High-level workshop on drone detection

Contingency measures at airports

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. 


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.


Time Topic and presenter
10:00-10:20 Welcome and introduction
10:20-10:45 European action plan on drones' incursions
10:45-11:10 Regulatory requirements on drone surveillance
11:10-11:35 Coffee break
11:35-12:00 Concept of operations on intrusions and its implications for drone surveillance
12:00-12:25 Airport preparedness
12:25-12:50 Unmanned Aircaft Systems (UAS) counter-measures
12:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:25 Incident handling – share experiences
14:25-15:15 Law enforcement - Anti drone measures
15:15-15:40 Coffee break
15:40-16:05 Cooperative C-UAS
16:05-16:55 Technology measures – overview and further research>
16:55-17:20 Data fusion system concept
17:20-18:00 Panel discussion - Q&A

Note: This is a preliminary agenda. The topics and times may change.

Time Topic and presenter 09:00-09:25 Conclusions previous day 09:25-09:50 Surveillance services 09:50-10:20 ASTERIX as common surveillance protocol 10:20-10:50 Coffee break 10:50-11:15 Integration and advanced automation 11:15-11:50 Coffee break 11:50-12:45 Final panel discussion and wrap-up


Join our event and share your views.We invite representatives from air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports, airlines, regulators, drone manufactures, researchers and academia, military, standardisation bodies and other organisations/companies/agencies. Fill out the form below to register. Our event organisers will then process your registration and send you an official confirmation of their registration and attendance.

Present your solutions

Are you interested in presenting your solutions to the drone-related challenge facing airports? You can request to reserve one of our 10 stands while filling out our registration form below. As reservations are on a 'first-come-first-serve' we advise to reach out as soon as possible. Our event organisers will then process your request and provide more information.


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