Conference Day Two - 30 July

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:15 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Andrew Staniforth - Director, Saher-Europe
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Andrew Staniforth

Director
Saher-Europe

9:15 am - 9:45 am COUNTERING DRONES TOGETHER: HOW AIRPORTS CAN BE A MAIN PLAYER IN COUNTERING THE EVOLVING DRONE THREAT

Dr. Hussain Alhallaf - Security Director, Riyadh Airports
  • Outlining the current challenge that drones pose to securing airspace and airports
  • Where airports can work most effectively with other organisations in order to contribute to comprehensive security against drones
  • Solutions and suggestions to Counter Drone stakeholders: what does success look like and what are the best ways of achieving it
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Dr. Hussain Alhallaf

Security Director
Riyadh Airports

9:45 am - 10:15 am ENSURING THAT UAS AND AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE IN CLOSE PROMXIMITY

Manfred Mohr - Assistant Director RSFO SESAR 2020, Technical Manager, IATA
  • Encouraging drone education and awareness as a priority for ensuring safer skies
  • Legal and regulatory changes that can have a positive impact on limiting unsafe or dangerous drone use
  • Capabilities that will ensure maximum situational awareness and more effective traffic management
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Manfred Mohr

Assistant Director RSFO SESAR 2020, Technical Manager
IATA

10:15 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am DEVELOPING MORE EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO DRONE INCURSIONS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS

Jens Lehmann - Senior Air Traffic Controller, Munich Airport
  • Overview of recent case studies in Munich
  • The impact of new regulation on the ability of airports to respond effectively to the drone threat
  • Methodologies used by Munich Airport in dealing with drone incursions, both in terms of training, technology and coordination with law enforcement
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Jens Lehmann

Senior Air Traffic Controller
Munich Airport

11:30 am - 12:00 pm USING LESSONS LEARNED TO IMPROVE COUNTER DRONE INCIDENT RESPONSE

Czesław Romek - Security and Safety Expert, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)
  • Identifying lessons learned and proposing future counter drone strategy
  • The distinction between safety and security incidents and the clarification of areas of responsibility
  • Analysis of more effective deployment methods in order to drive improvements in multi-agency incident response
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Czesław Romek

Security and Safety Expert
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

  • What are the national regulations and guidelines?
  • How has Beirut Airport been affected by the increasing use of drones?
  • Awareness of safety concerns in Lebanon
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Dr. Omar Kaddouha

Director Flight Safety
Lebanon Directorate General of Civil Aviation

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATIONS IN IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL DRONE RESPONSE GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

Christopher Mason - Director Policy and Technical, European Regions Airline Association
  • The role of ERAA in educating its members about the drone threat, and how to respond
  • Key challenges - including case studies - of the challenges faced by ERAA members, and how they were addressed
  • Plans for the future, and how ERAA will be working with members to provide shared, improved, capabilities.



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Christopher Mason

Director Policy and Technical
European Regions Airline Association

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm ASSESSING THE RISK OF DRONE THREAT TO A RANGE OF POTENTIAL ‘TARGETS’ OR VULNERABLE SITES

Timo Blunck - Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Security Expert, EUROCONTROL
  • Determining the threat against different sites e.g. critical infrastructure, prisons, event spaces etc.
  • Analysis of cost: both in terms of potential drone disruption and solving the problem once it has occurred
  • Assessment of the cost of doing nothing and the lessons learned from disruptive drone incursions




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Timo Blunck

Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Security Expert
EUROCONTROL

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm ENSURING THE SAFE OPERATION OF AN RPA, ESPECIALLY IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS

Confirmed Senior Representative - Title TBC, Federal Aviation Authority
  • Awareness and education of drone operators
  • States to ensure that all drones operate within clearly defined and known limitations
  • Enforceable legal and/or administrative sanctions for using drones in an unsafe or dangerous manner


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Confirmed Senior Representative

Title TBC
Federal Aviation Authority

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

Andrew Staniforth - Director, Saher-Europe
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Andrew Staniforth

Director
Saher-Europe

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm END OF CONFERENCE