Cancellation of Timing and Synchronisation in Aviation stakeholders workshop


Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring the CoVid-19 (coronavirus) situation and the possible impact on the participants of this workshop due to start on 19 March 2020.

Following consultation with our stakeholders, we have decided to cancel this workshop, as there are a number of attendees that will be required to travel from many parts of Europe.

We still want to hear your views on timing and synchronisation concepts that are complementary to GNSS-based solutions so please complete the pre-workshop questionnaire. It will take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

We apologise for any inconvenience and we would like to emphasise that we have not taken this decision lightly.

For further information, please email

Date: Thursday 19 March 2020, 10:00-15:00
Location: EUROCONTROL Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium

Telespazio VEGA is organising a stakeholder’s workshop, hosted by EUROCONTROL about ‘Alternative Timing & Synchronisation Technologies for Aviation’.

The workshop is part of a project that Telespazio VEGA and Chronos Technology are performing under the ESA NAVISP programme.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together operational, technology-providing and regulatory stakeholders. We will be discussing user cases and future needs in the commercial aviation domain with respect to accuracy and reliability of timing and synchronisation across both air and ground-based systems and operations.

The focus of the project is to assess timing and synchronisation concepts that are complementary to GNSS-based solutions.

Why should I attend?

Participants will have an excellent opportunity for exchanging information and networking across the aviation operational domain and T&S solution providers.

Highlights of the workshop:

  • Senior briefings from agency and service providers highlighting the present and future of timing and synchronisation for Aviation.
  • Hear key updates from commercial solution providers building innovative technologies.
  • Explore diverse topics including State of Art time measurement, timing performance requirements for aviation, and aviation use case study analysis etc.
  • Engage with senior experts and industry leaders from timing and synchronisation domain.

Participating stakeholders already include EUROCONTROL, ESA, NATS, SERCO, Iridium, Leonardo, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Teledyne e2v, TFS and more to follow.

Who should attend?

The workshop will be of interest to stakeholder groups from Aviation, Avionics, Timing, GNSS, Satellite Communication Industries, Aviation Navigation Service Providers, and regulatory organisations.

Confirmed speakers

  • Pascal Dias, Head of CNS Unit – EUROCONTROL
  • Gerhard Berz, Focal Point Navigation Infrastructure – EUROCONTROL
  • Tim Last, Vice President & GM, IOT & Aviation Line of Business – Iridium


10:00 OpeningEUROCONTROL – Pascal Dias, Head of CNS Unit
Morning Session – Keynotes
10:15 Timing & Synchronisation in AviationEUROCONTROL – Gerhard Berz, Focal Point Navigation Infrastructure
10:30 Timing & Synchronisation in Aviation NATS – John Korna – Head of Technical and Strategic Research
10:45Timing with EGNOSESA – Cyrille Boulanger, Technical Officer
11:00Coffee break
11:15Satellite Timing and LocalisationIridium – Tim Last, Vice President & GM, IOT & Aviation Line of Business
11:30 eLORAN Chronos Technology Ltd – Calum Dalmeny, CTO
11:45 Project AvTimingTelespazio VEGA – Rui Zuo, Technical Lead
12:00State of the art Testing and Measurement for Timing & SynchronisationChronos Technology Ltd – Chris Farrow, Technical Services Manager
Afternoon session – Discussion
13:15Use Cases, Requirements, Alternative Solutions Telespazio VEGA
14:00 DiscussionModerated by Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd – Louise Mercy, Project Manager
14:30 Summary and CloseTelespazio VEGA Germany – Andreas Kanstein, Head of Aerospace Applications Division
15:00 End of workshop

Book your place

Registration is free but places are limited. Send an email to to reserve your place. Places at the workshop are limited; please do not book travel until you receive confirmation that your attendance is confirmed. Registration closes Monday 16 March 2020.

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