World ATM NOW Wed 7 March edition

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Wednesday, 7 March ❙ IFEMA, Feria de Madrid

09.15 Conference Programme Begins Conference Theatre


10.00 Exhibition Hall Opens 13.00 The Digital Tower Revolution: Leaders in the Industry Nokia ATM Theatre 14.15 Securing Airport Operations: Enabling UTM Tower Theatre 15.15 CORUS: A Concept of Operations for a Harmonised Approach to Integrate Drones FABEC OPS Theatre 16.15 The FAA Federal Contract Tower Program Frequentis Aviation Arena 16.45 SESAR Session: Data Link Services, from ELSA to Recovery Plan Nokia ATM Theatre

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

CONFERENCE HOURS Wednesday, 7 March 09.15 – 12.30

Madrid, Spain ❙ #WorldATM

With Flying Ubers Only Five Years Away, Autonomous Operations are a Key Challenge


isruptors and regulators shared the World ATM Congress stage Tuesday morning, discussing their different perspectives on the growth and challenges of drones and other autonomous operations on air traffic management. Moderator Nancy Graham, Graham Aerospace International, jokingly referred to the two panelists from the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry as disruptors, but the focus of the session was on transforming traditional air navigation service provider (ANSP) operations to accommodate the millions of semi-autonomous craft that are already in the worldwide airspace, or soon will be. One of those entrants is Uber Elevate. Dr. Tom Prevot, Director of Engineering for Uber Elevate’s Airspace Systems, showed a video of the US urban transport service, which is expected to be operational by 2023 in Dallas

Teri L. Bristol, COO, FAA Air Traffic Organization, gives her thoughts during session two of the Conference Programme.

and Los Angeles. The goal is to eventually operate globally, he said. Uber Elevate’s vertical takeoff and

landing aircraft look like large drones that can seat four people and a pilot. Continued on page 3

ICAO, EUROCONTROL Leaders Predict the Future


ir transport is a key catalyst of worldwide socioeconomic de velopment, but according to the keynote speakers during Tuesday morning’s conference programme, the next 20 years will present unprecedented challenges. Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO council, said his organisation is just a few years away from a second revolution in airspace design and management. The first revolution was at the end of the second World War, when the Chicago Convention that established ICAO was ratified. The second revolution will focus on accommodating more technologically advanced, efficient aircraft and drones. “ICAO needs to anticipate, enable, and guide this evolution,” Aliu said. “It’s an incredible force for peace, economic growth, and stability in the world.” Much of ICAO’s current focus is on effective air-traffic flow management (ATFM), including aviation system block

upgrades, performance-based navigation, system-wide aviation management, and other aspects of 21st century air traffic management. “Every member state should be preparing themselves to adjust to this new environment,” Aliu

said. However, he noted, competition for airspace is accelerating, and artificial intelligence requires new professional skills and cybersecurity plans. Continued on page 8

Dancers and guitarists entertain the crowd during the opening reception.

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They’re designed to fly customers to and from skyports on the top of skyscrapers, at a total distance of 25 to 35 kilometers. Prevot said the aircraft, which will hopefully be autonomous after the next decade, use electric propulsion with single rotors for elevated takeoff and landing, which makes them quieter. “They’re not intended to be a niche thing, or rich-people’s transport. Pricewise they would be about the same as an uberX [car] today,” Prevot said. Even before Uber Elevate hits the skies, there will be 2.5 to 3 million drones in operation in the US by 2020, Graham said, meaning that “regulators have to be looking at a different way of learning. We’re not just ushering in the future; it’s happening now.” The key, said Graham and other panelists, is to establish a pathway to air service providers (ASPs). ASPs are very different than ANSPs, said Jason Hartfield, Airservices Australia. ANSPs are all about control, whereas ASPs have a non-monopolistic focus. “If we bring the ANSP mindset to the ASP, this is not going to work,” he said. Hartfield said Australia has the most autonomous vehicles in the world, due to a fully-automated mining industry. Shark spotting and lifesaving along

