WELCOME: Your invitation to attend the only Dedicated Exhibition & Conference For The International Aviation Electronics & Avionics Community

WELCOME: Your invitation to attend the only Dedicated Exhibition & Conference For The International Aviation Electronics & Avionics Community

Big Data, ATM, Next-Gen, SESAR, Harmonization, Aviation System Block Upgrade.

Big Data, ATM, Next-Gen, SESAR, Harmonization, Aviation System Block Upgrade. All around us, technology is racing forward. Aviation has always been one of the leaders of that race. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the avionics, aviation electronics and ATC end of the business. 

Time also seems to be speeding up. In this rapidly changing world we must find ways to keep up or be left behind. Inherently, we all know that businesses that do not adapt will not survive. Adapting to new technologies can be challenging and getting buy-in from top levels of the business down to the last person hired, is crucial.

ICAO estimates that $120 billion will be spent on air transportation systems transformation in the next 10 years. While the NextGen and SESAR modernization programs account for a large share of this spending in Europe and the U. S., there are parallel investment initiatives in other regions.

Both SESAR and Next-Gen recognize the need to integrate the air and ground parts of their air traffic management systems by addressing the efficiency, planning and execution of flight trajectories. The seamless sharing of accurate information is the driving force behind Harmonization, to be certain all parties will be able to work together seamlessly. This framework provides a vehicle for the U. S. and Europe to work together towards interoperable standards with the goal of achieving ICAO global Harmonization.

How can you stay on top of the changes? One way is attending our Aviation Electronics Europe (AEE) event in Munich in June. AEE (Avionics & Flight Ops) will discuss topics and issues of the day and demonstrate and showcase new products, developments, technologies and services available on the market. The program will also cover key elements of the upgrades and retrofits available on the market.

We invite you to join us and the Avionics community in Munich, Germany from 19th-20th June 2018, for the largest gathering of avionics and aviation electronics professionals.

Joy Finnegan, Editor-in-Chief
Aviation Maintenance Magazine

Rapita Systems Ltd.

Rapita Systems is the leading supplier of on-target aerospace software verification tools and services. Providing quality solutions to the global high-integrity aerospace electronics industry, we help to increase software quality, deliver evidence to meet safety and certification objectives and reduce project costs.

The Rapita Verification Suite (RVS) makes aerospace software testing more efficient and reliable. It integrates with existing development environments and offers flexible, low overhead strategies to collect verification data including unit test, structural coverage and worst-case execution time data from the most complex targets including multicore processors. RVS was designed with safety in mind and is qualifiable for use in environments such as DO-178C/ED-12C.

Supporting our position as a provider of quality verification solutions, we provide expert V&V services aimed at safety or mission-critical environments, supporting a range of activities including unit, integration, system and acceptance testing, timing analysis and optimization, compiler validation and assurance services.

Airline Partner Programme Designed for Airlines and Operators

– Are you responsible for avionics or flight ops?
– Want to find out the latest Mandates and Regulatory Updates?
– Are you up with the latest Disruptive Technologies and Trends?


It All Comes Together: Multi-core Systems on All Major Architectures

Tomorrow’s virtualized infrastructure will gather countless applications, executing on an open virtualization platform that solves hard challenges such as affordability, safety certification, legacy software integration, and standards conformance.

As a supplier for the avionics industry, you not only need to provide solutions to these challenges, but you must also find a way to optimize your corporate investment across more product lines – from both existing products and new ones that drive greater revenue opportunities.

But today’s avionics systems are comprised of many fixed-function, proprietary platforms, making them difficult to manage and expensive to maintain. These systems incur significant operating expenses and risk delays to market because developing each one takes months, maybe years to launch.

Now imagine your next system is built on a standards-based, open virtualization platform that runs multiple operating environments across ARM, Intel, and Power processor architectures – a platform capable of abstracting and running any type of workload, including legacy and new, on a certification-ready platform supporting multiple levels of safety.

