Guidance for Avionics Software Management
|Publication Date:||15 January 1993|
Purpose: This document is intended as a top-level design guide for managing the development and maintenance of avionics software. It provides guidance for the design and implementation of avionics software for traditional ARINC 700-Series equipment and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA). This document emphasizes the airline desire for user-modifiable software.
ARINC Report 652 represents the consensus of the airlines, airframe manufacturers and avionics suppliers. It is conceptual in nature and covers broad subjects of cost objectives, software management, software design, software modification, software re-use, documentation and certification. In doing so, the document attempts to be as inclusive as possible, while remaining general enough to be applicable to new and developing technologies. It includes both software management philosophy and recommended practices. It establishes a starting point for the implementation of avionics software.