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May 17 - 19, 2023 3-Day DO-254 Practitioner’s Course

Course Synopsis:

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: Regulatory background and reason for DO-254. Design assurance levels, what DO-254 is (and is not), what it takes to comply with DO-254, and what is in DO-254. Hardware life cycle and life cycle data.


Day 2: Life cycle data continued. Process Assurance. Configuration management. SOI audits. Requirements.


Day 3: Design processes. Engineering best practices for design and verification. Enhancing design assurance through traceability management tools and in-target testing tools.


3-Day Course Fee: $2,995 Early Bird Rate / $3,395 after March 31, 2023. 20% off 2nd Registration.


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


Presenter Bio:

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.


For more information:

View Event Brochure or contact Aldec Training at (702) 852-4000 or training@aldec.com.

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