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EADS and TTTech Sign Licensing Contract for AFDX

EADS and TTTech Computertechnik AG, an Austrian-based supplier of dependable networking solutions based on time-triggered technologies, recently signed a licensing contract for the Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX®).

This agreement was concluded at the 2010 Berlin Air Show by EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti and TTTech’s executives. AFDX is a standardized high-quality data network that provides guaranteed bandwidth and secure communications.

AFDX was developed by the EADS Group’s Airbus company, and utilizes a special protocol to provide deterministic timing and redundancy management in the inter-system network environment. This standard first flew on Airbus’ A380 jetliner, and has since been applied to a variety of aircraft.

"We are very pleased to have entered into this contract with EADS as one of the first licensees of AFDX", says Kevin Wright Executive Vice President, TTTech North America. “This agreement is clearly in line with TTTech’s strategy of providing comprehensive solutions to our customers.  Having the AFDX license gives customers the assurance that TTTech provides fully compliant products.