Wing ATM Theatre

World ATM Congress 2022
Wing ATM Theatre Agenda


Updated 17 June. Check back often for more information.


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

10.55–11.20  CANSO

Title: ATM Contributing to a Greener Future

Michelle Bishop, CANSO,  Director Programs
Nick Boud, Principal Consultant, THINK Research

Abstract: CANSO is proud to be launching GreenATM – a new environmental accreditation programme for Air Navigation Service Providers. As the industry emerges from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sustainability of aviation is once again rising to the top of the agenda. Come find out more about this new initiative, which aims to provide ANSPs with an independent, industry-endorsed, environmental accreditation scheme that will recognise their efforts to facilitate airspace users reduced emissions and decrease their own environmental footprint, as well as providing a path to continuous improvement of the industry’s efforts on this important issue.

ATM Contributing to a Greener Future

11.30– 11.55 NASA 

Title: Wildfire Fighting with UAS and UTM

Dr. Parimal "PK" Kopardekar, NASA

Abstract: Wildfire is a significant problem on six continents. As wildland fires become increasingly widespread, dangerous, and costly, advances in aerial technology will make a significant difference. Leveraging Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) success, NASA is conducting aerial suppression research and development (R&D) and is collaborating across government, industry, and the academic community to co-develop cutting-edge technology, procedures, and best practices. Join Dr. Parimal "PK" Kopardekar, Director of the NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI), and learn more about how to maximize the utilization of airspace for wildfire management and mitigation.

12.05 – 12.30 NATCADC

Title: The Future and Integrating Emerging Technologies: An ATC Perspective

Tom  McRobert, Secretary/Treasurer Global Alliance & President Civil Air Australia Australia
Paul Winstanley, President of the Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance and Chair of ATCOs'BRANCH of Prospect UK
Nick von Shoenberg, CATCA President


Abstract: What’s coming next - and soon - in the world of aviation is the emergence and proliferation of new entrants and technologies. How ATC facilitates their safe integration is of vital concern. Join us as we offer the perspective of the labor unions representing aviation safety professionals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance works to ensure the workforce has a voice and is included in discussions about the future of our airspace and the safe integration of all new entrants and technologies.

12.40 –13.05 SAAB, Inc.

Title: Saab Digital Sky - Expanding the Digital Tower Centre

Niclas Gustavsson, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions, Vice President Business Development & Governmental affairs

Abstract: Remote and Digital towers are here to stay. ANS Providers, both civil and military is adopting this for a variety of airports and applications. In parallel, the industry is accelerating the product development and capabilities. Saab is market leader in this area with experience of customers within both the civil and military sector. The digital tower centre will be foundation for providing both ATM, UTM and the evolving Urban Air Mobility applications. 

In this session, we will share our latest information about our r-TWR product portfolio, today and tomorrow. All about how the technology supports new ways of working within operations and increases safety and efficiency.  We call it the Saab Digital Sky!

13.15 -14.15  NATO

Title: Airspace- A Scarce and Shared Resource

Dr Giorgio Cioni, NATO,  Director Armaments and Aerospace Capabilities Directorate
Michael Callender, NATO, Head of Aerospace Capabilities Section- Moderator
Sven Halle, ICAO, EU/NAT Office
Brig.Gen. Luca Baione, Italian Air Force
MGen Karsten Stoye, EUROCONTROL
Giancarlo Buono, IATA

 Abstract: NATO must be able to conduct the full range of air operations in a complex civil-military environment by “training as you fight” and adapt to the rapidly evolving reality of security and defence.  

To ensure the availability of national forces and capabilities for the full range of Alliance missions, Allies require an appropriate level of airborne and ground equipment as well as the appropriate airspace structure during peacetime, crisis and conflict. ATM and CNS systems are key enablers to achieve this level of ambition.  

As civil and military stakeholders share a continuum scarce resource such as airspace, mutual reliance and interdependencies bring different types of challenges for security and defence needs, while accommodating commercial demands. This becomes even more challenging in a new era of automation and digitalisation. 

Join our distinguished panellists in a hard talk on Airspace - A Scarce and Shared Resource!


14.25 –15.25 WING Title: Net-RID Meeting Today’s Regulation and Tomorrow’s U-space

Philip Kenul, Chair of the International F38 Committee on UAS (moderator)
Reinaldo Negron, Head of UTM, Wing
Esa Stenberg, Senior Inspector, Air Navigation Services, Traficom
Stephane Vaubourg, Drones Project Manager, EASA

Abstract:  Network remote identification is a mandatory service for the upcoming U-space implementation. In this panel, hear from a range of stakeholders on how Net-RID can meet Article 40(5) for today for specific operations and U-space next year. The discussion will include how regulators and operators are building services to meet the standards in practice, what applications and case studies have shaped RID progress to date, and how our panel expects Net-RID to progress overall.
15.35 - 16.00  EGIS Title: Does it fly? A framework for assessing the sustainability of proposed capital investments

Maja Marciniak, Egis
 Abstract: The importance of taking action to address climate change is increasingly acknowledged by citizens, governments, regulators and the aviation industry. In the EU, the Green Deal provides a set of ambitious policies leading into legislation. With many ideas and innovations for more sustainable aviation coming to the table, in what ways can we assess (and show) how a proposed investment supports those ambitions? And what about other investments that don’t actively target sustainability … how can we ensure that they will not be detrimental to environmental performance?  

