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AVC-102 : DO-178 & DO-254 Avionics Certification

Course Dates

Date(s) & Location(s):
9-10 Sep - Huntsville, AL
30 Sept-1 Oct - London, UK
6-7 Nov - Phoenix, AZ

Also available for on-site delivery. Contact us for further information and pricing.
2 days

Course Description

Atego DO-178 and DO-254 course focuses on minimizing DO-178 certification costs, maximizing benefits, and providing the best DO-178 industry practices. Our DO-178 training for managers and executives provides an overview including scheduling, cost-estimation, and tool selection, along with objective descriptions and experiences.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the true foundation and rationale for DO-178 and DO-254
  • Apply Military and Commercial Avionics certification and compliance techniques
  • Understanding and applying leading DO-178 and DO-254 practices
  • Applying DO-178 and DO-254 Risk, and Complexity reduction techniques
  • Cost estimation and reduction practices
  • Understanding the content and purpose of Supplements for:
  • DO-330/ED-215 Software Tool Qualification
  • DO-331/ED-216 Model-Based Development and Verification
  • DO-332/ED-217 Object-Oriented Technology
  • DO-333/ED-218 Formal Methods Supplement

Attendees Will Learn

  • What is the true intent of DO-178 and DO-254
  • The changes between DO-178B and DO-178C
  • The content of DO-178C Supplements
  • Leading DO-178 and DO-254 practices
  • Learn the application to Military & Commercial Avionics, including UAV/UAS
  • How to reduce DO-178 and DO-254 complexity, risk, and costs
  • How to identify and apply tools to DO-178 and DO-254 development


  • Basic understanding of software development
  • Technical degree not required: suitable for non-technical managers

Who Should Attend

  • Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Systems Engineers
  • Managers, Quality Assurance

Attendees Receive

  • Proprietary 400-page training manual
  • Access to industry leading DO-178 and DO-254 whitepapers
  • A copy of Vance Hilderman and Tony Baghai’s world leading book on DO-178 and DO-254, entitled “Avionics Certification - a Complete Guide to DO-178 (Software), DO-254 (Hardware)"

Related Courses

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Avionics Safety
  • PSAC & Planning
  • Adoption

Day 2

  • Avionics Project Lifecycle
  • DO-178 Structural Coverage
  • DO-254 Element Analysis
  • Best Practices
  • Cost and Risk Reduction
  • DO-178 and DO-254 Tools
  • Tool Qualification

Course Files

Course Data Sheet:
AVC-102.pdf  [874 Kb]