|9.15 – 10.30
||Session Three: Creating Space for New Users
Drones, remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), balloons, and commercial space vehicles are some of the multiple new users that are creating additional challenges to airspace management – from below, within, above, passing through and even undeliberate re-entries. They cannot be ignored or banned so the ATM industry needs to understand the unique opportunities and challenges that these users of rapidly developing new technology will bring. The opportunities and challenges will be in both currently controlled airspace and from many small vehicles in Class G uncontrolled airspace.
What are the inevitable new requirements and new approaches/technologies from these new uses of airspace? How are we going to embrace change yet bring order into what might otherwise be chaos? How will current responsibilities and processes have to change? What should be the respective roles of regulators and airspace management?
Marc Viggiano, President Emeritus, Saab Sensis Corporation, and CEO and Founder, Niteopark LLC
Sean Cassidy, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Amazon Prime Air
Parimal Kopardekar, Manager, Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project and Principal Investigator, Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM), NASA Ames Research Center
Luc Tytgat, Strategy & Safety Management Director, EASA
Iacopo Prissinotti, Head of International Strategies, ENAV
Elizabeth "Lynn" Ray, Vice President, Mission Support Services, FAA
|11.00 – 12.15
||Session Four: Implementation: Where We Think We Will Be
The future is notoriously hard to predict and forecasters are never held to account, which is why long-term visions are so popular. What is much more difficult is to predict accurately where we will be in the immediate future, say five years. Yet that is the right timeframe for the ATM industry to be looking as this will be the critical period for implementation of significant technologies from SESAR and NextGen in particular but also from new entrants. So, what will be the status of implementation five years from now?
How closely aligned are the expectations of the major deployment programmes, the ANSPs and the suppliers for the next five years. How will that differ by regions or by maturity of individual ANSPs? What else should we be worrying about and trying to fix now? And what exactly does that mean in terms of expectations and challenges beyond the five year period?
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association
Massimo Garbini, Managing Director, SESAR Deployment Manager
Edward L. Bolton Jr., Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration
Kevin Shum, Director General, CAAS (Singapore)
Todd Donovan, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Thales ATM
Neil Planzer, Vice President, Airspace Solutions - ATM, Boeing