Aeronautical Radio, Inc (ARINC)
ARINC publishes standards for transportation communications, systems engineering, airports, aviation, government, networks and security.
Aeronautical Radio, Inc (ARINC) standards improve cost effectiveness, increase productivity, and reduce life-cycle costs for airlines and their partners in the avionics, cabin system, and flight simulation and training segments of the aviation industry.
ARINC Standards come in three classes:
- ARINC Characteristics: Define the form, fit, function, and interfaces of avionics, cabin systems, and aircraft networks
- ARINC Specifications: Define the physical packaging or mounting of avionics and cabin equipment; communication, networking and data security standards; or a high-level computer language
- ARINC Reports: Provide guidelines or general information found by the aviation industry to be preferred practices, often related to avionics maintenance and flight simulator engineering and maintenance
ARINC standards are used in the following segments:
- Aerospace & defense communications
These standards are used by design engineers at avionics manufacturers and also at mainframe manufacturers to provide position, space and accessibility for avionics, such as navigation and communication equipment for commercial transports.