DO-178C Advanced Training C1740

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This seminar is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).

With the development of Chinese civil aviation industry, airborne software gains in importance.  During the previsous certification process of ARJ21 aircraft, airborne software caused concern.  Now, the process to certify C919 aircraft has reached its peak.  In this context, learning how to correctly understand and strictly meet the objectives DO-178C becomes essential for the people who develop airborne software. 

This three-day seminars facilitated the correct interpretation of the DO-178C objectives.  Software engineers must meet these objectives, and software inspectors/DERs must ensure compliance with these objectives. RTCA DO-178C is the global foundation needed to tackle the difficulties in real application of software development. Compliance with the objectives of DO-178C is the primary means for meeting airworthiness requirements and obtaining approval of airborne software in TC/STC/TSO, etc. 

Being able to correctly interpret the DO-178C objectives alone is not enough for software engineers to meet these objectives or for software inspectors/DERs to justify the compliance with these objectives.  They still need to understand the profound foundation and rationales of DO-178C in order to tackle different situations and various difficulties in real applications.   

We explain the rationale of DO-178C, the concept of certification credits, and analyze how it guarantees the safety of airborne software with an acceptable level of confidence.  We will then analyze the topics such as traceability, change impact analysis and change control, requirement coverage and structure coverage, MC/DC and Masking MC/DC, Data Coupling and Control Coupling.  This seminar will also deal with the use of DO-178C core document in combine with DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, and DO-333 when tool qualification, MBDV, formal methods, object-oriented techniques are considered.  

Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize best practices of software lifecycle data and their traceability
  • Perform software change impact analysis and change control
  • Analyze software testing requirements coverage
  • Analyze software testing structure coverage (statement coverage and decision coverage)
  • Perform unique-cause MC/DC and Masking MC/DC, meet the objective with least cost
  • Analyze data coupling and control coupling
  • Employ decent techniques such as Tool Qualification, Model Based Development and Verification, Formal Method, Object-Oriented in order to better meet DO-178C objectives
  • Utilize DO-178C core document in combination with DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, DO-333

Who Should Attend

  • Airborne software engineers
  • Aviation Certification engineers;
  • Supplier Managers
  • Response for software development/verification /CM/QA in aviation system or equipments
  • Response for airborne system or software certification related work
  • Response for supplier management, especially software suppliers
  • EE


It is recommended that attendees have bachelor degree in a technical area. Since the seminar is positioned as DO-178C Advanced Training, it would be preferable that the attendees have already attended the DO-178C Basic Training or have already acquired the basic knowledge of software airworthiness and DO-178C.

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

Dr. Yunming WANG

CTO of Shanghai Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd. 

Mr. Yunming WANG obtained his bachelor's degree from Fudan University in Mathematics Department, his Master's degree from Fudan University in Computer Science Department, his PhD from INRIA in Computer Science Department. 

During his research and working experience in France, Mr. WANG has been deeply involved in software development, software certification and tool qualification.  He has accumulated rich experience in software implementation and certification under the circumstance of airworthiness requirements based on DO-178C standard and its supplements. As a member of SC-205/WG-71, the editorial committee of DO-178C standard series, Mr. WANG participates in the formulation of DO-178C, DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, DO-333, DO-278A, DO-248C and other standards.

Since Mr. WANG returned to China, He has been providing a wide spectrum of high-level training and consulting services for domestic enterprises and institutions by introducing advanced software development technologies, promoting normative software development processes, interpreting industry standards of safety-critical software development and assisting in projects of standard application and certification. He has been offering basic training, advanced training, practical training and DER training of airworthiness standards for years.

Mr. WANG published dozens of technical papers both in China and abroad. In his book " Best Practice for Airborne Software Production Workflow”, he puts forward a mathematical model of lifecycle and a complete set of best practice which is rigorous, standardized and easy to conduct. In addition, he leads a team and develops a software lifecycle integrated development environment to implement his ideas and best practices in the book. It has been regarded as very innovative work and has won high praise from the industry.

Duration: 3 Days
CEUs: 2.0

Format: Classroom

Event ID: LM211

Location: Shanghai, China

Session Info:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fees: $824.00

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