World ATM Congress Conference Programme 2014 "Delivering the future"
The World ATM Congress Conference provides a unique platform for discussing the future of air traffic management. It brings together the world’s foremost aviation leaders to share insights, views, and expertise on priority issues and challenges facing industry
Tuesday 4 March 2014
World ATM Congress Opening Ceremony – World ATM Congress Exhibit Hall
Official Conference Opening
Session One: Delivering Performance - Meeting the Airlines’ Expectations
The air traffic management (ATM) system is an ecosystem involving airlines, ANSPs, airports, and the airframes. How does that ecosystem work to meet the requirements of the airlines? To deliver performance for airlines, all of these elements have to work together. What do the airlines expect from it? There is no more complex region for this than Europe. This session will hear from the Chief Operating Officers of two major international airlines. ANSPs and the SESAR project will then be asked to respond to the airlines’ challenges.
Lunch Break & World ATM Congress Exhibition
Session Two: Delivering Operational Challenges
Delivery of the many challenges facing the ATM industry will need teamwork and widespread understanding of the issues that we face together. This moderated session will look at three related, complex issues that ANSPs and their partners must address.
The 38th ICAO Assembly in September 2013 ratified several years of work with the formal adoption of the Global Air Navigation Plan and its framework of the Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBUs). Now it is up to the industry to step up to the challenge of how to implement. What does that mean in reality and what needs to be done at regional and national levels to be ready to deliver ASBUs effectively and on time?
Delivering a System for UAVs
What do we need to do to rise to the challenge of the expected mega-growth in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)? How are UAVs going to be used, how are they going to impact the airspace, and what are the ANSPs going to need to do to make them a part of their daily life?
Delivering Service in Natural Disasters and Disruptive Events
Unplanned events – whether natural, such as hurricanes, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions, or man-made disasters such as nuclear emergencies – cause disruption to ANSPs, airlines, and the delivery of ATM services. Equally disruptive can be planned, special events, such as the Olympics and the World Cup. These are wonderful times for the host nation but they need to be planned for properly. All put ATM infrastructure under considerable strain, in front of the entire world. There are huge pressures and requirements on ANSPs to deliver an immediate recovery from a disaster or to be invisible during a special event. The implications go far beyond the local airspace and require large-scale redesign of airspace and operational procedures. Successful ATM at such times will be invisible but significant failures could be spectacular. What can ANSPs learn from recent disasters and events and what are the opportunities to embed much needed and lasting changes?
Reception & World ATM Congress Exhibition
Wednesday 5 March 2014
Guest Speaker: Delivering Solar Impulse
The Solar Impulse project has already inspired the general public around the world as well as those in aviation, technology, environment, and social fields – after successfully crossing America, the next challenge is to fly around the world in 2015. The visible element of the project is the ultra-lightweight revolutionary airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel. The Solar Impulse team has pushed the frontiers of knowledge in materials science, energy management, and the man-machine interface.
But the audacious Solar Impulse project goes way beyond the obvious engineering and operational issues – it is breaking barriers and shifting mindsets. It is an ambassador for the future, challenging conventional thinking to inspire innovation, hope, and action among citizens and policymakers. Specifically, it seeks to mobilise this enthusiasm in favour of technologies that allow decreased dependencies on fossil fuels, development of renewable energies, and reduced fossil fuel energy consumption.
Solar Impulse has already achieved some fantastic successes and has met and bettered all of the challenges it has faced so far. That has included challenges for air traffic management that will be magnified significantly on the forthcoming round the world venture. How does the Solar Impulse team deliver and what can we learn from their inspiring example?
A Conversation: Delivering Efficient Regulation
For better or worse, aviation cannot move away from regulation, or from regulators. In the ATM area, new regulations and rules are going to be vital if new systems and procedures are to be introduced effectively and achieve a step change toward seamless airspace. There is a lot riding on the regulators delivering such transformation. That in turn puts considerable pressure on the industry to be sure that it gets the regulation it needs.
Lunch Break & World ATM Congress Exhibition
Session Three: Delivering Results in Partnership
Delivering safe, efficient, and sustainable ATM is not going to be easy, nor can it be done without the entire aviation value chain working together. That includes airports, suppliers, and the military. It must also include the staff. How do we deliver with our partners? What will it take to make those partnerships into powerful means of working to resolve issues and deliver the transformation that is needed in global ATM?
Session Four: Delivering the future
What can we do now to be ready for the future? To answer that, we need a good view of what the future might look like. For that we will ask some of the deepest thinkers in the industry to share their thoughts on what they believe ATM will look like in 20 years and how it should best be delivered.