The multifunctional indicator in the cabin of MS-21 is powered by JetOS developed by GosNIIAS

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According to the Russian aviation industry development strategy, it is planned to renew the aircraft fleet by supplying a new generation of domestic aircraft. As part of a comprehensive programme, import substitution of SJ-100 and MS-21 airliners is being carried out, which requires the development of Russian analogues of foreign components.

The State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS) is involved in the development of a new multifunctional indicator for the cabin of the MS-21-310 aircraft. The indicator is being developed by the Ulyanovsk Instrument Design Bureau (UKBP JSC), using the JetOS real-time operating system (OSRV) developed at GosNIIAS.

“To ensure uninterrupted data acquisition, processing and output, component parts included in the on-board equipment complex (OBC) must operate in real time. Accordingly, BWC software developers must ensure that their applications operate cyclically and predictably under tight time constraints. The use of a real-time operating system is the most effective solution to this problem,” said GosNIIAS.

The Institute is working on adaptation of JetOS OSRV for the Russian MS-21 cockpit indicator, which will display information of onboard aircraft guidance, navigation and other data. The operating system will allow up to 30 applications to be run during flight, meeting the requirements of aviation standard KT-178C and ensuring cyber security. JetOS has prospects for unifying BWC software and supporting various platforms.