The presentations are being delivered by Industry Experts, Aviation Authorities, Systems Suppliers, Consultants, OEMs, Airlines and Aircraft Operators to provide you with a unique insight into the key issues from a myriad of key perspectives.   Speakers Include: Eurocontrol, Qatar Airways, Air France, Icelandair, Southwest Airlines, SWISS Inernational Airlines, Airbus, plus lots more...


Tuesday, 1st December 2015




08.55 - 09.00


09.00 - 09.30

ICAO Flight Tracking Keynote: 
ICAO Live Flight Tracking Keynote:  Following the ICAO recommendation that Operators are required to know the location of each aircraft at least once every 15 minutes Live Flight Tracking has become the topic for 2015 flight operations.  In this presentation, Eurocontrol outline the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) project which is aligned with Flight Tracking requirements.  The implications for airlines as well as an overall Flight Tracking strategy are discussed.

Henk Hof, Chairman of ICAO ad-hoc Working Group, Eurocontrol



09.30 - 10.00

Airline Case Study - Qatar Airways Live Flight Tracking: 
This presentation focuses on a comprehensive & integrated Live Flight Tracking System with an eye towards its successful implementation at Qatar Airways. During the presentation Qatar Airways will include a live demo of the system and you will see how this product was implemented to enhance Flight Safety and Operational Performance. Powered by its multi position messages, interfacing capability, proactive alerting mechanism and integrated weather data amongst many other useful features, you will see how it helps Operations with its rich map based Flight Tracking Capabilities.

Stephen P. Carroll, Flight Operations Project Manager, Qatar Airways


10.00 - 10.30

Airline Case Study - Air Europa Live Flight Tracking:  
During this presentation you will hear from SITA OnAir as they discuss their recent Live Flight Tracking project with Air Europa.  The presentation will discuss project challenges to system go-live and the results and benefits of the system for all airlines now that it is operational.

Giovanni Esposito, Head of Business Development Europe, SITA OnAir

10.30 - 11.15



11.15 - 11.45

Airline Case Study: Air France's fully digital and connected EFB project:
In this presentation Air France and Thales outline their joint EFB project - the new generation TopWings EFB solution.  During the presentation you will see how TopWings provides Air France pilots with a 'digital assistant' for pilots in all phases of flight.  Leveraging the system's connectivity functionalities, pilots will have access to real-time information that enhances their situational awareness; including e-Documentation; e-Briefing; e-Logbook and e-Weather.

Sebastien Veigneau, Deputy head of Data Distribution Service, Air France

Carine Bailly, Head of Marketing, Thales Avionics

11.45 - 12:15

Airline Case Study: Turkish Airlines EFB Connectivity Today, Tomorrow and the Future:
In this presentation Turkish Airlines outline their EFB connectivity project including: what solutions they are currently using, integration of these solutions with both the aircraft data and how they communicate with the Turkish Airlines back office systems.  UTC Aerospace Systems also present what is possible with EFB connectivity and the possibilities for aircraft connectivity beyond the flight deck.

Capt. Tamer Sahin, Commander B737 - EFB Supervisor, Turkish Airlines
Bill Baumgarten, Aircraft Data Management, UTC Aerospace Systems



12.15 - 12.45

Airline Flight Operations Digital Document Management - Get the best business process integration out of your Flight Ops Documentation.  
In this joint presentation Lufthansa and Lufthansa Industry Solutions discuss how Lufthansa is using a sophisticated digital Flight Ops Documentation solution.  As you will hear during the presentation, the basic elements of all digital Flight Ops Documentation is (1) a versatiles XML-based content management system which facilitates efficient authoring and publishing of customized operations manuals and (2) a state of the art mobile retrieval system.  The system really succeeds when you add enhancements, such as: a powerful change reference management to generate EASA- and IOSA-reports and a sophisticated integration in the Airline's reporting and business proecsses.

