Commercial Aviation Resources

Explore how Wind River software enables the aviation industry’s leading manufacturers to bring new capabilities to their devices, systems, and networks. Our expertise includes avionics, unmanned vehicles, sensors, airport infrastructure, and passenger systems.

  • VxWorks 653 Product Overview

    VxWorks 653 Product Overview

    ​VxWorks 653 Multi-core Edition is a safe, secure, and reliable real-time operating system (RTOS). It delivers an ARINC 653–conformant system by providing robust time and space partitioning on the...

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  • Aerospace and Defense Software Solutions

    Aerospace and Defense Software Solutions

    Wind River® is pioneering the infrastructure technologies that are driving the transition to software-defined systems in aerospace and defense. For nearly four decades, Wind River software has...

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  • VxWorks for Aerospace and Defense Solution Brief

    VxWorks for Aerospace and Defense Solution Brief

    VxWorks Solutions Have Been Used in More than 600 Safety Certification Programs by More than 350 Customers Across Industries

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  • Embedded Linux: Prototype to Production

    Embedded Linux: Prototype to Production

    Linux is the default environment for most software developers and is becoming increasingly popular for embedded solutions. However, one of Linux’s greatest strengths, and to some extent its biggest...

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  • Enabling the Migration to Future Aerospace and Defense Systems

    Enabling the Migration to Future Aerospace and Defense Systems

    Embedded software used in aerospace and defense (A&D) systems is currently undergoing a dramatic evolution. Historically, these A&D systems had varying levels of network connectivity, performed...

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    Secure the Future

    Security is embedded in our DNA at Wind River®. It is part of our rich heritage of more than 30 years in mission-critical systems in markets such as aerospace and defense. It is built into all the...

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  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

    Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Wind River with Technology Leadership Award for Avionics Software Platform

    Frost & Sullivan annually presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver...

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  • Civil Certification of Multi-core Processing Systems in Commercial Avionics0:39

    Civil Certification of Multi-core Processing Systems in Commercial Avionics

    Read how Rockwell Collins and Wind River have worked together toward the certification of the T2080 processor: https://resources.windriver.com/wind-river-rockwell-collins/civil-certification-of-multi

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  • Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

    Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

    Future airspace will be filled with drones, commercial aircraft, helicopters, and more. Several prototypes are currently targeting urban air mobility solutions such as air taxis, or revolutionary...

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  • Adaptive Virtualization for Embedded, C4ISR, and Deployed Edge Devices2:57

    Adaptive Virtualization for Embedded, C4ISR, and Deployed Edge Devices

    New technologies can bring more to your aerospace and defense programs—more data for applications, more services for users, more capabilities for edge devices. To enable that, you use more tools, mor

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  • Anatomy of Modern Systems: Where Safety-Critical and General Purpose Applications Co-exist

    Anatomy of Modern Systems: Where Safety-Critical and General Purpose Applications Co-exist

    You seek to meet the evolving needs of your end users by adopting sophisticated technology, from game-changing artificial intelligence applications, to augmented reality and enhanced computer...

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  • Evolve IMA Systems to Support Further Development, Certification, Retrofits, and Upgrades

    Evolve IMA Systems to Support Further Development, Certification, Retrofits, and Upgrades

    Cutting-Edge Virtualization Technology from Wind River Supports Development of ARINC 653–Compliant Multi-core Systems at Lower Cost and Risk

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  • Helix Virtualization Platform for Aerospace & Defense Product Overview

    Helix Virtualization Platform for Aerospace & Defense Product Overview

    Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform is an adaptive software environment that consolidates multi-OS and mixed-criticality applications onto a single compute software platform, simplifying...

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  • The Road to Multi-core Certification - Collins Aerospace and Wind River5:29

    The Road to Multi-core Certification - Collins Aerospace and Wind River

    Avionics has transitioned from traditional federated systems to consolidated multi-core platforms executing multiple applications on a common hardware resource. Wind River® and Collins Aerospace...

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  • Civil Certification of Multi-core Processing Systems in Commercial Avionics

    Civil Certification of Multi-core Processing Systems in Commercial Avionics

    Many years ago, the first certified civil avionics software systems were monolithic, hosted on single core processors. Rockwell Collins provided industry leadership in developing and certifying...

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  • Safety-Critical Software Development for Integrated Modular Avionics

    Safety-Critical Software Development for Integrated Modular Avionics

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  • TaxiBot - IAI – Wind River Customer Success4:04

    TaxiBot - IAI – Wind River Customer Success

    Wind River Helps TaxiBot® Pioneer Robotic Airplane-Towing Vehicle Semi-autonomous truck eliminates massive fuel waste, pollution from jets idling on runways. The developers of TaxiBot faced daunting

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  • Certification of Avionics Applications on Multi-core Processors: Opportunities and Challenges

    Certification of Avionics Applications on Multi-core Processors: Opportunities and Challenges

    Using the latest multi-core processors in integrated modular avionics (IMA) programs is a perfect solution for consolidating avionics applications and reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP).

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  • DIGITAL AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE SYSTEMS JOURNAL -  Volume 1, Issue 1

    DIGITAL AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE SYSTEMS JOURNAL - Volume 1, Issue 1

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  • Software Reuse in Avionics: A FACE Approach

    Software Reuse in Avionics: A FACE Approach

    This paper sets forth the challenges surrounding the transition to open architecture designs and the positive technical and business impact on the avionics industry.

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