ARINC 600 Working Group Meeting Report. Meeting held January 21, 2021, online meeting.
The ARINC 600 Working Group met to develop a new Size 4 connector body for inclusion in Supplement 21 to ARINC Specification 600: Air Transport Avionics Equipment Interfaces per APIM 20-002.
The group reviewed a proposal from Airbus that proposes adding a Size 4 plug and receptacle, combining the features and dimensions of Size 1 and Size 3 connectors.
Airbus indicated they already have an application for this connector, and they have published a Request For Proposal (RFP) to industry. At least three connector manufacturers are actively defining the details of this new connector.
The document is expected to be mature in May 2022.
Radiall Proposal for ARINC Specification 600
The group reviewed a proposal from Radial with dimensional modifications for plug and receptacle connectors with fiber optic termini installed. The group determined more review and discussion was necessary prior to the next meeting.
The ARINC 600 Working Group will meet again on March 10, 2021. Details for future meetings will be available here: