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1 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight C/N/S-ATM in a post 9/11 world Captain Joe Burns Director – Flight Standards & Technology

2 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 2 Outline Pre 9-11 activities The “new” reality and future planning Key Aircraft Technologies United’s new activity plan Recommendations

3 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 3 Pre 9/11 activities CPDLC Build 1 Trials Airline push for FANS expansion Strong ADS-B push Electronic Documents/EFB “Big” Broadband to Aircraft Substantial NEXCOM participation ATM improvements

4 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 4 The “new” future What are the critical activities? –Keep the airline running –Mandates –Reimbursement potential? What are Safety and Security items? What are the high payback items? NPV of all projects to be considered Slow-down and analyze “knee-jerk” mandates JV Activities with Airlines as minorities

5 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 5 Future Activity blueprints NASA FAA OEP Industry

6 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 6 The Vision: Integration & Convergence Ground Navaids (VOR, DME) Analog Voice Radar Navaids & GPS Digital Voice & Narrowband Datalink Radar & ADS-B (State) Satellite Based (GPS) Broadband Communications Smart Network Broadband Communications Smart Network Radar Precision Navigation Voice, Data, Imagery Comm Interactive Surveillance (Super ADS) Precision Navigation Voice, Data, Imagery Comm Interactive Surveillance (Super ADS)

7 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 7 NASA’s “Blueprint for the Future” Enhanced Communications Enhanced Navigation Enhanced Surveillance Digital Atmosphere Digital Airport Enhanced Air Traffic Management

8 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 8

9 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 9 Implementation Strategy 9/11 Implement procedural and airspace changes Domestic Enplanements Build and instrument select new runways Equip new aircraft Equip remaining fleet Financial recovery Demand recovery 18 mos. ???

10 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 10 Arrival / Departure (AD) SEGMENTGOALAVIONICS AD-1Add New RunwaysNone AD-2 Use Crossing Runways Procedures None AD-3 Redesign Terminal Airspace and Routes GPS, RNP, FMS Ad-4 Fill Gaps in Arrival and Departure Streams None AD-5 Expand Use of 3-Mile Separation Standard None AD-6Coordinate for Efficient Surface Movement GPS, LAAS, ADS-B TX Only, Transponder AD-7Enhance Surface Situational Awareness GPS, LAAS Surface Moving Maps, ADS-B, Transponder, TIS- B, CDTI Building new runways and using new terminal and surface procedures to improve airport capacity

11 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 11 AD-3 Reduced Navaids/RNP Arrivals $39M NPV to UAL

12 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 12 AD-7 Enhanced Surface Awareness

13 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 13 Airport Weather (AW) SEGMENTGOALAVIONICS AW-1Maintain Runway Use in Reduced Visibility GPS, RNP LAAS (opt) AW-2Space Closer to Visual Standards ADS-B, TIS-B CDTI, GPS (opt.) AW-3Reconfigure Airport Efficiently None Make airport operations less sensitive to weather

14 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 14 AW-2 Decreased Spacing Tough Business Case, However AW-1 is $36M NPV

15 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 15 En Route Congestion (ER) SEGMENTGOALAVIONICS ER-1Match Airspace Design to Meet Demand RNP, RVSM, GPS (opt.), FMS (opt.) ER-2Collaborate to Manage CongestionNone ER-3Reduce Voice CommunicationVDL-M2, CPDLC-ATC Datalink ER-4Reduce Vertical SeparationTCAS v.7.0, RVSM ER-7Accommodate User Preferred RoutingNone ER-8Improve Access to Special Use Airspace None Increased in-flight flexibility to prevent congestion by increases in physical capacity and decreases in controller workload

16 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 16 ER-3 CPDLC Datalink vs. Voice Tough Business Case

17 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 17 ER-4 US DRVSM $82M NPV to UAL

18 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 18 En Route Severe Weather (EW) SEGMENTGOALAVIONICS EW-1Provide Better Hazardous Weather Data None EW-2Respond Effectively to Hazardous Weather RNP, RVSM, FMS Surface Moving Map, TCAS v.7.0, GPS (opt.) Reduce in-flight uncertainty due to weather and optimize related operational procedures

19 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 19 EW-2 Respond Better to Hazardous WX

20 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 20 EW-2 Respond Better to Hazardous WX

21 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 21 Key Technologies to focus on: GPS Smart Display Enhanced Altimetry Datalink FMS

22 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 22 GPS GPS RNP/RNAV AD-3 (Terminal Airspace) FMSLAAS AW-1 (Reduced Vis. Ops.) 2010 NavAid Phase out Datalink ADS-B Smart Display ACM CDTI GCM

23 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 23 Smart Display Smart Display Cabin Surveillance Electronic Publications/Charts Datalink ‘A’ Weather Pax. Info. Datalink ‘B’ TIS-B CDTI CPDLC Datalink ‘C (Wireless)’ E-Logging Gate link

24 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 24 Enhanced Altimetry ER-4 (Domestic US RVSM) RVSM TCAS Version 7 International RVSM

25 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 25 Datalink Datalink Smart Display Weather/Turbulence CDTI E-Logbook CPDLC Gate link (AOC and Passenger) DDTC AUTOMET/MDCRS *FIX Web/Video NEXCOM GPS AD-6 (ADS-B Surface)

26 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 26 Advanced FMS FMS CPDLC Automated Publications ER-1, EW-2 (RNP/RNAV) AD-3 (RNP/RNAV) AW-1 (RNP/RNAV) FANS RTA Smart Display LAAS Training Reduction

27 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 27 United’s Activity Plan Communications Navigation Surveillance ATM Information Safety and Security

28 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 28 Communications activity examples: W o r l d R a d i o c o m m u n i c a t i o n s C o n f e r e n c e CPDLC Domestic US FANS expansion Flight Information Services Broadband Aircraft Wireless System Evaluations/EMI Testing NEXCOM VDL/2 ACARS

29 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 29 Navigation activity examples: LAAS Dual GPS MMR's Retrofit DRVSM RNP/RNAV enroute/approaches Standardized Advanced FMS – All Fleets

30 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 30 Surveillance activity examples: FANS expansion Elementary Mode-S Enhanced Mode-S? ADS-B Transmit or Full System? CDTI Multilateration and Ramp Management

31 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 31 ATM activity examples: SOIA/PRM LAHSO or SIRO Boeing & Airbus’ ATM programs ATC Automation tools and processes –Enhanced CRDA –URET –RTA –pFAST –Free Flight Phase 2

32 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 32 Information Systems examples: AUTOMET/MDCRS Electronic Documents - EFB Airline Operating System Wireless Access/IROPs Web-Based Distance Learning

33 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 33 Safety/Security activity examples: Turbulence Detection/ Prediction/Mitigation (Air and Ground based) Oceanic Weather Support Cabin Surveillance Flight Deck Fortress Doors Secondary Barrier Doors EGPWS/X-Band Radar

34 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 34 Finally…Recommendations Focus on Mandates Incorporate into other projects when able Look for high return Take advantage in traffic “lull” to try new concepts Include avionic upgrades in all new a/c purchases build-in provisions for avionic upgrades ahead of major hardware Actively Engage with all parties timelines of key programs Look to partner

35 C/N/S-ATM in a post 9-11 world – United Airlines 20 FLIGHT STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY Innovations in flight 35 Thank You! Captain Joe Burns Director – Flight Standards and Technology United Airlines 7401 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Denver, Colorado, USA DEN (303) ORD (847)

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