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10-12 April 2018 | Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel

ICNS 2018 | Hotel Reservations

Plenary Programs Confirmed

Plenary programs for Day 1 and the first part of Day 3 have been confirmed.

Tuesday, April 10

Global Harmonization

The conference continues with an international perspective on global harmonization including updates from ICAO as well as NextGen, SESAR, and Japan’s Carats modernization programs from senior representatives from each of the respective organizations. Representatives from two major commercial airframe manufacturers will provide updates on their CNS equipage plans.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, presenters will provide a perspective on internal and external influences which are impacting many of their major program and implementation decisions.

We will also focus on one of the hottest topic confronting all CAA today, cybersecurity. Updates will be provided on the ICAO INNOVA program and the ongoing efforts to define the data security requirements and technologies considered to achieve these levels of performance.

Moderators: Steve Bradford (FAA) and Michael Standar (SJU)


  • Nancy Graham, Graham Aerospace International LLC
  • Saulo Da Silva, ICAO
  • Shuji Takahashi, JCAB
  • Pascal Barret, ECTL
  • Didier Delibes, Airbus
  • Chip Meserole, Boeing
  • Robert Sager, FAA (Security)

Thursday, April 12, Part 1

Use of Commercial Services/Outsourcing
to Supply CNS Services – Pros and Cons

The FAA and other ANSPs are considering a future vision which will make greater use of service providers to support their CNS needs. This vision includes the transmission of safety service communications using more commercially available systems which may or may not operate in protected spectrum. This plenary will discuss this new way of doing business with individuals who will debate both the pros and cons. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a lively session.

Moderator: Steve Bradford (FAA)


  • Michael Standar, SJU
  • Stephen Van Trees, FAA/Cert.
  • Werner Langhans, Austro Control
  • Rick Heinrich, Rockwell-Collins
  • Greg Saccone, Boeing
  • SITA representative (TBC)

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