Global TBO Symposium

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Global TBO symposium

The European Commission, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EUROCONTROL, SESAR Deployment Manager and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking are jointly organising the first Global Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) Symposium on 4-6 June 2024, at EUROCONTROL’s Brussels Headquarters.

The aim of the event is to showcase TBO’s benefits and the progress being made in the realisation of the global TBO concept. The event will provide a forum for discussion and exchange on all aspects of TBO, including the operational benefits, concept, enablers, and the regulatory and standardisation aspects.

Why should you attend this event?

  • To hear from stakeholders who are already moving to implement TBO. Learn about their operational experiences and the benefits it is delivering for their day-to-day operations.
  • To understand the key enablers that can support TBO, the necessary roadmap including regulatory and standardisation steps towards the future TBO operations.
  • To discover the next steps and future technologies required for full TBO implementation on a global scale.

How to attend

The event will be onsite, with livestream also provided for those who are unable to attend in person.

Please note that the venue has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations for physical attendance. If you would like to join us live on the day, you can still register for online-only participation.

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About this event

The second of edition of our FLY AI Forum took place on 29-30 April 2024 at our Brussels Headquarters. At the event we reviewed the rapid uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation with the people who are making this happen.

Organised on behalf of our FLY AI partners - the European Commission, EASA, ASD, CANSO, EDA, EUROCAE, IATA, IFATCA, IFATSEA, ACI EUROPE, NATO and the SESAR 3 JU, the FLY AI Forum showcased the latest AI-based applications in aviation and explored what can be done to push AI uptake in our industry even further.

Showcase your AI project to fellow participants!

We would love to hear about your organisation's experience with AI, to feature as one of the event’s use cases profiling AI success stories that have boosted business and/or improved processes in our sector.

Proposals should contain a short summary of the application(s), the benefits it provides to your organisation, its maturity stage and whether you could give a live demo at the event.

Proposals should be submitted by 2 February 2024 under one or more of the following topics selected by the FLY AI Forum Committee:

  • Research and innovation: How AI/ML can enable new solutions and services for aviation
  • Regulation and standardisation: How AI/ML can comply with the European regulatory framework or standards under developments
  • AI in the network: How AI/ML can optimise the performance of the European aviation network
  • Flying with AI: How AI/ML can enhance for example flight operations, or contribute to reduce aviation’s environmental footprint
  • Human teaming: How AI/ML can support human operators and foster collaboration across the aviation chain
  • Trustworthy AI: How we can ensure the safety, security and ethical dimension of AI solutions
  • Performance improvements with AI: How AI/ML can contribute to aviation key performance indicators such as capacity, efficiency, cost, environment, resilience, etc.
  • AI evolution: What new promising AI technologies could be exploited in aviation.

Please submit your proposals using the online form below.

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12:00 - 13:45

Registration and sandwich lunch

Moderated by:

13:45 - 14:15

Welcome remarks by Raúl Medina, Director General, EUROCONTROL

Opening keynotes

Filip Cornelis
Director Aviation, DG MOVE
European Commission
Pascal Luciani
Deputy Director, Air Navigation Bureau
14:15 - 15:45

Session 1 – Why TBO? What are the operational benefits?

TBO is the cornerstone of the ICAO vision to enable greener and more predictable air travel while optimising the capacity of our skies in a safe manner. This introductory session will showcase the expected operational benefits of TBO and highlight the opportunities that TBO will offer for operations in the future. We will hear about various approaches from different regions and stakeholders across the globe.

Presentations by:

  • Giancarlo Buono, Director Safety and Flight Operations for Europe, IATA
  • Razvan Bucuroiu, Head of Airspace and Capacity Division, EUROCONTROL
  • Hugues de Beco, Head of ATM Programme, Airbus

Panel discussion moderated by:

David Batchelor
Chief External Affairs and Communications
SESAR Joint Undertaking

Shoji Yoshida, Director General, Japan Air Navigation Service, JANS
Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
Todd Citron, Chief Technology Officer, Boeing
Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director, SESAR Deployment Manager
Katrina Hall, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Air Traffic Organisation, FAA

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break & tour of exhibits

16:15 - 16:45

Session 2 – The Global TBO Concept: What are we aiming for?

This session will set out the global TBO concept, exploring the elements that will need to be progressed to support the future global ATM system.

Presented by:

Crystal Kim
Technical Officer, Airspace Management and Optimization
Henk Hof
Head of ICAO and Concept, and Chairman ICAO ATMRPP
16:45 - 18:00

Session 3 - Experience from TBO research and innovation

This session will look at the cutting-edge research already done to date, highlighting key research results from around the globe and sharing valuable lessons learned during the research journey.


Olivia Nunez
Head of Technology and Master Planning
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Steve Bradford
Chief Scientist, NextGen

Research activities

  • SESAR Joint Undertaking TBO research, Peter Alty and Gérard Mavoian, SESAR TBO Project Leaders
  • Multi-regional TBO demo, Amornrat Jirattigalachote, Policy and Strategy Management Bureau, AeroThai

Audience Q&A moderated by:

Sven Halle
Regional Officer, Air Navigation Systems Implementation
18:00 - 19:00

Networking drink & tour of exhibits

07:45 - 09:00

Registration and coffee in the lobby

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome remarks by Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director, SESAR Deployment Manager

09:05 - 11:00

Session 4 – TBO building blocks: Enabling technologies and trajectory sharing

The realisation of TBO will rely on a number of key building blocks to allow trajectory information to be shared effectively with all stakeholders and used on the ground and in the air. This session will explore the building blocks needed to implement the global TBO concept.

