NAVAIDS Monitoring Equipment (NME)
Corrie Conrad is the Article 114 Representative for NME
Background: Two different consolidated control and monitoring systems are currently operating in the National Airspace System (NAS) – the Integrated Control and Monitoring System (ICMS) and the Universal Interlock Controller (UIC) (also referred to as the FA-30000). These systems allow ATC to monitor and control predefined sets of navigational aids and airport visual aids from one or more displays. Instrument landing systems (ILS), runway visual range (RVR), runway end identifier lights (REIL), precision approach path indicator (PAPI), and other airport navigational and visual aids are monitored and controlled by the control and monitoring systems.
The NME addresses shortfalls related to technological differences in system functionality, the existence of multiple software versions, and performance issues partially related to aging equipment by upgrading the current FA-30000 Version 3 and deploying to all UIC and ICMS sites, which is a total of 32 sites.
Beginning February 24, 2021 weekly 1-hour telecons will be conducted to discuss NME course curriculum.