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DO-200A Training | DO-200B Processing Aeronautical Data

DO-200A training provides you the principals, methods, and requirements for avionics databases.  We will discuss the differences and similarities of DO-200A and DO-178 databases and the techniques are used during the development of each. You also will become familiar with the ecosystem modification of DO-200A avionics data, from the conceptual stage all the way to the end-user.

DO-200A and DO-200B are standards developed by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) for data processing quality assurance and data quality management in the aviation industry. DO-200A was first released in 1992 and DO-200B is a more recent update that was released in 2013.

The primary purpose of both standards is to ensure that aeronautical data is of high quality, accurate, and reliable throughout the entire data handling process. This includes the interface to a data supplier, receipt of the data, processing of the data, database distribution, and the interface to a customer.

DO-200B is an improvement over DO-200A, with a greater focus on data security, the aeronautical data chain, tool qualification, and expanded definitions and clarity. DO-200B also places greater emphasis on overall aeronautical data, whereas DO-200A was more navigation-oriented.

Both standards provide guidance for ensuring the sanctity of aeronautical data throughout its entire lifecycle, from inception and analysis to revision, usage, and feedback. They require planning, data requirements, processing requirements, and proof of related processes. These items must then be validated and verified throughout the data chain, with both the data supplier and user sharing responsibility for ensuring data integrity.

DO-200A is a guidance document produced by RTCA, Inc. that provides guidelines and recommendations for the processing and management of aeronautical data. It is specifically focused on the data quality assurance and data quality management aspects of aeronautical data processing. The guidelines in DO-200A are intended to ensure that aeronautical data is processed and maintained with a high level of accuracy, completeness, and timeliness throughout its lifecycle, from data collection to dissemination. The guidelines are intended for use by all organizations involved in the handling of aeronautical data, including data suppliers and users.

DO-200B is a standard developed by RTCA (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) and EUROCAE (European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment) for the development, implementation, and assessment of aeronautical data quality assurance and data quality management processes. It is an updated version of DO-200A, which was more navigation-oriented, while DO-200B has an increased focus on overall aeronautical data, data security, and expanded definitions. DO-200B provides the minimum standards for ensuring aeronautical data integrity throughout the entire chain of data usage, from inception to feedback, and is part of the overall Aviation Development Ecosystem.


DO-200A training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Quality assurance
  • Certification personnel

Course Outline

  • Overview of DO-200A/B
  •  DO-200A Features
  • Tiers of AIM Stakeholders
  • Aeronautical Data Supply Chain
  • Aeronautical Data Flow
  • Aeronautical Data Management
  • AIS-AIM Roadmap
  • Data Quality Characteristics

Key Elements of DO-200A

  • Data processing quality assurance
  • Data quality management
  • Data handling process
  • Interface management
  • Compliance and certification

Key Elements of DO-200B

  • Increased focus on overall aeronautical data
  • Data security
  • Aeronautical data chain
  • Tool qualification
  • DO-330
  • Expanded definitions/clarity

Requirements for the Quality Assurance of Aeronautical Data

  • Data management process
  • Requirements for the development and maintenance of aeronautical databases
  • Data currency, accuracy, completeness, and consistency
  • Guidance on the data validation process
  • Use of data sources and the establishment of validation criteria
  • Guidance on the database maintenance process
  • Revision management and the incorporation of changes
  • Guidance on the certification of aeronautical databases
  • Requirements for system testing and validation
  • Guidance on the security of aeronautical databases
  • Protection of sensitive information and the use of encryption

DO-200A/200B Workshops

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