Applying DO-254 for Avionics Hardware Development and Certification C1703

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

The avionics hardware industry world-wide is now commonly required to follow DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware for literally all phases of development: Safety, Requirements, Design, Logic Implementation, V&V, Quality Assurance, etc. The DO-254 standard is a companion to the software DO-178B standard; however, there are many differences between hardware and software which must be understood. 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. Attendees 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 ARP-4761 for Safety and ARP-4754A for Systems Development.
Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, 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 seminar is designed for avionics hardware managers, engineers, quality assurance and certification professionals.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

  • DO-254 Basics
    • Avionics ecosystem
    • Relationship to ARP-4754A and ARP-4761
    • Avionics safety
    • Avionics systems
  • Hardware Development Planning
    • Criticality levels
    • Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC)
    • Hardware Process Assurance Planning (HPAP)
    • Hardware Configuration Management Planning (HCMP)
    • Hardware Development Planning (HDP) -requirements, conceptual design, detailed design, and integration
    • Hardware Verification Planning (HVP) - reviews, tests, and analysis
  • Hardware Verification and Validation Details
    • Robustness testing
    • Element analysis and structural coverage
    • Hardware validation
    • Hardware reviews and certification
  • Hardware Traceability
  • Common Avionics Hardware Development Mistakes and How to Prevent Them
  • Avionics Hardware and DO-254 Best Practices
  • Avionics Hardware and DO-254 Gap Analysis
    • Common gaps
    • Cost estimation 
    • Project management and SOI's
    • Hardware review checklist walkthrough 
Vance Hilderman

Since 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 DO-178B & DO-254 , Mr. Hilderman donates all royalties to the Boy Scouts of America.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Format: Classroom

Event ID: LM137

Location: To Be Determined, California

Session Info:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fees: $1,299.00

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