Air Traffic Technology International is proud to announce its second virtual roundtable, which will focus on the implementation of unmanned traffic management services and their integration into ATM operations.

While Covid-19 is presenting challenges for international aviation, the development of autonomous aircraft, from package delivery drones to passenger-carrying aircraft, and the infrastructure to support them, is continuing unabated. Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) must pursue a strategic approach to facilitating UTM services in order to support the societal and economic benefits of autonomous aircraft.

Participants will discuss the technologies required and the actions that ANSPs need to take to ensure unmanned aircraft can be integrated, managed and controlled in their airspace effectively, efficiently and safely. Discussion will focus on the necessary technical features of a comprehensive UTM service, from registration databases and interoperable tracking solutions and how they will integrate into current ATM systems and operations.

Our expert panel members will also consider the wider issues around the development of UTM and its implications for the global ATC sector, covering the latest developments in rules and standards in both Europe and the USA.

Topics to be covered include:

• What technology is required to enable Beyond Visual Line of Sight flight and when will BVLOS be widespread?
• What action is being taken on the regulatory challenges of UTM
• Investments in ground-based technology for communications and airspace management
• Risk management and safety within new operational concepts
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 · 4:00 PM London (GMT +0:00)
Parimal Kopardekar
Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) - NASA
Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). In that capacity, he is responsible for exploring new trends, collaborations and partnership needs related to aviation enterprise. He also serves as NASA's senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems and principal investigator for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project.
Eduardo Garcia
Manager European ATM Coordination & Safety - CANSO
Eduardo García is the CANSO Manager European ATM Coordination and Safety. He coordinates and advocates CANSO Europe positions on technical, operations and safety matters, including UAS/UTM topics. He co-chairs the “We are all ONE in the sky” and is member of the ICAO RPAS panel.
He received the SESAR Distinguished Service Award for sustained outstanding performance in the HALA! (Higher Automation Levels in ATM) Research Network by the SESAR Scientific Committee.
CEO - d-flight (an ENAV Group Company)
With a master degree in aeronautical engineering, he started his career as YGT in ESTEC, then Spacecraft Operation Engineer for ESA Infrared Space Observatory Scientific Mission (ISO). Since 2000 he’s been working for ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, with managerial roles. In 2018 he was appointed CEO of d-flight S.p.A. an ENAV spin-off for the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Traffic Management (UTM).