|10.20 – 10.40
Title: UTM in Action: Unmanned Airspace Management with AirMap
Abstract: In the very near future, millions of drones will fly billions of flights in increasingly crowded skies - and ANSPs will be on the front lines as drones enter the airspace. AirMap provides ANSPs, airports, and air traffic controllers with sophisticated airspace management tools for drones. Used by more than 125 airports, AirMap's Airspace Management Dashboard allows ANSPs to accept digital flight notices; view past and present drone flights; and communicate with drone operators in real time. Drone operators submit encrypted digital flight notices with just a tap, and benefit from the industry's most comprehensive and reliable information about current flight conditions, including alerts of nearby manned traffic and airspace rules, requirements, obstacles, and more. Millions of drones and hundreds of drone manufacturers and developers rely on the AirMap platform to access and share the data they need to fly safely in low-altitude airspace.
Join us to learn more about how AirMap's UTM solutions can enhance situational awareness and make the skies safer for all.
Speakers: Kevin Hightower, AirMap
|10.50 – 11.10
Title: SWIM Architectures for the Web
Abstract: Beginning as a new ATM information management paradigm 10 years ago, SWIM is now an operational reality on a global scale. Together with next-generation data exchange standards like AIXM, WXXM and FIXM, it has become a core part of modern ATM systems. At the same time, web applications have become increasingly popular over the past decade. This is not surprising given the easy access, zero-installation costs and transparent updates of web-based applications that appeal to many users. With web applications becoming an integral part mission critical ATM solutions, we look at SWIM architectures specifically tailored for the web. An obvious choice is to do the heavy lifting on the server-side and purely displaying maps and data in the browser. We do see a strong shift, though, to have rich web applications leverage SWIM's powerful *XM data exchange standards directly in the browser. Based on real-world examples, we make the case that this is possible with modern standards and modern technology.
Speaker: Frank Suykens, Chief Technology Officer, Luciad
|11.20 – 11.40
Title: Smart IT Solutions Applied to UTM Services
Abstract: This presentation will give an overview of smart IT technologies applied to UTM systems. These solutions have already been used in IT engineering for years and they have reached the maturity level required to be included in the traffic management domain, enhancing the high level of safety demanded, ensuring an efficient use of resources, and bringing the tools to integrate remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operations with standard aviation. Taking into account the huge volume and variety of information gathered from an heterogeneous network of sources to multiple users focused on diverse business models, technologies, business intelligence, and machine learning. Artificial intelligence will bring new valuable information in a real-time environment to fit RPAS operation needs.
Speakers: Israel Gómez Sanz, Javier Espinosa Aranda, ineco
|12.00 – 12.25
Title: Beyond AIXM5.1 Standardization – Going Operational with the Electronic Data Chain from Originator to Airline
Abstract: The ATM/AIM domain has been struggling for many years to put AIXM5.1 into operational use. While more and more AIXM5.1-based systems are being deployed, one of the main goals that is so crucial for the future of the domain, the automatic data exchange, is something many ATM organizations have not achieved yet.
Through close collaboration with airports, data originators, data integrators, ANSPs and airlines, Frequentis managed to leverage the advantages of the exchange of high quality data between all stakeholders along the aeronautical electronic data chain.
Speakers: Joachim Lennarz, Frequentis
|12.30 – 12.55
||Title: NextGen ATN-Brazil – First Deployed SDN in ATM
Abstract: The Brazilian air navigation service provider CISCEA is responsible for the implementation of the Brazilian airspace control that covers twenty-two million square kilometres of airspace. Change was required in its current network infrastructure to support the forecasted growth in air traffic. In order to meet the stated customer goals of higher network availability, increased reliability and improved safety, CISCEA decided to implement the first software defined networking (SDN) solution allowing a converged network where applications with different safety and performance needs share the same infrastructure.
