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So you want to go flying?

…and you operate any of these…

AIRLINES

ROTARY

LIGHT AIRCRAFT

RPAS

GLIDERS

PARASAILS

ATC

…then you need to be across a lot of this…

ATC

 
b

ADVISORY CIRCULARS / RULES

 
p

LATEST CHANGES

 

MET ACTUAL / FORECASTS

 
s

AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

 

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

 
l

SOPs

 

OBSTACLES

 

TERRAIN

 

AIRPORTS / ALTERNATES

 

AIRSPACE / FREQUENCIES

 

FLIGHT PROCEDURES / ROUTES

 

A quick recap of some concepts…

 

 

 

NAVIGATION – VFR vs IFR

Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

Conventional IFR - Referencing radio beacons on the ground

GNSS IFR - Referencing Satellite systems

FLIGHT PROCEDURES

AIRSPACE – CONTROLLED vs UNCONTROLLED

Today Aero data updates come from…

VFR CHARTS

UPDATED EVERY

DAYS

IFR ENROUTE CHARTS

UPDATED EVERY

DAYS

AIP NZ

UPDATED EVERY

DAYS

NOTAMS

UPDATED EVERY

MINUTE

and the system can be characterised as…

HIGH QUALITY & COMPLIANT

 

TIME CONSUMING

 
i

MOSTLY PAPER BASED

 
x

LIMITED INTEGRATION

 

What if we combined it all and made it visual?

EASIER TO USE

See vs read – its faster and more informative

A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE

Therefore increased situational awareness

ENABLES FLIGHT APPS

Packaging data together and providing it via structured connectors enables third party apps to develop while providing the controls needed by regulators

UPDATES IN NEAR REAL-TIME

Data transacts as it is changed

Well that is what we are doing. For example:

MIXED USE AIRSPACE

FLIGHT PROCEDURES

AERO DATA MAP

Future Considerations

Keeping Paper in Sync

Ensuring that paper versions do not lag behind the digital versions so either can be used for operations.

Connectivity

What infrastructure and equipment will provide connectivity and at what cost to users?

Quality Assurance

Systems will ingest and convert data from multiple sources constantly.  How do we ensure information going in is protected and is correct when it comes out?

Human Factors

New capabilities.  How do we ensure they enhance, not degrade pilot situational awareness and workflow?

UTM - Manned vs Unmanned

How do we ensure that the manned and unmanned aircraft have the same situational awareness and can integrate into the system safely and easily?

Commercials

In a user pays funding environment, how do we achieve win-win commercial agreements that drive user adoption and system growth?