Global Civil-Military Aviation Summit

In collaboration with
Global Civil-Military cooperation Summit

EUROCONTROL, in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), will hold a high-level "Global Civil-Military Aviation Summit" on 22 June 2023, following an ice-breaker evening event on 21 June (between 18:00-20:00 CEST). Both events will take place at our Brussels headquarters.

The Summit will bring together top civil and military leaders from the wider aviation community to exchange views on the future evolution of civil-military cooperation towards a sustainable and efficient global aviation system, which is jointly and flexibly managed.

At the event speakers will showcase best practices in the implementation of flexible use of airspace from around the world and trigger debates on how flexibility, enhanced by collaborative decision making and interoperability, could deliver improved civil flight efficiency and military mission effectiveness. They will also discuss how safety, security, sustainability and operational needs drive civil and military stakeholder decisions at times of peace and crisis.

With a constantly evolving aviation ecosystem featuring new entrants and new technologies, which is increasingly challenged by global crises, we need to take a closer look at the future evolution of airspace requirements and build a clearer picture of what needs to be done so that they can be addressed safely, efficiently and flexibly from both civil and military perspectives.

The Summit will achieve high level commitment and is expected to be followed by technical workshops to support the implementation of civil-military cooperation.


Day 1 - Wednesday, 21 June 2023

18:00 - 20:00

Ice breaker with walking dinner and industry exhibition

Day 2 - Thursday, 22 June 2023

9:00 - 10:00

Registrations and welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:10

Opening speech

Raúl Medina Caballero
Director General
10:10 - 10:20

Video address

Juan Carlos Salazar
Juan Carlos Salazar
Secretary General
10:20 - 10:40

Keynote speech: The challenges facing civil aviation

Sir Stephen Hillier
Sir Stephen Hillier
UK Civil Aviation Authority
10:40 - 11:00

Keynote speech: An insight on military operations

Major General Thierry Dupont
Major General Thierry Dupont
Air Component Commander
Belgian Air Force
11:00 - 11:20

Keynote speech: A military view on future air and space operations

Lieutenant General Lance K. Landrum
Lieutenant General Lance K. Landrum
Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee
11:20 - 11:50

Coffee break & tour of the exhibition

11:50 - 13:00

Panel discussion: Flexible Use of Airspace: increasing the awareness on current civil and military needs and views

Moderated by:

Padhraic Kelleher
Padhraic Kelleher
ICAO Air Navigation Commission

Angel Luis Arias Serrano, Director General, ENAIRE
Brigadier General Timo Herranen, Chief of Staff, Finnish Air Force
General Alcides Teixeira Barbacovi, Director General of the Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA)
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Elie El Khoury, Technical Officer, Air Traffic Management Section, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau
Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & tour of the exhibition

14:00 - 14:20

Keynote speech: Integrating civil needs in an evolving environment

Mohamed Moussa
Mohamed Moussa
Director General
14:20 - 15:30

Panel discussion: Addressing the future challenges of a flexible and sustainable civil-military usage of airspace

Moderated by:

Major General Karsten Stoye
Head of Civil-Military Cooperation

Filip Cornelis, Director for Aviation, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Commission
Matthew Vaughan, Director Aviation Security and Cyber, IATA
Major General Dr Jan Kuebart, Director General, German Military Aviation Authority
Captain Sulaiman Almuhaimedi, Executive Vice President Safety and Aviation standards, General Authority of Civil Aviation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jiří Šedivý, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (EDA)
Air Vice Marshal PV Shivanand VM, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops (Air Defence), Indian Air Force

15:30 - 16:00

Wrap up and way ahead

Confirmed exhibitors


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