Third ECHO Workshop on Validation

Soaring to new heights
ECHO Workshop

As part of the ECHO (European Concept of Higher Airspace Operations) project, EUROCONTROL organised its third and final workshop on 6-7 December 2022, at its Brussels Headquarters.

About our workshop

This public workshop aimed to bring together the wide European Higher Airspace Operations Stakeholder community to:

  • Recap on outcomes of previous 2 ECHO Workshops;
  • Create awareness of developments in Space Traffic Management;
  • Create awareness on regulatory developments;
  • Present/obtain final feedback on draft ConOps;
  • Validate the final ConOps.

The ECHO project partners provided the main inputs for the workshop, as follows:

  • Scene setting (ECHO in context);
  • Use cases;
  • Draft Final ConOps document
    (distributed to registered participants in advance of the workshop).
ECHO Workshop

ECHO Workshop on Higher Airspace Demand

ECHO Workshop

Second ECHO workshop on initial validation


Higher Airspace Operations Validation Workshop - Day 1


Views on implementing higher airspace management that supports HAPS

HAPS Alliance

Reaching the future faster

Davide Bonetti Destinus

ECHO ConOps - Overview and key elements


Space Aviation Interface Very High Speed Operations

Sven Kaltenhäuser DLR

ECHO ConOps - HAPS Operations

Miguel Vilaplana Airbus

Space Aviation Interface - Thematic Discussion

Sven Kaltenhäuser DLR

Civil Military Cooperation and Coordination - Theme 2

Christopher Brain SESAR ECHO Project, EUROCONTROL


Time Session
08:30 - 09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 Welcome and introduction
  Setting the scene
  View from industry
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
  Recap – ECHO project so far (demand analysis & other developments)
  General introduction of the ConOPs
  Space-aviation interface – very high speed operations
a.    General network operations
b.    Local perspective – including A-A and A-B (covering hypersonic)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
  Thematic discussions (1/2)
a.    Aviation space operational interfaces
b.    Civil military cooperation
17:00 Networking drink


Time Session
09:00 - 11:00 Thematic discussions (2/2)
a.    Global interoperability
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Thematic discussions (2/2)
b.    Other
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Conclusions & way forward
a.    Snapshot of regulatory developments
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30 Conclusions & way forward
b.    Future research/validation initiatives
16:30 End


Learn more about the ECHO project

Visit our dedicated page to find out more on ECHO and the project partners.

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