Further Workshops Announced for ATC Global 2013

Mar 05, 2013, 05:32 ET from UBM Live

LONDON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The 23rd ATC Global Exhibition and Conference is finalising details ahead of it the annual industry gathering that takes place next week at the RAI Amsterdam from 12-14 March 2013.

Organisers of the event today announced additional sessions to the already extensive free-to-attend Workshop and Seminar programme that will run across the three days. The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and ACARE Workshop, taking place on Wednesday 13 March at 10.30am, will focus on five challenges and how to participate in Horizon 2020.

This new workshop will be held in association with and supported by Aera-Pro, Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE), European Commission and Seventh Framework Programme. The workshop will present the context and content of the SRIA, the new roadmap for aviation research, development and innovation, that will outline the main threads of technical, operational and strategic actions to achieve the ambitious goals set by Flightpath 2050 (Europe's vision for Aviation beyond 2020).

Additionally, a session around Integrating Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) into European Civil Airspace, in association with UVS International, takes place on 12 March at 10am. In mid 2013, a European regulatory roadmap relative to the integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) into the current European civil airspace environment will be published. This workshop is chaired by Peter van Blyenburgh from UVS International and Robin Valkenburcht from Ministry of Transport in The Netherlands.

The in-depth workshop will bring together key experts from the major regulatory groups including Ron van de Leijgraaf from Netherlands Ministry of Transport speaking on behalf of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) and Jean-Pierre Lentz from the European Commission, Directorate General Enterprise & Industry and aircraft operator associations such as Filippo Tomasello from the European Aviation Safety Agency  speaking on behalf of the ICAO UAS Study Group who along with several others* will discuss the blockers and enablers to the current situation, as well as the way forward.

Another key workshop, taking place on 12 March at 2pm, will look at Writing ATM and Ground Standards for SES deployment.  Before SESAR and NextGen technologies can be industrialised and deployed, a wide number of technical standards and technical specifications will have to be developed. These technical standards and specifications will facilitate operation, interoperability and cost-effective industrialisation and deployment of new systems and procedures. This session, in association with EUROCAE, includes a panel of expert speakers including Eric Sivel, Deputy Rulmaking at EASA, Jean-Michel Galais, Aviation Standard Expert for EUROCONTROL, Gilles Fartek the Director EU & NATO Affairs for INTEGRA A/S and Luc Lallouette, SESAR PMO Program Coordinator at Thales, amongst others*. The focus will be on the key challenges that European organisations tasked with developing new sets of standards will face.

The full workshop and seminar programme will allow visitors to more closely understand some of the work going on behind the scenes which is changing the market. These workshops will all run alongside the three day exhibition, conference and awards that will bring together the ATM industry.

For further information on ATC Global and to register for your free exhibition pass that will allow access to leading suppliers and workshops and seminars please visit http://www.atcglobalhub.com/events

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Notes to Editors:
*Workshops and Training at ATC Global 2013

Tuesday, 12 March
Integration of RPAS into Civil Airspace, in association with UVS International
Peter van Blyenburgh, UVS International, France (Co chair)
Robin Valkenburcht, Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands (Co chair)
Dr. Ing. Michael Cramer, Institute of Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart, Germany - On behalf of European Spatial Data Research Organisation (EuroSDR)
Gert Kruiswijk, CAA-NL, The Netherlands
Ron van de Leijgraaf, Netherlands Ministry of Transport - On behalf of Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS)
Jean-Pierre Lentz, European Commission, Directorate General Enterprise & Industry
Filippo Tomasello, European Aviation Safety Agency - On behalf of the ICAO UAS Study Group
André Clot, EuroUSC, UK - On behalf of EUROCAE WG93 on Light RPAS

Writing ATM and Ground Standards for SES Deployment, in association with EUROCAE
Abdoulaye N'Diaye, Secretary General, EUROCAE (Chair)
Eric SIVEL Deputy Rulemaking, EASA
Jean-Michel GALAIS, Aviation Standard Expert, EUROCONTROL
Gilles FARTEK, Director EU&NATO Affairs, INTEGRA A/S
Marinus de Jong, Policy Officer, European Commission
Ed Manns / John Clatworthy, Manager Aerospace Standards, SAE International
Severin Drogoul, President, ASD Stan
Günter Lessmann, Director, ASD Stan
Luc Lallouette, SESAR PMO Program Coordinator, Thales

Wednesday, 13 March
Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and ACARE - Presenting the challenges & how can you participate in Horizon 2020
Providing Safe and Immediate ATM Services in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters and During Contingencies, in association with ITT Exelis
Challenges and benefits of automating the ATM system

Thursday 14 March
EUROCAE Training Session: ED-78A: a Safety Methodology for New Interoperable and Multi Segment ATM Systems

About ATC Global:

ATC Global has been uniting the entire ATM industry annually since 1990.  It provides an independent and impartial marketplace for ATM businesses from every region, small and large and regardless of affiliation.  It brings together the broadest range regulatory bodies, ANSPs, industry organisations and suppliers to establish and maintain meaningful partnerships.

The ATC Global conference agenda is set by an Advisory Board made up of senior decision-makers from throughout the industry, determining the right discussions for the whole of the industry.  The conference and workshops examine a wide range of topics, with speakers drawn from all sections of the ATM community.

ATC Global currently holds its annual event at the Amsterdam RAI.  It is a subsidiary of the global B2B communications and marketing provider UBM.

For further information go to http://www.atcglobalhub.com

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