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What to Expect at Aviation Electronics Europe 2017

By Staff Writer | February 24, 2017
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Attendees at the 2016 Aviation Electronics Europe conference.

Attendees at the 2016 Aviation Electronics Europe conference.


The premier annual conference and exhibition for the international avionics community, Aviation Electronics Europe, is approaching with a highly focussed Main Conference Program, as well as a series of Technical Workshops and Certified Training Courses as well as the largest exhibition in aviation electronics


Aviation Electronics Europe will take place on 25th-26th April 2017 in Munich, Germany and will see some of the leading international experts speaking about key industry hot topics and challenges, including the Single European Sky and Next-Gen initiatives.


The two day event delivers a highly focussed Main Conference Programme, as well as a series of Technical Workshops, Certified Training Courses and Exhibitor Workshops.




The Main Conference Programme will offer topics in strategic policy and practical areas of avionics and aviation electronics including:


Future Avionics Mandates – the bridge between cockpit and ATM programmes

As the Single European Skies (SES) and NextGen initiatives continue to dominate the drive for enhanced safety and communications between the aircraft in the sky and the ground control, what are the latest challenges and mandates on the horizon. As SES moves into its deployment phase, what needs to be installed in the aircraft to meet these mandates, from commercial airlines to business jets, and what is the impact on avionics for operators?


Standards and Certification

With the necessity for all systems and software design developed to be fit for purpose and support the deployment of SESAR and Next-Gen, we explore the latest approaches, analysis and implications in compliance and what the latest in standards and certification mean to developers, solutions providers and end users.


End to end connected aircraft challenges

What are the trends of airlines and how are they addressing connectivity beyond the aircraft. From ASDI to SWIM and beyond, what does big data mean for airlines and operators? What are the Big Data challenges, how do you analyse and identify what’s relevant – and then what do you do with all that information?


Data Comms & Cyber Security Perspectives

With the aircrafts becoming more connected and wireless communications increasing in the cabin and cockpit, how can we ensure we make the aircraft secure and skies even safer from potential attack? How do we secure data connections and to what extent – gate-to-gate or door-to-door? Can legacy communication (ACARS) move to IP traffic in this digital world in a secure manner?


Surveillance – ACAS, Space Based, Flight Tracking

Safety is the number one priority for the aerospace industry. A key factor to safety is surveillance of aircraft and airspace to reduce near misses and collisions. What are the latest developments in surveillance and flight tracking to mitigate these possibilities. How can space based surveillance contribute towards safety and security?


Cockpit and Avionics Functions and Innovations

What innovations and concepts are around the corner that could soon become part of todays development in avionics. What are the future technologies and latest thinking in concepts for safer, more cost effective skies? Can cross-industry technologies benefit the avionics industry?



Speakers include range of international experts from key industry players and is considered the premier conference for the avionics and aviation electronics industry. Speakers include:

  • Marc Mautref, Pilots and Aircraft Connectivity Manager, Air France
  • Marouan Chida, CNS and Avionics Expert, SESAR JU
  • Luc Deneufchatel, Technical Secretary – Expert, EUROCAE
  • Franca Pavlicevic, Head of Navigation & CNSS Research, EUROCONTROL
  • Luc Emberger, Communication Architecture – Data Link expert, Airbus
  • Johann Götz, Head of IT Engineering, Munich Airport
  • Vladimir Orlov, Lead System Engineer, Volga Dnepr Airlines
  • Philippe Lievin, EuMEA Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy, Rockwell Collins
  • Adrian Price, Senior Research Analyst, NATS, UK
  • Claude Pichavant, Senior Expert – Communications & Surveillance, Airbus
  • Thomas Maier, ATM Engineering, Airbus
  • Alex Wilson, Director – Market Development, Wind River
  • Philippe Coni, Display Expert, Thales Avionics



The event will also include two Certified Training Courses by Afuzion’s director of Avionics Certification, Mr Vance Hilderman.

The two one-day courses, enables avionics engineers to gain enhanced levels of specialist knowledge, and will take place during the two days of Aviation Electronics Europe and cover:

– “Applied DO-178C / ED-12C” Avionics Software Certification

– “Applied DO-254 & ED-80” Avionics Hardware Certification


The Certified Training programme is open and ideal for avionics managers and engineers who wish to gain a deeper insight and detailed overview of the impact and requirements of software and hardware certification.


Vance Hilderman has focused on safety-critical avionics software, systems, hardware development and related technical products for 25 years and is considered an expert on safety critical software/computer systems and certification and has consulted with ninety five of the world’s one hundred largest aerospace companies.




Aviation Electronics Europe also delivers a range of free to attend Technical Workshops covering a range of topics including ‘Safety & Security’; ‘Multicore, Software Safety & Certification ‘; ‘Testing & Certification’ and ‘More Avionics & Technology Updates’.

The presentations are full of great content and discovery for additional knowledge and information on key areas in avionics developments.

Presentations in the Technical Workshops see organizations including L-3, Wind River, Rapita Systems, CoreAVI, Vector Informatik, GE Avionics and Siemens PLM. Full details can be discovered at www.ae-expo.eu/workshops-programme.



Single European Sky and NextGen continue to dominate the aerospace industry, with targets of ensuring the utilization of technology to increase traffic, improve aircraft and control communications whilst enhancing safety in an ever increasingly busy sky. Safety in all aspects of aviation is something we encourage active discussion and information sharing at the conference.


With many platforms currently in use, how does the industry ensure consistency, integration and reliable communication between and across these platforms to meet these objectives?


Aviation Electronics Europe will look at the latest and future for cockpit technologies, where airlines aim to deliver the most up-to-date and efficient systems for their pilots and the safety of passengers, as well as updates on the Single European Skies initiative, which enters its third and final phase.


The exhibition, with over 50 exhibiting organisations showcasing the latest technologies in avionics and cockpit technologies enabled delegates and visitors to discover and source news systems and solutions for fixed and rotary wing commercial and military aircraft and UAVs.


The event has some excellent industry support, as well as regional support from BavAIRia, the Munich based government aerospace and space cluster.


Airlines for Europe (A4E), also a supporter of the event, is Europe’s new and largest airline association, based in Brussels and launched in January 2016, delivering fresh approach to promote the interests of European airlines and their passengers. A4E members account for more than 60 per cent of the continent’s passenger journeys, operating more than 2,500 airplanes and generating 97 billion euros in annual turnover.


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