The Open Group FACE™ Consortium Momentum Continues with NAVAIR TIM Event

Companies to demonstrate FACE™ certified products in Maryland

The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium and LDRA are pleased to announce a ground breaking Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) FACE Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) and Exhibition, to be held on October 17, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina in Solomons, MD.

The event follows the launch of the FACE Conformance Program, the subsequent momentum of major organizations achieving FACE Conformance, and the recent procurement pull from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army. It presents another opportunity for FACE Consortium members to showcase their efforts toward developing certified FACE conformant products and tools that promote reusable war-fighting capabilities for the services.

The Open Group FACE Consortium is a government and industry partnership formed to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. It has grown into an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers and users. It provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business strategy that promote acquisition of affordable software systems, innovation and rapid integration of portable capabilities across global defense programs, and higher efficiency to deploy capabilities.

LDRA are an active contributor to the FACE Consortium, and their verification workflow and software analysis technologies are instrumental to the deployment of safety and security-critical airborne applications, including those calling out FACE requirements. LDRA will be demonstrating how its products help software development teams in the FACE conformance workflow.

Our hosts from NAVAIR have put together a great line-up of speakers including a keynote by Ms. Leslie D. Taylor, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Executive Director. Attendees will also hear presentations from industry and government, detailing the positive impact of FACE adoption for buyers (end users), suppliers, integrators, and business representatives, including both Business and Technical lessons learned.

The event will run throughout the day, with over 30 partners from industry and government showcasing examples of products and tools that are certified conformant to or are aligned with the FACE Technical Standard.


Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marin
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688

October 17, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

This event is open to anyone interested in open standards and open architectures for aviation systems. There is no fee to attend, but attendees should register in advance. For more information and to register, please visit:

About The Open Group

The Open Group is an international vendor–‐and technology–‐neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices.  The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality.  Further information on The Open Group can be found at

About LDRA

For more than 40 years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security-, and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the United Kingdom with subsidiaries in the United States and India coupled with an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit

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