Communication Navigation and Surveillance Symposium - Time for a conceptual change in CNS?

2 - 3 October 2018

We are organising a unique two-day event to bring together Communications, Navigation and Surveillance experts from around the world to discuss how technology and emerging concepts are affecting aviation’s CNS ecosystem. There will also be an exhibition to showcase high-potential applications and solutions proposed by the industry as well as ongoing research activities.

The event will be highly interactive and will allow participants to brainstorm in small groups on key technical issues such as:

  • digitalisation, connectivity and automation,
  • performance-based CNS,
  • space-based CNS infrastructure,
  • CNS terrestrial and airborne modernisation and rationalisation,
  • civil-military synergies and dual use,

as well as new concepts such as:

  • innovation and technology transfer between drones/RPAS, General Aviation and commercial,
  • certification in a performance-based environment,
  • CNS services and interoperability and
  • spectrum constraints and opportunities.


Below you can find the event presentations available for download:

Speakers Presentations
Opening and keynote: why does CNS need to evolve?
Keynote speaker: Philippe Merlo, EUROCONTROL

Airspace Users' perspective

Anthony Van Der Veldt, IATA DOWNLOAD
Pascal Colles, Air France-KLM DOWNLOAD
Russell Dudley, ERA DOWNLOAD
Gilles Fartek, Integra DOWNLOAD

Air Navigation Service Providers' perspective

Werner Langhans, Austro Control DOWNLOAD
Iacopo Prissinotti, ENAV DOWNLOAD

CNS Service Providers' perspective

Jean-François Lumens, ESSP DOWNLOAD
Michele Carandente, Aireon DOWNLOAD
Sylvie Sureda-Perez, INMARSAT DOWNLOAD
Frederic Kermel, AIRBUS Defence and Space DOWNLOAD

Institutional perspective

Florian Guillermet, SESAR Joint Undertaking DOWNLOAD
Christophe Vivier, European Defense Agency DOWNLOAD
Mariagrazia La Piscopia, SESAR Deployment Manager DOWNLOAD

Industry perspective

Garcia Chinchilla, INDRA DOWNLOAD
Louis Barral, ATR DOWNLOAD

Brainstorming session conclusions

CNS rationalisation and modernisation: which enablers and framework to succeed? DOWNLOAD
Technologies convergence opportunities: drones, general aviation military and commercial aircraft. DOWNLOAD
Future datalink for aviation: what technologies? DOWNLOAD
What to expect from Performance Based CNS services? DOWNLOAD
CNS long-term evolution: is there a need for new CNS systems post 2040? DOWNLOAD
Final conclusions DOWNLOAD

Shuttle service

We have arranged for a special shuttle service for the event. The service will take people from and to Brussels Central Station - you can catch the shuttle at the Central station bus stop at Rue de la Putterie at the stop for STIB buses 29, 63,65 and 66. The bus will be clearly marked EUROCONTROL CNS Symposium.

When? Where from? Where to?

2 October 2018 (Day 1)

11:30 Brussels Central Station EUROCONTROL Headquarters
18:45 EUROCONTROL Headquarters Brussels Central Station
21:00 EUROCONTROL Headquarters Brussels Central Station

3 October 2018 (Day 2)

07:50 Brussels Central Station EUROCONTROL Headquarters
16:30 EUROCONTROL Headquarters Brussels Central Station
16:30 EUROCONTROL Headquarters Brussels Airport (Zaventem)
Security notice: Please note that due to the current security measures in force at EUROCONTROL Headquarters, external visitors are allowed but must be pre-registered; non-registered visitors will not be admitted.   Everyone arriving at EUROCONTROL Headquarters will be asked to provide an identity card in exchange for a replacement (visitor) badge for the duration of the symposium. If you have no ID, you will not be allowed into the building. Visitors' bags, briefcases and/or packages will be checked systematically on arrival.

Who can attend

This event is open to anyone working on CNS in our Member States, but also representatives from international organisations, ANSPs, airspace users, the air transport industry and universities.

Participation is free of charge, however, registration is required as places are limited. Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. Registrations are now closed. For last minute registration requests, contact the CNS Symposium organisers.

Showcase your work

If you are interested in showcasing your work, please let the CNS Symposium organisers know. They will select the exhibitors based on the relevance of their work to the topics of the symposium.


EUROCONTROL Headquarters

Rue de la Fusée 96
1130 Brussels

CNS Symposium organisers

Contact us for any questions and last minute registrations.