The Frequentis Aviation Arena

World ATM Congress 2018
The Frequentis Aviation Arena Agenda 

Eligible Presentation slides will be available soon

10.20 – 10.40 

Title: A Performance Based Digital Solution for ATC Training

Abstract: ATC trainers observe and assess performance in a complex and dynamically evolving operative context. This digital solution captures the essence of performance and processing tied to ATC jobtasks and the timeline. The collected data opens new opportunities to enhance training quality and efficiency both for the student and the training organization.

Dr. William B. Coyne, Professor, Program Coordinator, Air Traffic Management Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jon Lars Syversen. Aviation Psychologist, Chairman, Hucon Global AS, Norway
Capt. Tor-Henrik Krokstad, CEO, Hucon Global AS, Norway

10.50 – 11.10 

Title: The Future of Connected Airspace Management

Abstract: Aviation is at its moment of digital transformation. Air traffic modernisation requires next-generation connectivity to unlock airspace capacity, enhance efficiency, and assure safety. Inmarsat's SB-S is the first global, secure, broadband connection to the cockpit, offering unprecedented visibility into operations. SB-S is a certified platform that will increase ATM efficiency through an efficient and sustainable data link.

Speakers: Captain Mary McMillan, Inmarsat

11.20  – 11.45

Title: Communication Systems and Sector Delegation in the Virtual Centre

Abstract: The trilogy of equipment, procedures and people enables the new virtual centre operational concepts. The technology change makes it possible to work with backup and contingency scenarios, and flexible deployment of airspace responsibility across all available towers, approach and area control sites. But the true value is only created with the right procedures and trained and motivated people in the control rooms. Deploying VoIP technology adds true business benefits to the ANSP, without additional workload to the air traffic controllers. With deploying the trilogy of equipment, procedures and people, sectors can be controlled dynamically and independently of the location of the controller working position.

Mihaela Matakovic, Croatiacontrol
Maarten van der Lee, Frequentis

11.50 – 12.15

Title: Ensuring Safe ATM Operations While Utilizing Benefits of New Network Technologies 

Abstract: In three speed chats, we introduce and discuss challenges and benefits for Air Navigation Service Providers when moving to an ATM-grade network solution based on commercial MPLS/IP and VSAT connectivity. The chats cover aspects of solution design that detect end-to-end service degradation, seamless transition to such an ATM-grade solution and an example of network operations.

Stefan Galler, Frequentis
Matthias Gerlich, Frequentis
Werner Messiner, Frequentis

12.20 – 13.10

Title: Technology Trends in ATM - Key Enablers for Efficiency?

Abstract: The goal of the panel is to discuss the technological trends in the ATM industry, as featured by CANSO executive board including alliances, new players and the need for more advanced cross border collaboration.

New network architecture like in Skyguide with open interfaces, cross border communication needs as in Brazil ATM networks and FABEC MUAC system for sector delegation are examples of changes that are already in deployment plans.

How would technical requirements from ATM providers change over the next 5 years?

Bo Redeborn, Klaus Meier, CTO, skyguide
Russell Ambrose, CTO, Airways New Zealand
John Maffei, FAA
Peter Hotham, Deputy Executive Director, SESAR JU
Hermann Mattanovich, CTO, Frequentis
13.50 – 14.10

Title: Bridging the Data Gap for ANSPs to Achieve True SWIM

Abstract: ANSPs are too often operating with segregated departments, and the lack of data sharing allows for inefficiencies and financial losses. LAIC have developed and will be discussing our innovative products to help ANSPs achieve true SWIM through all departments, whether mission-critical or business and financial. Enabling ANSPs to operate as one entity, rather than with separate ATM and business systems is a challenge that is crucial to allow ANSPs to fully control their growth.

George Parobek, LAIC & ICC Ltd

14.15 – 14.35 

Title: Airport Management in the Box – The DLR Airport Management Simulation Platform

Abstract: Airports are the sensitive bottlenecks in the air traffic system. To ensure the most efficient processes and optimal operations, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) implemented the Airport Management Simulation Platform. Utilizing this human-in-the-loop simulation, airport managers and dispatchers can develop, validate and prepare new systems, procedures and training methods for operations without interfering with the real air traffic. Snow on the runway, a thunderstorm over the apron, an unattended bag in the terminal – all these events can be simulated, their impact on the operations observed and possible solutions examined using this unique DLR platform.

