Avoiding DO-254 Mistakes - New Free DO-254 Facts Whitepaper, and DO-254 Training, from Afuzion Incorporated
August 27, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsAugust 27, 2104 - From the principal author of the world's best-selling book on avionics certification and DO-254/178, this all new DO254 Facts whitepaper precedes his new forthcoming book titled, "The Avionics Development Ecosystem".
DO-254 is the ubiquitous "standard" (Guideline) required for nearly all avionics logic permanently embedded within silicon. Mistakes are common within DO-254 Planning, DO-254 Hardware Requirements, DO-254 Conceptual and Detailed Design, and of course DO-254 verification. And the majority of neophytes report that DO-254 adds 200% to their development costs which is far more than the more desirable 30-50% incremental cost increase of meeting DO-254 compliance.
As described in his forthcoming book "Avionics Development Ecosystem", author Vance Hilderman describes how many DO-254 best practices are still largely unknown in the avionics hardware development community. Whereas avionics software has ample forums and information exchange platforms, complex electronic hardware for avionics is still highly segregated with many barriers preventing knowledge exchange. States Chris Jackson, Afuzion co-founder, "As an attorney and business jet owner/pilot, aviation doesn't allow for serious mistakes, but everyone is 'capable' of making mistakes. I know, I make many mistakes in life but not when I fly. I know all about aviation risk, reward, and the corresponding trade-offs. Fortunately because of this valuable information in this whitepaper and in Afuzion's Do-254 training, you don't have to make Do-254 mistakes and you can learn DO-254's best practices. While I don't understand the intricacies as well as Mr. Hilderman, I advise everyone involved in avionics hardware development to read this free Do-254 whitepaper - after all there are not many free DO-254 information sources, but this Afuzion whitepaper is."
Remember, bad luck is not the cause of avionics mistakes, just as those same mistakes are not prevented through good luck. DO-254 Mistakes are the result of a lack of understanding, planning, and neglecting to apply DO-254's true intent. As a famous golfer once said after a particularly spectacular tournament win, "Me, Lucky? Hmmm … Luck is interesting: I've found that the more I practice, the luckier I become!" With this Whitepaper, it is hoped that your own "luck" increases with your successful DO-254 practice.
Download your free copy via Afuzion's website at www.afuzion.com.