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     Date Submitted:09-02-2012
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     Current job:Senior Product Assurance and Dependability and Safety Engineer (ESA)
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsProject Manager, Bid Manager, Proposal Manager, RAMS, FMECA, FTA, SCA, Outage Analysis, Quality Management, italian, english, international, ambitious, teamplayer, challenge-seeker Aerospace product assurance engineer with several years’ industry a
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    DoB:                     October 12th 1973

    Nationality:          Italian

    PROFILE and GOALS

    Aerospace product assurance engineer with several years’ industry and agency experience in satellites, mission control centers and software intensive systems with specific expertise in the area of Dependability (RAM) and Safety.

    Sound technical knowledge in performing and valuating dependability analysis such as FMEA/FMECA, FTA, ETA, RCA, Common cause analysis, Contingency analysis, Reliability Prediction, Maintainability analysis, Availability analysis, Hazard analysis, Worst case analysis, Part stress analysis, Failure detection identification and recovery (FDIR), Hardware-software interface analysis.

    Strong background as Product Assurance and QualityManagement (ECSS Standard and UNI EN ISO 9001:2008).

    The plus is the 2 years MBA program followed for increasing the personal background to efficiently work in different contests and company business areas.

    The future goals are having an international experience and working in a multinational company. 

    My personal dream is becoming director before 40 years old and I aspire to a more strategy related career.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Ø  MAY 2007 - NOW

    I am contracted to the TEC-QQM (Quality and management section) at ESA/ESTEC site and involved with the following programs:

    §         Earth Observation

    §  MeteoSat Third Generation: it is the future operational geostationary meteorological satellite system.

    §  SWARM: It will to provide the best ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution.

    §         Human Space Flight

    §  ACES - Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space: the new generation of atomic clocks in the micro-gravity environment.

    §  ASIM (Atmospheric Space Interactions Monitor): it observes the Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) that occur in the Earth's upper atmosphere accompanied by thunderstorms in the lower atmosphere.

    §  MSL-EML – ISS (Material Science Laboratory - Electro-Magnetic Levitator – International Space Station): it is a multi-user facility for the melting and solidification of conductive metals, alloys, or semiconductors, in ultra-high vacuum, or in high-purity gaseous atmospheres

    §  Nematode - Experiment Unique Equipment (EUE): it assess the short and long-term effects of microgravity on the development of Nematodes (Panagrolaimus rigidus) in a multi-generations (5) experiment, in particular he role of the cytoskeleton during oogenesis and early developmental stages

    §         Launchers

    §  VEGA launch vehicle and ground segment: it is the small European launcher for scientific or commercial use. It will be able to place 300-2000 kg satellites into polar and low-Earth orbits

    §         Telecommunication Programmes:

    §  HYLAS: It is a hybrid Ka/Ku Band satellite with European coverage. The satellite will be used mainly to provide broadband Internet access and to distribute/broadcast HDTV

    §  Iris: it is supporting the promotion of satellite communications for air/ground exchange between aircraft and Air Traffic Control Centres as well as safety-of-life communications between pilots and Airline Operational Centres

    In charge of the monitoring and evaluating contractors’ performance during the concept, design and development phase for adherence to ESA’s dependability and safety programme baseline requirements in the following roles:

    -          Product Assurance (PA) and Safety Manager (PA&S): in the Utilisation PA & Safety Office (HSO-UQ) within the Astronauts and ISS Utilisation Department (Human Spaceflight and Operations Directorate) for ACES, ASIM and EML projects:

    I provide support for designated project(s) in conducting, monitoring & assessing the implementation of the PA & Safety program, as such being responsible for:

    ·         Verification that the PA&S requirements are taken into account by projects

    ·         Guidingand monitoring the implementation of PA&S requirements

    ·         Review of contractor’s plans, specifications and effortproposed for the execution of the assigned projects PA programme

    ·         Assistance to the ISS Utilisation projectsand industrial contractors’ payload and experiment development engineers in the implementation of PA requirements.       

    ·         Reportingproject PA status (deviations from plan / schedule of all of above) to the project Management.

