2018 FISO seminar

9th International FISO Seminar Thon Hotel Nordlys, Bodø, Norway, 4-6th September 2018


*Note that the agenda might be subject to change. Check this page for the latest agenda.

September 4th

11.00-12.00 IFISA assembly meeting & workshops

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-16.00 IFISA assembly meeting & workshops (with breaks for refreshments)

(Anyone can attend the IFISA assembly however only full members of IFISA are entitled to vote, for detailed agenda of the assembly meeting and voting rules see IFISA rules.)

19:00 Informal dinner sponsored by PANSA and GdF  

September 5th

09.00-09.30 Formal welcome from IFISA. John Baldwin –President IFISA

09.30-10.30 Report from IFISA Licensing working group and workshop – Mr Slawomir Balazy, IFISA

10.30-11.00 Morning Refreshments

11.00-11.30 Cont. Report from IFISA Licensing working group and workshop – Mr Slawomir Balazy, IFISA

11.30-12.30 Remote TWR – a Human factors perspective – Dr Anthony Smoker

12.30-13.00 Q and A with doctor Smoker

13.00-14.00 Lunch and networking time

14.00-15.00 ICAO regulation update – Mr Scott Hunter, ICAO

15.00-15.30 Afternoon Refreshments

15.30-16.30 EASA legislation update – Mr Fabio Grasso, EASA

16.00-16.15 Summary of day

16.15-19.00 For those interested: free admission to Norsk Luftfartsmuseum Bodø (more info here:  http://luftfartsmuseum.no/)

19.00-19.30 Pre-dinner Drinks & Canapés

19.30-22.00 Seminar dinner at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum Bodø sponsored by NavCanada     

September 6th

Room 1/Avinor remote AFIS TWR center –Remote TWR**

09.00-11.00 Visit to Avinor AFIS Remote TWR center sponsored by Avinor  

11.00-12.00 Lunch

12.00-13.00 Remote TWR technology in AFIS –  Avinor

13.00-14.00  AFIS operations in the Remote TWR environment –  Avinor

14.00-14:30 Remote TWR AFIS operations in Indonesia – Mr Imam Maski , Airnav Indonesia

Room 2 – Enroute FIS**

09.00-10.30 Enroute FIS provision in participating countries -workshop

10.30-11.00 Morning Refreshments

11.00-12.00  UTM tools for UAV operations in uncontrolled airspace – PANSA

12.00-13.30 Lunch and networking time

13.30-14.30 Enroute FIS in EASA regulation – workshop

**When signing up you will be required to specify if you want to attend the remote TWR topics in room 1 OR the Enroute FIS topics in room 2.

Room 1 and 2

14.45-15.00 Seminar summary, John Baldwin – IFISA President

15.00-16.00 Afternoon Refreshments and networking time


We have pre- reserved rooms at the Thon hotel nordlys for the nights of the seminar days. Please contact the hotel to book your room. If you have need of more nights that the nights of the seminar days we strongly recommend you book ASAP as the rooms are filling up quickly. There is an other big conference booked in town. Some dates are actually already full. If the dates you need are not available at Thon hotel nordlys we recommend Radisson Blue Bodö which is located only 160 meters from Thon hotel this hotel is filling up quickly as well. Please utilize hotels.com, booking.com and other sites to find a room. Options for other hotels include:

If you are having problems with the night between the 3:rd and the 4:th alternatively you could e.g. stay at Oslo airport that night and take the morning flight to Bodø, this might be the cheapest and easiest option.

When booking you room at Thon hotel give them the code word “IFISA seminar” to get our negotiated price and to let them know you are with us. The hotel room charge will be 1595 NOK per night. You will be asked to pay for your room directly to the hotel when checking out. For accepted payment methods contact the hotel. .

Please note that it is VERY important that you let us know if you do NOT intend to stay at our chosen hotel. You will be asked to inform us when you sign up for the seminar, if you change your mind about this later please send a mail to secretary@ifisa.info to let us know. If you do not conform to this routine you might have to reimburse IFISA in full for the hotel room even if you do not use it.

Seminar fee and payment

The fee for the seminar, which includes participation in the agenda items as specified above as well as all food specified in the agenda, is 250 Euros per participant. (Please note, the hotel room is not included in the fee) The fee must be payed for your enrollment in the seminar to be completed.

Due to booking rules etc. payment must be done no later than August 1:st.

Sign up for the seminar

To sign up for the seminar follow the link to the online form below. Please note that cancellation of your enrollment in the seminar can be made without charge up to June 1:st. After this time a penalty fee for cancelling the spot at the seminar will apply.

Seminar sign up page.

Promote your company at the seminar

You can promote your company at the seminar by purchasing a stand in the foyer outside the seminar conference room or inside the conference room. Or you can sponsor the seminar and IFISA will promote our company by adding your logo to presentations and printed material etc. Please contact secretary@ifisa.info for more information about promotional packages available.


If you have questions about the seminar please contact secretary@ifisa.info