ED-14 and DO-160 have been in existence for a long time and were initially a set of simple procedures and limits used to guarantee a minimum quality level regarding robustness of airborne equipment. Since they were first introduced their purpose has evolved and many sections aim to provide environmental stress conditions as similar as possible to actual inflight conditions, in particular when systems providing safety related functions are concerned. This has resulted in more complex considerations and consequently a need to provide more guidance to the user of the documents that are now published in a ED-234.
WG-14 works in coordination with RTCA SC-135 Environmental Test.

ED-90A Radio frequency susceptibility Test procedures (users guide to ED-14D Change 1 Section 20) - Status: Published

ED-90B Radio frequency susceptibility Test procedures - Status: Published

ED-14G Ch 1 Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Published

ED-234 User Guides Supplement to ED-14G - Status: Published

1/WG14/75 Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne electronic/electrical equipment and instruments - Status: Withdrawn

ED-14A Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-14B Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-14C Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-14E Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-14G Environmental Conditions and Test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Published

ED-14F Environmental Conditions and Test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-14 Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-14H Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment - Status: Draft

ED-234A User Guides to ED-14H - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The SG is tasked to develop an environmental qualification document that will specify requirements and procedures for
surface-based (not airborne) equipment in the UAS Detect and Avoid, the Command and Control Link,
and Control Station Equipment.

Activities:


ED-xxx Minimum Standard Environmental Test Conditions (categories) and Applicable Test Procedures for Ground Based Equipment - Status: Setup


Chairperson: Haim Shimens, Israel Aerospace Industries

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The main activity of EUROCAE WG-28 for the past years has been on standards for Ground Based Augmentation Systems (GBAS).
The major achievements were the revision A of ED-114 (“MOPS for Global Navigation Satellite GBAS Ground Equipment to support Category I Operations”) published in 2013 and the recent publication of Change 1 to ED-114A that results from a maintenance work to correct issues that have been detected during various GBAS CAT-I implementation programs.

ED-72 MOPS for airborne GPS receiving equipment - Status: Superseded

ED-72A MOPS for airborne GPS receiving equipment used for supplemental means of navigation - Status: Obsolete

ED-95 MASPS for a global navigation satellite system ground based augmentation system to support Cat 1 operations - Status: Obsolete

ED-97 Interim technical performance statement for EGNOS / WAAS airborne equipment - Status: Obsolete

ED-114 MOPS for global navigation satellite ground based augmentation system ground equipment to support category I operations - Status: Superseded

ED-36B MOPS for MLS Airborne Receiving Equipment - Status: Published

ED-144 Minimum Operational Performance Standards For Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) - Status: Obsolete

Internal Report Report on review of ED-114A - Status: Cancelled

ED-88A MOPS for multi-mode airborne receiver(MMR) including ILS MLS and GNSS - Status: Not published

ED-114A MINIMUM OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION FOR GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE GROUND BASED AUGMENTA - Status: Superseded

ED-114B change1 MOPS Global Navigation Satellite GBAS Ground Equipment to support Precision Approach and Landing - Status: Draft

Internal Report Report on review of the MOPS for the GBAS ground subsystem to support CAT I precision approach and landing in the context of GBAS CATII-III L1 - Status: Closed

ED-114A Ch. 1 MOPS For Global Navigation Satellite Ground Based Augmentation System Ground Equipment To Support Category I Operations - Status: Published

ED-114B MOPS For Global Navigation Satellite Ground Based Augmentation System Ground Equipment To Support Precision Approach and Landing - Status: Published

Internal Report Report on status of GBAS Multi-Constellation Multi-Frequency developments in SESAR - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

The primary task of WG-31 is to prepare technical standards, specifications, guides and any other material required to support the development of regulation and the certification of aircraft in relation to the hazard of lightning and Electrostatics (P-Static and In-tank ESD).

ED-81 Certification of aircraft electrical/electronic systems for the indirect effects of lightning - Status: Published

ED-84 Aircraft lightning environment and related test waveforms standard - Status: Superseded

ED-84A Aircraft Lightning Environment and Related Waveforms - Status: Published

ED-91 Aircraft Lightning Zoning Standard - Status: Superseded

ED-105A Aircraft Lightning Test Method - Status: Published

ED-107A Guide to certification of Aircraft in a High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) Environment - Status: Published

ED-113 Aircraft lightning direct effects certification - Status: Published

ED-152 Aircraft Precipitation Static Certification - Status: Published

ER-002 Policy Guidance for Fuel Tank Structural Lightning Protection Policy - Status: Published

ER-021 Report and Outcome of Round Robin Camera Detection Process Verification and Validation - Status: Published

ED-xxx Assurance guide for use of simulation and modelling in support of certification processes for HIRF - Status: Draft

ED-105 Aircraft Lightning Test Methods - Status: Superseded

ED-107B Guide to certification of aircraft in a High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) environment - Status: Draft

ED-XXX User guide for lightning protection of fuel tank structure and systems - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Qualification test for indirect and direct effects - Status: Draft

ED-91A Lightning Zoning - Status: Published

ED-105B Aircraft Lightning test methods - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Guidance for using military standards in support of civil compliance process - Status: Cancelled

ER-006 Intermediate Guidance Material for Compliance Demonstration Related to Lightning Protection of Fuel Tank Structure 25.981 Requirements - Status: Published

ED-158 User Manual for certification of aircraft Electrical and Electronic systems for the indirect effects of lightning - Status: Published

ED-248 Guide to Civil Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

WG-41 is tasked to develop and update MASPS, MOPS and Guidelines for A-SMGCS in alignment with EUROCONTROL operational concepts and requirements, and to provide technical inputs in the areas of implementation of A-SMGCS related to EUROCONTROL developments, EC research projects and ICAO specific requirements. The deliverables of WG-41 are part of the requirements of the Pilot Common Project PCP, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No IR 716/2014.

ED-zzz Interop Document on Guidance Service data exchange - Status: Draft

ED-87B Minimum aviation system performance specification for advanced movement guidance and control system - Status: Superseded

ED-87 MASPS for advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS) (interim document) - Status: Superseded

ED-87A MASPS for advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS) - Status: Superseded

ED-87C Minimum Aviation System Performance Specification for Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) - Status: Superseded

ED-116 MOPS for surface movement radar sensor systems for use in advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS) - Status: Published

ED-117 MOPS for mode S multilateration systems for use in advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS) - Status: Superseded

ED-117A MOPS for Mode S Multilateration Systems for Use in Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) - Status: Published

ED-200 Interim report of EUROCAE WG-41 " Surface movement guidance and control systems" - Status: Superseded

ED-200A Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems Report of EUROCAE WG-41; Vol I + Vol II - Status: Published

ED-200A EUROCAE WG-41report " Surface movement guidance and control systems" Volume I and II - Status: Cancelled

ED-128 Guidelines for Surveillance Data Fusion in Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) Levels 1 and 2 - Status: Published

ED-87D MASPS for A-SMGCS including new Airport safety Support Service Routing Service and Guidance Service - Status: Published

ED-128A Guidelines on technical and functional requirements on A-SMGCS services - Status: Setup

ED-xxx Interop Document on Surveillance, Routing, Safety Support - Status: Draft

ED-87E MASPS for A-SMGCS including Airport Safety Support Service Routing Service and Guidance Service - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

EUROCAE WG-44 has developed standards for user requirements for terrain and obstacle data, user requirements for aerodrome mapping information, and interchange standards for terrain, obstacle, and aerodrome mapping data as well as guidelines for the verification and validation of Aerodrome Mapping Databases (AMDB) and Aerodrome Surface Routing Network (ASRN) for routing applications.
Today, the scope of the work includes also standards for processing aeronautical data and standards for aeronautical information.

ED-76B Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data - Status: Draft

ED-77B User Requirements for Navigation Data - Status: Draft

ED-119 Interchange standards for terrain obstacle and aerodrome mapping data - Status: Superseded

ED-98A User requirements for terrain and obstacle data - Status: Superseded

ED-76A Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data - Status: Published

ED-83 Recommendations on ground collision avoidance systems - Status: Published

ED-98 User requirement for terrain and obstacle data - Status: Superseded

ED-98C User Requirements for Terrain and Obstacle Data - Status: Published

ED-99 User requirements for aerodrome mapping information - Status: Superseded

ED-99D User Requirements for Aerodrome Mapping Information - Status: Published

ED-119B Interchange standards for terrain obstacle and aerodrome mapping data - Status: Superseded

ED-119C Interchange Standards for Terrain, Obstacle and Aerodrome Mapping Data - Status: Published

ED-220 Guidelines for the Verification and Validation of AMDB ASRN for routing applications - Status: Published

ER-009 Guidance material for the generation of aerodrome mapping database - Status: Published

ED-98B User requirements for terrain and obstacle data - Status: Superseded

ED-99B User requirements for aerodrome mapping information - Status: Superseded

ED-119A Interchange Standards for terrain obstacle and aerodrome mapping data - Status: Superseded

ED-99A User requirements for aerodrome mapping information - Status: Superseded

ED-99C User requirements for aerodrome mapping information - Status: Superseded

ED-xxx Considerations for Aeronautical Data Alteration - Status: Draft

ED-77A User Requirements for Navigation Data - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

WG-49 has been reactivated to perform maintenance on the Mode S Transponder MOPS ED-73E and ED-115. It will work joint with RTCA SC-209.
The Mode S Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder system is a key element of ATM surveillance. It supports different applications including Mode S Elementary surveillance, Mode S Enhanced Surveillance, ADS-B surveillance applications and anti-collision applications such as ACAS. The interoperability of the Mode S transponder with other systems used on board aircraft or on the ground is crucial to achieve a safe and efficient ATM Operation.
During the revision experience from the operational use of Mode S will be integrated and problems detected will be corrected. Furthermore support for new procedures such as Interval Management will be implemented which requires the exchange of information between aircraft. Access to real-time environmental data such as wind, temperature and turbulence will also be realised. Spectrum protection is an additional topic that may require adaptations to the transponder implementations. Finally, preparing the transponder for new functionalities required by ACAS Xu will be an additional task.
During this activity, WG-49 will work in close cooperation with WG-51 ADS-B, WG-75 Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems and WG-73 Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Furthermore, WG-49 cooperates with RTCA SC-209. To facilitate this complex cooperation, a Combined Surveillance Committee has been set up.

