Our ambassadors

Chosen within Thales for their operational and strategic knowledge and experience, they are able to lead innovation around key ATC issues.

Warren Beeston AMS Operational Authority Director at Thales

Background
Over 35 years experience in Air Traffic Control in Australia, the Middle East and European regions.

Domain of expertise
Experienced in managing systems from procurement to operations and operational centres in the Air Traffic Domain. Advisor to several ICAO panels and groups setting the pathways for the future in Aviation

Annis Anderson ATM Operations Support and Training Manager at Thales

Background
29 years of Aviation experience including Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Training and ATM Systems.

Domain of expertise
Tower, Approach and Enroute control, Enroute ATC Instructor, ATM System trainer, ATM System Verification&Validation, ATM System Operational support

Marcus Kube Operational Specialist at

Background

ATC with Airservices Australia for 33 years.
Enroute (many years ago), Procedural Tower Approach, Radar Tower.
OJT, Check and Standards Supervisor, Tower Supervisor, Safety Investigator, ATC Instructor for Tower.

Domain of expertise

Leading Thales’ Operational Maturity Testing for CMATS.
ATC guidance for the design solution meeting needs and suitability for Military and Civil operations.
Conduct regular Workshops with the Customer proving our solution will meet operational needs.

Geoff Bates Operational Authority at Thales

Background
Involved in ATC since 1986, starting as a Radar and Radio Technician, before moving on to Air Traffic Control, have now been supporting Thales AMS in Europe and Australia since 2000.

Domain of expertise
Extensive operational ATC knowledge in Aerodrome and Approach Control

Duncan Kennedy Project Design Architect/Senior Systems Engineer at Thales

Background
30+ years in Air Traffic Management across a range of roles including Air Traffic Controller, Instructor, ATM Automation specification/design, Project Management and ATC Procedures & Standardisation.

Domain of expertise
ATM Operations, Automation in ATC systems, Operational Concept development and system design.

Mark O'Flynn Innovation Manager AMS at Thales

Background
Australian ATC for 12 Years. Many roles within Thales, including customer training, cutover support, bids and demonstrations, product design, research and innovation.

Domain of expertise
Air Traffic Control, System Design, Human Factors, Innovation

Frank Erb Digital Aviation Market Development at Thales

Background
In the ATM domain since he graduated from a French Computer Science university. Accumulated a vast experience from software implementation to program management, as well as digital transformation. Lead large multinational teams across Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, with customers including air navigation service providers, airlines, airport operators and central government departments.

Domain of expertise
Seasoned aviation professional with 30 years international MNC experience in managing and growing solutions and services businesses within the aviation industry. Well-versed in the intricacies of cross-cultural communication and international business dealings.

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with Warren Beeston
AMS Operational Authority Director

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Augmented reality is a tool for digital continuity

Can you imagine seeing real 3D air traffic as holograms?

with Mark O'Flynn
Innovation Manager AMS