Wednesday 29th March

Certified Training
The New Aviation Safety Paradigm ARP4761A Is Coming: What’s Next?
10:30  to  14:00 v Room: F106

SAE’s ARP4761: “Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment” has been the “law of the land” for airborne systems certification for over a quarter of a century, since 1996. But now – a change is coming: the new ARP4761A: “Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment”, aligned with the new ARP4754B: “Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems” is being published this year.

This new document, long due, introduces improved alignment with its companion document, ARP4754B, new methodologies and improved clarity. Yet – there are already new safety paradigms, like STPA and others, warming up at SAE’s S-18, the committee developing ARP4761 & ARP4754, that are poised to reshape aviation safety later this decade – and beyond.

This fast-paced course will introduce attendees to the background, structure, basic concepts and essential practices of ARP4761A, focusing on the updates from ARP4761. A brief review of the road ahead and the new paradigms being developed will wrap up this tutorial. 3.5 Hours.

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation, aircraft, and avionics developers who must understand and comply with the new guidelines.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Aharon David. Chief WHO (White Hat Officer). AFuzion.
Certified Training
Aircraft-Cybersecurity Certification for Airlines: The DO-326/ED-202-Set Operational Aspects
14:00  to  17:30 v Room: F106

The international standards D-326A (U.S.) and ED-202A (Europe) titled "Airworthiness Security Process Specification" are the cornerstones of the "DO-326/ED-202 Set": the only Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC 20-42) by EASA for aviation cyber-security airworthiness certification, as of Jan 1st, 2021, and enroute to becoming such by the FAA. The "DO-326/ED-202 Set" includes, in addition to DO-326A/ED-202A, the companion documents DO-356A/ED-203A: "Airworthiness Security Methods and Considerations", DO-355A/ED-204A: "Information Security Guidance for Continuing Airworthiness" and the upcoming/newly-updated in only the last year – ED-201A/DO-391: "Aeronautical Information System Security (AISS) Framework Guidance", ED-205A/DO-393: "Process Standard for Security Certification / Declaration of Air Traffic Management / Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS) Ground Systems“ & ED-206/DO-392 “Guidance on Information Security Event Management”.
Although the core of the DO-326/ED-202-set caters to the development process – there are substantial parts of the set that cover the operational aspects of aircraft cybersecurity, intended for “operators” (i.e.: airlines). These parts are mostly: DO-355A/ED-204A, most of ED-206/DO-392 and some of ED-201A/DO-391.

This fast-paced course will introduce attendees to the background, structure, basic concepts and essential practices, as well as the gaps and challenges of this new, mandatory, set of standards – with a strong emphasis on the airlines/operational aspects. A brief review of the road ahead and the upcoming upgrades from various sources will wrap up this tutorial. 3.5 Hours.

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation, aircraft, and avionics developers who must understand and comply with the new Security rules.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Aharon David. Chief WHO (White Hat Officer). AFuzion.
Certified Training
Applying DO-178C / ED-12C (Europe) Avionics Software Guidelines
14:00  to  17:30 v Room: F105

Avionics systems world-wide are now mandated to follow “DO-178C or ED-12C” for literally all phases of development:  Safety, Requirements, Design, Code, Verification, Quality Assurance, etc.  DO-178C was introduced in 2012, but the predecessor versions began in the 1980’s. Growing from 100 to over 600 pages with Supplements, this new DO-178C seems complex to follow but almost all aircraft flying today must comply with it:  commercial and military planes, UAVs, and rotorcraft. First-time users often complain of costs and schedules doubling while trying to comply. But is DO-178C really complex? What are the true meanings of DO-178C? How can DO-178C be understood and applied cost-effectively the first time?  How to apply and use the Five Plans and Three Standards? What are the top mistakes when starting DO-178C projects and how to avoid them? What are typical costs and schedule impact for DO-178C and how to minimize them? What are the best practices for DO-178C avionics requirements, design, code, configuration management, test, QA, and certification? All of these topics are explained in this fast-paced Introductory DO-178C class.   Attendees receive a set of proprietary AFuzion technical whitepapers on DO-178C / ED-12C, normally $500 but free with training.  3.5 Hours.

