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EUROCONTROL Network Manager User Forum 2022

Digital transformation for sustainable aviation
EUROCONTROL NM User Forum 2022

The EUROCONTROL Network Manager's User Forum is the yearly major Air Traffic Management (ATM) event for aviation's operational community and focuses this time on how the digital transformation of ATM will help aviation become sustainable.

After a virtual edition in 2021, the User Forum event returns in 2022 as a hybrid event with the possibility to participate onsite or online.

An extensive programme is being prepared that will see active stakeholder participation during the various sessions that support this year's main topics:

  • Making aviation sustainable – a European ambition;
  • Summer 2022;
  • How the digital transformation journey will drive the coordinated implementation of operational concepts and technologies.
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EUROCONTROL Network Manager User Forum 2022

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About the Forum

The EUROCONTROL Network Manager's User Forum is the yearly major Air Traffic Management (ATM) event for aviation's operational community and focuses this time on how the digital transformation of ATM will help aviation become sustainable.

After a virtual edition in 2021, the User Forum event returns in 2022 as a hybrid event with the possibility to participate onsite or online.

An extensive programme is being prepared that will see active stakeholder participation during the various sessions that support this year's main topics:

  • Making aviation sustainable – a European ambition;
  • Summer 2022;
  • How the digital transformation journey will drive the coordinated implementation of operational concepts and technologies.

Resilience is a ubiquitous term ….

From an organisational perspective

Resilience can be expressed as the capability of a system or organisation to respond to, or recover from, a crisis, a disruptive process, or any other unexpected event.

From a human perspective

Resilience can be defined as adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, or other significant sources of stress and how people bounce back from these experiences.

From a technological perspective

Resilience can be described as an organisation’s ability to maintain acceptable service levels through, and beyond, disruptions to its critical processes and systems.

What about ATM?

The CANSO/EUROCONTROL Global Resilience Summit brought together key stakeholders in our community to clarify what resilience means to ATM and to discuss the important role resilience plays in the successful delivery of safe and efficient ATM services.

We took a deeper look at how the interdependencies of human, technological and organisational resilience come together to position service providers for success. We then applied those three elements to what we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and identified the key lessons for our community.

Over the course of the two days we:

  • examined the resilience of our personnel;
  • investigated how to improve organisational resilience;
  • explored how to design and build resilience and agility into the ATM network;
  • explored the technologies that can support resilience;
  • examined what COVID-19 taught us about resilience.

Agenda

08:30 - 09:30

Registrations and welcome coffee

09:30-09:40

Opening session

Antony Licu
Antonio Licu
Head of Safety Unit
EUROCONTROL
Kenneth Thomas
Kenneth Thomas
Head of Office Network Management Director
EUROCONTROL
09:40 - 10:00

Opening addresses

Eamonn Brennan
Director General
EUROCONTROL
Iacopo Prissinotti
Director Network Management
EUROCONTROL
10:00 - 11:00

Making aviation sustainable – a European ambition

Building on the Paris Agreement and the European Green Deal, aviation has set itself the goal to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This session aims to present a general overview of what EUROCONTROL is doing to support the decarbonisation efforts of the European aviation sector with a focus on ATM. Skeyes will present how demo flights with enhanced visual operations at Antwerp airport can contribute to reduce emission thanks to advanced technology and innovative solutions.

MODERATED BY:
Marylin Bastin
Marylin Bastin
Head of Aviation Sustainability
EUROCONTROL
Summer 2022
11:00 – 12:30

Looking back at 2021

This session will highlight the aspects of recovery in 2021, and the learning points from the different stakeholder areas. As such, it is an essential springboard from which the rest of the User Forum is launched; we will cover the performance of the Network in 2021, the view from representatives from ANSPs, Airlines, and Airports and the lessons learned.

MODERATED BY:
Steven Moore
Steven Moore
Head of ATM Network Operations
EUROCONTROL
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

Summer 2022

This session will introduce the performance outlook for summer 2022, including the network measures aimed at mitigating performance in relation to the 4Flight transition at Reims ACC. Additionally, NMOC mitigation measures at pre-tactical and tactical level will be presented and discussed in more detail.

