3-Day DO-254 Practitioner’s Course

(Live Training)     May 17-19, 2023      Las Vegas, NV

3-Day Course Fee: $3,395 per attendee.

 $2,995 early bird promotion valid until March 31, 2023


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Course Description: Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of DO-254 specification, objectives and requirements for airborne electronic hardware development, and teach efficient, well-proven and compliant methods to enable a faster, easier and more cost-effective path to FAA certification.

Day 1:  Understand the regulatory background for DO-254. Understand the guidance material for PLD development. Learn the difference between various design assurance levels. Appreciate the difference between DO-178B and DO-254. Work on an example PHAC.

Day 2:  Understand the hardware design life cycle. Understand the documents and data produced during the lifecycle. Learn how to write requirements.

Day 3:  Learn how DO-254 embodies industry best practices. Learn various engineering best practices for hardware design and verification. Understand the impact of AC 20-152A and FAA Order 8110.105A


Who Should Attend:
Hardware Design Engineers, Verification Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers/Mgrs, Project/Program Managers

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About the Presenter:

Roy Vandermolen is an electronic hardware design engineer and certification manager at a major aerospace company, where his responsibilities include DO-254 compliance, certification, training, design and verification of electronic hardware and PLDs, requirements, and electronic hardware processes and standards. He is also an airborne electronics hardware unit member with Level A approval authority for a major aircraft manufacturer, and has been involved in the design, verification, and certification of numerous Level A flight control systems. Roy, along with FAA DER Randall Fulton, have taught the DO-254 practitioners course for RTCA in Washington, DC since 2006, and the Aldec DO-254 class since 2012. Roy and Randall also co-authored the CRC Press book, "Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance: A Practitioner's Guide to RTCA/DO-254."

Mr. Vandermolen attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and started designing PLDs back in 1980 and has been designing them ever since. He has authored and/or presented over 30 technical papers on topics ranging from aircraft certification and design to radiation-hardened nuclear instrumentation. He has also authored numerous certification plans, as well as standards documents for electronics design, PLD design and coding, validation and verification, configuration management, and requirements. Roy currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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