In this presentation, Egis’ Maja Marciniak presents a framework that internal decision-makers can use to ensure that investments taken forward adequately contribute to overall environmental ambitions. The framework offers full flexibility to adapt to varying environmental KPIs and can effectively contribute to the decarbonisation of aviation.
16.10- 16.35   ONESKY Title: How to Operationalize UTM Ecosystems

Michael Hoodspith, OneSky
 Abstract: UTM and U-Space systems are moving beyond the test phase and into operations in many places around the world. The capability is solving near term problems, like remotely identifying drones and their operators, and enabling strategic deconfliction between drones that are largely flying without the aid of surveillance systems. In this presentation we look at the key pieces of infrastructure that need to be in place to solve these core objectives and the integration that is critical to integrating these capabilities into traditional ATM systems.

The UTM architecture includes many modular capabilities and stakeholders. It can be difficult to know what’s necessary for a UTM system that can scale over time. OneSky has deployed many UTM systems across four continents. We have the most deployment experience of any UTM company and will use this opportunity to share our expertise on the challenges of deploying an operational solution, and the added complexities that need to be considered.
16.45- 17.10  THALES LAS FRANCE AMS  Title: Green Flag : a collaborative process & tools to perform more often eco-friendly operations

Thales Didier LUCAS (DSNA), Thales / DSNA

Title: Applying OT Cybersecurity in ATM Safety context

Fabien Pouget, Thales 


Wednesday, 22 June 2022

10.05 – 10.30  INGENAV

Title: ATM-ORATs -  Operational Readiness and Transitions 

Maximilian Bezzina, Ingenav

Abstract: Changes bring opportunities but they also bring risks. In safety and time critical environments, these risks, if unmanaged, can have very serious consequences. 

Operational Readiness and Transition (ORAT) is a methodology that provides a framework for managing the risk that changes bring with it, be it due to changes in facilities, configuration or procedures. This methodology also aims at harnessing the opportunities that changes bring. ORAT is a methodology highly used in changes affecting airport operations. It can equally be applied to other changes in the aviation industry such as those affecting Air Navigation Services.

An ORAT is used mainly because it:
• Ensures smooth start / transition of operations.
• Provides controlled and managed planning, preparation and execution of operational readiness processes.
• Integrates all stakeholders (ANSP management and staff), airport operations, regulation and certification, airlines, handling, etc.)  
• Ensures buy-in and safe and efficient process

At INGENAV we are confident that when a big change will happen, an ORAT is a key element for a successful transition into the new operation environment.

We base this on our knowledge and in our experience of previous projects where with the use of ORAT, successful implementations have taken place.

In this presentation Max Bezzina will share with you the experience we have gathered.


10.40 - 11.05  Airways New Zealand  TitleAccelerating innovation in ATC simulation

Jonathan Cooke, Airways International Ltd.
Abstract: In this presentation we will discuss how innovation has accelerated in air traffic control simulation as a result of the challenges presented by Covid-19. 

Learn about the challenges Airways International Limited faced and how these were overcome with our world-class suite of digital tools that enabled us and our customers worldwide to work remotely and continue training, developing and delivering our TotalControl simulators.

See our vision for the future as we discuss our learnings over recent years and how advancing aviation training technologies will solve the changing needs of the industry.
11.15 -12.15  WING

Title: Getting ready for 2023: Mapping the U-Space regulation to implementation through standards  

Andrew Hately, Eurocontrol

Reinaldo Negron, Wing
Philip Kenul, ASTM
Andrei Tudor, ANRA
Koen de Vos, GUTMA
Jan-Eric Putze, Droniq
Abinaya Kannan, Eurocae

Abstract: Join this gathering of representatives from across the aviation community as 2023 draws closer and realizing U-space regulations through practical implementation becomes ever more pressing. 
Hear from industry, regulators, and standards bodies on the efforts around mapping to the standards with more detail in how to support and enable the regulation. Understand how mapping initiatives facilitate how regulators and U-space providers achieve and meet the regulations, as well as recent milestones and upcoming initiatives to continue further U-space’s success. 
The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A. 
12.25 - 13.25  Eurocontrol

TitleCivil-Military ATM/ANS Cooperation in a changing European Security Environment

Karsten Stoye, EUROCONTROL
Antonio Nogueras, EUROCONTROL
Jorge Pereira, EUROCONTROL

Abstract: The Russian attack on Ukraine shows that armed conflicts are still possible threats to our freedom and democratic values, requiring joint military and civil efforts to defend in what we believe.

