this world-first training on April 21, 2016:

“I want to thank you for two day excellent training and making this expo fun, “truly” not “surely” ;)”   Olivera J.

“I had a great day yesterday! Thank you very much for some good insights on ADS-B.” Werner W.

“Your course was very interesting for me to get the whole picture on ADS-B, as I’m up to now was mainly  digging on details in some of the standard documents you have mentioned.”  Dr.  Manfred S.

“It was really a great presentation, smooth and easy to understand.”  Jamal N.

Evening Vance and thank you again for another great day of learning.” Andrew R.

I would like to thank you for the presentation you delivered today. I found it very interesting, which can be a tough task when discussing ADS-B. “   Anthony H.

More ADS-B Facts and information on AFuzion’s ADSB Training:


In the 1940’s, “radar” was introduced to aviation with great results. For 70 years, radar-based aviation ruled the skies, both on the ground and in the air. While still useful, GPS and satellite-based position information is vastly more capable than radar:  Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) uses GPS and satellites to determine aircraft position and broadcast that position to the world, in real-time.  ADS-B will soon be mandatory world-wide; it will promote better aviation safety and situational awareness while opening up myriad business and technological solutions to aviation …


Avionics manufacturers and aviation data suppliers worldwide have jumped on ADS-B for two reasons:  government mandates and business opportunities.  Government mandates ADS-B equipment to improve aircraft safety and reduce physical separation between aircraft to mitigate congestion. But ADS-B promises new business opportunities for aviation suppliers, just as personal computers and the internet did for consumers decades ago.


This fast-paced course is intended for aviation professionals seeking a better understanding of the “Ins” and “Outs” of ADS-B:  how it works, why it’s mandatory, what it means, and technological aspects to maximize success.    ADS-B from the ground up is described, literally, beginning with ground stations and receivers/transmitters.  The role of GPS and satellites is described, along with avionics requirements to meet the ADS-B mandate.  The new ADS-B “In” capability is described along with the potential for supplying fee-based data services to aircraft and the opportunities such entail.  The facts you need to succeed with ADS-B are presented in this one-day course.


Additional information on AFuzion training can be found here:  http://afuzion.com/avionics-safety-critical-training/


Keynote Speech: Top 2016 Aero Trends

12 Jan

At a recent Keynote address, AFuzion CEO Mr. Vance Hilderman presented his “Technology Forecast: Top Trends for Aerospace” in a fast-paced 25 minute presentation to a full house at Electronic Valley in Ankara.   Tailored for Turkey, he also posed a brief quiz to test the listener’s knowledge and forecasting ability.  Will Mr. Hilderman’s predictions prove True or False, Prescient or Whimsical?  You decide.   Listen to his Keynote Speech here as you plan for success in 2016.




Hardcopies of the Keynote presentation are available by request at the following AFuzion url:  http://afuzion.com/contact-2/