FAA - FO 8110.49A
Software Approval Guidelines
|Publication Date:||29 March 2018|
This order guides Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) offices and designees on how to apply RTCA/DO-178B and RTCA/DO-178C, herein called RTCA/DO-178B/C for approving software used in airborne computers. Both are titled "Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification". The guidelines are applicable to the approval of airborne systems and equipment and the software aspects of those systems related to type certificates (TC), supplemental type certificates (STC), amended type certificates (ATC), amended supplemental type certificates (ASTC), and technical standard order (TSO) authorizations (TSOA).
Note: References to use of DO-178C in this order include use of supplements (DO-331, DO-332, DO-333) and DO-330, as applicable.