Now a division of SAE International.
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.
AEEC develops engineering and technical standards for airborne electronics of common interest to all segments of the aviation community.
AMC develops maintenance-related technical standards.
FSEMC develops technical standards related to simulation and training.
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.
There are three classes of ARINC Standards:
ARINC Characteristics: Define the form, fit, function, and interfaces of avionics, cabin systems, and aircraft networks
ARINC Specifications: Define the physical packaging or mounting of avionics and cabin equipment; communication, networking and data security standards; or a high-level computer language
ARINC Reports: Provide guidelines or general information found by the aviation industry to be preferred practices, often related to avionics maintenance and flight simulator engineering and maintenance
A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection.
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Available to QUT aerospace researchers and avionics students only. Consensus-based recommendations regarding aircraft communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues produced by RTCA, Inc. RTCA recommendations are used by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the basis for policy, program, and regulatory decisions and by the private sector as the basis for development, investment and other business decisions. RTCA, Inc. is supported by over 150 International Associates, including Airservices Australia.