Wing ATM Theatre

World ATM Congress 2020
Wing ATM Theatre Agenda

Updated 3 March. Check back often for more information.


Tuesday, 10 March 2020

10.55 – 11.50 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Title: Future Vision of Oceanic Air Traffic Management - 2035

David Burkholder, FAA

Kevin Chamness, FAA
Katie Wilkinson,
Airways New Zealand
Daniel Vaca, IATA

Abstract: Panel discussion of experts addressing the future of oceanic operations from the near term to 2035. The discussion will focus around enhanced Trajectory-Based Oceanic Control (TBOC), integration of new surveillance and communication technologies, and integration of new entrants in the oceanic environment such as remotely-piloted and supersonic vehicles.
11.55 – 12.20  DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Title: Systematic Detection of UAS On and Around Airports

Speaker: Angela Kies

Abstract: In September 2019, DFS, the German ANSP, was tasked by the Ministry of Transport to develop a solution for drone detection and identification on and around the 16 German international airports in its competence. This presentation informs about the DFS approach to this challenge, as well as about its holistic concept of operation by integrating Air Traffic Management, UAS traffic management and drone detection system aspects.
12.25 – 13.00 SESAR

Title: Status of Data Link Services implementation in Europe

Jose Luis Garcia-Chico, European Commission
Davide Corinaldesi, SESAR Deployment Manager
Jacky Pouzet,
Network Manager
Ton Van der Veldt, IATA

Abstract: DLS is one of the pillars of the future ATM. The ATM Masterplan shows a clear vision about its need for Single European Sky digitalization, automation and virtualization. Today DLS is operational in the European airspace. The data traffic is expected to keep growing and therefore it is needed to continuously sustain the current data link system. Simultaneously, it is time to start the preparation for a future system with new technologies capable of managing new services in a more efficient way. This requires a new approach and a new legislative framework and service provision organization as well as a detailed deployment plan and strong stakeholder commitment.

13.10 – 14.00 Wing

Title: Solving the Diversity Challenge

Steve Bradford, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Andreas ‘Andi’ Lamprecht, AirMap
Rob Eagles, Airbus UTM
Leo Bouygyes, Loon LLC
Reinaldo Negron, Wing

Abstract: The variety of manned and unmanned aircraft sharing the sky has created a demand for new players, new systems and new procedures to deliver a more automated, digitized process for airspace integration. The scope of this need is much more broad than is available through traditional ATM today. While the aviation industry continues to debate how to achieve an ATM ecosystem that includes drones, collaboration and interoperability are principals we can generally agree on.  This panel brings together operators across the value chain all of which represent the diversity of the market. The panel will share examples that highlight the many data layers required for safe manned/unmanned integration: geo-awareness, registration, flight planning, notification and approval and how these applications may be a part of future U-space regulation. They will also showcase the diverse systems and services across the drone industry and how to leverage that diversity to drive a more compliant, more safe, more integrated system; a system that can maintain both the flexibility and pace of innovation and increase the capacity of the airspace.

14.10 – 14.30 Thales

Title: Accelerating ATM Digitalization: How New Technology, Innovative Business Models and Regulation Will Shape the Future of ATM

Speaker: Benjamin Binet

Abstract: Coming soon.
14.30 – 14.50  Thales 

Title: Airspace Mobility Solutions Towards Green Aviation

Lorraine Forestier

 Abstract: Coming soon.
15.00 – 16.00 

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16.20 – 17.05 The Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance 

Title: Air Traffic Control and Disaster Response

Speaker: TBA

Abstract: Coming soon. 
17.15 – 18.00  The Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance

Title: Technology and Training

Speaker: TBA

Abstract: Coming soon.


Wednesday, 11 March 2020 

10.10 – 10.35 Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Title: Increasing Security in Air-Ground Communications: Next Generation ATC Radio with Security-by-Design Architecture

Francesco Gualtieri

Abstract: The availability of ATC infrastructures is the prerequisite for safe airspace operations. ATC systems, currently evolving towards modern IP based architectures, take advantage of the flexibility, scalability and security capability offered by IP technology. Rohde & Schwarz supports this approach and redefines the next generation of ATC radios, introducing an innovative security-by-design architecture, resulting in a highly resilient radio. While security requirements are the main driver for the overall design of the new IP based radio, the multiple IP interfaces flexibly support various deployment scenarios in modern ATC networks.

10.45 – 11.45 Wing

Title: UTM & ATM: Integrate Now or Integrate Later?