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Even before Uber Elevate hits the skies, there will be 2.5 to 3 million drones in operation in the US by 2020, Graham said, meaning that “regulators have to be looking at a different way of learning. We’re not just ushering in the future; it’s happening now.” beaches are also tasks drones perform regularly. And in Queensland, a regional air drone is sequenced with civil aircraft. “Drones are affecting the way the whole society is operating,” he said. Graham said regulators are working in partnership with industry on autonomous operations “in a way that we’ve not seen before. Words we need to remember are ‘industry-led innovation.’” Teri Bristol, COO of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic Organization, said the FAA is already working with five private industry service providers to create automated maps for areas around airports where UAVs can operate safely. The maps are expected to be nationwide by the end of this year. “If we continue to manage and think in a traditional manner, there’s no way we could adapt to the needs of private industry, and we would be seen as ineffectual,” Teri Bristol said. Graham said another thing to consider is that autonomous operations span the entire spectrum of airspace up to the Karman Line, or outerspace.

Floating cell towers, commercial space launches, and solar unmanned aircraft are already operating in the upper airspace. “We’re all learning a new language— what exactly are autonomous operations and how will they be managed in the airspace?” she continued. “How does UTM (UAS traffic management) work with ATM, and do we need one or the other or both? There’s enough known about UTM at lower to apply to UTM at upper, but we must harmonise or we could be looking at three different ATM services.” Reinaldo Negron, Project Wing @ X (formerly Google X), said UTM is key for his company’s drone package-delivery service. Project Wing has a “nest” where drones “live,” he said. “They go to a merchant, then to a home, then back to the nest. We use UTM to manage this.” For the last five months, Project Wing has been practicing this service in a rural area of Australia, and is now ready to move to a suburban test spot. One pilot manages a fleet of drones, and UTM allows tra-

jectory-based operations. Negron said Project Wing’s basic UTM will be free for all drone users, just like Google Maps. “We think this is important for learning, for the industry to share.” Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, said his ANSP is partnering with Deutsche Telecom to develop UTM systems. Deutsche Telecom can track UAVs with LTE technology mounted directly on the aircraft. The data is transmitted to ATM systems via Deutsche Telecom’s mobile network, which provides complete coverage throughout the country. A remote pilot registers in the UTM and files a route, and the UTM checks the airspace and makes sure it isn’t occupied. It then approves the mission and transmits data to ASPs. Alex Bristol, skyguide, said there are tremendous opportunities today for UAV manufacturers and users, along with traditional ANSPs. “We can be scared and react defensively, or we can embrace the opportunity and act in a Continued on page 9

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Gender Equality at Full Throttle The role of women in aviation and the need for greater gender equality was the theme of a 6 March session in the Nokia ATM Theatre. Organised by SESAR members and partners in close collaboration with the European Commission, the session highlighted the status of gender parity in the industry and what stakeholders are doing to strike the right balance. Aviation – with a 40 percent female workforce - has been more successful than other transport modes in achieving gender equality. Despite equality being embedded into corporate human resources policies everywhere, it’s still statistically rare for female executives to ascend to transport’s truly senior roles, both in the boardrooms and on the flight decks. To level the playing field, the European Commission recently launched ‘Women in Transport – Platform for Change’ to promote gender equality within the transportation sector. “If we want our society to flourish, we need to engage all of its talents, all of its human resources, at all levels. By engaging women and men, together, towards gender equality we will make it happen,”

“If we want our society to flourish, we need to engage all of its talents, all of its human resources, at all levels.” —Violeta Bulc said European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc in a video message. Presenting the platform, Deputy Director General, DG MOVE Matthew Baldwin called on more aviation stakeholders to propose specific actions that favour employing women in the transport sector. Both SESAR Joint Undertaking and Deployment Manager are signatories of the platform’s declaration. National stakeholders are also taking action, as illustrated by Ana Gomez Pineda, head of the Economic and Air Navigation Department, Agencia de Seguridad Aerea (AESA), who presented the Spanish “Ellas Vuelan Alto/Women Fly High,” motto, which urges women to “stop dreaming, start doing.” Among its objectives, the network aims to recognize women that are already role models in the industry. Gender balance enables more creativity and efficiency in the workplace,

noted Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR JU. He acknowledged more needs to be done to ensure parity in SESAR JU management and governance structure. A lively panel discussion followed with women from the industry sharing their personal stories as well their companies’ initiatives to encourage gender equality. They shared some takeaways:

