ARINC SdlRptMay21

Software Distribution and Loading (SDL) Subcommittee Meeting Report, May 2021

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Software Distribution and Loading (SDL) Subcommittee Meeting Report. Meeting held May 5, 2021, online meeting.

The AEEC Software Distribution and Loading (SDL) Subcommittee met to discuss airborne software and data management. Current and proposed projects include:

ARINC Project Paper 851: Software Ground Systems for e-Enabled Aircraft

The airlines strongly desire a single unified software management system. Each airframe manufacturer insists on their own brand of system and present a huge problem for the airlines. This project is chartered by APIM 16-015A. The document may be mature in late 2021.

ARINC Project Initiation/Modifications (APIM)

The group briefly revisited two proposed industry projects

  • APIM 21-003 – Prepare a new AEEC Project Paper 8xx intended to provide design guidance for aircraft components to maximize the potential of modern multicore processors and hardware architecture.
  • APIM 21-004 – Initiate work on Supplement 4 to ARINC 615A: Software Data Loader Using Ethernet Interface. The work would add material to the standard to facilitate concurrent (parallel) loading to one or more aircraft component targets.

All APIMs were supported by the meeting participants.

Future Work

The next SDL Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2021. Details for future meetings for each of these topics can be found on the SDL Webpage.

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