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Autonomous Systems and Aviation Part 2

Understanding the risks of autonomous aviation systems When attempting to understand the risks of autonomous aviation systems, including self-flying airplanes, it is worthwhile to consider the circumstances of two very famous aviation accidents, which occurred within a few months of each other in 2009. In June of that year, Air France 447, while en route (read more)

Autonomous Systems and Aviation Part 1

What are the possibilities and practical applications of autonomous systems in aviation? Two recent crashes of self-driving automobiles, one in Tempe, Arizona and another in Mountain View, California, have brought increased attention to the rapid adoption of new, sophisticated autonomous technologies in the transportation industry. Driverless transport, long the dream of science fiction writers and (read more)

Commercial Drones Will Soon be Everywhere, But How Secure are They?

The spectacular drone-based light shows featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyongChang, highlight the rapid advancement taking place in unmanned aviation, particularly in commercial applications like sporting and public entertainment. The event, sponsored by Intel, featured more than 1,200 drones. Illuminated with high-intensity lights and synchronized in swarm (read more)

Connected Aircraft – Blockchain in Aerospace and Defense

By Tim Bigelow, Chief Development Officer Smart, internet-enabled devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous in our everyday lives. You are no longer required to log into a computer to submit an Amazon order or leave the house key under the mat for the sitter. Today we have mainstream consumer IoT (Internet of Things) devices such (read more)

UAVs and Cybersecurity

UAVs and Cybersecurity By Darren Cummings The emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones,’ as they are sometimes called, represents one of the most significant changes in the aviation landscape since the advent of jet technologies in the 1950s. Though they were almost unheard of outside military circles just 20 years ago, drones now (read more)

ADS-B and Cybersecurity

ADS-B and Cybersecurity: Lessons from the Maritime Domain By Darren Cummings, Performance Software DoD / Cybersecurity Leader The migration to Automated Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, mandated for use in all commercial and general aviation aircraft by 2020, represents one of the most significant steps forward in the modernization of air traffic control in the United States. Presently, air (read more)

Cybersecurity and the Aviation Industry: An Overview

Data Breaches in Aviation Cyberattacks are ubiquitous across many industries. Now that the aviation industry has embraced the benefits generated by a digitally connected world, it is now increasingly susceptible to the same cyber threats that have breached banking, retail, healthcare, and online businesses. The business impacts of those breaches are severe—the average cost of a (read more)

People First: Year-Round Performance Management

A New Approach to Performance Reviews Annual performance reviews have been a staple in performance management for decades. It wasn’t until recent years that companies started to question the validity of such an archaic process and started looking at more efficient practices. Working alongside HR professionals and industrial psychologists, business owners have been able to (read more)

Corporate Culture is Worth the Investment

Be Intentional to Improve Pitfalls in your Company Culture Corporate culture: a term equally elusive as it is important. Although there have been countless studies that show the irrefutable correlation between a company’s culture and the bottom line, few organizations know how to approach it, yet alone how to infuse their vision into it. According (read more)

Avoid Crunch Time Burnout

Keep Your Team Motivated as Project Deadlines Approach Sometimes crunch time is inevitable in a project, but it is important to try and prevent burnout for the sake of your employees and the success of the project. What are some ways of keeping your team motivated as a deadline approaches and hours get longer? Meals (read more)