Greater traceability helps facilitate compliance, eliminate defects, and deliver quality products.

—Claude Provençal, Program Manager SFM, CMC Electronics,

Business Challenge story

To develop its next-generation flight management systems, CMC sought a new object-oriented, model-based process that would help comply with the DO-178C and ARP 4754A/4761 aviation industry standards.


CMC designed a new development process based on IBM continuous engineering solutions. To test it, CMC ran a pilot with two projects – one using the new approach, and the other using legacy tools.


The new process provides greater traceability, automates reporting for DO-178C compliance, enables earlier testing to reduce defects, promotes reusability, increases productivity, and reduces costs.

Solution Category

  • Middleware
  • IBM Hybrid Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration
  • Solution Components

    • Software Services for Rational
    • Rational Services
    • Rational Publishing Engine
    • Watson IoT Rhapsody