    ·         Arranging for the approval of PA&S documents engaging ESA responsibility.

    ·         Processingof NCRs (Non-Conformance Report), RFWs (Request for Waiver), RFDs (Request for Deviation).

    ·         Processingof RFAs (Request for Approval) and PADs (Parts Approval Document) with the support of relevant specialists.

    ·         Participation in design, acceptance(Test Readiness Review – TRR), manufacturing (MRR – Manufacturing Readiness Review) and safety reviews and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions;

    ·         Representing ESA in the Boardsestablished within the projects for the disposition of Non-conformances, Failure Reviews, MRB (Meterial Revie Board), Acceptance Reviews, Test Reviews, etc.

    ·         OrganizingQuality and Maintenance audits as necessary,

    ·         Monitoringand witnessing manufacturing, integration and test activities, conducting formal inspections including agreed MIPs (Mandatory Inspection Points), KIP (Key Inspection Points) and acceptance reviews of the deliverable items.

    ·         Co-ordinating the submittal by industryof the documentation on materials and supporting the formal materials certification process.

    -          Senior Product Assurance and RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) Engineer within the Dependability and Safety (QQD) Section:

    In charge of the definition of programmatic and technical dependability and safety requirements, dependability and safety analyses and technical notes including

    ·         functional, operational and environmental requirements,

    ·         test requirements including stress levels, test parameters, and accept or reject criteria,

    ·         design performance margins, derating factors, quantitative dependability requirements (Mean Time Between Failure, system reliability, outage time), and qualitative dependability requirements (identification and classification of undesirable events), under specified environmental conditions

    ·         identification and classification of undesirable events and assessment of failure scenarios

    ·         the degree of tolerance to hardware failures or software malfunctions,

    ·         the detection, isolation, diagnosis, and recovery of the system from failures and its restoration to an acceptable state

    ·         the requirement for the prevention of failures crossing interfaces with unacceptable consequences

    ·         the verification methodologies at system, subsystem levels

    ·         Missionreliability and availability requirements definition and apportionment at lower levels

    ·         Fail-Safe/Fail Safe (FS/FS), FO (failure operational) requirement definition.

    -          Dependability (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability)  and Safety Manager (Vega Programme): 

    In charge of the monitoring and evaluating of the technical dependability and safety requirements as functional support to VEGA PA Manager for the:

    -          VEGA Launch Vehicle:

    ·         Interface with the ELV RAMS Team in order to evaluate the LV RAMS analysis and deliverables (Reliability assessment, FMECA, WCA, CIL/CPL, HA.

    ·         Responsible for reviewing the Sub/System RAMS analysis and deliverables

    ·         Participation in formal review such as LV GQR, MFU QR, AVUM/TVC QR, AVUM PDR/CDR

    -          VEGA Ground Segment

    ·         Interface with the VCS RAMS Team in order to evaluate the GS RAMS analysis and deliverables (Reliability assessment, FMECA, WCA, CIL/CPL, HA.

    ·         Responsible for reviewing the Sub/System RAMS analysis and deliverables

    ·         Participation in formal review such as EGSE DDR, GS S/S RAMS KP’s (CCV, FGM, Energy, HVAC, CCS), Mechanical KP

    -          Dependability (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability)  and Safety Manager (Iris Programme): 

    -          Main technical tasks at overall system level:

    ·         Dependability scenarios definition

    ·         Reliability target allocation and related prediction, verification and methods definition

    ·         Availability target definition for safety of life services including the system replenishment strategy

    ·         Valuation of contractor’s Reliability analysis/prediction, FMECAs, FTAs

    ·         Definition of the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the ISB (Iris Safety Board): the ISB is a joint board between EASA and ESA to supervise and approve the safety approach from both the point of view (aviation and space). It will be composed by ASPs (Air Service Providers), EASA (European Aviation and Safety Agency), ESA and EUROCONTROL.

    -          Additional tasks are:

    ·         ESA technical responsible for the definition of the overall system dependability and safety work package

    ·         Definition of a methodology to harmonize aviation and space standards and requirements.

