Mike on software: Joint Strike Fighter C++ Coding StandardsNeed a C++ coding standard? It's pretty heavy weight, but it's fascinating nonetheless: Lockheed Martin's C++ Coding Standards for the Joint Strike Fighter. I recommend you come up with something much shorter.
It's interesting because I was under the impression that aviation software operated under a QA standard of 100% coverage, measured at the assembly instruction level: every machine instruction must be executed. That's got to be tough to hit, given the instruction stream most C++ compilers generate.