Re: Airbus Safety

Date:         26 Oct 98 02:59:33 
From:         "Tarver Engineering" <jtarver@tminet.com>
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JF Mezei wrote in message ...
>Airbus' 320 introduced to the commercial aviation world a totally new
>concept of quality control: SOFTWARE. This is something which the FAA
>failed to realise early on (hence the 320's getting its certification
>before it should have) because the FAA had not had to deal with this
>before.

The Airbus A-320 introduced FAA to PLDs; and thinking that an autorouter is
somehow in need of a higher standard than a compiler wasted much effort.
This caused some important issues to go unaddressed, until a later date.

Where this advantage to Airbus will really play out is the 100PAX
competition.

John