AirSpace World 2024
AirSpace World 2024

AirSpace World 2024

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2024 ACE Meeting of the SDIP Annual Conference of Executives

On this page you will find all relevant information on SESAR Deployment Manager's participation to the event as well as a full overview of the Europe For Aviation theatre programme, presentations, pictures and much more.

SESAR Deployment ON STAGE overview - 19 - 21 March

SESAR Walking Tours

SESAR Deployment Manager at AirSpace World info package

SDM programme DAY ONE - 19 March

13:00 - 13:50: Building an Aviation Strategic Plan for Service Excellence

Description: In this panel discussion, industry leaders, representatives from airlines, airports, and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), will come together to explore the collaborative development of an Aviation Strategic Plan aimed at achieving digitalisation, service excellence and cost efficiency. The panel will dive into the intricacies of forging strong partnerships among these key stakeholders and leveraging their collective expertise to shape the future of aviation.


  • Claire Davies, Managing Director, Egis

  • Emile Arao, Director General, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

  • Enrique Maurer, General Director, ENAIRE

  • Kevin Hightower, VP of Product, Cirium

  • Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • Nick Careen, Senior Vice President Operations, Safety and Security

  • Thomas Romig, SVP Safety, Security, Operations, ACI World

SDM programme DAY TWO - 20 March

11:00 - 11:50: Synergizing Civil-Military Collaboration for Flexible Airspace Management

Description: Effective collaboration between civil and military aviation authorities is essential to ensure the widespread implementation of Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) across all regions. This cooperation plays a pivotal role in enabling dynamic cross-border Air Traffic Services (ATS) provisioning, including the facilitation of data sharing and military flight information exchange between neighbouring Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).


  • Baudouin Heuninckx, Acting director for Industry Synergies and Enablers, European Defence Agency

  • Cristian Pradera, ATM Modernisation Planning Coordinator, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • José Luis Avendano, Deputy Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia

  • Karsten Stoye, Head of the Civil-Military Cooperation Division, EUROCONTROL

  • Stephen Hanson, Aerospace Policy, Planning, and Security, NATO

  • Steven Truxal, Professor and Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL), Leiden University

  • Vilmos Somosi, FAB Program Manager and civil-military cooperation coordinator, HungaroControl

15:30 - 15:55: CNS Programme Manager – What’s in it for you ?

Description: Mid 2023 European Commission asked Eurocontrol NM to pick up the role of CNS Programme Manager as part of its NF IR responsibilities. In the session it will be explained what the objectives of the CNS PM are, its deliverables and how it cooperates with all different stakeholders. Some early insights will be given into its 2024 planned deliverables which are the Minimum Operating Network (MON) criteria as well as the CNS Evolution Plan.


  • Paul Bosman, Head of ATM Infrastructure Division, Eurocontrol

  • Manuel Rivas Vila, ATM Oversight section manager, EASA

  • Christophe Vivier, Head of Single European Sky Unit, EDA

  • Heiko Teper, Head of Strategy and Technical Execution, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • Mathilde Dorfsman, ATM Manager, RYANAIR

  • Moderated by Predrag Vranjkovic, CNS Programme Manager, EUROCONTROL

SDM programme DAY THREE - 21 March

12:30 - 13:20: Current state of Common Project 1

Description: This session is intended to provide some information about the Common Project 1, the role of the SDM, the current state of implementation and how operational stakeholders are supported by the SDM.


  • Heiko Teper, Head of Strategy and Technical Execution, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • Cristian Pradera, ATM Modernisation Planning Coordinator, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • Ramon Raposo, Monitoring and Execution Coordinator, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • Franck Montoya, Coordinator of Implementation Programme, SESAR Deployment Manager

SESAR Walking Tours

  • 19 March 2024

    • SESAR Walking Tour VIP programme

      • Aviation Green Deal, Andreas Petrikat, NATS

      • Gearing up for U-space implementation, Luc Antoon, skeyes

      • Making space for higher airspace operations, Sven Kaltenhaeuser, DLR

      • ENAV Remote Tower solution from R&D to Deployment, Paolo Nasetti, ENAV

      • Moderated by David Batchelor, SESAR 3 JU

    • Air-ground integration and autonomy

      • Trajectory synchronisation and system wide information management - Antonio Strano, Leonardo

      • LDACS for communications and integrated CNS - Peter Leydold, Frequentis

      • Getting close and digital with LDACS - Simona Pierattelli, Leonardo

      • ADS-C/EPP and the tale of trajectory transformation - Peter Lubrani, ESSP

      • AF6/ADSC-EPP deployment activities - Cristian Pradera, SESAR Deployment Manager

      • Moderated by Nil Agacdiken, SESAR 3 JU

    • Connected and automated ATM

      • The dynamic symphony of air traffic management - Giuseppe Di Bitonto, IDS Airnav & Patrizia Criscuolo, ENAV

      • Europe’s skies dynamic balancing act - Natividad Valle Fernández, ENAIRE

      • HYPERSOLVER: cracking complex operations - Georges Mykoniatis, ENAC

      • On the radar: Flight centric operations - Přemysl Volf, AgentFly Technologies

      • MIAR in a nutshell: Making I-CNS A Reality - Florian Selig, DLR Institute of Communication and Navigation

      • Resilient ATM system development powered by European ATM R&D - András Heisig, Hungarocontrol (SDM Project)

      • Moderated by Ramon Raposo, SESAR Deployment Manager

  • 20 March 2024

    • New opportunities for a digital European sky

      • SAFIR-Ready - Enabling Mission Ready drone services - Mikael Shamim, Helicus

      • U-space examples in the Port of Antwerp - Jürgen Verstaen, Unifly

      • Making space for higher airspace operations - Sven Kaltenhaeuser, DLR

      • ENAV Free Route Cross Border implementation - Paolo Nasetti, ENAV (SDM Project)

      • Moderated by Olivia Nunez, SESAR 3 JU