Guidance for Software Tool Qualification (DO-330) C2007

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

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

Software technology for airborne and ground-based operations has changed and software development teams frequently need guidance on tools for the development, verification, transformation, testing, modification and control of software programs. Developed in support of DO-178C or CO-278A, RTCA DO-330 explains the process and objectives for qualifying software tools and facilitates the compliance of airborne products. This course provides a thorough overview of the core concepts and the utilization of DO-330 to support its objectives and airworthiness requirements for tool qualification, the assessment process, level, tool life cycle, tool qualification data, and more.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the background, purpose and airworthiness objectives of DO-330
  • Describe how to assess whether a tool needs to be qualified and define tool qualification level
  • Define how to save qualification costs by correctly managing different Tool Operational Requirements (TORs)
  • Identify effective reuse of previously qualification data to demonstrate compliance in new projects
  • Identify decent tool lifecycle according to the tool qualification level and the specific characteristic of the tool
  • Apply appropriate tool identification activities for Commercial Off-The-Self (COTS) tools

Who Should Attend

Engineers in aviation airworthiness management.


It is recommended participants have basic understanding of DO-178C (or DO-278A) and software engineering, and bachelor degree in a technical area.


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

Yunming Wang

Dr. Wang is the CTO of Shanghai Aviation Technologies Co., Ltd. During his research and work 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.

Dr. WANG has published dozens of technical papers in China and abroad. He has also authored a book, Best Practice for Airborne Software Production Workflow. Dr. Yunming WANG obtained his B. S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Computer Science from Fudan University, his PhD in Computer Science from INRIA.

Duration: 1 Day
CEUs: .7

Fees: $368.00

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