Monthly Archives: June 2016

IoM Aviation Conference | Business Aviation BlogThis month will see the Isle of Man host the sixth aviation conference, aimed to bring business aviation industry participants and professionals together from around the world.

Organised by the ICM Group, the conference is business oriented, and billed as this year’s ‘must-attend’ event. Approximately 150 business aviation professionals are expected to attend the Villa Marion venue in Douglas later this month, and opportunities for networking will take place during and after the event.

Find out more about the conference here.

Airport perimeter security needs attention from the TSA | Business Aviation BlogThe US Government Accountability Office has issued a report that states airport perimeter security and access control security would ‘benefit from risk assessment and strategy updates’, following a string of complaints from both passengers and airport personnel, which could potentially create ‘dangerous vulnerability’ for the aviation system across the entire country.

The report also states that the TSA is, and should be, responsible for setting minimum standards in place for airports of all sizes. According to the Government Accountability Office, the TSA has failed to update its policies to reflect the current and potential threats to the commercial aviation system.

Airport perimeter security and access breaches appear to be on the increase, which defeats the purpose of extensive analysis when no action is taken to make improvements.

Providers of physical security solutions, including airport perimeter security and access control systems, work with customers to identify and prioritise gaps in security to tailor solutions to facility-specific requirements.

Read the full report from the GAO here.

The ILA Berlin Air Show saw Rockwell Collins’ latest training systems last week, as the company featured its Common Architecture Avionic System (CAAS) and Cockpit and Joint Secure Air Combat Training System (JSAS).

CAAS reduces crew workload with integrated multiple communications, weapons and mission sensor subsystems and navigation, focussing on increased safety and operational awareness.

JSAS delivers the first certified, four-level Multi Independent Levels of Security (MILS) training equipment for both ground-based and airborne applications.

In addition, Rockwell Collins featured its Flight Mission Computer FMC-4000 radios and TELDIX space wheel.

Advanced passenger communications from Rockwell Collins | Business Aviation BlogIt has been announced that Rockwell Collins will provide its Venue cabin management and passenger communications solution on the new Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft from Q3 this year.

Venue gives the modern business jet a comprehensive solution to deliver advanced IFE and cabin management with boardroom applications. As corporate travellers continue to demand faster and more reliable passenger communications, Venue is the perfect solution with scalable features to allow cost-effective additions in technology as they become available.

Venue is Rockwell Collins’ most advanced cabin management system available, and has been implemented by more than 850 private jets around the world.

Passenger communications solutions are also available for business aircraft of all sizes through Rockwell Collins’ dedicated business aviation services provider, ARINCDirect.

Scrutiny of Global Flight Tracking Standards | Business Aviation NewsSince the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in March 2014, the aviation industry has held global flight tracking standards under close scrutiny, led by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

ICAO want to have global flight tracking standardised, with positioning reporting at 15-minute intervals under normal flight conditions, and reporting every minute for aircraft under ‘distress’ conditions. The body authorised by the UN, overseers of aviation safety in this respect, has asked that these conditions be mandatory by the end of 2018.

ICAO is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure, through simulations, that the proposed tracking standard is possible in what they deem to be ‘real-world conditions’.

The technology is already in place to determine safe and reliable flight tracking on a global scale. Providers of flight tracking systems and aircraft communications, such as Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviNet, rely on a robust system architecture, and multiple data sources, to deliver accurate aircraft positioning via Inmarsat satellite communications.

John Bruns New President of Boeing China | Image Courtesy of BoeingBoeing has announced the appointment of John Bruns, company veteran, as the new president of Boeing China, effective from the 1st July.

The appointment comes as Boeing predicts that China will need more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years. If fulfilled, this would make China Boeing’s biggest commercial client.

Mr Bruns will lead company-wide initiatives to expand the company’s presence in China, in addition to management of business, corporate and government affairs, and will focus on new growth and enhanced productivity in this expanding market.