202324 Jan

Wind River supports Airbus in its certification milestone for automatic air-to-air refuelling


It is an honour to work with Airbus and play an important role in its latest A3R achievement,” said Avijit Sinha, Chief Product Officer, Wind River. Wind River is able to help customers successfully navigate the challenges and complexities around certification.” “Airbus is the first worldwide company to certify airborne military equipment with an embedded multicore processor to the highest assurance level DAL-A covering CAST-32A requirements. In addition to delivering its proven industry-leading technologies, Wind River was a trusted advisor to help identify milestones, and potential obstacles, and develop key metrics during the process to ensure that the system architecture was on the right track,” said Andrés Morán Valero, Multicore Certification Team Leader, Air Refuelling Software group, Airbus. In A3R, advanced technologies can identify the receiving aircraft’s shape and its refuelling receptacle, then perform automated contact and fuel transfer while flying at a high altitude. Proven in the most challenging safety-critical applications, VxWorks 653 makes it easier and more cost-effective for technology suppliers to meet the stringent safety certification requirements of EN 50128, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ED-12C / DO-178C.

Source: Electronicspecifier