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Tuesday, June 13
 

8:00am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Network with industry leaders at the Continental Breakfast sponsored by SAIC.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

8:00am EDT

Registration
Tuesday June 13, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

9:00am EDT

Opening Keynote: Conversation Between Margaret Jenny and Craig Fuller

Join us to hear more about the work of RTCA, the venue for public-private collaboration.  Aviation is a Collaborative Enterprise; and amid many distractions, with competing interests, introduction of new entrants (drone and commercial space), RTCA remains focused on finding common ground and achieving tangible outcomes.  Sponsored by Southwest Airlines.


Speakers
avatar for Craig L. Fuller

Craig L. Fuller

Chairman of the Board, RTCA & Vice Chair, FAA's Management Advisory Council, The Fuller Company
Craig Fuller is the Chairman of The Fuller Company, a strategic consulting group he organized in 1989. Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Today, Craig is the Chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations and serves on the International... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Jenny

Margaret Jenny

President, RTCA, Inc.
Margaret Jenny is the President of RTCA, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the forging of wide-ranging consensus-based recommendations in aviation policy, technology and modernization.  Margaret has devoted her career to helping diverse and competing stakeholders... Read More →



Tuesday June 13, 2017 9:00am - 9:40am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

9:45am EDT

NextGen Advisory Committee

NAC members examine the FAA-industry collaborative effort to implement NextGen and to evaluate the benefits.


Moderators
avatar for Craig L. Fuller

Craig L. Fuller

Chairman of the Board, RTCA & Vice Chair, FAA's Management Advisory Council, The Fuller Company
Craig Fuller is the Chairman of The Fuller Company, a strategic consulting group he organized in 1989. Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Today, Craig is the Chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations and serves on the International... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Baker

Mark Baker

President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Mark Baker is a longtime general aviation (GA) pilot and only the fifth president in the Association's 78-year history of AOPA. Prior to his appointment at the Association, the Minnesota native served in numerous senior executive roles, including chief operating officer at Scotts... Read More →
avatar for Carl D'Alessandro

Carl D'Alessandro

Vice President of Civil Programs within the Global Business Development organization, Harris Corporation
Carl D’Alessandro is Harris Corporation’s Vice President of Civil Programs within the Global Business Development organization, responsible for the Business Development and Sales functions and the company’s civil and commercial market growth portfolio.     He was previously... Read More →
avatar for Craig Drew

Craig Drew

Senior Vice President Air Operations / Director of Operations, Southwest Airlines
Craig oversees Flight Operations, Inflight Services, Network Operations Control and Regulatory Programs & Compliance.  At Southwest Airlines since 1990, Craig has been a First Officer, Captain, Check Airman, Chief Pilot for the Las Vegas Base and Vice President Flight Operations... Read More →
avatar for Jim Eck

Jim Eck

Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jim Eck is the Assistant Administrator for NextGen at the Federal Aviation Administration. The NextGen Organization is responsible for leading the modernization of the National Airspace System, the move to a smarter, satellite-based system with digital technologies and advanced procedures... Read More →
avatar for Ginger S. Evans

Ginger S. Evans

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner, Ginger S. Evans, manages one of the world’s busiest airport systems comprised of O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Each year, Chicago’s airports handle more than 90 million passengers, over 1 million operations and 1.5... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Lee

Tracy Lee

Vice President of Network Operations, United Airlines, Inc.
Tracy Lee is Vice President of Network Operations for United. In this role, Lee oversees  the day-to-day operations of the airline in the areas of operations control, flight crew resources, air traffic coordination and operations planning and  analysis. Prior to assuming this role... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

10:45am EDT

Morning Networking Break
Networking break sponsored by IATA.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

11:15am EDT

Drone Advisory Committee
DAC members share an insider perspective, discussing the operational policy issues of introducing an innovative technology into the air transportation system.

Moderators
avatar for Captain Houston Mills

Captain Houston Mills

Director of Airline Safety, UPS Airlines
As director of Airline Safety for UPS Airlines, Captain Houston Mills is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of UPS’s fleet of 237 jets, the quality of its worldwide Safety Management System and regulatory compliance of all airline related activities. Houston most recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jaz Banga

Jaz Banga

Co-Founder & CEO, Airspace
Jaz Banga currently serves as the Co-Founder & CEO of Airspace Systems, a Silicon Valley-based company leading the development of aerial security systems for enterprise. Airspace is funded by early backers of Nest, Palantir and Skype, and includes a management team from Apple,Google... Read More →
avatar for Captain Tim Canoll

Captain Tim Canoll

President, Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)
Captain Tim Canoll (Delta) is the tenth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which represents more than 55,000 professional airline pilots in the United States and Canada. As ALPA's chief executive and administrative officer, Captain Canoll oversees... Read More →
avatar for Trish Gilbert

Trish Gilbert

Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
Trish Gilbert has served as the National Air Traffic Controllers Association's seventh Executive Vice President since she was elected in September 2009. Gilbert was re-elected by acclamation to a second three-year term in March 2012, and again in April 2015 for an unprecedented third... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Robie I. Samanta Roy

Dr. Robie I. Samanta Roy

Vice President, Technology, Strategy & Innovation, Lockheed Martin
Robie I. Samanta Roy is Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation at Lockheed Martin. Dr. Samanta Roy’s primary responsibilities include: 1) developing and providing technical intelligence and strategy for the corporation; 2) engaging the global S&T ecosystem outside... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Schulman

Brendan Schulman

Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs, DJI Technology LLC
Brendan Schulman is Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs at DJI, the world's leading civilian UAS manufacturer. Brendan is responsible for setting and representing DJI's global public policies relating to regulatory and legal issues, and advocating for reasonable and balanced... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

12:20pm EDT

Recognition of Excellence: Annual Awards Luncheon

The Awards Luncheon recognizes the individuals who work so hard to develop the products that lead to innovation and modernization of the global air transportation system.  Featured Keynote Speaker, FAA Administrator, Michael P. Huerta kicks off the ceremony.  Luncheon sponsored by Boeing, Jeppesen and Leidos.


