ARINC 600RptMar21

ARINC 600 Working Group Meeting Report, March 2021

Last Published: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

ARINC 600 Working Group Meeting Report. Meeting held March 10, 2021, online meeting.

The ARINC 600 Working Group met to review inputs to the following ARINC Standard: 

Supplement 21 to ARINC Specification 600: Air Transport Avionics Equipment Interfaces

The group revisited a proposal from Airbus intended for inclusion in Draft 1 of Supplement 21 to ARINC Specification 600. The new text from Airbus proposes adding a Size 4 Plug and Receptacle (Size 3 plus a Size 1) to ARINC Specification 600.

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 working on this new connector.

The document is expected to be mature in early 2023.

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 achieved consensus on several items and determined more review was necessary prior to the next meeting.

Future Work

The ARINC 600 Working Group will meet again on May 6, 2021. Details for future meetings will be available here: 

https://www.aviation-ia.com/activities/arinc-600-working-group

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