23 October 2017 – Vienna (Frequentis)

In this workshop, held at Frequentis, the different aspects of Vista were discussed among industry and academic experts. This vital input will help to move the project forward by identifying key aspects to include in the model and prioritising the scenarios to consider. During the workshop, not only Vista was presented but more high-level assessment of KPIs, trade-offs and the future of performance assessment research were addressed.


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1100-1110: Coffee

1110-1120: Welcome and introduction: Andrew Cook,University of Westminster

1120-1210: Session 1: The Vista model: the challenges of building a holistic model across the strategic, pre-tactical and tactical phases of ATM: Gérald Gurtner, University of Westminster
• What are the pros and cons of having a hub-based network?
• What are the pros and cons of being part of an alliance, for small and big companies?
• How much are neighbouring ANSPs in competition for traffic?
• How much do airports lose from high speed trains due to increased competition versus how much do they gain due to increased catchment areas?

1210-1300: Session 2: Modelling the 2035 and 2050 timeframes: key business and regulatory factors to be considered: Luis Delgado, University of Westminster
• What are the main factors affecting the evolution of the ATM system?
• For each stakeholder, which other factors will greatly affect its performance/behaviour?
• Which factors have a significant role in system evolution and also high uncertainty regarding their future realisation?
• Which individual factor would you select to know its effect in the system in the 2035/2050 timeframe?

1300-1415: Lunch

1415-1450: Session 3: Indicator development: how could we improve existing indicators and which new ones do we need?: Andrew Cook, University of Westminster
• Are some current indicators not best-suited to their intended purpose and how could they be improved and/or complemented?
• What is the best method to identify and prioritise indicator development for the 2035/2050 timeframe, across stakeholder types? Is the ICAO KPA framework sufficient?
• What areas of future indicator development work should be prioritised?
• What form (e.g. building a full performance framework, modelling future aviation development?) and funding mechanism are best suited to support such future work?

1450-1530: Session 4: Trade-off analyses: what are the best methods and how do we satisfy stakeholder needs?: Samuel Crístobal, Innaxis
• Are we using the right methods for assessing trade-offs?
• What are the key stakeholder needs that are not being met?
• How might these needs change in the future, e.g. under regulatory change?
• How should we decide on performance trade-offs (between or within stakeholders) for priority consideration?

1600-1630: Session 5: Future coordination: what are the best next steps for taking SESAR (ER) performance assessment research forward?: Mete Celiktin, EUROCONTROL
• What should be the objectives of increased future coordination in ATM performance assessment (e.g. better alignment of Performance Scheme and Master Plan)? Is further stakeholder consultation needed (particularly with AUs and airports)?
• What is the best approach for achieving this? Which body should lead it?
• Who should be included ('industrial/mainstream' and ER projects; other bodies) and how do we engage with those not attending this workshop? How would participation be supported (funded)?
• What are the concrete next steps towards taking this forward?