Alison Roberts, NATS SESAR Contribution Manager and Programme Committee Observer on the Scientific Committee, SESAR JU: “Women need to have the self-confidence to go for it, and at the same time, organisations must provide an environment that encourages women to reach their full potential.” Belen Garcia Molano, Chief of Continued on page 7

Offshore Precipitation Capability: The FAA’s Non-Radar Weather Radar The US FAA has discovered a way to provide controllers actionable weather intelligence without radar. The breakthrough, made possible by passive satellite sensors, big data, machine learning, and automation, will for the first time enable controllers to deploy weather constraints and no-go zones in oceanic and remote areas where weather radar is not available. Called the Offshore Precipitation Capability (OPC), the weather radar proxy was developed by the FAA’s Aviation Weather Division and MIT-Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) to give controllers, airline dispatchers, and planners a view of the internal makeup of weather systems in locations where next-generation radar (NEXRAD) is not available. The FAA continues to improve this capability, and this enhanced version is targeted for the FAA’s NextGen Weather Processor. The tool estimates precipitation location and intensity of storms outside of radar coverage by using machine learning techniques and data from nearby NEXRAD sites, visual and infrared imagery from geostationary weather satellites, and global lightning detection system data. Machine learning is used to create weather “models” by analyzing huge volumes of historical data from radar and non-radar sources, and identifying the links between the two. “We learn the relationship and use it to create a weather picture outside of the radar areas,” says

Called the Offshore Precipitation Capability (OPC), the weather radar proxy was developed by the FAA’s Aviation Weather Division and MITLincoln Laboratory (MITLL) to give controllers, airline dispatchers, and planners a view of the internal makeup of weather systems in locations where next-generation radar (NEXRAD) is not available.

Haig Iskenderian, an MITLL technical staffer on the programme. Along with a snapshot of current weather conditions, OPC in the future may also be able to provide a 12-hour forecast. The FAA has been operating OPC in demonstration mode as a situational awareness aid for controllers at the Houston, Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York en route centers and at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, Virginia. While not a substitute for actual NEXRAD, OPC provides a weather picture that goes beyond the visual and infrared imagery of satellites

by generating six colour-coded precipitation intensity levels within clouds — light green for the most benign to purple for the most severe. Drawbacks of using a modeled version of radar include uncertainty in the precise location and intensity of precipitation. Air traffic controllers, however, say it is operationally accurate enough to help and is a major upgrade to what they had before to watch oceanic storms — simple satellite imagery of clouds. Last fall, the National Weather Service pressed OPC into early service when Hurricane Maria’s winds destroyed the

NEXRAD site in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Forecasters there tapped into OPC over the Internet and used a combination of other satellite-based and ground sensor systems to continue providing weather advisories to the population. During both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials in the National Response Coordination Center and regional offices used OPC to gain an awareness of offshore precipitation and weather system movements. Along with emergency responders, the US Air Force has taken a keen interest in the program for worldwide operations. Officials are funding the development of a global version of the tool as well as the 12-hour forecast capability, an enhancement that will also be available to the FAA and other users.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Celebrate Women in Aviation Worldwide Week at World ATM Congress 2018 Be a part of history and help set a Guinness World Record on Thursday, 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 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 9.30). ❚ Share your photos and videos on social media using hashtags # P i n k Pa p e r P l a n e D a y, #WOAW18, and #WorldATM. ❚ For more information on Women in

Aviation Worldwide Week, visit www.

Yesterday at the opening of World ATM Congress, DFS introduced their remote tower control system at the Aireon Spotlight Stage. With the system, DFS wants to remotely control 30,000 movements a year at three airports: Saarbrücken, Erfurt, and Dresden. The system features a 360 degree IR-panorama view for the controller with a 5 Hz rotation, a pan-tilt-zoom video sensor (PTZ), a remote light gun functionality, and a colour video and infared sensor. DFS recently completed a successful large-scale SESAR demonstration, and German regulator BAF approved remote services at Saarbrücken by the end of 2018.

