|10.15 – 10.35
Title: Navigating CPDLC Mandate for ANSPs: Status and the Road to Completion
Abstract: Provides an essential roadmap for ANSPs to meet the CPDLC Mandate by February 2018. This presentation will summarise the current status of the European CPDLC Mandate, outline the different systems required to meet the Mandate and highlight future technology considerations.
Speaker: Santi Ibarz, Airtel ATN
|10.45 – 11.05
Title: Cybersecurity: The Key Enabler for Digital ATM
Abstract: The digital transformation of ATM systems is under way at full speed. IP-based systems dominate the market, thanks to their numerous advantages. However, IP-based systems are more susceptible to cyber attacks, be they conducted remotely or via USB stick, than legacy equipment. In the presentation, we will examine a typical ATM system, look at potential cyber attack vectors and present robust defense mechanisms using cryptography, protocol classification and application firewalls.
Speaker: Peter Rost, Director Marketing, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH
|11.15 – 11.35
Title: NEWSIMWeb – The Next Generation of Simulation
Abstract: DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung has developed a new, highly advanced cloud-based air traffic control simulator. The Very Advanced Radar Simulation System enables mobile use via the internet all over the world. It has the potential to revolutionise not only air traffic control training, but also to enable new possibilities for research simulations and procedures.
Speaker: Christian Manus, Product Management Enroute Simulators, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
|12.00 – 12.40
Title: ANSP Collaboration: Benefits of Cross-Border ATM Systems Harmonization
Abstract: It is a known fact that one of the biggest constraints ANSPs face, when trying to increase flight safety and efficiency, are the problems derived from crossing different FIR boundaries. This is mainly caused by the existing disparities between different ANSPs in separations standards, procedures in filling and submitting flight plans, ATFM measures, air to ground and ground to ground communication capabilities, incompatibilities between adjacent ATM automation platforms and airspace structures.
In order to try to overcome these problems it is key for ANSPs to collaborate with neighbouring partners and other stakeholders, specially at a regional level, to identify where non-compatible ATM platforms exist, enhance existing cross boundary interfaces and support interoperability and complementary implementations of the different functionalities derived from the ICAO ASBU modules. Homogenization of the different ATM platforms at a regional level through ANSP collaboration has proved to drive not only big operational benefits in terms of flight efficiency or safety increase but also a reduction of costs for each of the partners in the implementation, upgrade and maintenance of the different ATM platforms within the same region.
Speaker: Gonzalo Martín, NATS-iTEC Programme - ATM Strategic Development Manager, Indra
|13.00 – 13.40
Title: UTM & Drone Missions into Very Low Level Airspace: When the Future is Now
Abstract: The fast growing RPAS/UAS market already requires infrastructure and systems to enable new operations while still maintaining safety and security. The foreseen high drone density, in particular in urban areas, pushes the community to progress quickly to not jeopardize this considerable jobs growth opportunity.
This panel will progress the theoretical concepts and perspectives on drone oversight presented in the preceding WAC Conference Session Four – “Airspace and UTM: Driving the Future or Left Behind?” by presenting short term solutions and providing insight into future needs and required capabilities. Industry stakeholders and drone operators will, in particular, discuss airspace organization and drone identification/localization capabilities.
Speaker: Olivier Rea - Unmanned Traffic Management Solution Manager, Air Traffic Management, Thales
|14.10 – 14.50
Title: Aeronautical Information Management
Speaker: George Parobek CEO, LAIC AG
|15.10 – 15.30
Title: On the Horizon: Fully Digital Tower System Integration
Abstract: The Digital Tower involves the integration of all ATM systems. The consolidation of this complex data creates a seamless environment where flight data from multiple sources and sensors is shared and updated automatically to deliver an optimal user experience. Through recent examples of successful live trials at European airports, Searidge will demonstrate the benefits of integrating multiple surveillance sources to provide Controllers with relevant, timely information to enhance safety and efficiency.
Speaker: Neil Bowles, Head of Air Traffic Management, Searidge Technologies
|15:40 - 16.00
Title: ATM Managerial Development Training - The Career Challenge
Abstract: Most air navigation service providers have similar issues regarding the ways to promote career development for their senior ATCOs & ATSEPs. These highly experienced experts represent a real potential when dealing with more demanding professional tasks. The ATM Managerial Development Training programme aims to provide senior ATCOs and senior ATSEPs relevant training that will enable them to undertake intermediate managerial responsibilities within the ANSP. The programme will give the participants the opportunity to build up and enhance their managerial skills and prepare them to face the coming challenges in the ATM field, while ensuring safe and efficient operations.
Speaker: Petr Stiborek, Czech Air Navigation Institute
|16.10 – 16.30
Title: The Aviation API Economy - More Than SWIM and Waterfall
Abstract: Lessons from the SWIM Masterclass, XMAN and recent launch of the IHS Jane’s 2016 award winning Laminar Data platform in March 2016, bringing operational SWIM to a wider market. What is the Aviation API Economy and what is the role of SWIM alongside other ubiquitous web standards and ways of working? When a slow moving industry meets internet speed ideas - what are the challenges and opportunities? How can the latent value within operational data be applied to new use cases? This talk relays some lessons on real world APIs, customer feedback, Agile vs Waterfall, SWIM vs non-SWIM, and Cloud vs Edge.
Speaker: Alex Brooker, Product and Services Director, Snowflake Software
|16.40 – 17.20
Title: ATM Networking: The Difference Between 99.9 and 99.999
Abstract: Internet protocol-based networking can be complicated. Achieving 99.999% availability with an IP network for ATM operations takes diligence, experience, the correct technology, and hand-tailored solutions utilizing that correct technology. Without a level of reliability, outages can occur, causing severe safety conditions with air-to-ground communications. Air-to-ground communications disruptions, in the best cases, controllers can invoke safety protocol increased separation, which causes delays. In the worst case, disaster situations can occur without real-time ever present communications between the pilots and controllers.
Join Harris Corporation for an educational, in-depth discussion surrounding how to navigate air traffic networking and what capabilities can best benefit the end-users. During the discussion, interact and learn more about:
· The complexities of IP networks-based solutions
· Impacts of IP networking for Air Navigation Service Providers, and
· How to achieve high-level, mission critical availability for safer operations
Speaker: Harris Corporation
|17.30 – 17.50
Title: Manage Your Training and Competences with Avia Tracker
Abstract: Avia Tracker allows ANS providers and training organizations to plan, manage, and monitor training and competences throughout the full career. Avia Tracker is a tool that helps management save time and money by automating and digitalizing documentation and reporting processes.
Speakers: Pasi Nikama and Antti Ruhanen, Finavia Corporation