    -          ESA Dependability and Safety leader (Iris Programme) within the Iris Expert Group (IEG): The IEG is composed by the major European aviation stakeholders: EASA (European Aviation and Safety Agency), EUROCONTROL, IATA (International Air Transport Association), ASPs (Air Service Providers), Satellite Operators (Inmarsat) and aviation airlines.

    ·         Definition of a methodology to identify system availability and safety requirements merging the aviation standards and the ESA standards (ECSS).

    -          “Integrated Dependability and Safety Analysis” Technical Officer (Iris Programme): responsible of the definition, coordination and planning of the contract with NATS (UK Air Traffic Service). The main objective of the activity is to develop a reference model/methodology for translating aviation dependability requirements into system design requirements for a satellite-based system. The methodology will be submitted to ICAO (“International Civil Authority Organization”) for approval.

    -          Technical risk Engineer (Iris Programme):  In charge of the technical risk reports for the Programme Managers about the:

    ·         risk assessment performed by the contractor’s

    ·         evaluation of contractor’s risk reduction process

    ·         management of the risk reduction processes

    ·         providing support to establish effective associated preventive or corrective actions

    -          CDF (Concurrent Design Facilities) risk Engineer:

    Support of CDF (ESA Concurrent Design Facility) activities in the area of space system dependability, safety and technical risk assessment. Generating inputs in real time for the team and for various study reports such as:

    ·         NGL (Next Generation Launcher) (May-10)

    o    Client: LAU-SN

    o    Establish a reference configuration model for (NGL), based on already available industry data on the pre-selected NGL-HH-SC configuration

    o    Analysis of European Launcher Mission Reliability, derivation of reliability requirements at mission and launcher level, design reliability recommendations

    ·         Laplace – Crete (May-08)

    o    Client: ESA Science/GSP

    o    To study the Jovian System with the focus on the outer Galilean moons, in particular Calisto and Ganymede in collaboration with NASA and JAXA, trying to avoid high radiation doses due to the long mission duration

    o    Risk assessment highlighting the most critical areas (high radiation environment), critical technologies involved (deployment mechanism) and missing RAMS and PA requirements

    ·         Nuclear Thermal Rocket Propulsion (NUM) (Dec-07)

    o    Client: LAU-PAD/GSP Programme - Evolution of an already ESA-patented engine concept - Originated by an idea of C. Dujarric (D/LAU)

    o    To assess technical and technological feasibility of an innovative nuclear engine for interplanetary human missions

    o    Definition of the reliability and safety requirements based on the NERVA program, preliminary reliability assessment and FMEA.

    ·         Cross Scale - Earth Plasma Study (Cosmic Vision) (Nov-07)

    o    Client: SCI-PAP /GSP Programme

    o    4-D study of the Earth’s plasma environment, simultaneous measurements of plasma on different scales at shocks, reconnection sites and turbulent regions.

    o    Review of the industrial work; risk assessment highlighting the most critical areas (limited constellation bandwidth for TT&C, Stack/dispenser configuration), critical technologies involved (deployment mechanism,) andfault tolerance requirements

    ·         AQS – AirQualSat (Sept-07)

    o    Client: DTEC/GSP Programme - Part of the GSP Industrial study "Space instrument design modelling in a concurrent engineering approach" called SIM

    o    Development of the IDAM (Instrument Design Activity Model) for the design of optical and passive instruments + specific model for dynamic FTS

    o    Risk assessment highlighting the most critical areas (high radiation environment) and process involved (detector chain design/test/procurement) and reliability requirements

    ·         VGF - Vegetation Gap Filler (Aug-07)

    o    Client: DTEC/GSP

    o    To study how to bridge the potential gap between the SPOT satellites and the GMES Sentinel-3 and how to ensure continuing coverage of the Earth's biosphere and crops on a regional and global scale [maintaining at least spectral, radiometric, spatial and temporal performances of the SPOT sensors]

    o    Risk assessment highlighting the most critical areas (SWIR detectors), critical technologies involved (green propellant) and reliability/PA requirements

    ·         CMPM- Cosmic Microwave Polarisation Mapper (May-07)

    o    Client: Science Payload & Advanced Concepts Office

    o    To significantly increase the sensitivity to polarized signals (>100 times better than Planck)

    o    Risk assessment highlighting the most critical areas (TRL of cryogenic S/S and instrument detectors, unfeasibility of the silica blank optics, high numbers of horns on the focal plane).

