Subcommittees & Working Groups


  1. AeroMACS Working Group

    The goal of the AeroMACS Working Group is to develop a standard for an airborne radio transceiver designed for broadband wireless communication with an Airport Surface Network.

  2. Aeronautical Databases (ADB) Subcommittee

    The goal of the ADB Subcommittee is to increase pilot situational awareness both on the ground and airborne to improve safety and efficiency of flight.

  3. Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC) Subcommittee

    The goal of the AOC Standardization Subcommittee is to develop and maintain a set of standardized ACARS AOC messages. The messages to be defined are unique in that they are not modifiable by the airline: (1) the application will be utilized in common by multiple airlines on multiple aircraft types, such as those messages that involve a third party, or (2) the application is imbedded in core software that cannot be changed by the airline.

  4. Air-Ground Communications System (AGCS) Subcommittee

    The goal of the Air/Ground Communications Systems (AGCS) Subcommittee is to ensure that current and emerging satellite air-ground communication systems are aligned with airline operational requirements and defined for cost-effective implementation based on existing and anticipated aircraft architectures. The AGCS Subcommittee is developing and maintaining satcom standards.

  5. ARINC 429 Maintenance

    ARINC 429 provides the basic description of the functions and the supporting physical and electrical interfaces for the digital information transfer system. Maintenance of ARINC 429 (Part 1 and 2) to maintain coordination of assignment of ARINC 429 labels to aid industry is an AEEC staff activity.

  6. Avionics Application/Executive (APEX) Software Subcommittee

    The goal of the APEX Subcommittee is to develop ARINC 653, Avionics Application Software Standard Interface, defining a standard interface between avionics application software and Real Time Operating System (RTOS).

  7. Cabin Systems Subcommittee (CSS)

    The goal of the CSS is to develop cost effective equipment and valuable network infrastructure for the airlines to cope with the rapid and evolving electronics/entertainment industry that will exceed passenger expectations. This includes interface standards to allow airlines to implement preferred systems for their passengers. Cabin communications, connectivity, wireless distribution, cabin interface protocols, and connector standardization are all intricate components of this activity.

  8. Cockpit Display Systems (CDS) Subcommittee

    The goal of the CDS Subcommittee is to develop flight deck display interface standard for primary display and related applications (e.g., FMS). Support new airplane development programs including Airbus A380, A350, and A400M, and Boeing 787, 737MAX, KC-46A, and B777X. Ensure growth for CNS/ATM applications that provide advanced operational concepts that will increase aviation safety, capacity, and efficiency.

  9. Controller Area Network (CAN) Working Group

    The work of the CAN Subcommittee is expected to increase log-term usability, provide single network interoperability, and increase software data loading to and from ARINC 664 Ethernet and CAN.

  10. Data Link (DLK) Users Forum

    The goal of the Data Link (DLK) Users Forum is to assist aircraft operators, improve system performance, and maximize the operational and economic benefits of air/ground data link communication services through the exchange of technical and operational information. The DLK Users Forum is a coordinating activity among airlines and cargo carriers, aircraft manufacturers, avionics manufacturers, Air Navigation Service Providers, and data link service providers on technical issues of mutual interest leading to the identification and resolution of common problems. The DLK Users Forum also provides an opportunity for coordination among airlines, civil aviation authorities, and Air Traffic Service (ATS) providers on the direction, equipment requirements, and schedule of new ATS data link programs.

  11. Data Link Systems Subcommittee

    The goal of the Data Link (DLK) Systems Subcommittee is to develop and maintain a set of ARINC Standards that promote reliable, uniform, and cost efficient transfer of data between the aircraft and various locations on the ground. These ARINC Standards cover the existing Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS®) and the emerging Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) as defined by the ICAO SARPs. Ground locations include civil aviation agencies, manufacturers of avionics and engines, data link service providers, weather providers, and departments within the airlines such as payroll, maintenance, operations, engineering, and dispatch.

  12. Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Subcommittee

    The Goal of the EFB Subcommittee is to develop standards applicable to EFB use and implementation. These encompass Class 1, 2, and 3 EFBs utilized by numerous airlines on multiple aircraft types. The standards are comprised of both hardware and software specifications and apply to interfaces, wiring and connectors, data protocols and application control.

  13. Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

    The goal of the EFB Users Forum is to coordinate development of EFBs among airlines, airframe manufacturers, suppliers, and regulators. The forum will also identify operational and technical trends for the purpose of finding standardized solutions while improving EFB services. In combination with coordinated development, this will help achieve the ultimate goal of a wider range of products, harmonized regulations, expanded capabilities, and lower cost for the benefit of all.

  14. Fiber Optics Subcommittee (FOS)

    The goal of the Fiber Optics Subcommittee is to update physical standards, design guidelines, component criteria, and testing and maintenance procedures for fiber optic components and systems for use on air transport airplanes. The standards specify a high level of performance with an objective of minimizing the cost of procurement, implementation, and maintenance. The objective is to promote the use of the latest technological enhancements to designs that accommodate use of common fiber optics in nearly all parts of the airplanes regardless of application or environment.

  15. Flight Management System (FMS) Subcommittee

     Flight Management Computer Standards for emerging airspace requirements are being developed to take advantage of advancements in Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS), all with the collective goal to increase the capacity and efficiency of the airspace.

