A Practical Blockchain-Based Maintenance Record System for Better Aircraft Security

Wictor Lang Jensen, Sille Jessing, Wei Yang Chiu, Weizhi Meng*

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Public transportation not only has a high utilization rate but also has a high density of population on-board. Keeping these facilities safe-to-use and well-functioned is the highest priority since it is heavily relevant to public safety. A malfunctioning may cause an accident ranged from slight to severe, even fatal. In particular, civil aviation (aircraft) is one of the public transportation industries that requires the highest safety standards. However, several accidents on aircraft maintenance system have revealed that there is an emerging need to secure the record integrity and traceability. Motivated by this observation and supported by an airline company, in this work, we propose and implement AirChain, a blockchain-based aircraft maintenance record system, in which the data can be stored in a way that is resistant to tampering but is easy to access. In the evaluation, we examine the system performance in the aspects of storage growth and processing time. The results indicate the viability and practicability of our system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science of Cyber Security
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-17550-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-17551-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th International Conference on Science of Cyber Security: SciSec 2022 - Matsue, Japan
Duration: 10 Aug 202212 Aug 2022


Conference4th International Conference on Science of Cyber Security


  • Aircraft security
  • Blockchain technology
  • Decentralized application
  • Record maintenance
  • Smart contract


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