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The New ARINC 661 Part 2 Standard Creates Challenges that PRESAGIS Has the Expertise to Meet

The New ARINC 661 Part 2 Standard Creates Challenges that PRESAGIS Has the Expertise to Meet

October 5th 2020
The ARINC 661 Part 2 standard has been adopted and was published this summer; PRESAGIS is ready to provide expert advice, services and tools

Montreal, Canada – October 6, 2020 – The recently adopted ARINC 661 Part 2 is revolutionizing the ARINC 661 Standard and already changing the way original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) work. The new standard is prompting OEMs to modify their existing development processes to adapt quickly to the new approach of specifying cockpit display system (CDS) implementations. PRESAGIS, as a leading provider of graphical user interface development tools, is uniquely positioned to help with the adoption of the new Standard.

ARINC 661 Part 2 provides a new standard for CDS development by allowing the workflow to be streamlined and enabling development and communication of clear sets of human-machine interface (HMI) requirements. The new standard defines a common model format describing both the HMI visual appearance and behavioral logic. Experts agree that the new standard will have a radical impact on the way ARINC 661 CDS systems are developed and the relationship between OEMs and other industry suppliers.

PRESAGIS has been an ARINC 661 committee member and key participant and contributor since 2003. Development work on ARINC 661 Part 2 started five years ago with PRESAGIS and other leading aerospace companies as the architects of the new standard. The ARINC 661 committee’s work wrapped up in April, and the new standard was adopted by the ARINC standards body in May and published this summer.

“PRESAGIS believes the new Standard will prompt changes to development workflows, and we are well positioned to help implement those changes,” said Jean-Michel Briere, General Manager of PRESAGIS. “We have invested in supporting the ARINC 661 standard over many years. And we’ve developed an unrivaled expertise which allows us to provide the services and software tools our customers will need in deploying this new Standard.”

PRESAGIS has been working with leading aerospace manufacturers and has provided a custom version of VAPS XT which has enabled them to verify and validate the standard prior to its adoption. PRESAGIS is well-positioned and ready to provide expert advice to help customers understand the impact of the new ARINC 661 Part 2 standard on their businesses and to offer the tools and services necessary to implement all aspects of both ARINC 661 Part 1 and 2 in their projects.

PRESAGIS is a global leader providing commercial modeling, simulation and user interface development tools software to the aerospace, defense and security, and critical infrastructure markets. PRESAGIS is at the forefront of avionics software design for certifiable cockpit displays. PRESAGIS also combines an open simulation development framework with expert professional services to help customers streamline development workflows, reduce project risks, and deliver game-quality immersive simulations. The company serves hundreds of customers worldwide, including many of the world's most respected organizations such as Boeing, Airbus, Collins Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Leonardo, Thales and CAE among others. Visit to find out more.

For more information contact:
Carlos Carpio
PRESAGIS Marketing Manager, Embedded Graphics
[email protected]
514.341.3874 ext. 4374