World ATM Congress eNewsletter
1 March 2016
Vol. IV, Ed. 9


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Leading Names & Issues: Conference Programme Preview
Implementation: Where We Think We Will Be   

Read more below about Session Four of World ATM Congress' Conference Programme, "Implementation: Where We Think We Will Be" and see who will present. Then view the full agenda online. Don't miss Session Four, from 11.00 - 12.15 on Wednesday, 9 March

The future is notoriously hard to predict and forecasters are never held to account, which is why long-term visions are so popular. What is much more difficult is to predict accurately where we will be in the immediate future, say five years. Yet that is the right timeframe for the ATM industry to be looking as this will be the critical period for implementation of significant technologies from SESAR and NextGen in particular but also from new entrants. So, what will be the status of implementation five years from now?

How closely aligned are the expectations of the major deployment programmes, the ANSPs and the suppliers for the next five years. How will that differ by regions or by maturity of individual ANSPs? What else should we be worrying about and trying to fix now?  And what exactly does that mean in terms of expectations and challenges beyond the five year period?

Moderator: Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association

Massimo Garbini, Managing Director, SESAR Deployment Manager
Edward L. Bolton Jr., Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration
Kevin Shum, Director General, CAAS (Singapore)
Todd Donovan, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Thales ATM
Neil Planzer, Vice President, Airspace Solutions - ATM, Boeing

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Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. A world leader in ATM, Thales combines half a century's experience in development and deployment with an unrivalled worldwide installed base, advanced technology and ground-breaking innovations to deliver solutions that are continually adapted to the ever-changing aviation system's needs. Thales is trusted by key ATM decision makers across 170 nations, and helps key decision makers master complexity and make timely decisions for better outcomes. A key player in all major ATM modernization initiatives, ICAO ASBUs, SESAR and NextGen, Thales focuses on international harmonization. Our product roadmaps are aligned with ICAO ASBU concepts, NextGen and SESAR. Our strong involvement in all initiatives ensures that our solutions have been extensively tested, certified and validated.

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