ED-73A MOPS for Secondary Surveillance Radar Mode S Transponders - Status: Superseded

ED-73B MOPS for Secondary Surveillance Radar Mode S Transponders - Status: Superseded

ED-73E MOPS for SSR Mode S Transponders - Status: Published

ED-82 MOPS for Mode S aircraft data link processors - Status: Superseded

ED-82A MOPS for Mode S aircraft data link processors - Status: Published

ED-86 Equipment characteristic for Mode S transponders with extended interface functions (mark 4 transponder) - Status: Published

ED-101 MOPS for mode S specific service applications - Status: Closed

ED-115 MOPS for light aviation secondary surveillance radar transponders - Status: Published

ED-115A Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Light Aviation Secondary Surveillance Radar Transponders - Status: Draft

ED-73F MOPS for Secondary Surveillance Radar Mode S Transponders - Status: Approval


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

The scope of the WG-51 standardisation activity covers all elements of ground and aircraft infrastructure elements specific to ADS-B, in support of both ground use (“ADS-B Out”) and aircraft use (“ADS-B In”). The ADS-B link technology elements covered by WG-51 are ADS-B 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (joint activity with RTCA SC-186) and VDL4 (WG-51 European-only activity, currently dormant). In addition, WG-51 develops Technical Specifications for composite ADS-B Out / Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) Systems.
WG-51 is organised as a Plenary group and four Sub-Groups of which three are currently active. These Sub-groups are responsible for the development of standard material in the following Domains:
- 1090 MHz Extended Squitter MOPS and maintenance thereof (SG-1);
- SPR documents for ADS-B airborne and ground surveillance applications as well as aircraft system MOPS (and possibly MASPS) material (SG-3);
-Technical Specifications for ADS-B and Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) composite surveillance Systems (SG-4).
In the development of ED-102B/DO-260C, WG-51 works in coordination with RTCA SC-186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast. Furthermore WG-51 is part of the Combined Surveillance Committee with WG-49 and RTCA SC-209.

ED-129B Technical Specification for a 1090 MHz extended Squitter ADS-B ground station - Status: Published

ED-194A Automatic Dependent Surveillance – ADS-B - Status: Published

ED-102A MOPS for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependant Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) & Traffic Information Services – Broadcast (TIS-B) - Status: Published

ED-108 Interim MOPS for VDL mode 4 aircraft transceiver for ADS-B - Status: Superseded

ED-108A MOPS for VDL Mode 4 Aircraft Transceiver - Status: Published

ED-126 SPR/Interop document for NRA ADS-B application - Status: Published

ED-129A Technical Specification for a 1090 MHz Extended Squitter ADS-B Ground Station - Status: Superseded

ED-156A ADS-B Application Interoperability Requirements for VDL Mode 4 - Status: Published

ED-159 Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for ATSA-ITP Application - Status: Published

ED-159 Supplement Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for the In-Trail Procedure in Oceanic Airspace (ATSA-ITP) Application - Status: Published

ED-160 Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for Enhanced Visual Separation on Approach (ATSA-VSA) - Status: Published

ED-161 Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for ADS-B-RAD Application - Status: Published

ED-163 SPR and Interop for ATSA ADS-B-APT - Status: Published

ED-164 Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for Enhanced Traffic Situational Awareness During Flight Operations (ATSA-AIRB) - Status: Published

ED-165 ATSA SURF SPR and Interop - Status: Published

ED-195A Safety, Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for Aircraft Spacing Flight-deck Interval Management (ASPA-FIM) - Status: Published

ED-232 SPR for Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) - Status: Published

ED-233 Safety and Performance Requirements Document for CDTI Assisted Visual Separation (CAVS) - Status: Published

ED-236 MOPS for Flight-deck Interval Management (FIM) - Status: Published

ED-195 SAFETY PERFORMANCE AND INTEROPERABILITY REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT FOR Airborne Spacing - Status: Superseded

ED-156 ADS-B Application Interoperability Requirements for VDL mode 4 - Status: Superseded

ED-102A Cor. 1 MOPS for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependant Surveillance - Status: Published

ED-102 MOPS for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependant Surveillance - Status: Superseded


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

Development and maintenance of the ADS-B 1090 MHz Extended Squitter MOPS.

Activities:


ED-102B MOPS for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter ADS-B and TIS-B - Status: Approval


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

Development of SPR documents for ADS-B airborne and ground surveillance applications as well as aircraft system MOPS (and possibly MASPS) material

Activities:


ED-194 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) For Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) Syste - Status: Superseded

ED-236A Ch. 1 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Flight-deck Interval Management (FIM) Change 1 - Status: Approval

ED-194A Ch. 2 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) System - Change 2 - Status: Published

ED-194B Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) System - Status: Published

ED-195B Safety and Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document for Airborne Spacing Flight-deck Interval Management (ASPA-FIM) - Status: Published

ED-236A Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Flight-deck Interval Management (FIM) - Status: Published

ED-194A Ch. 1 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) System - Status: Published


Chairperson: bogdan petricel, EUROCONTROL

Secretary: Nico De Gelder, NLR

Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

Development of a Technical Specification (TS) for a composite ADS-B/WAM System.

Activities:


ED-129 Technical Specification for a 1090 MHz extended Squitter ADS-B ground station - Status: Superseded

ED-142A Technical Specification for Wide Area Multilateration Ground System with Composite Surveillance Functionality - Status: Draft

ED-129C Technical Specification for an ADS-B Ground System - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Holger Neufeldt, Thales LAS France SAS

Secretary: Mark Piatkowski, Aireon

Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-59 has published ED-133 "Flight Object Interoperabilty" in 2009.

Based on experience acquired during the implementation of this specification and driven by requirements in the scope of the Pilot Common Project (PCP), WG-59 was reactivated to produce Revision A of ED-133.

Because of technical and interoperability issues it was decided that further validation work is required in order to develop a stable set of technical and operational requirements. These validation activities are currently carried out under the lead of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU). It is expected that the results of this validation will be used by WG-59 for the update of ED-133 starting in the course of 2020.

ED-133 Flight Object Interoperability Specifications (FOIS) - Status: Published

ED-133A Flight Object Interoperability - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-62 was created in 2002 in the context of GALILEO definition phase and of GPS modernisation plans. Since then, the ToR have been approved in 2003, revised in 2007 and 2013 to accommodate the changes in the planning of Galileo satellite deployment and GPS modernisation.

WG-62 works in coordination with RTCA SC-159 Global Positioning System.

ED-259A Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Galileo - Global Positioning System - Satellite-Based Augmentation System Airborne Equipment - Status: Draft

ED-131 Interim MOPS for airborne GALILEO receiving equipment - Status: Cancelled

ED-157 SBAS L1 L5 ICD - Status: Cancelled

ED-134 Signal Specification for SBAS L1 L5 - Status: Cancelled

ED-XXX MOPS on GPS - GALILEO L1-L5 E1-E5a Antenna - Status: Cancelled

ED-259 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Galileo - Global Positioning System - Satellite-Based Augmentation System Airborne Equipment - Status: Published

ED-xxx Status of Single Constellation GALILEO OS receiver MOPS - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

WG-63 is concerned with aircraft, systems and equipment having safety implications, throughout aircraft life cycle.
The WG-63 objective is to provide industry with guidelines relating to the safety of aircraft, systems and equipment both as part of development and in-service continued airworthiness. To this end, the working group will publish specific standards reflecting industrial practices that relate to the safety aspects of development and certification and continued airworthiness of aircraft systems, and their in-service continued airworthiness.
Currently, WG-63 is engaged (or has undertaken to engage) in the joint development of the following safety related guidelines:
- Guidelines and methods for conducting the safety and assessment process on civil airborne systems and equipment (ED-135/SAE ARP 4761A)
- Development of Atmospheric Neutron Single Event Effects Analysis for Use in Safety Assessments (ER-008/SAE AIR6219)
- Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems (ED-79B/ARP4754B)
The work is carried out jointly with SAE S-18.

