News from key aerospace industry associations on ATC/ATM, avionics, helicopters, and UAS


Aerospace technology leaders open SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., 13 Aug. 2014. SAE International is holding the SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Neil R. Garrigan, executive manager, Advanced Technology Systems, Programs and Strategy at GE Aviation, is delivering the keynote speech to open the conference.


Farnborough Airshow agenda: the biggest aerospace challenges and how to solve them

Most of the difficult challenges with building airplanes are well known, such as delivering them to market faster at lower costs, yet the solutions to them continue to be elusive or insufficient. In fact, well publicized delays in delivering major aircraft models to market have cost the industry billions of dollars.

Intelligent Aerospace

Groundbreaking Intelligent Aerospace Event Issues Call for Papers

SPOKANE, Wash., 3 July 2014. Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director Courtney E. Howard is issuing a Call for Papers for the Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference, to be held 6-8 Oct. 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Are black boxes obsolete?

By Chip Downing, Wind River
Black boxes have been the foundation of safety analyses for over 50 years, but do we need a more modern, more timely, and more accurate way to understand airline safety issues?

Got Weather?

FAA and general aviation leaders launch Got Weather? safety campaign

WASHINGTON, 1 May 2014. General aviation (GA) groups and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to launch an eight-month “Got Weather? #GotWx” national safety campaign to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges during the 2014 flying season. 


Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada launches

MONTRÉAL, Québec, 22 April 2014. The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), an initiative of Industry Canada and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), has launched to serve as a national research and technology network that unites stakeholders from industry, universities, colleges, and research institutions to advance strategic aerospace technology areas and facilitate collaborative research and development.

navAero completes RTCA rapid decompression and EMI tests on iPad Air

navAero completes RTCA rapid decompression and EMI tests on iPad Air

SUNDSVALL, Sweden, 17 March 2014. navAero, having completed RTCA DO160-G testing for Electromagnetic Interference and Rapid Decompression on Apple iPad Air tablets, announces additional offerings of value-added services for deployment of tablet devices as Class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB) platforms.


Boeing to pay bonuses to engineers, machinists, others following strong 2013

EVERETT, Wash., 5 Feb. 2014. The Boeing Company officials announced plans to pay bonuses to engineers, machinists, and other employees in response to the company's strong 2013 performance.


International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District 751 president to retire

SEATTLE, 15 Jan. 2014. The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski in Seattle announced that he will retire, due to health concerns, at the end of January.


Aerospace plays critical role in economy, international partnerships, innovation, says ICAO’s Woerth

MONTREAL, 2 Dec. 2013. The U.S. and aerospace have been inseparable, from birth, explains Ambassador Duane E. Woerth, U.S. permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) council at the Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montreal.


INCOSE to host Avionics Forum for industry leaders at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, 25 Oct. 2013. Building on the momentum of the local avionics industry, and the world-renowned Dubai Airshow, theInternational Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) will be hosting its first Avionics Forum, an all-day avionics engineering event during the Dubai Airshow on 19 November 2013.


Join aerospace leaders for free, technical forum hosted by INCOSE during Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, 16 Oct. 2013. Join avionics professionals from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Wind River, RTI, Xellerix, Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics, TE Connectivity, and more at the first INCOSE Avionics Forum. Register today for this free, all-day avionics engineering event held at the Dubai Airshow on 19 Nov. 2013. Click here to register and reserve your free seat at this must-attend technical event

Semi-annual Avionics Intelligence magazine to be distributed at Dubai Airshow

Editor Courtney E. Howard provides a snapshot of the hottest trends and technologies in the Avionics Intelligence Semi-Annual Magazine, written exclusively for avionics engineers and aerospace executives.


INCOSE brings avionics forum to Dubai Airshow; registration opens for free, high-tech industry event

DUBAI, 8 Oct. 2013. International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) officials are announcing the first INCOSE Avionics Forum, a free, all-day avionics engineering event being held at the Dubai Airshow on 19 Nov. 2013.

SPEEA: Boeing reduces staff in U.S., increases outsourcing to Moscow

SEATTLE, 18 April 2013. Officials at Boeing Commercial Airplanes are outsourcing engineering work to Russia while laying off up to 1,700 employees in the U.S., recognizes the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001.

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