Key Topics Include:
• Understanding DO-178C’s basic principles:  DO-178C explained for the “real world”:  yours
• Understanding DO-178C’s true intent by understanding the original authors’ goals
•  Understanding the avionics development ecosystem of Safety, Software, Hardware and Certification
•  Understanding DO-178C’s five Plans, three Standards, Requirements, Design, Code, Verification, Quality Assurance, and Configuration Management
• Think like a DO-178C auditor and pass audits the first time
•  Real-world DO-178C examples, and how to transition from DO-178B to DO-178C
• Common DO-178C initiation mistakes: from beginner to intermediate quickly
• Applying traceability, transition criteria, and quality assurance (QA) audits

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of avionics software personnel who must understand and comply with civil, eVTOL, UAV, and military DO-178C / ED-12 guidelines.   All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Vance Hilderman. CTO. AFuzion.

Thursday 30th March

Certified Training
Aviation-Cybersecurity Certification In-Practice: Introduction to the DO-326/ED-202-Set
09:30  to  13:00 v Room: F106

The international standards D-326A (U.S.) and ED-202A (Europe) titled "Airworthiness Security Process Specification" are the cornerstones of the "DO-326/ED-202 Set": the only Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC 20-42) by EASA for aviation cyber-security airworthiness certification, as of Jan 1st, 2021, and enroute to becoming such by the FAA. The "DO-326/ED-202 Set" includes, in addition to DO-326A/ED-202A, the companion documents DO-356A/ED-203A: "Airworthiness Security Methods and Considerations", DO-355A/ED-204A: "Information Security Guidance for Continuing Airworthiness" and the upcoming/newly-updated in only the last year – ED-201A/DO-391: "Aeronautical Information System Security (AISS) Framework Guidance", ED-205A/DO-393: "Process Standard for Security Certification / Declaration of Air Traffic Management / Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS) Ground Systems“ & ED-206/DO-392 “Guidance on Information Security Event Management”.
On the horizon, new aviation cybersecurity documents are already being developed, within EUROCAE WG-72/RTCA SC-216, but also (and most interestingly) – beyond these committees: by SAE, ASTM and others.

This fast-paced course will introduce attendees to the background, structure, basic concepts and essential practices, as well as the gaps and challenges of this new, mandatory, set of standards. A brief review of the road ahead and the upcoming upgrades from various sources – will wrap up this tutorial.  3.5 Hours.

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation, aircraft, and avionics developers who must understand and comply with the new Guidelines.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance.

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Aharon David. Chief WHO (White Hat Officer). AFuzion.
Certified Training
Applying DO-254 & AMC 20-152A Avionics Hardware Guidelines
09:30  to  13:00 v Room: F105

Avionics hardware world-wide is now commonly required to follow “DO-254 / ED-80” for literally all phases of development:  Safety, Requirements, Design, Logic Implementation, V&V, Process/Quality Assurance, DO-254 interpretations, etc.  And the new AC 20-152A has finally provided a necessary modernization to mandatory DO-254.  DO-254was partly copied from software’s DO-178B, but there are many differences between hardware and software which must be understood to “truly” implement DO-254.  While DO-254 may seem onerous to follow, most planes, helicopters, eVTOLs, and UAV’s flying today must comply with it:  First-time users often complain of costs and schedules doubling while trying to comply. But is DO-254 really complex and how does it apply to Complex Electronic Hardware, COTS, and COTS IP? What are the true meanings of DO-254? How can DO-254 be understood and applied cost-effectively the first time?  What are the top mistakes when starting DO-254 projects and how to avoid them? What are the best practices for avionics hardware requirements, design, logic implementation, configuration management, V&V, PA/QA, and certification?   All of these topics are explained in this fast-paced Basic DO-254 class.  Attendees receive a set of proprietary AFuzion technical whitepapers on DO-254 / ED-80, normally $500 but free with training.  3.5 Hours.

