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Schedule of Events

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Monday, October 17, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Topic: Challenges and Implications of the Aging U.S. Air Traffic Control Infrastructure

Abstract: The U.S. Transportation infrastructure is a major foundation of our economy, affecting the lives of every citizen in some way on an almost daily basis.  The challenges faced by our Air Traffic Control system, a subset of this infrastructure, are acute and will have significant impact if not properly addressed.  This discussion panel will explore the shift of investment in our transportation infrastructure with emphasis on the ATC infrastructure and the aviation industry impacts resulting from this shift.  The panel will discuss how NextGen technology can continue to be delivered while simultaneously modernizing legacy systems that remain a critical part of the ATC infrastructure.     

Speaker: John Kefaliotis, President, Metron Aviation; Michael Dyment, Founder and Managing Partner, NEXA Capital Partners LLC; Chris Giacoponello, Business Development, Thales; Marcus Stevens, President & COO, Robinson Aviation (RVA). Inc.

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Topic: What will be the game changer for ATC Training? A look at the trends, the challenges, and the opportunities for a paradigm shift in ATC Training

Abstract: Millennium learners are our first truly digital natives who have grown up using smart technologies.  Their expectations as learners is - available anywhere anytime, flexible study options, a personalised learning experience and to be part of a socially connected mobile learning community. 

Airways will share their experiences with Aviation Knowledge Online (AKO) - a digital ecosystem developed to meet the expectations of future learners incorporating new generation e-learning and gaming technologies. 


Speaker: Sharon Cooke, Head of Training, Airways New Zealand

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Remote Towers: Safe Operations in Demanding Environments

Abstract: Remote towers are becoming a reality at medium-sized international airports. In collaboration with Frequentis, the German Air Navigation Service Provider DFS is implementing the remote tower concept at Saarbrücken airport. Being the first implementation of remote air traffic control at a medium-sized regional airport, there are a number of complex challenges which are addressed through a series of validations. This presentation describes the DFS and Frequentis approach, and highlights the challenges encountered and experiences gained.

Speaker: Markus Klopf, Strategic Marketing Manager, FREQUENTIS AG

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Topic: Preventing Rogue Drones from Endangering Airport Flight Operations

Abstract: A presentation on Sky Tracker, a counter UAS system for airports,  developed by CACI International. This solution has been refined under a CRADA with the FAA and tested at the FAA Technical Center.

Speaker: Alan Kraft, Senior Business Development Executive, Counter UAS and Cyber Security, CACI

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m

Topic: ATFM: Key Components for Different Models

Abstract: This presentation will examine the Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) components and systems. It will explore how ATFM systems are used around the world, including in the U.S. and Europe as well as new models forming in regions such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. The presentation will:

  • Examine the benefits of ATFM
  • Discuss the increasing importance of multi-stakeholder participation
  • Outline the steps for identifying the appropriate model of ATFM for any given country or region
  • Discuss what the ATFM architecture will look like in the future


Speaker: Greg Feldman, Vice President Commercial Products and Solutions, Metron Aviation

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Topic: ATC Slatwall Consoles – Supporting Safety in the NAS

Abstract: Air Traffic Control (ATC) Slatwall consoles support safety in the US National Airspace System (NAS) by allowing ATC equipment to be positioned properly.  The tools used by air traffic controllers to provide the separation and safety services for aircraft are supported and contained within consoles which provide the man machine interface between humans and technology.  The location, ease of use, flexibility, and maintenance of these tools becomes critical when controllers perform their duties to separate aircraft and ensure the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic.  Slatwall ATC consoles allows equipment to be properly positioned, enables the re-positioning of equipment to accommodate differences in human physiology, and provides greater flexibility in technology integration than ever before.  The advancement of ATC Slatwall consoles provides greater ability for controllers to utilize the tools provided to them, enhancing ATC safety operations and offering many other advantages including saving space and reducing costs.

Speaker: David Rivers, Director, ATC, Evans Consoles Incorporated

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Topic: Using Public Cloud Service Providers (CSP's) in the Federal Government

Abstract: Session will cover the benefits of hosting, managing and securing applications and websites in the cloud. Recommended pre-planning, Standard Operating Procedures, design and financial preparation in addition to Lessons Learned will be discussed.

Speaker: Steven Oh, Senior Principal, Strategic Solutions Architect, CSRA

12 p.m. - 12:45 a.m.

Topic: Future Air Traffic Management Networks

Abstract: Major companies such as Google and Facebook already take advantage of software-defined networks. Similar network strategies will take Air Navigation Service Providers’ business processes to a new level. This will result in dramatically reduced dependency on expensive network hardware, while maintaining or increasing service availability and operational safety. Network virtualization techniques improve end-to-end network testing, and simplify network deployment processes. This presentation describes the streamlined and transparent utilization of diverse network media types and the ability to grow network capacity in a safe and flexible manner.

Speaker: Stefan Galler, Senior Product Business Manager, FREQUENTIS AG

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AeroMACS 2016 - National Harbor is a seminar for all participants to meet, exchange ideas, and develop business and cooperative relationships. The event will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and strategies involved in operating efficient AeroMACS networks.

This seminar is constructed to allow the global Aviation Community to network, share key lessons, and collaborate for the benefit of the industry. Our goal is for attending participants to gain concrete knowledge that will help them build best-in-class AeroMACS networks.

Topics of discussion will include: 
Future Aeronautical Communications
AeroMACS Applications, Integration and Deployments
Network and Security Considerations for AeroMACS
Certification for AeroMACS Equipment and Devices
And more...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

FAA Workshop

Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) Program - Cross Agency Workshop

The Department of Transportation (DOT) -  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), intends to stand up a cross-agency program titled Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR), to assess the feasibility of acquiring new surveillance solutions (potentially radar or non-radar) that may result in a consolidation of incumbent legacy surveillance radars (e.g. long range aircraft, short range aircraft, and weather surveillance), or a system of systems surveillance capability.  If successful, this effort may result in making the 1300 – 1350 MHz band available for reallocation to shared Federal and/or non-Federal use.

This exclusive workshop will allow for each Agency / Department to provide their responsibility, plans, and mission for the overall program. 


Rebecca Guy, FAA (Moderator)

Mike Freie, FAA

Steven (Smokey) Robinson, DoD 

Rich Booth, DHS

Mike Istok, NOAA

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