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10.00 University of Madrid Workshop RINGO: Research Infrastructures – Needs, Gaps, and Overlaps Nokia ATM Theatre 10.20 HEDIPRO: Flight Procedure Design Tool Frequentis Aviation Arena 10.30 ENAIRE: A Pioneering Strategy for Single Sky Communications Aireon Spotlight Stage 10.50 Safe and Secure Infrastructure for Future Automated Mobility Solutions Frequentis Aviation Arena 11.00 Visualisation of ATM Performance Across Europe: The Aviation Performance Interactive Dashboard Europe for Aviation Theatre 11.45 Diversity and Inclusion: From Policy to Practice in European Aviation Europe for Aviation Theatre (Stand 1151)

endra Kincade ran away from home at age 13, living on the streets before ending up in the Canadian foster care system. Eventually, she got married, had four children, and decided to train to become an air traffic controller. “That job saved my life,” Kincade said. But she almost didn’t make it. “There was only a seven percent success rate, and I was about to wash out,” she remembers. But one man believed in her and made her believe in herself. “His mentorship has always stayed with me.” Kincade, who is now an employer brand specialist with NAV CANADA, was one of five women who shared their stories during the Wednesday morning panel “Attracting and Retaining Women and Millennials in ATM.” In 2015, Kincade founded Elevate Aviation, a Canadian nonprofit located in Edmonton, Alberta, that provides aviation career support for women. “When we show them what it’s like to be an air traffic controller, a pilot, it sparks something in them,” she said. Panel moderator Michael Bell, senior client partner, civil aviation practice, Korn Ferry, said a study his company is conducting in partnership with avia-

Kendra Kinkade, NAV CANADA, talks about attracting and retaining women and millennials in ATM. To her right is Teri Bristol, COO, ATO, FAA.

tion industry organisations shows that while Kincade’s life experiences are exceptional, the professional hurdles she faced aren’t unusual. The study, which began in fall 2018, is called “Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling.” Bell said preliminary results will be announced in April, with the full report planned for the second quarter of 2019. “If there’s a headline for the study,

it’s ‘It Takes a Village,’” he said. Emerging themes from the 2,500-plus respondents show that women, business leaders, human resource professionals, parents, and the aviation industry overall need to help women and girls pursue careers in aviation and encourage them to become leaders in the industry.

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How Four Continents Handle Crunch Time

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s ATM capacity shrinks, can there be a win-win situation between air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airlines? That was the central question for

the Wednesday morning session “The Big Crunch—Hard Talk on ATM Capacity.” In Europe, where EUROCONTROL data shows air traffic delays have more

EXHIBITION HALL HOURS Hall 10 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid (North Entrance) Thursday, 14 March 10.00 – 14.00 Ryyan Waddah Tarabzoni, SANS, discusses airspace challenges in his country during The Big Crunch - Hard Talk on ATM Capacity.

than doubled from last year, this question isn’t easily answered. “We’re under constant pressure to deliver services in a cost-driven manner, but the supplier can’t expect customers to give all the solutions,” said Thomas Reynaert, managing director, Airlines for Europe (A4E). “Why should we pay for a service if we’re not getting that service? Suppliers need to be more agile or airlines might ask for competition between ANSPs.” ANSPs need to move to networkcentric approaches and flight-centered operations, Reynaert said. To help accomplish that, he said A4E is planning to “call out member states, which we haven’t done in the past.” The goal is to tell politicians that “our passengers— your voters—aren’t happy,” he said. Maurice Georges, CEO/director, DSNA, said the French ANSP has four pillars to mitigate capacity constraints: establishing a more mutual relationship with customers, including the final

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iTEC Members and EUROCONTROL Continue to Grow Their Partnership in the Joint Development of Interoperability Capabilities and EUROCONTROL. This collaboration agreement will enable the joint definition of operational concepts, common requirements, and shared development of the FOM and SWIM services. It demonstrates the commitment of iTEC and EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) with the development of SESAR IOP and European interoperability infrastructure. Sharing flight trajectories between ANSPs and EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager is one of the key functionalities required by the European Commission’s Pilot Common Project legislation. The joint development of the FOM and SWIM components enables this to happen. The SESAR IOP operational concepts are being validated in SESAR projects thanks to the collaboration between European ANSPs and industry. Robert Schickling, chair of the iTEC Board/Steering Group and managing director of operations at DFS concluded: “With Flight Object Interoperability, the iTEC partners are working together on technologies that are decisive for the future of the Single European Sky.

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John Santurbano, director of EUROCONTROL’s MUAC concluded: “This agreement is a significant milestone that strengthens the collaboration between iTEC and EUROCONTROL and a first step towards the deployment of a Flight Object Interoperability in an operational environment. We look forward to implementing the Flight Object at the earliest possible opportunity and roll out the latest technologies that will take us to enhanced ATM services.”

