The GEARS software has been developed to demonstrate a concept. It is not suitable for operational use in its present form.
Users who wish to deploy GEARS (or any part of the code) in an operational environment or in any other safety critical installation are responsible
-) for evaluating the safety of the GEARS software and
-) for complying with all relevant regulations.
For application in the European ATM environment, there are two relevant regulations:
-) ESARR6: the EUROCONTROL Safety Regulatory Requirement 6 Software in ATM systems,
-) the Commission Regulation 482/2008 establishing a software safety assurance system to be implemented by air navigation service providers,
The EUROCONTROL Institute has training courses and e-learning material in the field of Safety Management.