Over the past few years, MANNARINO Systems & Software has developed a seminar entitled “Software Aspects of Certification and RTCA/DO-178B/C”, which has been offered on a number of occasions both in a public forum as well as dedicated in-company training designed to meet specific client needs.
Created for both system and software engineers, this seminar focuses on the certification and system aspects of developing airborne software as well as the detailed guidelines applicable to software engineers. Practical workshops ranging from requirements management to robustness testing have been incorporated to enforce the participant’s understanding of important DO-178B/C objectives and activities.
The course curriculum is quite intense and addresses the “core” RTCA/DO-178B/C documentation. To best absorb all the information, it is best to provide the course over a period of 3 days. An optional 4th day is offered to deal with and delve into the special supplements relating to RTCA/DO-178C, which comprise:
We are planning on holding our next course in the May 2018 timeframe and are looking to garner the interest of Canadian industry as it relates to participation. Depending on the interest received, as well as preferred geographical location of respondents on where to hold the course, we will then determine the best location in Canada to hold the seminar.
Should you and/or your colleagues be interested in either attending this course in a general forum, or should you wish to have a specific course tailored to the needs of your company, please contact me directly. A copy of the syllabus that covers a 3 & 4 day training session is available upon request.
We would ask that you please let us know by no later than 28 February 2018 if training in the May timeframe would be of interest to you and/or your company. This would allow us to then determine the geographical location of the session and to make all necessary arrangements relating to the training.
About our Instructors
Mr. John Mannarino is President and Founder of MANNARINO Systems & Software Inc. (est. 1999). Initially an expert consultant in the field of gas turbine control systems and RTCA/DO-178 software, Mr. Mannarino has grown the company into a world-class engineering services firm serving over 20 customers in various safety-critical business sectors. Mr. Mannarino has over 25 years of experience with airborne systems and software ranging from Level A FADEC systems, to Level B, C & D avionic systems. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Mannarino was employed by a world-leading engine Original Equipment Manufacturer where he held roles of increasing responsibility within the engineering organization, including Chief of Control System Design. Mr. Mannarino graduated from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 1989, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Great Distinction) and numerous awards for academic excellence.
Ms. Amanda Melles is a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Software & Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) Design Approval Representative (DAR) and the Design Approval Organization (DAO) Chief Airworthiness Computer Scientist at MANNARINO. Ms. Melles has been working with Airborne Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware design assurance since 2002 and has been a design assurance delegate since 2005. Having worked with major aerospace industry OEMs, Ms. Melles has been involved with highly complex safety-critical airborne software and AEH systems, including Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), electronic displays, fly-by-wire, landing gear and air management systems for Part 25 aircraft. Ms. Melles has participated in the complete life cycle of multiple aircraft certification programs, having been deeply involved in software and AEH certification plans and strategies as well as process improvements. For several years, she was involved in fly-by-wire software and AEH, resulting in successful certification of large aircraft programs. Throughout her career, Ms. Melles has accumulated vast experience as it relates to design assurance processes, oversight and audits. She has liaised with multiple certification authorities namely, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND), the Canadian Directorate of Technical Airworthiness and Engineering Support (DTAES), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Ms. Melles had also led several on-site audits for software, AEH development and verification organizations, including major avionics and flight control manufacturers in the United States. As a result, Ms. Melles has accumulated extensive experience with DO-178-B/C and DO-254 standards and the writing of all associated life cycle data and compliance reports. From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Melles was part of the RTCA Special Committee SC-205 “Software Considerations”, responsible for DO-178/B updates, where she was part of the Model-Based Development & Verification Sub-Group.
We look forward to hearing back from you.
With kind regards
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MANNARINO Systems & Software Inc.
100 Alexis Nihon Boulevard, Suite 650
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Tel: (514) 381-1360 x 232
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