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Innovative avionic system architectures

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Geo-spatial type
Network corridors
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
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Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

A growth rate of 5% p.a. is expected in the passenger and freight transport in the civil aviation industry. At the same time, socio-economic and ecological requirements are increasing. One contribution to solve these challenges is the development of standardised concepts of avionic systems.

The first generation of these avionic computers, the so-called IMA (integrated modular avionic) is currently used in the Airbus A380.


Thanks to the extension of the definitions in standardised computer modules and functions, a universal reusability can be realized: Reusability in the whole airplane and in all system applications will be possible. Associated with this, it is strived for a maximum of automation and clarity.

In conclusion, the project is based on the following objectives:

  • Increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of the airplanes thanks to shorter development cycles.
  • Minimisation of the maintenance works and increase of the system availability.

A possible technological leap for commercial avionic structures could reduce the development costs vastly


The InAS project was divided into several subprojects:

WP1: Project Management

WP2: structures on A/C level

WP3: Platform structures

WP4: Development process and tools


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


The original objectives could be maintained during the project period. The planned objectives could be reached.

Findings of the study are published by a final report (German only), which is available online via the Technical Information Library (TIB) of the Hannover University:

Further information is available here:


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EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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