As our senior assurance systems consultant, Paweł Trominski is an expert in U-space software and is providing valuable support to Murzilli Consulting clients seeking to become approved U-space service providers (USSPs) by the relevant authorities. He guides organisations on regulatory compliance related to U-space services, like connectivity, remote ID and cybersecurity, among related topics. Paweł is also heavily involved in gathering industry insights and shaping ongoing standardisation and harmonisation activities. By offering his extensive experience on the topic, he effectively steers clients through the process of implementing new U-spaces and adhering to existing guidelines.
An example of a project he is currently supporting involves comparing an already accepted standard, such as the EASA-approved DO-178C, with a robotics automotive standard that the client wishes to use. Paweł's efforts focus on supporting the software development assurance and certification approach, providing clients with the necessary data and analysis to guide them. The subsequent phase will involve obtaining EASA and other authorities' approval for the alternative standard as an acceptable means of compliance for software.
Currently, the situation on U-space services is challenging, as there is no universally accepted solution that can be followed by everyone in the industry. While some authorities insist on using a particular standard, the industry struggles to adhere to it and seeks alternatives, which is where Paweł can begin to guide them.
As for the project with our partners at Baringa to co-develop a recommendation for the UK’s remote ID strategy, Paweł serves as the technical lead for airspace management and software solutions. His contributions include conducting technical background checks, research and strategic outline case development.
Paweł Trominski was born and educated in Poland, where he began university in 1999. There, he studied mathematics and achieved a specialisation in computer science. During that period of time, the software development languages were still in their infancy, so he specialised in two of the most popular: .net and JSP.
During his university years, he gained practical experience by working for organisations in the telecommunications and banking industries during summer breaks. However, his passion for academia persisted, leading him to further his education and eventually become an adjunct professor at The State School of Higher Education in Chełm. In this role, he instructed students on topics such as information technology and programming languages, including C, C++, Java, algorithms and geographic information systems.
In Chełm, he had the unique opportunity of being assigned to a PhD advisor who was a military engineer in the aviation industry. Through this, he participated in several research and development projects, one of which was the First EGNOS signal measurements. This project was carried out for the Polish Air Navigation Services, where he also worked on the device Septentrio PolaRx2e alongside various applications such as PEGASUS 4.4 and Demeter 2000 for EUROCONTROL.
One project, in particular, stood out during this time: The objective was to create a tool that enabled the use of GPS for landing approaches in aviation, which involved the installation of a certified aviation receiver and the development of an analysis tool.
Unfortunately, although he was successful in these various research and development projects, the academic situation in Poland worsened, leading to significant changes in salaries for research and PhD students. As a result, Paweł transitioned to the aviation industry.
Just out of academia, Paweł was keen to pursue new opportunities that would allow him to enhance his knowledge and expertise in the field of aviation. His search led him to the Air Force Institute of Technology, a prestigious military institute known for its specialised research and development work in the area of military technology. Paweł was excited about the prospect of working on various military-specialised projects.
At the Air Force Institute of Technology, Paweł worked on multiple projects, including a NATO project focused on the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) for aviation. This project aimed to develop and improve satellite navigation systems used in aircraft to ensure better accuracy and reliability; However, due to the confidential nature of other projects that Paweł worked on, he could only reveal details about his work on the GNSS project. These projects remain undisclosed as they are still in use by the Polish Air Force.
After three years of dedicated work at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Paweł's skills and expertise did not go unnoticed. He was offered a position at IAGB, a well-regarded German organisation working closely with the Polish military. This was a remarkable achievement for Paweł as IAGB was known for recruiting only the best in the industry.
Sadly, Paweł's tenure at IAGB came to an end after the organisation stopped operations in Poland due to the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, which claimed the lives of the Polish president and numerous high-ranking military officials. The aftermath of the tragedy was marked by political turbulence, and the military began to distance itself from external organisations, including IAGB.
Nonetheless, Paweł soon secured a new role as a business development manager at Indra, a Spanish aviation company.
Despite finding success as a business development manager, Paweł felt that he possessed the skills, ambition and experience necessary to establish his own organisation. This led him to team up with a fellow colleague at Indra and create Romny Enterprises, an automated weather observation system (AWOS) for airports. With their combined expertise and dedication, they quickly identified a gap in the market and developed a unique solution to address it.
The venture proved to be a resounding success, and Paweł realised that he had discovered a niche that was previously untapped in the aviation industry. Today, Romny Enterprises continues to thrive, serving the aviation industry with its innovative AWOS technology.
Paweł enjoyed the success, but wanted something more challenging and transitioned into the field of business analysis and consulting, where he assumed the role of a product owner for software development teams. His expertise proved valuable in the banking and pharmaceutical industries, where he was able to lend his skills to the largest pharmaceutical organisation in the world. There, he supported the development of highly restricted system environments.
Paweł's career journey has been marked by a deep-seated passion for aviation, which has continued to draw him back to this exciting and dynamic industry. Despite gaining significant experience as a consultant for major organisations for over 5 years, Paweł was still captivated by the world of aviation. This led him to take on a new challenge by joining the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) along with his consulting.
As a member of GUTMA, Paweł played a pivotal role in the standardisation process for unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems in Europe. This provided him with a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of European and global aviation processes firsthand, enabling him to make valuable contributions to the development of cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions in the field today. Today, he remains an active member of GUTMA, continuously contributing his skills and expertise to shape the future of the aviation industry.
Although Paweł continued to provide specialised consulting services outside the aviation industry, he was soon presented with a new opportunity that would shift his focus back to our industry.
“In the beginning, it was a lot of fun. We were already working with a lot of amazing clients, and we got to have a lot of unique experiences that I have never had before in consulting. For example, we got to visit Zapata once in Marseille, and they developed a sky jet, so we got to sit on a chair that essentially had jets on it. It was crazy, but after a week of hard work, it was experiences like this that kept me going.”
Paweł has also had the unique privilege of witnessing the evolution of the drone industry firsthand. From the early beginnings, with only a handful of individuals in garages working together to build drones in their spare time, the industry has since grown into an integral part of modern society.
The development was quicker than some were thinking, and we’re still in the transition period. Paweł told us that there are a lot of things happening right now in parallel, and in the upcoming years, he sees drones becoming a fundamental part of our daily lives.