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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/

AFuzion Wins Major Asian World-wide Aviation Services Contract (and Other News)

12 Jul

AFuzion is proud to win Asia’s world-wide competition for Avionics Development Services.

One of Asia’s largest aviation development companies  conducted a 2019 worldwide search for the best avionics development services company and chose … AFuzion.   Photo here of a few of their engineers at the first AFuzion meeting. This marks AFuzion’s 7th new Asian client in just the past six months.  AFuzion’s services include mentoring, consulting, DO-178C training and certification, DO-254 training and certification, and ARP4754A Systems/Safety deployment.  Also, AFuzion’s recently updated DO-178C Templates/Checklists and DO-254 Templates/Checklists are now in wide use worldwide, with over 7,000 engineers using them today … and growing.  In the past month, AFuzion has hired four new engineers:  all senior aviation, avionics, and safety veterans with 20+ years applied expertise each.  With all this growth comes additions to the corporate AFuzion office also:  a big welcome to Heather M in Web/Design, Matthew Kendall in Human Resources, and Davis Powell in Internal Operations – keep up all the great attitudes and hard work.

Also, thank you to everyone for requesting  new aviation development terms/explanations be added to our website. We followed your suggestions and added those terms along with AFuzion’s concise explanation for each. The updated AFuzion Tech Terminology for Aviation explanation page is updated and live here:  https://afuzion.com/tech-info/  

Also, AFuzion has added three new technical aviation development training courses on RTOS’s, Multi-Core Computing / CAST-32A, and AS9115A Quality Systems Management.  Each of these courses has been given at least three times in 2019 so far so thanks to all for suggesting we add these courses as well – keep your suggestions coming and AFuzion will do its best to follow-up.  AFuzion Aviation Development Training course information is available here: https://afuzion.com/training/

Finally, the annual IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)  is coming to USA’s  San Diego September 8-11. North America’s largest avionics development technical conference with 50+ presentations, 15+ Tutorials, and amazing guest speakers/panels covering all the important topics.  Details here: https://2019.dasconline.org/pages/tutorial-schedule

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/

Santa, All We Want For New Year 2019 is … Seven More Avionics Engineers!

4 Jan

OK, time for honesty:  did everyone get what they wanted from Santa Claus ten days ago?!?   Yes, Santa was good for everyone here at AFuzion Inc. with our record-breaking year doubling last year’s $ results.  But one thing (actually seven things) were missing from under the Tree … yes, Engineers.

You see, we’ve been steadily increasing staff here the past five years to keep up with our growing business in 25 countries.  At our December planning meeting, we actually wrote a letter to Santa asking him ” Santa, please bring us 9 more engineers. To start work Jan 7, 2019.”  Really.  Now folks, all of us either have children, know children, or are still children.  My kids even say I’m just a big child during the holidays.  We BELIEVE in Santa Claus. (Santa, are you listening?)  When we were kids, we usually got some of what we wanted.  But this year, Santa only brought us two engineers.  2.  T-W-O.    Santa, can you spell “N I N E”?  As in “9”.  We asked for 9.  We got 2.

Santa, do you not do math at the North Pole?  When Susie or Johnnie ask for a new bike, do you simply bring them one tire?  Yes, the two engineers you brought were great. Really.  Truly.  Top 10% of their field which is our minimum standard.  Thank you Santa.  But again we asked for Nine.  We got TWO …

Santa, if you are listening, we won’t tell anyone if you secretly make another trip to our chimney and bring us seven more engineers.  Yes, these are for the USA so must be USA citizens.  Yes, these are for the western USA so hopefully they want to live in Los Angeles, Phoenix, or Dallas.  Please Santa, if you can’t bring the engineers directly to us, please just send us their contact info or CV to our email at info@afuzion.com.  Otherwise Santa, we’re going to spread the word that you sleep in funny red pajamas and live off cookies, milk, and … reindeer meat.  Santa, really.  Lay off the reindeer – just send us great Engineers please. ASAP!!!

Yours truly,

All the Engineers (Elves) at AFuzion Inc.

AFuzion Releases All-New Requirements Whitepaper for DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A Software, Hardware, and Systems

20 Dec

 

AFuzion Inc. today announces the free availability of its newest technical whitepaper: “Requirements for Safety-Critical & Avionics Software, Hardware, and Systems”.  Previously available only to AFuzion’s 300+ clients, this latest paper is now available for free download from AFuzion’s whitepaper page.   Says Jeff Stevenson, AFuzion’s Business Manager:  “When AFuzion was smaller, we did business with 30-40% of the world’s avionics companies. But now the majority of them are AFuzion’s clients and our  technical papers are so widely distributed it only makes sense to make them fully available to all engineers worldwide.  The key is Safety, combined with efficiency and quality, so we’re adding a little year-end Holiday Cheer and making AFuzion’s latest paper publicly available.”

