Our expertise is based on a unique combination of collaborations and experiences with many stakeholders in the airborne electronics domain.
We can address all the steps and all the levels, from the most conceptual to the most practical one, from the high-level management aspects to concrete design and verification challenges on specific project.
We can support you for:
Our objectives are to provide you with directly applicable recommendations, action plans in order to help you to face with any of the challenges you may have regarding airborne electronics certification aspects.
Visit the Training webpage to learn more about public sessions. Private sessions can also be organized on your site, on demand.
A Gap Analysis is a pragmatic approach to evaluate the situation of a project, or industrial process, compared to the certification objectives. For a project, the goal is to identify what are the actions to plan for preparing the audits and the potential risk of findings. For a company, the goal is to prepare organization of process improvement activities.
The activities are performed through on on-site audit, through an interactive process analysis, and a technical sampling (vertical sampling and horizontal sampling) of project documents and data.
The activities also take into account the project milestones, in order to provide a concrete and effective support for preparing SOI reviews and other milestones. Priorities between identified actions are discussed in order to pass these milestones, or at least avoid major issues.
The analysis will determine which tasks have to be performed to ensure compliance with defined objectives : Certification, Aircraft manufacturer requirements,...
Expertise and assistance for projects
We can support you at any step of an on-going project, to review Plans, documents, Design and V&V phases, configuration management activities,... This support can be performed by providing experts for targeted activities, or by integrating engineers into technical teams as additional resources.
Expert activities can highlight the need to improve some parts of your process : Requirements capture, Validation, Configuration Management,...
We can provide engineers knowing best practices in each domain, in order to support you for implementation of these best practices in your own context, taking into account your specificities.
Audits preparation and simulation
One big risk in an airborne project is to fail an audit, what often occurs because of a lack of preparation effort. And if there are some weak points in your project or processes, it is much better to identify them before the audit and put in place the associated corrective actions.
This approach also has the huge benefit to train your Certification officers and your project teams to audit challenges.
Our experts are familiar with audits performance, and with all the requirements and practices of the Certification Authorities. In a FAA (US) or CAAC (China) context we can involve consultant DERs.
Tool Assessment and Qualification
Using tools in a DO254 process needs a specific analysis of the tool usage and associated activities. This can lead to decisions about tool qualification, what corresponds to a specific set of documents and activities.
Wrong decisions or underestimations can dramatically impact your project costs and schedule !
We can support you for this tool-oriented analysis: Is qualification needed ? If yes, what needs to be performed and can will be the benefits ?...
Subcontractors evaluation, support, monitoring
A lot of companies are mature, structured in terms of Process Assurance and other topics, but don't have time to train, support their subcontractors. Monitoring of outsourced activities is also time consuming, and priority can be allocated to monitoring of internal activities.
We can support you to evaluate your subcontractors, train them, review the documents submitted, perform audits during projects,... in a very flexible way, at fixed price.