Presentations by:

  • Véronique Travers Sutter, Head of the iCNS Unit, EUROCONTROL
  • Heiko Teper, Head of Strategy and Technical Execution, SESAR Deployment Manager
  • Hugues de Beco, Head of ATM programme, Airbus (invited)
  • Sherry Yang, TBO Lead, Boeing
  • Jason Rossiter, Director TBO Architecture, NAV Canada
  • Davide Tomassini, Iris Project Implementation Manager, European Space Agency
  • Philippe Lievin, ATM Expert, Collins Aerospace

Panel discussion moderated by:

Paul Bosman
Head of ATM Infrastructure Division

Dr Christos Skliros, Drones Hellenic
Oğuzhan Doğan Albayrak, Sun Express & Emre Koyuncu, ITU
Christian Most, Lufthansa
Philippe Very, EUROCONTROL & Junzi Sun, TU Delft
Pavel Kolcarek, Honeywell

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break & tour of exhibits

11:30 - 12:45

Session 5 – Taking TBO global (interoperability aspects)

Trajectory data will need to be shared between and across States and regions to enable collaborative decisions and TBO implementation on a global scale. This session explores the associated challenges and needs to allow the global air traffic system to implement and benefit from the TBO concept in a coherent manner.

Presentations by:

  • Magnus Molbaek, SWIM Expert, SESAR Deployment Manager
  • Lucas Curns, CSS-FD and SWIM S3 Project Lead, FAA
  • Bryan Jolly, Rulemaking Officer, EASA
  • Michael Bryan, Managing Director, Closed Loop Aviation Consulting and former Qantas Captain

Panel discussion moderated by:

Crystal Kim
Technical Officer, Airspace Management and Optimization

Simone Pozzi, Deepblue
Dmitrii Kirov, COLLINS Aerospace
Thomas Roque & Jeremi Carol, DSNA
Marc Baumgartner, IFATCA (TBC)

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch break & tour of exhibits

14:15 - 15:15

Session 6 – Progress on TBO implementation to date

Progress is being made by States and stakeholders. Some key capabilities and solutions have already been delivered to make initial TBO possible, such as the downlinking of aircraft trajectories into ground systems. During this session, we will hear more about these implementations, as well as understand regulatory enablers, the operational benefits on service provision, network performance, sustainability, and the human dimension.

Presentations by:

  • Augustin Gheorghe, Senior ATM Expert, EUROCONTROL
  • Enis Aksu, Pilot, Lufthansa
  • Peter Hendrickx, Head of the ATM Development Unit, EUROCONTROL Maastricht UAC

Panel discussion moderated by:

Razvan Bucuroiu
Head of the Airspace and Capacity Division

Monika Adamczyk, ENISA
Bahtiar Mustafa, EUROCONTROL
Isidoros Monogioudis, EDA
Theodore Kiritsis, IFATSEA
Ender Cetin, UPC Barcelona Tech

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break & tour of exhibits

15:45 - 17:00

Session 7 – Regional perspectives

The session will explore perspectives from different regions across the globe. Participants will hear from states, manufacturers and air navigation service providers on how they are planning to make regional TBO enablers operational.

Presentations by:

  • Ivan Pendatchanski, Head of Network Management Strategy Unit, EUROCONTROL
  • Wei Sean Ho, Deputy Director, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
  • Adefunke Adeyemi, Secretary General, AFCAC SecGen (invited)
  • Blake Cushnie, Programme Director, Service Delivery, NAV Canada

Panel discussion moderated by:

Coleen Hawrysko
Director Air Traffic Organisation
07:45 - 09:00

Registration and coffee in the lobby

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome remarks by Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL

09:15 - 10:00

Session 8 – The benefits of TBO for the military

This session will address how the military can take benefit of the TBO concept in the areas of military operations, airspace management, and coordination with civil operations.

Presentations by:

Igor Kuren
Military ATM Expert, Civil-Military Coordination Division
Ed Wright
Executive Director, Headquarters Air Force Flight Standards Agency

Moderated by:

Thierry Closset
Project Officer SESAR Collaborative Projects in the Single European Sky Unit
European Defence Agency
10:00 - 10:15

Session 9 - TBO roadmap and next steps (Part 1)

Presentation by:

Andreas Boschen
Executive Director
SESAR Joint Undertaking
10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break & tour of exhibits

10:45 - 11:45

Session 9 - TBO roadmap and next steps (Part 2)

This session will discuss the need for a global TBO roadmap, including the research, regulatory and standardisation activities required to support worldwide interoperable TBO implementation.

Panel discussion moderated by:

Andreas Boschen
Executive Director
SESAR Joint Undertaking

Pascal Luciani, Deputy Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO (invited)
Christine Berg, Head of Single European Sky Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
Luc Tytgat, High Representative of the Executive Director, EASA
Katrina Hall, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Air Traffic Organisation, FAA
Anna von Groote, Director General, EUROCAE

12:05 - 12:30

Closing remarks by Christine Berg, Head of Single European Sky Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch & tour of exhibits

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Please note that the venue has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations for physical attendance. If you would like to join us live on the day, you can still register for online-only participation.

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