|10.10 – 10.30
Title: Remote Tower Control by DFS
Abstract: Starting with its planning phase in 2011, the idea of remote-controlled air traffic services has become reality. Karoline Trull will reveal what is behind the DFS concept, main drivers and the history of operations-based validations, used to find the best configuration. The presentation of basic und supplementary features will give an impression of the results, which will lead to the next level of air traffic control.
Karoline Trull, Supervisor Operations Leipzig (EDDP), Sub-project Lead Remote Tower Control, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
|10.40 – 11.00
Title: Data: the New Fuel of the Aviation Industry
Abstract: Abstract: For the past few years, emerging technologies have been disrupting the ATM industry, bringing modern capabilities to outdated operations and systems. This is particularly true for information management within ANSPs, who are being held back from these new technologies due to outdated practices. With dated system engineering practices, data management silos, the slow rate of system change and the ever increasing cost of system development, these organisations are working towards implementing cost-effective solutions and systems to modernise their operations. What does this future look like? What are the ways in which to drive costs down, open up the supply chain and truly keep up with the pace of change needed to meet demand? This talk will discuss these issues, as well as current trends in information management not just in the Aviation industry but wider afield and why the industry must open up to new types of businesses bringing fresh ideas and ways of working
Ian Painter, CEO, Snowflake Software
|11.10 – 11.50
Title: Human Factors Integration in Safety Assessment
Abstract: Most means of transportation keep the human element as an essential role in their operation. Still, in many sectors, the human factor has not been fully addressed or, at least, not in real coordination with safety assessment.
Ineco has developed a simple and practical methodology to integrate the human factor into the risk analysis and mitigation process. It has been developed by a team of safety practitioners from Ineco ATM and railroad areas, with support from universities and research in different human performance knowledge fields, e.g. the nuclear industry. The aim is to make it applicable to any sector, with the final objective of minimising human error and optimising the human contribution to system safety.
Speaker: Miguel Capote, Ineco
| 12.10 – 12.30
||Title: 1030/1090 Monitoring System
Abstract: Availability and security of 1030/1090 MHz band is the crucial condition for the air traffic safety. Unregulated use or misuse of these frequencies could finally result in degraded performance of surveillance systems. To support the prevention from such critical situation, T-CZ has developed a new product – "1030/1090 MHz Monitoring System", which is presented to ATM community.
Frantisek Remta, T-CZ, a.s.
|13.00 – 14.00
Title: Safety Certification for Global Air Traffic Surveillance: EASA and Aireon’s Collaboration for Safety Approval of Space-Based ADS-B
Abstract: Aireon's commitment to creating even safer skies is a core component of our founding mission. As part of that commitment, Aireon is working in collaboration with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), to obtain organizational safety approval. While this designation is normally reserved for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), EASA certification of Aireon's global, real-time air traffic surveillance system can benefit European ANSPs, regulators and non-European ANSPs alike, through a rigorous expert review and validation.
EASA and Aireon invite you to join us for a joint presentation on how space-based ADS-B will be enhanced by EASA certification and how it is helping to make the service a truly game-changing technology.
Vincent Capezzuto, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering, Aireon
Nathalie Dejace, Head of ATM/ANS and Aerodromes Department, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
|14.10 – 14.30
Title: Multimodal Transport Safety Control for Autonomous Mobility Solutions
Christian Arbinger, Head of Navigation Services Department at DLR GfR mbH
|14.40 – 15.00
Title: New Training Needs in the ATC’s Liberalization Process
Abstract: In an increasingly interconnected continent and world, air traffic control (ATC) is of supreme importance to citizens' everyday lives. Displacement of freight and passengers by air is increasing year after year, forcing exponential expansion and improvement in ATC systems. Fortunately, technology is coming to the aid of these growing demands: digitalisation of tools, advances in remote management capabilities and the introduction of artificial intelligence suggest that ATC systems will radically transform many of the existing procedures, rendering them radically more efficient. However, this system transformation and upgrade effort has one unavoidable consequence: the need for new talent. In Spain, the talent challenge is exacerbated by the generational succession that is affecting the public sector ATC professionals. This is causing market tightness: there is more demand for air traffic controllers than the current system is capable of producing.
As a result of this dual challenge (more and better training), FerroNATS is launching its own air traffic controller training academy. SkyWAY aspires to attract Spain's most talented youths and respond to the Spanish market's new training needs and demands.
Speaker: Rogelio Pérez Liñán, Director, Skyway
|15.10 – 15.30
Title: Beyond the Virtual Centre concept, a Digital Transformation of ATM in the Cloud
Abstract: A virtual centre “is a group of air traffic services units (under the responsibility of one or several service providers) operating from different locations. These units use fully standardised methods of operation, information, procedures, technical means and equipment”.
