Wind River has announced that its Helix Virtualisation Platform has achieved conformance to the latest Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) technical standard, Edition 3.0. The certification establishes Helix Platform conformance as an Operating System Segment (OSS) that supports the safety base and security profile.    

“A member of The Open Group FACE Consortium since its inception, and first to achieve conformance to the FACE technical standard OSS safety base profile in 2017, this achievement further demonstrates Wind River’s ongoing work promoting innovation and rapid integration of portable capabilities across global defence programs,” said Ray Petty, vice president, aerospace and defence, Wind River: “With nearly four decades of experience helping companies build safe, secure and reliable computing systems, Wind River is committed to enhancing and bringing new capabilities to our portfolio for mission-critical commercial aircraft and military operations.”

Based on the award-winning VxWorks 653 technology foundation, which is also FACE conformant, Helix Platform is an adaptive software development environment for aerospace systems that enables support for multiple applications. It supports robust partitioning, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), and RTCA DO-297 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) considerations, to reduce safety certification costs and accelerate time to deployment. Helix Platform provides a real-time, embedded, Type 1 hypervisor that runs on Arm or x86 multi-core processors. Applications can be legacy or implement new capability, based on industry standards such as the FACE Technical Standard, or on operating systems such as Linux, VxWorks and others. 

“I am very pleased to congratulate Wind River on achieving FACE Conformance for their Helix Platform”, said Judy Cerenzia, The Open Group Director of Forum Operations. “This latest addition further populates the FACE Registry with the best-in-class solutions for our global warfighters and next-generation military platforms.”

Wind River will be showcasing its FACE conforming Helix Platform at the FACE and SOSA Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting in Dayton, OH, booth 37.  For more information on Helix Platform, click here.