Wing ATM Theatre

World ATM Congress 2021
Wing ATM Theatre Agenda

Updated 14 October. Check back often for more information.

 

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

10.55 – 11.50 FAA

Title: UAS Integration Update: Safety, Rules, and Accomplishments

Speaker(s): Panelists:
Adrienne Vanek, International Division Director, UAS Integration Office (Moderator)
Emanuel “Manny” Cruz, Implementation Branch Manager, UAS Integration Office
Ann Cihon, Remote ID Implementation Program Manager, Safety & Operations Division, Implementation Branch, UAS Integration Office 
Rebekah Waters, Management and Program Analyst, UAS Integration Office

Abstract: Join subject matter experts from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration. Panelists will discuss the status of UAS integration in the U.S., including efforts to enable beyond visual line of sight operations, details about the new Remote Identification and Operations Over People rules, and the voluntary Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) tailored to UAS operations.
11.50 – 12.15  DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Title: From Spaghetti to Lasagna - Innovation in Aviation

Speaker(s): 
Friedrich Wilhelm Menge

Abstract: Transferring vision to reality - The DFS Future Delivery Model supports the goal of faster change and at the same time less effort. The CTO of DFS will outline how the German air navigation service provider DFS copes with current technical and digital challenges and how the basis for the SESAR Vision and the Digital Sky will be realized. The main focus, which the organisation has set, is on decoupling the user from the complexity in technology and it is on the benefits of cloud technologies as well as service-based architectures.
12.20 – 13.05 DFS Aviation Services

Title: Challenges in ATM Training: Approach & Solutions of DFS Group

Speaker(s): 
Sabine Räk

Abstract: Training Air Traffic Controllers in a risk free environment: Proficiency Maintenance in Air Traffic Control and Unit Training taking into consideration the challenges due to pandemic situation.  Usage of new technologies/ approaches: chances and examples of On Line and Remote Synthetic Training Devices in Training Events. New products at DFS Group: Innovative Training and Learning Events directly addressing the current and updated Air Navigation Service’s needs, both Nationally  and Internationally. Cooperation Agreements: Another step towards best practice benchmarking and diversifying portfolio of Training Topics. Facilitating joint presentation and conduct of International Training Events to address customer requests in a better way.

13.10 – 14.00 Wing

Title: How Do We Share The Sky?
Part 1

Speaker(s): 
Reinaldo Negron, WING
Sharon Marshall-Keefe, CASA 
Antoine Martin, DSNA 

 

 

Abstract: How Do We Share the Sky? Part 1

Regulatory approval and oversight of interoperable, distributed UTM Service Providers can require innovative or novel enabling systems and approaches. With several UTM deadlines on the horizon, how are airspace authorities unlocking the potential low altitude airspace interoperability without fielding lengthy policy and IT overhauls?

Join this cross section of panelists representing the UAS sector to discuss how airspace authorities in Australia and Europe are collaborating with UAS industry providers to design and institute lightweight solutions that enable a safe interoperable regulatory ecosystem.

14.10 – 14.30 Thales

Title: Getting Ready for Flexible, Open, Safe & Secure ATM: How New Technology, Innovative Business Models, and Regulation Shape the Future of ATM

Speaker(s): 
Christian Rivierre

Abstract: Coming soon
14.30 – 14.50  Thales 

Title: More Ecofriendly Operations by 2023

Speaker(s): 
Benjamin Binet

 Abstract: Coming soon
15.00 – 16.00 

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16.20 – 17.05 Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions

Title: Remote Tower Operations – a centre of towers

Speaker(s):
Per Ahl

 
Abstract: Remote and Digital towers are here to stay and is being introduced globally. For the users it means increased efficiency and flexibility but also a transformation of the services. Saab r-TWR enables new ways of working and changes the way daily operations for organisations and people. This session will address the experiences and challenges of establishing centres of towers from key remote tower users. The session will include a panel discussion where you will be able to influence the discussion and place questions to the technical experts and the r-TWR users.
17.15 – 18.00  SLOT AVAILABLE

Title: TBA

Speaker(s): TBA

Abstract: Interested in reserving this slot? Learn more HERE.

 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

10.10 – 10.35 Rohde & Schwarz

Title: Increasing Security in ATC Networks: Session Border Controller and Strong Network Encryption

Speaker:
Jindrich Slavik

Abstract: The availability of ATC systems is paramount to safe airspace operation. Cyberattacks against infrastructure may cause significant service degradation. All ANSP systems are considered critical infrastructure and must be protected accordingly. Rohde & Schwarz has extensive experience in securing critical infrastructure in ATC and other markets and offers a variety of security solutions to protect ATC infrastructure. Learn about the market unique ATC-SBC use the state-of-the-art security technology for protecting the voice interconnection infrastructure such as the connection to NewPENS. And about the in-line network encryptors such as R&S®SITLines which create own strong security domain in less secure networks such as IP-VPNs.