    Ø  JANUARY  2005 – MAY 2007

    I worked for Space EngineeringS.p.A.(Rome), an Italian SME leader in the Italian space business involved in several ESA (European Space Agency), ASI (Italian Space Agency) programmes.

    The provided support was on the following European programmes:

    §            COSMO-SkyMed: 4 satellite constellation for monitoring of Mediterranean area

    §            Galileo: Europe’s own global navigation satellite system

    §            Sicral 1-B:  Italian military satellite telecommunications system

    §           TELESAL: satellite telecommunications technologies for distance health applications and services.

    §           VEGA: it is the small European launcher for scientific or commercial use. It will be able to place 300-2000 kg satellites into polar and low-Earth orbits.

    The main clients were the European Space Agency, Italian Space Agency, Dataspazio, Vitrociset, Alcatel Alenia Space Italy and Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Alcatel Companies).

    I gained experience working in a team environment and also on a client-facing level in various aspects of aerospace Product Assurance engineering such as:

    -          RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) Project Manager: of a 6 engineers team tasked with the analyses of availability, reliability, maintainability and safety for space and telecommunications system (both HW and SW). The team operated to the ECSS industry standards specifically the “Q” series and was focused on the following analyses: RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety), FMECA (Failure mode, effects and criticality analysis), FTA (Fault Tree Analysis), OA (Outage Analysis), HA (Hazard analysis) and SCA (Software Criticality Analysis for safety critical space launcher control system)

    As Project Manager, my duties were related to:

    ·         Project risk Management: identification, analysis, tracking of mitigation actions and reporting and documentation

    ·         Project task breakdown, schedule estimation and planning

    ·         Project cost estimation and control

    ·         Development of Project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and Organisational Breakdown Structures (OBS)

    ·         Technical and Financial Report management

    o    Project technical weekly-Report

    o    Project financial monthly-Report

    o    Monthly collation and analysis of finance data such as schedule derived Estimates To Complete (ETCs) and EV statistical EAC data

    o    Cost to Complete (EAC) for financial reporting.

    o    Schedule performance data

    ·         Organising and chairing meetings

    ·         Third parties and customers/subcontractors control and management

    -          Product Assurance (PA) Manager: As Product Assurance Manager (6 engineers team) in charge of the management activities (planning, schedules, subcontractors definition and qualification) related to the  delivery of  the following Data Packages

    ·         PA Plan: definition of the PA activities, activities schedule, technical risk pre-assessments, risk reduction plan, team members responsibilities,

    ·         PA Audit Plan: subcontractor’s selection, monitoring, auditing and management.

    ·         PA Reporting: inputs to the monthly programme report

    -          Bid Manager: I was involved by my Program Managers to support them in answering the proposals for two  previous programs:

    ·         In TELESAL program (client Italian Space Agency) I supported the senior managers in the totality of the bidding process. My prime responsibilities were supervising the proposal compilation, writing its management sections and internally negotiating the costing and price calculations. In addition, I was involved in schedules, deliverables lists, management plans, management of risks and work package descriptions supervision.

    ·         As Junior Bid Manager, in the VEGA program (client Dataspazio) the proposal was concerning the RAMS activities on the part of its ground segment. I delivered the part of the proposal concerning the schedules, deliverables lists, the work packages descriptions (agreed with engineering teams both internal and external) and some part of the management plans, including the preparation of cost packs and budgets control.

