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Connectivity crossover and the case for cockpit security

Airport security is a hot topic today, following a failed Christmas Day 2009 terrorist attack, but security for cockpit and flight-critical communications is an increasingly important issue as new-design commercial aircraft become more software-focused, and as airlines bolster the pipes to their aircraft to support passenger connectivity. The FAA’s recent decision to issue special conditions […]

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US FAA warns of 747-8 vulnerability to hackers

Just as the US FAA is requiring Boeing to demonstrate that certain 787 flight critical domains cannot be tampered with by hackers, so too is the agency now demanding the same for the 747-8/-8F.The FAA has issued special conditions for the new jumbo jet, saying the aircraft “will have novel or unusual design features associated […]

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Exostar growth explosion (plus a trickle of 787 supply chain chat)

Sometimes the less-sexy topics in aviation get relatively little coverage even if they deserve attention. Take online exchanges, for example. Several years ago, names like Aeroxchange, ESIS, Exostar, PartsBase and Cordiem were starting to break technological ground – and news – by boasting plans to support direct procurement. Some died (Cordiem), some survived, (Aeroxchange), and […]

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