World ATM Congress 2022

The Frequentis Aviation Arena Agenda

Updated 15 June. Check back often for more information!


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

10.20 – 10.40 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung

Title: CANCELLED 6/20
Back to normal ATC capacity after two years of crisis

Christine  Schierhorn, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH.

Abstract: After two years of crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic numbers have recently picked up again. Air traffic controllers are dealing again with higher workloads after a long period of low traffic. In German airspace, additional challenges have come up, such as military movements due to the war in Ukraine and further air traffic movements due to temporary reduced capacity in France and Poland. How do we ensure safe and sufficient control and capacity while at the same time advancing our environmental focus as well as digitalization in ATC? And how can we further improve our service quality? 
10.50 – 11.10 Frequentis 

TitleRethinking ATC towers – introducing the world's most advanced automation application for ATC towers in operation


Thomas Fränzl
Frequentis AG 
Wolfgang Hatzack,
ATRiCS Advanced Traffic Solutions GmbH

Abstract: Frequentis TowerPad® is the world's most advanced automation application for ATC towers. By providing a single-screen user experience it eliminates equipment clutter at the controller position resulting in a truly integrated controller working position (ICWP) on an unrivalled trusted digital platform. For the first time, a tower application is available, which automates routing, guidance, and control functions at the airport. The benefits are a significant reduction in runway incursions, aircraft taxing times, flight delays and an overall increase of airport throughput of at least 10%. Just recently, TowerPad® went into live operation at some of the busiest airports in the Middle East.

No matter if digitalization is on your roadmap or if you are moving your operations towards a greener future, whether you want to offer your users the workplace of the future or whether you want to clean up your hardware graveyard in the tower cab – join us on our journey into the next era of holistic and digitalized ATC tower operations.
11.20 – 12.10   Frequentis

Title: Virtualized airspace communications – the future of voice communications


Maarten van der Lee, Frequentis

Abstract: Virtualization is all around as technology or operational buzzword. What does it actually mean to operate a virtual centre for voice communications, both from an operational and a technical perspective? Learn what benefits it has for the ANSP technical personnel to run VCS in a datacentre environment, and what new integration possibilities air traffic controllers can benefit from when using the virtual centre VCS.

A true cloud-enabled system is using a thin client setup and a data centre. This best-in-class VCS CWP-HMI, developed together with air traffic controllers, provides the most flexible and most useable HMI to cater for all different operational scenarios at ANSPs worldwide.
12.20 – 12.40 Frequentis 

Title: Ensuring business continuity in airspace management – multi-use approach strategies for contingency in ATM automation.

Daniel Cobos-Meza, Frequentis
Kare Ingebrigtsen, Frequentis
Naviair TBD

Abstract: ANSPs are accountable in the event of failure and/or disruption of Air Navigation Services (ANS). Failure to properly plan and execute a contingency plan may result in catastrophic repercussions for the economy of a state not to mention the safety risks to which airspace users can get exposed. ANS Contingency Planning is set and promoted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), international organizations such as Eurocontrol and multiple national ANS regulators. Contingency systems should be designed to support a Multi-Use Facility concept, so that they can be reused for non-contingency operations such as operational TMA sectors, training or simulation facilities, thus easing the costs of the contingency provision. Additionally, open ATM contingency solutions can ensure that future additional services are easily integrated when the contingency systems need to evolve to follow either new functions or adaptations to continue serving next-generation primary ATM systems.
In the same way, a proper contingency plan that ensures business continuity beyond the limited operations enabled by cost-effective Clear-The-Sky (CTS), should target to enable the processing of at least 75% of the traffic that can be managed by the primary system throughout long-term outages. This can only be achieved by contingency systems that are online with the primary systems so that no data is missed when switching operations to the secondary system. This leads to the concept of operations useful either for unforeseen or foreseen outages.
Let’s find out together how the ATM contingency solutions offered by Frequentis ensure your business continuity.
12.50 – 13.10  ENAV

Title: CNS Evolution Roadmap, the ENAV approach

Patrizio Vanni, ENAV

Abstract: New Communication, Navigation and Surveillance technologies are becoming mature enough to enable an evolution of the CNS chain, from a performance based perspective up to the possibilities opened by the establishment of the so called Minimal Operational Networks, with a particular focus on their contribution to achieve the European green deal objectives. Several European initiatives are starting such as the Eurocontrol Operational Excellence Programme, EU CNS Evolution Roadmap and Sesar 3. The synchronization of these initiatives is fundamental for a successful evolution of CNS, ENAV will illustrate its approach in contributing to such harmonization.

