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GE Aviation Achieves Major Software Appraisal

March 16, 2015 | By Business Wire News


GE Aviation recently received Level 3 appraisal of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) andis the first in the world to demonstrate compliance with the CMMI Security by Design practices (CMMI-DEV V1.3). CMMI is the industry standard for ensuring predictable, high quality software development in the Aviation industry.

“Achieving this milestone reflects the unparalleled commitment by GE Aviation to delivering aviation software which meets the highest levels of performance, quality, and continuous improvement,” said Jim Daily, president, Engineering & Technology Systems for GE Aviation. “This appraisal is unique in that it is not isolated to select projects or products, but instead represents all software developed and delivered by GE Aviation.”

The appraisal was accomplished over a two-week period including the review of more than 4800 artifacts and 17 interviews. The appraisal covered the 18 process areas and the four selected programs including the Flight Management System U11 in Grand Rapids, MI, LEAP and Passport engines in Evendale, OH and the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) in Lynn, MA.

“To take this achievement even further, we took the added step of being the first company to demonstrate compliance with the CMMI Security by Design practices,” added Daily. “Given the increasing global threats from cyber security and the absolute imperative for aviation safety, this rating further demonstrates our relentless commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all of our aviation products. This CMMI appraisal validates our on-going commitment to providing the highest performance, most reliable, and most secure software products to our customers.”

The CMMI® Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to elevating organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to real-world challenges. The Institute is the home of the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development, Services and Acquisition.

CMMI is a process improvement model and SCAMPI is their appraisal methodology developed by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. Five Levels of Maturity can be acquired (Initial, Managed, Defined, Quantitatively Managed and Optimized). GE Aviation Engines & Systems demonstrated capabilities at CMMI-DEV V1.3 Maturity Level 3 (Defined).

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information on GE Aviation, visit

GE Aviation
Jennifer Villarreal, + 1 616 241 8643
Deb Case, +1 513.243.0094


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