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Curtiss-Wright and DO-178B/C Software Experts, Mannarino Systems & Software announce Partnership to expand COTS-based Safety-Certifiable Capabilities

October 09, 2017 | BY: John Wranovics

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This exclusive embedded COTS Market Agreement significantly expands safety-critical software, system integration and certification process services for Aerospace & Defense System Integrators

AUSA 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. (Booth #1607) – Monday, October 9, 2017 -- Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division and Mannarino Systems & Software (MANNARINO), a leading provider of safety-critical systems, software and electronic hardware engineering services, today announced a new strategic partnership that greatly expands the capabilities and services available to system designers developing COTS-based DO-254 airborne electronic hardware (AEH) and DO-178B/C software-based safety-certifiable avionics solutions. Under the agreement, exclusive for the embedded COTS aerospace & defense market, MANNARINO will provide Curtiss-Wright and its customers with safety-certifiable software, systems integration support (including the development of life cycle data artifact kits), and expert guidance through safety certification processes. The agreement further strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s leadership position as a supplier of open architecture-based secure and safety-critical subsystems for Aerospace and Defense platforms.

"We are very excited to combine our industry-leading DO-254 safety-certifiable hardware with MANNARINO’s long established expertise in the development of DO-178B/C software, integration of critical avionics systems, and successful navigation of these complex systems through the safety certification process,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “This agreement will deliver a whole new level of safety-certifiable systems capability to our customers.”

"It is a privilege to be partnering with Curtiss-Wright and to assist them in becoming a dominant player in the growing market for COTS-based, certifiable avionics solutions. We at MANNARINO pride ourselves on our reputation for close collaboration with our customers and in the delivery of certifiable systems, software and hardware solutions to the highest quality standards. The trust and recognition that we have now established with Curtiss-Wright through our partnership allows MANNARINO to extend our capabilities to additional customers and market segments,” said John Mannarino, President and Founder of MANNARINO.

Rick Hearn, Curtiss-Wright’s Product Manager for Safety Critical Products, John Mannarino, and Jim Palmer, MANNARINO’s Director of Business Development, will be available to meet with interested customers and media at Curtiss-Wright’s AUSA booth (#1607) throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday, October 9 & 10, 2017.


MANNARINO is a Transport Canada approved Design Approval Organization (DAO) for Airborne Software (RTCA/DO-178) & Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) (RTCA/DO-254) and provides safety-critical systems, software and electronic hardware engineering services to the aerospace, defense, space, simulation and power generation industries. MANNARINO is highly specialized in the specification, design, verification, validation and approval of safety-critical systems with its expertise in the following areas:

  • Airborne Software (RTCA/DO178B/C)
  • Real-Time Software
  • Systems Engineering
  • Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) (RTCA/DO-254
  • RTCA/DO-178B/C Training
  • Industrial Gas Turbine Controls Software & Simulation
  • Aircraft Systems Simulation

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit

For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions DO-254 and DO-178B safety certifiable solutions, please visit


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Author’s Biography

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years experience in the management of media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

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