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Joint Opening Keynote

Joint Opening Keynote
09:00 - 10:30 Room: K3/4

Anna von Groote, Director General, EUROCAE

Keith Dugas, Director, Maintenance AI & Connected Operations, Air Canada

Andreas Gundel, Managing Director, bavAIRia e.V., the Bavarian Aerospace Cluster

Joy Finnegan
Editor in Chief

Aerospace Tech Review / Aviation Maintenance



Enhanced safety and communications between the aircraft in the sky and the ground control continue to dominate the industry as technology becomes and increasing driver. Following the pandemic, the speed to ramp up capacity and incorporation of new technologies for a more sustainable aerospace industry, airlines need to move from capacity to efficiency, so what’s the latest regulations and how are regulators and mandates impacting on the industry? What needs to be installed in the aircraft to meet these mandates, what is the impact on avionics for operators, how training/retraining is having an impact and who is going to pay for update?

Chair: John McHale, OpenSystems Media

Standards Enabling Safe and Sustainable Aviation - Anna Guégan, Senior Technical Programme Manager, EUROCAE

Fact or Fiction:  The New 2023 Required ARP4754B and ARP4761A for ALL Aircraft & Systems? - Vance Hilderman, CTO, AFuzion

Are There Any Real Benefits in Using MOSA in Commercial Avionics? - Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, Aerospace and Defense, Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and the Outreach Chair, FACE Consortium

John McHale

Avionics Design/Military Embedded Systems

Aviation Infrastructure
14:00 - 15:30 Room: F111

With the growing use of wireless technologies on board aircraft, for sensors, data exchange and other applications, how will wireless onboard avionics networks cope with the shortage of spectrum. Can generic open architecture play a bigger role, or the reuse of embedded platforms for different aircraft. How is the infrastructure of aviation needing to change to meet the future demands and expectations?

Chair: Murray Skelton, FLYHT Aerospace

Radio Altimeters / 5G Spectrum Issue; Potential Interference from MFCN (5G) into the Radio Altimeter​ - Raffi Khatcherian, Head of International Spectrum Management and ATM Senior Expert, EUROCONTROL

Wireless Load Import and Remote Dataloading - David Reulet, Maintenance and Recording Systems Manager, AIRBUS SAS and David Marty, Head of Digital Solutions Marketing, AIRBUS SAS

Iris Satcom as a Worldwide Interoperability Solution for Data-Link - Giovanni Garofalo, Iris Project Manager, European Space Agency

Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications - An Update on Standardization Activities and System Development - Jan Müller, Senior Expert End to End Connectivity, AIRBUS

Murray Skelton
Vice President Business Development

FLYHT Aerospace

EVTOLs, UAMs, and Drones
16:00 - 17:30 Room: F111

EVTOLs/Air-Taxis/Drones will be a huge growth area in the near future, which all require airspace and air traffic management in the shared airspace with commercial aircraft and around airports. What is the future of the air taxi service, how will they operate near and within commercial airspace (UTM) and how does the current infrastructure need to evolve (including TCAS)?

Chair: Anna von Groote, EUROCAE

A New Conops for U-Space & UAM in Europe - Patricia Hervias, U-Space Project Manager, EUROCONTROL

The Future of Air Taxi Service (ATS) - Tamirat Dinkissa Tolu, Aircraft Tech IV(CAT C,B1.B2 Certifying Staff), Ethiopian Airlines

A New Class of Datalink for Uncrewed Aviation - Mark ter Hove, Senior Manager - UAV & UTM, Aircraft Operations and Safety, Inmarsat

eVToL Challenges for Avionics - Martial Montrichard, CTO, Metavonics

Anna von Groote
Director General




In Europe alone, skies are expected to see a 50% increase in flights in the next 20 years – while recent estimates anticipate 40 times more commercial UAVs will be flying beyond visual line-of-sight by 2030 than commercial aircraft.
Systems such as Iris and Certus can further accelerate the air traffic modernisation programme, which can also adopt System Wide Information Management (SWIM) applications to facilitate greater sharing of information such as airport operational status, weather information, flight data, and status of any airspace restrictions. This session will look at use case examples and how airspace modernisation can work for the airline.

