Agenda of presentations







Tuesday, 28th November 2017

08.00 - 08.55



08.55 - 09.00

Chairman's opening remarks


09.00 - 09.30

Airline Case Study: Pegasus Airlines -  EFB, buy or to build?

In this case study,  Pegasus Airlines outlines its extensive EFB project and decision to develop its own EFB solution.  The case study will outline the benefits of this approach in terms of development freedom and the challenges of developing an EFB solution from the ground-up.  Now that PegasusEFB has been in operation for more than 2 years across the entire fleet of 80 aircraft and at all subsidiary bases you will see how the system is performing and delivering real operational benefits to the airline. The system includes Aircraft Tracking, allows for the tracking of important key performance indicators from dashboards, is a fully connected and mobile solution using Panasonic Toughpads and has allowed Pegasus to operate a paperless flight deck.

Mehmet Akverdi, EFB Technical Admin, Pegasus Airlines
Capt Korhan Celik, Boeing Type Leader, Pegasus Airlines


09.30 - 10.00

Airline Case Study: Lufthansa - Quick Reference App - Closing the Last Gap to a Paperless Cockpit

Deutsche Lufthansa has always been a pinoeer in the area of intelligent solutions for electronic documentation. The quick reference App represents the paradigm shift from a handbook to intelligent information. This case study will show you how intuitive and fast access to procedures and checklists is a key success factor for an interactive QRH solution in a multi-fleet environment.

Tobias Sendel, Active Pilot and Product Owner EFB Applications, Lufthansa German Airlines
Felix Behrendt, Consultant, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

10.00 - 10.30

Airline Case Study: SWISS International Airlines - Flight Dispatch - Dynamic Slot Management in a Highly Regulated Environment

This case study outline's SWISS's recent dispatch system upgrade to a dynamic slot management solution designed to provide the airline with a fast and efficient solution should an aircraft be delayed or suffer a technical defect.  SWISS operates in a highly regulated environment due to its geographical position in the centre of Europe and limited infrastructure at its Zurich hub and you will see how the new solution overcomes these problems and enables the airline to quickly dispatch delayed aircraft, as well as integrating with other key flight operations systems.

Joachim Grass, Project Manager Flight Dispatch, SWISS International Airlines
Carson Marston, Principal Product Manager, Sabre

10.30 - 11.15



11.15 - 11.45

Airline Case Study: KLM Cityhopper - The Digitization of Flight Operations Manuals and Regulatory Compliance

In this case study, KLM Cityhopper shows how it's sophisticated digital document management software system crucially helps to instil a culture of safety and compliance across the airline, allowing for the tracking of revision cycles and workflows in a digital format. You will see how the system is designed to centrally store all documents and manuals and allows ground crew to distribute the most up-to-date digital versions across multiple devices including EFB and Tablets ensuring pilots and cabin crew automatically receive fully updated flight manuals and documentation and enables them to find the information they require fast.

Ferdinand van Zalen, General Operations Engineer, KLM Cityhopper
Martin Lidgard, CEO, Web Manuals

11.45 - 12.15

Airline Case Study: Lufthansa CityLine - Electronic Technical Logbook (eTL/eLB)

Lufthansa CityLine will go live with its Electronic Technical Logbook (ETL/ELB) solution in December 2017. CROSSMOS will then be integrated into the Lufthansa EFB. This case study outlines how CROSSMOS can contribute to the modernization of the processes and to increase the environmental performance both in flight operations and in technology. Lufthansa CityLine will further point out the challenges of the project and how the Go-Live has been prepared.

Gerrit Jasnowski, Project Manager Paperless Maintenance, Lufthansa CityLine
Udo Stapf, CEO, CrossConsense

12.15 - 12.45

Pilot Training Developments: Evidence Based Training

Current requirements for initial and recurrent training of airline pilots are based on the risks that pilots faced fifty years ago flying the first generation of jet aircraft. Evidence Based Training (EBT) emerged from an industry consensus that a strategic review of airline training was necessary. The outcome of this review is a new system of training that aims to develop key pilot competences, rather than just to practice failure scenarios. ICAO and IATA have published guidance on EBT but operator's need to ensure that their training programmes comply with regulatory requirements. This presentation will introduce EBT, provide an overview of the latest regulatory developments and explain the next steps that operators need to take to implement EBT.

Andrew McKechnie, Director, McKechnie Aviation

12.45 - 14.00


14.00 - 14.30

Airline Case Study: SmartLynx Airlines - iPad EFB Project

In this case study, SmartLynx Airlines outline their successful iPad EFB project including looking at the sophisticated software platform covering a full suite of operational planning and calculation modules used by flight crew throughout all phases of flight. the case study also focuses on what's next for the project including iPad AID integration and other developments. 

