2011 Annual Symposium

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RTCA 2011 Annual Symposium: Accelerating NextGen Through Public-Private Partnership

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
June 5 – 6, 2012

Wednesday, June 15
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Introduction & Welcome
Introduction:Agam SinhaChair, Board of Directors, RTCA; Senior Vice President and General Manager, The MITRE Corporation
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote: The NextGen Advisory Committee — Paving the Way for NextGen
Viewpoint from the leader of the NextGen Advisory Committee on the challenges of reaching consensus on the tough policy issues associated with implementing NextGen.

Keynote Speaker:  Dave BargerPresident and CEO, JetBlue Airways; Chair, NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session 1: The NextGen Advisory Committee — The Path Forward
Learn about the latest activity by the NAC – the issues being tackled and the progress made in reaching consensus on recommendations, issues and specific tasking given to the NAC by the FAA.

Moderator: Ed BolenPresident and CEO, NBAA

Panel:Sue BaerDirector, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Dave BargerPresident and CEO, JetBlue Airways
Carl EspositoVice President, Honeywell Aerospace
Craig FullerPresident and CEO, AOPA
Paul RinaldiPresident, NATCA

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break Sponsored By:
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session 2: Implementing NextGen — FAA Progress and Plans
Hear first hand from those in the FAA what challenges they face and how they will overcome these challenges as they plan and execute NextGen. Get timely updates on key programs and key milestones on the critical path to delivering the benefits of NextGen.

Moderator: Vicki CoxHead of FAA NextGen Office, FAA

Vinny CapezzutoDirector of Surveillance and Broadcast Services, FAA
Paul FontaineActing Director, Technology Development, FAA
John HickeyDeputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA
Lourdes MauriceExecutive Director, Office of Environment and Energy, FAA
Lynn RayVice PresidentMission Support Services, FAA

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. RTCA Awards Luncheon
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Join us to congratulate RTCA’s William E. Jackson Award winner, hear from the FAA Administrator and recognize the accomplishments of influential leaders in the aviation community.

Luncheon Address: The Honorable Randy BabbittAdministrator, FAA

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session 3: Closing the Business Case for NextGen
Get the perspective from those who make the investment decisions about how best to develop a positive business case for NextGen.

Moderator: Fred MessinaVice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kris BurnhamDirector, Investment Planning and Analysis, FAA 
Gary KelleyVice President, Marketing, Garmin
Debby KirkmanNextGen Performance Integration Lead, The MITRE Corportation
Ed LohrDirector, Fleet Strategy, Delta Air Lines 
Col. Rafael D.L. QuezadaAviation Integration Division and Airfield Operations Officer Career Field Manager, DoD

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break Sponsored by:mitre-web
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Session 4: NextGen Implementation — Industry View
Hear from aviation industry leaders, including members of the NextGen Advisory Committee Subcommittee and Work Groups, on their progress and collaboration on NextGen implementation.

Moderator: Steve BrownSenior Vice President, Operations and Administration, NBAA

Pete BuncePresident and CEO, GAMA 
Steve FultonChief Technical Officer, GE Aviation
Bob JohnsonManaging Director of Flight Operations, American Airlines
Rob KikillusAirfield Development Manager, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Neil PlanzerVice President, Air Traffic Management, Boeing 
Bo RedebornPrincipal Director ATM, Eurocontrol

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Session 5: Ensuring Global Harmonization
Join a panel of experts to discuss the challenges of harmonizing the roadmaps to NextGen and SESAR as well as other global modernization programs.

Moderator: Richard MacfarlaneChief of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance, ICAO

Andy CebulaVice President, Strategy and Programs, RTCA 
Maria DiPasquantonioInternational NextGen Projects Lead, FAA
Rob EaglesDirector, Safety Operations and Infrastructure, IATA
Marc HamyVice PresidentSESAR and NextGen Programs, Airbus
Anna von GrooteTechnical Program Manager, EUROCAE 
Don WykoffPresident, IFALPA

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
A summary of the key issues, opportunities and challenges discussed throughout the first day of the Symposium.

Speaker: Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception Sponsored By

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with friends and colleagues while you relax and review the day’s events.

Thursday, June 16
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored By:
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote: NextGen — Perspective from the Industry
Hear from a leader of a company involved in designing, developing, manufacturing and implementing aircraft systems, procedures and related technologies. GE is at the forefront of technologies and innovations that are improving the safety, efficiency and environmental impact associated with NextGen implementation.

Keynote Speaker: Lorraine BolsingerPresident and CEO, GE Aviation Systems

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session 6: It’s the Applications…Isn’t it? — Delivering the Benefits of NextGen
Examine, with experts who make NextGen a reality, the key elements enabling NextGen implementation – the unique combination of operational capabilities, technologies, procedures and policies.

Moderator: Tom HendricksSenior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations, ATA

Jim CritesExecutive Vice President, Operations, Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport 
Steve DicksonSenior Vice President, Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines
Rick DucharmeSenior Vice President for Operations, FAA
Matt HamptonDeputy Assistant Inspector General, DoT
John KefaliotisVice President, NextGen Air Transportation Systems, ITT
Sandy SamuelVice President, Transportation Solutions, Lockheed Martin

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break Sponsored By:
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 7: The Challenger Session
Listen and engage in a lively discussion among the policy makers about the key challenges to implementing NextGen and the ideas for mitigating those challenges.

Moderator: Sam WhitehornExecutive Vice President, McBee Strategic Consulting

Sean CassidyFirst Vice President, ALPA 
Gerald DillinghamDirector of Civil Aviation Issues, GAO
Craig FullerPresident and CEO, AOPA
Tricia GilbertExecutive Vice President, NATCA
Michael HuertaDeputy Administrator, FAA
RedingExecutive Vice President, Operations, American Airlines
Gael Sullivan, Senate Commerce Committee

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Luncheon
This is a great opportunity to close out the Symposium by networking with your colleagues.

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