10.45 – 11.45 SLOT
AVAILABLE

Title: TBA

Speakers: 
TBA

Abstract: Interested in reserving this slot? Learn more HERE.

11:55 – 12.20 DFS Aviation Services

Title: Comparison of Developments in the ATM Sector between Europe and Latin America

Speaker: 
Rafael  Alcocer

Abstract: The Latin American aviaton sector is growing very fast, taking the region to the forefront of airports expansion and airspace optimization, turning it into a market with great opportunities for the development of air navigation services. The expected growth needs to guarantee sustainability, environmental concern and good safety records. 
 
Europe's experience in these areas can be of great use to the LatinAmerican sector, which can take advantage of the continuous European growth and the latest developments and projects carried out as a reference model to take the LatinAmerican air navegation sector to the next level.
 12.30 – 12.55
 ANRA Technologies Inc.  Title: The Push and Pull of New Entrants to ATM

Speaker(s):
Amit Ganjoo
 Abstract:  Welcome to this cross section of panelists that will focus on how existing aviation infrastructure and processes can be utilized alongside the next generation of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM or Uspace) data infrastructures to fast track the potential of the small UAS and Urban Air Mobility markets. Speakers will touch upon challenges facing new airspace entrants attempting to implement autonomous aircraft airspace solutions in today’s legacy traffic management systems.

Drawing upon their international experience and roles in aviation, the group will discuss what happens next as communities, cites, and nation-states consider what to do next with these package delivery networks and flying taxis. The panel will champion that UTM/Uspace is a system that is separate but complementary to ATM and therefore contributes to the harmonization of the entire lifecycle of a single drone flight event. Over time and with further integration, the push and pull between Uspace and ATM will eventually develop a harmonized airspace system.
13.00 – 13.25 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Title: U-Space Sandbox in Germany - From Conception to Commissioning

Speaker: 
Angela Kies
Jan-Eric Putze,
CEO Droniq GmbH

Abstract: Drones will have their own traffic system, soon. This system will make it possible to carry out flights in areas with a high drone traffic – easily, safely and in coordination with manned air traffic. This is the idea behind U-Space. Droniq and DFS are putting the idea into practice for the first time, setting up a U-Space Sandbox in the Port of Hamburg. By doing so, they are laying the foundation for the future implementation of U-Spaces. From 2023 on, the EU member states will have to be able to set up U-Spaces by themselves.

13.35 – 14.00 OneSky Title: A Strategic Path to UTM Implementation - The Phased Approach

Speaker: 
Michael Hoodspith
Daniel Honaker
Abstract: At OneSky, “we know a thing or two, because we've seen a thing or two.” With more than 25 UTM projects completed globally, across different environments for different stakeholders - you pick up a lot of lessons learned along the way. Though one thing has remained constant, we need to take a phased approach to UTM implementation. 

We know that aviation authorities need to educate stakeholders on the value of UTM, they need to begin implementing basic drone safety & compliance training, and they need the toolset to evolve the traffic management of their airspace, as drone traffic demand increases over time.

That's why we’ve developed a phased approach to help aviation stakeholders through this process. In this presentation, OneSky experts will demonstrate this phased approach to UTM deployment. The team will highlight how the implementation process needs to start with foundational pieces of UTM, like the deployment of a registration system to ensure drones are accounted for in the ecosystem, before implementing necessary services for basic airspace access, and then more complex operations, including deconfliction for Beyond-Visual-Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) operations. This session is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning more about advancing their drone economy, and how to get started on your own UTM journey. 
14.05 – 14.30 Searidge Technologies and NATS

Title: Which Digital Tower is Right for Your Operation?

Speakers: 
Neil Bowles, Searidge Technologies
Alex Rickards, NATS

Abstract: Today, digital towers are transforming the way air traffic is controlled. It’s a technology that is making airports around the world safer, more flexible and efficient. 

There are a variety of different reasons to consider digital tower technology:  Maybe you need a cutting-edge control facility for a new or growing airport. Perhaps you want to replace an ageing tower to save on maintenance or maybe you’re looking to create a contingency facility. There is no one size fits all digital tower model for all these different needs.

During this session, learn about the five digital tower options offered by NATS and Searidge Technologies; each model designed to address a different need/challenge, while all operating on the same software platform, with access to the same range of smart tools and AI-enabled enhancements.