With over 220 customers using VxWorks 653 in over 440 programs in over 80 global aircraft, Wind River is the leading provider of modern avionics software platforms. The VxWorks 653 open virtualization architecture can readily migrate proprietary, fixed-function devices across the system, while delivering outstanding performance with cost-saving innovations like robust partitioning for high multi-level safety and security

DoD-compliant Removable Storage Module Added to Aitech’s Low Power, High Performance Rugged Compact PC (RPC)

New A172 also incorporates expanded data protection features, additional customization options

Technical Specifications

– Removable mass storage offers quick/secure erase (DoD 5220.22-M) and unrecoverable data destruct
– SWaP-optimized at less than 5 lbs (2.25 kg) in compact, low-profile housing
– Added reliability features include TPM and 50 ms power holdup options

– Available in standard models or cost-effectively customized for specific applications

Available with three Intel processor options and two standard I/O versions, the modular A172 can be configured to handle several data processing environments, especially in high impact, space-constrained applications that need high throughput and secure storage. These typically include manned and unmanned robotic ground and underwater vehicles (UGV/UUV) as well as manned and unmanned fixed- and rotary-wing airborne (UAV) platforms. The RCP can also be used in complete mission computers for these types of unmanned vehicles.

EUROCONTROL at AEE 2018 – MOC Munich – Hall 1 – Booth B31

EUROCONTROL and EUROCAE will welcome you to their stand to present you with the latest developments in aviation standards and how both organisations ensure standardisation coordination at European level.
Over the two days of the exhibition, EUROCONTROL and EUROCAE experts will also deliver conference sessions on the Evolution of the European Institutional Framework and provide you with the latest updates in mandates and regulation, including standardisation, certification and operational improvements.

Visitors will have a unique opportunity to understand both organisations’ roles in providing a broader view of the operational context in which avionics are evolving, and how those organisations stay at the forefront of developments through their cooperation and participation in technical groups. Visitors will also have a chance to ask questions and network with our technical experts.

Reduce Unscheduled Grounding Events with Predictive Maintenance


The delays caused by faulty aircraft systems (e.g. auxiliary power units and air conditioning units) are a major inconvenience to air travellers and an ever-present headache for airline operators. They cause unscheduled aircraft groundings and frustrate customers. Some operators have taken a progressive approach and established preventative maintenance programs to drive higher on-time rates. Predictive maintenance promises to both diagnose aircraft problems and to make predictions about future events.

Keeping a fleet of aircraft operational without the right data to predict system problems is difficult and the majority of current fleets do not collect all parameters necessary. Curtiss-Wright can add a data acquisition system (DAS) with minimal impact on the existing avionics to fill this gap. We are the leaders in providing rugged and flexible airborne DAS and are already proving this concept in the field. This is saving operators, and their customers, from the pain of unscheduled maintenance.

Main Conference Programme


9:00am – 10:30am Opening Keynote

Chair: Woodrow Bellamy, Editor, Avionics Magazine
Innovation Director, Air France*
Senior Representative, Easyjet*

11:00am – 12:30pm Mandates and Regulatory Updates

What are the latest updates in mandates and regulation and how will these impact the industry and supply chain? Key institutions governing the strategy of regulation and compliance will give an overview of the changing landscape, including standardisation, certification and operational improvements.

Chair: David Irwin, Aviage Systems

SPI/CPDLC (Data Link Service) – Nathalie Dejace, Head of ATM/ANS and Aerodromes Department, EASA

Strategy documents of ICAO (GANP/GASP)/GADSS – Sven Halle, Regional Officer, ICAO*

GADSS Update – TBC

Next-Gen Regulatory Updates – Joseph J. Hance, Project Manager, Office of Inspector General, Office of Aviation Audits, U.S. Department of Transportation*

Working Groups in Progress – Christian Schleifer, EUROCAE

2:00pm – 3:30pm Implementing Mandates & Regulations: Case Studies

How do we successfully interprete and implement new mandates to meet regulatory and operational standards? Case studies and visionary programs demonstrate how we can achieve implementation and compliance.

Chair: Philippe Lievin, Rockwell Collins

Airbus avionics roadmap – Senior Representative, Airbus*
Boeing avionics roadmap – Senior Representative, Boeing*

Development of a Predictive Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System – Dr. Gernot Konrad, Engineering Group Head – Human Factors, Gulfstream Aerospace

Current Status and Future trends in the Application of Development Assurance Standards – Senior Representative, AVIAGE SYSTEMS

4:00pm – 5:30pm Panel discussion – Evolution of the European Institutional Framework

With changes over the years of how the different institutions and organisations involved in the industry operate and collaborate, this panel discussion aims to provide some clarity on the role of each institution, what they do, the current position of the industry is and where it is evolving to.