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Wednesday 7 March Free Education AIREON SPOTLIGHT STAGE 10.15 – 10.35 Global Airspace Catching up to Technology 10.45 – 11.05 IT Recipes in the ATM Field 11.15 – 11.35 Time Based Separation (TBS): Optimising Runway Operations at Heathrow Airport 12.00 – 12.20 Reliable Protection of ATM Networks Against Cyberthreats – Lessons Learned from Railway, Energy and IoT ❚ View session abstracts at: 12.30 – 12.50 GNSS Interference Detection with SRX-10i – Spain’s Airports Case Study 13.00 – 13.30 Resilient Architectures: Enhancing ATM Business Continuity aireon-spotlight-stage 13.30 – 14.00 GBAS - Tomorrow's Aircraft Landing Systems are Getting Closer 14.10 – 14.30 The Business of Air Navigation Services 14.40 – 15.00 Acceleration of the Operational Use of Doppler LIDARs for Implementing Optimised Wake Turbulence Regulations and Improving Wind Hazards Mitigation 15.10 – 15.30 ANSP Real Time Data Link Performance Monitoring 15.35 – 15.55 The Impact of Disruptive Digital Technologies on ATS Training 16.00 – 18.00 AeroMACS 2018 AeroMACS 2018 - Madrid will focus on supporting the global aviation community in managing profitable developments and growth of their AeroMACS networks. This year’s presentation will evolve towards the latest milestones, security announcements, new standards development, worldwide tests, and other successful implementations. It will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and strategies involved in operating efficient AeroMACS networks. The goal is for attending participants to gain concrete knowledge that will help them build best-in-class AeroMACS networks and fully utilise them.

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 – 16.05 16.15 - 16.35 16.45 – 17.05 17.15 – 17.35

Flexible Simulation Platform Empowers ANSPs to Solve Their Capacity and Efficiency Challenges Opening Up the Skies with Iris Leveraging the AIM Electronic Data Chain Achieving the Benefits of SWIM with Smart SWIM-based Applications Virtual Towers in Demanding Environments - A 360° Perspective Space Traffic Integration into ATM Drones: Creating a Safe Environment for Growth Italian Solution to Enable U-Space Leveraging Digital Communications to Deliver Integrated SWIM Solutions The FAA Federal Contract Tower Program Optimising Airspace and Airport Capacity for Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Benefits Optimising Airspace and Airport Capacity for Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Benefits

❚ View session abstracts at: frequentis-aviation-arena

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 ❚ View session abstracts at: developments in flow agement, and cross-border fabec-ops-theatre free route airspace.

11.15 – 12.15 South East Common Sky Initiative Free Route Airspace (SECSI FRA) From Concept to Successful Implementation 12.15 – 12.45 FAB CE Legal Entity as Common Procurement Platform 13.00 – 14.00 FABEC, NATS, Network Manager: Cross-border Initiative to Prepare for Summer Traffic 2018 14.00 – 15.00 InterFAB Panel: Adverse weather and ATM: Consequences of Climate Change 15.15 – 16.15 CORUS: A Concept of Operations for a Harmonised Approach to Integrate Drones in the VLL Airspace 16.30 – 18.00 How To Manage Drones In Low Altitude Airspace

NOKIA ATM THEATRE 11.00 – 12:15 13.00 – 14:00 14.15 – 15.15 15.30 – 16.30 16.45 – 17.45

Information Management and the Path(s) to Get There The Digital Tower Revolution: Leaders in the Industry European ATM Standards Coordination Group (EASCG) SafeGARDE Airports Against Malicious Drones SESAR - Data Link Services, from ELSA to Recovery Plan

❚ View session abstracts at: nokia-atm-theatre

TOWER THEATRE 10.20 – 10.40 10.50 – 11.10 11.20 – 11.40 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 – 18.00

