Tuesday, February 27, 2018

IFP Conference Barcelona May 22-24, 2018 - UPDATE

We have confirmed the venue, Sala d' Empren at Barcelona Activa next to Glories Shopping Center. Furthermore, I can confirm some speakers. We will provide some continuity to last years conference. Attendees will remember that Dr. Yoshi Nakanishi, Associate Professor at Nagasaki University with a very long past in aviation as Chief Flight Procedure Designer has presented outcomes of his study "how Flight procedure Designers learn". He continued the study, part of which was also a survey made at the Lisbon conference. So this year, Yoshi will present the continuation of the study.

Then we had speeches from Martin Zillig to show database coding aspects in the PBN with xLS domain, followed by the cockpit side, shown by Airbus Avionics Engineer Patrice Rouquette.
This covered the first set of criteria for PBN in conjunction with xLS. This year we hope to have Robert Bukovics, the PBN Rapporteur of the IFPP giving an outlook on the next phase of the same criteria, namely RF legs to xLS. For continuity I would like to have Martin again to give some coding insight and then we will have Patrice showing the cockpit side for the new proposed criteria as well.

Other spekers will be Thomas Wede and Fabrizio Maracich, the topic will be the FVP perspective on reporting of Flight Procedures and information exchange between FVP and Designers.

I have some other requests made but cannot quite confirm yet. Check back for an update soon.

Monday, February 12, 2018

skyguide seeks Flight Procedure Designer

Swiss ANSP skyguide looks for an expert Flight Procedure Designer for their Geneva or the Zürich (Dübendorf) team. Details can be found here: Expert Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) Design.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

IFP Conference 2018

Dear All,
I must apologize for not having communicated earlier but those who attended the IFP Conference 2017 in Lisbon will remember that we said that the 2018 Conference will tentatively take place in Barcelona. After the political issues with the Catalonian Government I was not sure if it is a good idea to go ahead with the plan. Now I had some business in Barcelona and I can ensure everybody that it is absolutely no problem to hold the event in this beautiful city. Also I checked out the facilities for the Conference and they are perfect. So we will go ahead and hold the IFP Conference 2018 in Barcelone May 22 to 24 (Ending midday). I will soon have the respective section on the ANI Website where you will be able to download the infos and also directly register for the event.