FLY AI Forum 2023

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The first FLY AI Forum, dedicated to exploring the latest developments and deployments of artificial intelligence and machine learning in aviation, is being organised by EUROCONTROL on behalf of the FLY AI group, an initiative we co-started in 2019 with a wide range of aviation stakeholders.

Since then, the founding FLY AI actors - the European Commission, EASA, ACI-EUROPE, Airbus, ASD, CANSO, EDA, Heathrow Airport, Honeywell, IATA, IFATCA, IFATSEA, NATO, SESAR 3 JU and Thales – have been joined by a wide community of users and AI practitioners in aviation.

Attending the FLY AI Forum 2023 will allow you to:

  • discover recent deployments of AI in aviation
  • get the latest updates from the European Commission on AI regulatory matters from EASA on their Level 2 AI guidance material, and from EUROCAE/CEN-CENELEC on AI standardisation developments
  • discuss practical use cases demonstrating the benefits that AI can bring aviation with technical and operational experts, who will show how you could accelerate the implementation of your AI project
  • share best practices with AI peers
  • visit an AI exhibition showcasing some recent success stories
  • explore the FLY AI digitalised catalogue of applications
  • get an overview of ongoing research and training activities.

We are just putting the finishing touches to an ambitious and exciting programme featuring top practitioners from a number of different aviation domains. We aim to publish the full agenda with speakers and exhibitors in the coming weeks.


Our FLY AI Forum focuses on the practical application of artificial intelligence in aviation and is ideal for:

  • Engineers and experts already actively working in the domain of AI
  • AI project managers and data scientists
  • Everyone with a vested interest in AI for aviation.


10:30 - 11:00

Opening & Keynote

Moderated by:

Paul Bosman
10:30 – 12:00

Session 1: ATM/ATS

This session gathers AI product leaders in ATM whose objective is to show how much AI is already being used in the ATM world – and transforming conventional ATM/ATS operations.

The session will in particular address how AI is used in the context of 'Arrival Manager', provide new detection and resolution tools and how it could help process ATC/pilot voice data from the ATC and cockpit perspectives.

The panel will discuss lessons learned, future developments and how to capitalise on these developments to improve ATM performance.

Moderated by:

Paul Bosman

Frank Zetsche, DFS
Max Bezzina, Ingenav
Albert Gine Soca, AIRBUS
Mohsan Jameel, DLR

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break – demo visits, networking

13:30 – 15:00

Session 2: Network Operations & Infrastructure Monitoring

Artificial intelligence has developed rapidly in several EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM) functions, and is now delivering significant operational and technical performance improvements for our NM Operations Centre (e.g. in the operational management of NOTAMs), enabling new features in network airport integration, CNS monitoring or network cyber resilience, as well as in the context of civil-military cooperation.

This session will discuss how to go further and seize the full potential of AI for the benefit of all network stakeholders.

Moderated by:

Antony Licu
Tony Licu

Emilien Robert/Riccardo Oliveira, EUROCONTROL
Riccardo Patriarca, Sapienza University of Rome
Julien Chapuis, NavBlue

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break – demo visits, networking

15:30 – 17:00

Session 3: Data & AI - From Regulation to Implementation

This session will first provide an update on the ongoing regulatory and standardisation developments in the domain of AI and data in Europe and discuss its relevance to the aviation sector.

Second, data sharing and privacy aspects will be presented and discussed for specific aviation-related use cases.

Moderated by:

Alain Siebert
Alain Siebert
SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking

Antoine-Alexandre Andre, European Commission
Patrick Bezombes, CEN CENELEC
Anna Von Groote, EUROCAE
Romaric Redon, AIRBUS

17:00 – 19:00

Networking drink & demo visits

09:00 – 10:30

Session 4: A Human-centric AI Approach for Aviation

AI is introducing fundamental changes in the way we operate. Ethical aspects and the reallocation of roles and responsibilities need to be understood, agreed and fully digested by all actors.

This session will focus on the joint AI and human system. EASA will present its human-centric AI approach for aviation, while IFATCA will outline its vision on automation and the role that AI can play in ATC. To illustrate the significant operational changes, as well as the tremendous potential benefits, that this shift is expected to bring, Airbus will present its AI-based capabilities in case of pilot incapacitation.

Moderated by:

Patrick Souchu
Patrick Souchu

Guillaume Soudain, EASA
Ignacio Baca, IFATCA
Benjamin Cramet/Peter Choroba, EUROCONTROL
Thierry Closset, EDA

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break – demo visits, networking

11:00 – 12:30

Session 5: Airport/Airline Operational Improvements

The session will take you first through AI-driven innovation in airports. To understand how AI can contribute to aviation carbon neutrality, or discover how AI could improve airport operations and accelerate their integration into the network, join us to discover some fascinating concrete examples.

AI is also an essential enabler for performance improvements to air operations. You will discover how AI is integrated into Airbus' new products, and how airlines are taking advantage of AI to reduce their operating costs.

Moderated by:

Antony Licu
Tony Licu

Romaric Redon, AIRBUS
Philippe Very, EUROCONTROL
Rocio Barragan Montes, EUROCONTROL
Andrew Taylor, NATS

12:30 – 13:00

Close-out – Wrap-up

13:00 – 16:00

Networking lunch & demo visits

Register now

EUROCONTROL provides lunch on both days. Please let us know if you plan on eating with us.

Please note that to comply with our security measures while coming on site, we do need you to provide in advance your date of birth, and your nationality. Rest assured that this information will solely be used for security reasons.

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