Henrik Holelei, DG MOVE, European Commission
Mildred Troegeler,
Boeing NeXt
Jay Merkle,
UAS Integration Office, FAA
Antoine Martin,
DGAC France
Reinaldo Negron,
Wing Aviation

Abstract: At the foundation, both manned aviation and the unmanned industry believe that a cooperative approach is required to safely integrate unmanned technology into the airspace. However, there remains a lack of consensus on how, or if, ANSPs and UAS service providers integrate to ensure that safety standards are upheld. The different requirements of ATM and UTM may be best incorporated through a model that enables operations in parallel while exchanging information. This model has been seen in practice by the FAA, facilitated by NASA, and a similar structure is also being incorporated by several European air navigation services in a  ‘U-space together’ implementation. This panel will bring together the different perspectives of the various  stakeholders including ANSP, regulator and UTM provider to address technical concerns on various approaches to UTM,  highlight the ways in which UTM providers and ANSPs are collaborating under a federated model, and prompt discussion and audience participation around how we will work together to create harmonization across the airspace.

11:55 – 12.20 Leonardo

Title: AI in the Evolution of Airport 4.0

Aniello Napolitano

Abstract: AI has the ability to identify people, objects, and movements and to create alerts in response to identified threats or behavioral anomalies. Leonardo's approach to Airport 4.0 aims to allow the localisation and identification of non-cooperative mobiles (vehicles, aircraft and drones) in the airport environment using video cameras streaming via the use of the artificial intelligence especially in the remote tower solution. The added value is the strong integration with A-SMGCS functionalities with augmented reality in order to replace the out of window picture, with no impact on functionalities and capabilities.
12.30 – 13.10 FABEC/FABCE

Title: FAB CE and FABEC – Cross-FAB-Cooperation is Making the Single European Sky a Reality

Markus Pohanka
Austro Control

Valerie Hackl
Austro Control
Prof Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, DFS
Peggy Devestel, skeyes
Matej Eljon, FAB CE Aviation Services Ltd.

Abstract: Cooperation between functional airspace blocks (FABs) in Europe’s busiest airspace is transforming air traffic management (ATM) performance in line with the European Commission’s original Single European Sky (SES) vision. High level representatives from both FABs will discuss in this panel how cross-border cooperation between FAB CE and FABEC has already resulted in shorter routes, less fuel burn, fewer delays and a reduced environmental footprint. Successful operational initiatives to improve ATM performance have been launched across a broad range of areas - including free route airspace (FRA), complex airspace redesign to optimize en-route efficiencies, improved descent and ascent profiles around major airports and better management of traffic flows in congested airspace. Cross-border airspace management measures to tackle climate change are now in place to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and disruption to en route services as a result of severe weather over the Alps. Alongside closer operational day-to-day cooperation, both FABs are closely working on strategic issues to enhance overall ATM performance management and deliver harmonised procedures for training activities and aeronautical information management. The panel will highlight the achievements of this close collaboration and - more importantly for the future - will provide a clear view of how FAB CE and FABEC will extend their cooperation to the benefit of passengers, aircraft operators and all European citizens.

13.15 – 13.35 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Title: Functions and Workflows in the German UTM System

Ralf Heidger

Abstract: The German UTM system by DFS combines a variety of sensing technologies, multi-sensor data fusion and a workflow engine for UTM mission planning and execution to an internet-based work environment for drone flights. This environment is used by operators, pilots and various authorities, which are the key stakeholders in UTM. It includes web portals for registration for operators, and web portals for authorities in the workflow of flight permissions and monitoring of operations. Mobile apps support the UAS pilot in the field. The presentation provides an overview of the various functional sets, its interrelations and workflows. Additionally, an outlook will be given how to integrate UTM with ATM.

13.35 – 14.00 Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANS) Title: Addressing the Demand for ATCOs Through Innovative Resourcing

Paul Diestelkamp
Abstract: ANS have reacted to the high demand for ATCOs in the UK market by establishing a UK certified ab-initio ATCO training course in close cooperation with our German parent company, DFS. This capability ensures a reliable and consistent supply of licenced ATCOs and includes both aerodrome and approach training. We have recently launched an ATCO Resource Subscription Scheme, which offers the opportunity for ATC units in the UK to be supplied with licenced staff by us. We deploy staff to the unit on a rotational basis, ensuring uninterrupted resource availability for as long as each partner requires. This scheme can be enhanced by utilising our state-of-the-art simulators for a tailored training programme, which has proven to reduce validation times significantly. This ATC staffing scheme utilises previously proven training elements in a revolutionary manner, delivering highly effective capabilities in support of the industry.
14.05 – 15.05 Searidge Technologies

