AIAA Recognizes Honeywell for Safety Contributions

October 13, 2015 | Author: Aloke Roy

In September, I had the privilege to represent Honeywell Aerospace at the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) sponsored by the American Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in Prague, Czech Republic.

I have been intimately involved with the DASC for many years. I have served as a member of the AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee organizing the 34th DASC and I was the Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Track or Session Chair at several past DASC events sponsored by AIAA. Next year I will be a part of the 35th annual DASC program in Sacramento, Calif., where I will serve as the Technical Program Chair.

As many may know, AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. For more than two decades, Honeywell has supported AIAA’s efforts and objectives with volunteers, sponsorships and exhibits at their events. As an organization that thrives on innovation and technical excellence, Honeywell is proud to be a corporate member of the AIAA and to support its efforts to “to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life.”

This year more than 300 people attended the AIAA event, which included guest speakers, technical sessions, presentations and networking opportunities in an amazing city. 

Imagine my surprise when my colleague, Dr. Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, a Principal Systems Engineer from Minnesota, and I were called onto the stage to accept the AIAA Distinguished Institution award. The AIAA recognized Honeywell’s aerospace safety advancements as top in the industry and cited our critical safety technologies that address national aerospace priorities as a key differentiator.

The Distinguished Institution Award acknowledges Honeywell’s technical and leadership roles in the aerospace industry by peer organizations including competitors, original equipment manufacturers and regulatory, standards and certification organizations. Being in a class with organizations like NASA and Boeing, both of whom are past AIAA Distinguished Institution award winners, is a remarkable honor. 

I’m proud to work for a company that has contributed so much to the advancement of flight safety. The work we do every day significantly affects the aerospace industry. Several critical safety technologies - including flight management systems, inertial navigation systems, traffic alert and collision avoidance systems and ground proximity warning systems - were mentioned as key elements to the award selection. 

I was overjoyed and humbled to accept the award on behalf of thousands of my Honeywell colleagues who have devoted their professional lives to making flying the world’s safest and most efficient form of transportation.

Aloke Roy

Aloke Roy

Aloke Roy is a Senior Program Manager with Honeywell Advanced Technology. He currently manages data communication, information security and radio technology development programs in support of Honeywell Aerospace business.

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