[Webinar Recap] Launch Your Aerospace & Defense Product Development Processes with Jama Connect®

March 9, 2023 Decoteau Wilkerson

Aerospace & Defense

In this blog, we recap the “Launch Your Aerospace & Defense Product Development Processes with Jama Connect®” webinar.

In this webinar, we discuss exciting new features in our updated Jama Connect® for Aerospace & Defense framework. These updates include refreshed solutions for cybersecurity, the DoD Range Safety Requirements Library, and other libraries of standards.

Also, Cary Bryczek, Solutions Director for Aerospace & Defense at Jama Software®, shares best practices in the Jama Connect platform and demonstrates significant new features that can help you further enhance your aerospace and defense product development processes, including:

  • ARP 4761A – Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment
  • DO-326A – Airworthiness Security Process Specification
  • US CFR Parts 21-57 Pre-imported Libraries and Usage
  • Defense MBSE and Digital Engineering Guidance
  • NASA and Air Force Range Safety Requirements
  • European Cooperate with Space Standards (ECSS) Pre-Imported Libraries

Below is an abbreviated transcript and a recording of our webinar.

Launch Your Aerospace & Defense Product Development Processes with Jama Connect®

Cary Bryczek: Let’s get started. So the Airborne Systems Solution. So when we say solution, it’s really a complete set of frameworks, example projects and the procedural documentation that goes along with that. It’s really intended to accelerate your implementation of Jama Connect, especially those that are developing Airborne Systems and the Airborne Systems components that are going to live on these aircraft. When you utilize these frameworks, you can either have zero set up time, so we’re developed the solution to align with the standards and you can also tailor it. So your consultant who does team with you could help you tailor it to meet your very specific business needs as well. So it’s really designed for any organization, whether you’re a startup in the Airborne Systems world or whether you’re a longtime developer of aircraft.

The Airborne Systems Solution is really designed to help you ease the path to regulatory compliance, to help the engineers produce the evidence and collect that evidence in coordination with the regulatory requirements and the industry standards that are used that are requiring the acceptable means of compliance. Today’s. In today’s world, there is a lot of new engineers that are being employed in Airborne Systems development. And really this particular template is helpful to them because it really gets them to understand “How am supposed to do development?” We all know that Airborne Systems development has the most onerous and rigorous standards of any industry. And teaching our new engineers is very time-consuming. So having this template with all of the guidance built into it and the procedure guide really helps our new engineers to get started.

So there’s three components to the Airborne Systems Solution that what we call the data set, a procedure guide, and the success program. The data set essentially is what you get when you install Jama and it has the templates, it has a ready to use configuration that matches those regulations. It has all of the item types, all of the reports, all of the best practices built right in. And then the procedure guides and the documentation of the reports essentially show you how the Airborne Systems template is meeting the industry standards. So how does it meet ARP4754, how do you use the solution to meet DO-178. That’s sort of a thing.

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Bryczek: And then we also pair our solution with specific consulting. So our consultants already are very familiar with the regulations with working with our customers that have been delivering and developing Airborne Systems already, as well as systems engineering best practices. Some of our customers have interesting supply chain needs. And so they might want to use an additional tool that we package called data exchange. That’s just an add-on to the solution.

So when we look at the framework itself, there are a lot of industry standards that we support. These industry standards are the acceptable means of compliance that the FAA and EASA recognize in order to meet type certifications. So we have those processes that come right out of those standards built right in to the framework. So that framework consists of specially configured item types, pick lists and views of that information. Our relationship rules are aligned to the types of trace matrices these particular standards are calling for. We have workflows and guidance for how you conduct reviews of information as well. We have the libraries of standards, so if you need to comply with the different CFR parts, we actually have those pre imported. This is something new that we’ve added and we’ll talk about that a little bit more. The framework includes these document export templates as well as risk templates and analysis templates and more.

Now this is a company with a procedure guide. So along with not only just the template itself in Jama, we give you the procedure guide. You can take this guide and tailor it to meet your specific needs as well. This procedures guide is updated. So as a subscriber to the Airborne Systems Solution, any updates we make or new releases like what we have right now is included with your subscription. It just makes it easy for everyone to kind of understand “How do I use Jama if I need to meet these industry standards?”

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Bryczek: Also with this particular release is the configuration and update guide. So this is new this time around. This particular guide gives a very detailed description of the entire dataset. It includes all of the types that we’ve defined, all of the pick lists that are defined, all of the relationship rules, all of the workflows. So if you need to update from your existing Airborne Systems Solution and take in aspects of the new release, it makes it really easy for you guys to update as well. This might be something as well… So if you tailor from your existing Jama solution and you want to keep track of that, something like this might be a really great way for you to document your own implementation of Jama itself.

So exciting. This is one of the new things. So we have for cybersecurity, DO-326A is an acceptable means of compliance for doing security analyses. There are a significant number of new item types that have been added to the solution that comprise our cybersecurity solution as well as how do you really do the airworthiness security analysis. Essentially there are seven steps to do this particular type of analysis. This really starts with developing your PSecAC. And for those of you who are maybe new to Airborne Systems development or are not familiar with DO-326 or cybersecurity, it is a process that’s sort of done in tandem with both the system development and safety. But this is different in that this is analyzing the intentional unauthorized electronic interaction. So it’s really designed to find ways that hackers or bad actors might be accessing parts of the Airborne Systems that you don’t want them to.

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