ER-xxx Objectives for Development Assurance of Civil Aircraft and Systems - Status: Draft

ER-005 Contiguous Aircraft/System Development Process Example - Status: Published

ED-79A Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems - Status: Published

ED-268 Objectives for Development Assurance for Aerospace Vehicles and Systems - Status: Cancelled

ER-xxx Applicability of Existing Development Assurance and System Safety Practices to UAS and VTOL - Status: Cancelled

ED-135 Guidelines and methods for conducting the safety assessment process on civil airborne systems and equipment - Status: Draft

ED-79B Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems - Status: Draft

ER-008 Development of Atmospheric Neutron Single Event Effects Analysis for Use in Safety Assessments - Status: Published

ER-xxx Use of STPA During Development and Safety Assessment of Civil Aircraft - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@eurocae.net

This WG will develop a EUROCAE report evaluating the applicability of existing development assurance and system safety practices to UAS and VTOL

Activities:


ER-xxx Applicability of Existing Development Assurance and System Safety Practices to UAS and VTOL - Status: Draft


Chairperson: James BEZAMAT, SAFRAN

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@eurocae.net

After the publications of ED-136, EDs-137 and ED-138 as from 2009 the first objective of the reactivation of the WG-67 is to update the current revised ED 137B to version C according to the EUROCAE update process. As some EDs 137 are referenced in ICAO Doc 9896, these EDs are more and more considered as interoperability documents not only at European level but also at worldwide level. “ED-137” “Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components” is now a well-known worldwide brand for VoIP implementation. WG-67 has currently received many EDs Change Requests to adapt ED-137 to legacy systems and specific technical environments, as done for example with the current ED-137 Volume 3 standardizing the gateways managing the conversion to VoIP of the European legacy standards (ATS/QSIG and MFC R2).

ED-137C_4 Ch. 1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 4 Recording - Change 1 - Status: Published

ED-137C_2 Ch. 1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Change 1 - Status: Published

ED-136 VoIP ATM System Operational and Technical Requirements - Status: Published

ED-137/1B Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM components - Volume 1: Radio - Status: Published

ED-137/2B Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM components - Volume 2: Telephone - Status: Published

ED-137/3B Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM components - Volume 3: European Legacy Telephone Interworking - Status: Published

ED-137/4B Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM components - Volume 4: Recording - Status: Published

ED-137/5B Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM components - Volume 5: Supervision - Status: Published

ED-137C_1 Ch. 1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 1 Radio - Change 1 - Status: Published

ED-137A Interoperability Standards for VoIP ATM Components - Status: Published

ED-138 Part 1 Network requirements and performances for voice over internet protocol (VOIP) air traffic management - Status: Published

ED-138 Part 2 Network requirements and performances for voice over internet protocol (VOIP) air traffic management - Status: Published

ED-137 VoIP ATM System Operational and Technical Requirements - Status: Superseded

ED-137C/1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 1: Radio - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 1 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-4 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 4 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-5 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 5 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-6 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 6 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-7 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 7 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-3 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 3 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-8 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 8 - Status: Published

ED-137C/2 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Status: Published

ED-137C/4 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 4: Recording - Status: Published

ED-137C/5 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 5 Supervision - Status: Published

ED-137C/2-2 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 2 - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

The Forum on Aeronautical Software (FAS) has been established to provide a forum for those involved in the development of aeronautical software to share experiences and good practices and to provide a platform for the exchange of information regarding subjects addressed in the “software document suite”, new and emerging technologies, development methodologies, interesting use cases and other topics related to aeronautical software and related technologies.

The FAS is a joint RTCA/EUROCAE User Group that holds discussions and develops information papers called FAS Topic Papers (FTPs) relating to aeronautical software topics in efforts to harmonize these information papers. The purpose of this area of the RTCA/EUROCAE website is to provide an overview of the FAS and to provide access to selected Information FTPs. Topics typically addressed by the FAS will relate to aeronautical software, including topics covered by the following set of RTCA/EUROCAE published documents (referred to as the “software document suite”):

  • ED-12C Software considerations in airborne systems and equipment certification
  • ED-94C Supporting Information for ED-12C and ED-109A
  • ED-109A Software Integrity Assurance Considerations for Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems
  • ED-215 Software tool qualification considerations
  • ED-216 Formal methods supplement to ED-12C and ED-109A
  • ED-217 Object-oriented technology supplement to ED-12C and ED-109A
  • ED-218 Model-based development and verification supplement to ED-12C and ED-109A

Any information paper (FTP) released by FAS has been coordinated among the members of the group and have been approved by the FAS co-chairs for release. These papers do not constitute official policy or position from RTCA/EUROCAE or any regulatory agency or authority. These documents are made available for educational and informational purposes only.

 

Goals:
The goals of the FAS are as follows:

  • To share lessons learned in the use of the “software document suite” and to encourage good practices and promote the effective use of RTCA’s and EUROCAE’s publications.
  • To develop FAS Topic Papers related to subjects covered by “software document suite” or other related aeronautical software industry topics.
  • To identify and record any issues or errata showing the need for clarifications or the need for modifications to the “software document suite”.

If the FAS Executive Management Committee determines there is a general FAS agreement for proposed changes to the “software document suite” or the need for a new technology supplement, the FAS Executive Management Committee will bring this to the attention of RTCA/EUROCAE and FAA/EASA as appropriate with a request for discussion of the need for a new special committee/working group. It is expected that the efforts of the FAS would be used as input to the new special committee/working group thus the text development process would be more efficient as it would start with baseline material prepared by an expert user group.

Membership:

Initial membership of FAS is limited to the Executive Management Committee and a Technical Leaders Group plus invited members who may be able to share their experience and expertise in the discussions related to and development of FTPs. The current membership is open to employees of companies that have membership to either RTCA or EUROCAE, with an associated role of either primary or observer. The role type is based upon experience, expertise, and number of fellow company FAS members. For membership interest, see the Register of Interest link at the bottom of this webpage.

  • Executive Management Committee – comprising the Executive Management Committee Leaders identified and agreed with RTCA and EUROCAE.
  • FAS Technical Leaders Group Members are those members identified by the Executive Management Committee to assist in leading Technical Groups (TGs) that will work on specific FTPs as agreed by the FAS Executive Management Committee.

While membership is initially being managed through the Executive Management Committee, FAS is able to collect and store details of anyone wishing to Register Interest in the committee for future membership consideration.
Note that any contact and other information provided to the FAS shall be stored and maintained by the Executive Management Committee and will not be made available in the public domain.
If you are interested, click here to download the registration of interest form and upon completion, please submit it to: fas@rtca.org.

 

Publicly Available Papers:

This area will contain links to papers that have been approved by the executive committee of FAS Executive Management Committee for release into the public domain. These papers do not constitute official policy or position from RTCA/EUROCAE or any regulatory agency or authority.

  • FTP 1000 ED-94/DO-248: "Parameter Data Item Clarifications"
  • FTP 1002 ED-218/DO-331: "MBD Annex Table A-3 and A-4 Item Clarification"
  • FTP 1003 ED-215/DO-330: "Tool Operational Requirements Validation"
  • FTP 1004 Clarification of developer Tool Operational Requirements
  • FTP 1008 Inconsistency between Tool Qualification Assurance objectives and Tool Planning process objectives for TQL-5
  • FTP 1009 Qualification of Tools Used to Develop or Verify a Software Tool
  • FTP 1016 DO-330/ED-215 Developer – Tool Qualification Plan (TQP) Clarification
  • FTP 1018 DO-330/ED-215 Section 11.5 Dissimilar Tools

 

Questions for FAS:

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Contacts:
Co-chair: Hervé Delseny, Airbus (herve.delseny@airbus.com)
Co-chair: Patty Bath, Esterline AVISTA (patty.bath@esterline.com)

RTCA (fas@rtca.org)

EUROCAE (eurocae@eurocae.net)




Currently there is little guidance or regulatory material published on the subject of Aeronautical System Security. In contrast, there is considerable guidance and regulatory material published on the subject of aeronautical system safety and ground systems security. As safety and security are two distinct but related concepts that interact, the WG will be required to place emphasis on their respective characteristics and dedicated domains of application.
WG-72 is developing Aeronautical System Security guidelines specifying security objectives rather than solutions in order to ensure their stability over time, addressing airborne systems and interfacing ground systems in their end-to-end relationship.
In doing so, WG-72 has adopted a holistic approach, addressing security-related topics throughout the entire lifecycle of products developed, manufactured and operated by many different civil aviation stakeholders.

