DAY 1 | Wednesday, 28 April
13:00 - 15:45

Opening remarks: Plenary (13.00- 13.30)

Representatives of European Commission

EUROCAE President / Council Chair

Christian Schleifer - Secretary General, EUROCAE

Panel 1 Services - future of ATM infrastructure

Air Traffic Management is currently moving towards a service-oriented approach where there is not necessarily a direct link anymore with the organisation providing these services. Remote  services, virtualisation of the environment and centralised provision of services are considered to be the future of ATM.

Provision of centralised flow management has already for many years been provided by EUROCONTROL and this will be the main responsibility for the Network Manager in the coming years. 2019 was a challenging year with the airspace capacity at its limit. In order to make sure that a similar situation won't happen in future, the Network Manager has launched a Programme called integrated Network Management - iNM.

Establishing a virtual centre environment comes with multiple challenges related to technology, operations regulations and human resources - just to name a few. The second part of Panel 1 will look into these various aspects of the Virtual Centre with representatives from manufacturers, the Air Navigation Service Providers, EASA and the Air Traffic Controllers Association.


Florian Guillermet, SJU



Philippe Chauffoureaux, Skyguide

.Richard Beaulieu, Thales

Eugenio Diotalevi, IFATCA 

Panel 2: Automation Artificial Intelligence

Automation Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing a major role in the transformation of the aerospace industry. In this session on Automation AI, we are investigating what can AI do to facilitate the implementation of future applications. This session will look into these technological developments and make the link between innovation, regulatory framework and standardisation needs.









DAY 2 | Thursday, 29 April
12:00 - 14:00
Visionary Talks

Various forecasts predict that the aviation sector will triple its volume by 2050, whilst having to considerably reduce its environmental impact and emissions such as CO2, NOx and noise. 
These are ambitious targets, and whilst the impact of the global pandemic still remains to be seen, the overall trend should remain the same: the aviation industry should grow, but in a sustainable and smart way.
Reconciling these – on first sight contradictory – trends will be a key issue in the next decades.
What will be challenges of aviation in the future?
What energy sources will be available to aviation, which aircraft and concepts will be efficient to serve the demand on passenger and cargo transport?
What impact will new technologies and new entrants have on aviation, and how can they be leveraged by the aviation community?
These questions will be discussed by our panel aviation visionaries.

Panel 3: Innovations, Environment and Sustainability

How can the sector reduce its environmental impact using new technology, infrastructure and operational improvements, alternative fuels and market-based measures? How the needs of the ordinary customers changed? How aviation industry can meet ambitious climate change goals in a challenging post-COVID environment?

Main topics to be addressed: Innovations, environmentally friendly aircraft, green flight, hydrogen, organic fuel, zero-emission aviation powertrain, noise, pollution around the airports, efficient approaches.







DAY 3 | Friday, 30 April
12:00 - 17:00
Panel 4: Cross industry panel

How are other industry sectors addressing innovative and emerging technologies?  How are certification and standardisation processes keeping up with the accelerating pace?
We would like to speak with experts from the medical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as the automotive and telecom industries how they are keeping up with the evolution and in some areas revolutionary technologies.  

Panel 5: Role of standardisation for a sustainable recovery

The COVID crisis impacted every player in the aviation network in an unprecedented way. It modified the operational environment and determined aviation actors to try new tools and procedures to address these challenges and build resilience. The crisis showed that short term goals are not a solution and industry needs long term recovery planning. Sustainable recovery is on the agenda of each stakeholder and it is seen as an opportunity to engage and coordinate actions in this respect to promote overall sustainable mobility via an optimal regulatory, operational, and technical framework.

The panel will exchange on the role of standards in support of the recovery in terms of optimisation of capacity, noise, emissions, procedures and other aspects which will support to achieve aviation sustainability goals.


Christian Schleifer, Secretary General, EUROCAE


Marina BYLINSKY, Head of Sustainability, ACI Europe

Vincent De Vroey, Director of Aviation, ASD

Tanja Grobotek, Director Europe Affairs, CANSO

Manfred Mohr, Assistant Director RSFO SESAR 2020, Technical Manager, IATA

Frederic Deleau, Acting Executive Vice-president Europe,  IFATCA


Closing remarks and EUROCAE Awards - virtual conference (14:35 - 17:00)