Privatizing the Hughes Center is not a realistic option. Reviewing the options may reduce anxiety and uncertainty, and offer some reasonable expectations.
Graphene may generate a new aircraft design. The research needed to translate this exciting concept into practical application will require years. The FAA must prepare for this impending challenge.
Three airport biometric scanning systems being created to create a future of single token travel.
San Diego International Airport’s Innovation Lab is a testing ground for new products, services and technologies, which may improve customer experience, safety and security.
FAA’s flight service program saved $2.13B over 13 years. Price pressure forced the move to AFSS, so will the availability of new private sector options drive towards further automation?
Oklahoma State University’s New Product Development Center signed a contract with ATS World Wide to develop a revolutionary way for planes to taxi. The new Airplane Transporting System (ATS) will maneuver vehicles using underground track mechanisms.
FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive proposing to terminate the use and installation of ADS-B transceivers manufactured by NavWorx, which will remove one of the low-cost options in FAA’s critical NextGen implementation schedule. Unfortunately, NavWorx is resisting to cooperate to establish airworthiness.
Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) systems are not new to airlines, but these state-of-the-art tablets will deliver enhanced functionality, greater safety and stronger cybersecurity. What is particularly encouraging is that this innovation was neither the push nor the pull of any FAR or proposed rule.