It is with great excitement and pride that I introduce myself as the new editor in chief of Avionics Magazine. My name (hopefully) is not unfamiliar to our readership as I have been the managing editor of this publication for nearly five years. I am thrilled to take on this new role.
It is an exciting time for the aviation industry at large and for avionics suppliers specifically. Programs including FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and Europe's SESAR are changing how systems onboard the aircraft talk to each other and to the ground. Business and leisure passengers alike expect always-on connectivity while in-flight, sparking security, technological and social concerns about what that means for the boxes on the aircraft. The major U.S. air carriers seem to have weathered the economic storm and are starting to look to invest in their fleets again. After a series of high-profile missteps involving air traffic controllers, the industry is taking a much closer look at managing traffic in the air and on the ground, and what role technology could play. And our airborne military forces, both manned and unmanned, fighting in points across the globe require secure and reliable voice and data communications. Indeed, it is a great time to be a part of this dynamic industry.
One thing that will not change is Avionics Magazine will continue to be your source for news, analysis and insight into this ever-changing world. From our well-respected print publication to our vast array of online offerings, including Webinar series, e-letters, website and other digital products, we will continue to provide the information that is of interest to our readers.
I love to hear from our readers. Please drop me an e-mail, give me a call, or stop me at a trade show to let me know how we're doing. And don't forget to follow the magazine on Twitter or "like" us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on industry news. I look forward to meeting you!
Emily Feliz is the editor in chief of Avionics Magazine. She can be reached at 301-354-1820 or [email protected].