March 10th - 31st 2021

Event Overview

When it comes to identifying threats and hazards, FOD, drones and wildlife all feature highly on the check-list. For every civil and military aerodrome, aircraft operator and regulator, safety and security is of paramount concern.

As the risks and hazards emerge and evolve, the industry has to adapt & advance its responses and pre-empt future hazards. The experiences of other airports help us learn how to apply best practice in terms of procedures, technology and efficiency in order to continually evaluate and contain the threats and hazards of the future.

The FDH&S series uses the most compelling case studies to explore the potential impact of these risks and how to stretch budgets by increasing efficiency

Unlike traditional conferences that take place over one or two days, the FOD, Drone Habitat & Safety Series is split into four distinct, concise, virtual sections so airports need only attend relevant sessions.

Each ‘invitation only’ session is chaired by a respected industry figure and attended by a combination of airports, regulators and suppliers. 

Sessions last between 90 and 120 minutes to ensure maximum focus from delegates.


Weds March 10th
14.15pm GMT

Drone Defence at Heathrow
James Cowan, Safety Risk Manager, Heathrow Airport
UTM & Future Flight 
Simon Masters, Dir. of Future Flight programme, UKRI Innovate UK
UAS for operational purposes
Mike DiPilato, Airport Research Specialist, FAA Airport Safety R&D
Setting the standard – Why drone radar is key to airport safety and security
Tom Meyer, BDM, Civil Aviation, Robin Radar

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Weds March 17th
14.15pm GMT

Wildlife & Habitat 
With Cathy Boyles, Dallas Fort Worth Airport
Wildlife & Birdstrike
Wesley Major, PhD, Airport Safety Specialist, Airport Technology R&D Section, FAA
Habitat Management
A Berlin Brandenburg Airport case study with Richard Klauss

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Weds March 24th
14.15pm GMT

FOD Management
FOD - a disaster story. Meet BA Concorde pilot John Hutchinson, as he examines the role played by FOD in the infamous Paris crash
The Dangers of FOD (and a look at Yuma's new management techniques)
Johnathan Sides, Senior Turbofan Engineer, NAVAIR: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Future of FOD Detection (inc. case studies)
Guy Berry, MOOG

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Weds March 31st
14.15pm BST

Smart Airports - Integrated Airfield Safety & Security

We round off the 2021 FDH&S series with a roundtable-style panel discussion exploring the future of digital airports.

Line up features::

  • Neil Pritchard, (Chair) Head of Business Change, Heathrow Airport
  • Guy Berry, Director <ilitary Airfield Solutions, MOOG Tarsier FOD
  • Ryan Berry, UAS Security Division Manager, FAA
  • Massimo Cicetti, Manager Ground Operations Standards & Safety, IATA
  • Siete Hamminga, CEO, Robin Radar
  • Alphan Karadeniz, CEO, Argos AI
  • Fiona Smith, Group Head of Aerodrome Strategy, AGS Airports

Not to be missed!

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Airport / Airline / Regulator

Tickets for airports, airlines and regulators.

Can attend as many sessions as desired

NB. Please use your work email

Cost: £97.00


Each ticket admits up to three delegates

Can attend as many sessions as desired

Limited availability (first come first served)

Cost £590 GBP

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