FAB CE air navigation service providers (ANSPs) took part in the InterFAB research workshop Single European Sky and Resilience in ATM in Sofia, Bulgaria, in September. Organised by Danube FAB, Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) and the German Aviation Research Society (GARS), the workshop brought together senior academics, high-level industry experts and regulators to exchange views on how to manage increasing uncertainty in air traffic management.
Georgi Peev, BULATSA Director General and DANUBE FAB ANSP Board Co-chair, Michael Lokay, FABEC Presidency, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Germany and Professor Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics and Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University led the exchange of views on how to prepare for future uncertainties and shocks, including ways to achieve a balance between building operational and financial resilience.
Industry representatives and academics from more than ten European countries and the USA contributed to the discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing air traffic control and the value of resilient infrastructure. The key challenge, agreed delegates, is to find new ways of balancing performance targets with financial and operational buffers while deploying regular stress tests and a collective approach to forecasting to best help manage future uncertainty.