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10-12 April 2018 | Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel

ICNS 2018 | Register Now | Overview Agenda

Thursday, April 12

Plenary Day 3 Program Confirmed

The morning program of day 3 of ICNS 2018 will have a two-part plenary.


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

Moderator: Steve Bradford (FAA)


  • Michael Standar, SESAR  Joint Undertaking (SJU)

  • Stephen Van Trees, FAA

  • Werner Langhans, Austro Control

  • Rick Heinrich, Rockwell-Collins

  • Greg Saccone, Boeing


The FAA and other ANSPs are considering a future vision that 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.


Opportunities for CNS Providers to Enable UAS Integration

Moderators: Paul Bosman (EUROCONTROL) and Randy Willis (FAA)


  • Brandon Suarez, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)

  • Ray Young, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance

  • Mark Blanks, Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP)

  • Olivier Colaitis, Airbus

  • Frank Matus, Thales Group


Unmanned aircraft, big and small, continue to catch a great deal of attention in air traffic management and far beyond. Innovative though mature CNS solutions are required to enable and accelerate the safe integration of these aircraft into the airspace. Moderated by U.S. and Europe, this session will show the latest state of play from a cross section of U.S. and European industry. Both latest developments as well as lessons learned will be presented and discussed.

Advance Registration

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Advance registration ends March 26.

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Please upload your presentations by Friday, March 30.

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