Avionics and electrical systems cover a broad discipline of engineering that represents dramatic advances in modern science and technology. Navigation systems that operate on satellite signals, enhanced and synthetic vision that is completely constructed from electrical and infrared sensors, and aircraft performance controlled by digital electronics are examples of the application of this modern technology in aircraft.

With the accelerating rate at which technology is advancing in the field of avionics, tremendous demands are created on the FAA to be certain that these advances are safely incorporated into aircraft and adequately regulated.

Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor – Peter F. Skaves