Event

High-level Workshop on Drone Incursion and Detection at and around Airports

Contingency measures at airports
In collaboration with
Airports Council International
High-level workshop on drone detection

We are delighted to invite you to a high-level workshop on drone detection with a focus on contingency measures at airports.

The event is co-organised by EUROCONTROL and the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) with the support of the European Commission (EC), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Cockpit Association (ECA), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The workshop will feature interactive sessions allowing you to share your views and opinions with the presenter and other participants with just a few taps on your smartphone. Our new interactive approach will let our speakers address your questions directly during their presentations. Panel discussions will also be held after each session, opening the floor to everyone interested in sharing their ideas, concerns and potential solutions. 

Objectives

The event will focus on:

  • securing airports by protecting them from unauthorised unmanned aircraft flights, 
  • determining whether current restrictions at airports are sufficient and, if not, what extra measures might be required and
  • what type of technology can be used to identify potential threats at or around airports.

 The aim is to:

  • achieve a common understanding of incursion threats and current detection solutions, 
  • discuss contingency measures/procedures and
  • hold technical and operational discussion sessions on detection and mitigation.

Agenda

Our full agenda contains the detailed topics, time slots and more.

Morning session: Intrusion and surveillance, the big picture

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome and introduction Iacopo Prissinotti EUROCONTROL Director Network Management
9:40-10:00 European Commission's contribution Koen de Vos/Hans DAS DG MOVE/ DG HOME
10:00-10:25 EASA C-UAS proposed action plan and status of work Alexandra Florin EASA
10:25-10:50 An ANSP view on Airport airspace protection - Threat of UAV in CTR Czeslaw Romek CANSO
10:50-11:15 Coffee Break    
11:15-11:40 Drone incursions at airports - the pilot's perspective Capt Otjan de Bruijn ECA
11:40-12:05 The unique challenges of Countering Drones at airports: To protect our Passengers, Crews and Aircraft..and how will it be financed? Manfred Mohr IATA/A4E
12:05-12:30 C-UAV military cooperation - civil/mil synergies Dion Polman EDA
12:30-13:30 Lunch    

Afternoon session: Experience and technology

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
13:30-13:55 Gatwick experience Damien Trower Gatwick Airport
13:55-14:20 Drones at airports, opportunities and challenges Eugene Leeman ACI
14:20-14:45 C-UAS detection, tracking and intent - a concise overview Gerald Poppinga NLR
14:45-15:10 Coffee Break    
15:10-15:35 Securing airports: A convergence approach Jorge Munir INDRA
15:35-16:00 The detection and classification of non-cooperative drones using Holographic Radar Tim Quilter Aveillant
16:00-16:25 Potential identification and contingency planning for Rogue drones Jorge Chorniqué AIRBUS
16:25-16:50 Drones, what about the security element? Jerome Morandiere ACI
16:50-17:30 Panel discussion - Q&A all
17:30-18:30 Reception    

Morning session: Harmonisation and interoperability

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
9:00-9:30 Conclusions previous day Jean-Marc Duflot EUROCONTROL/ACI
9:30-10:00 ACI CONOPS Eugene Leeman ACI
10:00-10:30 ASTERIX - Making the link Alexander Engel EUROCONTROL
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break    
11:00-11:30 Enabling a complete air situation awareness Jean-Marc Duflot EUROCONTROL
11:30-12:00 Integrated way forward Johannes de Haan EUROCONTROL
12:00-13:00 Final panel discussion and wrap-up all

Speakers

Hans Das
Hans Das
Head of the Counter-Terrorism Unit
DG HOME
Alexandra Florin
Drones Project Manager
EASA
Captain Otjan de Bruijn
Captain Otjan de Bruijn
Captain on B777/B787
European Cockpit Association
Manfred Mohr
Assistant Director SESAR
IATA
Dion Polman
Project Officer Aviation
EDA
Damien Trower
Gatwick airport
Head of Airport Security
Eugene Leemans
Liaison Officer to EUROCONTROL
ACI
Gerald Poppinga
NLR program manager
NLR
Jorge Munir
Telecommunication Engineer
INDRA
Tim Quilter
Surveillance domain expert
Aveillant
Jérôme Morandière
Aviation Security Coordinator
ACI
Jorge Chorniqué
Telecommunication Engineer
AIRBUS
Jean-Marc Duflot
Surveillance Services Manager
EUROCONTROL
Johannes de Haan
SRS Innovation Manager
EUROCONTROL
Alexander Engel
ASTERIX Manager
EUROCONTROL
user
UAV specialist
CANSO

Presentations

European Commission's contribution

Koen de Vos DG MOVE

EASA C-UAS proposed action plan and status of work

Alexandra Florin EASA

An ANSP view on Airport airspace protection - Threat of UAV in CTR

Czeslaw Romek CANSO

Drone incursions at airports - the pilot's perspective

Capt Otjan de Bruijn ECA

The unique challenges of Countering Drones at airports

Manfred Mohr IATA/A4E

C-UAV military cooperation - civil/mil synergies

Dion Polman EDA

Drones at airports, opportunities and challenges

Eugene Leeman ACI

C-UAS detection, tracking and intent - a concise overview

Gerald Poppinga NLR

Securing airports: A convergence approach

Jorge Munir INDRA

The detection and classification of non-cooperative drones using Holographic Radar

Tim Quilter Aveillant

Potential identification and contingency planning for Rogue drones

Jorge Chorniqué AIRBUS

Drones, what about the security element?

Jerome Morandiere ACI

ACI CONOPS

Eugene Leeman ACI

ASTERIX - Making the link

Alexander Engel EUROCONTROL

Enabling a complete air situation awareness

Jean-Marc Duflot EUROCONTROL

Integrated way forward

Johannes de Haan EUROCONTROL