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Wednesday, June 14 • 10:20am - 11:20am
Comprehensive FAA Bill

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Aviation leaders discuss the FAA Reauthorization - congressional actions and the FAA, NextGen and aviation infrastructure.

Moderators
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Will Ris

Senior Vice President (Ret.) and Noted Aviation Expert, American Airlines
Will Ris recently retired from American Airlines where he had led the global government affairs team for the previous 20 years.  He began his career in aviation as a trial lawyer with the Civil Aeronautics Board.  He subsequently was appointed counsel to the Senate Committee on... Read More →

Speakers
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Edward M. Bolen

President & CEO, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Ed Bolen became the President and CEO of NBAA in 2004. Prior to joining NBAA, Bolen was the President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) for eight years. He also serves on the Aviation Advisory Board of the MITRE Corporation. In 2001, Bolen was nominated... Read More →
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Nicolas E. Calio

President & CEO, Airlines for America (A4A)
Nicholas E. Calio is president and chief executive officer of Airlines for America (A4A), the trade association for the country’s leading passenger and cargo airlines. Mr. Calio leads the organization, which advocates for America’s airlines as models of safety, customer service... Read More →
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James W. Coon

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Advocacy, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Jim is responsible for the implementation of AOPA’s political, legislative and regulatory initiatives before Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures. Jim has over three decades of experience working with Congress and the aviation industry. He held the role of staff director... Read More →
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Dr. Gerald L. Dillingham

Director of Civil Aviation Issues, General Accountability Office (GAO)
Dr. Gerald L. Dillingham is currently the Director of Civil Aviation Issues for the GAO in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for directing program evaluations and policy analysis studies related to civilian aviation issues, including safety, environment, air traffic control, airport... Read More →
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James Burnley IV

Chairman, Eno Center for Transportation
Jim Burnley served as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1987 to 1989 and is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on transportation law and policy. He also served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 and was General Counsel of the Department in 1983... Read More →
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Paul Rinaldi

President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
Paul Rinaldi became NATCA’s sixth president in October 2009. He was re-elected by acclamation in March 2012 and again in April 2015 for an unprecedented third term as NATCA president. Rinaldi has dedicated his presidency to building a collaborative relationship between the Union... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 10:20am - 11:20am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202