14.40 – 15.05 SLOT AVAILABLE

Title: TBA

Speakers: TBA

Abstract:  Interested in reserving this slot? Learn more HERE.
15.15 – 16.15 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 

Title: Charting the Future of American Aviation

Moderator: Abigail Glenn-Chase, ATCA
Speakers: 
Steve Bradford, FAA
Brian Bruckbauer, ATCA 
Akbar Sultan, NASA
Dr. Chip Meserole, Boeing

Abstract: As 2025 draws closer, we have started to shift our focus on the mid- to long-term future of the U.S. National Aerospace System (NAS). The FAA and NASA are collaborating together and with industry to ensure this next age of aviation continues to foster innovation, connectivity, and new workforce programs. Join ATCA's Abigail Glenn-Chase as she sits down with U.S. leaders to chart the future of the American Aviation.
16.15 – 16.35 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 

Title: The Impact of Reduced Demand on Measuring NextGen Performance”

Speaker(s): 
Dave Knorr, FAA NextGen

Abstract: In late 2015 the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) created a Joint Analysis Team (JAT) to develop post-implementation evaluations of select implementations at key sites. 
The goal of the JAT is to reach consensus on methodologies and quantitative valuations.   The biggest challenges for the JAT have been in normalizing performance measures (e.g. 
delay and fuel burn) for changes in demand and weather.  With Covid actual block times and delays have dropped as a function of reduced demand.  
This presentation provides 
detailed examples of changes in flight delay and distance flown on the decent portion of flights into major airports and how normalization is used to adjust for demand changes.  For 
the FAA and industry it is very important to try to isolate performance changes driven by new capabilities from other factors.
16.45 – 18.00  WING Title: How Do We Share the Sky? Part 2 


Speaker(s): Panel:
Matthew Satterley, Wing, Moderator
Jay Merkle, FAA, Virtual
Chris Kucera, Onesky
TBD
TBD

 


Abstract:  How Do We Share the Sky? Part 2
In How Do We Share the Sky? Part 1, we explored how airspace authorities are meeting the evolving needs of a connected UTM Service Provider ecosystem. Cooperative UTM services and initial USP networks are bringing interoperability to life. How are regulators planning for the next phase of UTM services that depend on higher degrees of interoperability and standards compliance?

Part 2 of our discussion explores the needs of current regulatory frameworks in addressing the upcoming safety benefits delivered by UTM services such Flight Authorisation and Network Identification?
   

Thursday, 28 October 2021 

 
10.20 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk

Title: Welcome

Speaker(s):
Luis Pérez

Abstract: Come with us to discover how Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM is preparing for the new challenges in technical higher education through the participation in two ERASMUS+ projects that pretends to change the way Polytechnic higher education institutions will accelerate their digital readiness and integrate into the society:
ACADIGIA: Accelerating aCAdemia´s DIGItal readiness for online and blended Augmented teaching
R&ILOOP: Shaping the way Higher Education Institutions do Research and Innovation with and for Society

Come and discover some of the projects our academics, researchers and students are carrying out to solve some of the ATM challenges through digital readiness and research and innovation for society.
• AI Situation Awareness (AISA) Foundation for Advanced Automation
• FARO project: A systematic framework to characterise the safety of air routes, in terms of Separation Minima Infringements (SMIs).
• Ad Hoc separation minima: A challenge for the Air Traffic Control (ATC)
• What are the workload thresholds for air traffic controllers? 
• How can machine learning help characterising ATC sectors by their complexity? 
• Machine Learning Techniques for conflicts detection in U-Space
• Covid19 in the European airport network and the possibility of contagion on board.
• Mountain areas identification for instrument flight procedures design
• Method for selecting Promulgated VPA in APV Baro-VNAV instrument approach procedures.
 
 10.30  Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: Transformation in technical higher educational landscape in Europe. 

Speaker(s):
Rosa Maria Arnaldo Valdés
 Abstract: • ACADIGIA: Accelerating aCAdemia´s DIGItal readiness for online and blended Augmented teaching
• R&ILOOP: Shaping the way Higher Education Institutions do Research and Innovation with and for Society
 
10.45 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk  Title: AI Situation Awareness (AISA) Foundation for Advanced Automation 

Speaker(s):
Javier Alberto Pérez Castán
 Abstract: Automation is one of the most promising solutions for the capacity problem, however, to implement advanced automation concepts it is required that the AI and human are able to share the situational awareness. Exploring the effect of, and opportunities for, distributed human machine situational awareness in en-route ATC operations is one of the main objectives of this project. UPM participatesºin this European project by developing conflict-detection module based on machine learning techniques.
11.00 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: FARO project: A systematic framework to characterise the safety of air routes, in terms of Separation Minima Infringements (SMIs). 