    Ø  MARCH  2003 – DECEMBER 2004

    I worked for Space EngineeringS.p.A.(Rome), an Italian SME leader in the Italian space business involved in several ESA (European Space Agency), ASI (Italian Space Agency) programmes:

    -          Product Assurance Engineer - RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety): I worked in a team of 6 engineers tasked with the analyses of availability, reliability, maintainability and safety for space and telecommunications system (both HW and SW). The team operated to the ECSS industry standards specifically the “Q” series and was focused on the following analyses: RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety), FMECA (Failure mode, effects and criticality analysis), FTA (Fault Tree Analysis), OA (Outage Analysis) and SCA (Software Criticality Analysis for safety critical space launcher control system).  Main support has been given on COSMO SkyMed, VEGA Ground Segment, Telesal, Sicral 1B and Galileo programmes

    -          Project Implementation Leader for “CADM - Configuration Data Management”: In the frame of the company UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certification, with particular emphasis on the procedures and modules definition associated to:

    ·         Documentation: Identification, Composition and contents, Releasing, Updating, Recording, Distribution and Filing.

    ·         Configuration identification: hardware selection criteria and configuration, configuration item documentation, control documentation, hardware identification.

    ·         Configuration control: classification of changes, change implementation, configuration control board (c.c.b.), interchangeability, waiver & deviation management, waiver definition, deviation definition.

    ·         Configuration status accounting: document status list (d.s.l.), configuration item data list (c.i.d.l.), change status list (c.s.l.), configuration verification, acceptance data package (a.d.p.).

    ·         Design review: Baseline definitions, design review objectives, data package composition, review conclusions.

    -          Quality Internal Auditor: I followed the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certification iter, looking after the definition, control and implementation of company procedures and the planning-execution of Internal audit following the ISO 10011:1994 e UNI EN ISO 19011:2003 directions. In particular the most relevant activities were:

    ·         Annual audit plan development using the appropriate risk-based methodology and its submission to the Quality Manager for review and approval.

    ·         To implement the annual audit plan

    ·         To report the results to the Quality Manager and to report on the implementation status of prior audit recommendations.

    ·         To provide reports to the Quality Manager on any issues related to significant external audits such as audit at subcontractor’s sites or audits conducted by costumers.

    ·         To provide advisories and consulting services to assist the Quality Manager in meeting its objectives, including participating in the development or modification of major information systems.

    Ø  June  2003 – April 2004

    -          Junior Configuration Manager for TeS - Teleinformatica e Sistemi s.r.l(Rome) for the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 - Vision 2000 certification process. Space Engineering S.p.A controls the whole TeS share capital. It shares with Space Engineering S.p.A the same facilities (offices, LAN, HR management etc…).

    §       Configuration Data Management Activities: definition with the QM of procedures and modules for:

    ·         Documentation: Identification, Composition and contents, Releasing, Updating, Recording, Distribution and Filing.

    ·         Configuration identification: hardware selection criteria and configuration, configuration item documentation, control documentation, hardware identification.

    Ø  january 2002 – decembr 2002

    As Logistic Consultant for ElettroPetroli S.p.A (Florence): study and development of the new warehouse including the personnel organization, the warehouse layout and the SAP R3 (MM module) implementation.


     

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING  

    Ø  November  2011

    “QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (ISO 9001:2008)” -  Pera Training

    Principal subjects:Quality management system, process-based approach audit, qualitymanual and procedures, quality policy/objectives, quality plan, quality records, audit plan, Non-Conformance control
     

    IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors)  Certified Course - Course Certification #: A17047)

    Ø  June 2011

    Quality Assurance for Space Projects”- International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety  – IAASS

    Principal subjects:Quality Organisation, Manual, Procedures, Plans and Records, Audits, Non-Conformance Control, Inspections, Training, Qualifications/Certifications

    Ø  November 2005 - April 2006

    “Strategic Project Management”- Universityof Bologna

    Principal subjects: Strategic Approach to Projects, Business models, Advanced change strategy, Project Risk Analysis and Management, Project Procurement, Strategic Project Management and Decision Making

    Ø  January 2005 – MAY 2005

    “Principles of Project Management” Roman Engineering Board- Rome

    Ø  October 2004

    “Uni En Iso 19011:2003 Internal audit” CERMET – Roma: Internal audit methodologies  and planning in according with ISO 10011:1994 e UNI EN ISO 19011:2003 directions

     

    STUDIES

    Ø  Executive Master in Business Administration (ASFOR accreditation – EFMD European Foundation for Management Development) with Alma Graduate School - Profingest Management School of Bologna (the duration is fixed in 2 years).

