Next-generation avionics technology highlights Avionics 2009 conference and exhibition in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 3 Dec. 2008 Under the theme "Moving on to New Heights," the Avionics 2009 conference and exhibition will cover next-generation avionics issues and challenges in commercial and military applications. The event will be held March 11 and 12 at the Air Passenger terminal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Session topics include future air traffic management, electronic flight bags, certification & standards for future avionics systems (UAV's), integrating COTS and dealing with obsolescence, technology for runway incursion, use of multicore processors in avionics systems, cost benefit analysis of implementing performance-based navigation and avionics upgrades, and more.

Avionics 2009 is brought to you by Avionics Intelligence and >Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine. The Avionics-Intelligence Website and eNewsletter launched in November 2008 and covers all aspects of commercial and defense avionics. Military & Aerospace Electronics > provides timely and authoritative technical information for designing today and tomorrow's military and aerospace electronic and optoelectronic systems.

The main conference program targets issues for the global avionics industry. There will also be workshops on tutorials on emerging standards in software and hardware as well as innovative ways to overcome technical and business challenges in procuring and integrating avionics systems and subsystems.

The content is for program and project managers, engineering managers, engineers, and commercial and military aerospace executives who are involved in avionics integration, manufacture, design, and technology standards development.

Click here to register for Avionics 2009.

This spring PennWell, the parent company of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine, purchased Avionics Expo Limited, a U.K. company which owns and produces the successful Avionics conference and exhibition. The show's founder, Adrian Broadbent, was retained as event director.

Established in 2003 as an annual event, Avionics includes a trade exhibition, two-day conference program, workshops, and technology demos serving more than 1,400 attendees.

Reviews of the 2008 program were strong.

"Avionics 08 was the event this year to discuss and learn about new challenges in Avionic," says Chistina Poschmann of Wind River in Alameda, Calif. "The topics presented in the conference, workshops, and masterclasses attracted the right audience and we are very pleased with the high quality meetings we had. We will definitely return next year!."

The 2008 event "was the third time Alter Technology UK has exhibited" at the Avionics conference, says Lloyd Francis, of Alter Technology Group UK. "The new venue and streamed conferences led to a doubling of the number of attendees, whom traveled from all over Europe and beyond. The caliber of the delegates was excellent. A worthy event and we are looking forward to Avionics 2009."

PennWell also announced the first global expansion of the Avionics exposition with Avionics U.S.A., scheduled to run concurrently with the Military & Aerospace Electronics Forum in San Diego at the San Diego convention center on June 1 and 2, 2009. The new event offers two separate conferences and a shared exhibit floor. This shared environment will allow the senior level attendees to walk the entire show floor and mingle with the executives attending each event. Avionics U.S.A. conference content will be modeled after the Amsterdam event

In addition to the Amsterdam conference, there will be an exhibition that is a collaborative environment conducive to productive discussions, exchanging ideas, meeting new business partners, and reconnecting with current customers. For more information exhibiting at Avionics 2009 contact Gareth Watkins +44 (0) 1992 656 672. or by email at The show website is

For speaking opportunities at Avionics U.S.A., contact our conference coordinator, Nuala Ferdinand, at For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities contact Jeff Gallagher in the U.S. at 603-891-9147 or For International accounts please contact Gareth Watkins at 44 (0) 1992 656 672 or For all other information, visit

For more information on the Military & Aerospace Electronics forum, visit

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