An introduction to the ARINC standards

Speaker – Karl


ARINC is a 90-year-old company originally created to coordinate and support radio communications for airlines. Since then, ARINC has developed several standards to promote interoperability between manufacturers of line-replaceable units (LRUs.) This talk will cover major ARINC standards, such as ACARS (an air-to-ground messaging system), 429 (the CAN bus of aviation), and AFDX, and explain why it’s completely impossible to control a 737 through a compromised in-flight entertainment system.

About the Speaker

Karl Koscher is a research scientist at the University of Washington where he specializes in wireless and embedded systems security. In 2011, he led the first team to demonstrate a complete remote compromise of a car over cellular, Bluetooth, and other channels.