13.20 – 13.40  DFS Aviation Services Gmbh 

Title: Integration of air taxis in the CTR – Practical case at EDLN

Jorge  Casanova, DFS Aviation Services 
Jan-Eric Putze, Droniq GmbH 


Abstract: Monchengladbach airport (EDLN), a regional airport in the western part of Germany with around 47,000 movements in 2021, approximately 38,000 being VFR movements, participates in the SkyCab II research project.

The project required to create the basis for simultaneous flight operations of manned and unmanned air traffic (UAS) within the control zone (CTR) of the airport controlled by DFS Aviation Services (DAS), for flights beyond the visual line of sight of the drone pilot (BVLOS). 

To accomplish this objective, an essential component was the creation of an operational concept and a safety assessment.

DAS’ role in the project was to develop the ATM operational concept by means of coordinated flight corridors as well as the implementation of standardised procedures at Mönchengladbach Tower for the air traffic controllers to clear UAS in the CTR, and provide the required proof of safety to the Federal Supervisory Office for Air Navigation Services (BAF) for the adapted air navigation procedures.
Droniq was the technical enabler for the project, based on the UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) developed by DFS and marketed by Droniq. The UTM makes the air traffic (manned and unmanned) at and around EDLN visible to the drone pilot, enabling the pilot to follow the visual flight rules that apply in controlled airspace and comply with the instructions from ATCOs. 

The work from DAS and Droniq enabled the Tower ATCOs to clear UAS BVLOS take-offs and landings at a busy aerodrome within controlled airspace (CTR class D), which are now happening on a regular basis at EDLN. Allow us to present you some details on how this implementation has enabled our ATCOs to clear UAS BVLOS movements regularly at EDLN since September 2021.

14.00 –14.20

TitleRPAS Insertion in the Controlled Airspace

Engineer, Leonardo

Abstract: RPAS Insertion
The rapid growth of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and their underlying technologies has caused an increasing demand in both civil and military applications thanks to their unprecedented potential for possible uses, societal benefits and market opportunities.

The RPAS access to non-segregated airspace, alongside “conventional” manned traffic, as well as the possibility to operate beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) are key factors to unleash their potential but, at the same time, pose new challenges to be addressed. 

In particular, the specific characteristics of unmanned vehicles and operations require new capabilities for air traffic management (ATM) systems in order to support an integrated, harmonised and safe environment for both manned and unmanned traffic; under nominal, contingency or emergency situations.

Leonardo is primarily involved in this challenge through a constant effort in research and innovation on its ATM product line, developing and validating new capabilities designed for a full RPAS insertion in the controlled airspace. 

Our expert will provide an overview of such capabilities with focus on our solutions to provide Air Traffic controllers with a full situational awareness without significant impacts on operational procedures already in place, highlighting RPAS traffic and supporting possible emergency conditions such as C2 loss, Pilot-ATCO link loss and DAA loss. 

The presentation will report the result of our validations performed in a purely simulated environment as well as in a real-virtual environment through a flight trial involving a real RPAS (Leonardo SW-4 SOLO) flying a temporary segregated area from the Grottaglie (Taranto) Airport and surrounded by simulated manned traffic.        
14.30 – 14.50 GroupEAD Europe S.L.

Title: Aeronautical Data Management for Aerodromes

Henry Cáceres, GroupEAD/Senior AIM Project Expert
Oscar Centeno, GroupEAD/Deputy Ofiicer Training

Abstract: Over the last decade, many efforts have been made for improving the Aeronautical Data and Information Management Services provided by the states. The transition from AIS to AIM is finally seeing some successful results and it is time now to ensure the quality and integrity of the whole data chain, from originators, through AIS, to the end data users.

