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Aircraft Maintenance Software: aviation software, aviation maintenance, aircraft manufacturing ERP

Aircraft Maintenance Software: aviation software, aviation maintenance, aircraft manufacturing ERP | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
Find and compare Aviation Maintenance software. Free, interactive directory to quickly narrow your choices and contact multiple vendors.
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What attracted me to this source was the fact that it wasn't about software development in aviation and how it is used in aircraft in flight. It was the fact that it demonstrated that software can be put to use on aircraft while they are on the ground. For example, Maintenance Software. So this source gave me almost a contingency plan, as to what I might concentrate on if there are no future gaps in software developments for in flight use.

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A step towards total autopilot | KurzweilAI

A step towards total autopilot | KurzweilAI | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
(Credit: EPFL) Will planes someday fly without pilots?

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Although the reliability of this source is open to some question (it is from "KurzweilAl" and it cannot be confirmed if it contains a little bias) the fact of the matter is that it raises a very interesting point. "Will planes someday fly without pilots?" Now to my own opinion, I do believe it will happen and not only do I believe this, I hope to be the person that designs software so unique, so powerful, so comprehensive, that there will be no need for any pilots on the aircraft.

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Unmanned Flight - National Geographic

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Unmanned Flight
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A law signed by President Barack Obama in February 2012 directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to throw American airspace wide open to drones by September 30, 2015.
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As a start, the words "National Geographic" add quite a lot of authority to the source and reliability, which was one of the key factors which made me choose this particular source. Then after reading it, I became quite interested and all the while a bit concerned that the U.S. airspace would be wide open to drones. Now in the source it does say that the drones have been useful against Al Qaeda. But it also says that drones have been blamed for the death of civilians and army troops. So I would make the point that I would be all for drones to take to the skies, so long as they could be controlled. The issue of control comes from the possibility that they could be quite unreliable and to guard against someone taking the keys and uses the drones against the nation that deploys them. (Sorry to be quite blunt, but it could happen).

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FAA seeks test sites for unmanned aircraft systems

FAA seeks test sites for unmanned aircraft systems | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
The FAA is requesting proposals from prospective developers of six sites for testing unmanned aircraft systems as the agency studies how to integrate the pilotless vehicles into the nation's airspace.
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The reason as to why I chose this source was mainly because it interested me. The sheer fact that the Federal Aviation Administration (which immediately added some authority to the source) is actually looking to test unmanned aircraft systems, just expanded my mind. I then thought that is something I could do in the near future by developing software so that a flight requires no need for human presence at all.

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Air Comm Corporation selects Quantum Control Software to streamline its ... - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and

Air Comm Corporation selects Quantum Control Software to streamline its ... - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
Air Comm Corporation selects Quantum Control Software to streamline its ...
The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and
Quantum Control is a fully integrated business software solution.
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Again, this source is exactly the same as the other source. All of its credentials are the same.  However, the main reason as to why I chose to include this one in my bibliography was because it both illustrates some of the latest developments in aviation software and gives some background information as to what type of company Quantum Control is, and what it intends to do for the aviation industry.

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The main reason as to why I chose this PDF as one of my sources for my annotated bibliography was because it holds quite a lot of background information on my chosen topic of information technology in the field of aviation. The accuracy of this source maybe put into question as it was published in the year 2002, more than a decade ago. However, as this PDF files topic is on Software challenges in Aviation Systems, it is quite clear to me that this was a source which I should definitely use because, in the year 2002, there could have been quite a few more challenges linked to the field of software in aviation as compared with today.

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Maintenance Software

Maintenance Software | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
When selecting a system, assess your needs and seek providers who can meet them. Plan for growth by selecting software that will be able to grow with you.
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This source I chose for two reasons which I have already stated in previous sources. The first was the authority, reliability and accuracy of the source, as it again was from the website of Aviation Pros and it was published recently this year. Secondly, the source focused more on the latest developments in maintenance software for aircraft. So I would want to use this website in the near future as a stepping stone for other potential developments which I could initiate in the field of aviation software.

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Autopilots - about to get more 'intelligent' - Sail World

Autopilots - about to get more 'intelligent' - Sail World | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
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Autopilots - about to get more 'intelligent'
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Raymarine has introduced some innovative breakthroughs in autopilot intelligence which will be good news for us all.
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What attracted me to this source was the fact that it was published by a company called Sail World which uses an autopilot device on their boats. Then what really interested me was their claim they have made a breakthrough in making autopilots more intelligent, safer and easier to use. They back these up by stating the different benefits of the latest software update on autopilots.

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Sky high thinking: Could we all soon own a drone? - BBC News

Sky high thinking: Could we all soon own a drone? - BBC News | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
BBC News
Sky high thinking: Could we all soon own a drone?
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This source is fairly similar to the source on drones taking to the skies by Nat Geo. However, this source focuses more on the civilian population, meaning each person, each neighbour having a drone as a toy. Again, I have to restate what I said about the Nat Geo source. Yes I do see humans in the near future owning a drone, so long as the drone is 100% reliable and it can be controlled. I also chose this source because it was taken from BBC News and it poses an interesting point that given everything that humans own in the modern world, from smart phones to elite cars, what difference is owning a little drone going to make?

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‘Roadmaps’ Hold Few Surprises for the Future of Air Navigation

The road to future communications, navigation and surveillance operations will not include any major technology upheavals in user requirements before 2020, according to projected roadmaps presented at ICAO’s Air Navigation Conference in Montreal...
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The main reason for including this source for my bibliography was because it was one of the few where the authors were looking into the distant future of information technology in the field of aviation and what that may hold. Whereas on the other hand, I found a lot of sources where the authors were mainly concerned about the past and present of information technology in aviation, and not really looking into the distant future.

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Equipping a Fleet for Required Navigation Performance

Equipping a Fleet for Required Navigation Performance | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
"RNP", the global benchmark for all future aviation navigation: think about Single European Sky, GPS approaches,etc. http://t.co/piZ4Tb5UzF
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The main reason why I chose to include this source in my bibliography was because it holds quite a lot of information as to what needs to be put into an aircraft for it to communicate with today's RNP software. Also this source gives a lot of insight as to what software requirements have to match RNP standards for it to then be put into an aircraft. So it is for those main reasons that I chose this source and it was very unique in the type of information it had. Also, as a bonus, this source was published at the start of March 2013.

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Esterline CMC Electronics Promotes its Leading Edge Avionics at Heli-Expo 2013 - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and

Esterline CMC Electronics Promotes its Leading Edge Avionics at Heli-Expo 2013 - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and | Aviation Information Technology | Scoop.it
Esterline CMC Electronics Promotes its Leading Edge Avionics at Heli-Expo 2013 The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and Esterline CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) designs and produces leading technology electronics...
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The credentials of this source speak for themselves. This website is the leading resource for news and it shows the latest aviation inventions and updated technology throughout the world. This is mainly why I chose it. In addition, as I hope to be a software developer for aviation systems in the near future, this website shows what developments are taking place all the time. So I can use this source now and in the near future to see what new software I may be able to fully develop and, if not, then just make the existing software that little bit better. This website was updated this year at the start of March, so the accuracy and reliability do not need to be put into question. All in all, I cannot actually see a good enough reason as to why I should not use this information source.

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