Aircraft Programs



Aircraft Programs

Over the last 2 decades Accord has been part of numerous Aircraft Programs achieving great success in the Design, Development, Verification and Certification of Safety Critical Avionics Systems. A wide umbrella of aerospace engineering skills is available with us under one roof! Listed below are some samples of the important projects that have been undertaken by Accord, working for Tier-1 Suppliers. These projects highlight the rich expertise Accord has gained over the years.

Accord's involvement has been in every major Aircraft Program, being part of the tremendous evolution seen in the Aerospace Industry

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Airbus 400M

Programs/Projects involved:
  • DL-615A: 615-A Data Loader - Developed a Software to download/upload data from and to the Target Hardware. It uses the UDP/IP stack and TFTP protocol for file transfer over Ethernet/AFDX Network
  • DCMU: Doors Control Monitoring Unit
  • Depth of Involvement:
    # Program Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
    1 A400M615-A DataPartial Life CycleDesign, Coding, Integration, Reviews and System testingLevel A14+ years50+ Person Years
    2 DCMUCDSPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A14+ years

Programs/Projects involved in:

  • DSMS: Doors and Slides Management System - A subsystem that controls Doors and Slides within the aircraft.
  • CDS: Control and Display System - Displays flight information in text and graphics
  • IMA: Integrated Modular Avionics - Development of Modular Reusable Components
  • SFCC: Slats and Flaps Control Computer - Monitors and controls the slats and flaps, key avionics and structures used in take offs and landings.
Depth of Involvement:
# Program Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 A380DSMSPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A13+ years350+ Person Years
2 A380CDSPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel B13+ years
3 A380IMAPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A13+ years
4 A380SFCCPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A13+ years

Airbus 320

Programs/Projects involved in:

SFCC: Slats and Flaps Control Computer - Monitors and controls the slats and flaps, key avionics and structures used in take offs and landings.

Depth of Involvement:
# Program Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 A320SFCCPartial Life CycleHSIT, LLRT Code & Reviews and Design ReviewsLevel A2 years13+ person years
2 A320Electronic Ballast UnitFull Life CycleObsolescence Engineering and EASA CertificationDAL D2 years8 person years

Airbus 350 XWB

Programs/Projects involved:
  • SFCC: Slats and Flaps Control Computer - Monitors and controls the slats and flaps, key avionics and structures used in take offs and landings.
  • CDS: Control and Display System - Displays flight information in text and graphics
  • CRDC: Common Remote Data Concentrator (CRDC) Software - new Age Aircraft Interface Devices (AID) and Configuration Tools
  • SFCC: Slats and Flaps Control Computer - Monitors and controls the slats and flaps, key avionics and structures used in take offs and landings.
Depth of Involvement:
# Program Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 A350XWBSFCCPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A9+ years325+ Person Years
2 A350XWBCDSPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A9+ years
3 A350XWBcRDCFull Life CycleRequirements, Design, Sw interfaceLevel A9+ years
4 A350XWBVECBPartial Life CycleLLRT Code & Design ReviewsLevel A9+ years

Avionics Retrofit - SmartDeck

MFD: Multi Function Display for a fully integrated cockpit system

Depth of Involvement:
# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 Smart DeckMFDPartial Life CycleSystem Testing of the SmartDeck SuiteLevel A2+ years10+ Person Years

Boeing 787

Progrms/Projects involved:

WIPS: Wings Ice Protection System. WIPS prevents/melts ice formation on the Aircraft wings

DL-615A: 615-A Data Loader, Developing a Software to download/upload data from and to the Target Hardware. It uses the UDP/IP stack and TFTP protocol for file transfer over Ethernet/AFDX Network

Depth of Involvement:
# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 Boeing 787WIPSPartial Life CycleCompiler Validation, Tool Qual, LLRT, HSIT, Support to DesignLevel A6+ years100+ Person Months

Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Gulfstream G650, GVII

Progrms/Projects involved:

LGCU: Landing Gear Control Unit - Controls deploying and retraction of landing gear during landing and take-off

SCU: Steering Control Unit SW. Controls Steering wheel while taxiing

Depth of Involvement:
# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 MitsubishiLGCUFull Life CycleDevelopment, Verification of Landing Gear control swLevel A6+ years10+ Person Months
2 MitsubishiSCUFull Life CycleDevelopment, Verification of Landing Gear control swLevel A4+ years

Pilatus PC-24

Progrms/Projects involved:

UMS: Utility - UMS controls and monitors 28 subsystems on Pilatus aircraft.

Depth of Involvement:
# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 PilatusUMSPartial Life CycleDevelopment of Utility Management SystemsLevel A, B3+ years25+ Person Years

Embraer KC-390

Accord has worked on the following subsystems:

Steering Control Unit, Landing Gear Control Unit, Brake Temperature Monitor Unit,

Cargo Door control Unit

# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 KC-390SCU, LGCU, BTMU, CDCUPartial Life CycleSW Development and V & VLevel A, C3+ years31 Person Years

Light Combat Aircraft (LCA):

Accord has performed some of the development activities of the Flight Control System, Mission Computer and has also been instrumental in the development of the OAC for this platform.

# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 LCAFCS, MC, OACPartial Life CycleSW Design and Development, V & VLevel A3+ years50 Person Years

NH-90

Progrms/Projects involved:

SMD: Smart Multifunction Display - Displays flight information in text and graphics

Depth of Involvement:
# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 NH-90SMDPartial Life CycleLLRT. Code & Design ReviewsLevel A2+ years5+ Person Years

Advanced Light Helicopter

Programs/Projects involved:

CSWS: Control Saturation and Warning System - Algorithms implemented for early warning to pilot on Control Saturation, Extreme Mast Movement and Stalls

CDU: Control and Display Unit - CDU acts a display computer for Mission Computer and aids pilot in navigation if there is disconnection from MC or by choice, using the Navigation Database.

Depth of Involvement:
# Programs Sub-System Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 ALHCSWSFull Life CycleFull Life CycleLevel A3+ years7+ Person Years
1 ALHCDUFull Life CycleFull Life CycleLevel B4+ years