DYLEMA Project: GNSS Interference Detection and Localization at Madrid Flight Object- Time for a Re-think ATC Communications in the Digital World Conflict-Resolution Algorithms for RPAS in Non-segregated Airspace Gaming the Training ... a New Approach to Training Air Traffic Controllers Simulation and Validation – Committed to Maximise Benefits for Airspace Users Securing Aiport Operations – Enabling UTM Data Sharing: How to Involve All Aeronautical Services for More Benefits Driving Performance Improvement, Enablers Selection and Procurement through Low Cost Modelling Safeguarding Continuity of ILS Services, an Innovative Service-oriented Solution EUROCAE

❚ View session abstracts at: tower-theatre ❚ See EUROCONTROL schedule on page 8`

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Conference Programme Rapidly Changing Skies – Around the World 09.15 – 10.30 Session Three: New Collaborations in ATM? The Changing Face of Partnerships and Alliances in ATM





Increasing liberalisation and commercialisation of air traffic services (ATS) as well as new technologies are changing the nature of air traffic management and the structures of companies that provide ATS. Voluntary cross-border collaboration is increasingly playing a crucial role in delivering the seamless airspace desired by airspace users and policy makers. A range of industrial partnerships, based around both projects and procurements, are now maturing, showcasing the benefits that can be achieved when traditional silos are removed and ANSPs work together and with other industry partners. What are the key issues that are emerging from industry consolidations, restructuring and new alliances? What are the new forms of partnerships and alliances between ANSPs, ATM industry members and other stakeholders and how will




they affect the fundamentals of ATM? What is new in civil/military coordination/ cooperation for ATM? Introduction and Moderator: David McMillan, Chairman, ATM Policy Institute and Gatwick Airport Panel: Martin Rolfe (NATS), Chair, Borealis Alliance Thomas Hoffman (Austro-Control GmbH), Board Chairman, COOPANS-Alliance Agustin Grellet, President and CEO, EANA Norbert Haslacher, Chief Sales Officer, Frequentis Georgio Cioni, Head Airspace Capabilities, NATO Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR JU

10.30 – 11.00 Networking Break in the Conference Lunch Area, Sponsored by JMA Solutions 11.00 – 12.30 Session Four: Changing Skies in the Regions This session will use moderated ‘speed chat’ panels to provide intense quick-fire, quick-answer speed chats which will each provide in 20 minutes a concentrated spotlight on the essential, strategic hot topics in four growth regions of the world. A mix of CEOs/DGs of air navigation service providers, industry suppliers

and industry commentators will provide the expert advice, in the format of one moderator/interviewer and two responders. Each speed chat will cover where we are today in the region, what is coming next and at what pace, and what are the implications and challenges.

11.00 – 11.20: Africa Hamza S. Johari, Director General, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (Moderator) Capt. Gilbert Macharia Kibe, Director General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Dr. Sandile Malinga, Chief Operations Officer, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)

11.40 – 12.00: Latin America and Caribbean Enrique Castillo, Business Development Director– The Americas, Indra (moderator) Jorge Antonio Vargas Araya, Executive President, COCESNA Carl B. Gaynair, Deputy Director General Air Navigation Services, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA)

11.20 – 11.40: Asia Pacific Prof. Vu Nguyen Duong, Director, Nanyang Technological University, Air Traffic Management Research Institute, Singapore (Moderator) Kevin Shum, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Simon Li, Director General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Department (CAD Hong Kong)

12.00 – 12.20: Middle East Alan Corner, Director Middle East, Helios (Moderator) Ryyan Tarabzoni, CEO, Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) Ahmed Ibrahim Al Jallaf, Assistant Director General ANS, General Civil Aviation Authority, United Arab Emirates

