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10-12 April 2018 | Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel

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Wednesday, April 11 Highlights

Plenary Day 2

Stakeholder Expectations on CNS from the Airport/Airlines Community

Moderator: Bernd Korn (DLR)


  • Simon Graf, Fraport AG

  • Mike Cirillo, Airlines for America (A4A)

  • Ralph Tamburro, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  • Tom Becher, MITRE

  • Kent Duffy, FAA

  • Fabrice Dayne, Air France


This plenary presents the opportunity to exchange views on the technology and systems delivered to the "end users.” Speakers will discuss the experience, success, shortcomings, and expectations from programs such as Data Comm, Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM), and Time Based Flow Management (TBFM). The CNS research and development community at the conference benefits from this discussion for closer and more effective future collaboration.

Special Session on Certification

Wednesday, April 11, 3:30-5:30 PM

FAA/AIR-6B2 (formerly FAA/AIR-130) is the policy group for CNS in the FAA. This special session on certification will impart new information on the AIR reorganization, AIR regulatory approach to full capability for UAS, and current CNS project presentations.

Stephen Van Trees will present the AIR reorganization. The reorganization seeks to deploy AIR resources earlier in the development cycle; using standards bodies and research involvement to eliminate reactive approval critical paths for industry.

Ravi Jain will present the regulatory basis for the UAS certification path evolving from uncertified sUAS (Part 107) to full capability (part 25) type cargo UAS. This includes discussion of the risk-based approach for certification.

David Robinson will present a current standards project. The project involves dual SatCom installation. He will discuss carriage requirements.

AIR's intent is to make this an annual ICNS track, so that industry and research organizations can track the AIR certification vision, organization, and interesting policy and innovation aspects.


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