2/5/2002 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) today announced Raytheon is preparing to begin Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) FAA acceptance testing. WAAS was built on Wind Riverís Tornado® for DO-178B development environment, which includes the VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS). Following FAA acceptance, Tornado for DO-178B and the rest of the WAAS system will be certified for commercial flight navigation use. The FAA tests will ensure WAAS is compliant with its system and software requirements as well as with the DO-178B standard ó an internationally recognized standard created by the non-profit organization, Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. The standard is comprised of 66 software certification safety objectives for airborne systems and equipment.
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