12.30 Lunch and World ATM Congress Exhibition

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Airworthiness for Military Aircraft, Airbus: ”There are signs that women are breaking through the glass ceiling, but we have to overcome anecdotal examples of gender biases on daily a basis.“ Ellen Malfliet, Marketing & Communications Officer, Unifly: ”Find the perfect company for you where you are challenged and encouraged to be the best you can be, regardless of your gender.“ Béatrice Pesquet Popescu, Director of Research & Innovation in the ATM BL, Thales: ”We need to act very early in the education system to encourage girls to-

wards technical and scientific careers, in order to ensure a gender-balanced pool of candidates.“ Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Head of Strategy, Technical and Operations, SESAR Deployment Manager: “We need to speak

out in order to dispel stereotypes that there are certain jobs that women cannot do. We need to instil in young girls a spirit of perseverance and self-belief.“ Francis Richards, ATM Manager, easyJet and Chair of the General Meeting of

Members & Civil Airspace User Liaison, SESAR Deployment Manager: ”It is essential to make careers in aviation more attractive to young women and to ensure equal pay and opportunities across the industry.“

SESAR Session: Wednesday, 7 March Data Link Services, from ELSA to Recovery Plan

16.45-17.45 (Nokia ATM Theatre) This session will bring you an overview of how Data Link Services (DLS) is recovering from delays in modernising ATM communication in Europe. Fifteen months ago, the

SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) received a mandate from the European Commission’s DG MOVE to act as a DLS Implementation Project Manager. The mandate was intended to recover from the fragmented and unsynchronised deployment of DLS in Europe, building on SDM technical

expertise and its unique position as coordinator of the SESAR Deployment Framework Partnership, which requires strong cooperation and coordination with the Network Manager (NM), EASA, and EUROCAE. In just 15 months, SESAR DM was able to fulfill this role successfully.

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Wednesday 7 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 Get insight into some of the latest developments regarding aeronautical information management, free route airspace implementation, how airports are connected to the ATM network and how CNS will be better integrated as well as the challenge and opportunity represented by drones. 10.30 - 11.00 11.15 - 11.45 11.45 - 12.15 12.15 - 12:45 13.00 - 14.00 14.00 - 14.30 14.30 - 15.00 15.15 - 15.45 15.45 - 16.15 16.15 - 16.45 17.00 - 17.30 17.30 - 18.00

IRiS: The Integrated Risk Picture for Europe A Two-way Live Connection with the Brussels-based Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) EAIMS: The Enabler for Information Management in the ATM World Integrated CNS: Time for a Conceptual Change Skyway Magazine Reception Free Route Airspace Becoming a Reality in the Core Area of Europe Airport Integration into the Network A Two-way Live Connection with the Brussels-based Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) EAIMS: The Enabler for Information Management in the ATM World The EUROCONTROL-EASA UAS Operational Concept and PODIUM Integrated CNS: Time for a Conceptual Change Free Route Airspace Becoming a Reality in the Core Area of Europe

❚ View session abstracts at: eurocontrol-schedule Andrew Kilner Moderated from Madrid by Gianni Lenti Peter Matern Emilien Robert, Pascal Barret Andreas Henn Matthis Birenheide Moderated from Madrid by Gianni Lenti Peter Matern Mike Lissone and Unifly Emilien Robert, Pascal Barret Andreas Henn

Leonardo Successfully Completes Factory Acceptance Tests for New Kuala Lumpur ATC Centre Leonardo has successfully completed factory acceptance test activities for its ATM solution in Kuala Lumpur. It includes latest-generation SIR-S radar systems and antennas at Mersing Airport, Langkawi Airport, and Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation approved the tests, which will update the new Kuala Lumpur ATC centre at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This upgrade is part of a wider programme awarded by the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation to local company AAT. Leonardo was selected to partner

with AAT in 2016 and serve as the lead original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to design, produce, and supply a new ATC system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport for the Kuala Lumpur Flight Information Region. The project will replace the current system at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport with a new ATC centre. Components include primary and secondary radars, Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, a Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) monitoring, VHF radios, AFTN/AMHS gateways, and

navigation aids. The comprehensive solution demonstrates Leonardo’s leadership in the provision of complex systems. “The over 1,000 successful tests were performed to guarantee the best performance of our systems to one of our most prestigious and historical customers who have relied on our technologies over the last 20 years,” said Leonardo Traffic Systems Line of Business Director Davide Cioppi. “The new systems will represent the best-in-class solution and