The data originated by the Aerodrome Operators play an important role in this data chain. There are currently some initiatives by ICAO and EU Regulations where emphasis is made on the Airport Data management and how this data must be exchanged to the AIS provider of the state. 

Digital NOTAM, Aerodrome Mapping Data and Feature Services are only some examples of how the data coming from Airports must be exchanged in the near future assuring that the same principles of Data Quality Assurance for AIS/AIM are also applicable for Airport Data.

We invite you to come to our presentation to better understand the current requirements for Airport Data, how the Data Quality Assurance principles are to be applied and what solutions are ready to support the implementation of the requirements.

15.00 – 15.20  ENAV       

Title: ENAV Digital Tower

Giorgio Berti, ENAV
Rino Bellapadrona, ENAV

Abstract: The introduction of Digital Towers modernizes the management of airport air traffic services. Physical Control Tower is replaced by a digital Operations Room where Air Traffic Controllers can operate using cameras and high-definition monitors. The digital configuration improves controllers’ situational awareness, thus offering operational and safety benefits.

ENAV proposes the implementation path of the first Digital Tower deployed in Italy, serving Brindisi Airport, by presenting a comprehensive overview of the main technological features and operational aspects related to the provision of Aerodrome Traffic Control Service from a digital environment

15.30 – 15.50   ENAV TitleTechno Sky Drone solution for ILS ground inspection 

Michele D'Onofrio, Techno Sky
Abstract: Techno Sky, an authorized drone operator, part of the ENAV Group, since December 2017, has experimented an innovative system for the inspection of ILS (Instrumental Landing System) signals, at airports using a drone together with ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). The verified signals are those of the Localizer and Glidepath antennas. The purpose of the research and development project was to verify the possibility of replacing the ground controls by means of instrumentation external to the equipment with a suitably equipped drone (ILS receiver as payload). 

The tests were performed by comparing the results obtained by using the purpose-equipped drone with the others currently in use by ENAV (Ground Check Vehicle or manual checks). The operations were carried out in accordance with the ICAO Doc8071 Volume I and relevant ENAC regulations. The objective was fully achieved during the numerous tests performed at the Brescia Montichiari, Forlì and Turin Airports, where the measurements obtained by means of the drone resulted entirely compatible with those acquired through the GCV. The Techno Sky drone solution is now running in Turin Airport for periodical ILS maintenance after several validation and acceptance tests performed last year and the operational authorization released by ENAC.
16:00 – 16.20    42Solutions
TitleCollaborative drone threat mitigation

Thomas Terschlusen, 42 Solutions
Abstract: 42 Solutions supplies software solutions and consultancy work to renowned European air navigation services providers such as Eurocontrol and LVNL, and is an approved supplier to major governmental organizations, including NATO, the German Air Force, the Dutch Ministry of Defense, and the European Air Transport Command (EATC).

Unmanned systems are continuing to populate airspaces around the globe, whether they are being used for recreational purposes, operational applications or, in the future, for deliveries. When they operate in the vicinity of airports, they pose a threat to safety and security, often forcing ATC and airport authorities to suspend activities and divert flights until the situation is resolved. The key is accurate information sharing to support adequate decision making, shared by all involved parties, especially for aerodromes and other critical infrastructures increasingly exposed to unmanned activities.

Global incident management based on agile collaboration within all involved stakeholders is the key to ensure efficient threat mitigation. All critical functions must be combined to present the user with a comprehensive situational awareness aiming at facilitating information-sharing, decision-making and threat management using different technologies with integrability, interoperability and scalability as key drivers.

42 Solutions aims at closing the gap between stakeholders involved in drone threat mitigation and resolution, by including air traffic control, airport operations/security, and police in the process of responding to drone threats in a collaborative approach. With data fusion, shared situational awareness, a common operational picture, and incident-based non-verbal communication, 42 Solutions supports collaborative decision making to make our skies safer.
16.30 – 16.50   Micro Nav Ltd 

Title: Enhancing air traffic control training and simulation for the next generation of controller working positions 

Chris Foster, Micro Nav Limited
Dr. Gotthard Börger, Frequentis Orthogon

Abstract: The combination of a safety-critical HMI framework and the beginning-to-end air traffic control simulator brings up a flexible Controller Working Position for Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) simulation and training. 

