I would like to start this month by making our audience aware that we are bringing back the “Avionics for NextGen” event. It will take place mid October in Washington, D.C. We already have some great speakers confirmed such as Bruce DeCleene, manager of the flight technologies and procedures division at the FAA and Brian Will, director of airspace modernization and advanced technologies at American Airlines. We will be providing more details as further speakers confirm in the following weeks — stay tuned! We believe the timing is right for this event, and we have been working very closely with our blue-chip advisory board crafting a program that we believe will provide great value to the debate. It will be a world-class event in the NextGen arena and we hope to see you there taking part in the discussions.
In this edition of Avionics Magazine, we focus a lot on NextGen and connectivity, two ongoing themes we will see a lot of this year. Woodrow Bellamy, our community editor, examines the developments in avionics navigation technology, such as advanced GPS and Flight Management System (FMS) capabilities. Our Junior Editor Juliet Van Wagenen takes a look at the connected cockpit and the flight operation enhancements that it could bring for airlines and business aviation operators.
In our upgrade central pieces, which are backed up by exclusive data, we take a look at the cockpit displays and antenna markets, and look at some of the technology trends.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Avionics Magazine and, with the NextGen debate really kicking into gear, we look forward to reporting on this issue and then hosting a world-class conference later in the year.