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Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium

Overview: The Future Airborne Capacity Environment (FACE) Consortium, an Open Group managed consortium, was formed in 2010 as a government and industry partnership to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. It is an aviation-focused professional group made up of industry suppliers, customers, and users. It provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents, and business models necessary for developing standardized approaches for using open standards within avionics systems. These uses include lower implementation costs of FACE systems, developing standards that support a robust architecture and enable quality software development, the use of standard interfaces that will lead to reuse of capabilities, portability of applications across multiple FACE systems and vendors, procurement of FACE conformant products, more capabilities reaching the Warfighter faster, and fostering innovation and competition within the avionics industry.

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