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Air Ground Information Exchange (AGIE) / Manager of Air Ground Interface Communications (MAGIC)

Last Update: November 29, 2016

Co-Chairman: Manfred Benten - Airbus
Co-Chairman: Rick Wilber - Boeing

Goal: Define aircraft data network, file server, and broadband data communication functions that will facilitate the transfer of large amounts of airline data both operational and administrative using Internet Protocols (IP).

Scope: The scope of this activity is to develop standards to manage, exchange, and display technical information needed by the flight crew, cabin crew, and maintenance personnel to accomplish their responsibilities more efficiently. This may require the update to various ARINC Standards as necessary:

  • ARINC Report 821: NSS Functional Definition
  • ARINC Specification 822: Air/Ground Wireless Communication (Gatelink)
  • ARINC Project Paper 830: Air/Ground Information Exchange
  • ARINC Project Paper 839: MAGIC

Benefit: Airlines anticipate commercially-available information and data networking technology will be used to manage the vast amount of information needed to support the operation of their aircraft. Electronic distribution of operational data and technical information will increase airline productivity and efficiency.

Work Program :

Areas of standardization include:

  • Identification of MAGIC interface boundaries
  • Segregation principles for various aircraft domains
  • Aircraft interface to and from air/ground communication systems
  • Forward fit and retro fit considerations using air/ground comm system interface
  • End-to-end communication management functions and interfaces

Current Drafts:

Next Meeting Announcement:

Working Papers:

Last Meeting Report:

Air/Ground Information Exchange (AGIE) / Manager of Air/Ground Interface Communications (MAGIC) Subcommittee
February 18-21, 2014, in Melbourne, Florida

Staff Contact

Paul Prisaznuk
AEEC Executive Secretary