Moderator: Murray Skelton, FLYHT Aerospace


Dr. Eduardo Garcia Gonzalez, Manager European ATM Coordination and Safety, CANSO

Sylvie Perez, Senior Director, Datalink Solutions, Aviation, Inmarsat

Dr. Hannes Griebel, Director of Aerospace, CGI

Dr. Adam Suarez, Director Of Engineering for Aviation Insights, FlightAware

Murray Skelton
Vice President Business Development

FLYHT Aerospace


How much data is enough data? With each flight creating terrabytes of flight data data, how should this data be best utilised? How should it be collected, processed, stored, transmitted and how can it be monetised - and could AI assist? What is the cost of storing data on-board, what are the requirements of airlines to ensure data and equipment is following standards and regulations, such as EUROCAE ED204A - and what are those standards?

Chair: Dr. Hannes Griebel, CGI

ED204A (EUROCAE) Standard - Anna Guégan, Senior Technical Programme Manager, EUROCAE

Meteorological Data and Services Evolution - Mr Kamel REBAÏ, CEO of METSAFE

Capacity Crunch: How Little Data is Solving Aviation’s Big Challenges - Dr. Valerie Chu, Director of Major Programmes, Inmarsat

Future Datalink – a Communication Service Provider Perspective - Euan Mitchell, Senior Product Manager, SITA

Dr. Hannes Griebel
Director - Aerospace & Assured Space Systems



More data is needing to be transmitted off the aircraft. Data connectivity is becoming more affordable, as increasing bandwidth provides lower data volume prices, but reducing bandwidth. what infrastructure and connectivity does the aircraft actually need and what are the latest systems/services. What's the value of secure comms and datalink comms, or the multilink future of connectivity. What's the impact for cross over legacy technology for UAM's? What should be minimum security standards for risk mitigation from certification high quality datalinks?

Chair: Vishal Patil, Euroconsult

Airbus Solutions to Promote eOperations - Franck Cazalis, eOperations and Cockpit Systems Manager, Airbus SAS and Rui Fernandes, Datalink, and Cockpit Communication Systems Manager, Airbus SAS

The Case for a Virtual Flight Data Recorder - Aviation Safety in the age of the Connected Aircraft - Dr. Hannes Griebel, Director of Aerospace, CGI

Implications of the DO-362A Requirements on Different Communication Chains (HF, VHF and SatCom) ​- Peter Frost, Program Manager, Cobham Aerospace Communications

How to Overcome Installation Challenges to Meet Connectivity Business Case Goals - Francois Barthet, Sales Manager, EMEA, Teledyne Controls


Vishal Patil



Flight Ops IT

Communication is key! The more efficient the communication between Airlines and ATC, the better the optimisation of efficiencies of flight operations. The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking (SESAR 3 JU) is marking a new chapter in modernising European air traffic management (ATM). Greater collaboration between airlines and ANSPs, including automatic negotiations, can greatly enhance fuels savings and time, by taking into account factors such as weather, closed airspace, military and surrounding traffic - all which take more time for human analysis and decisions. What are the impacts and operational and sustainability benefits to the industry of greater collaboration?

Chair: Simon Brown, easyJet

Airport-Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) - Senior Representative, EUROCONTROL*

Data Driven Operations During Recovery After Summer 2022 - Miklos Bodai, Head of Security and Standardization, Wizz Air and Capt. Bence Alföldi, Group Operations Digital Transformation and Standardization Manager, Wizz Air

Harmonizing Aeronautical and Real-Time Data Between Airlines and ANSPs - Dr. Thorsten Wiesemann, Director, Smart Data Services, Boeing Global Services

SESAR 3 Overview - Harald Steger, Program Manager, Collins Aerospace


Simon Brown
Enterprise Architect, Operations



How can real-time data further assist airlines and ANSPs in pre-flight and in-flight operations? From predictions on ground and taxi clearance, to collision avoidance and redefining escape routes, real-time data can be used to analyse terrain, weight, wind, temperature and other parameters and enable real-time flight planning changes for greater efficiencies and enhanced safety. In this session we explore the additional benefits that real-time data can deliver.

