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DO-178 continues to adapt to emerging digital technologies - Story

March 09, 2021

Guilty until proven innocent – that is how the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) treats the safety-certification process for military avionics systems, and the software portion of these systems is no exception. Certifying DO-178 in avionics software is a detailed process by which the safety and security of the software is determined to be acceptable to fly. The certification process itself is still a work in progress: Having already undergone revisions since its conception in the late 1980s following the emergence of supplemental software in aviation, DO-178 and other safety-certification standards for military and commercial avionics are being challenged to keep pace with digital innovation.

Avionics

Remote ID included in final rules for drone operation announced by FAA - News

December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON. Final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones, have been announced by the The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to the FAA, the new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions.

Avionics

S-70M Black Hawk helicopter receives FAA type certification in the Restricted Category - News

March 05, 2019
ATLANTA. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials granted Sikorsky?s S-70M Black Hawk helicopter the FAA?s type certification in the Restricted Category.
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Singapore and FAA civil officials sign revised aviation safety agreement - News

February 12, 2018
WASHINGTON. Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation?s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), attending the Singapore Airshow this week, signed a revised Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement that will enhance the two countries long-standing cooperation in airworthiness.
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U.S. and EU expand cooperation in air-traffic safety, air-traffic control management - News

December 14, 2017
BRUSSELS. Officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ambassadors to the European Union (EU) plus EU transport ministers recently signed amendments to two U.S.-EU agreements that will expand joint efforts on aviation safety and air-traffic management harmonization.
Unmanned

FAA releases web-based system for small UAS registration - News

December 15, 2015
WASHINGTON. Owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) can use a new streamlined, web-based process to register their aircraft. U.S. Department Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials announced the new ruling during the holiday season.
Unmanned

Unmanned aircraft registration requirement announced by FAA - News

October 23, 2015
WASHINGTON. U.S. Transportation officials announced the creation of a task force aimed at developing recommendations for a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).