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

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

ED-xxx Minimum Standard Environmental Test Conditions and Applicable Test Procedures for Ground Based Equipment - 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: Draft


Chairperson:

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.

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 Change 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 Category I Operations - Status: Draft

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


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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-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: Approval

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

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

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: Draft

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

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

ED-xxx Interop Document on Surveillance Routing Safety Support and Guidance Service data exchange - 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-77A User Requirements for Navigation Data - Status: Open consultation


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-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: Draft


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.

Activities:


None


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: Draft


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

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

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

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


Chairperson:

Secretary:

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

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

Activities:


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:

Secretary: Andrew DESMOND-KENNEDY, EUROCONTROL

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-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-xxx MOPS on GPS-GALILEO L1-L5 E1-E5a Antenna - Status: Draft

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

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


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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.

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

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


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. We may say that “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/1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 1: Radio - Status: Published

ED-137_2C-1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 1 Legacy Telephone Interworking ATS-R2 ATS-No.5 and ATS-QSIG - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C-1 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 4 Override Call - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C-5 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 5 Voice Call - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C-6 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 6 Extended Call Forward - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C-7 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 7 Hotline Access Call - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C-3 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 3 Instantaneous Access Call - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2-8 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 8 Radio Intercom Call - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Status: Open consultation

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

ED-137_5C Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 5 Supervision - Status: Open consultation

ED-137_2C-2 Interoperability Standard for VOIP ATM Components - Volume 2 Telephone - Addendum 2 FAA Legacy Telephone Interworking - Status: Open consultation


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

Working Group 68 has completed a Minimum Operational Performance Specifications (MOPS) for Altimetry function equipment performing altimetry function, taking into account the performance needed for the modern operational environment and of the criteria for RVSM.
The work used the OPS for ADM which has been already delivered, with considerations on Altitude computation and Static Source Error Corrections (SSEC).
Working Group 68 identified during the ED-241 development a need for ED-140 upgrade for clarification, consistency with the new MOPS, and error correction, therefore proposing a revision of ED-140.

ED-140A Minimum Operational Performance Standard for Air Data Modules - Status: Open consultation


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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.

  • IP 1000 ED-94/DO-248: "Parameter Data Item Clarifications"
  • IP 1002 ED-218/DO-331: "MBD Annex Table A-3 and A-4 Item Clarification"
  • IP 1003 ED-215/DO-330: "Tool Operational Requirements Validation"

 

Questions for FAS:

If you have a question about any of the ED-12C documents suite or on the documents published by FAS, please submit it to:  fas@rtca.org.

 

Contacts:
Co-chair: Hervé Delseny, Airbus (herve.delseny@airbus.com)
Co-chair: Patty Bath, Esterline AVISTA (patty.bath@esterline.com)
Secretary: Ross Hannan, Sigma Aerospace (ross_hannan@sigma-aerospace.com)

Secretary: Don Heck, Boeing (don.heck@boeing.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.

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


Chairperson: Kristof LAMONT, EUROCONTROL

Secretary: Matt Shreeve, 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: Draft

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


Chairperson: Judicael GROS-DESIRS, AIRBUS 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:

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

ED-XXX MASPS: Specification for the Interoperability of Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems - Status: Draft

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

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-XXX MOPS for ACAS Xu - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Dierk STEINBACH, Hensoldt Sensors GmbH

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-XXX Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard (MASPS) for AIS/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-249 MASPS for Aircraft State Awareness Synthetic Vision Systems - Status: Published

ED-255 MASPS for a Combined Vision Guidance System for Rotorcraft Operations - Status: Approval

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 is tasked to work as a joint group with SAE AE-7AFC and develop guidelines to support the use of Hydrogen (GH2/LH2) and Oxygen Fuel Cell Systems for onboard aircraft applications. Performance requirements such as power and reliability are outside the scope of this working group.

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

ER-XXX Report on general safety aspects and benefits of on-board hydrogen storage and fuel cells for aircraft applications - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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 RevB 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: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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-243A MOPS for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) - Status: Open consultation

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


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

Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Systems

ED-XXX Operating Requirements for FOD detection systems - Status: Draft


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

WG-88 is established to develop a feasibility report in a first step, then based on this report, Minimum Operational Performance Specifications for Onboard Weight and Balance Systems for civil aviation.