This new political situation in Europe will require adaptations in related areas of civil-military cooperation.
Therefore, balanced considerations between commercial aviation and security and defence must shift more weight towards security and defence needs to ensure that national air forces can deploy assets throughout Europe in all-weather conditions on short notice, which is paramount to establish and maintain a military readiness posture for deterrence and defence of Europe.
It must be ensured that the military can execute all aspects of their aerial missions, while at the same time civil flight efficiency and sustainability are enhanced with measures like:
• Enhancing processes and procedures for military training and exercise coordination with new ideas to provide ARES that enables the growing 5th generation fighter fleet in Europe to exploit their full capabilities;
• Providing enhanced processes and procedures for rapid deployment of military aerial forces with the seamless implementation of the iOAT Flight Plan across ECAC; 
• Developing processes and procedures for civil-military coordination in crisis and conflict by establishing a permanent network at EUROCONTROL level, securely connecting all relevant actors from States, NATO and EU, including secure exchange of data between civil and military, which will protect military data and shared only on a “need to know” basis.
• Establishing a sufficiently resilient and redundant CNS Minimum Operational Network (MON) for Europe that will accommodate military and civil needs;
• Improving the civil use of airspace released by the military to reduce flight distance.

13.35 - 14.00 Searidge Technologies

Title: Industry’s Largest Digital Tower To Go Operational in Hong Kong 

Pat Urbanek, Searidge Technologies

Abstract: Join us as we us as we discuss the industry's first airport and ANSP collaboration for a single Digital Tower and Apron platform. The most complex implementation to date, the system will support the airport transformation and large-scale expansion plans at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

14.10 - 14.35  WING 

TitleAnswering Your Questions about Automated Testing: An InterUSS Platform Briefing 

Ben Pelletier, InterUSS Technical Steering Committee Chair, Wing
Michael Barroco, InterUSS Technical Steering Committee Member, Obitalize

Abstract: Automated testing is one piece of the future of integrated airspace at scale, leveraging the benefits of automation and efficient practices to move beyond unsustainable manual processes. The open source, Linux Foundation InterUSS Platform test suite enables compliance to common industry standards and regulation through ecosystem-wide automated testing. Together, automation-forward and open source resources make the airspace more accessible and equitable to all. 

In this session, go beyond the concept of automated testing to understand the technical, tangible solution. Hear from the InterUSS Technical Steering Committee Co-Chairs on what the InterUSS open source test suite is, how it works, how it is being used today, and how it will serve USSPs and competent authorities moving forward with U-space. 

15.00 - 16.00  

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16.15 - 16.35  PANSA TitleATM management in the Solidarity Transport Hub

Wojciech  Strzałkowski, The Solidarity Transport Hub
Rafał Marczewski, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency

 Abstract: Solidarity Transport Hub [PL: Centralny Port Komunikacyjny, CPK] will be a brand new fully intermodal transport hub in Poland, located between Warsaw and Lodz, which will integrate air, rail and road transport. With designed airport capacity of Phase 1 approximately 40 million passengers and ability to serve around 1 million tonnes of cargo will create prospect for further dynamic increase of air traffic in Poland. PANSA in collaboration with STH and other partners is supporting project in all aspects which are related to the Air Traffic Management.
16.40 – 17.05  THALES LAS FRANCE AMS Title: Getting to BVLOS: How to Build a Shared-use UAS Network

Frank Matus, Thales

17.15 - 18.00    Title: 


Thursday, 23 June 2022 

Chairman: Luis Pérez Sanz

Luis Pérez
Javier Alberto Pérez Castán

Raquel Delgado-Aguilera Jurado
María Zamarreño Suárez
Francisco Pérez Moreno
Víctor Gordo Arias
Chen Xia
Abstract: The Air Traffic Management (ATM) system in Europe is currently in an in-depth transformation process in which many operational concepts shall be modified or even newly designed. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) as the main and oldest higher education institution in Spain in aeronautics sciences and the Air Navigation Research Group (GINA) do not want to miss this opportunity to participate in the new definition of the ATM concept. Out labour focuses on teaching the future engineers/researchers, which will have to deal with challenges such as air traffic systems, airspace design, human factors or safety among others. 

Come with us to discover how GINA-UPM is dealing with the future ATM. Our academics, researchers and students are working to solve some of the ATM challenges through digital readiness and research and innovation for society

10:20 Welcome
Luis Pérez

10:30 AI Situation Awareness (AISA) Foundation for Advanced Automation
Javier Alberto Pérez Castán

10:45 Analysis of the most influential factors in Separation Minima Infringements (SMI) within the 
Raquel Delgado-Aguilera Jurado

11:00 Toolkit on the study of human performance in ATM digitalisation
María Zamarreño Suárez

11:15 Which factors determine the complexity of the airspace? A data-driven approach based on machine learning techniques 
Francisco Pérez Moreno

11:30 Machine Learning Techniques for conflicts detection in U-Space: A Traffic Generator
Víctor Gordo Arias

12:00 Proposal of enhanced automated potential conflict detection and resolution tools for en-route sectors based on ML trajectory predictors
Chen Xia

12:15 Performance impact assessment of reducing separation minima for en-route operations
Marta Pérez Maroto

12:30 Design compatibility criteria between ATS routes and DPR volumes


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