Applying DO-254 for Avionics Hardware Development and Certification
I.D. # C1703 Duration 2 Days

This basic course introduces the intent of the DO-254 standard for commercial avionics hardware development. The content will cover many aspects of avionic hardware including, aircraft safety, systems, hardware planning, requirements, design, implementation, and testing. Participants will learn industry- best practices for real-world hardware development, common DO-254 mistakes and how to prevent them, and how to minimize risks and costs while maximizing hardware quality. The avionics hardware development process will be summarized including DO-254C's relationship to other standards including ARP4761 for safety and ARP4754A for systems development.

Learning Objectives
By attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the intent of DO-254
  • Explain how DO-254 fits into the avionics development process
  • Implement hardware planning and standard requirements
  • Assess the impact of avionic hardware requirements, design, implementation, and testing
  • Employ basic configuration management and quality assurance techniques
  • Identify how to mitigate common DO-254 risks and minimize cost while applying industry-best practices

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for avionics hardware managers, engineers, quality assurance and certification professionals.
Instructor(s): Vance Hilderman

Vance HildermanSince 1993, Mr. Vance Hilderman has worked in engineering of software and systems avionics, focusing on safety-critical avionics software, systems, hardware development, and related technical products. He is the Director of Global Services for Vector Software where he provides software development services and training. In addition, Mr. Hilderman is the primary subject matter expert in avionics software and systems at Afuzion, Inc. Previously, Mr. Hilderman founded TekSci and while serving as President and CTO, he led his company to become the largest independent avionics software services company in the world. Mr. Hilderman also co-founded HighRely Inc, an avionics certification consultancy company. Holding a BSEE and MBA from Gonzaga, along with a Masters in Computer Engineering from USC (Hughes Fellow), Mr. Hilderman is the principal author of dozens of technical whitepapers, plus the world¿s best-selling book on avionics development/certification. Published by Avionics Communications and titled  Avionics Certification ¿ A Complete Guide to DO178B & DO254, Mr. Hilderman donates all royalties to the Boy Scouts of America.

Fees: $1299 SAE Members: $1169


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