Webinar

European Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) Webinar

An emergency helicopter about to take off

With lives in peril, the expectations placed on Search and Rescue (SAR) organisations are extremely high.

Their performance is largely dependent on the organisation of SAR services and the implementation of regional cooperation and collaboration. The implementation of new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and European standards in support of the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations will not only help to further enhance aviation safety, it will also provide an opportunity to review and enhance existing SAR procedures.

EUROCONTROL is hosting the European GADSS webinar series with the objective to increase the awareness of GADSS and present the practical implications of the implementation and operation of GADSS.

The series is organised by EUROCONTROL in cooperation with IAA, BEA and the ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office and include overviews, industry and use case presentations.

Agenda

GADSS overview

Supporting Emergency handling and SAR operations.

An overview of the GADSS, background, approach, objective of GADSS functions and a view of known regulations (under development).

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 - 10:15 Opening and keynote speech  
10:15 - 10:30 GADSS Overview Declan Fitzpatrick, Manager Safety regulation strategy and policy, IAA
10:30 - 10:45 GADSS - Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) Declan Fitzpatrick, Manager Safety regulation strategy and policy, IAA
10:45 - 11:00 GADSS - Flight Data Recovery/Post Flight Localisation Philippe Plantin De Hugues, Special adviser on international affairs, Senior safety investigator at BEA
11:00 - 11:20 GADSS Regulation - EASA approach to location of an aircraft in distress Guillaume Aigon, Subject matter expert, EASA
11:20 - 12:00 Q&A Moderated by Henk Hof, EUROCONTROL

GADSS Solutions

Showcasing leading solutions from the aviation industry.

This webinar will provide a presentation of how GADSS will be implemented through services and products.

Time Topic Speaker
14:00 - 14:05 Opening  
14:05 - 14:20 ELT-DT solution Emmanuel Sicsik-Paré, Strategic Product Manager, Orolia
14:20 - 14:35 ADT solutions Paul Roux, MD at Satellite Authorisation System (Pty) Ltd.
14:35 - 14:50 Airbus solutions and implementation of GADSS Claude Pichavant, Executive Expert Communication, Navigation, Surveillance at Airbus
14:50 - 15:05 Operational Demonstration of GADSS concepts for General Aviation Mercedes Reche, Manager, PildoLabs
15:05 - 15:20 GADSS – Location of Aircraft in Distress Repository (LADR) Ian Knowles, Technical officer, ICAO
15:20- 16:00 Q&A Moderated by Henk Hof, EUROCONTROL

GADSS in practice

Supporting emergency handling, SAR and accident investigation.

Insights into how GADSS can and will be used in practice.

Time Topic Speaker
14:00 - 14:05 Opening  
14:05 - 14:20 Cospas-Sarsat and GADSS Steve Lett, Head of Secretariat, Cospas-Sarsat
14:20 - 14:35 GADSS Use Case 1 Philippe Plantin De Hugues, Special adviser on international affairs, Senior safety investigator at BEA
14:35 - 14:50 GADSS Use Case 2 Ian Knowles, Technical officer, ICAO
14:50 - 15:05 GADSS Use Case 3 Sean Patrick, General Manager Oceanic Services, IAA
15:05 - 15:15 Accident Investigation Philippe Plantin De Hugues, Special adviser on international affairs, Senior safety investigator at BEA
15:15 - 16:00 Q&A Moderated by Henk Hof, EUROCONTROL

Webinar topics

9 December (10:00 - 12:00)

GADSS overview

Supporting Emergency handling and SAR operations

An overview of the GADSS, background, approach, objective of GADSS functions and a view of known regulations (under development).

9 December (14:00 - 16:00)

GADSS Solutions

Showcasing leading solutions from the aviation industry

This webinar will provide a presentation of how GADSS will be implemented through services and products.

10 December (14:00 - 16:00)

GADSS in practice

Supporting emergency handling, SAR and accident investigation

Insights into how GADSS can and will be used in practice.

Attendance

We invite all SAR and Accident Investigation Authorities and experts, ARCC/JRCC staff, ATC /ANSP operational experts, Airspace Users, International organisations involved in SAR and Industry representatives to join us in improving our response in times of emergencies. Once you have registered, you will receive instructions on how to attend. 

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