ED-202 Airworthiness Security Process Specification - Status: Superseded

ER-013A Aeronautical Information System Secuirty Glossary - Status: Draft

ED-201 AISS Framework Guidance Document - Status: Published

ED-203 Airworthiness Security Methods and Considerations - Status: Superseded

ED-204 Information Security Guidance for Continuing Airworthiness - Status: Published

ER-013 Aeronautical Information System Secuirty Glossary - Status: Published

ED-202A Airworthiness Security Process Specification - Status: Published

ED-127 Aeronautical information system security - Status: Cancelled

ED-162 Interop for additional ADS-B applications (not issued) - Status: Cancelled

ER-017 International Aeronautical Information Security Mapping Summary - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

WG-72 subgroup ED-205: Security Certification and Declaration of ATM ANS Ground Systems

Activities:


ED-205A Process Standard for Security Certification and Declaration of ATM ANS Ground Systems - Status: Draft

ED-205 Process Standard for Security Certification and Declaration of ATM ANS Ground Systems - Status: Published


Chairperson: Kristof LAMONT, EUROCONTROL

Secretary: Jakub Cunat, Helios

Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

Development and revision of guidances on Security Event Management and Continuing Airworthiness.

Activities:


ED-204A Information Security Guidance for Continuing Airworthiness - Status: Approval

ED-xxx Guidance on Security Event Management - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Judicael GROS-DESIRS, Airbus Operations SAS

Secretary: Frederique Dauvillaire, Thales Group

Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

WG-72 SG-4 focuses on Aeronautical Information System Security (AISS) Framework.

Activities:


ED-201A Aeronautical Information System Security (AISS) Framework Guidance Document - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Stefan Schwindt, GE Aviation Systems UK

Secretary: Andy Boff, Helios

Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

WG-75 is tasked to develop Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS) X MOPS as a joint RTCA/EUROCAE activity.

With ACAS X being developed in various variants, also the work of WG-75 will be organised following this specific structure.

ACAS Xa will be the successor of TCAS II and the MOPS will also contain provisions for ACAS Xo designed for specific procedures such as close runway operations.

ACAS Xu will provide requirements for a collision avoidance solution for unmanned aircraft.

Finally, WG-75 will develop a MASPS defining requirements for the interoperability on collision avoidance systems of different designs.

ED-143 Volume I: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) Volume II: TCAS II Collision Avoidance System (CAS) Requirements Specification Attachment A to Volume II - Status: Superseded

ED-143 Ch1 Minimum Operational Performance Standards For Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance - Status: Superseded

ED-143 Ch2 Minimum Operational Performance Standards For Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) - Status: Published

ED-221A MOPS for TCAS II Hybrid Surveillance - Status: Published

ED-224 MASPS for Automatic Flight Guidance and Control System coupled to TCAS - Status: Published

ER-001 Evaluation of a proposal to replace TCAS Resolution Advisory “Adjust Vertical Speed” with “Level Off” - Status: Published

ER-011 Validation of the FGS Coupled to TCAS MASPS Requirements - Status: Published

ED-221 MOPS For Traffic alert and collision avoidance system II (TCAS) Hybrid Surveillance - Status: Superseded

ED-256 Ch. 1 MOPS for ACAS Xa with ACAS Xo functionality Change 1 - Status: Published

ED-256 Vol. I Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Airborne Collision Avoidance System X (ACAS X) (ACAS Xa and ACAS Xo) - Status: Cancelled

ED-264 Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for the Interoperability of Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) - Status: Published

ED-256 MOPS for ACAS Xa with ACAS Xo functionality - Status: Published

ED-256 Vol. II Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Airborne Collision Avoidance System X (ACAS X) - Volume II - Algorithm Design Description - Status: Cancelled


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

Sub-Group for the development of the MOPS for ACAS Xu.

Activities:


ED-275 Vol. II Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for ACAS Xu - Volume II - Algorithm Design Description (ADD) - Status: Approval

ED-275 Vol. I Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for ACAS Xu - Volume I - Status: Approval


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-76 is tasked to define standards for AIS and MET Data Link services.
WG-76 has defined 17 services for the provision of AIS and MET data for downlink, uplink and crosslink.
The work of WG-76 is performed joint with RTCA SC-206 AIS/MET Datalink Services. The detailed service definitions will be contained as an Annex to the MASPS already published by RTCA SC-206 (DO-364).

ED-151 Operational Services and Environment Definition (OSED) for Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) and Meteorological (MET) Data Link Services - Status: Published

ED-175 SPR and Interop for aeronautical information and meteorological data link services - Status: Published

ED-XXX Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard (MASPS) for AIS and MET Datalink Services - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-79 is tasked to develop MASPS-level guidance for SVS, EFVS, EVS and combined architectures to identify intended operations and systems architectures and enable the development of MOPS. WG dormant since 2012 and re-activated April 2015.
The group currently works on the following items:
- To review existing ED-179B and evaluate the changes that could benefit to rotorcraft operations;
- To develop MASPS for CGVS;
- To develop MASPS for an Enhanced Flight Vision System for takeoff credit. This work will be performed following SC-213 WG2; and
- To develop MASPS for SVS for aircraft state awareness.
WG-79 works in coordination with RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EVS/SVS). In addition, WG-79 works closely with EASA to understand in what conditions and direction the European specification could evolve, and to support EASA in this process.

ED-181 Guidance for the Development of Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems - Status: Published

ED-179 MASPS for enhanced vision systems synthetic vision systems combined vision systems and enhanced fl - Status: Superseded

ED-179B MASPS for enhanced vision systems synthetic vision systems combined vision systems and enhanced fl - Status: Published

ED-xxx MASPS for a Combined Vision System for Helicopter Operations for Low Visibility Operational Credit - Status: Draft

ED-xxx MASPS for EVS CVS EFVS - Status: Draft

ED-xxx MASPS for SVS SVGS CVS - Status: Draft

ED-179A Not published - Status: Cancelled

ED-180 MASPS for enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) with operational credit - Status: Cancelled

ED-257 Ch.1 SPR Requirements Document Defining Takeoff Minima by Use of EFVS - Status: Cancelled

ED-257 Change 1 SPR and Interoperability Document for Takeoff Minima by Use of EFVS - Status: Published

ED-249 MASPS for Aircraft State Awareness Synthetic Vision Systems - Status: Published

ED-255 MASPS for a Combined Vision System for Helicopter Operations - Status: Published

ED-257 Safety Performance and Interoperability Requirements Document Defining Takeoff Minima by Use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

WG-80 was established to develop guidelines and collect best practices to support qualification and certification of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in the various intended applications for aerospace vehicles.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell activity is part of the more electrical aircraft strategy. It is looking into hydrogen fuel cell technology airborne use cases and certification objectives.

The objective is to look into recommendations, to collect best practices, and to develop guidelines. Performance requirements such as power and reliability are outside the scope of this working group.

WG-80 is working as a joint group with SAE AE-7AFC.

ED-219 Aircraft Fuel Cell Safety Guidelines - Status: Published

ED-xxx MASPS for Liquid Hydrogen fuel cells on-board aircraft - Status: Draft

ED-245 MASPS for Installation of Fuel Cell Systems on Large Civil Aircraft - Status: Published

ER-020 Considerations for Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Airborne Applications - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-81 is tasked to analyse the means, opportunities and technical challenges to enhance the functionality and behaviour of real-time platforms by linking different teal-time platforms and by incorporating fast-time models and tools in the run. WG-81 also looks into study requirements for this interoperability and examines the requirements for common data interchange standards, data preparation facilities and high-level exchange protocols.

ED-147 ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability Specification - Status: Superseded

ED-147B ch 1 Supplement to ED-147B ED-147B ch 1 Supplement to ED-147B “Technology Mapping for HLA” - Status: Draft

ED-147A ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability Specification - Status: Published

ED-147B ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability Specification - Status: Draft

ED-148 Guidance to Achieve ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability - Status: Published

ED-148A Guidance to Achieve ATM Validation Platforms Interoperability - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-82 is tasked to develop a set of documents, some of which are envisaged to be used in the context of ICAO SARPS development or to be recognised as a means of compliance. It is tasked to develop standards relative to new air-ground data link technologies including three components: airport surface, satellite, and en route/TMA L band systems.

ED-222 Technical Specification: Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) Profile - Status: Published

ED-223 MOPS for the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) - Status: Published

ED-227 MASPS for AeroMACS - Status: Published

ED-242 Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard For AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting Required Communications Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) - Status: Superseded

ED-243 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) - Status: Superseded

ED-242B MASPS for AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting Required Communications Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) - Status: Published

ED-243B Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) - Status: Published

ED-242C MASPS for AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting RCP and RSP - Status: Open consultation

ED-243C MOPS for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) - Status: Open consultation

ED-243A MOPS for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) - Status: Published

ED-242A MASPS for AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting Required Communications Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

The EUROCAE Working Group 83 “Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Systems” is tasked with developing guidance documents supporting airports implement systems that deal with FOD detection.
After releasing ED-235 “Minimum Aviation System Performance Specification for Foreign Object Debris Detection System” in 2017, the Working Group 83 is working on the definition of the associated OSED in order to help airports to define their CONOPS using a FOD detection system.

ED-235 MASPS for Foreign Object Debris Detection Systems - Status: Published

ER-003 Definition and Taxonomy for Foreign Object Debris - Status: Published

ED-274 OSED for Aerodrome Foreign Object Debris Detection Systems - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The working group will develop navigation standards intended for designers, manufacturers, and installers of avionic equipment; airspace managers and service providers; and the users of these navigation systems for world-wide operations. The new MASPS will provide guidance for the development of airspace and operational concepts needed to obtain the benefits of enhanced navigation capability in the aircraft.

