EU-Latin America Cooperation on Civil Aviation

Cooperación entre La Unión Europea y América Latina en Materia de Aviación Civil

Workshop on the Automation of ATM Systems

Santiago, Chile - 07 - 10 October 2019

The objective of this workshop was to share and promote European standards and technologies, as well as to transfer knowledge on the performance drivers of ATM (safety, capacity, environmental impact) and how automation and interoperability are key enablers for achieve them. It also promoted the global and regional approaches which are necessary to obtain the benefits of automation and interoperability, with a focus on the European experience as a reference for implementation.

The participants were provided with a holistic view of Air Traffic Management through the common thread of automation, interoperability, innovation and strategic outlooks of the field. They gained insight on the importance of regional and global approaches in ATM, with particular emphasis on the European approach at regulatory, operational and technology levels. This provided them insight into the needs for automation and interoperability in order to face the challenges in ATM, and foster their buy-in to such technologies and the frameworks necessary for implementation. 

The topics covered were the following: 

  • EASA and international development
  • International and regulatory frameworks of Air Navigation
  • Automation and interoperability in ATM
  • Innovation in ATM and SESAR
  • ATM Systems and automated functionalities
  • Networks and communication services
  • Safety nets
  • AIDC
  • ATFM and AIM
  • Remote towers
  • Surveilance and oversight of service providers
  • Human factors