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Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY-178B Operating System to Be Deployed Throughout the Boeing 787

INTEGRITY Selected for Flight Controls, Surveillance System and Engine Monitoring

Santa Barbara, CA—July 6, 2005Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in operating systems and development tools for safe and secure systems, announced today that its INTEGRITY-178B operating system has been selected for multiple flight-critical systems to be deployed aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft:

  • Honeywell selected INTEGRITY-178B for the 787 flight control electronics, which includes the autopilot and the fly-by-wire system that conveys commands from the pilot to the control surfaces, such as the rudder and elevators.
  • Rockwell Collins selected INTEGRITY-178B for the 787 surveillance system, which warns the pilot about traffic, collision avoidance, terrain, and weather.
  • The Digital System Sciences (DSS) Group of Vibro-Meter selected INTEGRITY 178B for their Vibration and Health Monitoring Systems for the jet engines that will be used on the 787, the General Electric GEnx and Rolls Royce Trent 1000. These Engine Monitoring Units are unique in the avionics industry in that they are physically mounted on the engine, where the environments are severe as compared to most avionics environments.

The 787 joins a growing list of current and next-generation aircraft for which the INTEGRITY-178B operating system has been selected, including the Airbus A380, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F/A-22, Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16, Airbus A400M military transport, Boeing C-17, Boeing B-1B, Boeing B-52, Boeing X-45C Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems and Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

“The 787 is another feather in Green Hills Software’s cap,” commented Chris Lanfear, Director of the Embedded Systems Research Group at Venture Development Corporation. “Green Hills Software’s track record of customer success, technology leadership, and commitment to the aerospace market has catapulted them into a market leadership position. As avionics manufacturers seek to control costs and reduce the risks associated with software development and certification by turning to off-the-shelf products, Green Hills Software provides a compelling solution.”

“The selection of INTEGRITY-178B by multiple 787 suppliers for a diverse range of applications demonstrates Green Hills Software’s leadership in the avionics operating systems market,” said Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. “More and more manufacturers are recognizing that they can significantly reduce the time, cost and risk of avionics software development and certification by taking advantage of Green Hills Software’s unique software and services capabilities.”

With INTEGRITY-178B, Green Hills Software is the only independent software vendor (ISV) that has designed and developed an operating system that complies with the aviation industry standard ARINC 653 1 interface and has been certified to the FAA’s most stringent standard for flight-critical avionics systems: RTCA/DO 178B Level A. Green Hills Software is also the only ISV with in-house engineers experienced both in developing and reviewing the artifacts required for DO-178B Level A certification, including an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER). Green Hills Software’s customers are able to take advantage of this expertise to support certification of their own software.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and device software optimization for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

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