Title: Driving Innovation in Aviation

Marco Rueckert, Cameron Hudson, and Josha Bharadwa 

Abstract: Typically known as an industry slow to adopt technology, there are lots of exciting new technology solutions now available to advance airport operations and increase the efficiency of Air Traffic Management. Join Searidge as we highlight some of the innovative technology being deployed to immediately benefit airports by driving the airport digital transformation process forward and to improve the operational efficiency of Air Navigation Service Providers. 
- Advanced image segmentation using AI 
- Turn around tracking
- AI voice pipeline and potential applications for ATC
- Advanced data visualization
- High performance stitched video anywhere 
- AI use cases for en-route data

15.15 – 15.50 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Title: FAA’s Future Vision Challenges and Principles to Consider / Leadership of Thought

Jay Merkle, UAS Integration Office, FAA
Joachim Luecking,
DG MOVE, European Commission
Reinaldo Negron,
Andy Sage, NATS

Abstract: Panel discussion will be about mindset shifts on UTM, what’s needed in international harmonization efforts, and how industry collaboration is supporting faster integration.
- Integrating Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM), ATM, ETM and Civil Commercial Space in the National Airspace System; developing the suite of capabilities for the UTM
- Dismantling roadblocks to harmonization, especially for UTM
- Understanding the uniqueness of UTM – versus ATM – in pushing regulators to work with industry differently
- Leveraging industry innovation to scale up to UAM
15.55 – 16.35 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 

Title: Enabling Technologies to Support FAA’s Current and Future Operation

Steve Bradford, FAA 
Nancy Graham,
Graham Aerospace International
Olga de Frutos, ICAO
Diana Liang, FAA

Abstract: Discussion of how the FAA works with the Global Plans and International Partners in connecting technology to the future vision.  Discussion of global plans and a review of recent or planned demonstrations will anecdotally show best practices, recent advances and integration into operations as well as remaining gaps to get to implementation of these concepts.

-        Global TBO
-        Global SWIM
-        Global Trust Framework 
-        Global Integration of Operations in Upper Airspace 
16.45 – 18.00 Airmap

Title: Registries, Remote ID, and the Right to Privacy: A Discussion of Best Practices

Richard Deakin, AirMap

Andreas Lamprecht, AirMap
Antoine Martin,
Matthew Satterley, Wing
David Jones, Raytheon

Abstract: Drone operators in the E.U. and U.S. will soon be required to share identifying information: the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is requiring all E.U. Member States to have national drone registration systems in place by June 2020, and the FAA recently released its draft Remote ID rule allowing authorities to identify nearly all drones operating in U.S. low-altitude airspace. Remote ID and national registration systems are essential to airspace safety and security. They allow drone operators, government authorities, law enforcement, and the general public to know which drones are flying where. Remote ID provides necessary visibility and fosters a collaborative ecosystem for complex, autonomous, and enterprise drone operations, but it also raises questions about privacy and identity and access management. How do airspace authorities put Remote ID and national registries into place, ensure that the systems are properly connected, and strike the right balance between privacy and security? 

Thursday, 12 March 2020 

10.30 – 11.30 Airbus UTM

Title: UTM’s Role in Achieving an Integrated Air Traffic Management System

Isabel Del Pozo De Poza, Airbus UTM

Carlos Cirilo, IATA
Damien Plaignaud, Airbus 
Peter F. Dumont, ATCA
Antoine Martin, DSNA

 Abstract: With the introduction of new aircraft, flying new operations, we can no longer solely rely on human-centered air traffic management and legacy technology with limited automation. Additionally, today there is very limited air traffic control support in Class E or G airspace, as well as limited ATS capabilities especially below certain altitudes (circa 1000ft) where smaller vehicles operate. Thus developing a more modern, scalable digital traffic management infrastructure that integrates with our global airspace, and existing solutions, is a matter of necessity.

In this panel session, senior industry executives will discuss the role Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) must play to support the evolution of today’s ATM system to ensure the development of a long-term and scalable integrated air traffic management system.

The panel will focus on these 3 aspects of ATM & UTM convergence:
1. Creation of a global airspace operational concept and standards: The airspace of tomorrow can only deliver on its promise through collaboration between regulators, manufacturers, service providers, and consumers, all working together with a common understanding. We understand that in order to build the safest and most robust systems possible, a single global airspace operational concept, with associated standards needs to be defined and adopted.
2. An integrated air traffic management system: New air traffic management concepts for all airspace users that facilitate the safe integration of new vehicles and technology are needed. Industry has a responsibility to look at UTM for not just low-level altitude operations (drones) but as a holistic, integrated airspace. We must build this system with today and tomorrow's users in mind.
3. How will this work? Industry needs to support new airspace users and work with the relevant authorities to help progress UTM performance-based standards for safety, technology and security.


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