Key Topics Include:
• Understanding DO-254’s basic principles:  DO-254 explained for the “real world”:  yours
• Understanding DO-254’s true intent by understanding the original authors’ goals
• Understanding the avionics development ecosystem of Safety, Hardware, Systems and Certification, including CEH, COTS, and COTS IP for avionics hardware
• Understanding AC 20-152A and AMC 20-152A; DO-254’s latest mandatory Interpretation
• Understanding DO-254’s five Plans, plus Standards; includes Requirements, Design, Logic, V&V, Quality/Process Assurance, and Configuration Management
• Common DO-254 initiation mistakes: from beginner to intermediate quickly  
• Think like a DO-254 auditor and pass audits the first time
• Understanding and applying AMC 20-152A, CAST-27, and EASA-CM-SWCEH-001 for avionics hardware development per ED-80 and DO-254
• Basic DO-254 for COTS IP, FPGA’s,

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of avionics hardware/systems personnel who must understand and comply with civil, eVTOL, UAV, and military DO-254 / ED-80 and AMC 20-152A guidelines.   All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Vance Hilderman. CTO. AFuzion.
Certified Training
Basics of Model Based Development for Systems/Software
09:30  to  13:00 v Room: F104

Model-Based Development (MBD) via DO-331 is becoming increasingly popular in organizations creating complex systems where it is crucial to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment and when the safety is crucial, like avionics projects.

In this course, we will suggest a process for adopting MBD, getting the maximum from this technology, allowing quick wins and minimizing risks. In addition, we will give some important lessons learned in supporting organizations on their day-to-day struggle to adopting MBD, identifying common pitfalls to avoid, and providing suggestions for solving specific issues such as educating engineers on modeling languages, methods, and tools, importing data from documents to models, using models to produce document artifacts for specific stakeholders, etc. Not just theory, but practical and workable examples to fully understand and learn how to apply Model Based Design Techniques for better Quality in less time, in compliance with DO-178C (ED-12C) and DO-254 (ED-80). Attendees learn the latest techniques via Key Features below (3.5 Hours)

Key Topics Include:
• Changes in Systems Engineering Practice Paradigm
• From Documents to Models
• Modelling: an example
• Modeling Solution
• A System Modeling language: SysML
• A System Modeling example: an ABS system
• Model Based Development; what it is
• Advantages of Model Based Development
• Model Based Development Issues
• MBD Definitions
• Model-Based Development rules and best practices
• MBD pitfalls: How to Avoid
• Model Verification
• Model Traceability
• MBD Best Practices
• Recommendations for getting started and how to adopt MBD

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for Avionics Systems, Hardware, Software Managers and Engineers, Quality & Process Assurance or Certification personnel, seeking a basic level of understanding of the requirements and practices of Model Based Techniques.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Carmelo Tommasi. Mediterranean Region Manager. AFuzion.
Certified Training
Mitigating Aviation’s Fading Humans: Certifying Artificial-Intelligence, Object-Oriented & Other “Humanoids”.
13:00  to  16:30 v Room: F106

As airborne systems become more and more complex – partly in order to “off load” aircrews, the certification of such systems becomes even more challenging, as the emphasis shifts from the complexity of human behavior to the even greater complexities of systems and software.

Growing authority for systems already brings today’s airborne systems, on-board modern passenger-aircraft to the verge of complete autonomy, not to mention the next generation of Urban Air Mobility “flying cars” literally requiring autonomy as a prerequisite. New initiatives now attempt to standardize and regulate this trend, of humans gradually departing from aircraft controls.

As for development, for over a decade now, tools (with DO-330) and models (with DO-331), used for the development of airborne systems and software, need to be qualified, as well as non-deterministic software development techniques such as Object-Oriented (with DO-332) – all of which will be separately covered during the DO-178C session. The next generation of such supplements, guides and standards, which in certain cases are a lot more complex that the original DO-178C itself, are now evolving for yet more complex and sophisticated techniques, such as the upcoming AS6983 for Aviation Artificial-Intelligence (AI) / Machine-Learning (ML) certification.

