World ATM Congress 2019
The FABEC OPS Theatre Agenda
Last agenda update - 15 February

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

10.30 – 11.25 SESAR  Title: 

Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Implementation Plan

    Introduction and Scene Setting Speaker: Christian Pradera, STO Planning Manager at SESAR Deployment Manager

    ADS-B Implementation Plan - Overview Speaker: Jan Stibor, ADS-B Programme Manager at SESAR Deployment Manager

    Air and Ground Implementation - Next Steps Speaker: Christos Rekkas, EUROCONTROL


Spectrum Congestion & ADS-B

Speaker: Sven Rensmeyer, European Defence Agency

    European Defence Agency & ADS-B Speaker: Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Head of Strategy, Technical and Operations at SESAR Deployment Manager
    Closing remarks  
11.40 – 12.45 SESAR 

Title: SESAR is Delivering!

Introduction: Nicolas Warinsko, General Manager SESAR Deployment Manager

Abstract: Delivering benefits for European passengers Experts from the SESAR Deployment Manager
13.00 – 14.30 FABEC/InterFAB

Title: InterFAB Panel: Fragmentation or Subsidiarity? A Question that No-One is Asking 


Abstract: A core assumption of the Single European Sky (SES) programme is that Europe’s air traffic management (ATM) system is fragmented. But it is unclear what this really means. What is the difference between a “fragmented” and “un-fragmented” ATM system and what impact does fragmentation really have on operations and performance? There is no clear view as to the optimum design of a European ATM system – which decisions should be taken at a local or regional level and which decisions should be taken centrally. Could there be performance benefits to giving local actors more, rather than less, responsibility for managing air traffic operations in their immediate vicinity? The panel aims to initiate a discussion on the question of how fragmentation within the aviation value chain impacts ATM operational performance. Starting with operational aspects, panellists will widen the scope of debate to related areas such as system infrastructure/technology, governance and institutional responsibilities etc. Views will be exchanged on the fragmentation of the aviation chain and its impact on the passenger experience.
14.35 – 14.55 NATS

Title: 7 Key Lessons from Increasing Capacity at Heathrow 

Speaker: Jonny White, NATS

Abstract: Heathrow is capacity constrained, serving over 80 airline customers with nearly 475,000 movements in 2017 from two runways. In this session we will explore the 7 key lessons that Heathrow learnt when it wanted to increase capacity and what questions you should be asking to achieve the same. Through a strategic partnership with Heathrow, NATS has delivered new capacity using innovation to help the airport work to plan, reduce vulnerability to disruption and to delight the 78 million passengers who pass through the airport. You will gain insight from expertise in predictive analytics and operational planning, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
15.00 – 15.50  PECASUS and the Finnish Meteorological Institute Title: New Space Weather Services for Aviation defined in ICAO Annex 3 - What Are They and How Will They Impact ATM and Airlines?  
16.00 – 17.00 Searidge

Title: AI, Co-creation, and the Digital Tower Lab, AI for HIRO airports

Speakers: Alex Sauriol, Searidge Technologies, and Andy Taylor, NATS

Abstract: An overview around the introduction of AI for High Intensity Runway Operations and the what of co-creation means for the next generation of ATC tools.
17.10 – 18.00 NATS

Title: The UK Network - Planning for Summer 2019

Speaker: Wendy Howard Allen, NATS


Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 

 10.10 – 11.10 ESSP

Session: EGNOS & Galileo Services for Aviation: Status and Opportunities 

Abstract: Since the beginning, EGNOS has provided a number of benefits to aviation, including improved safety of the operations and the possibility of providing LPV (3D precision app) to all runway ends without infrastruc­ture requirements. The level of performance is such that additional benefits are now being recognized through ADS-B and Per­formance Based Navigation, with bet­ter availability, accuracy, and alert levels. EGNOS enables a wide range of navigation applications, including LPV to IFR and VFR airports, LNAV/VNAV or RNP AR. In the surveillance domain, EGNOS can improve availability of ADS-B applications, enable Hybrid surveillance (based on accurate geometrical altitude) and improve the performance of safety nets such as EGPWS and TAWS. Galileo, the European global satellite navigation constellation, provides great potential and an enabler for additional benefits that build on the aviation applications already proven or developing with EGNOS. It is expected that when Galileo is complete, that deployment will be through the use of dual frequency multi constellation receivers. Galileo augmentations via SBAS (e.g. EGNOS V3), ABAS (e.g. ARAIM) and GBAS (e.g. GAST-F) will support navigation and surveillance applications with stringent requirements. Galileo positioning and the Search and Rescue service also supports Aircraft Distress Tracking. Research is ongoing on beacon remote activation and related operational concept, delivering additional benefits to the aviation community. Attendees to this session will be debriefed on the latest developments of these applications and about the on-going work towards evolving both EGNOS and Galileo systems and services in accordance to detected users’ requirements. In addition, the audience will be consulted on preferred R&D priorities and funding instruments to be put in place in the next years, in preparation of new EU research programs.

Title: Market EGNOS and Galileo for aviation and R&D funding opportunities

Speaker: Carmen Aguilera, Market Development Officer at GSA


Title: 2021 GADSS Autonomous Distress Tracking Mandate: How can airlines use Galileo to Comply?

Speaker: Christian Belleux, General Manager at Orolia


Title: Galileo and EGNOS for drones: when navigation becomes safe.

Speaker: Pere Molina, Advanced Applications Programme Manager at GeoNumerics


Title: New EGNOS users: working together to enable flying IFR in VFR environments

Speaker: José María Lorenzo, Aviation Development Expert at ESSP SAS

 11.15 – 12.30 FABEC/InterFAB

Title: InterFAB Panel: The Capacity Crisis - A Single Sector Cause or Are We Missing Other, Significant Factors?

