DDC, represented in Australia by Allied Data Systems
, has been selected by Airbus to supply MIL-STD-1553 components for its new generation A350 XWB aircraft. MIL-STD-1553 is well regarded by commercial aircraft manufacturers because of its inherent reliability, robustness, maturity, and EMI performance. It is now considered a standard.
Airbus based its selection on DDC’s track record of supplying MIL-STD-1553 data bus boards, components, and software solutions for military, commercial, and aerospace applications. Another important consideration was that DDC’s products facilitate achieving RTCA/DO-254 Level A certification, a significant factor in the avionics industry.
Commenting on the decision by Airbus, Mike Hegarty, DDC’s Principal Marketing Engineer said, “DDC was selected for its ability to provide reliable components for critical primary flight control systems, and for its combination of industry expertise, experience, support, and manufacturing capability.”