Robert Graham

Head of Airport Research


Bob Graham is Head of Airport in EUROCONTROL, tasked to integrate airports into the European Network Manager. 
He worked in a variety of positions including Head of Concept Strategy and Development in SESAR, and was detached to the European Commission, supporting the first European Single Sky legislation and preparation of Single Sky ATM Research Programme.
He joined EUROCONTROL in 1990 managing airspace design, decision support and human factors projects, EUROCONTROL’s research and validation platforms, and mid-term research.  
Notably, he has overseen the development of European reduced wake separation minima, RECAT-EU, requirements for Time Based Separation and A-SMGCS, all now in deployment.
Bob started his career working as an air traffic controller in the UK and Overseas, advancing to watch supervisor and ATC Manager.  He has an MBA in strategy and change management.
In 2017, the United States Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) honoured him with the Chairman’s Citation of Merit Award for International Cooperation.

Conference Agenda 2019

19 November 2019 | 10:45 - 11:25 | Panel discussion: Runway capacity and passenger flow management

  • Ensuring a competitive connected future by optimizing runway capacity
  • Reducing Runway Occupancy Time with rapid exit taxiway (RET)
  • Increasing your airport capacity with precise aircraft wake turbulence predictions  
  • Improving accuracy and predictions with Advanced Demand-Capacity

Conference Agenda 2019

19 November 2019 | 12:25 - 13:20 | Panel discussion: Planning for the future: taking advantage of remote tower scalability

  • Enhancing tower operation and contingency planning 
  • Utilising object detection and tracking, information augmentation, to safely manage multiple airports 

Conference Agenda 2019

20 November 2019 | 12:40 - 13:25 | Panel discussion: Transforming aviation with Airport Collaborative Decision Making

  • Assessing the steps to success: optimising your airport and airspace capacity 
  • Reducing push-back delays, shortening taxi-out times and utilisation of ground handling resources
  • How airports are saving 250,000 minutes of flow management delay with A-CDM
  • Open communication exchange: Understanding the importance data sharing between stakeholders 

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