Chair: Philippe Lievin, Collins Aerospace

Combining Aircraft Performance Analytics with Real Time Data to Achieve the Optimal Flight - Scott Young, Senior Product Manager, The Boeing Company

FlightAware Foresight: Next Generation Deep Learning Models​ - Dr. Adam Suarez, Director Of Engineering for Aviation Insights, FlightAware

The Importance and Criticality of Capturing all the Aircraft Operational Data in a Timely Manner to Drive the Most Value - Scott Ridge, VP of Products and Services, Avionica, LLC.

Benefits of Real-Time Thunderstorm and Turbulence Information in the Cockpit - Dr. Caroline Reitwiesner, CEO, WxFusion GmbH and Per Öhman,  Key Account Manager, AVTECH Sweden AB

Philippe Lievin
Air Traffic Management Services - Business Development Director - EuMEA

Collins Aerospace


Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) have been the mainstay, for many years now, for pilots and airlines in managing flight data and operations, and feeding data back for enhancing flight operational efficiencies. So what is next for the EFB? How can EFBs further improve flight operations and optimising aircraft trajectory. What role can the Electronic Flight Folder (EFF) play for greater efficiencies? How can they be used and integrated for Cabin Crew operations for the Smart Cabin? How can data be better utilised for analysis? How will opening up the APIs for product assistance for third parties apps work, especially in relation to data sharing, data governance and data authorisation?

Chair: René de Vogel, Boeing

A Paper-less as Possible Process: Electronic Logbook & Taskcards - Summer Spivey, Manager, Corp Publications & Ops Excellence, Breeze Airways

Xfly EFBOne System Development​ - Maxim Dubovik, EFB Administrator/EFB Manager, Xfly

Putting Data in the Hands of Pilots to Solve Industry Challenges - Jonathan Morrell, Product Manager, GE Digital, Aviation Software and Erwin Ishak Bin Abdul Malik, Manager, Flight Programme, Malaysia Aviation Group

The Connected EFB for IRIS - Dr. Valerie Chu, Director of Major Programmes, Inmarsat Global and Shaun Landy, Product Owner, Smart4Aviation and Frank Opel, Director Line of Business - Flight Operations, PACE GmbH, a TXT Company

René de Vogel
Eastern Hemisphere Portfolio Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead




The past few years have seen a drive towards 'Digitization' with the advent of 'Industry 4.0', but what does this actually mean in MRO IT and is the 'paperless' process feasible in all environments? Have we become blinded by everything digitised that we have not analysed what should or should not be paperless? We should be sure that we use technology to improve efficiency not just because we have to. How do we tactically handle paperless and what are the pitfalls? How has paperless and digitsation compared to how you thought it would work? Does paperless actually save time and money in all instances?

Chair: Phil Bathurst, Aspire MRO

True Paperless Coverage of Processes - Christian Steiner, Solution Architect, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

M&E Software - A True Paperless Future​ - Carlos Bianchi, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Seabury Solutions

The Hidden Costs of Paper: How Are They Crippling Modern Operations? - Soufiane Lotfi, Sales Account Executive, EMEA, iBASEt

Maintenance IT Modernization - Yann Cambier, Director – Airlines & MRO, ICF


Phil Bathurst
President & CEO

Aspire MRO


Robots are increasingly replacing the human element in mundane and repetitive tasks, including areas of predictive trend analysis and predictive maintenance. 'Bots' follow complex algorithms to suggest to engineers what potential parts (rotables) will fail or become unreliable. Digitization, AI, Machine Learning, big data, blockchain are all important elements in the evolution of MRO IT, but how reliable can AI or Machine Learning be in such an environment? We explore how AI/ML can benefit MRO IT operations, and what other considerations are needed.