ED-75C MASPS Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation - Status: Superseded

ED-75D MASPS Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation - Status: Published

ED-75E Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards - Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-92 is working to maintain the current ED-92B version up to date and synchronized with other VDL standards. ED-92 is used in the baseline for the certification of the avionics systems and has to be consistent with the expectations of the European DLS-IR mandate.
In addition, while working on ED-92B which currently only contains test cases for the avionics systems, WG-92 identified the need to add test cases related to ground systems requirements in order to ensure the interoperability of the VDL Mode 2 systems.
The group has to determine what these test cases are and determine how these new test cases could be integrated in the existing MOPS.
Finally, a VDL Connection-less mode is under study by the VDL working groups as it should improve the system performances and reliability. The on-going discussions may lead to VDL standards update (ICAO 9776, ARINC 631, MASPS & MOPS) and, in that frame, ED-92B should be impacted.
In order to reach this objective, WG-92 is working jointly with the AEEC Data Link (DLK) Systems Subcommittee and the RTCA SC-214 VDL Sub-Group. Each group is in charge of a set of VDL-related documents, which are interlinked but cover different aspects.

ED-92B MOPS for an Airborne VDL Mode2 System operating in the frequency range 118-136,975 MHz - Status: Superseded

Internal Report Future VDL Mode 2 standardisation activities - Status: Closed

ED-92B Change 1 MOPS for an Airborne VDL Mode2 System operating in the frequency range 118-136,975 MHz - Status: Superseded

ED-92D Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for an Airborne VDL Mode 2 System Operating in the Frequency Range 118-136.975 MHz - Status: Draft

ED-92C Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for an Airborne VDL Mode-2 System Operating in the Frequency Range 118-136.975 MHz - Status: Published

ED-276 Guidance on Air to Ground VDL Mode 2 Interoperability - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@eurocae.net

In addition to the compliance process specification, the working group shall develop a MOPS for a WAIC component that allows WAIC systems to safely co-exist with Radio Altimeters in the frequency band 4 200 – 4 400 MHz. The MOPS will allow WAIC systems to share the band with Radio Altimeters and other WAIC systems in a way that (a) the safe operation of Radio Altimeters is not compromised and (b) allows the worst-case performance of a WAIC system to be pre-determined.

ED-260A MASPS for Coexistence of Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication Systems within 4 200-4 400 MHz - Status: Approval

ED-260 MASPS for Coexistence of Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication Systems within 4 200-4 400 MHz - Status: Published

ED-XXX MOPS for a Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication System - Status: Draft

ED-246 Process Specification for Wireless On-Board Avionics Networks - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

Physical test-benches used in the aircraft development are complex platforms with high initial and recurrent costs. One means to alleviate these problems - Virtual Testing - is a promising solution that has already demonstrated its benefits in other industries (cell phone, etc.). However, in the avionics industry, it brings specific challenges: complex distributed systems, hardware heterogeneity, and multiple supplier infrastructures.
WG-97 ‘standardises’ the integration of virtual avionic components and enable the development of ‘plug and play’ virtual test benches.

ED-247B TS of Virtual Interoperable Simulation for Tests of Aircraft Systems in virtual or hybrid bench - Status: Draft

ED-247A Technical Standard for Virtual Interoperable Simulation for Tests of Aircraft Systems in Virtual or Hybrid Bench - Status: Published

ED-247 Technical Specification for Virtual Interoperable Simulation for Tests of Avionics Systems in Virtual or Hybrid Bench - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Fatal accidents have occurred overwater, including Air France flight 447, in which flight data and cockpit voice recorders have been very long to recover. As the long or non-recovery of recorders greatly reduces the likelihood of the actual cause of these accidents being discovered, and in order to improve the recovery of wreckage and flight recorders following an accident or incident, ED-62A has defined a performance standard for ELTs.
WG-98 is working to update ED-62 to take into account recent developments and has created a MASPS defining the automatic in-flight triggering criteria of the ELT.
The work is carried out jointly with RTCA SC-229 Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters.

ED-62B Ch.1 MOPS for Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters 406 MHz - Change 1 - Status: Published

ED-62B MOPS for Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters 406 MHz - Status: Published

ED-237 MASPS for Criteria to Detect In-Flight Aircraft Distress Events To Trigger Transmission of Flight Information - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

Several aircraft disappearances occurred over water, including Malaysian MH370, for which the survivors, the wreckage and the flight recorders have not been recovered. As the long-lasting or non-recovery of recorders greatly reduces the likelihood of discovering the actual cause of accidents, and in order to improve the recovery of wreckage and flight recorders following an accident or incident, it is necessary to improve performance standards for new-generation ELTs and their means of activation.
In addition, remote activation from the ground of ELT offers the possibility to localize in-flight a non-cooperative aircraft and therefor participate to the ICAO Global Aeronautical Distress & Safety System (GADSS) autonomous distress tracking function.
Finally, a general effort has been made to make General Aviation (GA) safer, including safety recommendations to make the complete ELT system more reliable (from the ELT unit to the antenna, including the cables) and reduce the GA distress cases where the ELT unit is operational but not the complete ELT system (unplugged antenna, damaged cables). This effort led to the development of ELT with internal/integral GNSS receiver and SAR antenna. For those integrated ELT, a remote activation from ground would be relevant for disappearance cases when the ELT is not triggered by G-switch or manually.
The subgroup will develop a MASPS for Return Link Service.

Activities:


ED-277 Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter Return Link Service - Status: Open consultation


Chairperson: Alain BOUHET, OROLIA SAS Christophe CHATAIN, ELTA (ECA GROUP )

Secretary: Manuel Lopez-Martinez, European GNSS Agency Carmen Aguilera, European GNSS Agency

Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

WG-100 is tasked to develop standards for Remote and Virtual Towers, to assess previous work (eg SESAR, DFS, LFV, etc.) and develop a report that discusses the possibility of extending the scope of work beyond visual surveillance.
WG-100 has published ED-240 "MASPS for Remote Tower Optical Systems" on 29 September 2016.
In line with the current ToR, WG-100 is now developing ED-240A, a extension to the existing MASPS including target tracking technologies.

ED-240A Ch.1 MASPS for Remote Tower Optical Systems - Status: Cancelled

ED-240A Ch.1 MASPS for Remote Tower Optical Systems - Status: Draft

ED-240A Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for Remote Tower Optical Systems - Status: Published

ED-240B MASPS for Remote Tower Optical Systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

WG-102 is tasked to specify generic surveillance safety and performance requirements. These are based on operationally driven ATC surveillance requirements that are levied onto a logical end-to-end ATC surveillance function and its respective sub-functions (resembling typical physical ATC surveillance components).


ED-261-2 Safety and Performance Requirements Standard for a Generic Surveillance System (GEN-SUR SPR) - Volume 2 - Status: Open consultation

ED-261-3 Safety and Performance Requirements Standard for a Generic Surveillance System (GEN-SUR SPR) - Volume 3 - Status: Open consultation

ED-261-1 Safety and Performance Requirements Standard for a Generic Surveillance System (GEN-SUR SPR) - Volume 1 - Status: Open consultation


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-103 Independent Non-Cooperative Surveillance will develop a system agnostic Technical Specification for non-cooperative surveillance sensors – supplemented as necessary with technique (multi/bi-static or mono-static, passive and/or active) or frequency specific aspects (operating spectrum will influence the clutter and target modeling) that may necessitate annexes specific to different high-level sensor types. The Technical Specification will include guidelines to assist ANSPs procuring such Systems.

ED-288 Technical Specification (TS) for an Independent Non-Cooperative Surveillance (INCS) System - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

EUROCAE has produced a number of deliverables in the SWIM area, including but not limited to a SWIM Service specification on an information service for AMAN extended Horizon, a template for future service standardisation within EUROCAE and a list of potential SWIM Services to be standardised.
The role of EUROCAE WG-104 is to provide EUROCAE working groups with even more reliable and useful support material in form of an improved template and a comprehensive methodology to accomplish their SWIM Service standardisation activities. It is envisaged that the outcome produced will be immediately useable in the European SWIM context.

ED-xxx Technical Standard on SWIM Information Service Specification Template and Methodology - Status: Draft

Internal Report Intermediate Report on the Activities undertaken by WG-104 - Status: Draft

ER-xxx Final Report on the Activities undertaken by WG-104 - Status: Draft

Internal Report Prioritised list of SWIM services and Work Program - Status: Closed

ED-254 Arrival Sequence Service Performance Standard - Status: Published

Internal Report Guidelines for standardisation of SWIM services - Status: Closed

ER-018 SWIM Service Standardisation Package - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

WG-105 is tasked to develop standards and guidance documents that will allow the safe operation of UAS in all types of airspace, at all times and for all types of operations.

