Aircraft flight deck automation for NextGen air traffic control operations is goal of NASA contract

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 9 April 2010. Aviation and air traffic control experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are working with Honeywell International Inc. in Morristown, N.J. to outline the Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck (IIFD) project to enhance commercial aircraft automation in NextGen air traffic control operations.

Apr 9th, 2010

Posted by John Keller

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 9 April 2010. Aviation and air traffic control experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are working with Honeywell International Inc. in Morristown, N.J. to outline the Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck (IIFD) project to enhance commercial aircraft automation in NextGen air traffic management operations.

Researchers at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., announced plans Wednesday to award a contract to Honeywell entitled Examination of Innovative Flight Deck Automation Technologies in the NextGen Operational Environment to design functions of future aircraft flight decks.

Honeywell experts will focus on the challenges of aircraft automation functions in the NextGen environment, paying particular attention to enhance safety and increase the capacity for commercial jetliner operations in airport terminal areas.

For questions or concerns about this program, contact NASA Contract Specialist Christine Munroe by phone at 650-604-4695 or by e-mail at christine.l.munroe@nasa.gov.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/ARC/OPDC20220/NNA10336524Q-CLM/listing.html

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