ConsuNova, Inc. joins AdaPilot open source initiative

March 09, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
March 9, 2016 - ConsuNova, a leading global provider of certification, compliance engineering services and solutions for safety-critical systems to the aerospace and defense industries ensuring project's compliance with FAA and EASA standards, have decided to join the AdaPilot initiative, a project supported by a team of volunteers with the goal of developing a reliable, safe, and secure autopilot for commercial drones.

"We are very proud to have ConsuNova as part of the AdaPilot initiative. ConsuNova will lead the CERT team providing guidance and assistance to the Dev Core Team in meeting AdaPilot´s software verification and certification goal of DO-178C compliance with Design Assurance Level B objectives.", said Jarno Puff, AdaPilot´s project advocate. ConsuNova will provide to AdaPilot´s Dev Core Team a wide range of solutions including:

  • DO-178C & DO-254 Trainings
  • System Safety Analysis Engineering, Training & Consulting
  • Gap Analysis & Strategic Compliance Planning
  • DO-178C & DO-254 Process Templates & Checklists (complyGEAR)
  • Systems & Software Engineering Support
  • Preparation of Compliance Pacakge

  • Reza Madjidi, President of ConsuNova explains: "The software, that controls and monitors unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones that fly in commercial air space, both on the ground and in the air must be verified to ensure device safety and reliability and should be developed to the same exacting DO-178B/C standards as software for manned aircraft types. DO-178 "Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification" imposes strict dynamic coverage analysis requirements. For example the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed a regulatory framework based on associated risk, where drones at the highest risk level will need to be certified: their airworthiness will need to be demonstrated in the same way as is done for manned aircraft."

    AdaPilot, started in 2016, is a next-generation Open-Source software project initiative created by the AdaPilot Community. It has been designed from the ground up by a community of passionate Ada and ARM developers from around the globe, with its core design principles being quality, safety, and ease of use. It is aimed at providing a DO-178C certifiable safety critical flight control system composed of a single or redundant flight control computer with basic autopilot features, an attitude & heading reference system, a modular & customizable mission controller, a secure data-link, a electronic speed controller, a handheld ground control station and a mission management & planning software.

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    About AdaPilot
    AdaPilot is a open-source project initiated by LikeAbird S.L., a unmanned systems related startup with the objective of creating a new global group of developers, users and enthusiasts around the Ada, SPARK, ARM, Linux and Mac OS environment.

    About ConsuNova
    ConsuNova is a leading global provider of certification, compliance engineering services and solutions for safety-critical systems to the aerospace and defense industries ( ConsuNova provides ARP 4761, ARP 4754A, DO-200A, DO-254, DO-178C Compliance Solutions faster & in the most cost-effective way.

    Contact Information
    Mike Smith, VP of Business Development

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