Speaker: Sebastian Schier, DLR

14.45 – 15.05 

Title: Towards a New European Datalink Model

Abstract: The deployment of VDL/2 multi-frequency within the framework of the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) Data Link Service (DLS) Recovery Plan, has enabled us to tackle air/ ground communication spectrum congestion issues, paving the way for the future implementation of 4D trajectory systems. 

However, a truly global and seamless European DLS environment is not yet a reality, as datalink fragmentation, as well as technical hurdles, are still hampering unlocking the needed air / ground communication overall capacity. 

SITAONAIR will present its vision of the future European DLS model, as well as which role Communication Service Providers (CSPs) could play in such a model.

Francois Bardin, Director, Air Traffic Solutions, SITAONAIR

15.15 – 15.35

Title: Smart Airports - A Realistic Future for Today

Abstract: If industry were to approach the question of how best to provide Air Traffic Management at airports, as if starting from today, what would be the answer? NATS is doing just that, and looking at it as an holistic set of problems that can be overcome through the application of integrated digital technology and know how. Smart airport anyone?

Andy Taylor, Hd Customer Solutions, NATS

15.45 – 16.05 

Title: The Revolutionary Analysis Tool for ATC's Voice Network Evolution: SIGNUM T50

Abstract: VoIP migration, currently a priority to ANSP's and Airport Authorities, implies distributed system architectures and coexistence of both legacy and modern communication resources, mainly through a nationwide IP network.

In such complex environment, seamless transition plans as well as implementation risk control and mitigation become crucial to ensure an optimal project delivery. DF Núcleo's SIGNUM T50, analysis tool designed in partnership with ENAIRE, provides full awareness and visibility of ATC’s communication resources while drastically optimizing commissioning, verification and maintenance activities.

Sara Cristóbal García, Sales & Business Development Area Manager, DF Núcleo

16.15 – 16.35 

Title: GUIDEing the Safe Integration of Drones into our Airspace

Abstract: Do you want to promote the safe advancement of drones into your airspace? So do we. Join us for a presentation of HOLOGUIDE, a platform combining recreational & commercial drone users together with authorities, to promote situational awareness.


16.45 – 17.35

Title: Achieving Airspace Operational and Capacity Efficiency and Noise Mitigation Solutions through GBAS Deployment

Abstract: Responding to SESAR DM decision to deploy GBAS, session will explore value of GBAS to help deliver noise and efficiency benefits. Review of GBAS value at San Francisco to address noise. Provide examples of where GBAS has been assessed to deliver operational benefits by assessing the Oslo and Senzhen Projects as well as Boeing’s efforts to resolve equatorial Ionspheric issues. Summarize Boeing’s interest in partnering opportunities to organize and demonstrations. Snapshot of GBAS CAT III efforts at Boeing

Lawrence Ley and Al Sipe, The Boeing Company

10.20 – 10.40

Title: Flexible Simulation Platform Empowers ANSPs to Solve Their Capacity and Efficiency Challenges

Abstract: The lack of flexibility of generic ATM simulators makes it difficult for ANSPs to perform Real Time Simulations of innovative concepts or systems to tackle capacity and efficiency challenges.

With a flexible Real Time simulator an ANSP can prototype, evaluate and validate new ATM systems like Remote Towers or be able to test new concepts and procedures such as Time Based Operations, Time Based Separation and Advanced Airport Surface Movement. Furthermore, these simulators enable necessary human factors analysis like workload and situational awareness, resulting in solutions that are smoothly accepted by the ATCOs.

With the help of case studies NLR together with its partner LFV COOPANS will introduce NARSIM, NLR Flexible Real Time Simulator, and how ANSPs can benefit from having such a flexible ATM simulator.

