We are very happy to announce that the ICNS executive committee has chosen Roy Oishi as this year’s 2022 winner for the ICNS Champion Award.
The ICNS Champion Award was established with a primary goal to recognize individuals with significant contribution to CNS either as whole or in one or more of its components.
Roy Oishi retired as an ARINC Fellow in 2010 after 20 years working in air-ground voice and data communications. He has more than 30 years’ experience in software related to the automatic testing of avionics equipment. He served as chairman and then executive secretary of the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) developing aviation standards in support of member airlines in avionics design and development.
As technical director of the ARINC Industry Activities Division he supported the airline technical committees including aircraft networking and security, software interfaces for navigation and airport mapping databases, data loading of avionics systems, cabin electronics, and other areas. He supported the vice president for aviation services in air-ground data communications systems for airline and air traffic control purposes. In that role, Mr. Oishi served as advisor to the U.S. representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Operational Data Link Panel and served on RTCA task forces on data communications and use of GPS as well as special committees on data link services and message hazard mitigation.
He is an associate fellow of AIAA, having served on the Digital Avionics Technical Committee and ICNS Executive Committee and is a Life Senior Member of IEEE, having served on the IEEE Standards Board.