The work of WG-105 is organised in six Focus Teams working in a specific area. The current Focus Areas are:
•UAS Traffic Management (UAS)
•Command, Control, Communication (C3)
•Detect and Avoid (DAA)
•Design and Airworthiness Standards
•Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA)
•Enhanced RPAS Automation (ERA)

The work of the Focus Teams is coordinated by a Steering Committee ensuring consistency across their developments.

WG-105 works in coordination with RTCA SC-228 for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Activities:


None


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The WG-105 Steering Committee consists of the WG Leadership and Secretary, the Focus Team Leaders and other participants as required.

Activities:


None


Chairperson: Christian CANTALOUBE, Thales Group ,

Secretary: Marie Noelle Touzeau, Bureau de Normalisation de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The activities on Detect and Avoid (DAA) are performed by the SG-11, SG-12 and SG-13.

Activities:


ER-xxx Comparison of OSEDs related to DAA for UAS. - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Bengt-Goran SUNDQVIST, Saab

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The activities on C3 and Security are performed by the SG-21, SG-22 and SG-23.

Activities:


None


Chairperson: Alistair MUNRO, Alistair MUNRO

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The activities on UTM are performed by the SG-31, SG-32 and SG-33.

Activities:


None


Chairperson: Dirk Schindler, Airbus Operations SAS

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The activities on Design and Airworthiness are performed by the SG-41, SG-42.

Activities:


None


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The activities on Enhanced RPAS Automation (ERA) are performed by the SG-51, SG-52 and SG-53.

Activities:


ED-240 Minimum Aviation System Performance Specification (MASPS) for Remote Tower Optical Systems - Status: Superseded


Chairperson: Didier MENET, Thales Group

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The activities on Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) are performed by the SG-61.

Activities:


ED-xxx Guidelines on the use of multi-GNSS for UAS - Status: Cancelled

ED-xxx Guidelines on the Automatic protection of the flight envelope from human errors for UAS - Status: Cancelled

ED-280A Guidelines for UAS safety analysis for the Specific category (low and medium levels of robustness) - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Guidelines for SAIL II application of SORA - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Antidio Viguria Jiménez, FADA-CATEC

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Developing standards for the Detect and Avoid (DAA) function for UAS operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in airspaces Class A to C

Activities:


ED-271 Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for Detect and Avoid (Traffic) in Class A-C airspaces under IFR - Status: Approval

ED-XXX Minimum Operational Performance Standard (MOPS) for Detect & Avoid [Traffic] in Class A-C airspaces under IFR - Status: Cancelled


Chairperson: Bengt-Goran SUNDQVIST, Saab

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

DAA against conflicting traffic for RPAS operating under IFR and VFR in all airspace classes

Activities:


ED-XXX Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for Detect & Avoid [Traffic] under VFR/IFR - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Detect & Avoid [Traffic] under VFR/IFR - Status: Draft

ED-258 OSED for Detect & Avoid [Traffic] in Class D-G airspaces under VFR/IFR - Status: Published


Chairperson: Bengt-Goran SUNDQVIST, Saab

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Development of standards for Unmanned Systems operating at Very Low Level

Activities:


ED-XXX Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Detect & Avoid in Very Low Level Operations - Status: Draft

ED-267 OSED for Detect and Avoid in Very Low Level Operations - Status: Published


Chairperson: Bengt-Goran SUNDQVIST, Saab

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

RPAS C2 Datalink

Activities:


ED-XXX Minimum Operational Performance Standard for RPAS Command and Control Data Link (Terrestrial) - Status: Cancelled

ED-265 Minimum Operational Performance Standard for RPAS Command and Control Data Link (C-Band Satellite) - Status: Approval

ED-XXX Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for RPAS Command and Control Data Link - Status: Cancelled


Chairperson: Alistair MUNRO, Alistair MUNRO

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Spectrum

Activities:


ER-016 RPAS 5030-5091 MHz CNPC LOS and BLOS compatibility study - Status: Published

ED-XXX Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for management of the C-Band Spectrum in support of RPAS C2 Link services - Status: Draft

ED-266 Guidance on Spectrum Access Use and Management for UAS - Status: Published


Chairperson: Alistair MUNRO, Alistair MUNRO

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Spectrum

Activities:


ED-XXX Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard on RPAS C3 Security - Status: Cancelled

ER-XXX Guidance on UAS C3 Security - Status: Cancelled


Chairperson: Alistair MUNRO, Alistair MUNRO

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

General Activities related to UAS Traffic Management ()UTM

Activities:


Internal Report Support Work Plan on UTM - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Dirk Schindler, Airbus Operations SAS

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

E-Identification

Activities:


ED-XXX Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for UAS E-Identification - Status: Cancelled

ED-282 Minimum Operational Performance Standard for UAS E-Identification - Status: Approval


Chairperson: Eric THOMAS, Collins Aerospace Eric THOMAS, Collins Aerospace

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

UTM Geo-Fencing

Activities:


ED-270 Minimum Operational Performance Specification for UAS geo-caging - Status: Published

ED-269 Minimum Operational Performance Standard for UAS Geo-Fencing - Status: Published


Chairperson: Christian CANTALOUBE, Thales Group

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Inputs to the AMC 1309 Process

Activities:


ED-279 Generic Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA) for UAS and RPAS - Status: Published

ER-019 Inputs to RPAS AMC 1309 - Status: Published


Chairperson: Ben van Buul, GE Aviation Systems UK

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Standardisation of the ATC Interface of Remote Pilot Stations

Activities:


ED-272 Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for Remote Pilot Stations supporting IFR operations into non-segregated airspace - Status: Published


Chairperson: Francisco Javier RAMOS SALAS, Airbus Defence & Space (Spain)

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Enhanced RPAS Automation - Automatic Take-off and Landing

Activities:


ED-252 Operational Services and Environment Definition for RPAS Automatic Take-off and Landing - Status: Published

ED-283 Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for RPAS Automatic Take-off and Landing - Status: Approval


Chairperson: Giuseppe D'Angelo, LEONARDO SpA

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Enhanced RPAS Automation - Automatic Taxiing

Activities:


ED-251 Operational Services and Environment Definition for RPAS Automatic Taxiing - Status: Published

ED-284 Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for RPAS Automatic Taxiing - Status: Approval


Chairperson: Didier LION, SAFRAN

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Enhanced RPAS Automation - Automation & Emergency Recovery

Activities:


ED-253 OSED for Automation and Emergency Recovery - Status: Approval

ED-281 Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for RPAS Automation and Emergency Recovery - Status: Published


Chairperson: Maurice LABONDE, Airbus Defence & Space (Spain)

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

Specific Operations Risk Assessment

Activities:


ED-280 Guidelines for UAS safety analysis for the Specific category (low and medium levels of robustness) - Status: Approval

IR-xxx SORA Support Work Plan - Status: Draft

Internal Report SORA Support Work Plan - Status: Closed


Chairperson: Antidio Viguria Jiménez, FADA-CATEC

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The SG will perform the activities related to GNSS for UAS.

Activities:


ED-xxx Guidelines on the use of multi-GNSS for UAS (low robustness) - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Enrique Plaza Baez, Everis Aeroespacial y Defensa, SLU

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

This SG will develop guidelines on the automatic protection of the flight envelope from human errors for UAS

Activities:


ED-xxx Guidelines on the automatic protection of the flight envelope from human errors for UAS - Status: Draft


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

To facilitate the operational approval path in Europe and an EASA ETSO authorization, an industry standard on EFB became necessary. Based on the existing material, WG-106 should identify the minimum requirements that any EFB application must meet and, develop corresponding test criteria, and monitor and consider the progress of the current EFB rulemaking activity at EASA.

ED-273 Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Software Applications - Status: Approval


Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@eurocae.net

WG-107 is tasked to revise the existing EUROCAE Document ED-57 “Minimum Performance Specification for Distance Measuring Equipment (DME/N and DME/P) – Ground Equipment” and to develop a new document “Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Specification (MASPS) for DME Infrastructure Supporting PBN Positioning”.

ED-57A Minimum Performance Specification for Distance Measuring Equipment (DME/N and DME/P) – Ground Equipment - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Specification (MASPS) for DME Infrastructure Supporting PBN Positioning - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alexander Engel, alexander.engel@eurocae.net

Based on the inputs from ICAO, and in coordination with the AEEC IPS and RTCA SC-223 activities, EUROCAE WG-108 will determine what exactly is needed to ensure the deployment of ATN/IPS. In particular, ICAO will standardize the needed features for ATN/IPS such as Security, Addressing, Mobility… This will require providing guidance to ensure a consistent end-to-end deployment. The guidance document will ensure that the ATN/IPS deployment answers to the need in terms for safety, security and performance.

ED-262A Technical Standard of Aviation Profiles for ATN IPS - Status: Draft

ED-xxx MASPS on ATN-IPS end-to-end interoperability and certification - Status: Approval

ED-262 Technical Standard of Aviation Profiles for ATN/IPS - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@eurocae.net

Internationally, operating regulations on runway surface contamination are primarily set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), particularly through Annexes 6, 14 and 15 of the Convention on the International Civil Aviation. The said annexes set out recommendations on the information to be given to the flight crew on the type and thickness of contaminants present on runway surfaces. In line with the approved Terms of Reference (ToR), to define the performances expected from the systems and the way of verifying that the latter reach them, WG-109 is tasked to develop Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for Runway Weather Information Systems.

