Honeywell Aerospace continues to play a key role in global air traffic management modernization through involvement in groups like the RTCA, which held its annual Global Aviation Symposium June 3-4 in Washington, D.C. Honeywell was a sponsor of this year’s symposium and Carl Esposito, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management for Honeywell Aerospace, currently serves as Chairman of the RTCA Board of Directors.
Esposito welcomed symposium participants and introduced keynote speaker FAA Administrator Michael Muerta, who provided his perspective on the future of aviation along with an assessment of recent successes and challenges in implementation of the U.S. NextGen modernization effort. The group also heard from Chris Hart, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman. Also during the two-day event, a number of Honeywell engineers won awards for their technical work on industry standards committees.
During breakout sessions at the symposium, participants discussed a wide range of NextGen- and aviation safety-related topics, including the impact of unmanned aircraft systems on aviation safety, aviation mandates and performance based navigation.
Formerly known as the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, RTCA is a not-for-profit organization that functions as a federal advisory committee for the FAA on communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management.
Honeywell Aerospace also is the leading provider of innovative navigation, communications and safety technologies that will enable global air traffic modernization efforts to realize their full potential and improve the safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of commercial flight.