ARINC Report 662: Strategies to Address Electronic Component Obsolescence in Commerical Aircraft, is a first-generation report defining guidance in combating obsolescence in the air transport industry. The update will ensure accuracy and consistence with evolving industry practices.
Furthermore, the standards need to address test equipment, software, individuals, chemicals, and documentation obsolescence.
The update is intended to ensure the continued viability of ARINC 662 with incursion of the new development strategies to support proper handling of obsolescence. Besides electronics components, the standard will also provide awareness that there are also different fields of obsolescence which can impact maintenance of electronics components.