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8791840 Systems and methods for an active prompt for timed response controller pilot data link communication (CPDLC) messages  
Systems and methods for providing an active prompt for a timed response are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises a human machine interface that presents controller pilot data link...
8793039 Method and system for plan map vertical situation display  
A flight information system may include a plan vertical situation display. The plan vertical situation display may display a vertical view of a flight path of an aircraft. The plan vertical...
8793037 Legacy waveform implementation in a multi-function antenna  
An antenna having at least a directional mode of operation is mounted onto an aircraft for transmission of avionics waveforms. An orientating module minimizes the power requirements of the antenna...
8793050 Connection of personal terminals to the communication system of a motor vehicle  
A communication system of a motor vehicle is provided. The communication system includes a vehicle operating unit, a vehicle output unit, and an interface computer. The interface computer is...
8793038 Providing preview information to facilitate flight plan selection  
A method and system for providing flight plan (i.e., route) previews is disclosed. A graphical representation of a route is provided on a display for a user to preview prior to committing the route...
8788123 Method of assisted piloting of a rotary wing aircraft having at least one propulsion propeller, an assisted piloting device, and an aircraft  
A device (10) for assisted piloting of an aircraft having a rotary wing with a plurality of second blades (3′) and a propulsion unit with a plurality of first blades (2′). The device includes con...
8788138 Diagnostic methods and systems for an aircraft  
A method is provided for diagnosing an aircraft. The method includes: determining a location of a fault in the aircraft; determining a zone of the aircraft that is associated with the location of...
8788187 Airport taxiway navigation system  
A method and system for providing taxiway navigational information to a crewmember of an airplane taxiing at an airport. An airport taxiway navigation system (“ATNS”) that executes on an onb...
8788119 Unmanned vehicle and system  
An unmanned vehicle is provided. The unmanned vehicle includes a navigation system configured to navigate the unmanned vehicle relative to a beam of energy emitted from a beam source, a power...
8788120 Targeting management  
System and methods for managing targets of a vehicle is provided. In some aspects, a system may include a boundary check module configured to receive boundary information from a flight safety...
8788122 Wing load alleviation methods and apparatus  
Wing load alleviation methods and apparatus are disclosed. An example method includes collecting data related to a condition of an aircraft; and when a condition identifier implemented via a logic...
8788121 Autonomous vehicle and method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles  
A method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles and a vehicle configured to coordinate its path with the path(s) of other vehicles so as to enhance cooperation between the...
8786467 Methods and systems for filtering traffic information for display  
A method and a system for displaying an airport or runway moving map with traffic information on a display screen in the cockpit or flight deck of an aircraft. Symbology representing surface and...
8781649 System and method for displaying in-trail procedure (ITP) opportunities on an aircraft cockpit display  
A system and method is provided for displaying ITP opportunities on an onboard display device of a host aircraft flying at a first flight level. Flight status data of the host aircraft and at least...
8781653 Quiet landing attitude modifier for airplane  
The present invention provides a method of modifying the pitch attitude of an aircraft during landing, comprising: commanding the flaps to move to a landing setting; providing a current value for a...
8781650 Aircraft navigation system  
A method and apparatus for assisting in management of unmanned aerial vehicles. Planned routes are identified for the unmanned aerial vehicles. The planned routes are displayed on a map. A set of...
8781651 Systems and methods providing a fuel-efficient RTA implementation with uncertain winds  
Flight management systems and control methods for meeting a required time of arrival (RTA) with reduced fuel burn. The method can account for probabilistic wind forecast uncertainty in RTA...
8779946 Emulation of aircraft advisory panels  
The present disclosure is directed to a method for updating a system for providing a centralized status indication of an aircraft. The system includes a plurality of indicators, and the method...
8781654 Method and device for aiding the approach of an aircraft during an approach phase for the purpose of landing  
The device includes elements of a processing unit which determine a limit trajectory representing a flight trajectory which is compatible with the aircraft performance during the approach and which...
8773330 Method and apparatus for a virtual mission control station  
A method and apparatus for performing a mission. Information for a mission is received at a control station. The control station comprises a display system, a motion capture system, a number of...
8774984 Valuation and simulation of required navigation performance  
A method for illustrating potential benefits resulting from revised navigation procedures to a customer is described. The method includes preparing a model for a revised navigation procedure,...
8773299 System and method for actively determining obstacles  
An exemplary embodiment relates to an aircraft system for detecting wires. The system includes a processor configured to actively sense a presence of a first object and a second object. The...
8774986 Method, system, and apparatus for takeoff rotation guidance  
The present invention is directed to providing takeoff rotation guidance. A takeoff rotation guidance indicator, including an aircraft reference symbol and a guidance cue, is displayed on a HUD...
8774985 Systems and methods for generating a command trajectory  
A system for use in generating a command trajectory for an aircraft is provided. The system includes a natural frequency determining module configured to determine a closure rate of the aircraft to...
