Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification
DO-178(), originally published in 1981, is the core document for defining both design assurance and product assurance for airborne software. The current version, DO-178C, was published in 2011 and is referenced for use by FAA’s Advisory Circular AC 20-115D.
DO-178() Documents & Supplements
Explore the flexibility of the DO-178C Process by using the Software Supplemental Standards.
DO-331, DO-332 and DO-333 are intended to be used with either DO-178C or DO-278A to add, modify or delete content in the core documents as it relates to the specific technologies. Below are links to the RTCA store for each document.
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Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment CertificationSee in Store
Supporting Information for DO-178C and DO-278A (FAQs)See in Store
Software Integrity Assurance Considerations for Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) SystemsSee in Store
RTCA Software Supplemental Documents
In addition to the core software process documents used through aviation development, RTCA has produced three supplemental documents to enhance your software process when using Model Based Development (DO-331), Object Oriented Programing Languages (DO-332), or Formal Methods (DO-333) as part of your software lifecycle. For software processes when building your tools, DO-330 can help streamline your development cycle.
Software Tool Qualification ConsiderationsSee in Store
Model Based Development & Verification Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278ASee in Store
Object Oriented Technology & Related Techniques Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278ASee in Store
Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278ASee in Store
Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. The FAA recognizes RTCA DO-254 as an acceptable means of compliance for hardware design practices in AC 20-152A.See in Store
Integrated Modular Avionics Development Guidance and Certification Considerations. The FAA recognizes DO-297 as a method to design and develop integrated computing avionics systems in AC 20-170.See in Store