Archive For December, 2009

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Case study: Ultra Datel safety-critical avionics upgrade using COTS

I recently had the privilege of working with one of our partners, LDRA, and one of our customers, Ultra Datel, on writing a case study of their experiences of a mid-life upgrade of an existing avionics system. What caught my attention was the fact that the existing system was uncertified, and the upgrade involved migrating the existing system to a…

First flight of the Boeing 787

Today, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight from Everett, Washington. One of our Wind River colleagues, Chip Downing, was able to attend this historic event in person, and shot the following video: This is the culmination of years of development of a completely new aircraft which uses many state-of-the-art technologies to significantly improve efficiency, operating range and passenger…