RTCA/DO-178C Two-Day Training Program

Course overview

The two-day training program is an initiative under LDRA Certification Mentoring Program (LCMP) catering to MSMEs/start-ups and is organized jointly by LDRA and Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI).

The RTCA/DO-178C training program is specifically designed to provide participants with a deep insight into software considerations within airborne systems and equipment certification for civilian aircraft. This level of certification is in high demand from the private, public and government sectors of the avionics industry in Bangalore.

The training program aims to provide an understanding/interpretation of the DO-178C standard for OEMs/Tier 1&2, MSMEs, start-ups and certification authorities.

The RTCA/DO-178C guidelines are globally recognised and applied by both companies seeking to develop high quality safety-critical software applications and those seeking to regulate and certify such applications. Certification authorities such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US and the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) in Europe, have applied the guidelines for many years and hence it is very important for interested parties to ensure that they keep abreast of the latest developments and maintain a sufficient understanding of the guidelines as a whole.

Participation Fee: Rs. 23,600/- per delegate inclusive of taxes (This includes course material, lunch and refreshments for two days).

*Please note, we offer special discounted pricing for MSMEs/start-ups, contact us for more details.

Location, dates and times

Location:  Bengaluru India

Date:  23 - 24 January 2020


Amit Kumar

(t):  +91 80 4080 8707  || (e): amit.kumar@ldra.com

Who should attend?

  • Program Directors 
  • Program Managers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Test Managers 
  • Project Leads 
  • Design Leads 
  • Modules Development Leads 
  • Module Test Leads 
  • Scientists, R & D Engineers from PSU, Govt. Organizations
  • Software Designers 
  • System Analysts 
  • Software Architects 
  • Verification Leads 
  • Test Engineers 
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers 
  • Any Hardware and Software Engineering Professionals in Safety Critical Embedded System Development/ Verification


Day 1

  1. Introductions (15 min)
  2. DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification (7 hrs)
    a) Certification Overview
    b) Purpose of DO-178C
    c) The “V” Development Model
    d) Software Planning
    e) Software Development Processes
    - Requirements Development
    - Software Architecture
    - Software Design
    - Software Coding
    - Parameter Data Item Files
    - Software Integration
    f) Testing Processes
    - Requirements-Based Testing
    - Test Reviews
    - Coverage Analyses
    g) Integral Processes
    - Verification
    - Software Configuration Management
    - Software Quality Assurance
    - Certification Liaison
    h) Additional Considerations
    - Use of Previously Developed Software
    - Tool Qualification
    - Alternative Methods
    -- -- Exhaustive Input Testing
    -- -- Multiple Version Dissimilar Software
    -- -- Software Reliability Models
    -- -- Product Service History
    i) Regulatory Reviews
    j) Differences between 178B & 178C
    k) Level D – Black Box Certification
    l) When to Comply (AC 20-115C)
  3. Day 1 Q&A (45 min)

Day 2

  1. DO-330 Software Tool Qualification Considerations (2 hrs)
    a) Introduction to DO-330
    b) Tool Qualification Processes
    c) Tool Qualification Data
    d) Tool Qualification Additional Considerations
    e) Tool Qualification Objectives
    f) Tool Qualification FAQs
    g) DO-178C Section 12.2
    h) Areas of Special Interest
    - COTS Tools
    - Multi-Function Tools
    - DO-330 & AC 20-115C
    i) DO-178B “Verification” tool vs. TQL-5
  2. DO-331 Model Based Development and Verification Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A (1.5 hrs)
    a) Introduction to DO-331
    b) Models in Software Development
    c) A Tour of DO-331
    d) Select FAQs & DPs from Appendix MB.B
    e) Objective Differences
    f) Data Differences
    g) Certification Credit for Model Simulation
    h) Significant changes under DO-331
  3. DO-332 Object Oriented Technology and Related Techniques Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A (1.5 hrs)
    a) Introduction to OOT&RT
    b) Linguistics
    c) A Tour of the OOT&RT Supplement
    d) Terminology
    e) Type Consistency
    f) Vulnerabilities
    g) Objective Differences
  4. DO-333 Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A (1 hr)
    a) Introduction
    b) Formal Methods in Software Development
    c) FM.4.0 Software Planning
    d) FM.5.0 Software Development
    e) FM.6.0 Software Verification
    f) FM.11.0 Life Cycle Data
    g) FM.12.0 Additional Considerations
    h) Annex FM.A Objective Differences
  5. Day 2 Q&A (1 hr)


Priyasloka Arya, Sr. Technical Manager – LDRA Certification Services

Professional Profile


Priyasloka Arya has 16 years of professional experience in Defence and Aerospace domain.  Currently he is working with LDRA as Sr. Technical Manager – LDRA Certification Services. He has served Honeywell and Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) in various capacities as a leader as well as an individual contributor.

With a Bachelor of Engineering (In Electronics Engineering) degree from NIT (National Institute of Technology), Jamshedpur and MBA in International Business from ICFAI, Hyderabad, he is also a PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL, Six Sigma Black Belt, AS9100 (Internal Auditor), CPRE(IREB), ISTQB and ASEP (INCOSE) certified professional. 

He has also worked closely in Avionics, Missile Telemetry and Embedded domains and his experiences lie in requirements engineering, system design, safety assessment, software development, test environment development, test procedure development and avionics certification processes.

Arya has worked as certification specialist In Honeywell with delegation to approve airborne software (complying to DO-178B/C, DO-297, DO-330, DO-332) of various Communication, Navigation and Surveillance projects. He has worked system certification (complying to ARP-4754A) as a candidate certification specialist.

Agile project management, cyber security, HAM radio (licensed operator), Internet of Things (IoT), RF communication, software defined radio and experimental hobby electronics are his key areas of interests.

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