Mr. Dipl.-ing Matthias Schmitt, Flight Operations Engineering, Lufthansa German Airlines
Heidi Brockmann, Senior Consultant and Project Manager, Lufthansa Industry Solutions



14:00 - 14.30

Airline Case Study - Electronic Technical Logbook (eTL / eLB):
SWISS International Airlines has begun to use their new eLB system during 2015.  In this case study they outline the challenges to getting the project live including: outline their specific requirements and goals, costs savings, getting regulatory approval, and now that it is live they explain the companywide benefits they are seeing from operating paperless in the Flight Deck. 

Marcus Di Laurenzio, Technical Project Engineer, SWISS International Airlines
Udo Stapf, CEO CrossConsense



14.30 - 15.00

Airline Case Study - Latest Flight Deck Innovations - In-Flight wind and Weather Information:
In this case study Southwest Airlines outline their new live in-flight wind and weather solution.  The solution dynamically optimizes wind information packages for all segments of flight.  Optmizations are executed based on the performance / trajectory of each aircraft as well high resolution weather.  The case study will explore system selection, implementation and testing of the system as well as current benefits seen.

Rick Dalton, Director of Airspace and Flow Management, Southwest Airlines



16.00 - 16.30

Latest Innovations:  Big-Data Analytics - Transforming Flight Operations
Today's aircraft produce roughly 5 gigabytes of data a month.  Tomorrow's aircraft will produce more than 30 terabytes of data, exceeding traditional computing capabilities.  Big-data analytical methods, cloud-based data warehousing, and software solutions for fast response data mining turns multiple sources of aviation data into actionable information.  Data mining real-time flight data improves flight operations by providing better fidelity data for flight tracking, performance, and operating conditions, such as weather.  Better data improves operations planning to optimize block times, minimize fuel burn, manage flight distruptions, and provide improved estimated arrival times for ground services management.  Accurate, integrated flight operations data in real-time to support day-of disruption management, reducing the number of flight cancellations, delays, diversions, and improving operation reliability.

Dr. Tulinda Larsen, Vice President Commercial Operations Solutions, GEE



16.30 - 17.00

On-Ground Data Transmission Systems Keynote:
Following the mandate from ICAO for airlines to establish a flight data analysis program, and the huge volumes of data being generated by new generation aircraft, high-capacity storage and downloading systems are required as soon as the aircraft reached the gate.  This presentation explores how airlines can succesfully download their FDM/FOQA data using cellular and WiFi connectivity.

Murray Skelton, Director of Business Development, Teledyne Controls

17.00 - 17.30

ATM Keynote Presentation - The latest developments in SESAR and NextGen and data link systems required by airlines:
With both SESAR and NextGen ATM programs delayed and facing problems, this presentation outlines the current position and advises airlines how they can best prepare to take maximum benefit including data link requirements such as ATN CPDLC, the NAT DLS mandate, Flight Tracking and NextGen.

Ian Gilbert, Consultant, IG Avionics

18:00 - 20:00


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Wednesday, 2nd December 2015




09.00 - 09.30

New Aircraft Programmes: 787 family focus
This presentation outlines when each type entered service or is scheduled to enter service and become available, and the key features of the aircraft, which include: projected fuel burn & operating performance, maintenance program structure, and electronic capabilities.

Nick Preston, Assistant Editor, Aircraft Commerce


09.30 - 10.00

Latest Innovations: The Value of Flight Operations Commonality:
In this presentation Airbus outline the benefits of Flight Deck, systems and handling commonality between Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft which enables operators to minimise flight training expenditure and maximise pilot productivity.  Case studies comparing flight operations with and without the benefits of such commonality are discussed, including an A330 / A350 combination example.

Gerrit van Dijk, Technical Marketing Director - Aircraft Operations (CSMAM), Airbus


10.00 - 10.30

Regulations Keynote - Free Route Airspace Changes in Europe:
The European airspace is going through a major transformation during the next 4 years as airspace is opened up to Free Routing and the availability of Free Route Airspace (FRA).  This means change for every part of the aviation industry from Eurocontrol, Airlines, ANSPs (Air Navigation Service Provider) and Avionics Manufacturers to pilots, planners and dispatchers.   In this presentation Eurocontrol explains exactly what FRA means to the industry and what airlines need to do to adapt, prepare systems, ensure safety and then enjoy the opportunity to plan and fly direct flights.