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Women & Millennials ❚

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Teri Bristol, chief operating officer, Air Traffic Organization, Federal Aviation Administration, said she used to take her three-year-old and five-yearold children with her to classes at the University of Maryland because she didn’t have childcare. After graduation, Bristol interviewed with the US Department of Transportation. A management training program that rotated among four government agencies gave her the specialised training courses she needed to succeed in the acquisition field. But as she moved into the technical side of the industry, she found management suited her. “I thought I could do a better job than the managers I worked for,” who were all men. Today, Bristol is in charge of a workforce of more than 30,000. “I’ve learned that the farther up you go in an organisation, it’s less about management and more about leadership. I don’t have to be a technical expert, but I have to be able to inspire people and develop people to take the organisation where it needs to go.” Bristol’s advice for women looking to get into aviation management is “you

Emma Parry, NATS, listens to Milena Bowman, EUROCONTROL, talk about what millennials are looking for in a career in air traffic control, during the Attracting and Retaining Women and Millennials in ATM session.

don’t have to be an expert at anything. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, because if you can’t get along with people and collaborate with people, you’re not going to go very far in your career.” Anne Kathrine Jensen started as an air traffic controller before becoming CEO of Entry Point North, a Swedishbased global air traffic service academy. Jensen said her career path has been divided into different phases. “I have three sons. When my youngest was a little older, I studied for an executive MBA, supported by my employer,” she said. “It helped me get the feeling that it’s OK to do something that you’re not sure you can do. You don’t have to feel like you can do everything before you do it.” Now, she leads an organisation of 150 people. But her business philosophy still dates back to her early days as a mother. “My first son was born with major dif-

Airbus EVP Engineering Jean-Brice Dumont, and easyJet's Group Head of Network Operations Hugh McConnellogue mark the start of FANS-C operational testing on easyJet's first A320neo equipped with this new technology. They announced the milestone yesterday at World ATM Congress.

ficulties and had to fight for life for two to three years,” she said. “It’s the worst thing that can happen to someone. In the business world, nobody dies if you make a mistake. You can always figure things out.” Bristol, Jensen, and Kincade closed their section of the panel discussion with tips on how to elevate women in the aviation industry. Bristol said the key is to get girls interested in aviation before they go to college, when it’s often too late. The FAA is partnering with human resource organisations to “recruit” kids, she said, including using technology and gamification to train aspiring controllers. Bristol also pushes for development programs that target future managers. “It’s the responsibility of leadership to identify people with potential. Women just need equitable consideration,” she said. The second part of the panel included a discussion on millennials and postmillennials, led by Milena Bowman, executive manager ASP a.i., Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre, EUROCONTROL, and Emma Parry, digital marketing manager, NATS. Parry said while the term “millennial” encompasses a range of ages, in general, this generation wants work-life balance, flex time, and the opportunity to try new things in their careers. Social media is an important millennial communication tool, she said, and members of this generation want to “make the gap shorter” between entrylevel jobs and executive roles. They also want to communicate regularly with

leadership. “It helps us feel valued and like we have a place,” she said. Bowman said young millennials raised on Snapchat and Instagram “need feedback in a nanosecond.” They use shorter words and a lot of emojis, so older coworkers may have to adjust their language to communicate with them. They also don’t want procedures detailed in a book or manual, but rather an app or a graphic. It’s important that older supervisors recognise that many millennials manage dual careers, Bowman said. Both she and her husband work in ATM, but her husband opted to work part time in order to care for their children. “We get a lot of questions and bias about that choice,” she said. “Millennials have shared responsibility for raising a family, and leaders need to adjust to that. Connectivity and technology allows us to work remotely and have flexible working times. And that enables all kinds of people to pursue a career.” Another key characteristic of millennials is that they’re not looking for a “job for life,” Parry said. But this can create issues for air traffic controllers because of the need for extensive training. Bristol said the FAA is dealing with this by using technology to expedite training time. The enroute center near Washington, D.C., can train a controller in about 26 months, she said. Controllers can also move within their organisations, going to security, tech ops, or management jobs. “The investment in their training pays dividends in the work they can do in other functions,” Bristol said.

