Webinar Programme: Surveillance & Radar

Date Wednesday 8 September 2021    
Time 10:00 - 11:30    
Location Virtual on Zoom    
Social Media #RUKAviation21    


The future surveillance environment: How do we see aviation & wind coexisting in 2030, 2040, 2050?

  • OWIC & MOD update on the work of the Joint Task Force
  • Regional composite solutions
  • What are the CAA’s thoughts on the future surveillance strategy?
  • DFT – Aviation Management Board activities

Dujon Goncalves Collins, Senior Strategy Advisor - Aviation, Vattenfall & OWIC

After 27 years RAF service and 5 years at RUK, since 2019, Dujon is lead at Vattenfall for aviation, defence and radar, across their international Wind portfolio. He works with projects and specialist teams internally, and externally with stakeholders. He is Aviation Workstream Lead for Offshore Wind Sector Deal programmes between government and industry stakeholders, including the Joint Air Defence programme. He is Vice-chair of RUK’s Aviation Working Group and Co-chair of WindEurope’s Aviation Task Force.

Dujon Goncalves
Steve Smith, Senior Programme Manager, Thales  Steve Smith

Wg Cdr Kevin Walton Senior Programme Manager, RAF, Co-ChairMinistry of Defence/Offshore Wind Industry Council Air Defence Mitigation Task Force

Wing Commander Kevin Walton leads the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) programme to develop windfarm mitigations for Air Defence and ATC Radar.  In this role, he co-chairs the Air Defence and Offshore Wind Windfarm Mitigation Task Force comprising MOD, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The Crown Estate and the Offshore Wind Industry Council who also provide a co-chair. After 18 years as an Air Traffic Control Officer in the Royal Air Force, Kevin worked in industry for 8 years including leadership roles in 3rd Party Logistics, Airport Operations at Gatwick Airport and Airspace Strategy and Policy at Heathrow Airport before returning to the Royal Air Force to lead the Windfarm Mitigation Programme. 

Kevin Walton

Stuart McKay, Aeronautical Surveillance Policy Specialist, UK CAA 

Stuart joined the UK CAA as the Aeronautical Surveillance Policy Specialist in December 2020. He has over 30 years experience of aeronautical surveillance systems and has been involved with the impact of turbines on surveillance sensors since 2006. He has also been responsible for evaluating and deploying mitigation solutions. Stuart is very excited to look at the future of surveillance services and how they can coexist with the renewable energy solutions.

Stuart McKay

Rebecca Christie, Head of Airspace Modernisation and Resilience, Airports and Infrastructure Directorate DFT – Aviation Management Board


Mark Balsdon, Head of Airline and Airspace Customer Management, NATS

Mark joined NATS in 2008, He has been involved in several complex solution initiatives. In his current role as Head of Customer Services, Airline and Airspace Directorate, Mark and his team act as client relationship managers with the Industry, working proactively with Government Agencies, Renewables, Airlines and Airspace users to facilitate the delivery of data driven information solutions to overcome aviation issues. Mark is also working on a number of UTM Projects and Airspace initiatives, including strategic solution delivery and continues to develop strong working relationships across the Renewable community, various Government Departments and Airspace Collaborators.

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Michael Agergaard Riis, Business Development DirectorSecurity Sales, Terma A/S

11:30 Event Close





Date Tuesday 15 June 2021 Time 10:00 - 11:15 Location Virtual  Social Media #RUKAviation21