Chair: Paul Boyd, Conduce Group Ltd

Make Machine-Learning and Predictive Maintenance Part of Your Daily Operation - Steve McFeely, Managing Director Maintenance & MRO Digital Solutions, The Boeing Company and Stephen Miller, Sr. Portfolio Product Manager – Maintenance & MRO Solutions Digital Aviation, The Boeing Company and Alex Leung, Senior Product Manager, The Boeing Company

How a Digital Tech-Ops Ecosystem Creates Value for Customers and Partners - Nikolaus Körner, Senior Director Strategy & Finance, Digital Fleet Services,  Lufthansa Technik AG

Powering Aviation’s Digital Transformation through NextGen Solutions - Monica Badra, Co-Founder & CEO, Neo NextGen

Machines of Loving Grace: The Cultural Challenges of Accepting our Robotic Overlords - Paul Saunders, Solutions Director, Vistair Systems

Paul Boyd
Managing Director

Conduce Group Limited


The increase in digitisation of systems and processes has seen a dramatic increase in the use of cloud based services. There are benefits for cloud hosting, but is it the best alternative? There are known issues with cloud security, its complexities and reliability, and control of data. In the event of down-time, what happens with no direct/hard-wired link to company infrastructure? Why should we go to the cloud, or is it because it is supplier driven? What is the back-up plan? What is known is a we digitise more processes and systems, the choice between cloud and non-cloud, on-premise or virtualised, is a considerable decision. In this panel discussion we explore the values and challenges of each, and what are the considerations or consequences.

Moderator: Nick Godwin, NSG Aero


Remon Sweers, Business Innovation Manager, Regional Jet Center (RJC-KLM)

Ilari Neitola, CEO and Founder, QOCO Systems Ltd

Phil Bathurst, President and CEO, Aspire MRO

Cameron Hood, CEO, NVABLE

Nick Godwin




Test Before You Build?
11:00 - 12:30 Room: E124

Developing and building aircraft is big money, so how can we test the possibilities of a system, before investing and potentially 'wasting' money? Is it possible to recreate conditions for the design and test, before the big investment starts? What evidence of testing system requirements are at system level before start. with the 'Virtualisation' of hardware, an software emulate hardware correctly to perform accurate tests? With software pretending to be a chip, is it possible to claim certification credit on virtual hardware? How do you decide what to build and test before you build it?

Chair: Joy Finnegan, Aerospace Tech Review / Aviation Maintenance Magazine

From LRU to Ironbird: How to Overcome Today ‘s Testing Challenges - Daniel Hermyt, Key Account Manager Aerospace & Defense, SET GmbH – Smart Embedded Technologies

Title To Be Shared Soon - Matt Jackson, Technical Product Manager for HMI Systems, Presagis



Joy Finnegan
Editor in Chief

Aerospace Tech Review / Aviation Maintenance


With systems becoming more complex and the integration of systems of systems, greater use of multicore processors, how can we ensure testing and certification integrity, including COTS components, and continuous testing of complex systems? What are the issues with GPUs and GPGPUs with no current regulatory guidance? How do we test multicores with multithreading inside? How do we extend testing beyond hardware to systems level?  How can we test blockchain authentication to identify corruption?  How can we test assemblies,  where there are failures on circuit boards (PCBs)? In this session we investigate the challenges in integration and testing of high level, complex and embedded systems.

Chair: Jacques Gatard, OcBizDev

Contributions of Static Program Analysis to DO-178C Certification - Dr. Daniel Kaestner, Co-Founder and CTO, AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH

Strategies for Integration of a Diagnostic STL with the Wind River Safety-Certifiable Hypervisor - Stefan Harwarth, Senior Field Application Engineer, Wind River

MCPs and WCET: A Holistic Approach - Mark Pitchford, Technical Specialist, LDRA Software Technology

Achieving Certification of Multicore Avionics Systems to DO-178C/ED-12C DAL A using a Multicore RTOS - Richard Jaenicke, Director of Marketing, Green Hills Software

Multicore Processing in the Safety Critical Avionics Environment - Gary Gilliland, Technical Marketing Manager, DDC-I Inc.

