Xage Security to Secure Aircraft Maintenance Data using Blockchain
Xage Security reported today that it had been awarded another contract by the US Air Force (USAF). The new initiative is with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) of the United States Air Forces.
It entails digitising and securing aircraft maintenance workflows.
The Xage Fabric blockchain technology will be used in the solution, which produces a digital hash of data signed and encrypted at the source.
Since hashing is similar to a fingerprint, it’s easy to see if any data has been changed.
This is especially important because the contract involves flight line operations, including aircraft maintenance on airfields and requiring safe data sharing.
Xage Fabric is a component of a broader Dynamic Data Security Solution that enforces granular data control.
“To ensure the safety of pilots and mission performance, mission-critical aircraft need unrivalled cybersecurity,” said Xage CEO Duncan Greatwood. “Our Xage Fabric will ensure the authenticity, confidentiality, and honesty of data across the future flightline by leveraging zero confidence principles.”
The new deal comes on the heels of one signed with the US Space Force last year. The business has several high-profile contracts, including those with the United States Air Force, the Department of Energy, and ComEd.
GE Ventures, Saudi Aramco Ventures, and others invested $16 million in the company in 2018.
Blockchain has been used in the aerospace industry for various purposes, most recently to validate parts used in military aircraft.
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) collaborates with startup Authenticiti and Capgemini on a solution aimed at government aircraft parts contractors.