AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC, the aviation industry activities organized by ARINC, cooperatively establish consensus-based, voluntary aviation technical standards that no one organization could develop independently. Technical standards adopted by the AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC are published as ARINC Standards by the ARINC Industry Activities secretariat. ARINC Standards describe avionics, cabin systems, protocols, and interfaces used by more than 10,000 air transport and business aircraft worldwide. Learn more about ARINC Standards.
400 Series ARINC Specifications and Reports provide a design foundation for equipment specified per the ARINC 500 and 700 Series. They include guidelines for installation, wiring, data buses, databases, and general guidance.
500 Series ARINC Characteristics define analog avionics installed on older aircraft such as the B-727, DC-9, and DC-10, and earliy models of B-737, B-747, and A-300 aircraft. These standards are provided for reference and not recommended for use in new aircraft type designs.
600 Series ARINC Specifications and Reports define enabling technologies that provide a design foundation for equipment specified per the ARINC 700 Series of digital avionics systems. Among the topics covered by Specifications are data link protocols.
700 Series ARINC Characteristics define digital systems and equipment installed on current-model production aircraft. They include definitions of form, fit, function, and interface for Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in a federated architecture.
800 Series ARINC Specifications and Reports define enabling technologies supporting the networked aircraft environment. Among the topics covered in this series is fiber optics used in high-speed data buses.