Speaker(s):
Raquel Delgado-Aguilera Jurado
Abstract: The proposed methodology aims to derive a model capable of characterizing and predicting the occurrence of Separation Minima Infringements (SMI) between en-route aircraft, based on the definition of models known as Safety Performance Functions (SPF). Techniques with high predictive capacity have been chosen, which allow integrating knowledge modelling with data inference, and which have proven useful for estimating low probability events: Bayesian Networks (BN).
 11.15 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: Ad Hoc separation minima: A new separation mode

Speaker(s): Lidia Serrano Mira
Abstract: Variable (Ad Hoc) separation proposal, put forward by SESAR, is the project that is being developed in this research with the goal of increasing airspace capacity and meeting the expected future growth in demand. Separation management is an area where improvement is sought, in particular, through the application of new operational concepts (separation modes) which include the redefinition of aircraft separation minima. This new concept implies a change in the application of separation minima from the current fixed standards to a new variable approach. Air Traffic Controllers would separate aircraft by applying different separation minima in the same volume of airspace, depending on a set of factors: aircraft categories, encounter geometry, atmospheric conditions, etc. This study presents the Ad Hoc separation operational concept and provides the basis for the development of the algorithm for calculating variable separation minima.
11.40   Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: How can machine learning help characterising ATC sectors by their complexity? 


Speaker(s):
Francisco Pérez Moreno
Abstract: Development of a methodology based on neurophysiological parameters of human factor performance applied to air traffic controllers. The aim of this project is to develop a human factors performance methodology based on experimental data on neurophysiological parameters of ATCOs. The workload assessment is performed by combining objective and subjective approaches. As objective techniques, electroencephalography and eye-tracking are used. The project is based on a set of simulation-based exercises, which have been specially tailored for this experiment.
11.55 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: What are the workload thresholds for air traffic controllers? 

Speaker(s):
Maria Zamarreño Suarez 
Abstract: Development of a methodology based on neurophysiological parameters of human factor performance applied to air traffic controllers. The aim of this project is to develop a human factors performance methodology based on experimental data on neurophysiological parameters of ATCOs. The workload assessment is performed by combining objective and subjective approaches. As objective techniques, electroencephalography and eye-tracking are used. The project is based on a set of simulation-based exercises, which have been specially tailored for this experiment.
12.10  Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: Machine Learning Techniques for conflicts detection in U-Space 

Speaker(s): 
Víctor Gordo Arias
Abstract: The purpose of this work will be to investigate the feasibility of detecting conflicts of drones in flight, in an urban setting, before the situation that will give rise to the conflict occurs, by applying machine learning techniques in a centralized Tactical service Deconfliction.
12.25  Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk  Title: Covid19 in the European airport network and the possibility of contagion on board.

Speaker(s): 
Pablo Quirós Corte
Abstract: The UPM has developed a tool that makes it possible to estimate in real time the number of infected passengers traveling through the air transport network and where they do so; which makes it possible to quantify critical airports and routes in the short and medium term. The tool includes a probabilistic analysis of the chances of being infected on board the airplane.
 12.50 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title:
Mountain areas identification for instrument flight procedures design

Speaker(s):
Damián Rodríguez Fernández
Abstract: ICAO PANS-OPS states the criteria to be used in the instrument flight procedures design. One of these criteria is dealt with the application of an additional vertical margin over obstacles when the procedure “flies” over mountainous areas. However mountainous areas definition is not clear enough. Neither is clear how to identify these areas nor the additional margin to be added, just saying the margin could be increased up to 100% of the nominal value.

Whether a 100% additional margin was always applied by the Flight Procedure Designer, then, in many times, the final result could be a penalised flight procedure unnecessary, or even worse, getting a procedure not flyable.Due to this actual issue to be faced by the FPD every day, it is needed to define a set of criteria aimed to, first, identify or delimit the terrain to be considered as mountainous areas, second, to know the additional obstacle clearance to be applied, and third, how to apply the additional margin depending on the flight segment under design.
 
 13.05 Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions: Research, Innovation and Education at Risk Title: Method for selecting Promulgated VPA in APV Baro-VNAV instrument approach procedures

Speaker(s): 
Carmen Martínez García Gascó
Abstract: In the APV Baro VNAV approach procedures [RNP APCH (LNAV/VNAV)] the effective VPA depends on the temperature at the airport at the time of flying the approach. ICAO in PANS-OPS states that “The promulgated VPA shall be such that the effective VPA throughout the year is as close as possible to 3.0º for the given aerodrome elevation and prevailing temperatures”. Additionally, in the approach design process it shall be verified that the minimum effective VPA shall be ≥ 2,5º. Considering that the effective VPA is temperature-dependent, two questions need to be answered: How to decide the promulgated VPA for meeting the mentioned ICAO´s requirement? and, which temperature shall be chosen to check that the minimum effective VPA is equal or higher than 2,5º?.
 13.20 Closure    


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