ICAO/McGill University

Worldwide Symposium onAir Navigation:
Flying through Congested Skies

​27- 29 September 2006
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  1. ​Report of Conclusions of Round Table Discussions
  2. Results of the Audience Poll
  3. Results of Questions 67 and 68
  4. List of Participants




  1. Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Taïeb Chérif, Secretary General, ICAO

Paul Stephen Dempsey

2. Congestion: Setting the Stage

Chair: Carol J. Carmody, Director, Transportation Initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration

      Victor M. Aguado, Director General, Eurocontrol
      Russell Chew, Chief Operating Officer, Air Traffic Organization, U.S. FAA

    3. Technology: What are the opportunities of new technology?

    Chair: Robert A. Pearce, Deputy Director, NGATS, Joint Planning and Development Office, FAA



    Michael S. Lewis, Director, Business Development, Advanced Air Traffic Management, Boeing

    Peter Potocki de Montalk, Director, Air Traffic Systems, Airbus

    Captain Miguel A. Marin, Chairman, Air Traffic Services Committee, IFALPA

    David Russell, Vice President, Airline Operations and AIRCOM Services, SITA Inc.

    4. Efficiency, Safety & Service Provision

    Chair: Siew Huay Tan, Legal Director, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore



    Glen J.D. McDougall, President, MBS Ottawa Inc.

    Steve James, General Manager of European Development, NATS

    Wrenelle Stander, Chief Exeutive Officer, Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company, South Africa (Presentation and Speech)

    Captain Murray Warfield, General Manager, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, Qantas Airways Ltd

    5. Keynote Address

    Guenther Matschnigg, Senior Vice President, Safety Operations & Infrastructure, IATA

    6. Regulation and Air Space Management: Panel Discussion

    Chair: Kenneth P. Quinn, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; General Counsel, Flight Safety Foundation 



    Ruwantissa Abeyratne, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

    Rob Eagles, Acting Director, Safety Operations & Infrastructure, IATA

    Ben van Houtte, Head of the Unit, Air Traffic Management & Airports, European Commission

    Richard Janda, Associate Professor, McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law

    Ashley Smout, Chief Executive Officer, Airways New Zealand

    7. Liability : When Things Go Wrong: Issues of Safety, Liability and Insurance

    Chair: Francis Schubert, Corporate Secretary, Skyguide, Swiss Air Navigation Services Ltd.



    Roderick van Dam, Head, Legal Services, Eurocontrol

    Gerard Forlin, Barrister, Chambers of Anthony Scrivener, QC

    Justin Green, Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler 

    Mark MacKeigan, Legal Services, IATA 

    8. Finance : Financing Air Navigation Infrastructure and Operations: How will we pay for, and provide it, at lowest cost?

    Chair: Charles A. Hunnicutt, Partner, Troutman Sanders L.L.P.  



    Östen Magnusson, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

    Robin Padgett, Emirates Airlines

    Robert Poole, Director of Transportation, Reason Foundation

    Charles Schlumberger, Principal Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank (Presentation and Speech)

    John Strong, Professor, School of Business Administration, The College of William & Mary

    9. Keynote Address

    Alexander ter Kuile, Secretary General, CANSO


    10. Opportunities for Policy Improvement

    Moderator: Paul Stephen Dempsey, Director, McGill University Institute of Air & Space Law

    11. Closing Remarks

    Michael Milde, Emeritus Director, McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law 




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