Andy Woollin, Flight Planning and B2B Web Services Domain Manager, Eurocontrol  




11:15 - 11-45

Airline Fuel Savings Case Study: Icelandair
Icelandair outline their successful Fuel Saving program and explan how they optimised fuel costs using a systematic analyis of their flight data to manage fuel savings initiatives and identify all potential improvements.  They also explain how successully engaged their pilots into the fuel saving initiatives by providing them with key data at their fingertips before and after each flight.

Einar Ingvi Andresson, Flight Data Analyst, Icelandair


11:45 - 12:15

Airline Fuel Saving Case Study: Lufthansa Cargo AG:
Lufthansa Cargo talks about the challenges and measure to improve fuel efficiency.  This case study explains how to find new saving potential by using sophisticated post-flight analysis software and discuss how to choose the right fuel efficiency measures.

Bjorn Ostertag, Head of Fuel Efficiency & Punctuality Management, Lufthansa Cargo AG

12:15 - 12:45

Eurocontrol ETS Support Facility:
Eurocontrol provide an update on their service assisting airlines and aircraft operators with their EU ETS reporting including a draft annual emissions report and associated flight data information.  The support facility is now fully operational and is delivering 2015 traffic data to airlines and operators in preparation for teh 2015 reporting period.

Armando Cairoli, ETS Support Facility, Eurocontrol



14.00 - 14.30

Fuel Keynote: Crude Oil & Jet A1 Price Predictions, the impact on airline performance & progress of new fuel programs
Crude oil & jet fuel prices have fallen over the past year, delivering a substantial benefit to airlines.  The first half of the presentation will examine the trend in crude oil prices and the correlation with the price of Jet A-1 fuel.  The impact on airline profits of lower fuel prices will follow, and the long-term prospects for crude oil and Jet A-1 prices will be reviewed.  Finally, the progress of new fuel programmes will be examined.

Charles Williams, Editor / Publisher, Aircraft Commerce  

14.30 - 15.00

Latest Innovations: Flight Profile Optimizer: Business Case Study for A320 Family
In this presentation PACE present a recently finished business case study for mid-range aircraft - espeially the A320 family - for the innovative in-flight performance optimization tool Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer.  The evaluation is based on an analytical analysis supplemented by real-life data for a major European airline and outlines the fuel and costs savings potential for continental routes.

Dr. Oliver Spaeth, Director Sales - Aircraft Performance Products and Solutions, PACE



16.00 - 16.30

Latest Innovations - Connected Flight Strategy to drive efficiency and accuracy through increased optimization and automation
In this presentation you will see how Sabre's integrated flight management solutions help optimize routes, reduce costs and support flight management decisions with automation and flexible route calculation options.  You will see a demonstration of how routes can be modified and recalculated directly in the Aircraft Situation Display screen and shows how further savings are achieved with recalculations considering latest load and weather data just before takeoff by the pilot via mobile device.  You will also hear from Swiss International Airlines about how the Connected Flight Strategy supports their operational vision.

Zoran Savic, Principal Solution Manager, Sabre Airline Solutions


16.30 - 17.00

Operational Efficiency Keynote:  Advanced Fuel Management Solutions - Next Steps in Airline Operational Efficiencies
During this presentation you will hear how to interpret and use the data leveraged before and during each flight to to struture the ideal fuel management program and use the data to to further enhance operational efficiencies.   You will also hear about some latest developments in fuel management including QAR Data and Flight Analysis, Contingency Fuel Analysis, Reduced Engine Taxi Analysis, Air Traffic Management - Route Efficiency and more...

Wayne Beardsley, Consultant - Fuel Management Solution, Rolls-Royce