Afuzion Helps Us Understand DO-178C

Aviation has been helping humans’ cross oceans, transport goods across the world, and has taken us to some of the most remote places imaginable. Today, aviation has gone through massive changes, and new software and technology have been introduced to ensure the safety and improvement of aircraft and its technical capabilities. Afuzion has been a key stakeholder in the advancement in safety-critical services in the aviation industry – ensuring certification, training, and gap analysis for DO-178C.

Afuzion has managed to capture years of aviation management and engineering skills under one roof, making an impossible task attainable for innovative aviation professionals to highlight the key understanding of aviation safety and aircraft software improvements.

Who is Afuzion?

Afuzion, a global leader for the overall improvement of technical aviation knowledge focuses primarily on the training, gap analysis, templates, and certification of safety-critical systems. Their main focus has been the overall establishment and equalizing of DO-178C, known as the “Bible of aviation software development.”

What services are offered by Afuzion?

With several prominent aviation clients, Afuzion has helped various people in the avionics industry with certification training, safety-critical systems, gap analysis, auditing & mentoring, and process improvement. Their rendered services aren’t limited, as Afuzion has been at the forefront for years, becoming a critical partner in the overall safety and improvement of not only DO-178C certification – but the overall justification for modernization and adaption.

What is DO-178C and its impact on the aviation industry?

The DO-178C or “Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification,” a meek title compared to the weight it carries throughout the industry has been around since the mid-1980s. In more theoretical aspects, DO-178C has been created to establish a framework or template for which development personnel and certain certification authorities can fully understand avionics software, its development, and ensure careful examination of established industry standards.

 Considering the above, the approach towards DO-178C is straightforward, and Afuzion has used various methods and theoretical understandings to ensure its training programs run along the lines of DO-178 guidelines. More so, DO-178C has several underlined categories and objectives.

Types of DO-178C categories and objectives

Depending on the type of software you’re developing for your DO-178C, the more intense or complex your software may become, the more objectives for your DO-178C must be established. Once you understand the level of software and the criticality thereof, only then you will know which 178 must be satisfied with the software.

Integral Processes for DO-178C

The three main integral processes for establishing 178C are (in order) – Planning, Development, and Correctness. It’s important to note that each of these various subcategories needs to be carefully reviewed and understood.

Important DO-178C Plans highlighted by Afuzion

During Afuzion training and mentoring, the team focuses strongly on five main plans including, Plan Software Aspects of Certification, Software Quality Assurance, Software Configuration Management Plan, Software Development Plan, and Software Verification Plan.

Who will use DO-178C?

Avionics software development and certification personnel. For more information on DO-178C, who, where, and why it is used, watch this video from the Afuzion YouTube channel.