ED-xxx Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards (MASPS) for Runway Weather Information Systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

WG-110 will develop MOPS for Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS), analogous to fixed wing TSO-C151 Class A TAWS, in support of offshore helicopter operations. The justification for the tasking includes:
• Class A HTAWS is mandated for new aircraft first registered after 31 December 2018 under Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1199 of 22 July 2016 (SPA.HOFO.160(c)). This mandate may be extended to additional aircraft by EASA Rulemaking Task RMT.0708. The MOPS are required to form the basis of a technical standard to support the air operating rule mandate.
• It has been demonstrated that Class A HTAWS (provided with the “Classic Modes” defined in UK CAA CAP 1519) can provide a significant (four major accidents in UK operations alone could have been avoided) and very cost-effective (of the order of $20k per aircraft) improvement in the safety of offshore helicopter operations, and would address a number of UK AAIB Safety Recommendations. The MOPS will promote and facilitate the introduction of appropriate HTAWS.
The focus of the WG will be on offshore helicopter operations.


ED-285 Minimum Operational Performance Standard for offshore Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) - Status: Open consultation


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

The Working Group on Airport Collaborative Decision Making shall update the existing ED’s on A-CDM and take into account requirements on A-CDM from the PCP and put A-CDM in the appropriate context of A-SMGCS and SWIM. This activity is part of the EUROCAE Technical Work Programme and will be of benefit for all A-CDM airports and the whole network.

ED-145A Airport CDM Interface Specification - Status: Draft

ED-146A Guidelines for Test and Validation Related to Airport CDM Interoperability - Status: Draft

ED-xyz Airport CDM SWIM Service Performance Specification - Status: Draft

ED-141A MASPS for Airport CDM Systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The Working Group on VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) shall develop the appropriate industry standards necessary as Acceptable Means of Compliance to support the EASA Special Condition on VTOL aircraft.
This activity is part of the EUROCAE Technical Work Programme and will be performed as a Pilot Project for the EUROCAE Lean process.

ED-278 Concept of Operations for VTOL Aircraft - Volume 1: General Considerations - Status: Published


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

The WG-112 Steering Committee consists of the WG Leadership, EUROCAE and EASA as well as the WG-112 SG leaders.

Activities:


Internal report Overview of EUROCAE VTOL standardisation activities - Status: Cancelled


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-112 SG-1 will develop standards for VTOL-specific aspects of electrical systems

Activities:


ED-xxx Process Standard for crashworthiness test of battery systems for eVTOL applications - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Guidance on determination of SoC and SoH applied to the battery for eVTOL applications - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Technical Standard on Rechargeable Lithium Batteries in eVTOL applications - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Guidance on use of high-voltage electrical distribution for eVTOL applications - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Guidance on specifying random hardware failures rates of Lithium-Ion Cells for eVTOL applications - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Limhi Somerville, Vertical Aerospace

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-112 SG-1 develops for VTOL-specific aspects of electrical systems WG-112 SG-1 develops for thrust / lift systems

Activities:


ED-xxx Guidance on designated fire zone for VTOL - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Guidance for rotorburst analysis for VTOL enhanced category - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Guidance for Common mode analysis for lift - thrust system for VTOL enhanced category - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Method for determination of aircraft structure failure probability - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Andrea Marinovich, LEONARDO SpA Meunier René, SAFRAN

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-112 SG-3 develops standards for VTOL-specific safety aspects

Activities:


ED-xxx Guidance on Hazard and Safety Assessment from Aircraft down to system level for VTOL - Status: Draft

ED-xx Specific Risks Assessment: Magnetic Heading - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Information security guidance for VTOL and collaborative systems - Status: Draft

ED-xx Guidance on the demonstration of acceptable occupant safety - injury prevention measures - Status: Draft

ED-xx Guidance on Emergency Landing - Status: Cancelled

ED-XXX Specific Risks Assessment: Positioning System - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Guidance on Ballistic Recovery System installed in a VTOL platform. - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Guidance for a crashworthy stroking seat system for a VTOL aircraft - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Philip Blagden, CAA/SRG

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-112 SG-4 develops standards for VTOL-specific aspects of flight

Activities:


ED-xxx Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for VTOL Operations - Status: Cancelled

ED-xxx VTOL Flight Trajectories - Status: Dormant

ED-xxx VTOL Flight control/ Handling qualities verification - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Compliance methodologies for VTOL certification in “inadvertent icing” operation - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Primary Flight Control Forces for VTOL aircraft - Status: Draft


Chairperson: David Scorer, Lilium GmbH

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-112 SG-5 develops standards for VTOL-specific aspects of ground infrastructure and airports

Activities:


ED-xxx VTOL vertiports - Status: Draft

ED-xxx VTOL charging infrastructure - Status: Dormant

IR eVTOL charging - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Simon Whalley, Skyports

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-112 SG-6 develops standards for VTOL-specific aspects of Avionics

Activities:


ED-XXX VTOL Flight and Navigation Instruments - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Guidance on Electronic Flight Bag usage for VTOL Aircraft - Status: Dormant

ED-XXX Compliance methodologies for VTOL energy level information to the crew - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Christian CANTALOUBE, Thales Group

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

Develop further Volumes of Concepts of Operations (ConOps) for VTOL aircraft

Activities:


ED-XXX Concept of Operations for VTOL Aircraft – Volume 2 Air Taxi flights in urban environment - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Jörn Jaeger, Volocopter GmbH

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

The aviation industry is witnessing a revolution that will see integration of more electricity to power vehicles. One factor leading this revolution stems from environmental constraints (in order to lower the emissions): studies into the electrification of aircraft propulsion revealed the potential of reducing carbon footprint by 50% between 2005 and 2050 – supporting ACARE goals. This step-change in technology / architectures will require new ways of collaborating among airframers, engine manufacturers and system suppliers – and addressing the regulatory framework and means of compliance for these new architectures. Hybrid/Electric Aircraft promise to be one of the enablers in realizing ACARE Flightpath 2050 goals.

ED-xxx Guidance material for endurance substantiation of Electric - Hybrid Propulsion Systems EHPS - Status: Draft

Internal Report List of standardisation needs for Hybrid Electric Propulsion - Status: Draft

Internal Report Standards review and assessment against the SC-EHPS - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Guidance material for durability substantiation of Electric - Hybrid Propulsion Systems EHPS - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

The primary scope of this group is to prepare technical standards, guides and any other material required to support the development of systems and the certification of aeronautical systems implementing AI-technologies.

The objectives of the working group are to:
• Develop and publish a first technical report to establish a comprehensive statement of concerns versus the current industrial standards. This first deliverable should clarify the future scope of applicability and be released in the first six months.
• Develop and publish EUROCAE Technical Reports for selecting, implementing, and certifying AI technology embedded into and/or for use with aeronautical systems in both aerial vehicles and ground systems.
• Act as a key forum for enabling global adoption and implementation of AI technologies that embed or interact with aeronautical systems.
• Enable aerospace manufactures and regulatory agencies to consider and implement common sense approaches to the certification of AI systems, which unlike other avionics software, has fundamentally non-deterministic qualities.


ER-xxx Artificial Intelligence in Aeronautical Safety-Related Systems Taxonomy - Status: Draft

ER-022 Artificial Intelligence in Aeronautical Safety-Related Systems Statement of concerns - Status: Draft

Internal Report Qualification process of aeronautical systems implementing AI - Statement of concerns - Status: Closed

ED-xxx Process Standard for Development and Certification Approval of Aeronautical Products Implementing AI - Status: Draft

ER-xxx Artificial Intelligence in Aeronautical Safety-Related Systems Use Cases Considerations - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

WG-115 is established to develop standards to support the safe and harmonised implementation of Counter-UAS Systems into airport and ANSP systems.

The scope of the WG is limited to surveillance, interoperability and interfaces with stakeholders involved in the C-UAS domain: e.g. ANSP, Airports, U-Space Service Providers, Surveillance Systems manufacturers, law enforcement forces, pilots…. Focus is on the detection and surveillance capabilities around the airfield, but C-UAS capability could be extended to operations in other environments, such as urban areas. The topic of cooperative targets detection is not to be addressed, but interaction with information from cooperative sensors should be included in the overall system assessment. Interoperability of the defeat capabilities with the airport and ANSP systems will be addressed.

Standards should describe the performance of the system (e.g. minimum level of detection required), interoperability and interfaces with stakeholders. General operational requirements and assumptions regarding the intended use and the expected users should first be established.

ED-286 OSED for Counter-UAS in controlled airspace - Status: Approval

ED-xxx Interoperability Requirements for Counter-UAS systems - Status: Draft

ED-xxx System Performance Requirements for non-cooperative UAS detection systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The WG is tasked to define new standards for high voltage systems and components in aircraft. These standards are needed for the industry and the certification authorities to develop and certify new designs for electrical and hybrid aircraft, where electrical voltages will be much higher than the current standards.
Different aspects of the use of high voltage will need to be evaluated and the WG will need to identify what are the standardisation needs for high voltage.