Dr. Daniel Kaestner
Co-Founder and CTO

AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH


When developing a system of different components from different suppliers, the question of compatiblity will always provide concerns, so how can we successfully undertake interface interference testing? Software needs hardware to run, and hardware is becoming more complex. What's is the backward compatibility in value chain management, how will you update your software with new versions (restricted access to old data) or will you remain with old software (that may have bugs or security leaks)? How do we complete testing of sensors in MRO equipment? How do you test all possible configurations?

Chair: Matt Jackson, Presagis

Ethernet TSN in Aerospace Systems: Experimental Assessment of the QoS Mechanisms - Jacques Gatard, Aerospace and Defense Business Development, RealTime-at-Work (RTaW)

Incremental Integration and Testing for Time-Critical Applications Above Multicore Platform - Dr. Damien Chabrol, Co-Founder and Chief Advanced Engineering, Krono-Safe

Software and Hardware in the Loop Testing - Sonja Krzok, Senior Application Engineer, MathWorks and Yves Gerster, Aerospace Industry Manager, Speedgoat GmbH

Matt Jackson
Technical Product Manager for HMI Systems



Technology Showcase

Technology Showcase
11:00 - 17:30 Technology Showcase Theatre

The Aerospace Tech Week Technology Showcase will deliver greater insights for engineers and technicians into specific areas of focus, with more detailed analysis. Our Free-to-Attend Technology Showcase speakers will highlight the latest technologies, solutions, ideas, and innovations.

11am - How to Get Started with a Formalized Requirements Process in an Avionic System Development - Micaël Martins, European Sales Leader, Visure Solutions, Inc.

11.30am - Cybersecurity Attacks in Avionics: Countermeasures and Mitigations - Daniele Lacamera, Software Engineer, wolfSSL

Noon - Potential Use of Software Renderer as GPU Backup - Arnaud Gain, Staff Technical Manager, ENSCO Avionics

12.30pm - Air, Pure as the Driven Snow: How to Improve Safety, Reliability, and the Reputation of Your Airline by Implementing a Profit Driven Railroad Application - Uwe Weigele, CEO/Owner, Weigele Aerospace GmbH

1pm - ToolLive: Digital Platform Dedicated to Tooling Availability - Dr. Antoine Ghosn, General Manager Services, ToolLive/Dedienne Aerospace

2pm - Designing Open Standards-Based Safety Critical Communications for Future Airborne Systems - Thijs Brouwer, Senior Field Application Engineer, Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

2:30pm - Cyber-Security in Software: How to apply Common Criteria with DO356/ED-203A - Yannick Gueguen, Director Services, SYSGO GmbH

3pm - Real-time Ethernet and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for Modular Open System Architectures - Wolfram Zischka, Product Manager Aerospace, TTTech Computertechnik AG

3:30pm - Legacy Systems and Connected FMS - Gary Goz, Product Director – Navigation Systems, GE Aerospace and Andrew Jones, Connected Aircraft Programs Director – Americas, GE Aerospace

4pm - Case Study – How to Gain 15% Efficiencies in MRO Operations Through Digitization - Jean-Marc DeBaud, Co-Founder and CEO, Trekea Mobile Inc

Micaël Martins
European Sales Leader

Visure Solutions, Inc.


Certified Training

SAE’s ARP4761: “Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment” has been the “law of the land” for airborne systems certification for over a quarter of a century, since 1996. But now – a change is coming: the new ARP4761A: “Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment”, aligned with the new ARP4754B: “Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems” is being published this year.

This new document, long due, introduces improved alignment with its companion document, ARP4754B, new methodologies and improved clarity. Yet – there are already new safety paradigms, like STPA and others, warming up at SAE’s S-18, the committee developing ARP4761 & ARP4754, that are poised to reshape aviation safety later this decade – and beyond.

This fast-paced course will introduce attendees to the background, structure, basic concepts and essential practices of ARP4761A, focusing on the updates from ARP4761. A brief review of the road ahead and the new paradigms being developed will wrap up this tutorial. 3.5 Hours.