    -          Modules: Basic Management, Marketing & Sales, Operation Management, HR Management, Accounting, Finance, Advanced Strategy.

    -          Elective Module: Strategic project management

    Ø  Laurea in Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan with Logistic & Industrial Process specialization (BS+MS equivalent).

    -          Main subjects: Technological  process, Process Plants Improvement, Statistical Failure Analysis & Maintenance, Failure Investigation Techniques (FMEA/FMECA – FTA - Cause and Effect/Ishikawa diagram), Project Management, Industrial Plants, Plants Management, Logistic.

    -          Subject of the graduation project: “Just in Time and Lean Production principles in the aeronautics  plant engineering: Umbra Cuscinetti S.p.A case” – The Umbra Cuscinetti S.p.A  is a excellence Boeing supplier for the 747,737,767 and 777 airplanes, and works as supplier with Italian Air Force for Tornado, Eurofighter, F-18 airplanes.

    -          April – May 2001: Everett (Seattle WA – USA) -  stage at Umbra Inc. (Umbra Cuscinetti Group company) in collaboration with Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group with subject “lean production and JIT implementation studies for aeronautics companies”

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES

    Ø  English: Fluent

    Ø  German:  Basic

    Ø  French:  Basic

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    MsProject, MSOffice:                     Excellent Knowledge 

    Item & Relex RAMS Toolkit:         Excellent Knowledge (RAMS analysis software)

    Frestimate:                                         Excellent Knowledge (software for RAMS analysis on software)

    Visio:                                                   Good Knowledge

    DOORS:                                              Good Knowledge

    SAP R3:                                              Basic Knowledge of MM module

    INTERNATIONAL STANDARD

    Ø  ECSS STANDARD

    Space project management 

    ·         ECSS-M-ST-10C                     Project planning and implementation

    ·         ECSS-M-ST-10-01C               Organization and conduct of reviews

    ·         ECSS-M-ST-40C                     Configuration and information management

    ·         ECSS-M-ST-60C                     Cost and schedule management

    ·         ECSS-M-70A                           Integrated logistic support

    ·         ECSS-M-ST-80C                     Risk management

    Product assurance management

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-10C Product assurance management                                                                               

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-10-04C                Critical-item control                                                                                

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-10-09C                Nonconformance control system                                                        

    Quality assurance

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-20C Quality assurance            

    Dependability assurance

    ·         ECSS-Q-30B                            Dependability

    ·         ECSS-Q-30-01A                      Worst case circuit performance analysis

    ·         ECSS-Q-30-02A                      Failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-30-09C                Availability analysis

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-30-11C                Derating - EEE components

    Safety assurance

    ·         ECSS-Q-40B                            Safety           

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-40-02C                Hazard analysis                                                                                      

    ·         ECSS-Q-ST-40-12C                Fault tree analysis - Adoption notice ECSS / IEC 61025

    Ø  Other Standards

    ·         MIL-HDBK-217                      Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment

    ·         MIL-HDBK-338B                   Electronic Reliability Design Handbook (October 98)

    ·         MIL-STD-756B                       Notice 1 Reliability Modelling and Prediction (August 92)

    ·         ISO 9001:2008                        Quality management systems -- Requirements

    ·         DEF-STAN 00-55                    Requirements for safety related Software in defence equipment

    ·         DEF-STAN 00-56                    Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems

    ·         IEC 61508                                Safety Standard for Safety Instrumented System

    ·         ESARR                                      Eurocontrol Safety Regulatory Requirement

    ·         ED-153                                      Guidelines for ANS software safety assurance

    ·         ED-78A                                     Guidelines for approval of the provision and use of air  traffic services supported

                                                                by data communications

    ·         ED-120                                      Safety and performance requirements standard for air traffic data link services in

        continental airspace

    ·         ED-122                                      Safety and performance standard for air traffic data link services in oceanic and

                                                                remote airspace

    ·         DO-178B                                   Software Considerations in airborne system and equipment certification


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