BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, test tools, and consultancy services, today announced it has been approved as one of the first six Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Verification Authorities (VA). With designated FACE VA status, LDRA is empowered to provide independent FACE conformance verification for customers in the aerospace and defense industry.
“The approval of LDRA as a FACE VA underscores our commitment to supporting the adoption of the FACE Technical Standard,” said Ian Hennell, Operations Director, LDRA. “LDRA is uniquely positioned in offering verification authority services in tandem with industry standard tool suites. This helps to reduce the cost of developing and verifying FACE conformant software, while also improving software quality through lifecycle traceability, automated code analysis, and software verification.”
The approval builds upon FACE VA experience within the LDRA Certification Services (LCS) team, which can also boast significant experience and expertise in standards conformance and airworthiness, including DO-178B/C delivery and certification. LCS offers FACE software suppliers a comprehensive set of Unit of Conformance (UoC) certification support services, including FACE VA Service and FACE Conformance Tool-based support.
The LCS VA role begins when the UoC supplier submits a Software Verification Package that includes the Statement of Conformance, Conformance Verification Matrix (CVM) Verification Evidence, Binaries and the Data Model. The LCS team will then determine conformance, primarily by meeting the appropriate criterial in the Conformance Verification Matrix (CVM).
Building on the LDRA Tool Suites
LDRA’s industry-first tool suites for FACE Conformance and Software Quality automates test execution and reporting of the FACE VA evidence and processes, and traceability to the FACE Technical Standard and the Conformance Verification Matrix. The tool suites enforce FACE coding standards to ensure FACE Conformant API calls, while unit testing capabilities create harnesses to test the I/O interface of the UoC.
“LDRA tools have been used on hundreds of Level A certifications in accordance with DO-178, while LCS have a 10 year track record of leading FAA and EASA commercial aerospace certifications,” Hennell observed. “LDRA is a member of the FACE Technical Working group, Business Working group, the Enterprise Architecture Airworthiness subcommittee, and the FACE VA community of practice (CoP), and is a regular participant in the FACE Technical Interchange Meetings. We have the expertise and experience to underpin the successful development of a conformant UoC.”
Availability of products and services
LCS FACE VA services are available now. Visit the LDRA FACE page for more information about LDRA FACE tool suites and services, or www.opengroup.org/face for more information about the FACE standard. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or download a free 30-day trial of the LDRA tool suite.
For more than 40 years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security-, and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and elimination, and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA has headquarters in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and India coupled with an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit www.ldra.com.