MODERATED BY:
Antony Licu
Antonio Licu
Head of Safety
EUROCONTROL
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

How the digital transformation journey will drive the coordinated implementation of operational concepts and technologies
16:00-17:30

Managing airspace density and traffic flows at strategic and tactical level

This session will address airspace design and utilisation aspects from the strategic level of expanding FRA implementation, including cross-border FRA, through RAD simplification, working with the airlines to have more efficient flight planning. The session will also address medium term developments related to new flight planning concepts in the context of FF-ICE.

MODERATED BY:
Razvan Bukuroiu
Razvan Bucuroiu
Head of Airspace & Capacity
EUROCONTROL
17:30-17:45

Digital transformation through aviation learning

In recent years the NMD Training Division in Luxembourg has pioneered digital learning techniques, with a huge online offer that has further increased during the pandemic. Centre Head Hendrik Dermont will explain what the Network Manager and its different stakeholders can expect in terms of aviation learning in the years ahead, outlining their multi-channel portfolio of classroom courses, on-line/virtual courses, e-learning and webinars. Its aim is to add value both in Europe and worldwide by offering training services that add value to its customers.

MODERATED BY:
Hendrik Dermont
Hendrik Dermont
Head of Aviation Learning Centre
EUROCONTROL
17:15 - 19:00

Networking event

How the digital transformation journey will drive the coordinated implementation of operational concepts and technologies
09:00 - 10:30

iNM - supporting transformation in the Network

This session will provide an operational and technical status update of the iNM (integrated Network Management) programme activities, including:

  • The ongoing iNM software developments;
  • A detailed overview of the iNM integrated roadmap;
  • How the digital platform and data lake will support existing operational concepts;
  • The new release candidates and their impact on the users.

 

MODERATED BY:
Enrico Vigliani
Enrico Vigliani
Chief Technology Officer
EUROCONTROL
10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:45

Next steps for deployment

The European Commission is preparing to launch a Call to appoint the new SESAR Deployment Manager from 2022 onwards.

Members of the New Partnership (a consortium of ANSPs, airlines, airports and the EUROCONTROL Network Manager), which is preparing to participate in this Call, will brief User Forum participants on their proposal, which aims to accelerate CP1 (and beyond) deployment across Europe by creating a single value chain for deployment.  

MODERATED BY:
Paul Bosman
Paul Bosman
Head of Infrastructures
EUROCONTROL
11:45-13:00

Supporting infrastructure services

The supporting infrastructure services session will provide an insight into some of the common services already provided today, and new services foreseen for the future. Hands-on experiences from users will be shared, such as on the EATM-CERT and EAD and on fusing the various data services that are accessible through NM B2B with other SWIM-based data sources.

MODERATED BY:
Dennis Hart
Dennis Hart
Head of Information and Cyber
EUROCONTROL
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30

Monitoring Network performance

This session will provide an understanding of the CNS monitoring activities. Examples of events, anomalies and problem resolutions will be shared with users by users.  Points of contact will be provided for follow-up.

MODERATED BY:
Pascal Dias
Pascal Dias
Head of CNS
EUROCONTROL
15:30-15:45

Close out and wrap up

Antonio Licu
Head of Safety
EUROCONTROL
Kenneth Thomas
Head of Director Network Management Office
EUROCONTROL

Attendance

This user forum will be especially useful for everyone in the aviation community whose organisation wants to gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation for,  digital transformation for sustainable aviation and who are able to share their thoughts and experiences with others in a similar position.

COVID-19 measures

To ensure a safe working environment for everyone attending this event*, please note that you will need to present on the day a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, or a negative PCR test completed in the last 72 hours prior to the event, or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. Please note that all visitors must additionally wear a mask at all times while visiting our premises except when they are speaking, or when they are eating and drinking (while observing social distancing).

Learn more about our COVID measures

*Please note that if you are coming from outside Belgium, you will also need to comply with Belgian rules regarding COVID which you can find at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/

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A hybrid event

You have the choice to attend it physically (at EUROCONTROL's Brussels Headquarters), or virtually (live on one of our streaming platforms or social media channels).
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To ensure a safe working environment for everyone attending this event*, please note that you will need to present on the day a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, or a negative PCR test completed in the last 72 hours prior to the event, or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months.

Learn more about our COVID measures

*Please note that if you are coming from outside Belgium, you will also need to comply with Belgian rules regarding COVID which you can find at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/

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