This fast-paced course will introduce attendees to the background, structure, basic concepts and essential practices of airborne systems development, with an emphasis on the currently evolving new guides and standards . A brief review of the road ahead and the new paradigms being developed, especially for AI/ML will wrap up this tutorial.  3.5 Hours.

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation, aircraft, and avionics developers who must understand and comply with the guidelines.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Aharon David. Chief WHO (White Hat Officer). AFuzion.
Certified Training
Applying ARP4754A / ED-79A to Aircraft & Systems Development & Certification
13:00  to  16:30 v Room: F105

SAE-ARP4754A provides guidance for the development of aircraft and aircraft systems while taking into account the overall aircraft operating environment and functions. ARP4754 was long “suggested” for commercial avionics; the new ARP4754A is now required and increasingly mandatory for all avionics including worldwide militaries and UAV’s beginning as early as 2017.  ARP-754A is commonly called “DO-178 for Aviation Systems”, but it’s really much different:  ARP4754A requires detailed Safety processes (ARP4761) and data, systems-level planning, traceability, V&V and tight configuration management.  While bearing some semblance to DO-178, ARP4754A really covers the Avionics Development Ecosystem and is a mandatory foundation – it must come BEFORE DO-178C.  The processes for developing systems requirements are rigorous and formal processes must be proven in place before software and hardware development begin.

Key Topics Include:
• How ARP4754A fits into the Avionics Development Ecosystem including ARP4761A, DO-178C, and DO-254
• Differences between ARP4754 and ARP4754A and ARP4754B
• ARP4754A Planning – The “Eight Plans” & what is really required
• Handling Derived and Safety Requirements per ARP4754A
• System Requirements – What, Where, Why, and How
• Planning, Development, and Traceability Processes for Systems
• ARP4754A Verification & Validation
• ARP4754A Best Practices & Common Mistakes
• Migrating to ARP4754B coming in 2023

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation/systems personnel who must understand and comply with civil, eVTOL, UAV, and military ARP4754A guidelines.   All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Vance Hilderman. CTO. AFuzion.
Certified Training
Advanced MBD for DO-331 Design and Certification
13:00  to  16:30 v Room: F104

In the past FAA and EASA gave no formal credit for Model-Based project development, hence modeling was done informally without formal certification credit. Today, DO-178C has introduced and regulated MBD via its supplement DO-331.

This course explains in depth how DO-331 regulates the use of Models in avionics project development, and also explains how to adopt MBD in organizations to make projects successful. In fact, many organizations recognize the value of Model Based Development as in their past projects they experienced ample pain in trying to engineer complex systems using hard-coded documents, fixed spreadsheets, and isolated diagrams. MBD via DO-331 provides enhance reusability with faster integration/test and time to market.

Key Topics Include:
• Quick refresher on basic DO-178C and “how” it is applied to advanced avionics
• Understanding & applying the DO-178C & DO-254 Supplements for:
• DO-331/ED-216 Model-Based Development and Verification
• DO-331 Introduction
• DO-331 Software Life Cycle Data and Software Development Process
• Specification Model & Design Model, usage mix Pros & Cons
• MBD in action: Engineering Analysis of Models & Model execution: real-life examples
• Introduction to trade-off studies and their types: real-life examples
• Project organization for the analysis
• Requirements verification and constraints creation
• Evolutionary approach to adopting MBSE

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for Avionics Systems, Hardware, Software Managers and Engineers, Quality & Process Assurance or Certification personnel, seeking a higher level of understanding of the requirements and practices of Model Based Techniques and DO-178C supplement DO-331 to improve Project quality and schedule. If you are new to modeling, basic info will be sent to you prior to training so you can successfully partake in this course.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

Register for this Course Now at www.aerospacetechweek.com/register

Speaker:
Carmelo Tommasi. Mediterranean Region Manager. AFuzion.