The major risks to the aviation industry are very broad and stem from the complexity of managing the supply chain, outdated delivery methods, and the criticality of fault tolerance in safety-centric airborne systems. While some of the risks that apply to ground transportation systems are also applicable to avionics, the significant differences are due to the sheer complexity of electronic platforms onboard and implications related to insurance. The willingness and ability to invest and innovate with new technologies is deeply lacking.
The strategy will require at least:
Aviation Systems Protection
of aerospace companies expect digital technologies to help reduce manufacturing delays.
— Accenture Consulting
Avionics manufacturers need to more easily meet DO-178 cybersecurity compliance requirements and ensure high reliability and safety. Many avionics controllers, FADECs, flight navigation and storage systems in aircraft are vulnerable to cyber attack.
A Cybersecurity System Tailored for the Aviation Industry
Used by more than 200 OEMs to protect more than 100 million devices
Mocana’s end-to-end cybersecurity system is a FIPS 140-2 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving avionics, aerospace and aircraft manufacturers an easy way to harden electronic control units, FADECs and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well as secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.