The world of aviation is continuously changing. The upcoming years will be a critical period to pave the way for the digital transformation of aviation. Aviation’s infrastructure and ATM will have to adapt in order to cater for the growth in traffic and diversity of air vehicles in the sky, which are set to become more autonomous, more connected, more intelligent.
Initial analysis suggests that with a digitalised infrastructure, the industry could directly unlock around EUR 10 billion per annum by 2035, which could be tripled by 2050. (Ref: https://www.sesarju.eu/news/european-aviation-stakeholders-commit-sesar-and-digital-agenda).
A digital infrastructure would make a significant contribution to citizens’ well-being, while strengthening security and fostering positive spill-over effects, such as saving time for travellers or reducing CO2 emissions.
The services relating to the transport of passengers and goods , their safety and security are evolving too. In the near future, passengers will not make choices primarily on their mobility needs; they expect to get from A to B, door to door seamlessly, safely and efficiently.
These changes will offer the opportunity for development of new innovative services and applications capable to combine space with terrestrial assets (4G/5G, HAPs, UAV) to the benefit of stakeholders in the aviation sector as well as travellers.
Therefore, ESA Business Applications is reaching out to the aviation sector players, space actors, user communities and National Delegations, to present the results of concluded activities and discuss on new opportunities.
The event will take place at ESTEC (Newton 2 room), 1 Keplerlaan, 2201 AZ Noordwijk Netherlands on Friday, 18 May 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 (CEST)
ADS-B: European Regions Airlines Association perspective
R. Dudley- ERA
Session: ADS-B Applications
Rita Rinaldo - ESA
ADS-B: Aireon perspective
C. Kronenburg- Aireon
Digital Sky: Overview offered by
M. Chida – SESAR JU
Panel: ATM evolution
Antonio Garutti - ESA
Sylvie Sureda-Perez - Inmarsat
EU Drone Demonstration
M. Lissone- Eurocontrol
Session: Future downstream applications in aviation markets
Piera Di Vito - ESA
Aeronautical aids to maritime surveillance
Olaf Trieschmann - EMSA
Cybersecurity aspects related to aviation
Patrick Mana - Eurocontrol
Meteorology and other opportunities for space in aviation
Jos de Laat - KNMI
Ferdinando Tiezzi - Viasat
Communications networks and smart airports
Richard Van Wijk- Nokia
Panel: Zoom-in on 5G
Xavier Lobao - ESA
Interventions from speakers of the previous session
ESA- Nick Appleyard
We have limited seats available, please reserve your tickets here: esa-digitalskyworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
Registration is free of charge but please note that this workshop is only open to representatives of entities established in one of ESA Member States.