Speakers: BALTIC FAB, BLUE MED FAB, DANUBE FAB, FABCE, FABEC, the Network Manager and the FAA (TBC)

Abstract: Summer 2018 has been, in terms of air traffic punctuality, a mess. Forecasts from the Network Manager do not trigger any confidence that the situation will improve in the near future. But - accepting that the crisis is real - is it right to focus the discussion just on the performance of the air traffic management sector? Are there not other factors inside and outside the aviation chain that have contributed to the increase in delays? Do we have all the statistical evidence we need to make accurate analyses and conclusions on what meaningful measures will be needed to improve European aviation’s time-keeping? The panel aims to enrich the ongoing discussion on the capacity crisis by looking at the problem in a different way. It will start from the viewpoints of passengers and public as they have appeared in the media over last summer. Based on this, panellists will enhance the scope of the discussion by including non ATM aviation-chain contributory factors along with elements beyond the industry’s control. They will investigate whether we will need more and different data sets before we can deliver effective and holistic industry solutions.
 12.45 – 13.45  Airbus UTM

Title: Safeguarding Our Future Skies: How Real-time Risk Calculations Enable New Operations

Speaker: Peter Sach, Airbus UTM

Abstract: Thanks to years of work to add layers of redundant equipment, extensive training and new decision support tools to our cockpits and air traffic control facilities, our global aviation system is as safe as it’s ever been. But how do we continue to ensure safe operations when it comes to high-throughput, autonomously managed drone operations? Airbus UTM is tackling these problems with research in a variety of areas. By analyzing millions of ADS-B flight tracks and population density patterns from around the world, we’re making new predictive airspace analysis tools to enable autonomous UAS risk assessment. And through thousands of simulations, we’re developing new metrics for characterizing airspace capacity and for understanding UAS failure modes.These advances will allow future UTM systems to dynamically predict and respond to risk factors in our airspace, keeping everything from blood transfusions to air taxis safely separated in our future skies.
 14.00 – 15.00


 15.10 – 15.55 DFS Aviation Services GmbH / Air Navigation Solutions Ltd.

Title: UAV/Drone Management - The Gatwick Airport Event

Speakers: Andreas Pötzsch, DFS Aviation Services GmbH, Paul Diestelkamp, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd.

Abstract: When presented with a situation like Gatwick Airport was, the first aspect taken into consideration was to maintain a safe operation, which in this case required the aerodrome to be declared unavailable for a period of time. During this time, work was carried out extensively but efficiently to assess and mitigate the safest way for operations to resume. After an introduction by Andreas Pötzsch, Paul Diestelkamp will present on the experiences from this work. Focusing on the importance of a comprehensive view on Drone Management and the benefits of incorporating the operational environment, procedures and communications as well as systems rather than a solely technology focused approach.
 16.00 – 16.25  RESERVED    
 16.30 – 18.00  AirMap

Title: Anatomy of the U-space: Tools & Technologies for Drone Enablement

Moderator: Richard Deakin, AirMap Chairman of EMEA,

Panel: Robert Fraefel, skyguide, Andi Lamprecht, AirMap, Barbora Janikova, ANSCR

Abstract: Air traffic management services for unmanned aircraft in Europe is being orchestrated by U-space and a variety of industry experts and leaders. This panel will bring light to the status and outlook of U-space architecture, deployments, and implementation to date. Panelists will share their perspectives and discuss lessons learned and best practices from their current initiatives in the Switzerland, Czech Republic, and France. Join a panel of executive leaders who will break down the current challenges, opportunities, trends, and expectations, as well as recommendations on how to prioritize UTM/U-space services in the coming years. 

Thursday, 14 March, 2019

 10.00 – 10.50  GUTMA

Panel: FIMS – USP

Moderator: Benoit Curdy, Secretary General of GUTMA


Title: FIMS-USP, the terminology; and FIMS-USP in the Network of U-Space demonstrators
Speaker: Marc Kegelaers, Co-owner and CEO at Unifly, and Vice President of GUTMA (+intro)

Title: ANSP integration of UTM in the UK
Speaker: Andy Sage, Account Director (Airlines and Airspace Users) at NATS

Title: Evolving Traffic Management for Manned and Unmanned
Speaker: Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO at ANRA Technologies

Title: UTM Principles promoting safety, privacy, efficiency and fairness
Andrea Shestopalov, UTM Product Manager at AiRXOS (part of GE Aviation)

Title: The ATM/UTM Bridge in Action
Speaker: Rupert Benbrook, Chief Evangelist at Altitude Angel 

 11.00 – 12.00  GUTMA

Panel: Operation Talks

Moderator: Benoit Curdy

Title: Flying a drone in controlled airspace: the challenge
Speaker: Carlos Hernandez Medel, Direction of Business Development and Project Management at everis Aerospace and Defense

Title: Leonardo UTM: an integrated platform for today and tomorrow’s needs
Speaker: Francesco Barbaria, Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Traffic Management Systems Sales Manager at Leonardo

Title: Complex operations using UTM capabilities
Reinaldo Negron, Product Manager at Project Wing @ X (formerly Google X)

Title: Wind lidar data to support UTM operations
Speaker: Tapio Haarlaa, Head of Aviation, Strategy and Business Development at Vaisala

Title: TBC
Speaker: Tim McCarthy, Principal Investigator at U-Flyte

Title: Integrating Unmanned Logistics Missions into Thailand's National Airspace System
Speaker: Michael Currie, CEO at Fling

 12.10 – 13.10   Slot available !   Reserve Today  


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