WG-88 is tasked to prepare MOPS for use of onboard weight and balance systems within civil aviation.

ED-XXX MOPS for Onboard Weight and Balance Systems - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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-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-xxx Ground VDL Mode 2 systems expected behaviour - Status: Draft


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

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-247A TS - Tests in Virtual or Hybrid Bench - Status: Draft

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


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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 MOPS for Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters 406 MHz - Status: Approval

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


Technical Programme Manager: Anna von Groote, anna.vongroote@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-xxx Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter Return Link Service - Status: Draft


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 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-XXX Safety and Performance Requirements (SPR) for a Generic Surveillance System - Status: Draft


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


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

Within the SESAR programme, activities on SWIM (System-wide Information Management) have reached a maturity level so that the first SWIM services are ready for standardisation.
In the area of extending the horizon of Arrival management (AMAN) a relevant SWIM service has been identified, designed and validated according to a published and applied “SESAR Method on Services”.
The results of this particular SESAR activity should be used as a candidate to standardise the first SWIM service by a EUROCAE Working Group.

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: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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: Alain M VALLEE, SAFRAN Michael Allouche, Israel Aerospace Industries

Secretary: Andrew JONES, Thales Group

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:


None


Chairperson: Bengt-Goran SUNDQVIST, Saab

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

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


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 Operational Services and Environment Description (OSED) for Detect & Avoid [Traffic] in Class D-G airspaces under VFR/IFR - Status: Approval


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-XXX Operational Services and Environment Description for Detect & Avoid in Very Low Level Operations - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Anthony HENLEY, Anthony HENLEY

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

RPAS C2 Datalink

Activities:


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

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

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


Chairperson: Nicolas M VAN WAMBEKE, Thales Group

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

ER-XXX Guidance on Spectrum Access, Use and Management for UAS - Status: Draft


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: Draft

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


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: Neil KIDD, Altitude Angel

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: Neil KIDD, Altitude Angel

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: Draft

ED-XXX Minimum Operational Performance Standard for UAS E-Identification - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Neil KIDD, Altitude Angel

Secretary:

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

UTM Geo-Fencing

Activities:


ED-XXX Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for UAS Geo-Fencing - Status: Draft

ED-XXX Minimum Operational Performance Standard for UAS Geo-Fencing - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Christian CANTALOUBE, Thales Group

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: Michael Allouche, Israel Aerospace Industries

Secretary:

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

Inputs to the AMC 1309 Process

Activities:


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


Chairperson: Michael Allouche, Israel Aerospace Industries

Secretary:

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

Standardisation of the ATC Interface of Remote Pilot Stations

Activities:


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


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

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: Published


Chairperson: Didier MENET, Thales Group

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-XXX Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for RPAS Automatic Take-off and Landing - Status: Draft


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-XXX Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for RPAS Automatic Taxiing - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Didier LION, SAFRAN

Secretary:

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

Enhanced RPAS Automation - Automation & Emergency Recovery

Activities:


ED-253 Operational Services and Environment Definition (OSED) for Automation and Emergency Recovery - Status: Open consultation

ED-XXX Minimum Aviation Systems Performance Standard for RPAS Automation & Emergency Recovery functions - Status: Draft


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

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:


None


Chairperson: Antidio Viguria Jiménez, FADA-CATEC

Secretary:

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

Specific Operations Risk Assessment

Activities:


Internal Report SORA Support Work Plan - Status: Draft


Chairperson: Antidio Viguria Jiménez, FADA-CATEC

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-XXX MOPS for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Software Applications - Status: Draft


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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 RNP Reversion using DME/DME 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 RNP Reversion using DME/DME 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-xxx MASPS on ATN-IPS end-to-end interoperability and certification - Status: Draft

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


Technical Programme Manager: Adrian Cioranu, adrian.cioranu@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-xxx Minimum Operating Performance Standard for Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) for Offshore Helicopter Operations - Status: Draft


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