NAV CANADA and Searidge Technologies to Discuss ANSP Cooperation, Intelligent Video Surveillance and New Technology Implementation at World ATM Congress

- Ottawa, Canada

Top level representatives from NAV CANADA and partner company Searidge Technologies will be speaking at the World ATM Congress to the world’s
foremost aviation leaders to share insights, views, and expertise on priority issues and challenges facing the aviation industry. The conference, to be held February 12 to 14 in Madrid, serves as a forum for air navigation service providers and industry suppliers to learn and discuss about the latest trends and developments in air traffic.

NAV CANADA President & CEO John Crichton, as well as other subject matter experts and executives from NAV CANADA and Searidge Technologies, have been selected to address attendees during three feature sessions on the future landscape of air traffic management. The sessions are:

ANSP Cooperation – Performance and Delivery: Myth or Reality?”
Wednesday, February 13th, 15:00 – 16:15
World ATM Congress Conference

The panel will discuss what air navigation service providers’ cooperation means, new business models that will depend on cooperation to deliver superior performance and the costs and benefits of such cooperation.


  • John Crichton, President & CEO, NAV CANADA,

  • Jeff Poole, Director General, CANSO,

  • Micilia Albertus-Verboom, Director General, DC-ANSP,
  • Eamonn Brennan, Chief Executive, Irish Aviation Authority,
  • Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Studies, Reason Foundation

 “A Roadmap to New Technology Implementation: Tips to modernizing your
Wednesday, February 13th, 10:15 – 12:15 (ATM Theatre Exhibit Hall)

During this two-hour panel presentation; speakers will be highlighting strategies used in the implementation and fielding of new technology in a complex air traffic environment. Participants will hear from leading ANSPs that are experienced in implementing innovative technology and have significant experience modernizing air traffic control and airport operations through technology.


  • Larry Lachance, Vice President, Operations, NAV CANADA;
  • Bill

    Crawley, Director, ATS System Integration, NAV CANADA;
  • Iain Harris,

    Engineering Director, NATS;

  • Robert Bassey, Program Manager, Surveillance

    and Visual Guidance, FAA Technical Centre;

  • William E. Payne, President/CEO, William E. Payne & Associates and Program Manager, State of Colorado

 “Intelligent Video Systems: The Searidge Technologies Success Story of Global


Tuesday, February 12th, 13:30 – 14:00 (Spotlight Stage Exhibit Hall)

This feature presentation will focus on Searidge’s award winning intelligent video technology, the operational advantage it brings to air traffic control, and their success story of global deployment.


  • Fadi Ghourani, Director ATM/Airport Technology, Searidge Technologies.


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