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 has convened a series of senior leaders of the industry to discuss these issues.

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

The first session 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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Session 2 How can ATM innovation help to reboot aviation sustainably?

The second session How can ATM innovation help reboot aviation sustainably? 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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Session 3 How will digital transformation build resilience in ATM?

The third session How will digital transformation build resilience in ATM? 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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Session 4 How can ATM innovation help airlines and airports in the recovery?

The fourth session How can ATM innovation help airlines and airports in the  recovery? 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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