Airspace users workshop

Key research takeaways for airlines and future partnerships
Airspace users workshop

The SESAR 2020 research programme will have reached a major milestone by the end of the year, with Wave 1 delivering mature solutions and Wave 2 under preparation.

This is why EUROCONTROL would like to invite you to a workshop on 7 November 2019 at our headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The objective of the event is to consolidate understanding of how SESAR solutions will create value for airlines and other airspace users.

We will also present the details of a call for tender, to be launched this Autumn by EUROCONTROL , aiming to set-up an essential partnership with airspace users for defining solutions of strategic importance in the Wave 2 projects.


Network Collaborative Management

Gérard Mavoian EUROCONTROL

Performance Improvements in TMA and En-Route


Driving airport capacity, predictability and efficiency


Airlines' expectations for future research projects

Laurent Renou Air France

Partnership for SESAR 2020 Wave 2

Franck Ballerini EUROCONTROL

Airspace Users Feedback on Research Projects

Eric Nantier SWISS International Air Lines Ltd.

ATM Portal - MUAC Customer Service



Time Sections
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote speech
Philippe Merlo, Director, Directorate European Civil-Military Aviation, EUROCONTROL
10:30 - 11:00 Airspace users feedback on research projects
Eric Nantier, Director, Operations Research & Air Traffic Management, SWISS International Air Lines Ltd.
11:00 – 11:30 Network collaborative management
Gérard Mavoian, SESAR Solution Leader, Network Research, EUROCONTROL
11:30 – 12:00 Performance improvements in TMA and en-route
Eric Hoffman, Head of Advanced Traffic Services, EUROCONTROL
12:00 – 14:00

Lunch and parallel 30-minute solution demonstrations:

  1. user driven prioritization process (UDPP)
  2. flight planning service
  3. network collaborative advanced planning (CAP) tool
  4. RECAT, time based separation (TBS) with enhanced approach procedures
  5. Collaborative Decision Making for Regional Airports
  6. improved parallel approaches with performance-based navigation (PBN)
14:00 – 14:30 Successful implementation of a research solution
Eric Carpentier, Project Manager, Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre, EUROCONTROL
14:30 – 15:00 Driving airport capacity, predictability and efficiency
Alan Marsden, Project Manager, Airport Unit, EUROCONTROL
15:00 – 15:30 Airlines’ expectations for future research projects
Laurent Renou, Senior Manager, ATM/CNS/SESAR Program, Flight Operations, Air France
15:30 – 16:00 Airspace users partnership for Wave 2
Franck Ballerini, Head of Network Research, EUROCONTROL

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