9-10 September, 2014(2 days)

The 2014 International AFIS Seminar was held on 9-10 September, hosted for the fifth time by Entry Point North. The seminar is a unique annual event for the AFIS community and this year we had the honour of welcoming more than 50 AFIS operators, national CAA officers and managers from 13 different countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Indonesia, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. It has proved to be an excellent opportunity to actively share the latest news, developments and best practices while generating professional discussions and new ideas.

This year’s seminar looked into AFIS throughout the world – we have now collected data from 70 countries. The participants’ presentations showed how diverse the development of AFIS in the world is – it ranges from countries considering the introduction of AFIS to others with more than 40 years AFIS operational experience. The seminar introduced the members to accident and incident investigation, explained the EASA rulemaking process, presented UAV operations in FIS airspace and FIS en-route services in Denmark. The participants were also informed about the formation of the international AFIS association initiated by Paul Brown in the UK. The event once again provided an excellent opportunity for participants to develop and learn from each other’s experiences.

We would like to thank to all the participants for making this year’s AFIS Seminar a great success. We hope to see you at AFIS Seminar 2015 on 2-3 September!

 

Agenda

AFIS Seminar Day 1 (@Entry Point North)
08.20Bus departs from the hotel
09.00-09.30 Registration
09.30-09.45Welcome
09.45-10.30AFIS throughout the world – special focus on nations not present at the seminar before
10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.00-12.00AFIS throughout the world, continued
12.00-13.30Lunch including optional tour of Entry Point North
13.30-14.30Accident Investigation (Lars Lännerberg, Entry Point North)
14.30-15.00Break and common photo
15.00-16.00Accident Investigation, continued (Lars Lännerberg, Entry Point North)
16.00-16.30Closing day 1
16.30Bus departs to Malmoe
19.00Seminar dinner
AFIS Seminar Day 2 (@Scandic Triangeln)
09.00-10.00EASA Rulemaking (Fabio Grasso, EASA)
10.00-10.30Break
10.30-11.00EASA, Q & A
11.00-12.00UAV operations in FIS airspace (Christian Scheel Struwe, UAS Denmark)
12.00-13.00Lunch
13.00-14.00 FIS enroute (Mikkel Drescher, Naviair)
14.00-14.30Break
14.30-15.00AFIS Associations (Paul Brown, UK)
15.00-15.30Sum up of the seminar and closing
Please note that the agenda is preliminary and can be subject to changes.