Will Air Transport be Fully Automated by 2050?

Wednesday 1st June

Opening session

Welcoming speeches
by Philippe COUILLARD, president of AAE*  
and Marc PONTAUD, Deputy Director of Research, Météo France  

System Control: positive and negative roles of nonlinearities by Jean-Michel CORON, Académie des Sciences  

Session 1 : The philosophy of automation and its gradual introduction for the benefit of aviation

Why more automated systems and onboard interconnections ? by Pierre CALVET, ancien professeur d’Université, CAC*  

Automation for flight control: an elementary and philosophical approach by Jean-Claude RIPOLL, AAE-CAC*  


Session 2 : Considerations on extending automation in aviation

Current safety level and overall goals for improvement by Xavier CHAMPION, ex Airbus, CAC*  

Analysis of potential improvements and evolutions (Automated/Human) by Jean BROQUET, AAE-CAC*  

From robot to automated plane: what recommendations for a rational automation? by Catherine TESSIER, ONERA  


Session 3 : Human limits in the face of automation

Human-Systems Integration: From Automation to Tangible Interactive Systems by Guy BOY, FIT, AAE*  

How many pilots on board: 2, 1 or 0? by Jean PINET, AAE-CAC*  

Pilots in their different states (of attention)! by Frédéric DEHAIS, ISAE  

Example of Single On Board Pilot by Jean BROQUET, AAE-CAC*  


Session 4 : The contribution of research

Evaluating Human – Autonomy Teaming: How do we ensure Resilience? by Mickael FEARY, NASA AMES  

Designing new man-machine systems: a challenge for engineers by Stéphane CHATTY, ENAC  

From dependability to resilience : Towards adaptative fault tolerance par Jean-Charles FABRE, LAASCNRS  

Are pilots in control? How do Pilots React to Unexpected Situations? by Arjan LEMMERS, NLR  


Automation to avoid weather risk en route by Jean-Louis BRENGUIER, MétéoFrance  

Experience from drones par A. JOSELZON, AAE-CAC*  

The example of nEUROn par Frédéric FALCHETTI, Dassault Aviation


Thursday 2nd june

Opening speech

Introduction, summary of the previous day by J. PINET, co-président du comité de programme, AAE-CAC*  

Session 5 : Concrete proposals

The new system: how much autonomy ? by Alain GARCIA, AAE-CAC*  

Rafale automated systems by le Colonel Damien ROUILLE, Armée de l’air française  

Meeting communication needs: what technological and economic issues? by Luc DENEUFCHATEL, Lima Delta Consulting  


Toward the avionics of 2050. An evolution in Human-Machine Interactions and avionics architectures by Bruno NOUZILLE, Thales  

Future project studies in Dassault Aviation by Frédéric FALCHETTI, Dassault Aviation

Evolution of Automated System Functions. Future project studies at Airbus by Bernard RONTANI, Airbus  

ATM & Automation: can we overcome the stereotypes and misunderstandings? A case study on Arrival Management by Eric HOFFMAN, Eurocontrol  


Section 6 : Points of view to consider

Legal points of view by Sophie MOYSAN, la Réunion Spatiale et la Réunion Aérienne  


Perspective of a former airline pilot, researcher, and NTSB Board Member by Robert SUMWALT, NTSB  

Training Needs for Operations by Philippe CREBASSA, ENAC  

DDeveloping Trust in Increasingly Autonomous Aviation Systems … Verification, Validation & Certification of AI Systems by Dr. Michaël FRANCIS, UT Research Center  


Round Table

Animated by Alain GARCIA*

Participants: Pierre ANDRIBET (Eurocontrol), Philippe BIDAUD (ONERA), Patrick DUJARDIN (CAC*), Pierre FROMENT (Safran), Robert LAFONTAN (Airbus), Jean PINET (AAE-CAC*) Jacques VERRIÈRE (Pilote de ligne-Instructeur).


Closing speech


*AAE = Académie de l’air et de l’espace / Air & Space Academy

*CAC = Commission Aviation civile / Civil Aviation Commission

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