Addressing Electric Aviation Infrastructure Cybersecurity Implementation

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This technical report evaluates key considerations of cybersecurity systems in preparation for the electrification of both legacy and new aviation services. The objectives are to consider the landscape of components and interconnections, review sensitivities and the criticality of data and operations, and aim to understand the applicability of existing best practices or the need for new ones associated with the cybersecurity of electric charging systems for the aviation sector. Given the early stages of electric aviation deployment, developers have the opportunity to plan and integrate cybersecurity strategies into the complete electric aviation system during the initial stages of design and procurement and will benefit from employing a framework for continuous cybersecurity monitoring. This paper presents initial considerations of key cybersecurity strategies and their application to forthcoming electric aviation systems.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5R00-82856


  • airports
  • assessment
  • aviation electrification
  • charging station
  • cybersecurity
  • infrastructure
  • risk management


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