Airlines to Establish New ARINC Standards at the AEEC General Session

The Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) General Session will be held April 23-26, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. This meeting will feature top technical speakers from around the world.

Symposium topics will include:

  • Big Data and e-Enabled Aircraft
  • Long-Range Communication
  • Aircraft Connectivity
  • Topics Trending in Aviation

The AEEC works in concert with airframe manufacturers and avionic suppliers to develop the “ARINC Standards” used in new aircraft development programs and major retrofit programs. This includes systems and services for NextGen, SESAR, and CARATS airspace improvement initiatives. Today, nearly all commercial and regional aircraft around the world rely on avionics equipment based on the consensus-based standards developed and approved by the AEEC.

AEEC Subcommittee activities have developed a broad range of avionics and infrastructure standards for new aircraft and for major derivative programs. This year 10 technical standards are on the AEEC docket for adoption. When approved, these standards will contribute to improvements in airline communication, navigation and surveillance. The ARINC Standards are used as the basis for design, development, investment, acquisition, life-cycle support, and other business decisions.

ARINC Standards describe avionic systems, cabin systems, information systems, and associated interfaces used by more than 10,000 air transport and business aircraft worldwide. There are three classes of ARINC Standards:

  • ARINC Characteristics: Define the traditional form, fit, function, and interfaces to avionics equipment and associated networks.
  • ARINC Specifications: Define the avionics infrastructure including software operating systems interfaces, electrical interfaces, data buses, physical packaging of avionics equipment, communication, networking, and data security standards.
  • ARINC Reports: Provide guidelines or general information found by the aviation industry to be preferred practices, often related to avionics maintenance, product support, and flight simulator engineering and maintenance. The AEEC General Session is co-located with the Avionics Maintenance Conference.

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For additional questions, please feel free to contact Paul Prisaznuk, AEEC Executive Secretary and Program Director at:

The AEEC was formed in 1949 to provide leadership to the aviation community, namely the airlines, airframe manufacturers, and avionics suppliers that drive aircraft and avionics development.

ARINC Industry Activities (ARINC IA) is a SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program. The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally.

SAE ITC is an affiliate of SAE International. SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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