SITA and Airbus announced a new service "to issue and load software (and more generally any dataset) onto A380 aircraft" that SITA said will ensure "data integrity and the identity authentication of the supplier." SITA noted that there are more than 40 function (hardware/software) suppliers in the Airbus supply chain and 1,400 individual software programs on the A380. It will provide and manage the certification process while acting as registration authority for users.
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