Its architecture allows efficient adaptation to closely mimic the customer’s operational CWPs shortening the transition from initial training to operational duty and allowing effectively simulation of special traffic situations like congested air space or emergencies. This training´s efficiency ensures Air Traffic Control Centres a high return on investment and operational flexibility from the system delivered as well as contingency equipment for en-route and approach simulation.

Another advantage of the emulated operational CWP is the ease with which, using Orthogon’s modern toolkit capability, allied to the flexibility of the Micro Nav simulator engine, new proposed features and functionalities can be more rapidly and efficiently prototyped without being encumbered by the more stringent requirements allied to operational systems.
This combination of an advanced air traffic control simulator and a highly adaptive controller front end display provides users with an extensive tool for all aspects of training, research and development of both procedures and HMI, and overall replication of the operational controlling environment.

17.00 – 17.20   ASELSAN A.Ş.  TitleASELSAN Air Traffic Control Radar System

Gül Hocaoğlu, ASELSAN, Air Surveillance and Defense Radar Systems Solution Manager
AbstractWithout a doubt, the compatibility of Air Traffic Control Management is one of the most driving factors profoundly affecting cost and time delays of today’s air traffic especially in commercial flights.  The accumulated inconvenience both for passengers and commercial companies due to inadequate management of Air Traffic needs to be notably improved considering the continuing growth and inevitability of people’s traveling needs within or between countries.
To serve this purpose, ASELSAN provides Air Traffic Control Radar System solution including PSR (primary surveillance radar), SSR (secondary surveillance radar) and ATM software based on a long-lasting radar heritage accumulated from national and international programs. Basically, Air Traffic Control Radar System solution with its ancillaries as operator room and systems room are developed with a broad domain experience in radar and communication systems design, development and platform integration capabilities.
17.30 – 17.50   Skyguide

TitleEfficiency, Capacity, Environment – Why Instrument Flight Procedures are (not) the Solution

Stefan Pelka, Skyguide

Abstract: Reduction of ATCO intervention. Optimized flight efficiency. Increase in plannability. Separation by design. Continuous climb and descent. Minimized environmental impact. Efficient terminal airspace. All this can be achieved by the layout of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs). Unleashing the full potential of IFPs, especially by harvesting the benefits of RNAV/RNP application, is key to ensure optimum shaping and usage of terminal airspace. If you want to learn about why this potential does mostly not get exploited, where issues are, what it takes to overcome them and which dependencies need to be considered, then join in on a tour (including use cases) within the thrilling domain of IFP Design.


Wednesday, 22 June 2022

10.20 – 10.40 MovingDot BV 

Title: Streamlining evolving flights in the Curaçao FIR: a cooperative approach for enhancing sustainability 

Alejandra Hertfelder Chisvert, MovingDot
Jacques Lasten, DC-ANSP 


Abstract: After recovering from COVID’s impact on aviation, improvement of operational concepts and flight procedures bringing increased efficiency, optimized flight profiles and enhanced environmental performance are the main priorities. As air traffic volume grows, the need for optimizing and modernizing airspace and flight procedures to support future demand becomes a priority.

A redesign of the airspace and flight procedures, both instrument- and visual-, are some of the enablers to improve daily capacity, safety and efficiency, while contributing to a reduction in noise and emissions. A cooperative approach, with early and continuous interaction between the ANSP and the flight procedure designers ensures that the airspace redesign contributes to less complex operating procedures with more efficient deployment of air traffic controllers, while being resilient for future air traffic growth. Join us during this presentation to hear firsthand from Alejandra (MovingDot) and Jacques (DC-ANSP) about what has and can be done!

