Eurocontrol hosted a meeting with more than 30 senior representatives from airline engineering departments, airframe manufacturers and the avionics equipment manufacturing industry. Eurocontrol said that the meeting, held at its headquarters in Brussels, yielded eight newly adopted ARINC standards and six newly approved standardization activities.
The Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee’s (AEEC) Mid-Term Session took place from Oct. 19 to 20. That committee is responsible for developing ARINC engineering standards and solutions for the avionics, networks and cabin systems used by the airline community.
“Eurocontrol values the opportunity of working closely with the AEEC and supporting its activities as it allow us to give input and receive feedback from the airlines,” Eurocontrol said. “Their voice is not heard often enough in meetings of technical groups or ICAO and EUROCAE/RTCA.”
The Mid-Term Session acts as an extended meeting of the AEEC executive committee. Members represent organizations including United, Air France/KLM, Alaska, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Lufthansa Group, Southwest, TAP Portugal, UPS, the U.S. Air Force, Airbus and Boeing.
Eight ARINC standards were adopted during the Mid-Term Session. These covered updates to six existing standards and two new ARINC standards:
The executive committee also approved six new standardization activities. These covered: