|10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: ANSPs, Industry, and Labor
Fran Hill, SVP of Operations, Leidos
Jim Ullmann, Director of Safety and Technology, NATCA
Teri Bristol, COO, Air Traffic Organization, FAA
Paul Rinaldi, President, NATCA
Paul Winstanley, Chair, Prospect ATCOs' Branch
Abstract: In the tech-forward, safety-critical air traffic management industry, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of collaboration between the frontline controller workforce, ANSPs, and industry counterparts. From modernization initiatives to the integration of new, non-traditional vehicles and technology into a system designed for manned aircraft, communication between stakeholders is key. Moving beyond operations, these groups must also come together on policy and regulation to keep aviation the safest, most efficient mode of transportation. Join our panel of international experts as we explore the complex relationship between workforce, industry, and ANSPs.
|3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Track Session Block B
Track Session 4:
Welcome to the Matrix
Jennifer Swindell, SVP, Booz Allen Hamilton on AI/Machine Learning
Agent Smith said in The Matrix, “The future is our world, Morpheus. The future is our time.” This exciting session features three leaders in aviation cybersecurity, data, and artificial intelligence and will take attendees on a journey through the digital here and now and paint a picture of what the airspace may look like in a future dominated by AI, machine learning, cyberthreats, and lots (and lots) of data. It’s time to face the new realities of our cyber landscape. Take the red pill and attend this session!
Track Session 5:
Title: Managing Increasing Complexity in ATM: New Concepts for NAS Operations that Meet Tomorrow’s Challenges
Moderator: Jim Eck, Vice President, Mission Networks, L3Harris Technologies
Abstract: Forget planes, trains, and automobiles. The transportation sector of tomorrow will include commercial space tourism, underground hyperloops, and self-driving cars navigating smart pavement, and automation, automation, automation. But let’s shift our focus upwards, shall we? Increasing complexity and traffic in the NAS will continue to pressure the system, and those who work within it, to evolve in order to maintain safe, efficient operations. Join this panel in the series on evolving NAS safety for a discussion on how increasing complexity and density of operations will drive new challenges on safe operations and how concepts like Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), unmanned systems, and new core system technologies will be key to achieving greater efficiency while maintaining and improving safety of operations. Experts will discuss how domestic and global capabilities come together to enable safer, more efficient operations. Topic areas will include time-based management, performance-based navigation, and enterprise capabilities, such as information management, and will explore how these enable TBO to improve safety and maximize efficiency in the future NAS for incoming users.
Track Session 6:
Title: The Path to TBO
Moderator: Michele Merkle, Director, NAS Systems Engineering, FAA
Capt. Robert Goldman, Senior Manager, ATM, Delta Air Lines
Rob Hunt, Technical Systems Program Manager, FAA
Jeff Woods, OAPM Representative, NATCA
Abstract: TBO is an ATM method for strategically planning, managing, and optimizing flights throughout the NAS by using time-based management, information exchange between air/ground systems, and an aircraft’s ability to fly precise paths in time and space (think PBN). TBO use by airlines promises more precise and shared information on constraints (weather, SAAs, and airspace congestion) and demand (current and future aircraft location and flight planning preferences) to maximize airspace access with minimal deviation or delay. To achieve the full ROI on TBO (PBN and TBM), the FAA must evolve the way it researches, develops, acquires, tests, implements, and trains its workforce.