Nigel Makins, EUROCONTROL’s SESAR/NextGen Liaison to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Kevin Chamness, Manager of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Global Forums, ATO International Strategy and Performance at the FAA discussed advancements in air traffic management, transatlantic cooperation and issues in development and implementation. The political aspects of cooperation as well as the more technical requirements of developing and implementing a next generation system for air traffic management were discussed. The growing need for modernization of air traffic systems, and the unique challenges and opportunities it presents for the global community were at the center of the conversations. John Fischer, a Specialist in Transportation at the Congressional Research Center moderated the discussion.
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