Moderator:John McHale

Frank Jost, European Commission, Mobility and Transport, Single European Sky, DG MOVE, European Commission
Nathalie Dejace, Head of ATM/ANS and Aerodromes Department, EASA
Peter Green, Head of Standardisation Unit, EUROCONTROL
Christian Schleifer, Secretary General, EUROCAE
Sven Halle, Regional Officer, ICAO*
Marouan Chida, CNS and Avionics Expert, SESARJU/Deployment Manager
Senior Representative, ASD Europe
Senior Representative, Airlines4Europe (A4E)


8:30am – 10:30am Advances in ATM, Navigation & Surveillance

This session will discuss the latest in ATM, navigation and surveillance systems developments and what the role and future of satellite/GNSS can contribute to navigation and surveillance.

Chair: Christian Schleifer, EUROCAE

DIGITS – Demonstration of ATM Improvements Generated by initial Trajectory Sharing
– Thomas Maier, Air Traffic Management Engineering, Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Added value of an air/ground approach for human performance in engineering the future European ATM system – Sonja Biede, Senior Human Factors Specialist, Airbus & Renée Pelchen-Medwed, Senior Human Performance and Validation Expert, EUROCONTROL

Space Based ADS-B Business Case for the North Atlantic Region – Thea Graham, Manager of Economic Analysis, Federal Aviation Administration

Avionics Manufacturers bet heavily on SBAS – Alejandro Fransoy, EGNOS Marketing and Promotion Expert, ESSP – SAS, Spain

11:00am – 12:30pm Advancing Integrated Systems & Connectivity

With a desire to reduce SWaP of equipment on board whilst providing more connection interfaces in both cabin and deck, these provide connectivity and cybersecurity challenges. How can we ensure safe and secure connections and connectivity, whilst delivering the highest levels of cyber security to protect systems against increasing cyber attacks.

Chair: Willie Cecil, Uptake

Certified Training Courses

This year AEE is delighted to offer three one-day courses, enabling you to gain enhanced levels of specialist knowledge, will take place during the two days of AEE and cover:

– Applied DO-178C/ED-12C Avionics Software Certification by AFuzion
– Applied DO-254 & ED-80 Avionics Hardware Certification by AFuzion
– “ARINC 818 Systems” Hands-on workshop and ARINC 818 certification by Great River Technology

For full details visit www.ae-expo.eu/certifed-training


Applied DO-178C / ED-12C Avionics Software Certification by AFuzion

– Understanding DO-178’s true intent
– Grasp key differences between DO-178B and DO-178C
– Applying DO-178C to Military AND Commercial usage
– Controlling engineering cost/risks
– Improving productivity & leverage Reusability
– Applying ARP-4754A
– New techniques for certification
– Understanding DO-178C’s Supplements for:
— DO-330/ED-215 Software Tool Qualification
— DO-331/ED-216 Model-Based Development and Verification
— DO-332/ED-217 Object-Oriented Technology
— DO-333/ED-218 Formal Methods Supplement

This new, fast-paced 1-Day course teaches attendees the true intent of DO-178C, how to apply changes from DO-178B, and how to minimize cost & schedule by understanding the DO-178 authors’ true intent. Developed and taught by the principal author of the world’s best-selling book on DO-178.

“ARINC 818 Systems” Hands-on workshop and ARINC 818 certification by Great River Technology

This hands-on workshop will provide a deep dive into the ARINC 818 protocol, and its applications. It is appropriate for system architects, avionics engineers, and production test engineers. Whether you are new to ARINC 818 or have completed many designs, this workshop will provide valuable information that draws from GRT’s experience as the world leader in ARINC 818 tools and systems.

Workshop Sessions and Open Lab include

– Overview of ARINC 818
– Best Practices in Testing, Simulating, Debugging, and Validating ARINC 818 systems
– Implementing ARINC 818 Protocol in Your Hardware
– ARINC 818-2 for High-Speed Sensors and Complete Video Systems
– Open Lab and Certification Test
– Get hands-on experience

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