Steinar Sveinsson, EFB Project Manager, SmartLynx Airlines
Jens Pisarski, COO, International Flight Support

14.30 - 15.00

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Keynote

Currently, aviation acounts for 2% of all manmade global carbon dioxide emissions. That figure could rise by as much as 5% by 2050 due to the sector's anticipated rapid growth and forecasted cardon reduction from other industries. In order to address environmental impact IATA has committed to carbon neutral growth by 2020 an reducing net aviation carbon emissions to 50% below 2005 levels by 2050. Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) made from renewable biomass will significantly reduce the industry's carbon footprint and at the same time reduce the dependency on fossil kerosene. This presentation by SkyNRG, the global market leader in sustainable aviation fuel, gives insight in the current market for SAF, the technology behind the fuel, cost implications and case studies from airlines who have and currently are operating commercial flights using SkyNRG fuel.

Renco Beunis, Operations Manager, SkyNRG

15.00 - 15.30

Airline Case Study: Lufthansa Cargo - Using a modern wind uplink system

Lufthansa Cargo have been trialling a modern wind uplink system. This presentation outlines the results and shows how having accurate and live wind data available to pilots during flight can impact efficiency and lead to significant fuel savings. You will see how this data is made available to the pilots via their FMS.

Bjorn Ostertag, Head of Punctuality and Fuel Management, Lufthansa Cargo

15.30 - 16.15



16.15 - 16.45

Operational Efficiency and IT Systems Keynote: Benchmarking current Flight Operations processes and IT Systems against industry standards and future projects

Airlines are focused on operating their aircraft and delivering their product and often lack the necessary resources to optimise flight operations processes. This presentation outlines how airlines can benchmark current processes and procedures against industry standards and future proof themselves against technological developments and upcoming changes in legislation related to tracking and data. Use of IT systems, fuel management and operational efficiency are analysed.

Sander de Moor, EVP - Operations Efficiency, Aircraft Commerce Consulting
Dean Stewart, EVP - Operations Systems, Aircraft Commerce Consulting

16.45 - 17.15

New Aircraft & Engine Products - Airline Case Study: Air Baltic - CSeries Operating Performance

With the CSeries now flying for well over 1 year this presentation, given by Air Baltic looks at the aircraft's operating performance. Is the CSeries performing and providing the airline with the expected results, such as reduced fuel burn. How is Air Baltic utilizing the streams of data and the aircraft's advanced connectivity solutions to benefit their operations? How challenging was it to prepare for delivery and what best practice advice is given to other airlines to make this a smooth process.

Capt Gerhard Ramcke, Chief Pilot, Air Baltic

17.15 - 17.45

EU Cyber Security Mandate - The threat of cyber attacks on airlines.

The threat of cyber attacks on airline is an issue affecting aircraft and their avionics systems, the EFB / ETL ecosystem, connectivity systems, airline IT systems and air traffic control. This presentation outlines the nature of these cyber threats and the initial steps taken to thwart them. The impending EU Cyber Security Mandate is also discussed: how will this affect aviation? What can airline do to prepare for the mandate?

Alex Cowan, CEO, RazorSecure

18.00 - 20.00



Wednesday, 29th November 2017

08.00 - 09.00


09.00 - 09.30

ATM Enhancements Presentation: Trajectory Based Operation (TBO) and Flight and Flow Information for a Collaborative Environment (FF-ICE)

Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) is the paradigm change in ATM.  It is achieved by sharing, maintaining and using a unique end-to-end trajectory for the flight which is a balance between optimising flight and network efficiencies.  In thispresentation Eurocontrol provides the latest news on the TBO concept and especially on the first step; the implementation of Flight and Flow Informtion for a Collaborative Environment (FF-ICE/1). FF-ICE/1 will enable sharing of flight information, including the 4D trajectory, between aircraft operator and ATC

Henk Hof, Head of ICAO & Concepts Unit DATM/STR/ICC, Eurocontrol

09.30 - 10.00

ATM Developments Keynote: Data Link - what is required to comply in Europe, North Atlantic and North America

There have been some significant developments to Data Link over the past 12 months. This presentation will outline these updates including RCP/RSP requirements over the North Atlantic, FANS 1/A+ proposals for the Mastricht area, roll out of DCLs and forthcoming en-route CPDLC in continental North America and an update on the implications to operators resulting from the ELSA report on CPDLC in Europe. The presentation will also provide best practice for airlines to gain the most advantage from these updates.