10.50 – 11.10 Frequentis 

TitleRethinking Remote Tower Center Operations wih Frequentis DFS Aerosense Multi-Remote Tower Solutions

Eric Wernsperger
Frequentis DFS Aerosense

Abstract: Several customers around the world helped us to set the standards of tomorrow’s way of handling air traffic control at regional airports. 10 out of 16 countries rely on Frequentis DFS Aerosense technology and operational excellence with more to follow in the next years. Instead of closing small potentially loss-making airports, ANSPs today count on Remote Tower solutions to keep them in the profit zone. This sounds challenging? Challenge accepted! We don’t stop there. We empower each of your air traffic controllers to handle multiple airports simultaneously from a single working position. Tune in to learn how.

11.20 –11.40  Frequentis

Title: Architecting ATM-grade IT infrastructure: the beginning of a new era

Djamel Sahnine, Frequentis, Solution Architect

Abstract: IT infrastructure management became a strategic topic for ANSPs as new challenges emerged over the last years: higher complexity of ATM systems, an increased need of cyber security, higher adoption of cloud-native technologies, tensions of hardware supply chains, energy consumption reduction, etc. To respond to these, agility, rationalisation and standardization are now the motto for a future ATM-grade IT platform: this opens new possibilities and new questions. Over the last years, Frequentis invested into a next generation IT platform for ATM – MosaiX -  to address these challenges. And it is now time to share this experience with the ATM community and outline the foreseen evolutions of ATM-grade IT platforms for the decade to come.
11.50 –12.40  Frequentis

TitleUTM - Digital data to unite the sky

Ms Nina Dorfmayr, Austro Control

Abstract: The management of drones in a UTM system has reached an unprecedented level of automation by embracing digital platforms and digital data at its core. Concepts such as SWIM, primarily developed in the ATM domain, can be applied to UTM and will help accelerate the evolution of UTM systems. Combining digital data, information management, ubiquitous connectivity and autonomous decision making, UTM paves the way for the next level of ATM automation, managing everything that flies.

This speech will discuss the most recent developments in the UTM space, and will cover use cases, regulations as well as the operational concept for UTM.
12.50 – 13.10 ENAV 

TitleD-flight’s Offering

Cristiano Baldoni, D-Flight

Abstract: With a master degree in aeronautical engineering, he started his career as YGT in ESTEC, then Spacecraft Operation Engineer for ESA Infrared Space Observatory Scientific Mission (ISO). Since 2000 he’s working for ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, with managerial roles. In 2018 he was appointed CEO of d-flight S.p.A. an ENAV spin-off for the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Traffic Managenement (UTM).

13.20 – 13.40 DFS Aviation Services 

TitleTurning Data into Value for Your Small Business 

Emma Hawksworth, Air Navigation Solutions ltd.

Abstract: “Data is the new currency”.  Or so they say.  But how do you know if your data is valuable?  And how do you realise it? 

Perhaps you don’t have the time or the expertise to get from ‘data’ to ‘intelligence’, you may not know what data you’ve got, and you’re not really sure what you’re trying to achieve. 

In this insightful talk, Emma will share how ANSL’s Business Intelligence division came into being and their unique position in the market, how they are realising the benefit from their data and how they can help you do the same. 

14.00 – 14.20  SITA

Title: More efficient/
sustainable Airside Operations, based on improved analytics for A-CDM and future ADS-C Service Provision

Adam Stark, SITA
Gareth Lawton, SITA

Abstract: More efficient/sustainable Airside Operations, based on improved analytics for A-CDM
SITA is enriching its end-to-end airport management portfolio with data analytics and machine learning capabilities. SITAs advanced A-CDM modules, such as DMAN, De-Icing planner and ACISP will be enhanced with a new solution that uses taxi time predictions based on machine learning.

The new solution will provide a precise break down of the various phases of the Taxi operation, inbound and outbound, This can be used to enhance the accuracy of the departure sequencing. For an arrival flight, similar analytics is provided on the Taxi In process. The enhancement also helps airports monitor much more precisely than ever their noise and emissions impact by feeding simulation models with extremely precise aircraft trajectories. All of this is just one additional building block for SITAs holistic approach to more efficient and sustainable airport operations from the cockpit to public transport.

