DANUBE FAB and FABEC organize a first-of-its-kind research workshop entitled, “Single European Sky and Resilience in ATM”. The event is hosted by BULATSA in cooperation with ROMATSA. The workshop will be held on 15 and 16 September in Sofia at Vivacom Art Hall Oborishte 5.
The extraordinary pandemic situation caused by Covid-19 has shown that the European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) are capable of coping with this situation, ensuring the safety of air traffic and the quality of service, while maintaining the critical infrastructure.
The aviation industry is also posed to a new challenge – the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with its economic and political consequences. Climate changes and extreme weather phenomena are also on the agenda and quick and timely solutions are expected.
The resilience in air navigation services is related to the operational and technical part of the system, as well as to the safety and security of flights and the development of contingency plans in case of emergency.
At the forum, experts from the aviation industry and representatives of the international academic community are expected to present scientific developments aimed at proposing strategic guidelines and alternatives to improve the sustainability of ANS in Europe in technological, economic and operational terms, so that flight servicing can be stable in future crises and can fulfill its mission as critical infrastructure.
In the conditions of difficult recovery and increasing volatility of traffic, the planning for the coming years is a complex and challenging task. The financial implications for the ANS providers are also very serious and require unified efforts of the sector.
Keynote speakers at the event will be:
Georgi Peev, Director General of BULATSA;
Michael Lokey, Chairman of FABEC, Federal Ministry of Digital Technology and Transport, Germany;
Professor Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards Sanford Professor of Economics, Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University, USA;
Radu Babiceanu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach in Florida, USA;
Alessio Quaranta, Director General of the Italian Civil Aviation Authority and President of the Coordinating Committee of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC);
Denis Bouvier, Member of the European Air Navigation Performance Review Body (PRB);
Jesus Caballero, CEO of SOF Connect, Sofia Airport;
John Santurbano, Chairman of the FABEC CEO Board and Director of Eurocontrol MUAC.