With the enhancement of the RTCA DO 178B to the RTCA DO 178C, four so-called supplements have been developed. These supplements of DO 178C define the conditions under which modern software development methods can be used in aerospace. If you look at the history of the RTCA DO 178, you will notice that changes to the standard are rarely made. For example, the RTCA DO178B was released in 1992. Nearly 20 years have passed before the RTCA DO178C was released. It can be assumed that the same period of time will elapse again until the standard is renewed. This is a measure of how profound and lasting the creation of the DO 330, DO 331, DO 332 and DO 333 supplements has been, which is the only way to meet this demand. The following article provides answers to the following questions:
- What modern development methods are the supplements of DO 178C concerned with?
- What are the first steps if you want to use one or more supplements?