DO-254 Intermediate / Advanced
Short Course

       DAY 1: Oct 25, 2016 | 13:40 - 17:30
       DAY 2: Oct 26, 2016 | 09:00 - 17:30
Since DO-254 was released over a decade ago, the knowledge of hardware development processes, techniques, and strategies for safety-critical hardware has vastly changed and in some cases improved.  However, there is a large gap between understanding the real intent of DO-254 certification and the minimalist words in the guideline itself. And there has been massive “evolution” between what the Book says, and what Certification Authorities look for. Just as commercial hardware development techniques have advanced, so has the world of aviation hardware development and certification. This Intermediate / Advanced DO-254 training will provide important knowledge for attendees to rise to, understand, and apply those advancements and new hardware certification requirements for FAA, EASA and worldwide certification agencies.  This Intermediate / Advanced DO-254 training is intended for persons with basic familiarity of DO-254, DO-178, or safety-critical standards.  
  • Quick refresher on basic DO-254 and “how” DO-254 is applied to advanced avionics
  • Understanding CAST-27 and AC 20-152 and related EASA certification requirements
  • Understanding actual hardware DO-254 requirements with actual case study
  • Advanced analysis, element analysis, and structural coverage for hardware logic
  • Understanding System versus Hardware requirements
  • Understanding the avionics development ecosystem: DO-254 relationship to Safety, Environmental Testing (DO-160) and Software
  • Actual hardware PHAC review checklist walkthrough
  • Actual hardware HWPA (“Process/Quality Assurance”) review checklist walkthrough
  • Representative SOI audits for Hardware – what are they for #1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Hardware Requirements Validation – what is involved
  • Applying DO-254 to Military AND Commercial usage; differences between Commercial versus Military
  • Understanding advanced DO-254 mistakes
  • Understanding DO-254 Best Practices to be more efficient
  • Controlling engineering cost/risks with DO-254 Requirements, Design, and Logic

Course Instructor:

AFuzion Incorporated’s CEO and Avionics Certification Manager
Holding a BSEE and MBA from Gonzaga, and a Masters in Computer Engineering from USC (Hughes Fellow).  Mr. Hilderman was previously the founder of TekSci (the world’s largest avionics software services company), HighRely, and Afuzion – performing technical avionics software / certification development at all companies. Mr. Hilderman has focused on safety-critical avionics software, systems, hardware development and related technical products for 25 years.  Considered an expert on safety critical software/computer systems and certification, Mr. Hilderman has consulted with ninety five of the world’s one hundred  largest aerospace companies plus numerous medical, industrial and telecommunications entities  Mr. Hilderman has trained over 9,000 avionics engineers and managers in 40 countries on DO-178B, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-200A, DO-297, and safety/software development. Mr. Hilderman also invented and developed the first avionics commercial gap analysis for DO-178 and DO-254, and mentored over 75 avionics companies in establishing cost-effective development for avionics, medical devices, and transportation projects.  

Mr. Hilderman is the principal author of dozens of technical whitepapers and avionics DO-XXX training protocols, plus the world’s best-selling book on avionics development/certification, published by Avionics Communications and titled “Avionics Certification – A Complete Guide To DO-178B & DO-254”; all royalties are donated to the Boy Scouts of America where Mr. Hilderman and two of his sons are Eagle Scouts. Mr. Hilderman will soon be publishing his next book to be titled “The Avionics Development Ecosystem” published by Afuzion Press.