Our baseline offering is a truly an open architecture IMA which allows more and more hardware or software systems to become connected with security and speed
The journey of AVIAGE SYSTEMS started in 2012 as an international Tier-1 civil avionics solution provider, headquartered at Shanghai, China. Established as a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the company innovates and brings laudable high-value solutions and services to the aerospace industry in fully integrated, open architecture avionics for commercial aircrafts. “We took the great opportunity of China’s aviation industry development to provide avionics system solutions for C919 aircraft program of China’s Commercial Aircraft Corporation (COMAC),” remarks Jones.
Security is an imperative aspect when it comes to ameliorating avionics and other airborne network systems.
AVIAGE SYSTEMS’ partnership with COMAC on the C919 aircraft has allowed them to integrate more aircraft functionalities onto IMA. With IMA as a generic processing platform, the company is allowing air framers to host software that resides in separate systems. With certification of the avionics system, AVIAGE SYSTEMS also conducts safety analyses and testing to prove their standards to FAA, EASA or CAAC that their systems are safe, reliable, and meets aircraft requirements, through their integration labs.In an implementation highlight, AVIAGE SYSTEMS provided SIVB (System Integration & Verification Bench) to COMAC to conduct the tier 1 system integration onto their system. AVIAGE also helped COMAC in meeting the avionics level requirements at the systems level to help build up their integration capability.
With a strong management from both AVIC and GE, AVIAGE SYSTEMS relies heavily on the experience of the leaders to bring insight and expertise in order to build capability and efficiency into their business processes and culture. To leverage this to maximum potential, they have set up R&D centers in Shanghai, Phoenix, and Toulouse to innovate with industry leading civil avionics solutions. At present, AVIAGE SYSTEMS is on the process of expanding their global footprint to U.S.and France. In the development phase, the company is moving towards incorporating Big Data analytics or the industrial internet. “We are working with GE, AVIC, and COMAC to utilize this technology on the newest aircraft,” concludes Jones.