Remote Maintenance for Flight Inspection Mission
Sérgio Marcos da Rocha Corrêa, Department of Airspace Control, Brazil
Location: Regency Ballroom
Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 18, 9:00 a.m.
Brazil has a territory larger than 8.5 million Km² with more than 900 aeronautical NAVAIDS. The Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) - Brazilian Airspace Authority has searched for innovation that ensures the high safety level and reduces operational costs. Essential to the necessary improvements are the Flight Inspection Special Group (GEIV), who are a part of DECEA, and responsible for flight inspection activities of NAVAIDS and air navigation procedures in Brazil. GEIV is developing a flight inspection method by remote maintenance. With appropriate software and installed data/communication networks, it is possible to keep the maintenance personnel operating the NAVAIDS configuration hundreds of kilometers from the site. This method will reduce the response time for maintenance actions in case of NAVAIDS failures and out of tolerance conditions, as well as high costs expended with staff displacement to sites that do not have permanent maintenance personnel, and promote the concentration of qualified technicians.