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H.R. 7045 - Aircraft Avionics Systems Cybersecurity Act

Introduced: 2018-01-29
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7045


    To require the Federal Aviation Administration to address cybersecurity concerns for aircraft avionics systems, including software components.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 5, 2018

    Ms. Meng introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

    To require the Federal Aviation Administration to address cybersecurity concerns for aircraft avionics systems, including software components.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Aircraft Avionics Systems Cybersecurity Act”.

SEC. 2. Securing aircraft avionics systems.

(a) In general.—The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall consider, where appropriate, revising Federal Aviation Administration regulations regarding airworthiness certification—

(1) to address cybersecurity for avionics systems, including software components; and

(2) to require that aircraft avionics systems used for flight guidance or aircraft control be secured against unauthorized access via passenger inflight entertainment systems through such means as the Administrator determines appropriate to protect the avionics systems from unauthorized external and internal access.

(b) Consideration.—In carrying out subsection (a), the Administrator shall consider the recommendations of the Aircraft Systems Information Security Protection Working Group under section 2111 of the FAA Extension Safety and Security Act of 2016 (Public Law 114–190; 130 Stat. 615).


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