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AVISTA® Software and Systems Engineering Services

 

Esterline Control Systems - AVISTA provides safety-critical and mission-critical software development and systems engineering services to the world’s leading aerospace, defense, medical and industrial manufacturers. Since 1987, we’ve led the industry with the right combination of people and processes, and a deep commitment to our client’s success. With the most experienced DO-178B development team in the industry, our team does the work right, the first time, ensuring high-quality results for a lower overall cost.

News and Updates

Steve Ungs to head AVISTA
To help position Esterline AVISTA for the quickly evolving and increasingly competitive global software services market, Steve Ungs will step in as vice president/general manager of AVISTA, it was announced by Michel Potvin, president of Esterline Control Systems.

Steve UngsUngs joins Esterline after 28 years at Rockwell Collins, where he grew the company's software engineering capabilities by leading the development of multiple avionics products.

Former AVISTA President Tim Budden was instrumental in recruiting Ungs and will now focus on developing new technology and products. We expect their teamwork will strengthen AVISTA's world-class leadership in innovative CMMI Level 5 software services for aerospace.


 

Esterline AVISTA has completed its third successful CMMI® for Development appraisal this past May
We use CMMI to continually improve processes to provide high-quality services to our customers. CMMI is a process improvement model and certification that is required by many DOD and government programs, especially for software development. CMMI processes are rated at five maturity levels: Initial, Repeatable, Defined, Quantitatively Managed, and Optimizing.

The AVISTA implementation has been rated CMMI Maturity Level 5 (Optimizing) since 2007, and was featured in the 2012 Jan/Feb CMMI-focused edition of CrossTalk magazine.

We are one of less than 20 American organizations that are CMMI v1.3 for Development Maturity Level 5 (per the CMMI Institute), as well as one of less than 175 companies worldwide rated at Maturity Level 5.


 

NDIA Conference Presentation
The National Defense Industrial Association held its 12th Annual CMMI® Conference November 5-8, 2012. The gathering focused on process improvement ROI and program performance benefits. Our own Craig Hale presented again on real-time process improvement and boosting team effectiveness.


 

Client Quotes

“Once again your engineering team has exceeded my expectations… I appreciate that I can count on the AVISTA team to execute all of my (project) work on or ahead of schedule and on or below budget.”

“AVISTA made it happen, they gave us the smart resources, integrity, and expertise to manage and execute (the) program. FAA audits were always a breeze with your…team on-board. In the land of low-cost outsourcing, it is nice to have a real low-cost partner who adds value…”


 

CMMI Level 5 Certified

Esterline Control Systems - AVISTA Holds Highest CMMI® Rating. AVISTA is one of only about 20 US companies to achieve Level 5. With its ISO 9001:2008 quality certification and CMMI Level 5, the AVISTA team leads US-based service providers in high maturity processes and offers lower overall development costs

 

Completed Projects

Case: Supporting Manufacturer’s Legacy Product Sales
As avionics system manufacturers outsource more software development to focus on their core businesses, AVISTA services often helps with proposals to aircraft platform manufacturers. That was the case with a flight management system (FMS) legacy upgrade opportunity.

The dual use (commercial and military) FMS system needed to be upgraded to meet DO-178B requirements. The team's expertise in FMS software development, DO-178B requirements, and gap analysis for legacy system upgrades were all critical for the manufacturer's proposal.

The AVISTA team created estimates for the legacy upgrade, as well as estimates for new development work associated with the end product. This Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimate, a very early cost estimate, proposes development methods to maximize the reuse of software artifacts to minimize cost and schedule impacts. The team also worked closely with the client to complete the final proposal.

While AVISTA services focuses on providing outsourced software and systems development services, our expertise and extensive, historical project management data can often help manufacturers in their proposals, as well as with their request for proposal (RFP) and statement of work (SOW) development.