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.
NIS is to harmonize network-related and security-related activities of the various AEEC subcommittees working in related areas. NIS will focus on the interfaces and not on the hardware or software applications. NIS will provide operational assessments of networking and security issues.
By providing a forum for the discussion of networking- and security-related issues, all AEEC subcommittees can better coordinate their work with other aspects of aircraft and non-aircraft systems. This should reduce redundant activities, implement better more consistent, flexible, and interoperable solutions, and provide for better configuration control and ease maintenance.