We Can't Wait to See You at World ATM Congress 2020
World ATM Congress is less than two weeks away, and our Exhibition Hall will be as full and vibrant as ever before! Here are a few of the things we are looking forward to!
World ATM Congress 2020 Opening Ceremony, under the Presidency of His Majesty King Felipe VI
We look forward to the Opening Ceremony to be held Tuesday morning. The ceremony will include remarks by:

  • Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO
  • Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA
  • Pedro Saura García, Secretary of State for Transportation, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Spain

*Please note, this event is by invitation only. Further information will be forthcoming. Questions? Please contact Abigail Glenn-Chase .
World ATM Congress Announces
Maverick Awards Finalists!
ATCA (the Air Traffic Control Association) and CANSO (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) are honoured to announce the finalists for the inaugural Maverick Awards presented by World ATM Congress. The Awards recognise outstanding achievements in innovation, collaboration, and sustainability in air traffic management. In this first year, over 100 nominations were received, which were narrowed down to nine finalists, three in each award category.

The Collaboration Award recognises the importance of effective relationships and partnerships within/across disciplines and sectors to achieve a shared goal. The finalists for the Collaboration Award are (in alphabetical order):
  • A consortium of Heathrow Airport Limited, NATS, L3Harris Orthogon, and EUROCONTROL
  • NATS, NAV CANADA, and Aireon LLC

The Innovation Award recognises new ideas, technologies, and concepts that challenge current ATM norms with the potential to significantly advance performance, operations, or capabilities. The finalists for the Innovation Award are:
  • Austro Control
  • NASA
  • Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions and Scandinavian Mountains Airport 

The Sustainability Award recognises leaders, initiatives, and organisations working towards reducing aviation’s impact on the environment and making significant contributions to improving the environmental footprint of aviation through ATM. The finalists for the Sustainability Award are:
  • HungaroControl, BULATSA, and ROMATSA

*Read the full press release HERE .
Winners will be announced during the Maverick Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 10 March at 15.00 – 16.00 in Wing ATM Theatre

*World ATM Congress
News Update*
World ATM Congress will be held as scheduled 10-12 March 2020 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. World ATM Congress management continues to closely monitor the coronavirus and adopt measures to minimise any potential impact on World ATM Congress 2020.

World ATM Congress will continue to follow recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the policies of the Spanish government and Madrid officials. We have a full Exhibition Hall and Congress registrations are robust, being slightly ahead of 2019 numbers which were the largest to date.

View our updated statement on coronavirus HERE .
Presentation Theatre Spotlight
Tuesday, 10 March
Status of ADS-B Implementation
in Europe - SESAR
Tower Theatre - 16.20
With less than three months remaining to the due date, the implementation of SPI IR in the airborne domain is progressing at an unprecedented pace; at year-end 2019, the equipage in the mandated fleet was monitored at 62% by EUROCONTROL, increasing at 8 percentage points monthly. The European Commission recently concluded the public consultation of the Amendment proposal to the SPI IR, which was developed jointly with EASA and seeks to address important provisions such as those dealing with exemptions on airborne equipment. Finally, the use of ADS-B in ANSP surveillance chains is becoming an acute question as air operators seek to recover benefits on their investments while military authorities are wary of associated potential cybersecurity risks.
Media Partner Spotlight:
Airport Industry Review
Airport Industry Review is an innovative quarterly magazine that brings together the latest trends, projects, and technologies, as well as insiders’ views and analysis of issues affecting the industry today. With content covering the latest terminals, airport architecture, economic effects, safety and dangers, the latest technological developments, global comparisons and much more, it is easy to see why AIR is becoming essential airport industry reading for any key industry decision maker.

Airport Industry Review is just one of many of World ATM Congress' proud media partners. Learn about the rest of our 2020 media partners HERE !
World ATM Congress 2020 Sponsors
Thank you to the organisations that help make World ATM Congress such a success.
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