SATURN and ACCESS projects


Future demand management for Europe
- meeting the airport and airspace challenges

A workshop jointly organised by the SESAR Workpackage E SATURN and ACCESS projects.

Date: Thursday 20 March 2014.
Venue: University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW.
Aimed at: Stakeholders from airlines, airports, slot coordinators, air navigation service providers, European and national policy makers and regulators. Professionals from industry and academia are equally welcome.

Workshop material can be downloaded here.

Programme / PDF

0930-1015 Registration (refreshments available)  
1015-1030 Welcome and introduction to the workshop Prof Geoffrey Petts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster and Dr Andrew Cook, Principal Research Fellow, University of Westminster
1030-1045 Airspace demand management - an introduction to the SATURN project Dr Lorenzo Castelli, Assistant Professor in Operations Research and SATURN project coordinator, University of Trieste
1045-1100 New approaches to airport slot allocation - an introduction to the ACCESS project Ricardo Herranz, Managing Director and ACCESS project coordinator, Nommon Solutions and Technologies
1100-1130 Equity and choice - the urban road pricing experience Prof Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, University College London
1130-1200 Coffee
1200-1230 Strategic airport slot allocation: issues and reform Dr Arturo Benito, Head of Air Transport Department, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
1230-1300 Driving future ATM performance with variable pricing Dr Andrea Ranieri, Consultant, Advanced Logistics Group/Indra
1300-1310 Explanation of break-out discussion sessions Dr Andrew Cook
1310-1410 Light buffet lunch (complementary)

Four parallel break-out sessions will discuss airspace (A, B) and airport (C, D) challenges:

  1. Airspace demand management: flight planning perspective (topic guide A)
  2. Airspace demand management: capacity-demand balancing perspective (topic guide B)
  3. Airport slot allocation mechanisms: primary and secondary allocation (topic guide C)
  4. Short-term and long-term impact of airport slot allocation mechanisms: performance assessment (topic guide D)

(Participants will be invited on the day to choose which discussion group they would like to join)

Each discussion group has an expert facilitator (from Manchester Airport, NATS, Nommon Solutions and Technologies and the University of Trieste), assisted by a co-facilitator
1530-1605 Coffee
1605-1650 The way ahead for airport and airspace management?

(Panel discussion based on break-out session outcomes)
The panel consists of the four break-out facilitators, with the discussion chaired by Dr Colin Meckiff, Head of Unit, Long-Term and Innovative Research, EUROCONTROL
1650-1700 Close and summary of next steps Dr Andrew Cook
Opportunity for further informal discussions and networking