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Unsettled Topics Concerning Airworthiness Cyber-Security Regulation

2020-08-21
EPR2020013
The "Dreamliner," the first true "flying data center," could no longer be certified for airworthiness ignoring "sabotage," like the classic safety regulation for commercial passenger aircraft – as its extensive application of data networks, including enhanced external digital communication, forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), for the first time, to set "Special Conditions" for cyber-security. In the 15 years that followed, airworthiness regulation followed suit, and all key rule-making, regulation-making, and standard-making organizations weighed in to establish a new airworthiness cyber-security superset of legislation, regulation, and standardization. ...In the 15 years that followed, airworthiness regulation followed suit, and all key rule-making, regulation-making, and standard-making organizations weighed in to establish a new airworthiness cyber-security superset of legislation, regulation, and standardization. The resulting International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) resolutions, U.S. and European Union (EU) legislation, FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulation and the DO-326/ED-202 set of standards are about to become the new standards for legislation, regulation, and best practices as soon as 2020, and in fact – some of them are already in effect.
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