Software Services Leadership Team

Rafael Blanco – Director, IV&V

Rafael Blanco, Director of IV&VMr. Blanco has extensive experience with Software Verification and Validation of Avionics systems and components. He has performed verification (integration testing, module testing, reviews) on Bleed Air Systems, Mechanical Actuators, Fuel Pumps, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Engine Controls, Starters, Pneumatic Systems Equipment, Cooling Systems, Fly-by-Wire Systems and Flight Management Systems. With over 20 years of experience in testing and project management, he has successfully brought his customers through FAA (Transport Canada, JAA) certifications for DO-178 projects both as a Verification Engineer and a Project Manager.




Jed Higgins – Director, Software Engineering

Jed Higgins - Director, Software EngineeringJed has been writing software for over 25 years now. He has a background in electronics (trained by the U.S. Air Force) and holds a MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has developed software for embedded real time systems, factory automation, human-machine interfaces, as well desktop-/server-based applications using a variety of GUI tools and databases.


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