CMC Electronics

Fast, streamlined, compliant development of next-generation flight management systems

Published on 23 Feb 2016

Greater traceability helps facilitate compliance, eliminate defects, and deliver quality products.

Claude Provençal, Program Manager SFM, CMC Electronics

Customer
CMC Electronics

Industry
Aerospace & Defense

Deployment country
Canada

Overview

Owned by Esterline Corporation, a specialized manufacturing company that principally serves the aerospace and defense markets, CMC Electronics designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the aviation and global positioning markets.

Business need
To develop its next-generation flight management systems, CMC sought a new object-oriented, model-based process that would help comply with the DO-178C and ARP 4754A/4761 aviation industry standards.

Solution
CMC designed a new development process based on IBM continuous engineering solutions. To test it, CMC ran a pilot with two projects – one using the new approach, and the other using legacy tools.

Benefits
The new process provides greater traceability, automates reporting for DO-178C compliance, enables earlier testing to reduce defects, promotes reusability, increases productivity, and reduces costs.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Rational DOORS, Rational Publishing Engine, Rational Rhapsody

Services
Software Services for Rational, Rational Services

Solution
A&D: Product Lifecycle Management, Continuous Engineering, Product & Systems Development, Enabling Business Flexibility, Automation

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