2013 Annual Symposium

Right on schedule

Wednesday June 5, 2013
7:00 Registration Opens
7:30 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Introduction & Welcome Craig Fuller, President & CEO, AOPA, Chair, RTCA Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA
8:30 – 9:00 Keynote Address Huerta-podiumThe Honorable Michael Huerta Administrator FAA

As leader of the FAA and the Designated Federal Official for the NAC, Administrator Huerta’s remarks will set the stage for the Symposium discussions on the challenges and opportunities inherent in NextGen implementation.

9:00 – 10:00 Session 1: View from the NextGen Advisory Committee –An open discussion by members of NAC on the Committee’s recommendations for NextGen implementation Huerta-podium Moderator: Bill Ayer Chairman, Alaska Air Group Chair, NextGen Advisory Committee

In his role as chair of the NAC, Bill Ayer is championing the development of consensus recommendations to implement NextGen. He will share the recent work of the NAC and guide a panel discussion of NAC members on how to expedite NextGen implementation and deliver near-term benefits.

Panelists: Sue Baer, Director, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Ed Bolen, President & CEO, NBAA
David Grizzle, Chief Operating Officer, FAA
Captain Lee Moak, President, ALPA
Paul Rinaldi, President, NATCA

10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 11:15 Session 2: Near-Term versus Long-Term – Does expending resources on near-term implementation facilitate or jeopardize the longer-term NextGen program? Moderator: Dan Elwell, Senior VP, Safety, Security & Operations, A4A

Captain Steven M. Dickson, Senior VP, Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Carl Esposito, VP, Marketing & Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace
Chris Metts, VP Program Management Office, FAA

11:15 – 12:10 Session 3: International Leaders on Global Harmonization – Partnership to Facilitate Global
Modernization and Expand the Global Marketplace
Moderator: Rob Eagles, Director, Infrastructure Implementation, IATA

Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA
Eugene Hoeven, Director, ICAO Affairs, CANSO
Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA
Richard Macfarlane, Chief, Integrated Infrastructure Management, ICAO
Todd Zarfos, VP of Engineering for Commercial Aviation Services & Senior Chief Engineer of Support, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

12:15 – 1:30 RTCA Awards Luncheon (sponsored by Boeing and Lockheed Martin) Join us to congratulate RTCA’s Award Winners and recognize the accomplishments of key leaders in the
RTCA consensus process.

Luncheon Speaker:

Marillyn A. Hewson
Chief Executive Officer & President
Lockheed Martin

A 30 year veteran of Lockheed Martin, Ms. Hewson assumed the role of CEO and President in January 2013. She has served in multiple leadership positions including President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services.

1:40 – 2:45 Session 4: NextGen/SESAR Technologies – how will the next generation collision avoidance system (ACAS) work together with ADS-B and other technologies to enhance efficiency while improving safety? Moderator: Chris Hegarty, Director for CNS Engineering & Spectrum, The MITRE Corporation,
Chairman, RTCA Program Management Committee

Captain Joe Burns, Managing Director, Technology & Flight Test, United Airlines, Inc.
Geoff Burtenshaw, Technical Advisor, Navigation Systems, UK Civil Aviation Authority
Bruce DeCleene, Division Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, FAA
Luc Deneufchâtel, Chairman, EUROCAE Technical Advisory Committee
Robert Nichols, Surveillance Services Manager (AJM23), Air Traffic Services, FAA

2:45 –3:15 Networking Break
3:15 – 4:15 Session 5: How will core technologies enable NextGen integrated operational capabilities? Moderator: Sandy Samuel, VP, Transportation Solutions, Information Systems & Global Services, Lockheed Martin

Panelists: Vincent Capezzuto, Director, Air Traffic Systems, FAA
Todd Donovan, President & CEO, Thales Air Traffic Management U.S.
John T. Kefaliotis, VP, Next Generation Air Transportation, ITT Exelis
Chris Sutherland, Manager, Business Development Air Traffic Control, Harris Corporation
Steve Vail, Senior VP of Strategy, Mosaic ATM
Steve Winter, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Technical Services Company

