ACADEMIA WIKI

Build 1

Identify the stakeholders associated with the Academic domain. The list should include both national (U.S.) and global institutions actively engaged in aviation research on subjects such as capacity, safety, and developing models for business cases to support modernization. It may also include stakeholders that have an interest in research and/or research capability, including associations and accrediting bodies supporting aviation education. Identify current pedagogies appropriately used to train and educate aviation professionals. Provide some background on different career fields available to college and high school graduates. Cite two or more examples of approaches to aviation education/training used at non-U.S. facilities/institutions, and provide background on their approaches, methodologies, and costs. Europe (Delft), Australasia, and Asia (e.g., India, Korea, and China) are good choices to investigate. Identify which in your opinion are the five most important issues facing (what is coming next?) today’s aviation scholars, and whether they are related to education or are research conundrums.

Build 2

Use this opportunity to identify emerging trends for the next five years in the domain of Academia; for example, where will the focus be in research, and who will provide the needed leadership? In addition, some questions that need to be addressed are will the trend towards an increase in online offerings in aviation continue; will the pedagogy continue to move towards the digital field or will a reversal occur; and will Multi-Crew-Pilot (MPL) training catch on for flight training in the United States? This second build should also address what you expect the domain to look like in the 2030 time frame. For example, will there still be FBOs in the U.S. catering to people interested in learning how to fly on a one-on-one basis? Alternatively, will the cost to the individual force entities such as the airlines to include initial training as part of their hiring process, as is already the case in Europe and many other parts of the world where aviation services are privatized? What are examples of needed research that you expect to see in the 2030 time frame and why will it be needed? How can and will research compliment NAS modernization?

U.S. GOVERNMENT WIKI

Build 1

First, identify the current stakeholders who should include those in the federal arena, the states, and local entities that have roles in governing aviation. Also, identify organizations that support these governing bodies, such as NASAO. This will provide you with a framework for tackling current issues. Federal agencies should also include those involved with the JPDO and the NAS modernization agenda. Be sure to cover the TSA and the Department of Commerce, but do not cover the Department of Defense in the wiki. Identify which, in your opinions, are the five most important issues that today’s government professionals are facing with regard to NAS modernization. Examples might include the federal workforce, policy issues, certification process, and security/safety challenges at the airport. Be sure to cover the growing issue of overall system safety.

Build 2

This is an opportunity to develop a case for whether you believe NAS modernization (NextGen) will be able to demonstrate significant advances over the next five years. You should identify government's role in this enterprise to include federal, state, and local authorities. What are the top five priorities for the federal sector in the next five years? What are the top issues facing local airport authorities? Often proposed but never realized, will ATC be privatized in the United States as it has been in much of the rest of the world? In looking further ahead to 2030, will the forecasts generated to justify NextGen be realized, and will government be able to pay its fair share or will the realities of economic downturns slow the pace of modernization to a crawl? How must the federal workforce change to attract the skill sets needed to continue to provide desirable levels of safety? These are a few of the questions to address and comment on in the second build for this domain.

U.S. INDUSTRY WIKI

Build 1

For the purposes of this domain, focus on the U.S. industry only. In this build, identify who the major stakeholders are for the commercial/business/general aviation industry including original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), major airlines, regional airlines, trade groups, and trade associations. There are numerous issues facing the industrial community. Address two or more issues for each stakeholder that you identified. Issues might include how to address modernization, workforce concerns, the balance between business and commercial aviation, costs associated with modernization, adapting and adopting new technologies for existing aircraft, and the impact of unions. Another issue currently facing the U.S. aviation industry is its leadership role for the global aviation community as modernization takes place. These are just a few of the critical concerns that must be addressed by the aviation community’s leaders. Comment on these and any others you identified in the wiki.

Build 2

There are a number of technologies emerging over the next five years that will have a long-term impact on NextGen modernization efforts. This second build is to be focused on emerging trends and forecasting what the industry might look like in 2030. In terms of the next five years the roll out of ADS-B, harmonizing standards for In and Out services will be critical in order to maximize the potential benefit of this one technology and encouraging users to adopt. Other opportunities include SWIM and E-RAM which provide the architecture for future communication systems. How will industry groups address these issues; will “Big Iron” accommodate or seek to “squeeze out” business and general aviation? Will first come-first served remain the rule, or will "best equipped" "first served" become the norm? In terms of manufacturing, will aluminum, the staple for OEMs, lose out to composites? By the 2030 time frame how far will consolidation have reached amongst the airlines--both mainline and regional? With the anticipated growth in traffic, for companies such as Boeing that have received record orders and set high manufacturing rates, will they be able to secure the supplier base and be able to reach their production targets? Will supersonic transportation be available as some have suggested perhaps for the business executive, certainly Gulfstream and others are exploring the opportunity? These are but a few of the questions to be explored and addressed.

GLOBAL WIKI

Build 1

For the purposes of this domain, address the realities of the global community, and include international organizations such as IATA and ICAO, international manufacturers such as Airbus and Embraer, and regional issues in Asia, Australasia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and South America. Current issues include items such as harmonization of technologies, technologies, and procedures. Political issues surrounding airspace abound, so must be addressed by agreements between international communities. Currently one hot topic is the issue of the environment and carbon offsets and therefore the implications for international carriers flying into Europe. Another critical issue is finding harmonization amongst all parties with regard to technology choices for modernization of the Global Air Space system.

Build 2

Europe is facing an extreme challenge with regard to developing a “one sky” policy because of all of the small independent states on the continent and their claims to airspace sovereignty. Both China and India have quickly expanding aviation transportation needs, and to meet those needs are developing their own manufacturing capability. The Chinese OEM, COMAC, has an aggressive schedule to market their single-aisle jetliner not only nationally but also internationally, will their marketing continue to expand or will it collapse if they do not make their manufacturing milestones? These are all interesting questions based on only a few of the issues that must be addressed in the near future. In looking towards the long-term, what will the role of entities such as ICAO and IATA be in the 2030 time frame? Will they take a more assertive role and become enforcement agencies? Embraer has entered the single-aisle jetliner market where they continue to expand their manufacturing capability. As they continue to grow, will they enter the wide-body market for aircraft by the 2030 time frame? Will the international airlines with international alliances become truly global entities with no national borders? Will Airbus be the dominant commercial aircraft maker? All of these issues are pertinent to the 2030 time period and should be addressed in Build 2.
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