Following international bidding, Airbus has selected Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) to supply the flight data acquisition and security system for its future long-haul A350 XWB.
Sagem Défense Sécurité will develop, produce, integrate and provide support for the system, which will consist of two components:
The Centralized Data Acquisition Unit (CDAU), which acquires, processes, monitors, displays and records data available on the plane in order to monitor systems and provide airplane maintenance and flight safety,
The Secure Communication Interface (SCI), which will provide the secure link between the plane's avionics core and the open information.
The proposed solution draws on the technological advances of the onboard information equipment for Airbus's A380 and A400M - developed and produced by Sagem Défense Sécurité. The company's know-how in secure flight data acquisition and processing - crucial to future aircraft health monitoring systems - was decisive in Airbus' choice.
In addition to Sagem Défense Sécurité, Messier-Dowty has been chosen for the main landing gear and Messier-Bugatti for the landing and braking control system, making for a strong presence for SAFRAN Group in the A350 XWB program.
Source: Airbus selects Sagem Défense Sécurité for the A350 XWB's flight data acquisition and security system
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