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Systems Architecture and Interfaces (SAI) Subcommittee

Last Update: July 24, 2017

Co-Chairman: Bob Semar - United Airlines
Co-Chairman: Reinhard Andreae - Lufthansa

APIM 16-001: Standardization of Avionics Software Performance and Reliability Metrics (pdf, 52K)
APIM 17:004: Autonomous Distress Tracking (pdf, 186K)
APIM 17-005: Timely Recovery of Flight Data (pdf, 172K)

Goal: Provide technical leadership in the development of ARINC Standards used for new aircraft and major derivatives programs. Work with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to develop standards for CNS/ATM, including standards for equipment capable of satisfying FAA NextGen and the Single European Sky initiative. The SAI Subcommittee investigates the application of new technologies and prepares APIMs where benefits are achievable. APIMs for AEEC Executive Committee consideration are first reviewed by the SAI Subcommittee.

Scope: Broad systems role enables SAI to look at operational objectives, available technologies and potential solutions. SAI will review manufacturer proposals for new systems and equipment, and develop recommendations concerning preferred avionics architecture, desired interfaces and overall systems level engineering. SAI initiatives are aimed at improving flight crew situational awareness through recommendations that promote standards necessary to meet the desires of both airlines and suppliers.

Benefit: The airline voice is clearly articulated in SAI where airline operational needs are applied to supplier proposals to forge industry consensus. These coordinated development efforts result in airline-preferred solutions for the airlines user community and a broad market for the suppliers. A coordinated approach to CNS/ATM will support planned growth while minimizing the number of equipment changes to meet emerging airspace requirements.

AEEC General Session Update:

The SAI work program includes:

  • ADS-B Program
  • Single European Sky Initiative (SESAR)
  • AeroMACS avionics architecture
  • Review APIMs for new ARINC Standards

AEEC Technology Plan:

Draft Circulation: AEEC Technology Plan - Version 01-2010 (pdf, 343K)

Next Meeting Announcement:

Systems Architecture and Interfaces (SAI) Subcommittee (pdf, 479K)
October 17-18, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium
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Last Meeting Report:

Systems Architecture and Interfaces (SAI) Subcommittee
June 13-14, 2017, in Denver, Colorado


Digital Video Working Group

Industry Editor: Tim Keller, Great River Technology

Working Papers:

Corrections to ARINC Specification 818-2: Avionics Digital Video Bus (ADVB) High Data Rate (pdf, 19K)


Software Metrics Working Group

Industry Editor: Reinhard Andreae, Lufthansa

Next Meeting Announcement:

Working Papers :

Current Drafts:

Last Meeting Report:

Software Metrics Working Group
March 14-16, 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany


Global Aircraft Tracking (GAT) Working Group

Industry Editor: Charles Adler, Boeing

Next Meeting Announcement:

Global Aircraft Tracking (GAT) Working Group (pdf, 582K)
August 16-18, 2017, in Renton, Washington
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Working Papers :

Current Drafts:

Last Meeting Report:

Global Aircraft Tracking (GAT) Working Group
June 15-16, 2017, in Denver, Colorado


Staff Contact

Paul Prisaznuk
AEEC Executive Secretary
pjp@sae-itc.org
240.334.2579