Ian Gilbert, Avionics Consultant


10.00 - 10.30

Aviation and the Environment Keynote: An Introduction to CORSIA & Aviation's EU ETS's Future in Europe

In 2016 ICAO introduced a global MDM scheme in the form of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to address any annual increase in CO2 emisstions from international civil aviation. This presentation outlines what are the key features of CORSIA and what are the MRV rules likely to be and what are aircraft operator's reporting obligations. Secondly the presentation will cover the next phase of EU ETS for aviation starting in 2021 and if the European Commission see a co-existence of EU ETS and CORSIA byond 2020. Finally you will learn what airlines can do to prepare for compliance for both EU ETS and CORSIA.

Guido Harling, CEO, ETSverification GmbH

10.30 - 11.15



11.15 - 11.45

Airline Case Study: Ukraine International Airlines - How to implement a fuel preservation program using innovative software

Ukraine International Airlines outlines its current position in terms of its fuel preservation project, what the airline want to ultimately achieve, how it has structured the project and how it involves and motivates all stakeholders and pilots.  The case study also explains why using a software solution was necessary to help reach its goals and outline what other benefits the software provides.

Andriy Kostyuk, Technical Pilot E-190, Ukraine International Airlines
Sergey Zviryanskiy, Manager Flight Operations Engineering, Uktaine International Airlines

11.45 - 12.15

Airline Case Study: Lufthansa - Fuel Saving Project

In this case study Lufthansa discuss the challenges and measure to improve fuel efficiency. The airline explain how to find new saving potential by using sophisticated post-flight analysis software and discuss how to choose the right fuel efficiency measures.

Michael Lange, Fuel Efficiency Manager, Lufthansa


12.15 - 12.45

Weather Keynote: The Met Office - Modern Weather Forecasting and its impact on aviation

In this presentation the Met Office UK outline the latest advances in weather forecasting and how this information can be utilized within aviation to drive operational efficiencies.  It also outlines how pilots can access the live data from the flight deck during flight.

Lauren Reid, Aviation Business Development Manager, Met Office

12.45 - 14.00


14.00 - 14.30

Airline Case Study: Lufthansa - Upgrading to Next Generation Flightdeck Weather Awareness

This case study follows Deutsche Lufthansa's journey of upgrading to next generation Flightdeck Weather Awareness, by enabling Lido / eRouteManual to show inflight live-weather updates. You will learn about the process and the benefits which the airline has enjoyed since their upgrade.

Oliver Matz, Project Manager Inflight Weather, Lufthansa
Dr. Patrick Wipplinger, Chief Product Owner, Lufthansa Systems



14.30 - 15.00

Latest Flightdeck Innovations: Wearable Devices - Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) using wearable HUD

This presentation explores the latest wearable developments in the flight deck and focuses on an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS).  The technology supports the new FAA rule which enables significant operational credit to airlines operating using EFVS technology.  The Wearable HUD, as part of an EFVS system, displays to the pilot high resolution enhanced video, synthetic vision and guidance symbols, on a high-transparency.  Airlines operating under the new FAA rule will receive operational credit for dispatch to 'below the minima' airport, relief from approach bn and enhanced vision operation all the way to landing.  The wearable technology is cost effective and easy to install, which makes it an affordable solution to retrofit.

Dror Yahav, Vice President Commercial Aviation, Elbit Systems


15.00 - 15.30

Solutions for Improving Ground Operations Efficiency

Ground operations can be a major contributor to flight delays, which can lead to dissatisfied passengers and additional costs for airlines. A number of technological solutions have been developed to improve the efficiency of ground operations and minimise delays. Some of these solutions are outlined in this presentation all designed optimise turnaround time and thereby improve rates of aircraft utilisation.

Martin Harrison, Global Managing Director - Airlines, Aerospace and MRO, ICF

15.30 - 16.00


16.00 - 16.30

Rugged Mobile Devices in the Flight Deck: Myth Busting, Cost of Ownership and Connectivity Options

In this presentation Panasonic outline the options available to airlines using rugged mobile devices in the flight deck. Common misconceptions along with cost of ownership are discussed as well as case studies showing how airlines use their devices including connectivity and software solutions.

Darren Munday, Aviation Sales Manager, Panasonic Toughbook


16.30 - 17.00

Global Flight Tracking with ADSB Technology (including space-based) and using flight tracking data for analysis towards improving operational efficiency 

Current flight tracking uses different technologies and systems to assemble aircraft movement data and they come with several limitations.  Primary and secondary radars, land-based ADS-B and Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) are confined to line-of-sight surveillance in densely populated areas. Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) also has limited utility due to incomplete aircraft equipage and infrequent position update rates.  With Global Space-Based ADS-B tracking, there will be complete and seamless tracking of aircraft movements across the entire globe including over polar, oceans and remote regions.  You will learn how airlines can be instantly equipped to meet or exceed GADSS requirements and recommendations with no new avionics required.  Additionally the presentation will focus on how to use flight tracking data for analysis towards improving overall operational efficiency.

Max Tribolet, Business Development, FlightAware