ED Decision 2017/020/R

AMC 20 / Amendment 14 'Airborne software development assurance using EUROCAE ED-12 and RTCA DO-178'

The objective of this Decision is to update AMC-20 in order to provide state-of-the-art means for showing compliance with the applicable airworthiness regulations with regard to the software aspects of airborne systems and equipment in the domain of product certification or European technical standard orders (ETSOs) authorisation. 

This Decision amends AMC 20-115C and aligns it with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 20-115, based on a joint proposal by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA.

The amendments are expected to significantly increase harmonisation with the FAA, have no safety, social or environmental impacts, and provide economic benefits by streamlining the certification process.