SESAR Deployment Manager Workshop Airport Safety

20.02.2018 10:00-16:30

This one day workshop will inform SESAR implementing stakeholders on “Airport Safety” and promote its implementation.

@ SESAR DM Offices

Avenue De Cortenbergh 100,

1000 Brussels, Belgium

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Agenda 20 February 2018

1/ 10:00 – 10:20 Introduction of Workshop Objectives and Participants (tour de table) : chair Heiko Teper

2/ 10:20 – 10:45  “Airport Safety” and the Deployment Programme (Part 1): What is required by the PCP (Eric Miart (SDM-STO)) 

3/ Introducing “Airport Safety” (stakeholders)

    a. Automated assistance to ATCO:
1) 10:45 – 11:15 A-SMGCS Level 1 and Level 2 including experience from real implementation: Peter Roth-Martens (DFS)

2) 11:15 – 12:00 A-SMGCS Planning and Routing including experience from real implementation: François Claude (Belgocontrol) & Eik Kristensen (CPH)

    b. Airport Safety Nets:
1) 12:00 – 12:30 Airport Safety Nets associated with A-SMGCS Level 2: Roger Lane (Eurocontrol)

2) 12:30 – 13:00 Vehicles systems contributing to airport safety nets presented by Andreas Eichinger (Fraport)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

3) 14:00 – 14:30  Aircraft systems contributing to airport safety nets: Sam Mulhare (Ryanair)

     c. Supporting documentation (A-SMGCS Manuals and Runway Safety Manual): Roger Lane (Eurocontrol)

4/ “Airport Safety” and the Deployment Programme (Part 2)

    a. 15:00 – 15:30 Expected benefits: Ralph Schwarzendahl (SDM-PFS)

    b. 15:30 – 15:50 Recommendations for deployment – PCP review and CP2 : Eric Miart (SDM -STO)

5/ Questions & Answers 

6/ Conclusions and way forward

After the workshop: 16:30 – 17:30 Presentation by Airbus

Outside the scope of the Workshop but related to Airport Safety. Airbus will present Airbus on-board solutions which are available or in development in the frame of SESAR to enhance airport safety.



The objective of this workshop is to increase awareness on “Airport Safety” amongst SESAR implementing stakeholders and promote the implementation of “Airport Safety” required by the Pilot Ccommon Project Implementing Regulation as defined in the Deployment Programme edition 2017.

More in particular: Sub-AF 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5, Families and 2.5.2. Sub-AF Family 2.1.2(EFS) and Family 2.2.1 A-SMGCS Level 1 & Level 2 should be considered as pre-requisites to ensure full potential airport safety benefits are achieved. (see all details below)


Targeted audience

Implementing stakeholders identified in PCP IR (ANSPs, Aircraft Operators, Airports, EUROCONTROL/NM and EDA).


Background information

• F2.1.2: Electronic Flight Strips (EFS), the system permits controllers to conduct screen to screen coordination within their unit and with “neighbouring” units in the process chain reducing workload associated with coordination, integration and identification of tasks.

• F2.2.1: A-SMGCS level 1 provides ATC with the position and identity of all relevant aircraft within the movement area and of all relevant vehicles within the manoeuvring area.

• F2.2.1: A-SMGCS level 2 is a level 1 system complemented by the A-SMGCS function to detect potential conflicts on runways, taxiways and intrusions into restricted areas and provide the controllers with appropriate alerts.

• F2.4.1: A-SMGCS Routing and Planning Functions provide ATC with:
– Optimised route designation for each aircraft or vehicle within the movement area;
– The detection of all route conflicts on the movement area as well as improved routing and planning for use by controllers.

• F2.5.1: Airport safety nets consist of the detection and alerting of conflicting ATC clearances to aircraft and deviation of vehicles and aircraft from their instructions, procedures or routing which may potentially put the vehicles and aircraft at risk of a collision. The scope of this sub-functionality includes the Runway and Airfield Surface Movement area.

 F2.5.2: Vehicles and aircraft systems contributing to airport safety nets includes:
– – aircraft technology in the scope of avionic or electronic flight bag based systems with the objective to conclude the ground based airport safety net with specific airborne systems and technology;
– – on-board vehicle displays including on-board vehicle safety nets, including alerting functions, with the objective to support the ground based airport safety net with specific vehicle systems and technology;

Under this Family, it is not foreseen to provide the complete “aircraft picture” to the “Air Traffic Controller”, nor to provide the complete “Air Traffic Controller picture” to the cockpit.