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

DO-200A is the standard used to develop, support implementation, and assess change of data processing quality assurance and data quality management – DO-200B is a modest upgrade to DO-200A.

Data quality is defined by several characteristics including accuracy, resolution, integrity (referred to as assurance level), timeliness, completeness, traceability and format. This includes the interface to a data supplier, receipt of the data, processing of the data, database distribution, and the interface to a customer.

Implementing a process complying with requirements, RTCA’s DO-200A provides a level of assurance that the data quality is maintained throughout all phases of the data handling process within an organization.

DO-200B has an increased focus on the overall aeronautical data (DO-200A was somewhat more “navigation” oriented), data security, aeronautical data chain, increased scope/definition of tool qualification and DO-330, and expanded definitions/clarity. DO-200B provides the “minimum” standards.

DO-200B is part of the overall Aviation Development Ecosystem, which includes airborne and ground-based software/systems combined with formalized Safety processes.

DO-200B requires planning, data requirements, processing requirements and proof of related processes; these items must then be validated and verified throughout the data-chain, beginning with data receipt and ending with data transmission. Both data Supplier and User share responsibility for ensuring data integrity.

According to the FAA, the intent of DO-200A is to address the specific issues of the aeronautical data process by requiring organizations to have in place an acceptable quality management system (QMS) based on the requirements associated with the aeronautical data process.

RTCA/DO-200A does not ensure the quality of Contracting State-originated data that is being addressed through other means such as an ICAO standard.

DO-200A Training, Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data, with DO-200B Update

DO-200A Training Course Description

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, aka the Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data, is a foundation of the present aviation systems. DO-178 and DO-278 serve as a mindshare, while DO-200A operates as the workhorse based on which all the modern aircraft defined. The reason is because DO-200A oversees the tools via which data required for secure airplane functions are gathered, efficient, used, and sustained.

DO-200B Update is included.

DO-200A Training

DO-200A training teaches you the standards for the following aeronautical aspects:

  • The mandatory guidelines for analyzing the aeronautical data
  • The data applied to navigate, plan flight, provide terrain awareness, simulate flights, and etc.
  • Developing, modification, and support aeronautical data requirements
  • Deliver data quality

Although DO-200A is a descendant of DO-178, it not a copy of DO-178.  In fact, DO-200A demonstrates a completely different type of principle, in which the data quality is maintained, ensured, and provided across the data processing sequence.  DO-200A training course will clarify such differences and elaborates what are the differences between quality “data” certification DO-200A and avionics software DO-178.

TONEX DO-200A training is a combination of theoretical material and practical exercise. Practical activities include labs, group activities, and hands-on workshops.

DO-200B updates with Letters of Approval (LOA), processes, tools, and best practices.

RTCA/DO-200B updates include:

  • Revisions to the standard reflecting integrity provisions and lessons learned from
    previous LOA activities,
  • Expansion from a navigation data-centric focus to include all types of aeronautical
    data (e.g., navigation, terrain, obstacle, airport mapping, and other purposes),
  • Revisions to improve linkages with current industry and regulatory activities (e.g.,
  • Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) / Next Generation Air Transportation
  • System (NextGen), Performance Based Navigation (PBN), System Wide Information
    Management (SWIM), Aeronautical Data Quality (ADQ), etc.) and other updates,
  • Improved characterization of data quality requirements (DQRs),
    Adapted RTCA/DO-330, Software Tools Qualification Considerations, to provide
    better structure and consistency for database production tool qualification,
  • Improved content and guidance on validation and verification activities,
  • New requirements and guidance on security for aeronautical data processing,
    Improved guidance on documentation and evidence of compliance,

Learn about:

  • DO-200A’s true goals
  • The ways to obtain DO-200A Letters of Approval (LOA)
  • What you need to have for DO-200A
  • How the data quality requirements stated, managed, and verified
  • The methods can be applied for DO-200A and when such methods should be qualified
  • The role of DO-200A quality assurance and audits
  • The mandatory DO-200A processes requirements
  • The DO-200A Best Practices and effective strategies
  • The foundation of DO-201 and how it associated to DO-200
  • How to cut down the DO-200A compliance costs
  • How to make the processes faster


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

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Quality assurance
  • Certification personnel

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of DO-200A training, the attendees are able to:

  • Comprehend the fundamental principals of DO-200A’s
  • Comprehend and explain the exact goals of DO-200A for Data Chain Integrity
  • Explain the DO-200A database
  • Describe the definition of data
  • Clarify the differences between data “Supplier” and “User”
  • Comprehend the DO-200A’s Planning Process
  • Comprehend the DO-200A’s Verification Process
  • Comprehend the DO-200A’s Quality Assurance
  • Comprehend the DO-200A’s Configuration Management
  • Discuss and provide the DO-200A’s Data Quality Requirements
  • Reduce the DO-200A’s processing cost and schedule
  • Discuss the usual DO-200A mistakes
  • Implement the proper strategies to avoid and reduce these mistakes
  • Apply the DO-200A best practices

Course Outline

Overview of DO-200A

  • Meaning of DO-200A
  • History and evolution path of DO-200A
  • Principals and concepts
  • Tools and methods
  • Letter of Approval documentation
  • DO-200A best practices
  • DO-200A data processing

 DO-200A Features

  • Fundamental principles
  • Data Chain Integrity
  • DO-200A database
  • Data “Supplier” vs data “User”
  • Planning Process
  • Planning Verification Process
  • Planning Quality Assurance
  • Planning Configuration Management
  • Data Quality Requirements
  • Project management roles
  • Mitigating cost and schedule
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid/reduce them
  • Best practices and effective strategy
  • Aeronautical Data Processing
  • Quality management data audits
  • Applying AC-20-153A for DO-200A

Tiers of AIM Stakeholders

  • State civil aviation authority
  • State designated service provider
  • Commercial service provider
  • End user

Aeronautical Data Supply Chain

  • Data originators
    • Airports
    • CNS Infrastructure
    • Airspace designers
    • ATC
  • ICAO standards
    • State AIS Organizations
  • Industry standards
    • Commercial Data Providers
    • Avionics Database Processors
  • End users
    • Airlines
    • Pilots

Aeronautical Data Flow

  • Data currents
    • State data
    • Customer data
    • Supplier data
  • Commercial data provider
    • Collect
    • Assess
    • Aggregate
    • Standardize
    • Settle
    • Arrange
    • Combine
    • Add value
    • Distribute
  • Products
    • Navigation data services
    • Charting services
    • Function services

Aeronautical Data Management

  • Digital
  • Quality assured
  • Standardized
  • Shared
  • Unified
  • Timely

AIS-AIM Roadmap

  • Stage 1 – Consolidation
    • Quality criteria
    • AIRAC obedience
    • Execute coordinate reference standard (WGS-84)
    • Delivery of terrain and difficulty data
  • Phase 2 – Going Digital
    • Data driven protocols
    • eAIP
    • Quality and accessibility improvement
  • Phase 3 – Information Management
    • Fully digital data management
    • Digital data exchange
    • Further quality and accessibility improvement

Data Quality Characteristics

  • Accuracy
  • Resolution
  • Integrity
  • Timeliness

 DO-200A Training

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