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation, aircraft, and avionics developers who must understand and comply with the new guidelines.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

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Aharon David
Chief WHO (White Hat Officer)


The international standards D-326A (U.S.) and ED-202A (Europe) titled "Airworthiness Security Process Specification" are the cornerstones of the "DO-326/ED-202 Set": the only Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC 20-42) by EASA for aviation cyber-security airworthiness certification, as of Jan 1st, 2021, and enroute to becoming such by the FAA. The "DO-326/ED-202 Set" includes, in addition to DO-326A/ED-202A, the companion documents DO-356A/ED-203A: "Airworthiness Security Methods and Considerations", DO-355A/ED-204A: "Information Security Guidance for Continuing Airworthiness" and the upcoming/newly-updated in only the last year – ED-201A/DO-391: "Aeronautical Information System Security (AISS) Framework Guidance", ED-205A/DO-393: "Process Standard for Security Certification / Declaration of Air Traffic Management / Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS) Ground Systems“ & ED-206/DO-392 “Guidance on Information Security Event Management”.
Although the core of the DO-326/ED-202-set caters to the development process – there are substantial parts of the set that cover the operational aspects of aircraft cybersecurity, intended for “operators” (i.e.: airlines). These parts are mostly: DO-355A/ED-204A, most of ED-206/DO-392 and some of ED-201A/DO-391.

This fast-paced course will introduce attendees to the background, structure, basic concepts and essential practices, as well as the gaps and challenges of this new, mandatory, set of standards – with a strong emphasis on the airlines/operational aspects. A brief review of the road ahead and the upcoming upgrades from various sources will wrap up this tutorial. 3.5 Hours.

Special bonus for this tutorial: Mr. Noam Menscher will make a guest-star appearance within this tutorial, to present a mini-workshop providing an overview of the practical aspects of aircraft attack vectors and threats from an offensive cybersecurity perspective, as well as discussing ways to mitigate them.

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of aviation, aircraft, and avionics developers who must understand and comply with the new Security rules.  All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

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Aharon David
Chief WHO (White Hat Officer)



Avionics systems world-wide are now mandated to follow “DO-178C or ED-12C” for literally all phases of development:  Safety, Requirements, Design, Code, Verification, Quality Assurance, etc.  DO-178C was introduced in 2012, but the predecessor versions began in the 1980’s. Growing from 100 to over 600 pages with Supplements, this new DO-178C seems complex to follow but almost all aircraft flying today must comply with it:  commercial and military planes, UAVs, and rotorcraft. First-time users often complain of costs and schedules doubling while trying to comply. But is DO-178C really complex? What are the true meanings of DO-178C? How can DO-178C be understood and applied cost-effectively the first time?  How to apply and use the Five Plans and Three Standards? What are the top mistakes when starting DO-178C projects and how to avoid them? What are typical costs and schedule impact for DO-178C and how to minimize them? What are the best practices for DO-178C avionics requirements, design, code, configuration management, test, QA, and certification? All of these topics are explained in this fast-paced Introductory DO-178C class.   Attendees receive a set of proprietary AFuzion technical whitepapers on DO-178C / ED-12C, normally $500 but free with training.  3.5 Hours.

Key Topics Include:
• Understanding DO-178C’s basic principles:  DO-178C explained for the “real world”:  yours
• Understanding DO-178C’s true intent by understanding the original authors’ goals
•  Understanding the avionics development ecosystem of Safety, Software, Hardware and Certification
•  Understanding DO-178C’s five Plans, three Standards, Requirements, Design, Code, Verification, Quality Assurance, and Configuration Management
• Think like a DO-178C auditor and pass audits the first time
•  Real-world DO-178C examples, and how to transition from DO-178B to DO-178C
• Common DO-178C initiation mistakes: from beginner to intermediate quickly
• Applying traceability, transition criteria, and quality assurance (QA) audits

Who Should Attend:
Attendees may include all levels of avionics software personnel who must understand and comply with civil, eVTOL, UAV, and military DO-178C / ED-12 guidelines.   All attendees receive a formal “Certificate of Training Completion” confirming your formal Attendance. 

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