Partnering for AI in aviation
Applications of AI at SchipholSchiphol
Building the European AI on-demand platformThales
EASA & Thales Partnering for AI certificationEASA & Thales
This online event is part of the new FLY AI webinar series, which EUROCONTROL is organising on behalf of the European Aviation High Level Group on Artificial intelligence (AI) as a first step towards building an AI community of practice for aviation.
AI is already transforming the world and has enormous potential to help the aviation industry build back better, more sustainably and more resiliently.
Our first FLY AI webinar focused on the first recommendation of the FLY AI Group: the need for partnering to ensure a successful and rapid uptake of AI across key aviation sectors.
For this, four practical initiatives were highlighted the:
- FLY AI Report
by Paul Bosman, EUROCONTROL also moderator of the webinar;
- use of AI at Amsterdam airport supporting the many airport actors
by Floris Hoogenboom, Schiphol Group;
- example of industry and regulator collaboration to help accelerate the deployment of safe AI based products
by Baptiste Lefebvre, Thales and Guillaume Soudain, EASA;
- European AI-on-demand platform project which offers several opportunities to accelerate knowledge and access to the European AI community for all sectors including aviation
by Violette Lepercq, Thales / AI4EU project manager.
FLY AI Report
The webinar ended with the following key take-aways:
- AI is a game changer for Aviation but comes with new challenges – appropriate partnering should be explored and used to its full extent as it is a key asset to succeed;
- All aviation areas are concerned (Aircraft / ATM/ Airports / Drones…);
- There are many ways to partner - e.g. with your regulator, other industries, your competitors, your customers, or business partner;
- Partnering in AI can really help grow your business, accelerate your knowhow on AI and deliver AI expected benefits, help overcome AI new challenges when it comes to the certification of safety critical systems and operations;
- Partnering is also about enabling small projects to kick off and allow to expand more rapidly;
- Experience and lessons learned could be shared in the aviation community e.g. How specific measures for personal data protections were put in place;
- AI industrial and regulatory roadmaps alignment is essential to a successful and rapid deployment of industrial products;
- Co-operation on the development of standards and regulation is a must, competition is on the products;
- AI4EU platform is to help liaising with the European AI community and acquiring deeper understanding of AI challenges and evolutions.
For this panel, we have lined up four experts in the field of AI to explore these questions and showcase examples of AI successfully applied to aviation.
Paul Bosman, Head of Network Management Infrastructure at EUROCONTROL, will moderate the webinar and set the scene for this new series exploring what AI can bring to European aviation as we look to build back from the pandemic and evolve.