David Sancho, NLR
Marcus Filipp LFV COOPANS

10.50 – 11.10 

Title: Opening Up the Skies with Iris

Abstract: The Iris programme, an application that operates on Inmarsat’s SB-S platform, delivers secure satellite data link for air traffic management over Europe, as an alternative to currently congested radio frequencies. Iris’ data link is critical to delivering SESAR modernisation programmes that optimise airspace, reduce flight times, delays, and CO2 emissions.

Speakers: Tony Spouncer, Inmarsat

11.20 – 11.45

Title: Leveraging the AIM Electronic Data Chain

Abstract: Up to now, the concept of an uninterrupted and complete AIM data chain from data originator to the actual data user remains implemented only partially. There are still breaks in the data chain that cause data to be converted or transformed. Frequentis will give examples how these gaps can be bridged and what benefits this will bring in the context of ATM automation. 

Thomas Lutz and Ulrich Kaage, Frequentis

11.50 – 12.15

Title: Achieving the Benefits of SWIM with Smart SWIM-based Applications

Abstract: SWIM offers an information sharing approach to ATM information management and its adoption offers advantages for better situational awareness and information management. But the full benefits of SWIM can only be achieved with "smart" SWIM-based applications that manage information effectively.

Frequentis will present its new integration platform which is an end-to-end solution that provides ANSPs with all the tools required to unlock and monetise their data and its Integrated Digital Briefing application which uses semantic technology to deliver enhanced briefing information to pilots.

John Fort, Frequentis
12.20 – 13.10

Title: Virtual Towers in Demanding Environments - A 360° Perspective

Abstract: Virtual towers are becoming a reality at medium-sized international airports. This panel with experts from ANSPs as well as ICAO will discuss aspects such as legislation, global rule-making, controller acceptance and change management.

Markus Klopf, Frequentis

Pam Laycock, ATC Business Development, Ports of Jersey
Csaba Gergely, Senior ATM Advisor to Director of Business Development, Hungarocontrol
Alexander Koch, Director Tower, DFS
Peter Gridling, Head of Sales, Remote Tower, Frequentis; ICAO Technical Officer

13.50 – 14.10

Title: Space Traffic Integration into ATM

Abstract: The commercial space industry is significantly reducing the cost of transporting people and payload into orbit, leading to a rapidly growing number of commercial launch events. As an effect, space vehicles will more frequently pass through civil airspace and will evolve from rare special events to regular airspace users. This development is creating an evident need for a safe and efficient integration of space vehicle operations into the air traffic system.

DLR is working on ATM integration concepts following a common approach that can accommodate all kinds of commercial spacecraft operations. Harmonization and global interoperability is the key. The presentation will address the necessary evolution of commercial space ATM integration. An evolution that leads to interoperability between the aviation and the space domain as well as between different ATM regions.

Sven Kaltenhäuser, DLR

14.15 – 14.35

Title: Drones: Creating a Safe Environment for Growth

Abstract: Drones are one of the main challenges facing the Air Traffic Management industry today but also a major opportunity. As regulations gradually evolve to meet the recent rapid growth in recreational drones as well as create a framework for future commercial growth, the importance of engaging with drone users to build their understanding of the airspace and how to fly safely is crucial. Andy Sage, NATS RPAS Strategy lead, will discuss NATS’ industry-leading education and awareness campaign, which has reached tens of thousands drone users in the UK; work to develop a no-drone zone map for the UK, covering not only airspace but also areas of critical national infrastructure and of security interest; and recent developments in registration, training and UTM development in the UK, as well as thoughts on where the industry needs to go next.

Andy Sage, Account Director Portfolio Development, NATS

14.45 – 15.05

Title: Italian Solution to Enable U-Space

Abstract: The objective is to present the Italian approach toward implementation of an Italian U-Space instance, scalable and also exportable to other countries, based on a business model that is financially sustainable, which will ensure a high level of safety for UAS and the existing manned aviation system, boosting the growth of the UAS market while also contributing to enhance privacy, data protection and security.

