2012 Annual Symposium

Right on schedule

Advancing the Goals of NextGen

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

June 5
7:30 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast
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8:30 – 9:00 Keynote Address: Michael Huerta, Acting Administrator, FAA
9:00 – 10:00 Session 1: NextGen Success – NextGen Advisory Committee perspectives on ensuring a successful NextGen implementation
Join in as the chairman of the NextGen Advisory Committee guides a conversation by members of the NAC as they discuss their ideas and perspective on what successful implementation of NextGen means to them.

Moderator: Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways

Sue Baer, PANYNJ 
Ed Bolen, NBAA
Vicki Cox, FAA
Patrick Ky, SESAR
Paul Rinaldi, NATCA

10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break
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10:30 – 11:15 Session 2: Investing in NextGen – What does it take for industry and government to make investments?
Explore various approaches to providing the financial incentives to achieve “critical mass”.
Moderator: Bob Hazel, Oliver Wyman

Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital Partners
Fred Messina, BAH
Julie Oettinger, FAA

11:15 – 12:00 Session 3: Performance-Based Navigation – What is the roadmap to successful RNP implementation?
Examine what needs to be done to have RNP reach its full capability.

Moderator: Michael Lewis, Jeppesen

Jim Bowman, FedEx
Dave Newton, Southwest Airlines
Lynn Ray, FAA
Rob Eagles, IATA

12:10 – 1:30 RTCA Awards Luncheon
Join us to congratulate RTCA’s William E. Jackson Award winner and recognize the accomplishments of influential leaders in the aviation community.

Luncheon Speaker: Clay Jones, Chairman, President & CEO, Rockwell Collins

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1:40 – 2:45 Session 4: Breakouts

  • Session 4A: Security – What is the impact on NextGen? 

Moderator: T.J. Schulz, ACC

Chris Bidwell, ACI
Fred Eissler, ALPA
David S. Velasquez, SAIC
Maryann King, Raytheon Network Centric Systems

  • Session 4B: Unmanned Aircraft Systems – How do they fit into NextGen?

Rose Mooney, Archangel Aero, LLC
John Walker, Walker Group
Co-chairs RTCA SC-203, UAS

Sean Cassidy, ALPA
Paul McDuffee, Insitu
Juan Narvid, DoD
Heidi Williams, AOPA
Jim Williams, FAA

2:45 –3:15 Networking Break
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3:15 – 4:00 Afternoon Keynote: Bill Ayer, Chairman, President & CEO Alaska Air Group – The experiences of an airline at the leading edge of NextGen.
4:00 – 5:00 Session 5: Best Equipped, Best Served/Best Capable, Best Served – How will operational incentives expedite NextGen?
A discussion of the important principles of operational incentives necessary to move NextGen forward.

Tom Hendricks, A4A

Steve Brown, NBAA
Rick Ducharme, FAA
Jack Kies, Metron Aviation
Ed Lohr, Delta Air Lines
Lillian Ryals, MITRE

5:00 – 5:15 A Recap of the Day
5:15 – 7:30 Industry Reception
Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with friends and colleagues while you relax and review the day’s events.

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June 6
7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
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8:30 – 9:30 Session 6: ADS-B – The path forward
A timely examination of the transition in surveillance technology and a discussion of how the aviation community can maximize this new capability.

Moderator: Steve Brown, NBAA

Vinny Capezzuto, FAA
Jens Hennig, GAMA
Debby Kirkman, MITRE
Rocky Stone, United Airlines
Rich Swayze, Senate Commerce Committee

9:30 –10:30 Session 7: DataComm – The path forward
Listen to a spirited discussion of the challenges of implementing this cornerstone NextGen capability.

Moderator: Steve Dickson, Delta Air Lines

Chris Benich, Honeywell
Joe Burns, United Airlines
Diane DeSua, Lockheed Martin
James Eck, FAA
Todd Donovan, Thales

10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break
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11:00 – 12:00 Session 8: Airports – NextGen begins and ends at the airport
Join a conversation about what can and is being done to implement NextGen capabilities at airports. Panelists will explore solutions to limited capacity, environmental challenges, funding constraints and increased demands by passengers, communities and airlines.

Moderator: Debby McElroy, ACI-NA

Tom Bock, PANYNJ
Kate Lang, FAA
Steve Vail, Mosaic ATM
Travis Vallin, Jviation

12:00 – 1:00 Industry Lunch

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1:15 – 2:15 Session 9: NextGen in 2018-2020 – What is it and how do we get there?
Look at the vision and evolution of operational capabilities and underlying cockpit and ground automation.

Moderator: Agam Sinha, MITRE

Pierre Bachelier, Airbus
Nancy Graham, ICAO
Charlie Keegan, Raytheon
John Kefaliotis, ITT
Dale Wright, NATCA
Brian Townsend, US Airways

2:15 – 3:15 Session 10: NextGen – What would you tell the 2012 Presidential leadership team?
Explore the important issues related to NextGen after the nation makes its choice for President in November.

Moderator: Craig Fuller, AOPA

Pete Bunce, GAMA
Nick Calio, A4A
Gerald Dillingham, GAO
Dyke Weatherington, OSD

3:15 Concluding Remarks – Margaret Jenny