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WiMAX Forum to Host Two-Day Session at 2015 World ATM Congress


Unique opportunity for aviation community to share about best-in-class AeroMACS networks


CLACKAMAS, OR – February 11, 2015 – The WiMAX Forum® is pleased to announce WiMAX Aviation 2015 – Madrid, a two-day program that will be held at the award-winning global aviation conference, World ATM Congress (WATMC). The event will be held in the afternoon on March 10-11, at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid Convention Centre in Madrid, Spain. The program, which is free for all WATMC attendees, is focused specifically on the deployment of broadband networks based on the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) wireless standard.

With over 400 participants already registered to attend, WiMAX Aviation 2015 will provide an exclusive opportunity for the global aviation community to network, exchange ideas, and share key lessons regarding the advancement of best-in-class aviation networks. Discussions will be centered upon best practices for the deployment of networks based on the AeroMACS standard, as well as network and security considerations, and certification for AeroMACS equipment and devices.

Dr. Nikos Fistas, Senior COM Expert of EUROCONTROL, said, “AeroMACS is the first component of the future aeronautical communication infrastructure and is building a new paradigm for aviation communications. The aviation community has worked together with the WiMAX Forum to create a global standard in ICAO. AeroMACS can be used worldwide to ensure interoperability and support efficiently the communication needs at the airports for all aviation stakeholders: airlines, airport authorities as well as ANSPs (Air Navigation Service Providers).”

Participating organizations presenting at the WiMAX Aviation 2015 include: Airbus, Airtel ATN, ARINC Standards Development, EUROCONTROL, FAA, Hitachi, Honeywell, ICAO, NASA, SAAB Sensis, Senza Fili Consulting, SESAR, Siemens, SITA, Symantec, Thales Group, and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about two new publications being released by the WiMAX Forum immediately before the conference in Madrid. The highlights of these publications will be presented at the conference and include an AeroMACS business case, as well as an in-depth white paper. The business case research will feature several in-field deployments of the AeroMACS solution leveraging the Network Reference Model in a variety of international airports.

Published by leading analyst firm, Senza Fili Consulting, the new white paper entitled, “AeroMACS: A Common Platform for Air Traffic Management Applications,” examines the latest AeroMACS applications and how they benefit three key stakeholder groups: airlines, airports and air traffic agencies. Senza Fili President, Monica Paolini, will be in attendance, and will present the highlights of the research, alongside other aviation experts.  

WiMAX Forum President, Declan Byrne, said: “The WiMAX Forum has been aggressively working to bring together the foremost players of the AeroMACS ecosystem. The goal of our conference is to further advance the adoption of the standard among international stakeholders globally—ultimately enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency for airport management operations around the world.” In addition to the session, the WiMAX Forum will be exhibiting at Stand #1206 in Hall 9, where member companies will be presenting and available to answer questions.

Registration is required to attend. For additional information and registration, please visit: For more information on WiMAX technology or the WiMAX Forum, please contact Alessandra Rocha, Business Development Manager, at


About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit

About the World ATM Congress (WATMC)
World ATM Congress is a global aviation conference attended by 6,200 Air Navigation Service Providers, air traffic control (ATC) experts, air traffic controllers, high-tech/operations experts, as well as CEOs, senior managers, and other decision makers. Organized by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) and Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), the conference hosts expert speakers from the industry, military, and government to address the technologies behind ATM and the institutional and regulatory frameworks necessary to implement them.