4:15 – 5:10 Session 6: Metrics – You can’t improve what you don’t measure Moderator: Tom Hendricks, President & CEO, NATA

Panelists: Xavier Fron, EUROCONTROL Performance Review Unit
Kevin Mathison, Managing Director, Performance & Planning, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Gisele Mohler, Director, NextGen Implementation Performance & Reporting, FAA
Lillian Ryals, Senior VP & General Manager of Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), The MITRE Corporation

5:10 – 5:20 A Recap of the Day Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA
5:20 – 7:30 Industry Reception Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with friends and colleagues while you relax and review the day’s events.
Thursday June 6, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Opening remarks
8:45 – 9:30 Opening Day 2: Turning the Table: Interviewing the Media Moderator: Wil Ris, Senior VP, Government Affairs, American Airlines

Panelists: Ashley Halsey, Transportation Writer, Washington Post
Alan Levin, Aviation Reporter, Bloomberg News – Washington DC Bureau
Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology, Aviation Week
Kathryn A. Wolfe, Senior Reporter, Transportation, POLITICO Pro

9:30 – 10:30 Session7: The Environmental Challenge – How to obtain support to implement emissions and noise reducing and fuel savings procedures Moderator: Captain Mary McMillan, Senior VP, Aerospace Safety & Environmental, Tetra Tech AMT

Panelists: Carl Burleson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Policy International Affairs and Environment, FAA
Dennis McGrann, Executive Director, NOISE
Katherine Preston, Director, Environmental Affairs, ACI-NA
Gary Young, Director of Airport Affairs, City of College Park, GA
Nancy Young, VP, Environmental Affairs, A4A

10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00 Session8: Performance Based Navigation – Why is it so hard? How can the aviation community expedite PBN procedures? Moderator: Jim Bowman, VP, Flight Operations, FedEx Express

Panelists: Steve Fulton, Technical Fellow, GE Aviation
David Newton, Senior Manager, NextGen/Airspace, Flight Operations, Southwest Airlines
Elizabeth Lynn Ray, VP, Mission Support Services, ATO, FAA
Mark Swan, Director, Airspace Policy, UK Civil Aviation Authority

12:00 – 1:30 Industry Luncheon (sponsored by ITT Exelis and Jet Blue)
bill-shuster-2 Luncheon Speaker:
The Honorable Bill Shuster
Chairman, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The Honorable Bill Shuster will provide the keynote speech during the Industry Lunch on the second day of the Symposium, June 6th. Chairman Shuster has a career as a leader involving aviation issues and is uniquely positioned to offer the latest information on the top policy and political issues shaping the aviation industry.

1:40 – 2:45 Session 9: Unmanned Aircraft Systems – The evolution towards full UAS integration into the National Airspace System Moderator: George Ligler, Consultant to PMEI, Project Management Enterprises, Inc.

Panelists: Captain Sean Cassidy, First VP, ALPA
Chuck Johnson, Project Manager, UAS Integration in the NAS Project at NASA
Eric S. Mathewson, Director, Business Development, Unmanned Systems, Boeing
Steve Pennington, Director of Bases, Ranges, & Airspace, USAF
Jim Williams, Executive Manager, UAS Integration Office, FAA

2:45 –3:15 Networking Break
3:15 – 4:30 Session 10: View from the Policy Makers Moderator: Craig Fuller, President & CEO, AOPA, Chair, RTCA

Panelists: Pete Bunce, President & CEO, GAMA
Gerald Dillingham, Director, Civil Aviation Issues, US GAO
Trish Gilbert, Executive VP, NATCA
Matt Hampton, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Aviation, DOT/OIG
Sharon Pinkerton, Senior VP, Legislative & Regulatory Policy, A4A

4:30 – 4:45 A Recap of the Symposium Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA

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