Adds Vance Hilderman, AFuzion’s Chief Technical Office and the author of this paper: “System, Software, and Hardware requirements are truly the key to safety-critical project success.  As we have taught 20,000 engineers in our AFuzion courses, Requirements development, management, and refinement are the true keys to project success. ARP4754 System requirements, DO-178C software requirements, and DO-254 hardware requirements development is both a science and an art. This paper describes how to build better systems faster and cheaper via Requirements.  Few things in life, or in aviation, are simple. But that truism is.”

This latest AFuzion paper is 14-pages filled with detailed information on creating, managing, refining, and validating requirements. Remember, verification means “does the implementation meet the requirements”, whereas validation asks “and do we have the ‘right’ requirements”.  This AFuzion paper shows why Validation is more important than Verification because without the right requirements, it is largely irrelevant if they are then verified.  Indeed. 

AFuzion has created perhaps the world’s largest library of technical whitepapers for safety-critical and aviation development. AFuzion’s decade’s old papers are still distributed by former employees (with the author’s name accidentally removed and replaced), but all AFuzion’s latest papers are freely available to clients.  Anyone is allowed to download up to two papers for free, so no reason to refer to the decades-old versions passed around elsewhere. 

For a free download, simply click here or go the AFuzion website under Whitepapers: Click Here For Free AFuzion Whitepaper Download

AFuzion Launches New CAST-32A Multi-Core Processing Training

18 Nov

AFuzion’s new CAST-32A Multi-Core Processing for Avionics and Safety-Critical developers has launched with strong acclaim. The future of embedded processing is via multi-core processors as the need for added processing power has surpassed the ability of CPU’s to keep up. However, multi-core processors utilize shared cache, shared memory, and shared communications I/O. This sharing between the MCP cores produces potential interference which can violate the very “determinism” requisite for certifiable safety-critical systems. For example, avionics DO-178C and DO-254 require adherence to CAST-32A recently updated by the worldwide Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST).

CAST-32A is the worldwide (America, Europe, Asia) Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) guidance for ensuring safe implementation of Multi-Core Processing (MCP) within avionics systems. Increasingly MCP’s are used in avionics and understanding what must be done to plan for, implement, and verify deterministic “safe” MCP development via CAST-32A is the focus of this AFuzion 2-day private training course. Attendees will understand how to utilize multiple-cores providing simultaneous operations using deterministically shared resources such as cache, memory, and communications and performing MCP CAST-32A Interference Analysis. Attendees will also learn how to work with RTOS vendors and RTOS’s themselves to comply with CAST-32A and develop safer avionics.  For a free technical whitepaper on CAST-32A, download here: Click Here for Free AFuzion Technical Whitepaper “Understanding CAST-32A

 

CAST-32A is increasingly relevant to avionics developers but users find it vague and challenging to understand. AFuzion’s 2-day CAST-32A Training teaches attendees how to properly understand, deploy, and verify MCP-based applications. AFuzion’s training was recently provided with our industry partner Lynx Software to 45 senior MCP developers in Huntsville Alabama and it was a resounding success; all the attendees stated it was highly worthwhile and crisply delivered to provide a true practical understanding of CAST-32A deployment for avionics via DO-178C and DO-254. AFuzion’s CAST32A training syllabus is summarized below, with full details at AFuzion’s website, https://afuzion.com/training/cast-32a-multi-core-processing-training/

 

KEY FEATURES:

  • CAST-32A Introduction
  • Summary of DO-178C, for Multi-Core usage
  • RTOS Introduction & Scheduling, Processes, Tasks, and Threads
  • MCP What & Why
  • DO-178C & MCP – Plans, Standards, Activities
  • CAST-32A MCP Robust Partitioning Principles
  • RTOS Specifics – Technical Info
  • DO-254 & MCP
  • MCP Cert, Deadlines, Benchmarks & Reports
  • Overview: IMA, ARP4754A, ARP4761 & MCP
  • IMA & CAST-32A Modules and Partitioning
  • DO-178C’s & MCP Requirements, Design & Verification –
  • MCP & CAST-32A Best Practices for Planning, Testing, & Certification
  • MCP & CAST-32A WCET Mistakes & Best Practices