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How Covid is impacting the ATM sector

 

How will digital transformation build resilience in ATM?

Thursday, 16 July, 2020

Airports, air navigation service providers and airlines, not to mention the air and ground manufacturers, have all been hit incredibly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. As air travel tentatively resumes, the industry is understandably focusing on the here and now, adapting their operations to provide the safest and healthiest passenger experience possible.

At the same time, many in the business are calling for an acceleration in the digital transformation of aviation, especially its air traffic management (ATM) system, as a matter of urgency. Indeed the move to digitalised infrastructure is seen as critical for making aviation more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient, predictable and resilient in the long run.

Now is the time to think about the future, to re-set the aviation industry, making it stronger, more resilient, more sustainable.  The SESAR Joint Undertaking is organising a series of vodcasts under the tagline: ‘COVID-19: A game changer for aviation?’ to engage the aviation community in a joint exploration of what needs to be done, and in particular how technology can bring about fundamental changes to the way we manage air traffic.

Broadcast live via Livestorm, the vodcasts will feature interview and discussions between some of the industry thought leaders.

The third vodcast How will digital transformation build resilience in ATM? will feature: 

  • Klaus Meier, Chief Technology Officer, Skyguide
  • Ramon Tarrech, ATM Strategy Development Director, Indra
  • Marc Baumgartner, SESAR Coordinator, IFATCA
  • Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR JU

and moderated by Andrew Charlton, Executive Director, ATM Policy Institute

How can ATM innovation help airlines and airports in the recovery?

Friday, 17 July, 2020

Airports, air navigation service providers and airlines, not to mention the air and ground manufacturers, have all been hit incredibly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. As air travel tentatively resumes, the industry is understandably focusing on the here and now, adapting their operations to provide the safest and healthiest passenger experience possible.

At the same time, many in the business are calling for an acceleration in the digital transformation of aviation, especially its air traffic management (ATM) system, as a matter of urgency. Indeed the move to digitalised infrastructure is seen as critical for making aviation more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient, predictable and resilient in the long run.

Now is the time to think about the future, to re-set the aviation industry, making it stronger, more resilient, more sustainable.  The SESAR Joint Undertaking is organising a series of vodcasts under the tagline: ‘COVID-19: A game changer for aviation?’ to engage the aviation community in a joint exploration of what needs to be done, and in particular how technology can bring about fundamental changes to the way we manage air traffic.

Broadcast live via Livestorm, the vodcasts will feature interview and discussions between some of the industry thought leaders.

The fourth vodcast How can ATM innovation help airlines and airports in the recovery? 

This vodcast will feature a discussion between Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport and President of ACI Europe, Alain-Hervé Bernard, Chief Operating Officer, Air France, and Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR JU. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Charlton, Executive Director, ATM Policy Institute.

Is COVID-19 a game changer for ATM?

Could not attend the vodcast ? Replay it here

Airports, air navigation service providers and airlines, not to mention the air and ground manufacturers, have all been hit incredibly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. As air travel tentatively resumes, the industry is understandably focusing on the here and now, adapting their operations to provide the safest and healthiest passenger experience possible.

At the same time, many in the business are calling for an acceleration in the digital transformation of aviation, especially its air traffic management (ATM) system, as a matter of urgency. Indeed the move to digitalised infrastructure is seen as critical for making aviation more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient, predictable and resilient in the long run.

Now is the time to think about the future, to re-set the aviation industry, making it stronger, more resilient, more sustainable.  The SESAR Joint Undertaking is organising a series of vodcasts under the tagline: ‘COVID-19: A game changer for aviation?’ to engage the aviation community in a joint exploration of what needs to be done, and in particular how technology can bring about fundamental changes to the way we manage air traffic.

Broadcast live via Livestorm, the vodcasts  will feature interview and discussions between some of the industry thought leaders.

The first vodcast took place on July 2nd, 14:30 - 15:15 with the participation of:

  • Henrik Hololei, Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Eamonn Brennan, Director General, EUROCONTROL
  • Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR JU

and moderated by Andrew Charlton, Executive Director, ATM Policy Institute.

