What is Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE)?
The FACE Consortium, led by The Open Group, is aviation-focused and made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers, and users. FACE aims to standardize approaches to bring open standards software to avionics systems. These avionics systems will result in lower implementation costs for the U.S. government and other adopters of the standard. Using the Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA), Open Architecture (OA), and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), FACE supports a robust architecture for enabling software development.
RTCA DO-254 / EUROCAE ED-80 Safety Certifiable COTS
DO-254 safety certification for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles can be a costly and time-consuming undertaking, especially if the process is new to your organization. Working with a vendor that can provide safety certifiable COTS solutions that are designed for use in systems with Design Assurance Level A using AMC 20-152A as a means of compliance for safety certification can significantly reduce your program’s cost, development time, and overall certification risk.