  16. Galley Insert (GAIN) Subcommittee

    The goal of the GAIN Subcommittee is to standardize the physical dimensions, electrical interfaces, communication protocol, qualification test guidelines, and maintenance provisions for Galley Inserts to support standard installations.

  17. Global Aircraft Tracking (GAT) Working Group

    The goal of the GAT Working Group is to propose solutions that can positively identify and track an aircraft with minimal impact on aircraft production and retrofit.

  18. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Working Group

    The goal is to maintain the standards for GNSS-based navigation and approach equipment for use on air transport airplanes. The standards specify a high level of performance with an objective of minimizing the cost of procurement, implementation, and maintenance. The objective is to promote the use of the latest GNSS navigation sensors per ARINC 743A, ARINC 743B, and ARINC 755.

  19. Internet Protocol Suite (IPS) for Aeronautical Safety Services

    The goal of  IPS is to develop an industry roadmap and a development plan for defining IPS for Aeronautical Safety Services, including airborne, ground-based and space-based communication systems, coordinating with aviation Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and others with an interest.

  20. Ku/Ka Band Satellite Subcommittee

    The Ku-Band and Ka-Band Satcom Subcommittee is developing standards for broadband satellite system hardware and aircraft installation provisions. The objective is to define Ku-Band and Ka-Band satellite communication (satcom) equipment, installation, and necessary interfaces to aircraft systems.This activity is working closely with AGCS, NIS, and CSS. The Ku-Band system is being defined in Project Paper 791.

  21. Manufacturer's Code Assignment (MMM)

    The AEEC serves as the administrator of the Manufacturer's Designator Codes documented in ARINC Report 665, Loadable Software Standards.

  22. Navigation Data Base (NDB) Subcommittee

    The goal of the NDB Subcommittee is to assist aircraft operators, manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and data base suppliers to maximize the operational and economic benefits of FMS navigation by the exchange of technical information that improves overall system performance.

  23. Network Infrastructure and Security (NIS) Subcommittee

    The goal of NIS is to develop standards for IP connectivity and security to the aircraft. Enable fleet-wide solutions based on open standards for lower development cost, increased flexibility, higher reliability, reduced complexity, longer lifespan, and ease of configurability and maintenance.

  24. Software Distribution and Loading (SDL) Subcommittee

    The objective of the SDL Subcommittee is to develop standards for software data loading. This includes development of a high-speed data loader with high-density storage media. Standards for file format, media type, part numbering and terminology will be developed in a way that can be used for various data loading devices.

  25. Software Metrics Working Group

    The goal of the Software metrics Working Group is to define measurable parameters that can be used to improve the reliability and overall performance of avionics systems.

  26. Systems Architecture and Interfaces (SAI) Subcommittee

    The goal of the SAI Subcommittee is to 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.

  27. Traffic Surveillance

    The goal is to maintain Traffic and Surveillance standards which define avionics airborne equipment with Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), Air Traffic Control Transponder (ATCRBS/Mode S), and/or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out/In functionalities. Increase flight crew situational awareness and establish enabling platform for future surveillance capabilities.


  1. European FSTD Technical Group (EFTeG)

    The European FSTD Technical Group (EFTeG) was chartered as a result of feedback from FSEMC conferences. The flight simulation industry perceived a need for a forum for simulator operators that are subject to EASA regulations to discuss technical issues. This forum is also intended for EASA flight simulation regulatory representatives to discuss regulatory qualification and compliance questions with operators.

  2. FSEMC Data Document (FDD) Working Group

    The intent of this project is to define the scope and content of data required to build, test, and qualify a Training Device of adequate fidelity to meet flight crew training prerequisites. The resulting document will become an ARINC Standard applicable to new aircraft and avionic update programs, as well as assisting training device operators in maintenance, engineering, and long-term support of existing devices.

  3. Future Concepts for Simulators (FCS) Subcommittee

    The objective of the Future Concepts for Simulators (FCS) Subcommittee is to foster the development of Flight Training Device (FTD) engineering and maintenance concepts.

  4. Simulated Air Traffic Control Environment (SATCE) Working Group

    The SATCE Working Group will update ARINC Report 439: Guidance for Simulated Air Traffic Control Environments in Flight Simulation Training Devices. The project will result in Supplement 1 to ARINC Report 439.

  5. Simulator Continuing Qualification (SCQ) Working Group

    The intent of the meeting is to open up discussion to alternative means of validation of  FSTDs – and share and promote new ideas and ways of optimizing regular testing and checking methods.  We invite your organization to participate in this “idea generation” activity to ensure we consider ideas from across the industry.


  1. Future Concepts for Maintenance (FCM) Subcommittee

    The objective of the FCM Subcommittee is to foster the development of maintenance concepts for digital avionics equipment and promote the use of BITE and central maintenance concepts.

  2. Obsolescence Management Guidance (OMG) Working Group

    The goal of the OMG Working Group is to produce ARINC Report 662: Strategies to Address Electronic Component Obsolescence in Commercial Aircraft, a first-generation report defining guidance in combating obsolescence in air transport industry. The update will ensure accuracy and consistence with evolving industry practices.

  3. Test Program Set (TPS) Quality Working Group

    The aim of this project is to update the ARINC Report 625-3 in order to emphasize the importance that the OEM provides a Test Specification that is intelligible, unobscured, and complete as possible.