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GE Aerospace introduces its Time Sensitive Networking Digital Backbone demonstrator

June 17, 2024

MOSA Industry and Government Summit, Booth #136  

June 17, 2024 – National Harbor, MD – GE Aerospace dives deeper into its open systems architecture digital backbone with demonstrations during the MOSA Industry and Government Summit and Expo this week. 

“We’re showcasing our Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) Digital Backbone and how it enables Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA),” said Matt Burns, Avionics general manager for GE Aerospace. “Customers need the ability to easily make aircraft system modifications and to be confident in an open, scalable, high-speed data infrastructure.” 

How it works: 

  • The GE Aerospace TSN Digital Backbone demonstration houses the required framework including the end systems, switches, data concentrators and toolchain. 
  • The tools’ ease of use and configurability enables interoperability with third-party systems for a vendor-agnostic path to new systems and capabilities.  
  • Increased bandwidth and security features help enable fielding of the latest mission-focused capabilities for the warfighter.

“What sets us apart is our open system approach and our use of commercial standards and interfaces that do not use proprietary data,” Burns added.

“It’s imperative to provide customers with a vendor-agnostic path to allow them to choose the right systems and capabilities to meet their needs. We are focused on delivering size, weight, power, and cost benefits. These capabilities change how aircraft are updated and maintained, and it ensures that our soldiers have an advantage on the battlefield.”

GE Aerospace has nine selected and/or fielded open architecture systems including the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), the B787, B777X, Gulfstream G650, G700, G800 and G400, the KC-46 and P-8, designed to reduce the time and cost required to implement changes. 

About GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace (NYSE: GE) is a global aerospace propulsion, services, and systems leader with an installed base of approximately 44,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines. With a global team of 52,000 employees building on more than a century of innovation and learning, GE Aerospace is committed to inventing the future of flight, lifting people up, and bringing them home safely. Learn more about how GE Aerospace and its partners are defining flight for today, tomorrow and the future at

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