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We are a group of industry players in the field of Airborne electronics and Electronic Design Automation:

  • Aerospace companies,
  • Certification Experts and Trainers,
  • Tool vendors,
  • Component Manufacturers,
  • Subcontractors…

We decided to work together in order to save time for understanding and management of DO-254 projects.

We want to improve the applicants knowledge level and support the challenges of both EASA / FAA certification. DO-254 introduced a lot of confusion and uncertainty from customers related to consistency of applying DO-254 across the board. We saw a culture change and want to facilitate and understand the value and share lessons learned.

We know that what’s required between programs can be radically different. We understand that every Project, every DER, every audit has a different story!

The initiative is animated by Assystem Technologies for Europe, and is animated by Patmos (FAA DER) for US.

In this group we discuss best (or good) practices among other things : certification issues, feedbacks and crossed experiences, discussions between stakeholders (see below), DO-254 oriented tool improvements, additional packages for COTS and IPs, clarification requests sent to the Certification Authorities (CAST),…

Equivalent User Groups will be launched in 2011 for DO178C (Software), ARP4754A (Aircraft & Complex Systems) and other updated standards, in the framework of the Certification Together initiative.

Who can join ?

Additional companies can join if :

  • They are users on projects (aircraft or engine manufacturers, system or equipment suppliers)
  • They have experience of DAL A/B projects
  • They have experience of audits in several contexts (EASA, FAA, TCCA,…)
  • The representative proposed has the proper technical skills and availability for the topics we discuss,
  • They can host about 1 meeting every 2 years on their site.

Industry

Aerospace companies joined efforts to quickly climb the learning curve together, share experiences, propose to Certification Authorities a common approach on technical topics, and express a common need towards other industry players : tool vendors, experts, component manufacturers..

  • Airbus / Aircraft Manufacturer
  • Airbus / Internal equipment supplier
  • Airbus Defense & Space
  • Airbus Helicopters
  • AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH
  • SAAB
  • Oxytronic
  • Thales (several Units)
  • Rockwell-Collins
  • Safran Electrical & Power
  • Safran Electronics & Defense
  • Hensoldt
  • GE Aviation UK
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Elbit Systems
  • Honeywell
  • Assystem Technologies

Experts & Trainers

Experts bring their experience of the Certification context, from the aircraft level to the PLD levels, and animate exchanges inside the group for mutual benefits.

Embedded Electronics: Development of FPGA, System On Chip, digital / analog electronic boards, power electronics and RF (up to 40 GHZ). Embedded Software: Driver Development, BSP, Boot Loader, Firmware, Application Software, Real Time Operating System. Expertise in functional safety, packaging of electronic cards, environmental qualification and support for type certifications DO-178, DO-254 and ECSS-Q60.

| | Aeroconseil an AKKA Technologies Group subsidiary, has 26 years of experience in Design and V&V of aircraft systems, for the benefit of Airbus' Design Office in France and Europe. Aeroconseil has experts involved in ARP4754 (aircraft and complex systems), ARP4761 (safety), DO178B (Software), DO254 (Hardware) and DO160 (Environment) aspects of certification, and also has DOA/POA (Part 21 J and G) approvals. This combination of Technical and Certification oriented expertise ensures a practical approach and makes Aeroconseil a unique partner selected by all the major Aerospace companies and their subcontractors. Aeroconseil chairs the Certification Together initiative, and the European DO254 User Group.|

| | Assystem Technologies specialises in product engineering and post-development services for industrial clients operating in the aerospace, defence, automotive, transportation and manufacturing sectors. With over 9,000 employees located in around 15 countries, Assystem Technologies has cutting-edge technical know-how and proven expertise in critical and complex systems. In regards with our embedded capabilities, Assystem Technologies is an expert in the study and development of electronics and software solutions:

  • Embedded Electronics: Development of FPGA, System On Chip, digital / analog electronic boards, power electronics and RF (up to 40 GHZ).
  • Embedded Software: Driver Development, BSP, Boot Loader, Firmware, Application Software, Real Time Operating System.
  • Expertise in functional safety, packaging of electronic cards, environmental qualification and support for type certifications DO-178, DO-254 and ECSS-Q60.|

Component Manufacturers

Component Manufacturers committed to work with Aerospace companies and provide additional information like internal data, service experience, additional documentation,…

Xilinx Inc, who is the inventor of Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is World Wide n°1 PLD supplier with more than 50% market share. XILINX has demonstrated an unwavering commitment over 15 years to bringing leading-edge programmable technology to military temperature and radiation-tolerant application from Space to Base. Regardless a dedicated Aerospace & Defense business unit, XILINX has developed complete programmable solutions with silicon, software and design support for military/defense, Space and Avionics. XILINX address the transformational requirements of today’s A&D programs with unprecedented flexibility and higher performance, lower power architectures.

Solution Providers, Subcontractors,...

Suppliers committed to make an additional effort in understanding and integration of DO-254 objectives in their internal processes. Thanks to this additional effort and investment, Aerospace companies can sollicitate them with a higher level of confidence

Oxytronic is a French electronic equipment design and manufacturing company for Aerospace and Defense areas. Oxytronic offers standard equipment for IFE (In-Flight-Entertainment), control boxes, backlit panels, as well as specific developments (FPGA, boards). Thanks to the integration of Barco Silex France teams early 2017, Oxytronic is now a World leader in DO-254 airborne electronics, able to provide full equipment including DO-254 electronics up to DAL-A. Many hardware developments have been certified by EASA and FAA for the following programs: Airbus A380/A350/A320/A320neo, Airbus A400M, NH90, Rafale, Falcon 5X, Comac C919, Boeing 737max, Embraer KC-390, Cessna Citation, etc..
TTTech Computertechnik AG is the leading supplier of technology and software products in the field of time-triggered systems and TTP® (Time-Triggered Protocol). TTP® is an open and modular platform technology for distributed embedded computing and networking in cross industry applications e.g. aerospace systems and off-highway vehicles. TTTech products enable developers of aerospace systems to deliver reliable embedded systems quickly and efficiently. Products/Services: TTP-Tools, COTS Embedded Software, IP, Silicon, Hardware to Services and Training. TTP® aerospace safety at automotive cost.
IOxOS Technologies is an electronic design company offering innovative solutions to system integrators in the aerospace, physics and telecommunication industries. It combines its hardware design expertise with engineering, consulting and training services covering both hardware and software with the aim of fulfilling the customer requirements from the initial specification to the final implementation, validation, verification and system integration. In the aerospace domain, IOxOS Technologies assures the highest level of reliability in the design of safety critical airborne applications thanks to its combined RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 expertise. The complex electronic design is complemented with consulting services, from gap analysis to supporting processes management.
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