World ATM Congress eNewsletter
9 February 2016
Vol. IV, Ed. 6


World ATM Congress eNewsletter Sponsored by Guntermann & Drunck

Get to Know an Organiser: Visit Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation at Stand 403 at World ATM Congress. 
Unique access to CANSO's air traffic management expertise

Get to know CANSO - one of the organisers of World ATM Congress. Find out about becoming a CANSO Member. Learn about the benefits of membership including: authoritative publications and guides on key industry issues; CANSO regional and subject events led by ATM's top global experts; and the opportunity to shape the future of the industry through CANSO's workgroups. Come and meet the experts at booth 403.

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation ( is the global voice of air traffic management (ATM) with a mission to transform global ATM performance.

Partnership is reflected in CANSO's unique membership that comprises Full Member air navigation service providers (ANSPs) as well as Associate members - the organisations that provide products and services to the ATM industry, including the biggest names in aviation. If your company has an interest in air traffic management, join CANSO to network, benefit from shared expertise, and help shape the future of ATM.
Leading Names & Issues: Conference Programme Preview
Down to Earth - Airports and ATM 

Read more below about Session Two of World ATM Congress' Conference Programme: "Down to Earth - Airports and ATM" and see who is on the panel. Then view the full agenda online. Session Two occurs at 11.15 - 12.30, Tuesday, 8 March

Airports are at the forefront of some significant reforms in the ATM industry. Competition is being introduced at airports in the form of outsourced ATM services in some airport control towers and the introduction of remote tower technology, which digitises what was the last truly analogue part of the ATM process. Over time, there will be even more opportunities for competition to be introduced.

Do airports fully understand how they can add value to their customers through their control towers? What are the barriers to change? Do air navigation service providers (ANSPs) see remote tower technology not only as an opportunity for improved operational efficiency, but also for competitive outsourcing and added value for users? How can A-CDM (Airport - Collaborative Decision Making) best be implemented on a more widespread basis?

Moderator: Olle Sundin, Director General, LFV 
Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DFS
Nils Svan, Vice President Strategy, dans
Airport CEO/COO - TBD
Michael Gerry, General Manager, Saab ATM
Moodie Cheikh, Chief Executive Officer, Searidge Technologies

Get Connected
WiFi Accessibility at IFEMA 

IFEMA has created Visitor Hot Spots where World ATM Congress attendees can connect to WiFi for free, for up to 30 minutes every three hours. Once the 30 minutes are complete, users cannot reconnect for another 3 hours.


Visitor WiFi Hot Spots are located at:

  • South Entrance Ground Floor Lobby
  • North Entrance Ground Floor Lobby (Registration area)
  • Meeting Point (located on La Avenida between Halls 8 - 10)
  • IFEMA Business Centre (expanded 1 hour sign-on availability)
WiFi may also be purchased for €10 (includes VAT) for two hours of consecutive high-speed wireless Internet access starting from your first connection. Cards can be purchased at the Cloak Room.

Get the Information at the Flip of a Digital Booklet
The World ATM Congress Registration Brochure Has All Your Need-to-Know Information

Want to learn more about the event? Flip through the virtual registration brochure and plan your time in Madrid.

Since the booklet was published, World ATM Congress has secured even more speakers and free education sessions. See the updates on our website:


Indra is a leading European IT & Defence company with over 95 years' experience in ATM. Indra's ATC, surveillance Systems, navaids, communications, and airports systems are operational in all continents, in over 160 countries with over 4,000 ATM system installations. Indra's extensive portfolio includes forefront technology applications of ATM automation systems for en-route, approach, and airport control, as well as A-SMGCS and remote towers solutions, GAREX and COMETA Voice Communication Systems, the NORMARC Navaids (ILS, DVOR, DME and GBAS), Surveillance systems (PSR, MSSR mode S, SMR, ADS-B, MLAT, and WAM) and aeronautical information systems (AIS, AIM, SWIM, and AMHS). Indra provides country-wide systems on a turn-key basis, having 39,000 employees all over the world, a local presence in 46 countries, investing 6-8 percent of annual revenue in R&D, and playing a leading role in SESAR. 

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