"Dear colleagues, as its chair it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Software Safety for Airborne Systems conference. I am very excited about an interesting and very relevant conference program on the DO-178C / ED-12C standard, its adoption in industry and its future development. My personal research interest is devoted to the development of design and analysis methods for complex cyber-physical systems. I am hence looking forward to, amongst others, presentations addressing formal methods, model-based development and tool qualification, areas in which the DO-178C standard is reflecting the state of the art in research and practice. I wish you an excellent conference stay in this beautiful city of Berlin."