Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes; Aircraft Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access

Known Vulnerability of B777 to ‘external threat’


To Those in Malaysia with whom I have visited in 2014,
Please note this particular single line from the ‘summary’ paragraph included in the verbiage at the link below quote:
The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature.


In this article printed on 18 November, 2013 [ 109 days prior to MH370 remote capture  ] note that the exposure was suggested to be “internal”.  Boeing had to have been aware of the external threat as I had informed Boeing and ALPA, as well as FAA, on 27 February, 2007.  When I provided this Federal Register “Special Condition” to ALPA and FAA in December, 2013 it appears they took no action regarding the “external threat”.  On 8 March, 2014 MH370 was remotely captured externally and it is my belief that FAA and ALPA share in that responsibility.


            google:    mh370 + BITOD + BUAP + SQ 68


Michael Huerta/FAA and Suzanne Kalfus/ALPA have been continually informed by myself, Field McConnell.


All parties please note that in addition to associates in Malaysia, FAA, ALPA, FBI, General Joseph Dunford and the Russian Defense Attache are copied.  The Trump Campaign has already been informed as I believe that Donald Trump has a “need to know” based on the incident involving his B757, an engine malfunction and Nashville, TN.

Field McConnell

Plaintiff, Civil Case 1:08-1600 (RMC)      

Field McConnell v. ALPA

Plaintiff, Civil Case 3:07-cv-24                  

Field McConnell v. ALPA and Boeing

Field, note the special conditions statement.
“The applicant must ensure that the design provides isolation from, or airplane electronic system security protection against, access by unauthorized sources internal to the airplane.”
The Network Extension Device (NED) is what   Separates the IFE/Cabin mgmnt sys from the flight director. But what I’m concerned about is 2 things. 
1. Why didn’t they include in the special conditions statement external  to the airplane?
2. The NED Can be breached if one has the correct encryption keys. What anyone could do once they have breached the NED is anyone’s guess. The NED is connected to the  AIMS, CMC, EFB, FMC, CMF, TMC. via the ethernet switch.

A Rule by the Federal Aviation Administration on 11/18/2013


These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by the Boeing Company, will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity of the passenger service computer network systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. This onboard network system will be composed of a network file server, a network extension device, and additional interfaces configured by customer option. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.

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