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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Avionics Conference to Discuss Major Policy Changes

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[Avionics Today 08-07-2014] Avionics industry members and regulators will discuss recent significant changes to policy and practice in aircraft systems and hardware at the National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware Conference scheduled to take place Sept. 23-25, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif.

At the annual conference, participants will discuss changes in FAA policy including required updates of ARP 4754 to 4754A and of RTCA DO-178B to DO-178C, including multiple technical supplements to better guide the production of aircraft systems and software. 
In addition, the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) issued position paper 31, “Technical Clarifications Identified for RTCA DO-254 / EUROCAE ED-80,” which identifies technical clarifications, including errors, omissions, obsolescence and other required details that are needed for RTCA document DO-254 and EUROCAE document ED-80. Heavy technical discussions will also be featured at the event, including talks on DO-178C and DO-254 compliance, among others.
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