In the recent years, a set of activities were launched to progress from the legacy of ATM that resulted in today’s highly fragmented, country based, system-based and location-based operations.
The combining notions of “virtual centre” and “common services” aims to contribute to this goal, encouraging the harmonisation on the provision of common air navigation services on the basis of virtualisation, service orientation and innovative technologies part of the IT domain. In this respect, virtualisation, cloud, services are part of a more coherent “digital transformation” for the whole ATM.
The main benefit of the approach is to deliver enhanced cost effectiveness to both the providing and consuming organisations. The providing organisations would benefit from economy of scale, while the consumers would not need to maintain and update their own proprietary solutions.
ENAV is leading various initiatives in this context, developing ATC-as-a-service projects and moving fast forward to a digitalisation journey that is rapidly transforming its business.
Speaker: Luigi Mazzucchelli, ENAV Technical Department Head ATM Systems Platforms, ENAV
|15.40 – 16.00
Title: The ATM Policy Institute: Driving the Debate on ATM Liberalisation
Abstract: The ATM Policy Institute has been created to lead the debate on how to improve the efficiency and performance of ATM through market liberalisation. It provides research on ATM policy issues, and communicates the benefits of enabling ANSPs to compete with each for the provision of ATM services. Join us at 3.40pm on Tuesday 6th Match on the Aireon Spotlight Stage. Chair of the Institute, David McMillan, will be providing an update on the activities of the Institute since its launch in March 2017 and outlining its priorities for 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.
Speaker: David McMillan, Chair of Institute
|16.10 – 16.30
Title: Buying and Selling in a Changing ATM landscape – the Myths Dispelled
Abstract: Acquisition excellence is important for any organisation that wants to achieve the most from its procurement budget and supply chain relationships. And in order to maximise purchasing power in the ever-changing ATM environment, a tailored, focused and flexible approach to acquisition needs to be embraced by the industry.
CANSO, the global voice of ATM worldwide, brings together industry experts and practitioners to develop guidance material for the industry, by the industry. Its latest publication, the CANSO Acquisition Excellence Manual breaks down the walls to often complex and time-consuming processes and procedures, and provides insight and guidance on acquisition best practice from both sides of the table. Find out more about how your organisation can save time and resources and become a better industry partner.
Kelly Ann Hicks, Assistant Vice President, Contracting, Logistics & Fleet, NAV CANADA
Simon Hocquard, Chief Operating Officer, CANSO
Chris Metts, formerly of FAA
Adrian Miller, Head of Supply Chain Collaborations, NATS
Danny Milligan, Managing Director, Northrop Grumman
|16.40 – 17.00
Title: Maximise Your Efficiency with Total Lightning Visibility
Speaker: Daniel Betz, Ubimet
|17.10 – 17.30
Title: ELVIRA: A Safety Management Tool for Safer ANSP Operations
Abstract: In order to face safely the fast Air Traffic growth, the Civil aviation Stakeholders are pushed by the new ICAO Annex 19 to keep improving and consolidating their Safety Management Provisions and approach (State Safety Plan, Safety Management System...).
DSNA Services - the consultancy office of the French Civil Aviation- will present why and how the French ANSP (leader in Europe) uses the Elvira tool to improve the Safety of its 3 million annual flights. Discover the benefits and the different applications (detection and analysis of safety occurrences, safety assessment of new trajectories, real-traffic playback...) of this tool designed by DSNA and used by more than 280 users worldwide.
Speaker: Severine Charmant and Elodie De Cazenovee, DSNA Services
|17.40 – 18.00
Title: Added Value of IA Techniques as AMAS in Traffic Simulations and Predictions
Abstract: Traffic simulators have become key in the R&D over the past few years with the major effort put on R&D, fostered by the Single European Sky ATM Research Program.
They will be even more critical over the next years when the innovative concepts will have reached implementation and training steps and when classical forecast models will become obsolete, lacking dynamicity and adaptability to concepts like Free Route or new actors like RPAS.
Flexibility and inter-operability will be key to guarantee high degree of realism in a multi-actors environment.
At Sopra Steria, in partnership with IRIT, we are building an original traffic generator called EVAA, based on machine learning and IA technology (AMAS – Adapatative Multi-Agent Systems) to provide smart simulation models, able to adapt to their environment (e.g. weather, new airspace configurations,…), allowing intuitive scenarios modelling with control in real time and able to provide accurate forecasts based on past flown flights.
Benefits: Real time control, enhanced realism, forecast on past flights, inter-operability
Next Step: intelligent conflicts management and avoidance, traffic characterisation to build pre-scenario
EVAA is the result of a thesis (2013-2016) by Sopra Steria and IRIT and another one is on-going by A.DEGAS on conflict avoidance and traffic structure.”
Augustin Defas, Aurelie Abert, Sopra Steria