AEEC OKs ‘MAGIC’ Interface Development

By Tish Drake | October 27, 2008
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Airlines, airframers and equipment manufacturers will look into developing a standard, IP-based communication management function that would accommodate dissimilar air-ground datalinks. Representatives to the AEEC General Session, meeting last week in Tulsa, Okla., approved an ARINC Project Initiation/Modification (APIM) document launching the Manager of Air-Ground Interface Communications (MAGIC) project. The end standard, planned in 2011, would be a common interface specification for routing air-ground links such as SwiftBroadband, Ku-band, Aircell Gogo and Gatelink. A first application is seen on the Airbus A350WXB.

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