2-3 September, 2015(2 days)
at Entry Point North/Clarion Hotel Malmö Live

On September 2-3, Entry Point North hosted for the sixth time the International FISO Seminar. The event brought together (A)FIS operators, national CAA officers and managers from 18 different countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Indonesia, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

This year’s seminar looked into FIS throughout the world with a special focus on countries that haven’t been present in the previous AFIS/FISO Seminars – Canada and Italy. The participants’ presentations showed how diverse the development of FIS in the world is – it ranges from countries considering the introduction of FIS to others with more than 40 years of operational experience. The seminar opened with Mr Paul Brown’s presentation of the newly formed International Flight Information Service Association (IFISA), the purpose behind its establishment and its main goals. Afterwards, the participants were also introduced into Safety II and pilot’s perspective on operations in FIS airspace. Day 2 of the seminar started with the latest developments in the EASA rule-making process in the presentation by Mr Fabio Grasso. It continued with a presentation on how to get funding for an airport and ended with a discussion on advantages of the X-band radar systems.

The event once again provided an excellent opportunity for participants to develop and learn from each other’s experience.

We would like to thank to all the participants for attending this year’s FISO Seminar and making it a great success.


FISO Seminar Day 1 (at Entry Point North)
08.20Bus departs from the Clarion Malmö Live
09.00 - 09.30Registration
09.30 - 09.45Welcome
09.45 - 10.45FIS throughout the world
10.45 - 11.15Coffee break
11.15 - 12.15IFISA (Mr Paul Brown, Acting-Chairman, IFISA)
12.15 - 13.30Lunch including optional tour of Entry Point North (13.00-13.30)
13.30 - 14.30Pilot perspective on operations in FIS airspace (Mr Gaute Bere, commercial pilot)
14.30 - 15.00Coffee break including group photo
15.00 - 16.00Safety-II (Mrs Anne-Mette Petri, Development Specialist, Entry Point North)
16.00 - 16.30Closing remarks day 1
16.30Bus departs to Malmö
19.00Dinner organised by Entry Point North (Eatery Social Taqueria - Clarion Malmö Live)
FISO Seminar Day 2 (at Clarion Malmö Live)
9.00 - 10.00Developing an airport (Mr Jan Morten Myklebust, Airport Manager, Stord Airport Norway)
10.00 - 10.30Workshop
10.30 - 11.00Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00FIS and regulations (Mr Fabio Grasso, ATM/ANS Regulations Officer, EASA)
12.00 - 12.30Workshop
12.30 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.30Radar Systems (Mr Søren Ræbild Nedergaard, Manager, Security Applications, Terma)
14.30 - 14.45Coffee break
14.45 - 15.00Sum up of the seminar and closing remarks
15.00 - 15.30Optional Q&A session
Please note that the agenda is preliminary and can be subject to changes.