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Oddly specific 'cyber attack' hits Alaskan airline RavnAir and one plane type

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Ex airline engineering IT

Not at all out of the ordinary for particular aircraft variants - even specific _airframes_ - to have specific software for those craft alone. Common culprits are stuff like engine diagnostic downlink, stuff like that. I can definitely name specific bits of kits / parts of IT infrastructure being knocked out leading to certain airframes not flying the next day.

Alas, standardisation = $$$ in airplane world.

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