Digital Sky Vodcasts: COVID-19 - A game changer for aviation?

Jul. 9, 2020

There can be no denying that the Coronavirus pandemic has changed aviation fundamentally. Yet, to date, the focus has been on surviving the crisis and the sudden plunge in traffic. However, as the situation stabilises it is time to turn to thinking through the deeper implications for European aviation. The SESAR Joint Undertaking is committed to driving that conversation. It  convened a series of senior leaders of the industry to discuss these issues.

 

Vodcast 1 Is COVID-19 a game changer for ATM?

The first vodcast brought together the Director General of Directorate General for Transport, Henrik Hololei and the DG of Eurocontrol, Eamonn Brennan, to discuss with the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking the top level implications of the pandemic on European aviation and ATM in particular. The discussion identified a number of key themes and signposts for the way forward .

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Vodcast 2 How can ATM innovation help to reboot aviation sustainably?

This vodcast brought together Marylin Bastin, Head of Aviation Sustainability of Eurocontrol and Marc Hamy, Airbus’ Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Sustainability and the Environment, to discuss with Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the issue of sustainable aviation and the role that ATM can play.  Given the COVID-19 crisis, is sustainability still an issue?  Does the downturn give the ATM industry time to regroup and reconsider its obligations to sustainability? 

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Vodcast 3 How will digital transformation build resilience in ATM?

This vodcast  brought together Klaus Meier, Chief Technology Officer, Skyguide, Ramon Tarrech, ATM Strategy Development Director, Indra, Marc Baumgartner, SESAR Coordinator, IFATCA to discuss with Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the issue of digital transformation in ATM for a more resilient aviation.

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Vodcast 4 How can ATM innovation help airlines and airports in the recovery?

This vodcast  brought together Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport and President of ACI Europe, Alain-HervĂ© Bernard, Chief Operating Officer, Air France to discuss with Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the issue of digital transformation in ATM and how it can help airlines and airports in the recovery

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Vodcast 5 Deploying in a time of COVID

This vodcast turned its attention to how the pandemic has changed what we are doing in ATM and more importantly, what we need to deploy in the new normal. Tanja Grobotek, CANSO, Director Europe Affairs and Nicolas Warinsko, General Manager, SESAR Deployment Manager joined Florian Guillermet the Executive Director of the SESAR JU to discuss the issues of most concern. 

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Vodcast 6 - The economics of ATM post-COVID

The COVID pandemic is having an unparalleled economic impact on air traffic management (ATM), calling into question the viability of the business model and the long-term sustainability of the industry.  On 10 November, Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA, and Adriaan Heerbaart, Director Central Route Charges Office (CRCO) and Finance, joined Florian Guillermet the Executive Director of the SESAR JU, to explore how making ATM more resilient and scalable could open up opportunities for more sustainable and flexible service provision.

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Vodcast 7 - Building a better future

A green and technologically positive recovery for aviation is non-negotiable. That was core message from guests during the Digital Sky Vodcast on 17 November. Moderated by Andrew Charlton, Managing Director of aviation Advocacy, Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology, Airbus, Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA, Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking, discussed what needs to be done to build back better in order to make aviation climate neutral for the generations to come.

 

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