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Future Vision of General Aviation Airplane Products and Technologies

Walter Desrosier

General Aviation Manufacturers Association


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AGENDA Technologies

  • Who is GAMA?

  • What is General Aviation?

  • Future Vision of GA Airplane Products and Technologies

    • Scenarios

    • Challenges and Opportunities

  • Open Discussion


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WHO IS GAMA? Technologies

GAMA Member Companies

  • Airplane Manufacturers

    • Boeing Business Jets

    • Bombardier Aerospace

    • Cessna Aircraft

    • Cirrus Design

    • Dassault Falcon Jet

    • Diamond Aircraft

    • EADS Socata

    • Embraer Aircraft

  • Engine Manufacturers

    • Honeywell Engines

    • Lycoming Engines

    • Pratt & Whitney Canada

  • Gulfstream Aerospace

  • Mooney Aerospace

  • Piaggio Aero Industries

  • Pilatus Aircraft

  • The New Piper Aircraft

  • Raytheon Aircraft

  • Sabreliner

  • Rolls-Royce NA

  • Teledyne Continental

  • Williams International


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WHO IS GAMA? Technologies(Cont.)

GAMA Member Companies (Cont.)

  • Avionics Manufacturers

    • Avidyne Corporation

    • Century Flight Systems

    • Garmin International

    • Honeywell Aerospace Electronics

    • L-3 Communications Avionics

  • Component Manufacturers

    • Aircraft Technical Publishers

    • Airtechnics

    • Argo-Tech

    • B/E Aerospace

    • CAE SimuFlite

    • Crane Aerospace & Electronics

    • DeCrane Aircraft Holdings

    • Dukes

    • FlightSafety International

    • Goodrich

    • Hamilton Sundstrand

  • Meggitt/S-TEC

  • Rockwell Collins

  • Safe Flight Instrument

  • Universal Avionics Systems

  • Hartzell Propeller

  • Jeppesen

  • Kelly Aerospace

  • The NORDAM Group

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation

  • PerkinElmer Fluid Sciences

  • PPG Aerospace

  • Precision Aerospace Group LLC

  • Smiths Aerospace Mech. Systems

  • Unison Industries

  • Woodward Governor Company


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WHAT IS GENERAL AVIATION? Technologies

  • General Aviation is defined as all aviation other than military and commercial airlines

    • Private Operations

    • Charter Operations

    • Aerial Work Operations

  • Scope of General Aviation (In the U.S.)

    • Over 211,000 airplanes

    • Over 27 million flight hours

    • More than 5,000 communities rely exclusively

    • Directly contributes more than $41 billion

    • Shipments and Billings


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WHAT IS GENERAL AVIATION? Technologies(Cont.)


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FUTURE VISION OF GA AIRPLANES Technologies

  • Discussion Scenarios

    • Integrated “All-Glass” Cockpit

    • Very Light Jets

    • Supersonic Business Jets

  • Talking Points for Each Scenario

    • General Description

    • Challenges

    • Opportunities


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Integrated “All-Glass” Cockpit Technologies

  • Electronic display and control of all primary flight instrument and Nav/Com functions

    • Increased functionality and situational awareness

      • Improved Safety

      • Increased Ease of Use

    • 70%-85% of new piston-airplanes in 2005


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Integrated “All-Glass” Cockpit Technologies(Cont.)

  • Challenges

    • Ensure understanding of use and capabilities

    • Transition from traditional to “glass”

    • Transition from “glass” to “glass”

  • Opportunities

    • Training

      • Type-rating

      • FAA-Industry Training Standard (FITS)

    • Design

      • Standardize essential functions

        • GAMA Publication No. 12, Recommended Practices and Guidelines for an Integrated Cockpit/Flightdeck in a 14 CFR Part 23 (or equivalent) airplane

        • AC 23-23, Standardization Guide for Integrated Cockpits in Part 23 Airplanes


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Very Light Jets Technologies

  • Why a New “Very Light Jet” Category

    • Availability of cost-effective technologies

      • Engines

      • Avionics

    • Strong outlook for business jet market

  • Very Light Jet Programs (Announced)

    • Adam A700

    • Cessna Mustang

    • Diamond D-Jet

    • Eclipse 500

    • Embraer VLJ

    • HondaJet

    • Others…


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Very Light Jets Technologies(Cont.)

  • Challenges and Opportunities

    • Part 23 Airworthiness Standards Not Appropriate

      • Special Conditions

      • FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee Recommendation for Part 23 Amendment

    • Safety Considerations for Introduction of Very Light Jet Category Airplanes

      • Training standards (type rating)

        • Manufacturer required training and performance

        • Insurance company requirements

      • Other issues?

    • Safety Considerations for Potential “Air-Taxi”

      • Systems appropriate for large “fleet” operators

      • Other issues?


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Supersonic Business Jets Technologies

  • Supersonic Business Jet (SSBJ) Could Be Technically Feasible in About 10 Years

    • Industry and government research indicates that technology barriers can be overcome

      • Noise reduced to sonic “swoosh” or “click”

    • A segment of the market will pay for speed

    • SSBJ Experience will be applied to transport

  • Several Manufacturers Evaluating SSBJ

    • Design principles

      • Operate in current NAS environment

      • Airport and ground support requirements equivalent to commercial airplanes

    • Must be able to operate globally


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Supersonic Business Jets Technologies(Cont.)

  • Challenges

    • Regulatory Barriers to SSBJ Development

      • Supersonic flight not permitted over land

      • No supersonic noise standard

  • Opportunities

    • Establish performance-based noise standard for supersonic airplanes

      • Through ICAO, industry and authorities pursue efforts to identify acceptable perceived noise level

      • Critical to support SSBJ development (“target”)

    • Establish operational requirements for SSBJ

      • ICAO SARP

    • Replace regulatory prohibitions with performance and safety standards


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QUESTIONS TechnologiesandDISCUSSION

FUTURE VISION OF GA AIRPLANES

  • Scenarios

    • Integrated “All-Glass” Cockpit

    • Very Light Jets

    • Supersonic Business Jets


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