Speakers: Lieutenant Colonel Marcos Aurélio Belchior, CISCEA; Stefan J. Galler, Frequentis
|13.00 – 13.50
Title: Virtual Towers in Demanding Environments – A 360° Perspective
Abstract: Virtual towers are becoming a reality at medium-sized international airports: DFS, in collaboration with Frequentis, implements the remote virtual tower concept at demanding airports in Germany, in line with national and international rules and regulations. This panel with experts from ANSPs as well as ICAO and IFATCA will discuss aspects such as legislation, global rule-making, controller acceptance and change management.
Moderator: Markus Klopf, Frequentis
Speakers: Thomas Fraenzl, Frequentis; Crystal Kim, ICAO; Patrik Peters, IFATCA
|14.15 – 14.35
Title: UTM Exploration: Testing Mobile Connectivity for Integrating UAS
Abstract: ANSPs are in the position to play an important role in UTM. The presentation outlines the DFS activities with its partners, including Deutsche Telekom for testing mobile connectivity for integrating UAS especially in lower airspace. Innovative solutions need to be found for mapping, surveillance, automation, self-service features, interaction among participants and traffic management challenges. DFS aims to find adequate UTM solutions for the safe and fair integration of UAS into airspace.
Speaker: Angela Kies, Manager Corporate Development, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
|14.45 – 15.05
Title: Stepwise Integration of UAS Into the ATM System
Abstract: Integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into non-segregated airspace remains a major goal to be achieved for future acceptance of these systems. DLR’s presentation will show how a stepwise UAS integration into the ATM system can be achieved without impacting conventional manned traffic. The concept combines the idea of customized ATM procedures for UAS with the management concept of sectorless ATM or flight centric ATC. It will also decrease requirements for standard avionics like radio communication onboard the UAS and offers the possibility to start UAS operations now.
Speaker: Dr. Bernd Korn, AT-One/DLR
|15.15 – 15.35
Title: Artificial Intelligence Innovation in Air Traffic Management
Abstract: The past few years has seen a significant increase in Artificial Intelligence (AI) based applications, services and platforms. AI is rapidly becoming ubiquitous across industries and various fields. This talk will focus on the near term opportunities and risks of using AI within an ATM technology ecosystem, featuring some practical lessons learned from both a management and technology implementation perspective.
Speaker: Alex Sauriol, Chief Technology Officer, Searidge Technologies
|15.45 – 16.05
Title: Introduction of Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)
Abstract: Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI) is the national institute of Japan, specializing in air traffic systems consisting of Air Traffic Management (ATM), Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems and is conducting research and development to improve air traffic safety, efficiency and environmental preservation. In this presentation, we introduce overview of our research activities. We welcome you to discuss with us at the Stand No.959.
Speaker: Shigeru Ozeki, Managing Director for Research Affairs, ENRI, Japan
|16.15 – 16.35
Title: EGNOS: Status Update and Next Steps
Abstract: GNSS is identified as a key enabler for most of the navigation specifications defined in PBN. Notably SBAS and therefore EGNOS is a key enabler for approach procedures based on the RNP APCH Navigation Specification. In this presentation it will be provided an overview of EGNOS implementation status in Europe as well as on the status of the European GNSS programs. On-going actions facilitating EGNOS use in aviation will be presented as well as the different funding opportunities available.
Speakers: Carmen Aguilera, GSA, and Victor Alvarez, ESSP
|16.45 – 17.45
Title: The ATM Policy Institute: ATM Market Liberalisation – Why, What and How?
Abstract: The ATM Policy Institute is a new think-tank created to drive the debate on how to improve the efficiency and performance of air traffic management (ATM) through market liberalisation. Formed by a small group of like-minded ASNPs, with the support of CANSO and Aviation Advocacy, the group’s first paper ‘The case for liberalising Air Traffic Control’ is a provocative document which outlines the potential benefits of greater market liberalisation in ATM and how it could be achieved. Join David McMillan, Chair of the Institute, Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission and representatives from the airline industry, as well as other ANSPs and suppliers, for an engaging and thought-provoking debate about the future of the ATM industry.
Speakers: David McMillan, Chair of the ATM Policy Institute, and Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission