World ATM NOW Tues 6 March edition

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09.15 Conference Programme Begins Conference Theatre 10.00 Exhibition Hall Opens 10.10 Remote Tower Control by DFS Aireon Spotlight Stage 10.30 SESAR Session: From Innovation to Deployment FABEC OPS Theatre 13.00 FABEC Workshop: InterFAB Panel-Volatility in ATM FABEC OPS Theatre 13.00 Civil-Military Integration in ATM in Germany Tower Theatre (Room N101) 15.00 Jane’s ATC Awards Conference Theatre 16.00 NATCA Workshop Nokia ATM Theatre 18.00 Welcome Reception Exhibition Hall

EXHIBITION HALL HOURS Hall 10 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid (North Entrance) Tuesday, 6 March 10.00 – 19.30 Wednesday, 7 March 10.00 – 18.00 Thursday, 8 March 10.00 – 14.00

Tuesday, 6 March ❙ IFEMA, Feria de Madrid

NOW Madrid, Spain ❙ #WorldATM

World ATM Congress 2018 Delivers the Context, Content, and Contacts You Need For three days in March, World ATM Congress in Madrid becomes the centre of the air traffic management (ATM) world. It’s the place to see and be seen in our industry. Six years in, World ATM Congress still reigns as the place to do business – delivering the context, content, and contacts you need to be a successful ATM professional. The event is the largest ATM forum in the world and the only event of its kind. It’s grown into a one-stop shop for all things ATM. World ATM Congress 2018 features a worldclass conference and more than 120 presentations in six free education theatres – Aireon Spotlight Stage, Frequentis Aviation Arena, FABEC OPS Theatre (new this year!), Nokia ATM Theatre, and Tower Theatre (don’t forget – it’s Attendees enjoyed a plethora of networking opportunities at upstairs in N101). Both the conference and eduWorld ATM Congress 2017. cation theatres will once again feature top calibre speakers from industry, military, academia, and government who will address miss the Welcome Reception (complete the technologies enhancing ATM today and the institutional and regulatory frame- with drinks, appetizers, and entertainworks necessary to implement them. Hear from industry leaders and representatives ment) at 18.00 on 6 March in the Exhibifrom more than 80 air navigation service tion Hall. providers (ANSPs) on topics such as reWe are ready to bring you World ATM mote towers, unmanned aircraft systems Congress 2018, the largest ATM forum (UAS), UAS traffic management (UTM), in the world. The question is, are you commercial space, and much more. ready? These 72 hours go fast, so make We guarantee that you’ll walk away your time count. With so much to do from World ATM Congress 2018 with at World ATM Congress, it pays to plan more ideas, more contacts, and more ahead! Turn to pages 6, 7, and 10 to new business. Just strike up a conversa- plan your first day of the show. Don’t tion – it’s that simple! The bustling Ex- forget: Help us celebrate Women in Avihibition Hall showcases 236 exhibitors ation Worldwide Week and set a Guin(turn to page 12 to see the full list of who ness World Record on 8 March (turn to you’ll want to visit) – all under the same page 5 for more details). Join your colroof as the conference, so it’s easy to leagues and thousands of other ATM keep the conversation going. Network- professionals from over 130 countries Spain’s Minister de la Serna ing opportunities abound at World ATM around the globe and be a part of what Hernáiz speaks to press at Congress – in fact, they’re built into the everyone will be talking about for the World ATM Congress 2017. schedule throughout the week. Don’t rest of the year.

World ATM Congress 2018 Set to Break Records

CONFERENCE HOURS Tuesday, 6 March 09.15 – 12.45 Wednesday, 7 March 09.15 – 12.30

❚ 236 exhibitors (more than ever before!), including 33 new exhibitors (list on page 10). ❚ Representatives from 130+ countries and territories and more than 80 ANSPs. ❚ Over 100 presentations in six free education theatres! ❚ A world-class conference that highlights technology and new entrants in rapidly changing skies. ❚ Don’t forget: Jane’s ATC Awards 2018 ceremony will be held on 6 March at 15.00 in the Conference Theatre. ❚ Don’t miss the Welcome Reception starting at 18.00 on 6 March in the Exhibition Hall.

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❚ Enter a competition to win a free pass to a CANSO event. ❚ Meet our programme managers and learn about our safety, operations, strategy, and integration and ICAO workgroups. ❚ Discuss the latest developments throughout the world with our region directors. ❚ Explore the latest CANSO publications. ❚ Find out more about CANSO events and conferences. ❚ Have your say on key topics and become part of the industry’s future. ❚ Celebrate women in aviation: Participate in the Pink Paper Plane Challenge (turn to page 5 for more information).

Join us for a behind-the-scenes session on ‘Buying and Selling in a Changing ATM Landscape – The Myths Dispelled’ at 16.10 – 16.30, Tuesday, 6 March, Aireon Spotlight Stage.

Visit ATCA – Stand 201

❚ Take a break and test your foosball skills. ❚ Take home a caricature of yourself. ❚ Win an Amazon Alexa device. ❚ Visit ATCA’s Plaza Mayor and catch up with other ATCA members. ❚ Sample American beverages and treats. ❚ Catch up on your reading with ATCA’s outstanding publications, The Journal of Air Traffic Control and the ATCA Bulletin. ❚ Hear what’s new at this year’s ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition and other premier ATCA events. ❚ Celebrate women in aviation: Participate in the Pink Paper Plane Challenge (turn to page 5 for more information).

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Flying Smartphones and Remotely Controlled Airports DFS, the German ANSP, presents two leading-edge projects at World ATM Congress 2018 Mobile phone technology may be used in the future to fly unmanned aircraft systems. At the DFS stand (834), visitors can see how these flying smartphones can be operated and tracked through the skies. This is not the only innovative technology the German ANSP has in Madrid this year. DFS is also presenting its remote tower solution, which is scheduled to be up and running at the end of this year.

Infrastructure for the lowest airspace

At its stand, DFS is showing how a UTM system locates drones using the mobile telecommunications network and incorporates them into an air situ-

ation display. DFS and Deutsche Telekom have developed the technology for drones flown beyond their operators' visual line of sight – for example, for control of flights along pipelines, or for drones used in agriculture or in search and rescue missions. DFS is currently testing the technology in a diverse range of practical trials. UAS transmit their position data to the UTM system over the mobile network. For this, they are equipped with an LTE modem, a GPS module, and a mobile transmitter. The UTM system creates an air situation display from this position data. The display shows any surrounding traffic and warns of conflicts. An advantage of using telecommunication is that the mobile network provides complete geographical coverage. The UTM system is based on the DFS multi-sensor tracker “Phoenix,” which

was developed by DFS and displays radar data for ATC. DFS adapted the tracker to correctly display the movement patterns of UAS, which are significantly different to those for conventional aircraft.

Remote tower working position with camera system

By the end of 2018, DFS will start operations of a Remote Tower Centre in Leipzig, Germany. Air traffic at Saarbrücken Airport – which is located hundreds of kilometres away from Leipzig – will be controlled from there. ATC at Erfurt Airport will follow in 2019 and then Dresden Airport at a later point in time. With this project, DFS aims to cut costs in the long term by using new technologies and procedures and by optimising staff scheduling.

Visitors can see the remote tower solution with its out-of-the-window view replacement at the DFS stand (834). The displays receive information from three camera systems, which are independent from each other. A 360-degree camera provides a panorama view of the airport. Another 360-degree infrared camera allows for optimal vision during bad weather conditions and at night. With the aid of two additional cameras, air traffic controllers can zoom in and track objects.

❚ Find out more at the joint stand of

DFS and its subsidiary, DFS Aviation Services (834), or attend the presentation on UTM held by Ralf Heidger in the Tower Theatre, 6 March, 11.20, or the presentation on Remote Tower Control held by Karoline Trull, Supervisor Operations Leipzig, in the Aireon Spotlight Stage, 6 March, 10.10.

SESAR Sessions: Tuesday, 6 March SESAR: From Innovation to Deployment

10.30 – 12.45 — FABEC OPS Theatre The full lifecycle of SESAR, from innovation to deployment is a reality today, already improving the performance of Europe’s ATM system. Jointly organised by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU)

and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM), this session will present the latest on research and innovation in the pipeline, as well as the status of SESAR deployment. The session will update stakeholders on the Pilot Common Project review, the Common Project (CP2), the next edition of the ATM Master Plan, and plans for re-


thinking the airspace architecture.

Women in Aviation

13.00 – 14.30 — Nokia ATM Theatre In 2017, the European Commission launched the Women in Transport EU Platform to strengthen women's employment and equal opportunities for women and men in the transport

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World ATM Congress 2018 Has Two Double-Decker Stands! World ATM Congress has grown so much in six short years that we’ve run out of floor space! But that won’t stop us – we’re building onwards and upwards! Don’t miss HungaroControl at stand 337 (right) and DFS at stand 834 (left).

FAA Goes International with SWIM With hundreds of US data consumers accessing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-provided data over its System Wide Information Management (SWIM) system, the agency is now coordinating with Europe to perfect SWIM interfaces and assisting the Asia Pacific region on its SWIM planning. The FAA is working with SESAR JU and SESAR DM to enable interactions among SWIM registries. Within a service-oriented architecture (SOA), a registry acts as a directory of information about services. The partners aim to enable organisations in Europe, such as ANSPs, to obtain aeronautical, flight, or weather data from the FAA by querying the FAA National Airspace System (NAS) Service Registry and Repository (NSRR) to find services that produce those data products. By the same token, an FAA SWIM user will be able to find services published in the SESAR registry. Two years ago, SESAR and FAA officials started with a concept of establishing a common registry, but early prototyping experiments led them to focus on achieving loosely-coupled information exchange and discovery between the two registries instead. Today, FAA and SESAR indepen-

dently publish their own information services in their respective registries. Together, they have developed a set of information exchange specifications that prescribe how SWIM users can discover services across registries. These include a specification designed to enable US and European registries to exchange information over the web, a common data model that means services will be described in a consistent fashion and a set of information classification schemes intended to help users selectively retrieve information from both registries. Building on these artifacts, FAA and SESAR are developing a general framework for SWIM registry interoperability. In the Asia Pacific region, ANSPs in more than a dozen nations are planning their own SWIM capability. For almost a year, the FAA has assisted in this planning since the US agency has an operational system and is sharing lessons learned. Some participants in the FAA-led international data-exchange demonstration known as Mini Global 2 in 2016 showed how nations could exchange data on international flights via SWIM. Exchanging flight data through SWIM will be a key element

FAA's Joshua Gustin, manager, Communication, Information, and Network Programs (CINP), explains the importance of FAA SWIM data to industry representatives.

in Trajectory Based Operations (TBO). TBO involves exchanging 3D plus time flight data along a route from departure to destination, even for overseas flights. Many Asia Pacific nations are participating in an Asia Pacific SWIM Task Force organised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regional office in Bangkok, Thailand. Jeri Groce, FAA SWIM program manager, chairs the task force, which met in Bangkok in May 2017. A regional SWIM implementation work plan is

the first of two task force phases. The task force will discuss this work plan in development at the second meeting in Bangkok in April. The second phase involves SWIM deployment, which will conclude in 2025. “The task force is writing documents on the processes, procedures, and best practices that will be used in the region to implement SWIM,” Groce said. “Then each representative will go back to their country to obtain sponsorship and resources to proceed with SWIM development.”

100+ sessions — 130+ c ountries AND TERRITORIES — 236 exhibitors — 80+ ANSPs

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Check Out SESAR Walking Tours at World ATM Congress 2018 Get a taste of the ATM transformation underway thanks to SESAR members and stakeholders through a series of events and walking tours all week. The walking tours will give visitors an opportunity to meet with experts from the SESAR community and see firsthand the wide variety of solutions being delivered and deployed across Europe. Visitors can find out more about the SESAR-enabled ATM of the future by trying out an interactive digital wall at the SESAR stand (890). Tours depart from stand 890 and each last approximately 90 minutes. *Follow us @ #PoweredBySESAR

Tuesday Tours

TOUR 1: 10.15 – 12.15 Controller Tools and Team Organisation for Separation Management (PJ10 PROSA) TOUR 2: 10.45 – 12.45 Advancing ATM Systems to Support Advanced Concepts TOUR 3: 12.45 – 15.00 Towards Drone Integration TOUR 4: 13.15 – 14.30 Advanced Air Traffic Services TOUR 5: 14.30 – 16.30 Spotlight on Airport Operations TOUR 6: 15.00 – 16.30 Digital ATM: From Virtual Reality to Virtualisation

Don’t miss the entertainment at the World ATM Congress 2018 Welcome Reception on 6 March in the Exhibition Hall.

SPECIAL EVENT: Celebrate Women in Aviation Worldwide Week at World ATM Congress Be a part of history and help set a Guinness World Record on 8 March in Madrid!

To honor women’s many contributions to aviation, we will be taking part in a Guinness World Record attempt to launch the most paper airplanes at the same time across multiple time zones. A pink plane is your early entry to the Exhibition Hall! Follow these simple steps to participate in the Pink Paper Plane Challenge:

❚ Gather your colleagues and friends (the more, the merrier – that’s how Guinness World Records are set!). ❚ Stop by the ATCA (201), CANSO (403), or World ATM Congress (105) stands any time on 6-7 March to pick up and fold your pink paper plane.

❚ On cue, LAUNCH your plane at 10.00 on 8 March (Exhibition Hall doors open for the challenge at 9.45). ❚ Share your photos and videos on social media using hashtags #PinkPaperPlaneDay, #WOAW18, and #WorldATM_now ❚ For more information on Women in Aviation Worldwide Week, visit

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Tuesday 6 March Free Education AIREON SPOTLIGHT STAGE 10.10 – 10.30 10.40 – 11.00 11.10 – 11.50 12.10 – 12.30 13.00 – 14.00 14.10 – 14.30 14.40 – 15.00 15.10 – 15.30 15.40 – 16.00 16.10 – 16.30 16.40 – 17.00 17.10 – 17.30 17.40 – 18.00

Remote Tower Control by DFS Data: The New Fuel of the Aviation Industry Human Factors Integration in Safety Assessment 1030/1090 Monitoring System Safety Certification for Global Air Traffic Surveillance: EASA and Aireon’s Collaboration for Safety Approval of Space-Based ADS-B Multimodal Transport Safety Control for Autonomous Mobility Solutions New Training Needs in the ATC’s Liberalisation Process Beyond the Virtual Centre Concept: A Digital Transformation of ATM in the Cloud The ATM Policy Institute: Driving the Debate on ATM Liberalisation Buying and Selling in a Changing ATM Landscape: The Myths Dispelled Maximise Your Efficiency with Total Lightning Visibility ELVIRA: A Safety Management Tool for Safer ANSP Operations Added Value of IA Techniques as AMAS in Traffic Simulations and Predictions

❚ View session abstracts at: aireon-spotlight-stage

THE FREQUENTIS AVIATION ARENA 10.20 – 10.40 10.50 – 11.10 11.20 – 11.45 11.50 – 12.15 12.20 – 13.10 13.50 – 14.10 14.15 – 14.35 14.45 – 15.05 15.15 – 15.35 15.45 – 16.05 16.15 – 16.35 16.45 – 17.35

A Performance Based Digital Solution for ATC Training The Future of Connected Airspace Management Communication Systems and Sector Delegation in the Virtual Centre Ensuring Safe ATM Operations While Utilising Benefits of New Network Technologies Technology Trends in ATM: Key Enablers for Efficiency? Bridging the Data Gap for ANSPs to Achieve True SWIM Airport Management in the Box: The DLR Airport Management Simulation Platform ❚ View session abstracts at: Towards a New European Datalink Model Smart Airports: A Realistic Future for Today frequentis-aviation-arena The Revolutionary Analysis Tool for ATC's Voice Network Evolution: SIGNUM T50 GUIDEing the Safe Integration of Drones into Our Airspace Achieving Airspace Operational and Capacity Efficiency and Noise Mitigation Solutions through GBAS Deployment

new this year: FABEC OPS THEATRE FABEC's six states — Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland — make up one of the busiest and most complex airspaces in the world. Most major European airports, major civil airways, and military training areas are in this area. FABEC airspace covers 1.7 million km² and handles about 5.8 million flights per year – 55 percent of European air traffic. Visit the FABEC OPS Theatre all week to hear operational experts discuss key topics such as traffic volatility, adverse weather affects, new developments in flow management, and cross-border free route airspace.

10.30 – 12.45 13.00 – 15.00 15.15 –16.15 16.30 – 17.30

SESAR: From Innovation to Deployment InterFAB Panel — Volatility in ATM: Cases, Challenges, Solutions Discover EU Funding Opportunities Worth €300 Million and Be a Part of It (by GSA – European GNSS Agency – & INEA Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) Project Altiscope by Airbus A3

❚ View session abstracts at: fabec-ops-theatre

NOKIA ATM THEATRE 11.00 – 11.30 Time to Disrupt Routine 11.45 – 12.45 Critical Communication Solutions Harnessing New Network Strategies 13.00 – 14.30 SESAR: Women in Aviation 13.00 – 13.10 Opening Speech: Matthew Baldwin, European Commission 13.10 – 13.15 Introductory Remarks: Florian Guillermet, SESAR JU 13.15 – 13.30 Keynote: Ana Gomez Pineda, Head of Economic and Air Navigation Department, AESA/Spanish Ministry 13.30 – 14.15 Panel Discussion: Experiences from Women in the Sector 14.15 – 14.30 Q&A with the Audience; Session Closing: Francis Richards, Easyjet/SESAR ❚ View session abstracts at: 16.00 – 18.00 NATCA Workshop ATSAP: Improving Safety Through Frontline Reporting nokia-atm-theatre The Alliance: A Global View of Collaboration

TOWER THEATRE 10.50 – 11.10 11.20 – 11.40 12.00 – 12.20 12.30 – 12.50 13.00 – 13.20 13.30 – 13.50 14.15 – 14.35 14.45 – 15:05 15.15 – 15.35 15.45 – 16.05 16.15 – 16.35 16.45 – 17.05 17.15 – 17.35

Integrated Solutions for Voice Communication in an ATC Environment (VoIP in REDAN) UTM and ANSPs: DFS Activities on UTM and U-space 4D-Trajectory Predictability and Uncertainty Management INSIGNIA: Road to the Next AIP Civil-Military Integration in ATM in Germany: a Flagship Model How KVM Can Add Resilience to Air Traffic Management Infrastructure Creating a Digital Tower Ecosystem Safety Assessment of Surveillance Chains Securing Aiport Operations: Enabling UTM Remote Tower: Virtual Assistance Saab Digital Towers: Technology is Only Half the Delivery Delivering Outstanding Airspace Re-design: The 3 to Thrive! ENAV Decision Support System (DSS): A Powerful Ally to Ensure Highest Level of Safety in ATS Units

❚ View session abstracts at: tower-theatre

❚ See EUROCONTROL and Conference Theatre Schedules on page 10

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Conference Programme Rapidly Changing Skies – Around the World 09.15 – 09.50 Brief Introductions and Opening/Welcome Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Jeff Poole, Director General, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Julio Gómez-Pomar, Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing and President of ENAIRE Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz, Minister, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Spain






de la Serna Hernáiz

09.50 – 10.30 Session One: Keynote Speakers Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council, ICAO Eamonn Brennan, Director General, EUROCONTROL

10.30 – 11.00 Networking Break (Conference Lunch Area), Sponsored by JMA Solutions 11.00 – 12.45 Session Two: Rising Upwards – The Growth and Challenges of Autonomous Operations in ATM





Aviation’s original purpose was to move people and goods to improve the quality of the lives of citizens. Now the aviation system is being expanded to use airspace, and improve the lives of citizens, in ways previously beyond our imagination: • Bringing the internet to under-served places on the globe with semi-autonomous craft that function like cell towers in the sky • Delivery of urgently needed medicines or other goods by semi-autonomous craft at low altitudes • Providing humanitarian aid after a disaster, using semi-autonomous craft so that first responders are not put in danger while saving lives • New and creative types of urban transport to ‘rise above’ congestion in other modes of transport Billions of dollars are being invested by these new entrants – they are here NOW, and in early operation, NOW. How can the concept of operations for upper airspace (FL600 and above) for new entrants with the ability to self-separate help to put autonomous operations on the fast track for conventional airspace? Can it be one of our proving grounds for managing autonomous flight? How do we manage the challenges of autonomous operations in interaction with humans and decide on the optimum balance for autonomy and automation to supplement or replace human func-





tions? What are the needs for organisational and process adaptations to exploit autonomy and automation safely in a fast-changing ATM environment? This session will comprise a mix of joint briefings and discussions that will reveal not only what is already happening and planned in autonomous ATM operations but how this has been achieved, how it has changed thinking and approaches along the way and what all this means as we move forward. Introduction and Moderator: Nancy Graham, President, Graham Aerospace International Panel: Teri L. Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA Air Traffic Organization Jason Harfield, Chief Executive Officer, Airservices Australia Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, Chairman and CEO, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH Alex Bristol, Chief Executive Officer, skyguide Dr. Tom Prevot, Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems, Uber Elevate James Ryan Burgess, Co-Lead of Project Wing, Google/Alphabet Todd Donovan, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Thales Air Traffic Management

12.45 Conference Lunch (Conference Lunch Area) and World ATM Congress Exhibition 18.00 Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall

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World ATM Congress Is a Can’t-Miss Event “It’s become a sort of institution, this meeting in Madrid. I’m very proud of it … The size of the event is such that for a manager in three days, you make your job for three months because you meet anyone you need to meet over here: colleagues, customers, suppliers, regulators – everybody’s here. All the ATM stakeholders are coming to Madrid.”

Speaker Spotlight:

– Massimo Garbini, CEO, IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi and former SESAR Deployment Manager, Managing Director

Peter Sachs, Safety and Risk Architect for Altiscope at A3 by Airbus, will discuss new ways of enabling high-density UAV operations on Tuesday, 6 March, in the FABEC OPS Theatre at 16.30.

The message I want to get across in my panel is … that risk matters. There is a sea change coming in the ways we use and manage our airspace as UAV operations grow. Drone-based missions like package delivery and urban air taxis are taking to the air today. If we are proactive in how we identify and manage risk, there are safe ways to integrate these vehicles and transform our airspace. I feel most successful when … I'm able to wrap my head around a new concept, master it, and help my colleagues understand it, too. A few years ago, I made a set of training materials and simulator exercises for the new Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) radar system at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). A few controllers at other facilities heard about it, and soon, other towers across the country were also using those training materials. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? The late aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson. I’d love to hear his take on the “wicked problems” we’re tackling in aviation today. His “Keep It Simple, Stupid” principle is probably more important than ever. What book is currently on your night stand? If I'm being honest, it's Kim West's "Good Night, Sleep Tight" guidebook for helping babies sleep -- our most pressing issue as parents of a nine-month-old. How I got into the aviation/ATM industry: I was the kid who would sit glued to the window on cross-country flights listening to the ATC chatter on channel 9 on United Airlines. But it wasn't until I'd been laid off from my job as a reporter that the door opened for me to become a controller. Soon enough, it was me on local control, working all four runways at once at SFO Tower!

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Uniting Aviation Stakeholders By Hannu Juurakko, Vice President ATM Civil, Frequentis AG Each year, we talk about change: planned change, adapting to change, and actively managing the change. This year, a focus on the changing face of partnerships and alliances is also prominent. Two things I am still certain of — air traffic will continue to grow, and technology will continue to advance to meet industry demands. But ANSPs and their suppliers are now facing a transformation of their business models, breaking down established, historical organisational barriers. Working together on the joint development and delivery of services will maximise opportunities, optimise resources, and share common operational methods and efficiencies. Through this we can actively shape the future of aviation by creating a united aviation ecosystem based upon open interfaces and standards, overcoming national and organisational barriers to focus on the delivery of true economic benefits. ATM efficiency can also eliminate regional or national barriers, and using new technologies like IPbased communications, virtualised ATC services, and intelligent networking, new concepts of operations can be carefully utilised to provide more costefficient ATC services. We know that the driving force for customers is always increased efficiency and cost savings, while maintaining or enhancing safety, and we are now seeing new technologies adopted much quicker than before. Remote tower is one such solution forging ahead, and no longer just for regional airports.

ANSPs and their suppliers are now facing a transformation of their business models, breaking down established, historical organisational barriers.

The increased flexibility, technical redundancy, and availability of services are attractive to airports faced with increasing costs, but there is still uncertainty surrounding visualisation systems replacing the atthe-glass view. This is where ATM-grade networks are essential to ensure a complete airport picture and end-to-end performance by detecting resolution failures and automatically rerouting the network. Enabling efficient ATC services for multiple towers

is more important than ever. We are currently working on procedures and support tools with selected ANSPs to make this happen in a safe manner. The SESAR 2020 project PJ05 aims to bring this concept to the next level. Along with HungaroControl, DLR, and Leonardo, we have successfully conducted the first validation campaign, demonstrating that this can work! The latest trend for the joint provision of remote tower through strategic alliances is set to make an even bigger impact on remote and virtual centres. Combining technical expertise with industry and operator know-how further amplifies the possibility of implementation, as it ensures customers and operators/controllers of the solution’s sophistication and the potential for job enrichment. Frequentis is a great supporter of joint ventures, combining strength and experience with technical capabilities to jointly drive the marketing of remote virtual tower solutions and promoting the technical, operational, and economic potential to customers globally. We are excited for the next step.

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Tuesday 6 March Free Education EUROCONTROL at World ATM Congress EUROCONTROL will once again be taking part in World ATM Congress 2018, joining the international ATM community in Madrid. At the EUROCONTROL Stand (849), visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about how EUROCONTROL can support aviation through hands-on experience of the latest products and briefings on a wide range of topics. Briefings Theatre briefings are an integral part of EUROCONTROL's stand experience. They provide the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in ATM on a pan-European level. Don’t miss the first live connection with the Network Manager Operations Centre and briefings on drones, A-CDM automation at regional airports, cybersecurity in European ATM, data link performance measurement, radio frequency function performance, ASBU monitoring in the ICAO European Region, and new-generation voice communication system.

❚ View session abstracts at: eurocontrol-schedule

10.15 - 10.45 10.45 - 11.15 11.30 - 12.00 12.15 - 12.45 12.45 - 13.15 13.15 - 13.45 13.45 - 14.15 14.15 - 15.00 15.15 - 15.45 16.00 - 16.30 16.30 - 17.00 17.00 - 17.30

New-Generation Voice Communications System Can Elements of A-CDM Be Automated at Regional Airports? A Two-Way Live Connection with the Brussels-based Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) ASBU Monitoring In The ICAO European Region Current Radio Frequency Function Performance and the Expected Benefits of 8.3 Implementation New-Generation Voice Communications System Cybersecurity in European ATM The Eurocontrol-Easa UAS Operational Concept and Podium A Two-Way Live Connection with the Brussels-based Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) Can Elements Of A-CDM Be Automated at Regional Airports? Asbu Monitoring in the ICAO European Region Datalink Performance Measurement by the Network Manager

Stand Exhibits PJ09 Advanced Demand Capacity Balance (DCB). 10.00 – 14.00 on 6 March, 14.00 – 16.00 on 7 March PJ02 Leading Optimised Runway Delivery (LORD). 14.00 – 19.30 on 6 March, 10.00 – 14.00 on 7 March

New Exhibitors for 2018 Aeropath AirMap, Inc. ANS Finland Black Box Network Services Borealis Alliance Cambridge Pixel Ltd Civil Aviation Air Traffic Control Technology Equipment Development Co. Ltd. CENTUM Croatia Control DANUBE FAB DTN

Evans Consoles FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH FILBICO Sp. z o.o. guardREC IDB, Inter-American Development Bank International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Logipix Ltd. LS telcom LLC Cursir Lufthansa Systems Memotec

Metron Aviation, Inc. MSG Production AG Nokia OFNAC, Office de l’Aviation Civile Haiti Rheinmetall Air Defence AG SABRE State Research Institute of Aviation Systems TELMEK INC. UBIMET GmBh YOUYANG Airport Lighting Equipment Zhenghou Huahang Technology Co. Ltd.

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Jane’s ATC Awards 2018 Tuesday, 6 March: 15.00 Conference Theatre For the second year, the Jane's ATC Awards will take place at World ATM Congress. The awards honor excellence in all areas of the global ATC industry, from national ANSPs to large-scale industry partnerships to new entrants to the sector. The programme takes place at 15.00 in the Conference Theatre. It is open to all registered World ATM Congress participants.

For over 25 years, we’ve been at the forefront of aviation connectivity. Our high-speed IP platform, SB-S, is leading the digital transformation of air traffic management. And it’s about to unlock Iris – a next generation air traffic modernisation programme that will improve operational efficiency and enhance flight safety in Europe’s increasingly busy skies. ATM innovation. It’s in our DNA. To find out more come to Stand 863 or visit

Tuesday 6 March

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Exhibitor Listing and Floor Plan # 42 Solutions B.V. A-B-C ABB ACAMS AS Adacel Systems, Inc. ADB SAFEGATE Advionics nv AeroMACS - WiMAX Forum Aeropath Agility Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic Air Traffic Control Association Air Traffic Technology International Airbus Aireon AirMap Airports Authority of India Airtel ATN Airtopsoft Airways New Zealand ALES, Member of ICZ Group All Weather, Inc. The Alliance Altitude Angel ALTYS Technologies Anhui Sun Create Electronics Co., Ltd ANS Finland ATC Network Atech Negosios Em Tecnologias ATIS UHER SA AT-One ATRiCS ATS Data Design Avinor ANS Avion Revue Key Publishing Spain Avnon Group LTD AZIMUT JSC Becker Avionics GmbH Biral Black Box Network Services Borealis Alliance BridgeNet International Cadmos microsystems S.r.l. Cambridge Pixel Ltd Campbell Scientific Limited CANSO CENTUM CGH Technologies, Inc. CGX AERO Civil Aviation Air Traffic Control Technology Equipment Development Co. Ltd Coastal Environmental Systems COOPANS Copperchase Limited COROBOR SYSTEMS CPI Antenna Systems Division Croatia Control CS Communication & Systemes CS SOFT Cursir D-E-F DANUBE FAB DF Núcleo DFS Aviation Services GmbH DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH DHMI Diamond Antenna and Microwave Corp DLR GfR mbH DSNA (Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne) DSNA Services DTN Easat Radar Systems ltd Egis EGNOS EIZO ELDIS Pardubice,s.r.o Electronic Navigation Research Institute Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile) ENAIRE Enav ENGIE Ineo - Energy & Systems Entry Point North ERA a.s. Esterline EUROCONTROL Evans Consoles Incorporated Eventide Inc.

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