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Online Events

Digitalising Europe’s aviation infrastructure

Towards higher levels of automation

Artificial Intelligence in ATM - Part 1 

Wednesday 22 July, 9:30 – 11:00

The rise of new Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning technologies provides an opportunity for a fundamental change in the automation landscape. Algorithms based on data-derived knowledge can result in increased ATM performance, safety and resilience but this also comes at the cost of reduced transparency. This webinar will look at some of the existing theory around AI/machine learning in ATM and will explain how we are moving towards higher levels of automation in a safety critical environment.

Higher levels of automation in Time Based Separation during approach

Andy Shand, Head of Queue & Capacity Management Solutions, NATS
Claire Pugh, Wake Optimisation concepts and Analysis Lead, NATS

An overview of Artificial Intelligence methods
Jesus Garcia, Professor Computer Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 

The human machine hybrid approach
Marc Baumgartner, Air Traffic Controller, IFATCA 

Perspective on Trustworthiness of Artificial Intelligence
Guillaume Soudain, Software Senior Expert, EASA 

Moderator: Ruben Flohr, ATM Expert, SESAR Joint Undertaking

Artificial Intelligence in ATM - Part 2

Friday 24 July, 9:30-11:00

The use of advanced technologies to modernise aviation and ATM is at the heart of SESAR’s digitalisation strategy. The SJU has funded a number of research projects, which have applied AI to address a plethora of issues in ATM, aiming to reshape the future of aviation. A selection of illustrative exploratory and industrial research project results will be presented, providing a flavour of concrete benefits that AI is starting to bring to aviation.

Big data analytics to study intermodal passenger behaviour
Ricardo Herranz, Project lead BigData4ATM, Nommon 

Machine learning in speech recognition
Hartmut Helmke, Project Leader, DLR
Aneta Cerna, Project leader, ANS of the Czech Republic 

Deep neural networks in complexity management
Seddik Belkoura, Data Science Specialist, MUAC, EUROCONTROL 

Machine learning to improve the take-off time prediction
Ramon Dalmau Codina, Data Scientist, EUROCONTROL 

Moderator: Ruben Flohr, ATM Expert, SESAR Joint Undertaking

U-space SESAR R&D: Supporting safe and secure drone operations in Europe

In 2017, the European Commission mandated the SESAR Joint Undertaking to coordinate all research and development activities related to U-space and drone integration. This movie reflects the work that has been conducted since then, and specifically the results from SESAR’s 19 exploratory research and large-scale demonstration projects that addressed all aspects of drone operations, as well as the enabling technologies and required services. #SESAR #innovation #EU #research

 

SESAR’s Integrated Airport Operations

The SESAR Integrated Airport Operations (IAO) project is a Very Large Scale Demonstration (VLD), which aims to show the benefits of Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions developed in SESAR in an operational environment and to ease their industrial deployment. This video showcases IAO in action through recent demonstration activities at Hamburg airport, highlighting how the solution optimises both local benefits as well as benefits for the European network.

SESAR Innovation Pipeline – 2019 Highlights

SESAR 2020 is a European research and innovation programme that aims to transform ATM into a more modular, scalable, automated, interoperable system that takes advantage of advances in digital and virtualisation technologies. This brochure provides highlights of some of the SESAR research and development (R&D) activities that took place over the course of 2019, as well as what is coming in 2020.

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European ATM Master Plan

Updated every 3-4 years through an extensive consultation process involving all industry and institutional stakeholders, the European air traffic management (ATM) Master Plan sets the direction for developing, delivering and deploying the technologies and standards needed to transform Europe’s aviation infrastructure enabling it to handle the future growth and diversity of air traffic safely and efficiently, while minimising environmental impact.

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Digital European Sky Blueprint

The digital European sky leverages the latest digital technologies to transform Europe’s aviation infrastructure enabling it to handle the future growth and diversity of air traffic safely and efficiently, while minimising environmental impact. The brochure outlines the portfolio of research as well as measures needed to deliver the digital European sky.

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