Dubai Airshow

Astronautics To Continue Cybersecurity Work for FAA

 - November 7, 2017, 12:45 PM

Astronautics Corporation of America (Booth 930) is continuing to the next phase of the FAA’s Aircraft Systems Information Security/Protection (ASISP) program under a modified contract with the U.S. agency. In June, Astronautics successfully completed Phase 1A, which focused on developing and validating the methodologies for cybersecurity on core avionics systems. The FAA awarded Astronautics the initial ASISP contract for Phase 1A in August 2016.

The recent contract modification for Phase 1B is focused on cybersecuroty mitigation strategies and safety risk assessments on different avionics systems. It also includes working with other research teams to integrate critical elements of independent methodologies from Phase 1A.

“Astronautics is excited to continue our successful work with the FAA on new cybersecurity methodologies,” said Astronautics president Chad Cundiff. “As a key provider of connectivity systems to airlines, helicopters and military aircraft, Astronautics realizes that being cyber secure is critical to our customers. This is why we have been at the forefront of cybersecurity research.”

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Astronautics designs, develops and manufactures avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight displays, engine displays, mission computers, electronic flight bags and certified servers for airborne applications. This includes a retrofit cockpit for the C-130, which the company is displaying this week at the 2017 Dubai Airshow.