AirTS Concept
In the second part, we will introduce the SITA Airborne Trajectory Service (AirTS). The implementation of Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) promises to bring very significant safety and efficiency benefits, impacting all ATC stakeholders. A prerequisite to that future is an efficient and reliable exchange of ADS-C information between the cockpit and ground actors, such as ATSUs. The AirTS concept is SITA’s proposed way of enabling this vital connectivity, enabling ANSPs to obtain the benefits of TBO and to comply with the associated ADS-C mandate. By adopting a highly centralised approach, the concept minimises the implementation costs and technical complexity for ANSPs whilst at the same time maximising the efficiency of the datalink exchanges. This centralised approach, integrated with existing datalink infrastructure, also means that the service would provide ADS-C information for an entire region from its initial deployment.

14.30 –14.50  ATRAK a.s.

TitleBuilding a digitally enabled unmanned aviation

Stepan Alexa, ATRAK

Abstract: The session will provide an overview of our approach to mastering the low altitude airspace traffic management services. We explain the way we orchestrate the digital aerial services for industry and government and enable them thrive the unmanned aviation. Next, we share the way build the integrated environment by embracing the technology such as Smart Contracts to tackle industry challenges and achieve exceptional user experience. Finally, we share the lessons learned from operation in real environment.
15.00 –15.20  ENAV

TitleIDS AirNav Digital NOTAM System 

Marcello  Mannino, IDS AirNav

Abstract: The introduction of the CP1 regulation which foresees the need to start implementing D-NOTAM and other related tasks which are currently performed by the inherited NOTAM / OPMET system (GRF already covered as in EUR Region - countries governed by EASA, this would be applicable since the AIRAC date of August 12, 2021).

The main idea is to take advantage and link the currently available function of IDS AIRNAV CRONOS - NOTAM / D-NOTAM to the paradigm foundation of the SWIM Yellow profile with the WXXM, FIXM and the GRF. This is already ensured in within the framework of the business case project such as the first ADSP implementation in Europe LCAPS, run by LFV /ISAVIA / NAIVIAIR in operation and the SWIM interoperability with Eurocontrol NM  with the available B2B services.
15.30 –15.50  NATS

TitleHow Digital Towers Can Enhance Any Airport Operation

Andy Taylor, NATS

Abstract: In this session Andy Taylor, CSO Digital Towers of NATS Services will discuss how, whatever the size and complexity of operation, there is a digital solution for any airport. He will explain how this can be achieved through enhancement of an existing physical tower to provision of a full digital replacement or contingency facility. Andy will also discuss the potential ability to leverage this digital optical data, in a fully integrated environment and how this is becoming a key driver for NATS. All of which raises the question – is it time to consider a new approach to your Aerodrome Control Service provision?  
16.00 –16.20  NATS TitleAn Intelligent Approach to Mixed Mode Operations

Ben Sandford, NATS
Abstract: Intelligent Approach is an arrivals spacing tool that provides controllers with a visual indication of the required separation between aircraft on final approach. It has been in operation at London Heathrow since 2015 where it has significantly reduced airborne holding by enabling a more consistent landing rate in all wind conditions. The system has proven its benefits on segregated operations, but what about mixed mode runways? With Intelligent Approach going live at Toronto Pearson this year, the Standard Mixed Mode module will come into regular use for the first time. This module provides controllers with distance based spacing indicators using the approach spacing policy currently in effect. Find out how the module can increase runway throughput for mixed mode operations and the significant benefits for single runway airports.
16.30-16.50  ENAIRE  TitleRound table on satellite-based CNS services for oceanic and remote areas

Manfred Mohr, Assistant Director Single European Sky ATM Research
EUR-Regional Safety and Flight Operations, IATA

Juan José Cornejo, STARTICAL
Jesús Elices, Standards and procedures Senior Manager, 
Jordi Manzano, Air Europa Airlines Captain, 
Eduardo Ortuño, Canarias ATS Division Manager, ENAIRE
Ignacio Baca, Executive Vice-President Technical, 
David Perks, IFATCA Member and Chair - ICAO Separation and Airspace Safety Panel (SASP)

AbstractCommunication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems are key in the provision of safe and efficient air traffic management. These systems have historically been ground-based, which means that in remote and oceanic airspace there is limited provision of corresponding services which is affecting the airspace capacity and flight efficiency.  Space technologies leads the promise of a sustainable aviation reducing the separation between aircraft, increasing the flexibility of the usage of the airspace, breaking the pre-establishment of air routes and unleashing strong economic, environmental, safety and operational benefits.

