Senior Editor for Avionics and Safety John Croft visits Honeywell's
Flight Deck of the Future (FD-X) Lab to see some of the advanced technologies being developed there, including eye-tracking, gesture- and voice-control modalities for next-gen cockpits.
The U.S. Army is refining strategies for pairing manned/unmanned air platforms, such as its new General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS and Boeing AH-64E "Echo" Apache attack helicopter, to eventually include remote weapons release....More
Aviation Week Senior Editor for Avionics and Safety John Croft samples the upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) techniques and aircraft used by the two main global providers, APS and Flight Research....More
Aviation Week looks at the laser technology that the European Data Relay System (EDRS) will use to transmit data via geostationary satellites. EDRS aims to provide nearly uninterrupted data links to low-Earth-orbiting spacecraft and allow ground stations that need it most to receive information in near-real time....More
Dassault flew a Falcon 7X from suburban New York's Teterboro Airport to London City Airport on May 2, setting a speed record of 5 hr., 54 min. on the sector between the two major financial hubs. Aviation Week's Rupa Haria was along for the flight....More
Near-, mid- and long-term air traffic management research and test initiatives at NASA are a major part of the ATM special. Specific projects described include research on the ground portion of single pilot operations and an update on the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) air traffic management work. Beyond NASA we are looking at the latest industry efforts by Airbus ProSky and Boeing ATM....More
More and more airlines are convinced that conventional wisdom has it wrong: Long-haul low-cost is a model that can work if it is well executed with modern, efficient fleets and work practices and process geared towards efficiency. We are taking a look at the major players in Europe and Asia-Pacific, where the concept is gaining the most traction: Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Norwegian, Scoot, Air Asia X and Jetstar are among the carriers evaluated...More