FAB Central Europe (FAB CE) and FAB Europe Central (FABEC) are organising a research workshop on Fragmentation in Air Traffic Management, to take place on 14 – 15 May 2019 in Budapest. The conference is being held in partnership with the FSR Florence School of Regulation and the German Aviation Research Society (GARS).
The term “fragmentation” has been applied to airspace, technology, operational and institutional frameworks and economics. However, with no clear view as to the optimum design of a European ATM system it remains unclear which decisions should be taken at a local level and which decisions should be taken centrally. Could there be performance benefits from giving local actors more - rather than less - responsibility for managing air traffic operations in their immediate vicinity?
The workshop brings together academics and operators from all sectors of the aviation industry to examine the positive and negative effects of fragmentation within ATM and whether an optimal level of shared responsibility can be achieved. It features contributions from the fields of aviation, economics, policy, law and management.
Key issues for discussion include
- What is fragmentation, what form can it take?
- What is the impact of fragmentation on the aviation chain, especially in respect to the performance of the ATM system in terms of safety, capacity, environment and cost-effectiveness?
- What are the practical consequences of fragmentation on air traffic operations?
- What models are available to address the benefits and disadvantages of fragmentation?
- What solutions are available to achieve an optimum level of fragmentation in airspace management?
The workshop is free of charge but there are only a limited number of spaces available. Registration is now open: