Conference Programme

The 2017 main conference programme including topics and speakers:

Future Avionics Mandates – the bridge between cockpit and ATM programmes

As the Single European Skies (SES) and NextGen initiatives continue to dominate the drive for enhanced safety and communications between the aircraft in the sky and the ground control, what are the latest challenges and mandates on the horizon.  As SES moves into its deployment phase, what needs to be installed in the aircraft to meet these mandates, from commercial airlines to business jets, and what is the impact on avionics for operators?

  • Update on Avionics in SESAR (and update on NextGen collaboration) – Marouan Chida, CNS and Avionics Expert, SESAR JU
  • PBN, ADSB, Datalink updates – FAA*
  • Avionic & Airspace Mandates and Operational Requirements – Franca Pavlicevic, Head of Navigation & CNSS Research, EUROCONTROL
  • Certification & Operational Mandates – Luc Deneufchatel, Technical Secretary – Expert, EUROCAE

Standards and Certification

With the necessity for all systems and software design developed to be fit for purpose and support the deployment of SESAR and Next-Gen, we explore the latest approaches, analysis and implications in compliance and what the latest in standards and certification mean to developers, solutions providers and end users.

  • Comparative Study on CTSO C153 and ETSO-2C153 on Certification Consideration for Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Platform and Modules – Senior Representative, Aviage Systems
  • An overview of the FACE standard, and what that implies outside the USA – Alex Wilson, Director – Market Development, Wind River
  • Streamlining Aircraft and Systems Certification – Joseph Wlad, Vice President, Business Development, Verocel
  • Achieving Certifications with AIXM, FIXM and WIXM data – Dejan Damjanovic, Managing Director, FANS Group

End to end connected aircraft challenges

What are the trends of airlines and how are they addressing connectivity beyond the aircraft. From ASDI to SWIM and beyond, what does big data mean for airlines and operators? What are the Big Data challenges, how do you analyse and identify what’s relevant – and then what do you do with all that information?

  • Avionics architectures supporting onboard and offboard Big Data Analytics, Predictive Maintenance and enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on legacy Commercial Aircraft fleets – Willie Cecil, Aircraft Data and Connectivity Systems Specialist, Uptake, USA
  • A350XWB Program Information System & eOperations Architect – Arnaud d’Andréa, Airbus
  • Delivering Added Value though a holistic approach to avionics systems – Peter Allsopp , Future Technology Leader, GE Aviation
  • Senior Representative, Boeing*
  • Modern Day EFB – Aircraft Connectivity – Expectations vs Reality – Jens Technau, EFB Administrator & Flight Ops IT, Captain A330, SunExpress Germany GmbH

Data Comms & Cyber Security Perspectives

With the aircrafts becoming more connected and wireless communications increasing in the cabin and cockpit, how can we ensure we make the aircraft secure and skies even safer from potential attack? How do we secure data connections and to what extent – gate-to-gate or door-to-door? Can legacy communication (ACARS) move to IP traffic in this digital world in a secure manner?

  • Aircraft (gate to gate) and/or incl passenger (door to door) datalink and comms from airport to aircraft – Johann Götz, Head of IT Engineering, Munich Airport
  • Marc Mautref, Pilots and Aircraft Connectivity Manager, Air France
  • Cybersecurity aspects of an E-Enabled Aircraft – Alex Wilson, Wind River
  • Legacy communication (ACARS) now moving to IP traffic (in a digital world) – Philippe Lievin, Rockwell Collins

Surveillance – ACAS, Space Based, Flight Tracking

Safety is the number one priority for the aerospace industry. A key factor to safety is surveillance of aircraft and airspace to reduce near misses and collisions. What are the latest developments in surveillance and flight tracking to mitigate these possibilities. How can space based surveillance contribute towards safety and security?

  • ACAS X – Stacey Rowlan, Staff Engineer,  Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems, L3 Technologies
  • Why voluntary electronic conspicuity needs to be encouraged – Adrian Price, Senior Research Analyst, NATS, UK
  • Aircraft Tracking – Status and Airbus view – Claude Pichavant, Senior Expert – Communications & Surveillance, Airbus
  • Space based ADSB from an ANSP perspective – Michele Carandente, ATM/CNS Expert, ENAV SpA, Italy
  • Surveillance Progress, Opportunities and Challenges – Johan Martensson, Surveillance Expert, EUROCONTROL

Cockpit and Avionics Functions and Innovations

What innovations and concepts are around the corner that could soon become part of todays development in avionics. What are the future technologies and latest thinking in concepts for safer, more cost effective skies? Can cross-industry technologies benefit the avionics industry?

  • Synthetic Vision Guidance System – Demonstrations in Europe – Jolana Dvorska, Technical Manager, Honeywell International, Czech Republic
  • RNP to xLS – Thomas Maier, ATM Engineering, Airbus
  • A New Concept of HUD Using 3D Windshield Projection – Philippe Coni, Display Expert, Thales Avionics
  • Avionics System Architecture of Future-Oriented Transport Aircraft – Vladimir Orlov, Lead System Engineer, Volga Dnepr Airlines
  • Cross-Industry Embedded Platforms Update: Technology, Trends and Ecosystem Development Relevant For Aerospace Industry – Mirko Jakovljevic, Senior Marketing Manager, TTTech Computertechnik