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Coming to Terms: X-By-Wire

Coming to Terms: X-By-Wire

  • 09 May 2024 03:50 PM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology, expressions or idioms that could be misleading, confusing, unfavorable, erroneous or prejudicial. This installment addresses terminology regarding the burgeoning electrification of power and control systems in aircraft.

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Coming to Terms - UAM Maturity Level 5

Coming to Terms - UAM Maturity Level 5

  • 20 Feb 2024 01:26 AM
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This column addresses vertical flight terminology and proffers descriptions, definitions, or language to clarify and bridge divides.

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Coming to Terms: ConOps

Coming to Terms: ConOps

  • 19 Dec 2023 02:51 AM
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This series addresses vague or conflicting vertical flight terminology and proffers descriptions, definitions, or language to clarify and bridge divides.

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Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

  • 09 Nov 2023 04:53 PM
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Normally this column corrects erroneous use of terminology and proffers definitions to be used as canonical. As the second in an extended series intended to bring clarity, this installment deviates as it highlights common aviation certifications.

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Coming to Terms: Airworthiness Certification

Coming to Terms: Airworthiness Certification

  • 25 Aug 2023 03:43 PM
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This series addresses uses of vertical flight aviation terminology that are unclear or incomplete, and so at risk of being confusing, misleading, unfavorable, erroneous or prejudicial. This installment addresses the misuse of terminology regarding FAA airworthiness certification.

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Coming to Terms: Runway Independence

Coming to Terms: Runway Independence

  • 01 Jul 2023 07:18 PM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that threaten to become routine expressions or idioms — or already are — but are misleading, unfavorable, erroneous or prejudicial. This installment addresses terminology for vertical takeoff and landing capability derived from a fixed-wing perspective.

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Coming to Terms: Research is Not Development (But Development is Sometimes Research)

Coming to Terms: Research is Not Development (But Development is Sometimes Research)

  • 02 May 2023 10:05 AM
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This series addresses terminology that is misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical.

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A Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 3: Reinventing the Wheel

A Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 3: Reinventing the Wheel

  • 24 Feb 2023 09:57 PM
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This series addresses terminology that is misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical.

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Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 2

Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 2

  • 11 Jan 2023 09:06 AM
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This series addresses terminology that are misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical. Here the basic terms of propulsion architectures are discussed.

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Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 1

Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 1

  • 13 Nov 2022 09:33 AM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that are misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical.

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