This Florence School of Regulation Executive Seminar will take advantage of the World ATM Congress in Madrid to assess and compare the different current regional Air Traffic Management (ATM) initiatives around the world. It will bring together stakeholders from industry, regulators and manufacturers from around the world to discuss the future of Air Traffic Management and compare different regulatory approaches.
Modern communication and data services technologies are potentially revolutionizing ATM. This however requires new thinking from all involved actors.
Airplane manufactures and providers of data play a crucial role in this regard: the technology to perform air traffic control from airborne computers, allowing for a new system of air navigation, already exists. Yet, its deployment would require a new approach to ATM infrastructure management and governance.
Manufacturers, together with the ATM Industry need to develop a vision of what is technically feasible as well as what the corresponding legal and operational requirements are. International, regional and national Authorities need to work together to develop global standards, harmonized regulation and shared protocols.
Programs to support such technological development exist in the EU with the Single European Sky and SESAR, as well as in the US with the NextGen Programs. Other regions – South East Asia, ANZ, Middle East and Africa are also experimenting with new ways to integrate ATM. But, while technological progress in this sector inevitably happens on a global scale, institutions remain national or regional at best, potentially creating multiple systems and conflicting regulation.
Prof Matthias Finger – Comment on the Future of ATM
Presentation by Matthias Finger – Part-time Professor & Director of the Transport Area, Florence School of Regulation/EUI; and Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Presentation by Maurizio Castelletti – Head of Unit Single European Sky, European Commission – Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
Presentation by Neil Planzer – Vice-President, The Boeing Company
Presentation by Frank Brenner – Director General, Eurocontrol
Presentation by Thabani Mthiyane – CEO, Air Traffic & Navigation Services South Africa
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