A great question's been asked: Is there any U.S. / FAA regulation that could apply for aviation software?
This is interesting to me as a programmer and aviation enthusiast, but being based in the UK, I'd like to know if there any EASA regulations surrounding the creation of software for use in the aviation industry?
Two relevant standards from EUROCAE (European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment) are:
Unfortunately these documents are not freely available. However, you can find some information about the contents of these documents from other sites, such as LDRA.
If we speak about airborne software, the main document is the FAA/EASA DO-178/ED-12 currently at the "C" version:
Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification: if you want to certify (and thus commercialize) your software for flight, this is the main document to read.
Depending on the scope of the software and the design/development process there might be different supplements (see here):
Software Tool Qualification Considerations
Model-Based Development and Verification Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278
Object-Oriented Technology and Related Techniques Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A
Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A
It has been prepared by the RTCA/EUROCAE joint committee and approved by both FAA and EASA under different names, but the content is the same.
As @Greg mentions, these documents are not freely available
A great question's been asked: Is there any U.S. / FAA regulation that could apply for aviation software? This is interesting to me as a programmer and aviation enthusiast, but being based in the UK, I'd like to know if there any EASA regulations surrounding the creation of software for use in the aviation industry?
I want to build some software applications applied to the aviation industry and would want to know if any U.S. / FAA regulation could apply in the design of them. I know there are some regulations when a software holds information related with finance, health or kids.
Where can I find nice flutter animations/videos (other than YouTube) to add to a presentation without violating Copyright regulations ? It can either be for wings as well as blade arrays. Are you aware of any OpenSource database on this topic ?
I think i've read that the B787 has a common type rating with the B767 and B777. But I also think I've read that pilots are only allowed to fly two types of aircraft at a time... So when they go to fly the 787, do they have to give up one of the their ratings if say they were previously allowed to fly the 767 and 777? Would the same still apply for say a B757 and B767 which have very similar flightdecks? EASA and FAA perspectives would be appreciated :)
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Are there any FAA regulations concerning wireless Bluetooth headsets in the cockpit of any aircraft? Moreover, I'm interested in finding out if the Bluetooth protocol (IEEE 802.15.1) will adversely affect any aircraft avionics in terms of radio interference or other Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). If anyone has any experience with this, thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated.
In 2010 Fox News posted an article in which they quoted a representative of the FAA saying that the FAA might not regulate jetpacks (the representative did say that they could fall under Part 103). Do any regulations exist in the US for jetpacks?
plane was fine, and I can't find any Part 61 regulations that are specific to experience in one make/model aside from adding an experimental aircraft as part §61.63(h)(1), which is what I assume the box is really for. Of course I'd rather test in my more-experienced plane, but I'm asking specifically for regulations here if Plan A falls through. Are there any regulations or headaches that I... club's 1980 Piper Archer (PA-28-181). I have well over §61.109's 40 hours in the Warrior alone, and only ~10 hours in the Archer. I have a separate club checkout and CFI solo endorsement for each
) was about Air France 447, the worst disaster in French aviation history. That investigation spent two years and $50 million just locating the CVR and FDR which were ultimately found resting 4 kilometers... technology for maintenance data (and I think I recall hearing Boeing does too), I was wondering if either Airbus, Boeing, or the FAA, plan to facilitate or mandate that the CVR and FDR record... have any idea if there are plans for CVR and FDR data to be transmitted and recorded to the cloud or a remote location?
months) but I haven't been to training yet, so 135.323 doesn't really apply. From my interpretation of the regulations I would say no, however every 135 company that I have ever flown...Most 135 training/testing says something like this: §135.343 Crewmember initial and recurrent training requirements. No certificate holder may use a person, nor may any person serve... in which the crewmember is to serve since the beginning of the 12th calendar month before that service. This section does not apply to a certificate holder that uses only one pilot in the certificate