Internal Report Report identifying the needs for High Voltage systems and components in aviation. - Status: Draft

ED-xxx Guidance for High Voltage Systems and Components in Aviation - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sergiu Marzac, sergiu.marzac@eurocae.net

The regulatory framework for UAS is being developed. EASA recently released additional information on their plan for certifying UAS defining the certified, specific and open categories. While the certified UAS category is aligned with the DO-178C/ED-12C document suite for development, and the open category does not have a software development standard needed for use and deployment, the specific category does not currently have a comprehensive compliant development standard identified to provide assurance as to the safe operations of the UAS.
The continued release of information on UAS development and UAS operations by EASA provides a need but also an opportunity for a new software development process standard that will be specific to low risk UAS applications and the specific category defined by EASA.
Moreover, it is considered that certain applications eg. by the general aviation (GA) community might benefit from a simplified software development methodology.
In addition, the FAS Ad Hoc UAS report recommended the creation of supplemental guidance in the areas of COTS, Open Source and Service History, which could be used as well by other stakeholders performing low-risk operations
The WG will therefore develop the following standards:
1. Low Risk Applications, e.g. UAS, GA, VTOL
2. Integration of COTS, Open Source and Service History into Software.
This WG will work jointly with RTCA SC-240 and all documents produced will be published both by EUROCAE and RTCA as technically equivalent documents.


Activities:


None


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

Leadership of WG-117

Activities:


Internal Report Overview of EUROCAE WG-117 standardisation activities - Status: Cancelled


Chairperson: Burak Ata, Volocopter GmbH

Secretary: Fabrice FERRAND, SAFRAN Andy Hoag, Aireon

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

This Sub Group will develop a document on Software Considerations in Low Risk Applications, Equipment Certifications and Approvals.

Activities:


ED-XXX Process Standard for Software Considerations in Low Risk Applications Equipment Certifications and Approvals - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Ross Hannan, Sigma Associates (Aerospace) Limited

Secretary: Pranav Nagarajan, TUM – Institute of Flight System Dynamics Todd Stempel, ENSCO Avionics Inc.

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

This Sub Group develops a document to integrate COTS, Open Source and Service History into Software.

Activities:


ED-XXX Process Standard for the Integration of COTS Open Source and Service History into Software - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Patrick Serrot, Thales LAS France SAS

Secretary: Martha Blankenberger, Rolls-Royce Christian Decker, GE Aviation Systems UK

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

The Working Group shall maintain and enhance the MOPS for airborne flight recorders mandated by operational regulations and ICAO Annex 6 requirements aiming to provide the necessary data for accident investigation and prevention.

ED-112B Minimum Operational Performance Specification for Crash Protected Airborne Recorder Systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-118 SG-0 LTM consits of the WG leadership

Activities:


Internal Report Overview of EUROCAE Flight Recorder activities - Status: Cancelled


Chairperson: Hannes Griebel, Griebel Aerospace Consulting Jennifer Weiss, ACR Electronics

Secretary: Robin Hudson, DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-118 SG-1 FRG will develop standards for general issues of flight recorders

Activities:


IR DRAFT input for ED-112 revB - General Issues Flight Recorders - Status: Closed


Chairperson: John Fisher, Federal Aviation Administration

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-118 SG-2 develops standards for flight crew and machine interface recording

Activities:


IR DRAFT input for ED-112 revB - Flight Crew and Machine Interface Recording (FCMIR) - Status: Setup


Chairperson: John Fisher, Federal Aviation Administration Bert Bonke, European Cockpit Association (ECA)

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-118 SG-3 CVR develops standards for CVR audio system

Activities:


IR DRAFT input for ED-112 reB - CVR Audio System - Status: Setup


Chairperson: Mark Ford, air accidents investigation branch Michael Weed, L3Harris

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-118 SG-4 TRF develops standards for Flight Data Transmission systems (TFD) and for Automatic Deployable Recorders (ADFR)

Activities:


IR DRAFT input for ED-112 reB - GADSS TRFD Equipment - Status: Setup


Chairperson: John Fisher, Federal Aviation Administration Blake van den Heuvel, DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

WG-118 SG-5 UAS develops standards for flight recorders for UAS and RPAS

Activities:


IR DRAFT input for ED-112 reB - Recorders for UAS and RPAS - Status: Setup


Chairperson: Thomas Pack, ACR Electronics

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

Updated MOPS shall address the RA robustness against the existing and planned future RF environment. This future RF environment (refer schematic above) is combining all the following interferences concurrently:
• Interferences at the edges of the RA band (3800-4400MHz) and (4400-5000MHz) including anticipated futures modulations and signal strength
• Interferences within the RA band (4200-4400MHz) including: other RAs interference on board the a/c, other RAs off board the a/c, WAIC systems and any other system within RA band that are located off board the a/c, WAIC systems and any other system within RA band that are located on board the a/c,
• Out of RA band interferences that could potentially have an indirect effect on the RA due to: level of signal, modulation, potential harmonics, RA antenna potential weakness (susceptibility), RA design potential weakness (resonance).

To meet this goal particular attention should be paid on
• Operational assumptions (Worst case a/c operational scenarios, worst case RF scenarios…)
• Interferences level assumptions (possible Modulations, Signal Strength, possible bandwidth, antenna pattern…)
• Technical characteristics of RA (Maximum input level of interference the RA equipment has to support, RA Antenna pattern within and outside RA band, RA Noise Floor level, RA chirp bandwidth, IF Bandwidth, Change Rate, Power emissions, Modulations…)

The last but not the least, RA is designed under the highest level of safety requirements. As a consequence a particular attention should also be paid on the definition of appropriate margins.

WG-119 will work jointly with RTCA SC-239.

The current ED-30 and DO-155 are not technically identical; one of the aims of this revision is to align these documents and to develop technically identical documents (ED-30A/DO-155A), which will supersede the current ED-30 and DO-155.


ED-30A MOPS for Low Range Radar Altimeters - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Anna Guégan, anna.guegan@eurocae.net

The Working Group will discuss and define the specification and parameters for sensors which could be used onboard commercial aircraft to monitor the temperature of passengers to a sufficiently high degree of accuracy, in order to highlight to the cabin crew when a passenger presents with a fever,
The objective of this piece of equipment would be to provide passenger reassurance, and to serve the recovery of the aviation industry which relies on passenger confidence following the worldwide lockdown based on the Covid-19 pandemic. The Working Group will build on the framework driven by the ICAO “Collaborative Agreement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation” (CAPSCA) and the EASA Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19.


ED-xxx Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Thermal Camera Systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Alain Vallee, alain.vallee@eurocae.net

Due to the public health situation created by the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), travel restrictions were implemented by many nations worldwide to stop the spread of the disease. Similar infectious diseases could have similar consequences.
The aviation industry recognized the seriousness of the threat of infection and moved to restore confidence of the traveling public that the aircraft in which they travel are safe from transmission vectors for the disease.
With the nature of modern air travel (within a pressure vessel of the aircraft with travellers sitting for extended time periods within the close proximity of other travellers), the industry requires proven methodologies to clean aircraft interiors (to include the cockpit and other crew specific locations).
This WG will develop guidance on the acceptable process, procedures, and tasks necessary to clean an aircraft interior to meet globally recognised health industry recommendations.
This WG will work jointly with RTCA SC-241.

ED-287 Guidance for Cockpit and Cabin Cleaning - Status: Open consultation


Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

Review of existing Documents and Guidelines

Activities:


Internal Report Review of existing Documents and Guidelines - Status: Draft


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

Compatibility of Chemicals

Activities:


Internal Report Compatibility of Chemicals - Status: Draft


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

Non-Chemical

Activities:


Internal Report Non Chemical Cleaning Solutions - Status: Draft


Chairperson:

Secretary:

Technical Programme Manager: Sebastian Reschenhofer, sebastian.reschenhofer@eurocae.net

The latest developments in Europe in support to the modernisation of ATM led to the development of 2 important documents, the Airspace Architecture Study report and the European ATM Master Plan, 2020 edition whose subtitle is “Digitalising Europe’s Aviation Infrastructure”. The AAS Transition Plan provided more details on the timeline and the required elements to progress towards this digitalisation.
One of the key common elements of these strategic documents is to implement virtualisation, automation and digitalisation of ATM, in particular via virtual centres.
Virtual centre technologies and concepts are expected to support the increase of resilience and adaptability of the European ATM Network in terms of capacity and cost efficiency. Internationally agreed standards are needed to support the successful implementation of virtual centres.

The WG is tasked to develop standards and related deliverables to support the implementation of the virtual centre concept.
The initial task shall be to develop a comprehensive report, outlining the context and providing a detailed work programme for future standardisation activities, taking into account in particular the status of R&D activities and the stakeholder needs.

This activity is covered by the TWP 2020, section 4.3.

Internal Report Virtual Centre Standardisation - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@eurocae.net