A Few Words on Airworthiness
- Aeronautical systems undergo a stringent and precisely defined qualification and certification process defined and supervised by legitimized Authorities such as FAA for the USA and EASA for Europe.
- Airworthiness qualification requirements depend on safety-criticality of a system and the potential consequences of its failure.
- Any system making use of radio communications between its components will have to prove the same level of reliability as its wired counterpart. Assessment of a system or function is carried out in the context of its use.
- ICAO will develop Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) for providing the technical basis for certification of future WAIC systems.
Safety-related radio frequency spectrum is considered as one of the corner stones for the airworthiness of future WAIC systems.