Searidge Technologies System Operational at Hurghada International Airport System Solves Line of Sight Issues from the Tower Searidge Technologies, a technology innovator providing Remote Tower and Digital Airport solutions, announced yesterday that their Surface Management solution, including their Enhanced Airport Vision Display (EAVD) is now operational at Hurghada International Airport (HRG) in Egypt. National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) selected the Searidge solution to enhance situational awareness and improve line of sight issues from the air traffic control tower. Using its proven digital airport product, EAVD, Searidge seamlessly stitched together multiple

camera views from strategically placed cameras throughout the airport surface to give controllers full visual confirmation in areas that are remote or difficult to see. One of the monitored areas is the threshold and exits of a runway three km from the tower and blind to ATCOs at night. With the Searidge system, controllers can confirm hold short instructions and witness the aircraft touching down. With zoomed-in views of the runway exits, they also have visual confirmation that an aircraft has cleared the runway. The Searidge system also provides gate views that are completely obscured from the ATC tower. The new system allows for issuance of push back clearance without the use of a

follow-me car having to inspect the aircraft. "We are happy to be working with the NANSC team, and our in-country partner AudioTech, to improve visibility, efficiency, and safety on the airport surface,” says Karim Sharnouby, manager, business development, Searidge Technologies. “The successful implementation of this solution has given HRG controllers eyes where they previously could not see and given NANSC an alternative to building a new ATC tower at Hurghada International Airport.”

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Takeaways: Airbus UTM and ATCA

Defining Future Skies: The Evolution of ATM and UTM Dr. Isabel Del Pozo de Poza, head of Airbus UTM, and Peter F. Dumont, president and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), sat down yesterday afternoon at World ATM Congress to share their insights on best practices for approaching the digitisation of ATC and its integration with UTM. The industry heavyweights discussed how UTM will affect ATM, diving deep on everything from Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to lessons learned from other industries like autonomous vehicles. From Dr. Del Pozo de Poza: “To accommodate the changing needs of airspace traffic, building out a safe and robust UTM infrastructure will be critical. We understand that the proper evolution of ATM to UTM will require an incremental and intentional ecosystem effort. Working closely with regulators and policy makers will help ensure a highly global and interoperable system. We know we must start building this infrastructure today, so it will be ready before mass adoption of some of the more advanced unmanned systems, such as self-piloted air taxis.“ From Dumont: “Implementing a UTM system is an iterative process. LAANC is the first step and it is the logical place to start. The aviation industry is very slow by design at implementing new technology. We have to define the mission and requirements first or we’ll never get there. That will dictate what we do and how we do it. With UTM, we will get there – maybe not as fast as we’d like, because we’re being pushed by the speed of technology and constrained by the speed of regulation, but I believe we’ll get there – we have to so that our industry can evolve.”

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Peter Dumont, ATCA, and Dr. Isabel del Pozo de Poza, Airbus UTM, chat about Defining Future Skies: The Evolution of ATM and UTM.

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Thursday 14 March Free Education AIREON SPOTLIGHT STAGE 10.30 – 10.50 Enaire

ENAIRE: A Pioneering Strategy for Single Sky Communications

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FABEC OPS THEATRE 10.00 – 10.50 GUTMA Panel: FIMS – USP FIMS-USP, the Terminology FIMS-USP in the Network of U-Space Demonstrators ANSP Integration of UTM in the UK Evolving Traffic Management for Manned and Unmanned UTM Principles Promoting Safety, Privacy, Efficiency, and Fairness The ATM/UTM Bridge in Action

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11.00 – 12.00 GUTMA Panel: Operation Talks Flying A Drone In Controlled Airspace: The Challenge Leonardo UTM: an Integrated Platform for Today and Tomorrow’s Needs Complex Operations Using UTM Capabilities How Wind Lidar Technology Can Support UAS Operations Elements of U-Space/UTM Architecture - Initial Results from U-Flyte Research Programme Integrating Unmanned Logistics Missions into Thailand's National Airspace System

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HEDIPRO: Flight Procedure Design Tool Safe and Secure Infrastructure for Future Automated Mobility Solutions

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NOKIA ATM THEATRE 10.00 – 13.00 University of Madrid RINGO: Research Infrastructures – Needs, Gaps and Overlaps RINGO Project: Overall Presentation of the Project Preliminary Results ATM Research Infrastructure Needs for 2050 Drone Research Infrastructure Needs for 2050 Closing

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Europe For Aviation Theatre: European Aviation Organisations Team Up for World ATM Congress "Europe For Aviation” is the theme around which European aviation organisations working to implement the Single European Sky (SES) gather at World ATM Congress 2019. Strong collaboration between European aviation organisations (civil and military) is proving key to generating growth for the industry and to meeting the passenger demand for safer, smarter, greener, and more seamless

air travel, in line with the EU Aviation Strategy. During the Congress, these organisations will showcase how through collaboration they can go much further in tackling pressing ATM challenges, such as air traffic delays and congestion, drone integration, digital transformation, and cybersecurity.

Europe for Aviation Theatre The “Europe for Aviation” Stand (#849) and Theatre (#1151) will host a wide range of debates, presentations, and guided walking tours, illustrating the collaboration in action between European aviation organisations working to implement the Single European Sky, namely the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, SESAR Joint Un-

dertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, European Aviation Safety Agency, European Defence Agency, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, and EUROCAE. In doing so, the organisations will show how between them they cover the full project management cycle from policy and funding to research and deployment.

Theatre Briefings The last day sessions will focus on standardisation, ATM performance, and diversity and inclusion in aviation. 10.00 – 10.45 Standardisation in Support of Single European Sky 11.00 – 11.30 Visualisation of ATM Performance Across Europe: the Aviation Performance Interactive Dashboard 11.45 – 12.30 Diversity and inclusion: From Policy to Practice in European Aviation

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Youngest Woman To Fly Solo Around The World Helps Girls Soar Shaesta Waiz’s first flight was in 1987, when she was a baby. Waiz, her parents, and her five sisters fled their native Afghanistan during the Afghan-Soviet war and settled in California. Waiz grew up as an American but didn’t feel like she belonged in any country. Her parents kept a traditional Afghani household, and she assumed she would eventually become a housewife like her mother. But when Waiz was 17, she had an opportunity to fly in an airplane again. “It was if my world became electric,” she told World ATM Congress attendees during a Wednesday morning guest speech. “The power in the engines offered me a view of Earth and my place in it from a different perspective. I finally felt accepted.” That short airplane ride determined Waiz’s future. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and became the first certified female civilian pilot from Afghanistan. “I was on the path to become a commercial pilot, but I felt somewhat empty inside,” she said. “I felt a sense of duty to share my experience with other girls like me who never quite fit in.” So she founded Dreams Soar, a nonprofit supported by a variety of partners, along with an all-volunteer team of seasoned aviation professionals and college students. Dreams Soar is designed to help shape the future of young girls interested in aviation and

Shaesta Waiz, was the Special Guest Speaker during the first session at World ATM Congress Wednesday. She talked about flying solo around the world and about her foundation, Dreams Soar Inc.

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). “It’s built on the principle that knowledge is power, and it gives you the freedom to soar,” Waiz said. “It gives girls a village to support them in their educational endeavors.” In 2017, in an effort to reach girls globally, Waiz became the first woman to fly around the world solo.

She piloted a Beechcraft Bonanza to 22 countries, bringing STEM and aviation concepts to 3.000 children. Since then, Waiz has collaborated with over 30 STEM organisations, reaching another 8.000 children around the globe. “My message to kids everywhere is that they can dream and soar their way out of any situation,” she said.

Session Preview 10.00 – FABEC OPS Theatre Global UTM Association Workshop The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) is a non-profit consortium of worldwide unmanned aircraft systems traffic management (UTM) stakeholders. Its purpose is to foster the safe, secure, and efficient integration of drones in national airspace systems. Its mission is to support and accelerate the transparent implementation of globally interoperable UTM systems. The 70+ GUTMA members are distributed across 25 countries and 7 activities: ANSPs, infrastructure and data providers, UAS manufacturers, UAS operators, UTM service providers, and regulatory bodies and research institutes. Join GUTMA members this morning for two excellent presentations focused on flight information management systems (FIMS) and operations, including sessions on integration, lidar, and operations, from organisations such as NATS, Unifly, ANRA Technologies, AiRXOS, Altitude Angel, everis Aerospace and Defense, Leonardo, Project Wing @ X, Vaisala, U-Flyte, and Fling. Moderated by GUTMA Secretary General Benoit Curdy, this presentation will be the perfect way to end your World ATM Congress experience!

SESAR U-space Demonstrations in the Gulf of Finland to Reach the Next Level The objective of the SESAR Joint Undertaking Gulf of Finland USPACE project in Estonia and Finland is to take concrete steps towards showcasing how U-space can serve both unmanned and manned aviation from the very beginning of its rollout. The broad consortium with 19 members, including three world-leading UTM technology vendors and two ANSPs, is developing interoperability and data-sharing solutions, which are aligned with SESAR’s overall U-space architecture. A pre-operational authority SWIM-based Flight Information Management System (FIMS) integrates existing commercial off the shelf (COTS) UTM components. The consortium is also proposing and demonstrating new interoperability solutions to bridge gaps when needed. Seven advanced drone operational scenarios, including both manned and unmanned aircraft in shared airspace, demonstrate many of the most attrac-

tive use cases, relying on U-space services to be safe as well as cost effective with the aim to accelerate the realisation of a shared U-space in Europe, starting with low-level airspace. All three UTM technology vendors share responsibility for providing Uspace services to the drone operators and authorities in the trials. Data sharing will happen through the FIMS as well as delegated directly from UTM to UTM serving the same airspace. The seven ambitious trials include 10 drone operators in addition to manned aircraft: international parcel delivery between Helsinki and Tallinn; dense urban drone fleet operations in Helsinki with police intervention and also in Tallinn in controlled airspace; 100km+ beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) multisensory inspection flights in forestry and utility inspection; cooperation with general aviation and recreational users at uncontrolled airfields; maritime

search-and-rescue with drones and helicopters; and an electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) Volocopter Air Taxi flight from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Helsinki. The GOF concept enables shared situational awareness for all aviation stakeholders. The proposed SWIMbased, service-oriented architecture (SOA) underlines that the proposed data exchange layer might be subject to a centralised regime owned by the ANSPs providing unique services to U-space service providers (USSP). GOF addresses not only FIMS to USSP connectivity, but also proposes an open industry standard for connecting UAS to selected USSP services. ATM data, such as traffic information, is available to USSPs through the FIMS, and vice versa, making U-space immediately relevant for low-level aircraft, such as helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), air taxis, and state aviation.

FIMSs in different flight information regions (FIR) can also be interconnected, which will be demonstrated by connecting the FIMS in Estonia to the FIMS in Finland to handle cross- border operations in one of the trials. GOF and its different live trials have already generated large interest with both unmanned and manned stakeholder groups and has activated and inspired the commercial drone services scene in both Estonia and in Finland. The trials will be open to qualified visitors. A SESAR Walking Tour at World ATM Congress presented the GOF U-space project. The GOF U-space project was introduced to a broader audience and interested stakeholders during this tour.

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customer—the passenger; encouraging better ANSP networking, with EUROCONTROL acting as a real network manager; making technology faster and encouraging nontraditional uses; and getting buy-in from the workforce for long-term and short-term capacity solutions. “We’re much more open to having a public, open discussion between airlines and ANSPs,” he said, noting that airports also need to be included. Asia Pacific has the same capacity issues as Europe, said Tinnagorn Choowong, executive vice president, operations, AEROTHAI in Thailand. The current growth in the region is expected to double in 15 years, and Thailand surpassed 1 million flights last year, he said. AEROTHAI’S new ATM system is expected to be fully implemented by the third quarter of this year, Choowong said, and neighboring countries are also expected to install new systems that will allow more capacity. This year, AEROTHAI will be able to fulfill some of ICAO’s regional framework strategies to enable interconnected operations between countries in Asia Pacific, he said. Argentina is many steps behind Eu-

Page 9 rope and Asia, said Gabriel Giannotti, president and CEO, EANA. There’s been no investment in infrastructure during the last two to three decades, and the country is building its ATM system “almost from scratch,” he said. “We used to go shopping around— buy, buy, buy—for ATM platforms, but now we’re slowing down the process,” he said, in order to invest in the best products. In the last two years, Argentine air traffic has increased 30 percent, Giannotti said. The government is asking for more domestic operators, “but they want the same level of service as in North America. We’re not able to do that,” he said. Saudi Arabia is in the early stages of a capacity crunch, said Ryann Waddah Tarabzoni, CEO, Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS). In the past, SANS has focused on safety and reliability, but now it’s giving more attention to customer requirements and an efficiency framework between civil and military aviation, he said. Saudi Arabia’s new ATM system is set to go live before the end of the year, Tarabzoni said. And last year, SANS started an annual assessment with the country’s airlines. “We asked how we can provide stronger service,” he said. “A month ago, we launched a customer portal so airlines can communicate di-

Tinnagorn Choowong, AEROTHAI, Thailand, discusses topics pertaining to airspace in his country during The Big Crunch - Hard Talk on ATM Capacity session.

rectly with us.” Airlines aren’t happy with SANS’ cost of service, Tarabzoni said. But they do appreciate improvement in routes and technology investments like remote towers. Africa has 12 percent of the world’s population but only 2.5 percent of its air traffic, said Sandile Malinga, chief operations officer, ATNS of South Africa. So the issue isn’t capacity crunch, but rather preparing the continent for future air traffic growth. One key is promoting inter-Africa connectivity. “Sometimes you have to go to Europe to connect to another African country,” he said, noting that this

type of connectivity “will lay a good base for a common African airspace.” Another priority is investing in airports, including air navigation infrastructure like surveillance systems. “Where we have delays, 50 percent is because of airport constraints,” Malinga said. Capitalising on the African population is also important. “Sixty percent of people on the continent are young, and that’s an advantage we should explore,” he said. “They have new, fresh thinking, and are coming up with new ways to do things. It’s time to take risks on them, invest in them, and allow them to grow.”

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Speaker Spotlight

Altitude Angel’s Richard Parker Creates Global Solutions When Richard Parker and Altitude Angel started attending World ATM Congress three years ago, they never could’ve guessed where it would take them. At the time, the two-year-old drone services company only had 10 employees. Today, they’ve grown by three-fold, thanks in part to World ATM Congress. The aviation technology company met their now partner Frequentis at World ATM Congress 2017, and this year they shared some of their space at Stand 526. “You get out what you put in [at World ATM Congress],” said Parker, founder and CEO of Altitude Angel, with headquarters outside of London. “It’s the place for us to be and a great place for connections. This is the show that we by far invest the most in.” Parker also participated in the Conference Programme as a panelist on Tuesday morning’s “The Voice of UTM” session, which discussed challenges like establishing UTM standards. “It was an honor to be invited to represent industry. There’s not a uni-

fied view of what ANSPs can do in this industry,” he continued. For a young company, Altitude Angel is already providing UAS and UTM system solutions on a global scale, even recently opening an additional office in Vienna, Austria.

A Wealth of Free Education: World ATM Congress Presentation Theatres

“How do you continue or discontinue operations when you encounter a drone during landing?” asked Paul Diestelkamp, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd., during the “UAV/Drone Management - The Gatwick Airport Event” presentation. In his lessons-learned assessment of encountering an unknown drone, safety was a top priority. “Look at a solution that's future-oriented,” Diestelkamp said. “And watch how you can put drones to good use as well.”

“We need systems that are futureproofed,” said Parker. “We’re a technology supplier to ANSPs enabling them to offer UTM functions in their country as they see fit. We’re incredibly focused on safety, quality, and reliability – it’s at the core of everything we do – re-

inforced with our partners Frequentis and NATS.” Since their first appearance at World ATM Congress 2017, Altitude Angel’s industry footprint has only grown. Just last month, they partnered with DJI to provide enhanced airspace data to 32 European countries. On 21 November 2018, along with NATS and Manchester Airport, they successfully staged “Operation Zenith,” the most comprehensive demonstration of a UTM platform’s ability to unlock drones’ full potential. Just weeks later, drone sightings halted operations at Gatwick Airport, making Altitude Angel’s demonstration all the more important. “Europe is a patchwork of regulations and requirements. We provide that unification of technology and system,” added Parker. “You can do UTM today. We can help you decide what it should be.”

❚ Learn more at altitudeangel.com/.

Approvals, Terrain, and the End-User: Google Wing is Learning the Landscape In “What Wing Has Learned from Operating on Three Continents,” Reinaldo Negron, Head of UTM, explains that Project Wing was born with the thought of: “If ground travel isn’t always the most efficient, how can we get things to you faster, through the air?” Born out of Google X in 2012, Project Wing is providing on-demand drone delivery and still in testing stages in three diverse locations: Australia, Finland, and the US. Negron says these case studies show there is a real demand for fast, low-cost delivery, and that it can actually have a positive effect on merchants’ daily lives. “Less human touch and more automation [in this process], has shown [we achieve] safer, repeatable operations,” he added.

Michael Dubois from Raytheon at the “Low Level Airspace Surveillance” presentation in the Tower Theatre, noted the need to be more aware of challenges like terrain, buildings, wind farms, and blind spots like unpredictable and low-level weather: “The lack of low-level airspace coverage makes the phrase ‘below the radar’ a reality. Our ability to predict and measure must keep pace with the evolving needs of tomorrow.”


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Company Name Stand Number 42 Solutions B.V............................................................ 183 A-B-C-D-E ABB.............................................................................. 965 Adacel Systems, Inc...................................................... 598 ADB Safegate................................................................ 351 Advionics........................................................................ 961 Aerial & Maritime, Ltd..................................................... 171 Aero4TE s.r.o............................................................... 1101 Aerobits Sp. z o.o........................................................ 1308 AeroMACS - WiMAX Forum........................................... 117 Aeropath........................................................................ 592 AGI OneSky UTM.......................................................... 111 Agility Spain S.A............................................................ 801 Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic............... 885 Air Navigation Solutions, Ltd........................................... 834 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA).............................. 201 Air Traffic Management................................................. 1386 Air Traffic Technology International................................. 135 Airbus........................................................................... 1259 Aireon............................................................................ 925 Airline Ninety-Two.........................................................1406 AirMap, Inc.................................................................. 1214 AirShare......................................................................... 592 Airtel ATN.................................................................... 1350 Airtopsoft a Transoft Solutions company...................... 1269 Airways New Zealand.................................................... 592 Aistech Space............................................................. 1261 ALES, Member of ICZ Group....................................... 1171 All Weather, Inc.............................................................. 853 Altitude Angel................................................................. 526 ALTYS Technologies.................................................... 1167 Anhui Sun Create Electronics Co., Ltd............................ 333 Assmann Telecom......................................................... 153 ATC Network............................................................... 1382 Atech Negócios em Tecnologias SA.............................. 955 ATEN............................................................................. 496 ATI Avionics, Inc.......................................................... 1342 AT-One.......................................................................... 931 ATRiCS.......................................................................... 828

❚ See Exhibition Hall Floorplan on page 12 ATS Data Design......................................................... 1366 Avinor Air Navigation Services....................................... 1143 Avion Revue Internacional............................................ 1386 AZIMUT......................................................................... 272 Becker Avionics GmbH.................................................. 187 Biral............................................................................. 1147 Black Box...................................................................... 428 The Boeing Company.................................................... 276 BridgeNet International................................................ 1346 BULATSA....................................................................... 270 Cadmos microsystems Srl........................................... 1175 Cambridge Pixel Ltd.................................................... 1344 Campbell Scientific Ltd................................................. 1202 CANSO......................................................................... 403 CGX AERO.................................................................... 260 Chengdu Civil Aviation Air Traffic Control Science & Technology Co., LTD................................................ 333 Civil Aviation Air Traffic Control Technology Equipment Development Co., Ltd................................................. 333 Coastal Environmental Systems................................... 1202 Collins Aerospace........................................................ 1161 Comtech EF Data........................................................ 1352 Contauro AG............................................................... 1370 COOPANS..................................................................... 957 Copperchase Limited.................................................. 1330 Croatia Control............................................................ 1157 CS Communication & Systèmes.................................... 479 CS Soft a.s..................................................................... 460 Cybernetica AS............................................................ 1169 DANUBE FAB................................................................ 270 DFS Aviation Services GmbH......................................... 834 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH............................. 834 Diamond Antenna and Microwave Corp........................ 137 DLR................................................................................ 931 DSNA (Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne)..................................................................... 480 DSNA Services............................................................... 480 DTN............................................................................... 242 EANS.......................................................................... 1169 Easat Radar Systems Ltd.............................................. 888

Edda Systems............................................................. 1265 Egis................................................................................ 339 EGNOS....................................................................... 1141 EIZO Technologies GmbH............................................. 349 ELDIS Pardubice, s.r.o................................................... 460 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University........................... 1310 ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile)...................... 480 ENAIRE......................................................................... 844 ENAV............................................................................. 927 ENGIE Ineo - Energy & Systems.................................... 367 Entry Point North........................................................... 943 ERA a.s....................................................................... 1159 Esri................................................................................ 181 Esterline........................................................................ 213 Europe for Aviation - Stand............................................ 849 Europe for Aviation - Theatre....................................... 1151 Evans Consoles........................................................... 1322 Eventide, Inc................................................................ 1139 everis Aerospace, Defense and Security........................ 953 Everise Technology, Ltd............................................... 1392 F-G-H FAAMA......................................................................... 1374 The FANS Group............................................................ 177 FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH............................ 151 FerroNATS...................................................................... 826 Flight Safety Foundation.............................................. 1400 Frequentis AG............................................................... 526 Frequentis Comsoft........................................................ 526 Frequentis DFS Aerosense............................................. 526 General Dynamics Mission Systems.............................. 158 GESAB.......................................................................... 881 GL Communications, Inc............................................. 1367 Glarun Technology, Co., Ltd............................................ 333 Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance............................ 1306 Global ATS Ltd............................................................... 446 Gloss S.R.L.............................................................. 1368 GMV............................................................................ 1394 GroupEAD..................................................................... 590 guardREC...................................................................... 217

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251 sessions — 136 c ountries AND TERRITORIES — 253 exhibitors — 80+ ANSPs

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Exhibitor Listing

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Exhibitor Listing & Floor Plan ❚ Continued from page 11 Company Name

