SESAR participated to the World ATM Congress 2018. This year, the SESAR exhibition stand was an engaging space which showcased key SESAR solutions and families in an interactive way. Visitors where able to discover where around Europe SESAR deployment is happening!
The exhibition stand was the hub of a series of 15 pre-defined walking tours, jointly organised by the SESAR stakeholders. Visitors had an opportunity to meet with experts from the SESAR community and see first-hand the wide variety of solutions that are being delivered and deployed across Europe. SESAR presented on ATM modernisation in different slots at the ATM theaters.
Day 1: 6 March, Tuesday
SESAR: From innovation to deployment
11:00 – 12:45 (FABEC OPS Theatre)
The full lifecycle of SESAR, from innovation to deployment is a reality today, already improving the performance of Europe’s air traffic management system. Jointly organised by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SESAR DM), this session presented the latest on the research and innovation in the pipeline, as well as the status of SESAR deployment. The session updated stakeholders on the Pilot Common Project review, the Common Project (CP2), the next edition of the ATM Master Plan, as well as plans to rethink the airspace architecture.
Women in aviation
13:00 – 14:30 (Nokia Theatre)
In 2017, the European Commission launched the Women in Transport – EU Platform for change to strengthen women’s employment and equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector. The session presented the platform, its objectives and how the aviation and air traffic management community can get involved. The session included a panel discussion on the status of gender equality in the sector, featuring stakeholder testimonials and highlighting initiatives to strike the right balance.
Day 2: 7 March, Wednesday
SESAR Press Breakfast showcasing the interactive SESAR wall
On Wednesday morning journalists and SESAR stakeholders attended the SESAR press breakfast, an informal way of informing ATM press on the status of SESAR and upcoming plans. It’s becoming a yearly tradition. This time, we presented the brand new interactive SESAR wall showcasing key SESAR solutions and families in an interactive way. Visitors where be able to discover where around Europe SESAR deployment is happening. !This application will be available on our website in the coming weeks! Keep an eye on our Twitter account to discover when.
Data Link Services, from ELSA to Recovery Plan
16:45-17:45 (Nokia Theatre)
This session brought an overview of how Data Link Services (DLS) is recovering from delay in modernizing ATM communication in Europe. Sixteen months ago, the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) received a mandate from the European Commission’s DG MOVE to act as a DLS Implementation Project Manager. The mandate, was intended to recover from the fragmented and unsynchronised deployment of DLS in Europe, building on SDM technical expertise and its unique position as coordinator of the SESAR Deployment Framework Partnership, also requiring strong cooperation and coordination with the Network Manager (NM), EASA and EUROCAE. In just 16 months, SESAR DM was able to fulfill this role successfully.
SESAR Walking Tours
More than 450 visitors attended the SESAR stakeholders and got a taste of the transformation that is underway in air traffic management thanks to SESAR members and stakeholders through a series of walking tours. The walking tours gave visitors an opportunity to meet with experts from the SESAR community and see first-hand the wide variety of solutions that are being delivered and deployed across Europe.