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“It would be more than disappointing to work so hard to establish the world’s safest, most efficient network only to find we don’t have enough pilots, controllers” and other personnel for future generations, Aliu said. Other challenges include a lack of global automatic dependent surveillance (ADS-B) across ICAO member states, but Aliu expects that by 2020, a number of regions will participate. “ICAO is working very hard to ensure that no country is left behind,” and wider adoption of space-based ADS-B will help, he said. Safe air navigation services in Africa are also a key priority for ICAO in the upcoming years, Aliu added. In Europe, air traffic is expected to increase substantially by 2035, said Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL. In 1999, there were 27,100 flights on

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a busy traffic day throughout Europe, Brennan said. In 2017, there were 37,200 flights. In 2035, the prediction is 58,000 flights a day. Already, European air traffic has exceeded its traffic forecast of 2.8 percent growth in 2018. In January, growth was 4.7 percent, and it hit 3.5

percent in February, Brennan said. “If we keep managing traffic and organising European airspace the way we are now, most of the current airports will not be able to cope by 2035,” he said. “This presents a very, very significant challenge.”

will allow Malaysia to have state-of-theart systems to manage airspace in the years to come.”

Brennan said this growth is fueled by a 65 percent reduction in airfares over the last 20 years, the rise of low-cost airlines, more point-to-point city pairs, low fuel costs, domination of A320 and B737 aircraft, and a burgeoning middle class in the Asia-Pacific region and other growing economies. “There will be an unstoppable demand for aviation travel over the next 20 years,” he said. “Emerging economies will be the powerhouse of economic consumption,” including international air travel and tourism. While European travel is at a mature level and North American travel is decreasing, Brennan said Asia-Pacific travel will fuel this growth. The current European ATM framework and approaches are not equipped to meet these future capacity, safety, and environmental demands, Brennan said. Key challenges will include investing in airport infrastructure, managing cybersecurity, and integrating drones into the airspace.

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Exhibitor Spotlight: AirMap New Exhibitor AirMap, Inc. sees the value of World ATM Congress so much that they brought 20 percent of their company to help showcase the stand. “It’s certainly a good use of everyone’s time,” said Marketing Director Jillian Switzer. “These are our customers so it’s our opportunity to show them what we’ve got.” A big part of AirMap’s company portfolio is their recent partnership with skyguide, the Swiss ANSP, to develop a national UAS traffic management (UTM) system for Switzerland. It will be the first national deployment of U-space, Europe’s vision for the digital infrastructure that will support safe and secure access to European skies for millions of drones.

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

Wednesday Tours

TOUR 7: 10.15 – 12.00 Remote Towers at Your Service TOUR 8: 11.00 – 12.45 Lights, Runway, Landing: Enhanced Runway Operations TOUR 9: 12.30 – 14.30 Advanced Air Traffic Services (2)

TOUR 10: 13.00 – 14.30 Connect, Communicate, Share: Enabling Technologies in ATM TOUR 11: 14.30 – 16.45 Enabling Drone Infrastructure TOUR 12: 15.00 – 16.30 Advanced Airport Operations TOUR 13: 15.30 – 17.30 Delivering Tomorrow’s ATM Platform

enhance and streamline air traffic control, management, and airport operations beyond the tower. In ground operations, security systems, and training/simulation rooms the technology simplifies and enhances live connectivity. Operators receive the information they need and can quickly and easily switch between data streams. Programmes to modernise and secure ATM infrastructure, including those associated with NextGen and SESAR, also incorporate KVM switches.

They offer full 4Kx2K video capability and bring visual clarity and other benefits to the latest system implementations. New concepts in air traffic management, such as remote towers, will rely heavily on secure and robust video and data connectivity over ever-increasing distances. KVM-over-IP solutions will help deliver that capability, ensuring safe operations, wherever and whenever they are implemented. Visit IHSE GmbH at Stand 407.

