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Integrated Modular Avionics

Airbus

A350

Learn the A-Z of how the A350 Integrated Modular Avionics are constructed, function and much more!

45 minutes

AUD $59.00

Course Offering

  • Comprehensive Avionics Course Familiarisation covering Terminology, Component Locations, General Descriptions and more.
  • Course content based on official Aviation regulator approved courses, development by our in-house engineers and training experts.
  • Certificate issued upon successful course completion.

The Airbus A350’s Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) represents a significant leap in avionics design, moving away from a federated system of numerous individual Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) to a more centralized architecture. This essay will provide an overview of the IMA, covering terminology, component locations, and general descriptions.

Terminology:

  • IMA: Integrated Modular Avionics, a centralized approach to avionics systems.
  • LRU: Line Replaceable Unit, a modular component of avionics systems.
  • ARINC 653: A standard for space and time partitioning in avionics software.
  • COTS: Commercial Off-The-Shelf, referring to readily available technology used in avionics.

Component Locations: The IMA system is primarily housed in the avionics bay located beneath the cockpit. Key components include:

  • Data Network: Facilitates communication between modules.
  • Processing Modules: Execute software applications.
  • Input/Output Modules: Interface with sensors and aircraft systems.

General Descriptions: The IMA system utilizes high-speed data networks and shared processing modules to perform a variety of functions traditionally handled by separate LRUs. This consolidation allows for weight reduction, increased reliability, and easier maintenance. The system is designed to be scalable and flexible, accommodating future technology upgrades.

The course content is developed by in-house engineers and training experts, ensuring that it aligns with official aviation regulator-approved courses. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate, validating their understanding of the Airbus A350’s IMA system.

This essay provides a foundational familiarization with the Airbus A350 IMA. For a comprehensive understanding, it is recommended to engage in a full course that delves deeper into the intricacies of the system.

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