The aim of this round table is to explore the operational benefits of the Communication and Surveillance space based solution for oceanic and remote areas from both Airlines and ANSPs operational point of view.
 17.00 -17.20 GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.U. TitleAPRESTA: ADS-B performance and GPS degradation assessment tool

Alberto de la Fuente, GMV/Product Manager

Abstract: ADS-B is a surveillance technique extensively used by the ANSP. Before putting ADS-B into service, and during the service, it is recommended to assess the level of performance of ADS-B. In Europe this assessment is stated in Article 7 of Regulation 1207/2011. 

APRESTA is a tool to assess the performances of ADS-B according to the technical requirements defined in ED-129B (i.e., PU, PLG, kaPU, kaPLG…). APRESTA processes in real-time the ASTERIX Cat21 messages transmitted by the ADS-B ground stations and generates daily and monthly reports. These reports are checked by the operator to ensure that the expected performances are achieved and to detect degradations in the ADS-B service. 

In addition, APRESTA detects ‘unexpected’ degradations of GPS using the quality indicators reported by the aircrafts. This detection includes the area and the timeslot affected.





Thursday, 23 June 2022

10.20 - 11.10 NG Aviation, s.r.o.

TitleAIM TO ATM - Use of digital aeronautical data in next-generation ATM systems

Vincent Lambrecy, CEO, FoxATM


Dennis Hart, Head of Information and Cyber Unit, EUROCONTROL
Reynir Sigurdsson, Executive Director of Borealis Alliance
Magnús Már Þórðarson, Managing Director of Tern Systems
Marek Franko, Executive Director of NG Aviation



AbstractDigital aeronautical data-driven ATM systems are long overdue. With the rising daily traffic, challenging aeronautical information environment, and ever more complex infrastructure, the need for efficient digital transition of aeronautical information use is apparent. 

Safe management of aeronautical information and provision of data services is critical to the development of the ATM system. Coming ATM/CNS infrastructure will demand increased automation and digitisation support and enhanced data connectivity through the introduction of IP-distributed networking, supporting network-centric structures. 

Future ATM systems will have to align with some basic standards. They shall provide a global, common aviation data standard and reference system to allow fusion, conflation, and comprehensive situational awareness and conflict management. Their SWIM compliance shall be essential and must be in line with aeronautical information exchange protocols and procedures to ensure appropriate performance within the agreed rules. Systems shall provide accredited, quality-assured, timely information to the ATM community, meeting the identified performance standards, including quality of services. 

The panel discussion shall bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss the critical aspects of future data-driven ATM systems as well as key benefits and challenges of digital aeronautical data. 

11.20 - 11.40  ENAIRE 
Title: Project FARO Safety and Resilience guidelines for Aviation –Research outcomes and conclusions

Christian Eduardo Verdonk Gallego, ENAIRE
 Abstract: FARO is a research project funded by the SESAR Joint Undertaking within the European Unions’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 892542.  FARO is led by CRIDA with participation from ENAIRE, EUROCONTROL, Lund University, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, and Zenabyte.

Air Traffic Management’s main objective is to achieve safe and efficient operations. This comes at a cost and sustaining performance on a daily basis as required under a variety of conditions is called resilient performance. FARO’s (saFety And Resilience guidelines for aviatiOn) objective was to define new methodologies for quantifying the impact on safety and resilient performance of changes in the system applying data-driven techniques integrated with Resilience Engineering principles. FARO also integrates these approaches presenting a combined view of both.

The presentation provides a summary of FARO accomplishments and research outcomes. It will show technical lessons learned and conclude proposing further developments to facilitate FARO adoption within current safety and resilience engineering practices in ATM.


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