KVM: Beyond the Tower Keyboard, Video Mouse, (KVM) extenders are an essential component of air traffic control towers. They enhance

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very proactive way. The challenge is not to overregulate, to enable as much as possible, and not to solve all problems with the same regulations.” It’s important to build public confidence by demonstrating that an autonomous operations system can work well, Alex Bristol said. “When you show that the system can work, suddenly UTM doesn’t just become a one-letter change to ATM; it becomes a mindset change.” Todd Donovan, Thales Air Traffic Management, cited a forecast of the commercial UAV package delivery market, which is projected to rise from zero packages in 2017 to 10,000 in 2032. “In reality, automation and autonomy for unmanned operations is going to take a decade or multiple decades,” he said. Road traffic can serve as an autonomous operations analogy, Donovan said. If a man is driving a truck on a dirt road on a farm, he can go where he wants, with no regulations. But if he’s driving on high-density, high-risk operations like highways, there are controls and enforcement. “The key is, take these concepts, where people have a lot of autonomy to drive the way they want—but safely and securely—and apply them to drones,” Donovan said. “As density and risk increase, so does the need for structure and controls.”

the operational environment by separating operators from noisy, heat-producing computing equipment and relocate heavy equipment to ground level. KVM matrix switches are finding application in modern towers: in the new KSA Jeddah build, for example, several interlinked matrix switches give operators and supervisors full access to crucial data locally and in remote buildings - including the backup tower and crisis room. KVM offers great opportunities to

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At yesterday’s opening of World ATM Congress, Spain’s Minister of Public Works Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz announced a 12 percent decrease to ENAIRE’s navigation fee in 2019. A strategic plan for developing the civil drone sector will be presented in the next few weeks.

Jeff Poole, Director General, CANSO, Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA, and Eduardo López-Puertas, General Director, IFEMA, mingle at World ATM Congress 2018.

A World ATM Congress participant folds an airplane to launch at the Pink Paper Plane Challenge on Thursday (see page 5 for details).

World ATM Congress attracts thousands of aviation professionals from around the globe.

Volatility and Predictability in Air Traffic Operations Traffic volatility is a key issue in the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC). During a Tuesday afternoon panel session at the new FABEC OPS Theatre, members discussed the different types of volatility, their effects on daily operations, and solutions to achieve predictability. Dr. Bernd Tiemeyer, EUROCONTROL, said in the air traffic management context, volatility refers to changes in demand. He presented data showing that delays related to staffing, weather, and capacity cost €770 million last year. But some ANSPs are still not applying enough capacity to meet the current traffic—let alone future demands. Tiemeyer said key volatility questions include: • Why is variability in demand more of an issue today? • What makes management of capacity different today? • Why are we taken by surprise?

Geoffroy Ville, Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA), said the following factors induce volatility: • Traffic forecast inaccuracy (STATFOR), which can influence capacity plans • Unit rates, which can lead to traffic shifts • Air flow traffic management (ATFM) unpredictability, which can lower capacities • Staffing shortages, which can create sector configuration challenges • Fixed wing utility aircraft issues, which can mean military activity and civil flight planning are not always in line • Weather, including global warming and increase of adverse weather situations “We need to try to measure volatility,” Ville said. “There’s no automatic way now to detect that.”

The FABEC OPS Theatre is the first World ATM Congress theatre dedicated solely to addressing the major challenges frontline users face daily.

100+ sessions — 130+ c ountries AND TERRITORIES — 237 exhibitors — 80+ ANSPs



IT control that towers above the rest

From the ANSP to the controller to the technician, everyone’s better off with KVM. For the service provider, KVM adds flexibility to IT infrastructure. It enables emergency workarounds, improves workflows, adds reliability to redundancy concepts and provides continuous, uninterrupted IT availability. ATCOs enjoy a computer-free environment. Moving the computers to a central location creates less noise, less heat and more space to create better working conditions in the control room. And the system’s more reliable too!

With KVM, technicians can access several systems from a range of locations - not just their workplace. Administration is made easier and maintenance too: the computers are stored centrally so no more crawling under desks. There’s also more time for maintenance because ATCOs can be simply switched to a back-up system whenever it’s required. For optimum IT system control, improved working conditions and increased system safety, there’s only one all-round answer – KVM from G&D.


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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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