ARINC AtAsbRptFeb19

Air Transport - Avionics Service Bulletin (AT-ASB) Working Group Meeting Report, February 2019

Last Published: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Air Transport - Avionics Service Bulletin (AT-ASB) Working Group Meeting Report. Meeting held February 5-7, 2019, in Melbourne, Florida.

At AMC 2018, carryover item 17-017 again addressed issues with a lack of pricing information in Vendor Service Bulletins (VSBs), a seemingly neverending issue. Several other items were also raised at the AMC concerning service bulletin deficiencies and concerns, some of which were carried over, and others were closed: 18-013, SB Chemicals, 18-014, SB Notifications, 18- 015, Quotations for Mod Kits, and 18-016, Quantifying reliability improvements in SBs.

After considerable discussion, a recommendation was put forward and overwhelmingly approved by the airline participants to establish a working group tasked with developing an ARINC Standard to address SB pricing and other recurring SB issues. This new standard will provide industry guidance to supplement ATA standards, addressing gaps and vague areas to move suppliers and airframers toward a common standard for format and wording in SBs for Air Transport Avionics.

The APIM for the working group was approved by the AMC Steering Committee. The Air Transport – Avionics Service Bulletin (AT-ASB) Working Group was formed and held their initial meeting in February 2019. Work has begun on the new standard with a goal of completion by AMC 2020. The current members represent the airframers, suppliers, airlines, and MROs in our industry, and we invite additional participation from airlines and suppliers to help us to accomplish the most inclusive job possible in creating this new standard.

The next meeting of the AT-ASB Working Group is tentatively scheduled for September 17-19, 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey, hosted by Turkish Airlines. A notice will be sent once the meeting logistics have been finalized.

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