The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch announces the upcoming branch lecture on Thursday, 09th March 2017, 18:15 hours at Waterside Theatre, British Airways Waterside Headquarters, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. This lecture is the 54th Sir Richard Fairey Named Lecture, and is titled – Advances in Airport Technology. The Branch will be welcoming Olivier Frerotte, Airport Operations Technical Expert and Pierre Carpentier, Airport Operations Product Manager from Thales Avionics, who will illustrate how the use of high-resolution geo-referenced airport moving maps has improved safety and efficiency during airport surface manoeuvres by enhancing situational awareness on the ground.
The traffic at airports today has become more complex because of the increased traffic on the ground and the growth of airport infrastructure. Taxiing is a critical phase in terms of efficiency and safety, and represents significant costs for airlines who allocate several hundred kilos of fuel to this phase alone. Currently, solutions based on airport moving maps are proposed to airlines to cope with this challenge.
First introduced in 2007 with the A380, moving maps have become a basic function for all long-range aircraft. Recent changes in regulation have also enabled implementation of the function on EFB, which opens up retrofit market opportunities. New functionalities such as Taxi Routing are now emerging to complement airport moving maps and go further in the facilitation of the critical taxiing phase.
The use of Airport Operations Function brings several benefits – at operational level, for the pilot, it reduces workload and stress and provides better situational awareness. For airlines, it leads to time and fuel savings. And in general, it enables smoother traffic on the ground and increased safety.
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