Standards, Regulations & Certifications

Critical information about key regulations, certifications, and standards body activities


Leverage COTS IP to speed development, comply with requirements, and mitigate SEE, urges Logicircuit’s Lange

An avionics regulations and certification expert from Logicircuit describes the upcoming FAA National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware conference and its value, commercial off-the-shelf IP, and the path to certification.


Aerospace technology leaders open SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., 13 Aug. 2014. SAE International is holding the SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Neil R. Garrigan, executive manager, Advanced Technology Systems, Programs and Strategy at GE Aviation, is delivering the keynote speech to open the conference.

Big-data analytics framework released for public beta testing

NEWARK, Del., 12 August 2014. ET International Inc. (ETI) has released a beta version of its HAMR big-data analytics framework for testing. After an extensive period of collaborative R&D and private testing, HAMR is now available for market-wide testing by developers and data scientists.


LDRA and Logicircuit sponsor FAA certification conference on systems, software, airborne electronic hardware policy and practice changes

ALPHARETTA, Ga., 8 Aug. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting the 2014 National Systems, Software, and Airborne Electronic Hardware Conference, co-sponsored by Logicircuit in Alpharetta, Ga., and LDRA in Wirral, U.K. This year’s conference, to be held 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., connects industry members and regulators to discuss recent significant changes to policy and practice in aircraft systems, software, and hardware.


FAA promotes use of angle-of-attack systems on general aviation platforms to reduce accidents

WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014. Officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service in Washington issued Information for Operators (InFO) information on the installation, training, and use of non-required/supplemental angle-of-attack (AOA) based systems for general aviation (GA) airplanes.


L-3’s FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder Selected for Embraer E-Jets E2

SARASOTA, Fla., 24 July 2014. Embraer officials have selected the FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system from L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) as its standard forward-fit solution for the E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft program.


AEA to award money for ADS-B upgrades to five aircraft owners at AirVenture

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 23 July 2014. Aircraft Electronics Association officials, to help incentivize owners of general aviation (GA) aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's ADS-B Out mandate, will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.


Gyro-Stabilized Systems introduces ultra-HD airborne surveillance sensor

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Gyro-Stabilized Systems is introducing its S516 RetinEye Ultra-HD airborne sensor during Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific employs Rockwell Collins ARINC eEnabled take-off-to-touchdown information management for B777-300ER aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Cathay Pacific officials begin their operational evaluation of the Rockwell Collins eEnabled Aircraft Solution for complete, take-off-to-touchdown advanced information management on three Boeing 777-300ER commercial aircraft.

Intelligent Aerospace

Groundbreaking Intelligent Aerospace Event Issues Call for Papers

SPOKANE, Wash., 3 July 2014. Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director Courtney E. Howard is issuing a Call for Papers for the Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference, to be held 6-8 Oct. 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Asiana NTSB

NTSB: Mismanaged approach, airspeed, misunderstanding of complex avionics led to Asiana flight 214 crash

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2014. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials in the U.S. have determined that Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed when the airplane descended below the visual glidepath due to several factors, including: the flight crew's mismanagement of the approach and inadequate monitoring of airspeed, as well as autothrottle and autopilot flight director system complexities and the crew's misunderstanding of those systems.

Elbit Systems deploys Aldec DO-254/CTS, passes EASA Level A verification audit

Elbit Systems deploys Aldec DO-254/CTS, passes EASA Level A verification audit

HENDERSON, Nev., 19 June 2014. Elbit Systems Ltd. engineers employed Aldec Inc.’s DO-254/CTS as the primary FPGA physical testing platform for a project that has just passed a critical European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) verification audit.

Teledyne LeCroy tool designed to simplify design, debug using CAN Flexible Data Rate standard

Teledyne LeCroy tool designed to simplify design, debug using CAN Flexible Data Rate standard

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., 18 June 2014. Teledyne LeCroy extends its portfolio of test tool for CAN, LIN, FlexRay, SENT, MOST, and BroadR Reach with the CAN Flexible Data (FD) Rate trigger and decode solution.


ViaSat and U.S. Air Force demonstrate in-flight network switching between defense and commercial satellites

Carlsbad, Calif., 13 June 2014. ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) engineers have demonstrated in-flight network switching between a U.S. Government Ka-band wideband global satellite communications (SatCom) satellite and a commercial Ka-band satellite.

BP energy and AeroVironment

BP and AeroVironment launch first FAA-approved, commercial unmanned aircraft operations over land and water

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska, 12 June 2014. BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. engineers selected AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) to provide mapping, geographic information system (GIS), and other commercial information services at its Prudhoe Bay oil field, the largest oil field in North America, for a five-year period. 

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