Avionics USA Conference Program Detail
Day 1 - Thursday 3rd June
08:30 – 09:30 KEYNOTE
Keynote session open to ALL registered attendees.
Speaker: Steve Vail, Senior Advisor, FedEx Global Air Traffic transition in the mid-term
The current global aerospace market is in a flux, as the economic downturn has forced airlines and airframers to be more cautious with their expenditures. Nevertheless the march of technology presses forward. Avionics technology development and requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) are moving forward. Aircraft operators are planning for installation of new avionics systems that enable NextGen. This presentation will discuss how the industry in general and FedEx in particular is managing this transition to NextGen.
10:15 – 12:15 SESSION 1
NextGen Air Traffic Management (ATM): Reality, Concept, Methodologies
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will significantly increase the capacity, safety, efficiency, and security of air transportation in the U.S. Full deployment of the system is still a few years away, but in the mid-term designers of avionics systems are already developing and implementing nextgeneration systems. This session will discuss where NextGen ATM technology is today and method and concepts for moving it forward in avionics systems.
Chair: Worth Kirkman, Avionics Integration Leader, The MITRE Corp.
A Framework to Harmonize NextGen Operations with NextGen Technologies
Ronald Stroup, Chief Systems Engineer, FAA, USA
GE Aviation perspective on NextGen ATM systems
Keith Wichman, Chief Engineer, Flight Management, GE Aviation
Enhancing safety and efficiency with ADS-B Avionics
Stephane Chartier, Marketing Manager for ADS-B Products at ACSS
ATM avionics roadmap update-MITRE
Sean McCourt, The MITRE Corp.
12:15 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 SESSION 2
Air Traffic Management Integration & Regulatory Issues
The NextGen system is more than a technology revolution. The transition to satellite navigation also encompasses a major shift in regulation and standardization from federal governments to the military and to industry standards organizations. This session will discuss the regulatory steps necessary for NextGen integration and how they pertain to avionics system integrators and designers.
Chair: David Jensen, Founder of Avionics Europe and Contributing Editor to Avionics Intelligence (invited)
FAA standardization efforts
Steven Van Trees, Chief Aircraft Architect, Federal Aviation Administration, USA
Boeing perspective on the challenges and opportunities in implementing future operational capability
Tim Tuttle, ATM Program Manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
ADS-B deployment update
Michael McNeely, Business Development Manager-ADS-B Program, ITT
15:45 – 17:15 SESSION 3
Panel Discussion: How to add new Avionics to Airplanes in a downturn economy
The current economic downturn has hit the global aviation market hard. Suppliers of avionics components and subsystems as well as the system integrators are struggling as their customers continue to play it tight to the vest with funding until the economy improves. Avionics designers are struggling to find opportunities with fewer airplanes being ordered and dollars for retrofits on hold. This panel discussion will explore how new avionics systems can be integrated into aircraft in a down market.
Chair: John McHale, Chief Editor, Avionics Intelligence
Captain Brian Will, Director Airspace Modernization and Advanced Technologies, American Airlines
Chad Cundiff, Vice President of Crew Interface Products, Honeywell Aerospace
Joel Otto, Senior Director, Commercial Systems Marketing, Rockwell Collins
Rudy Bracho, Senior Manager of Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Day 2 - Friday 4TH June
08:30 – 10:00 SESSION 4
Performance Based Operations
Many avionics engineers at airlines, airframers, and system integrators are embracing the concept of performance-based operation (PBO), which makes it possible to operate aircraft more efficiently. PBO will be essential as the industry moves toward the next-generation transportation system and develops mid-term systems. This session will define the PBO concept, provide implementation examples, best practices, and roadmaps for how PBO will affect the transition to NextGen.
Chair: Lars Lindberg, President, Avtech
American Airlines approach to PBO
Captain Brian Will, Director Airpace Modernization and Advanced Technologies, American Airlines
Performance-based operations, for SESAT and NextGen implemented and used by ANSP's and airlines reducing fuel emissions
Lars Lindberg, President, Avetech
Required-navigation performance (RNP): here and now
Chad Cundiff, Vice President of crew Interface, Honeywell Aerospace
10:30 – 12:00 SESSION 5
Military Avionics Systems and NextGen
The NextGen system is aimed at commercial flight and managed by the FAA, but the military will play a crucial role as the system comes online. Just as military aircraft had to adopt the safety certification standards of the FAA they will also need to comply with NextGen standards as more and more military manned and unmanned aircraft use civilian airspace worldwide. This session will cover technical challenges military avionics designers face as they migrate toward NextGen systems.
Chair: Robert Day, Vice President of Marketing, LynuxWorks
How the military fits into the NextGen roadmap
Bill Hershey, The MITRE Corp.
Military avionics and compliance with NextGen
Representative from Astronautics corporation of America
An Enhancement of Multi-Target Classification using Adaboost
Engr. Lee Juntae, Avoinics Engineer, Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:30 SESSION 6
NextGen Safety Technology, Moving Maps, Terrain Warning Systems, and EFBs
Runway incursions/excursions and poor visibility at low altitudes are major safety concerns Technologies such as GPS, moving maps, terrain avoidance systems, and electronic flight bags (EFBs) are being seen as instrumental tools in the transition to the NextGen transportation system. In new aircraft such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner NextGen satellite navigation capability will be part of the front avionics displays, but in older aircraft the capability will need to be integrated through EFBs. This session will discuss different technological tools aircraft operators can use to improve safety.
Chair: Captain Rob Holleran, Jeppesen
Helicopter terrain awareness
Gerry Block, President, Sandel Avionics
EFB for the NextGen operating environment
Captain Rob Holleran, Jeppesen
Capstone 3 runway safety evaluation program
Mike Talota, The Mitre Corp.