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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Pilatus PC-24

Progrms/Projects involved:

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

Depth of Involvement:

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 Pilatus UMS Partial Life Cycle Development of Utility Management Systems Level A, B 3+ years 25+ Person 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:

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    # Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
    1 A380 DSMS Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 13+ years 350+ Person Years
    2 A380 CDS Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level B 13+ years
    3 A380 IMA Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 13+ years
    4 A380 SFCC Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 13+ 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 SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
    1 A350XWB SFCC Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 9+ years 325+ Person Years
    2 A350XWB CDS Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 9+ years
    3 A350XWB cRDC Full Life Cycle Requirements, Design, Sw interface Level A 9+ years
    4 A350XWB VECB Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 9+ 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 SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 A320 SFCC Partial Life Cycle HSIT, LLRT Code & Reviews and Design Reviews Level A 2 years 13+ person years
2 A320 Electronic Ballast Unit Full Life Cycle Obsolescence Engineering and EASA Certification DAL D 2 years 8 person years

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 SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
    1 A400M 615-A Data Partial Life Cycle Design, Coding, Integration, Reviews and System testing Level A 14+ years 50+ Person Years
    2 DCMU CDS Partial Life Cycle LLRT Code & Design Reviews Level A 14+ years

Avionics Retrofit - SmartDeck

MFD: Mulit Function Display for a fully integrated cockpit system

Depth of Involvement:

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 Smart Deck MFD Partial Life Cycle System Testing of the smartDeck Suite Level A 2+ years 10+ 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:

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 Boeing 787 WIPS Partial Life Cycle Compiler Validation, Tool Qual, LLRT, HSIT, Support to Design Level A 6+ years 100+ 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:

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 Mitsubishi LGCU Full Life Cycle Development, Verification of Landing Gear control sw Level A 6+ years 10+ Person Months
2 Mitsubishi SCU Full Life Cycle Development, Verification of Landing Gear control sw Level A 4+ 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

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 KC-390 SCU, LGCU, BTMU, CDCU Partial Life Cycle SW Development and V & V Level A, C 3+ years 31 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.


    # Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
    1 LCA FCS, MC, OAC Partial Life Cycle SW Design and Development, V & V Level A 3+ years 50 Person Years

NH-90

Progrms/Projects involved:

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

Depth of Involvement:

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 NH-90 SMD Partial Life Cycle LLRT. Code & Design Reviews Level A 2+ years 5+ 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:

# Program SubSystem Full/Partial Life Cycle Accord's Scope DAL Level Duration Total Hours Spent
1 ALH CSWS Full Life Cycle Full Life Cycle Level A 3+ years 7+ Person Years
1 ALH CDU Full Life Cycle Full Life Cycle Level B 4+ years