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Aircraft mission computer from Abaco Systems gets FAA approval

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February 12, 2024

Dan Taylor

Technology Editor

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Aircraft mission computer from Abaco Systems gets FAA approval
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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama. AMETEK Abaco Systems' FORCE2C mission computer recently completed its Service of Interest (SOI) reviews, getting official approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after meeting the standards of DO-254 and DO-178C for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, crewed and uncrewed, the company announced in a statement.

The certifications verify that the FORCE2C mission computer aligns with airworthiness regulations for electronic hardware and safety-critical software, the company says, adding that the hardware of the FORCE2C is conduction-cooled and meets the Design Assurance Level (DAL) A.

Central to the FORCE2C is the QorIQ-based SBC314C single board computer (SBC), featuring a Power Architecture T2081 with four processing cores and 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM memory, and the system includes the RAR15XC 3U VPX avionics communications I/O card for demanding, low-power avionics applications where DO-254 compliance is mandatory, the statement reads.

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