ENAV in cooperation with ENAC (Italian CAA) has already set up a system that:

• anticipates full compliance to the draft regulatory material recently published by EASA  for consultation among stakeholders;

• complies with the philosophy and approach settled by SESAR Joint Undertaking U-Space Blueprint Draft  following Warsaw Declaration;

• matches with the high-level architectural layout designed by GUTMA .

With this initiative ENAV aims to unlock the enormous benefits for economy, safety and environment expected by services based on UAS BVLOS operations in several civil and industrial fields and human activities, while providing, through key and basic UTM services, i.e. e-identification, Registration and Geofencing, the adequate answers to diverging public interests and concerns including homeland security and defense

Cristiano Baldoni, ENAV Technical Department Head of CNS, Meteo and ICT Security, ENAV

15.15 – 16.05

Title: Leveraging Digital Communications to Deliver Integrated SWIM Solutions

Abstract: Session will review the Datacom challenge and opportunity of dual bandwidth paths to further integrate the air and ground.     Discussion will address the application of SWIM elements to further integrate airline air and ground operations and the potential for further integration among aviation stakeholders, resulting in aviation eco-system benefits. Key

Miquel Vilaplana, The Boeing Company

16.15 - 16.35  

Title: The FAA Federal Contract Tower Program

1. History of the Program
     a. 1982 Inception
     b. 1994 Nation-wide Contracts
     c. 2015 Contract and Contractors
2. Role of the Program
     a. Enhanced Safety
     b. Significant Cost Savings
     c. Disaster Recovery
     d. DOT Inspector General 2012 Audit Findings
3. Future of the Program
     a. Government Funding
     b. Privatization? 

Keren Williams McLendon, President/CEO of Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc.

16.45 – 17.05

Title: Optimizing Airspace and Airport Capacity for Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Benefits

 Abstract: The fast growing traffic demand requires more and more capacitive airports and airspaces. These projects are essential for the ATM community and involve not only systems integration but also new procedures, new working methods and transfer of competencies to empower the client staff. Thales, a world leading supplier of ATM systems and DSNA Services, the consultancy office of the French civil Aviation, we’ll present together innovative solutions to increase airspace and airport capacity while taking into account the change management process which enables sustainable benefits.

Bastien Bernard from DSNA Services and Frédéric CUQ from THALES 

17.15 – 17.35

Title: Optimizing Airspace and Airport Capacity for Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Benefits

Abstract: The fast growing traffic demand requires more and more capacitive airports and airspaces. These projects are essential for the ATM community and involve not only systems integration but also new procedures, new working methods and transfer of competencies to empower the client staff. Thales, a world leading supplier of ATM systems and DSNA Services, the consultancy office of the French civil Aviation, we’ll present together innovative solutions to increase airspace and airport capacity while taking into account the change management process which enables sustainable benefits.

Bastien Bernard from DSNA Services and Frédéric CUQ from THALES 

10.20 – 10.40

Title: Innovation Beyond Long-established ATM Simulation Methods

Abstract: This presentation will focus on how users can get more from their investment in ATM simulation. Through use of linked simulation systems, collaborative and effective training of multi-disciplined teams can be supported under unusual circumstances and emergency situations. 

Glynn Turner, UFA, Inc.

10.50 – 11.10

Title: Results of R&D project concerning a "Next Generation ADS-B/MLAT System"

Abstract: AVIONIX ENGINEERING presents the result of the just finished EU funded research project on a "Next Generation ADS-B/MLAT System". The project focusses on topics like high precision time-stamping, research on multilateration algorithms, directional validation of ADS-B signals, frequency monitoring on ATC frequencies. First applications of the results are presented.

Ralf Heckhausen, AVIONIX

11.20 – 11.40

Title: Changes in the Global Airspace Driving Innovation

Abstract:With drone use on the rise with no end in sight and an 80 percent uptick in space launches year-over-year – the global airspace is more crowded than ever before. This is just one of the challenges facing the airspace as the world becomes more digitally and physically connected. During this session Bob Delorge will discuss what is being done to help manage the skies as they fill with drones, where new radar technology can improve weather forecasting and flight planning and how the industry is and must address the cyber threat. Only by adopting new out-of-the box solutions can we meet future demands on the global airspace.

Bob Delorge, Raytheon


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