Aerospace Technology Week comprises of three complementary co-located events: Avionics Expo, Aero Testing Expo and Connected Aircraft Europe. Each event has a dedicated high-level conference with a large central exhibition with sections for each.
Established for over 10 years, Avionics Expo is the leading exhibition and conference for both the commercial and defence sectors, fixed wing and rotorcraft.
Both SESAR and Next-Gen recognise the need to integrate the air and ground parts of their air traffic management systems by addressing efficiency needs of flight trajectories planning and execution and the seamless sharing of accurate information.
This framework provides a vehicle for the US and Europe to work together towards interoperable standards and in support of efforts towards achievement of ICAO global Harmonisation. For example, a significant achievement in the NextGen and SESAR collaboration is the delivery of an agreed-upon baseline NextGen/SESAR Joint Avionics Roadmap.
ICAO estimates that 120 billion US dollars will be spent on air transportation systems transformation in the next 10 years. While the NextGen and SESAR modernisation programmes account for a large share of this spending in Europe and the US, there are parallel investment initiatives in other regions.
Aero Testing Expo, running for its third year, is a key platform for the aviation, rocket-and-space sectors to discuss the latest regulations, challenges, technological developments and systems that affect the design and construction of aircraft, whether civil or military, fixed-wing or rotary, and rocket/space sectors.
With every hour, every cycle, every landing added to the aircraft, comes the potential for vibration, fatigue, cracking, metal formation in oil, structural degradation and even the eventuality of a catastrophic engine failure like the one that happened on Southwest Flight 1380 in the Spring of 2018.
Even with record profits, not a single operator can afford a failure like that. And while the aviation safety record is enviable right now, there is no rest or slacking off in the inspections and testing of the equipment in operation in our fleets. Inspection and testing equipment technology is making technological leaps and bounds.
The inaugural Connected Aircraft Europe aims to add new dimensions to the established connectivity themes of IFC and IFEC – by including AI, VR, IoT, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Flight Tracking, Flight Operations and MRO applications.
Airline operators around the world are increasingly deploying satellite and broadband-based solutions on their aircraft to keep-up with passenger demand for inflight connectivity (IFC). These systems can also provide enhanced flight operations by enabling real time data sharing with ground-based operations teams.
According to recent research from the London School of Economics (LSE) there are 3.8 billion passengers flying annually with only around 25% of aircraft in the air offering passengers some form of onboard broadband connectivity service. This service is often of variable quality, with patchy coverage, slow speeds and low data limits.
These events bring you the latest advances and trends in connectivity and e-Enablement for airlines, the latest in regulatory, policy and technical SES and Next‑Gen challenges for avionics, and the technological developments and systems that affect the design, construction and maintenance of all aircraft.
Bringing together the best aspects for aerospace technology, Aerospace Technology Week, comprising of Avionics Expo, Aero Testing Expo and Connected Aircraft Europe delivers greater connectivity between these exciting, fast moving aerospace industry sectors.
CALL FOR PAPERS – deadline 7th September 2018
The conference committees for Avionics Expo, Aero Testing Expo and Connected Aircraft Europe are inviting abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the conference programme.
Representatives from airlines, airframers, prime contractors/integrators and the industry supply chain can benefit from sharing knowledge and experiences, to enhance the industry developments and solutions.
Abstracts can be submitted at www.aerospacetechweek.com/cfp. Deadline for abstracts is 7th September 2018.
Single European Sky and NextGen continue to dominate the aerospace industry, with targets of ensuring the utilisation of technology to increase traffic, improve aircraft and control communications whilst enhancing safety in an ever increasingly busy sky.
Passengers are demanding more from the aircraft in which they fly - 61% of passengers see high-quality inflight Wi-Fi availability as more important to them than onboard entertainment.
Adrian Broadbent, event director of Aerospace Technology Week, said: “There is much for the aerospace industry to discuss and develop in terms of safe and secure solutions for aircraft. Our increasing demand for air travel creates busier skies and higher expectations on aircraft to be online 24/7 means huge investments in greater connectivity. This in turn leads to increased security risks for aircraft and its passengers’ devices from being permanently online.
“Aerospace Technology Week will look at these challenges across commercial, military and space crafts to understand the issues and challenges, from a regulatory perspective through to implementation and technology solutions, through the different elements of the programme – avionics, connect aircraft and testing or hardware and software applications. Aerospace Technology Week delivers an exciting programme for the global industry to explore and question the experts.”