The military in SESAR, a reality, from research to deployment

  • 08 March 2016 to 08 March 2016
  • 13:30 - 15:00

The European Defence Agency supports the Member States in the identification of the military operational and financial risks expected with the implementation of SESAR. The Agency facilitates the coordination of military views by gathering input and requirements from Ministries of Defence. At the World ATM Congress in Madrid, the European Defence Agency organises for the first time a seminar to outline military perspectives on SESAR.


8 March 2016, 2.30 PM – 4.00 PM


World ATM Congress, IFEMA feria de Madrid, Delegate Theatre. Registration at the World ATM Congress is required. However, attendance at our event is free. Participants will be provided seats on a first come, first served basis.

14:30 – 14:45   

  • Introduction
  • Keynote speech
    Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
  • Keynote speech
    General Fernando de la Cruz Caravaca, Chief of Operations Division of the Spanish Air Force Staff

14:45 – 15:15   

  • SESAR Research- Panel Discussion
    • The military elements in the ATM Master Plan
      Philippe Merlo, Director Air Traffic Management, EUROCONTROL
      Paul James, Defence Investment Division, NATO
    • RPAS in SESAR 2020
      Alain Siebert, Chief Economist & Master Planning, SESAR Joint Undertaking
      Jurgen Stegmeir, CPS Deputy Director, EDA
    • Q&A

15:15 – 15:20   

  • Keynote speech
    Frank Brenner, Director General, Eurocontrol

15:20 – 15:50   

  • SESAR Deployment- Joint Presentation
    • The military projects in the Pilot Common Project and future challenges
      Nicolas Warinsko, Deputy Managing Director, SESAR Deployment Manager
      Maria Mas Rueda, SES/SESAR Programme Manager, EDA
    • Q&A

15:50 – 16:00   

  • Wrap-up