What does "DO" in "DO-160" stand for? Is it short for document? I have searched in internet but it only mentions the document details.


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Is it short for document?

Yes. From Wikipedia:

The designation DO stands for "DOcument".

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    $\begingroup$ And the EUROCAE (European Organization for Civil Aviation Electronics) equivalent of RTCA DO-160 is ED-14. ED stands for EUROCAE Document. Sometimes engineers actually do things that make sense. $\endgroup$
    – Gerry
    Jan 5, 2022 at 3:23

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