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Guntermann & Drunck GmbH........................................ 433 GUTMA - Global UTM Association............................... 1402 Harris Corp.................................................................... 426 Helios............................................................................ 339 HENSOLDT................................................................. 1117 HFC Human-Factors-Consult GmbH.............................. 375 Highlands and Islands Airports Limited........................ 1396 HIS Hermieu International Supply................................ 880B Honeywell.................................................................... 1231 HungaroControl............................................................. 335 I-J-K-L IIATAS - International Air Traffic Automation Systems... 1234 IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A............................ 883 IHSE GmbH................................................................... 407 Imtradex........................................................................ 209 Indra.............................................................................. 553 Indra Navia AS.............................................................. 1143 INECO........................................................................... 845 Infante de Orleans Foundation Museum (FIO)................. 105 Infinite Technologies, Inc................................................ 836 Inmarsat Aviation........................................................... 863 Innov'ATM..................................................................... 373 Insero Air Traffic Solutions A/S....................................... 446 Integra Holding ApS...................................................... 851 International Air Transport Association (IATA).................. 147 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)............... 115 Intersoft Electronics NV................................................. 961 Isavia ............................................................................. 337 Isdefe............................................................................ 951 Jane's by IHS Markit................................................... 1302 JMA Solutions............................................................. 1364 Jotron.......................................................................... 1233 KONGSBERG............................................................. 1143 KPGEO......................................................................... 177 L3 ESSCO................................................................... 1228 LAIC AG........................................................................ 803 Leidos........................................................................... 405 Leonardo SpA............................................................... 890 Leosphere...................................................................... 572 LLC NPO "RTS".......................................................... 1362 Logipix Ltd.................................................................... 594 LS telcom...................................................................... 151 Lufft Mess-und Regeltechnik Gmbh............................... 139 Lund Halsey................................................................ 1245 M-N-0-P-Q M.T. Srl.......................................................................... 971 McLaren Deloitte............................................................ 826 m-click.aero GmbH........................................................ 375 MEP............................................................................. 1330 Mestalla Interiorismo S.L. .............................................. 800 Metron Aviation, Inc..................................................... 1259 Micro Nav Limited.......................................................... 542 MicroStep-MIS............................................................ 1221 MITRE........................................................................... 574 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - ATC System.............. 1336 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - Lidar/Radar System... 1328 Moog, Inc.................................................................... 1304 Mopiens...................................................................... 1137 MovingDot BV............................................................. 1390 Nanjing LES Information Technology Co., Ltd................ 301 National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology............................................................... 1119 NATS............................................................................. 826 Nautel.......................................................................... 1201 NAVBLUE, an Airbus Company.................................... 1259 NAVCANatm................................................................. 816 NedGraphics B.V............................................................ 953 NG Aviation................................................................... 379 NITA, LLC...................................................................... 586 NLR-Netherlands Aerospace Centre............................... 931 Nokia............................................................................. 891 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems............................ 431 Obizco sarl.................................................................... 179 Observator Instruments B.V......................................... 1149 OCEM Airfield Technology............................................. 175 ONUR Engineering...................................................... 1163 PECASUS (Pan-European Consortium for Aviation Space Weather User Services).................................... 155 Plantronics, Inc.............................................................. 900 Polish Air Navigation Services Agency........................... 239 Polomarconi Telsa Spa................................................ 1235 PRS Polish Radome Services........................................ 973 R-S-T-U-V R.I.S.K. Company........................................................ 1204 Radiometrics................................................................. 304 Radome Services, LLC.................................................. 207 RAMET a.s................................................................... 1222 Raytheon Company..................................................... 1105 RETIA a.s....................................................................... 460 Rheinmetall Air Defence AG........................................... 896 RHOTHETA Elektronik GmbH...................................... 1255 Rohde & Schwarz.......................................................... 562 RYMSA....................................................................... 1165 Saab............................................................................. `305 Saint-Gobain................................................................. 303 Saipher ATC................................................................ 1103 Schmid Telecom Zurich................................................. 892

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Scintec AG.................................................................. 1212 Searidge Technologies.................................................... 826 SENASA (Servicios y Estudios para la Navegacion Aerea y la Seguridad Aeronautica............................... 847 Sennheiser Communications ATC/C3 Systems.............. 921 Si ATM........................................................................... 215 Siemens Ruggedcom.................................................... 119 SINTEF......................................................................... 1265 Sistemas Y Montajes Industriales, S.A........................... 258 SITAONAIR.................................................................... 371 SITTI.............................................................................. 571 skeyes........................................................................... 278 skyguide - swiss air navigation services ltd................... 1220 SKYLOCK................................................................... 1177 Skysoft-ATM................................................................ 1220 Snowflake Software..................................................... 1258 Solace......................................................................... 1358 Sopra Steria.................................................................. 488 SPINNER GmbH......................................................... 1324 Spire............................................................................ 1398 SRC, Inc........................................................................ 145 State Research Institute of Aviation Systems................. 473 STR-SpeechTech Ltd.................................................. 880A Sunhillo Corporation...................................................... 807 TACO Antenna.............................................................. 159 T-CZ, a.s....................................................................... 898

Technical University of Madrid - UPM........................... 1338 TELERAD....................................................................... 258 Terma A/S................................................................... 1354 Tern Systems................................................................. 337 Thales........................................................................... 515 Think Research Limited............................................... 1135 Thinking Space Systems, Ltd........................................ 240 Thruput ...................................................................... 1200 Time for Health............................................................ 1404 Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation................................................................ 369 UFA, Inc........................................................................ 882 Unifly........................................................................... 1145 University of Salzburg.................................................. 1388 Vaisala........................................................................... 572 Vertiv Integrated Systems GmbH................................. 1224 VITROCISET.................................................................. 540 VNIIRA-OVD JSC........................................................ 1260 VoiceCollect GmbH..................................................... 1301 W-X-Y-Z WEY Technology AG.................................................... 1220 WIDE/Foreseeson GmbH............................................ 1210 World ATM Congress..................................................... 105 YOUYANG Airport Lighting Equipment, Inc.................... 361 Zhengzhou Huahang Technology Co., Ltd................... 1384

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