World ATM Congress 2020

Europe for Aviation team tackles sustainability, capacity and innovation
WAC 2020

The Europe for Aviation team is back at the World ATM Congress 2020!

We at EUROCONTROL, along with seven other European aviation organisations with the shared goal of implementing the Single European Sky, will gather in Madrid to showcase how through collaboration we can go much further in tackling the most pressing challenges facing aviation, such as sustainability, capacity and innovation.

Join us at our Europe for Aviation stand and theatre (#849 and #1151) to learn from a wide range of briefings, demos and presentations which will cover the full project management cycle from policy and funding, to development, research and deployment. Meet our experts and see first-hand the wide variety of solutions that are being deployed across Europe.

Europe for Aviation

Stand #849

Don’t miss EUROCONTROL’s exhibits, showcasing:

Network Manager Operational Excellence programme

Find out what’s behind this initiative which is geared at addressing the capacity crunch through technological and operational measures.

Digital tower demo

Featuring enhanced approach procedures to optimise runway throughput at airports. Become a controller at an ATC Tower!

communication, navigation and surveillance

Our latest developments in datalink, ADS-B and PBN. Check out our latest products, including our brand new online CNS infrastructure dashboard!

Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre

Meet our experts and learn more about the tools which the Centre has developed to enhance operational processes and real-time decision-making for the airlines.

Safety management tools

Our popular operational safety management tools, including TOKAI and ASMT.

Visit our stand to learn about our activities

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Airport integration

Enhancing airport performance to improve network predictability.

Network Manager traffic screen ATM

Airspace design and utilisation

Drawing airspace highways to make the network safer and more efficient.

Satellite communications

Communications, navigation and surveillance

At the heart of the air traffic management network.



Making aviation more resilient.

Digitalisation and information management

Digitalisation and information management

Supporting quality data exchanges for high-performance aviation.



Improving aviation’s environmental performance and efficiency.

Learn more about the World ATM Congress

Visit their dedicated website for all the details.


Theatre #1151

Together with our partners, we will be delighted to welcome you at our joint theatre. The programme features briefings on the latest trends and key challenges facing European aviation. They will set the scene with an introduction to the European policy-making context and then address the latest operational, technical and technological developments.

Time Topic Speaker(s)
10:10 - 10:45 Nurturing young talent in aviation Peter Hotham, SESAR JU
Floris Herrema, EUROCONTROL
Junzi Sun, TU Delft
11:00 - 11:45 SESAR Performance Benoit Fonck, SJU
Ralph Schwarzendahl, SDM
12:00 - 12:30 Supporting the implementation of harmonised cybersecurity approach Patrick Mana, EUROCONTROL
12:45 - 13:15 EUROCONTROL’s NM Operational Excellence Programme Paul Bosman, EUROCONTROL
Razvan Bucuroiu, EUROCONTROL
13:20 - 13:50 EUROCAE  
14:15 - 14:30 Officially opening of the Europe for Avation stand Henrik Hololei, DG MOVE, and partners
14:30 - 15:00 Green Deal & SES reform EC
15:15 - 15:45 Future of SESAR EC
16:00 - 16:30 How will Europe create a safe and competitive U-space? EC and EASA
16:30 - 18:00 Launch of Master Plan followed by reception on the Europe for Aviation stand #849  
Time Topic Speaker(s)
10:05 - 10:45 PCP review EC
11:00 - 11:45 The role of innovation in delivering greener aviation (podcast) Axel Krein & Florian Guillermet
12:00 - 12:30 What ATM can do to reduce aviation emissions EUROCONTROL
12:45 - 13:15 Master Plan briefing François Huet, SJU
Marouan Chida, SJU
Marie-France Deslandes, EUROCONTROL
13:20 - 13:50 SESAR civil-mil collaboration EDA
14:15 - 14:30 Artificial Intelligence High Level Group report TEC infrastructure & digitalisation Paul Bosman, EUROCONTROL
14:30 - 15:00 Status of DLS and ADS-B  implementation SDM
15:15 - 15:45 EUROCONTROL Network Manager Action Plan for Summer 2020 Iacopo Prissinotti, EUROCONTROL
16:00 - 16:30 Releasing capacity and efficiency through automation Peter Hendrickx , MUAC
Time Topic Speaker(s)
10:15 - 10:45 Nurturing young talent in aviation Peter Hotham, SJU
11:00 - 11:30 Artificial intelligence applied at Maastricht UAC Herbert Naessens, MUAC

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Join us at WAC as exhibitor visitor. Gain free access to the “Europe for Aviation” stand and theatre.

About WAC

Learn more about the World ATM Congress. Visit their dedicated website for all the details.