8769387 System for configuring modular telemetry transponders  
A system for configuring telemetry transponder cards uses a database of error checking protocol data structures, each containing data to implement at least one CCSDS protocol algorithm. Using a...
8768540 Integrated avionics system  
There is provided an avionics system that provides several avionics functions within a single LRU. In one embodiment, the system comprises a software-configurable RF assembly, one or more processor...
8768608 Method, device and computer program product for monitoring loading and unloading procedures in the cargo holds of an aircraft  
A method for monitoring loading and unloading procedures in the cargo holds of an aircraft, in which method the actual states that are present in each cargo hold are acquired. Furthermore, the...
8768556 Protection envelope switching  
An apparatus defines a protection envelope in an aircraft, including a processor and at least one sensor, each sensor being coupled with the processor, the processor executing at least one neural...
8768541 Device for interaction with a display system, in particular for an avionics display system  
A display system in a flight deck includes at least one screen adapted for displaying several different applications and at least one cursor associated with the applications, an interaction device...
8768607 Managing fuel in aircraft  
A method and apparatus for managing aircraft. Data about components for the aircraft is identified. Fuel efficiency of the aircraft is identified using the data about the components for the...
8761968 System and method for multiple aircraft lifting a common payload  
A system and method are provided for controlling a plurality of aircraft to lift a common payload. The system comprises of multiple aircraft tethered to a common payload, where the group of...
8761966 Trajectory tracking flight controller  
A six degree-of-freedom trajectory linearization controller (TLC) architecture (30) for a fixed-wing aircraft (46) is set forth. The TLC architecture (30) calculates nominal force and moment...
8762990 Virtual machines for aircraft network data processing systems  
A method and apparatus are provided for operating a network data processing system on an aircraft. A number of operations are performed in a virtual machine on the aircraft. The virtual machine...
8761971 Auto-flight system pilot interface  
An aircraft system comprising a display system, a graphical user interface, a first grouping of the controls in the graphical user interface, and a second grouping of the controls in the graphical...
8761967 Automatic configuration control of a device  
Methods, systems, and devices for determining system/device configuration and setting a mode of operation based on the determined configuration. An air vehicle processor: (a) receives a component...
8762024 Automatic managing system of engine control modes of a multi-engine aircraft  
A system for automatically managing engine control modes of a multi-engine aircraft is disclosed. The system (1) can comprise means (5, 7, 8, 9, 10) for automatically switching all the controlling...
8761965 Automatic control of an aircraft in the event of flight crew incapacity  
A method for automatic control of an aircraft in event of flight crew incapacity may include determining any incapacity of the flight crew. The method may also include providing a message requiring...
8761964 Computing device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle in flight space  
In a method for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a flight space using a computing device, a 3D sample database is created and store in a storage device of the computing device. The...
8755956 Method and device for detecting the jamming of an aircraft control surface  
The detection device includes, but is not limited to a device that is configured to determine a control error corresponding to the difference between a first control instruction and a control...
8755954 System and method for generating alert signals in a terrain awareness and warning system of an aircraft using a forward-looking radar system  
A system and methods for generating alerts in a terrain awareness and warning system (“TAWS”) in an aircraft, using data acquired from a forward-looking radar The system comprises a for...
8755952 Automatic presentation of a “when can we . . . ” message composition screen responsive to a negative response message  
A system to reduce head-down time for a flight crew member is provided. The system includes a functional module that includes a set of screens used to receive and send controller pilot data link...
8755953 Aircraft information management system  
A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems...
8751067 Electronic flight bag system and method  
An electronic flight bag (EFB) system for use on a mobile platform, for example, a commercial or military aircraft. The EFB system includes first and second independent processors that run first...
8751068 Aircraft task management system  
A method and apparatus for managing tasks in an aircraft. A current state of the aircraft is identified. A group of tasks is identified using a task database and the current state of the aircraft....
8751070 Method and system for piloting an aircraft  
Disclosed is a method and system for aiding the piloting of an aircraft to climb to a safety altitude situated above an existing low-height flight trajectory comprised of a lateral trajectory and a...
8751069 Dynamically reconfigurable electrical interface  
A dynamically reconfigurable electrical interface is disclosed that can be used in various applications, including avionics communications. In one embodiment, a first switch receives an input...
8751241 Method and system for enabling a device function of a vehicle  
The current invention provides a method and system for enabling a device function of a vehicle. A speech input stream is received at a telematics unit. A speech input context is determined for the...
8744738 Aircraft traffic separation system  
A method and apparatus for managing separation between vehicles. A closest point of approach between a first vehicle traveling along a first path and a second vehicle traveling along a second path...
8744648 Integrated framework for vehicle operator assistance based on a trajectory prediction and threat assessment  
Various types and levels of operator assistance are performed within a unified, configurable framework. A model of the device with a model of the environment and the current state of the device and...
8742973 System and method of determining increased turbulence susceptibility with elapsed flight time  
An aircraft based radar system is provided. The radar system includes processing electronics configured to estimate a vertical loading on the aircraft using radar return data and a time value.