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Fly2Plan: Enabling a new model aviation data system-of-systems

Fly2Plan is a multi-partner research project funded by the Innovate UK Future Flight Challenge, that seeks to research a new model for trusted aerospace data exchange that improves efficiency and scalability and allows new entrants in urban air mobility and autonomous operations to participate. The research is being carried out in collaboration with a consortium of academic and industrial partners led by Heathrow Airport Limited.

The consortium is developing a decentralised, multi-owner infrastructure based distributed-ledger technology for use across the aviation sectors (e.g., airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, ground handling, drone operators). The Oxford University research team is focused on the security of the system. This includes threat-modelling and testing of security properties. It also includes developing operational security-monitoring approaches to be applied to the system: developing approaches to anomaly detection in distributed ledgers, and investigation of models for collaborative monitoring and mitigation in decentralised systems.

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