ATCA Tech Symposium Roundtable Conversations
A variety of new and exciting operations have transformed the NAS, seemingly “out of the blue.” There's an emerging need to address the many fundamental questions of how to meet the new operational environment. Join us for three roundtable discussions to explore infrastructure, operations, and R&D in support of the future NAS.
Join us for three roundtable discussions to explore infrastructure, operations, and R&D in support of the future NAS.
The Future ATM Operational Environment
Wednesday, May 19: 3:30 - 5 PM ET
Abstract: The future NAS will enable seamless and agile operations for diverse users from surface to space. Operations that emerged seemingly "out of the blue" are poised to enter the NAS with recent rules taking effect for remotely identifying unmanned aerial systems (UAS), as well as enabling small drones to fly over people and at night. The current approach of segmenting who flies where, such as below 400 AGL for unmanned operations, provides near-term safety and security, but as yet does not fundamentally change the surface-to-space operations environment. Ensuring a safe and secure airspace entails grasping the full breadth of the characteristics of the future NAS. The services required by heterogenous operations may vary with airspace. While some capabilities related to communication and surveillance are uniformly required at all times, the airspace itself may dictate different service levels, depending on a given operation's performance characteristics; complexity and density of airspace; and environmental impacts, such as micro-weather climates; and national and public interest. From the holistic NAS perspective, the individual needs of new entrants and current aviators must be viewed against the requirement for a safe, secure, and efficient airspace. Grasping the characteristics of the future NAS at the capability level will enable a safe and efficient airspace that supports capacity and the increasingly heterogeneous operations. Join us in this ATCA discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities in the future ATM operational environment.
Nick Flom, Northern Plains UAS Test Site
Peter Sachs, FAA
Ruby Sayyed, IATA
Amit Ganjoo, ANRA
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