Speakers
avatar for Michael P. Huerta

Michael P. Huerta

FAA Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Michael P. Huerta is the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. He was sworn-in to office on January 7, 2013, for a five-year term. Huerta is responsible for the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world. He oversees a $16.3 billion dollar... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 12:20pm - 2:00pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

2:15pm EDT

Equipping for the Future
Global leaders explore future plans and the comprehensive global standards necessary for successful implementation.

Moderators
avatar for Lt. Gen. Bob Durbin

Lt. Gen. Bob Durbin

COO, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Lt. Gen. (USA-Ret.) Robert “Bob” Durbin is COO of the Aerospace Industries Association, the premier defense, civil aviation and space trade group. Durbin was previously Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Exelis Inc. In his 35-year military career, Durbin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Batchelor

David Batchelor

Head of International Affairs, SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU)
David Batchelor is Head of International Affairs at the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) in Brussels.  He is responsible for developing and managing the SJU’s relations with relevant stakeholders worldwide in order to articulate, explain and promote the European SESAR programme to... Read More →
avatar for Francois Delille

Francois Delille

Director of Global Strategy for ATM & CNS Ground Systems, Thales
Francois Delille is Director of Global Strategy for ATM and CNS Ground Systems within Thales. He has been involved in the SESAR Program, including Master Planning and Deployment activities. Francois has also been member of EUROCAE Technical Advisory Committee and was active in the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Christopher Hegarty

Dr. Christopher Hegarty

Director of CNS Engineering & Spectrum, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Christopher Hegarty is the Director of CNS Engineering & Spectrum with The MITRE Corporation, where he has worked mainly on aviation communications, navigation and surveillance systems since 1992. Hegarty served as president of the Institute of Navigation (ION) in 2008. He is... Read More →
avatar for Michele Merkle

Michele Merkle

Director, NAS Systems Engineering & Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Michele is responsible for architecting the evolution of the National Airspace System (NAS) and providing systems engineering leadership in delivering the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).  Michele has spent 30 years working on the development and evaluation of... Read More →
avatar for Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner

Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner

Secretary General, EUROCAE
Mr. Schleifer-Heingärtner joined EUROCAE in July 2014 as Secretary General. Since than he is responsible for the operational management and development of the Association.  As former President of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

3:15pm EDT

Afternoon Networking Break
Networking Break sponsored by MITRE Corporation.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:15pm - 3:35pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

3:35pm EDT

Implementing NextGen Priorities
FAA and Industry leaders discuss the status and future of the Four Focus Areas - DataComm, Multiple Runway Operations, Performance Based Navigation, Surface and Data Sharing. 

Moderators
avatar for Trish Gilbert

Trish Gilbert

Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
Trish Gilbert has served as the National Air Traffic Controllers Association's seventh Executive Vice President since she was elected in September 2009. Gilbert was re-elected by acclamation to a second three-year term in March 2012, and again in April 2015 for an unprecedented third... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Captain Stephen M. Dickson

Captain Stephen M. Dickson

Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Captain Steve Dickson is Senior Vice President-Flight Operations for Delta Air Lines.  He is responsible for overseeing Delta’s day-to-day flight operations on six continents, as well as Delta’s pilot training operations, pilot standards, technical and operational support, pilot... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Gomez

Pamela Gomez

NextGen Technical Advisor, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Pamela Gomez leads the NextGen stakeholder collaboration activities internally across FAA lines of business to execute the NextGen Management Board and externally with the NextGen Advisory Committee on policy-level issues in implementing NextGen.  She acts as a liaison fostering... Read More →
avatar for Dave Knorr

Dave Knorr

Division Manager for NextGen Systems Analysis and Modeling, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Mr. Knorr has more than 25 years experience with the FAA.  In September 2015 he became the Division Manager for NextGen Systems Analysis and Modeling.  His organization is responsible for developing a Post Operational Assessment of key NextGen capabilities and the NextGen Business... Read More →
avatar for Captain Brian Townsend

Captain Brian Townsend

Manager and Technical Pilot, Airspace Optimization, American Airlines
Captain Brian Townsend, Manager and Technical Pilot for Airspace Optimization at American Airlines, supports the company’s NextGen initiatives and system airspace activities. Through his efforts, the airline has become a recognized leader in the development and successful implementation... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Wijntjes

Jesse Wijntjes

Data Communications Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jesse Wijntjes has more than 30 years of experience in government and industry as a chief systems engineer, engineering manager and program manager. His government service includes positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:35pm - 4:30pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

4:30pm EDT

Aircraft Metering; Time, Speed, Spacing
Experts with diverse views discuss how we will evolve to fully integrated management of aircraft timing, speed and spacing, using ground and cockpit-based capabilities.

Moderators
avatar for Fran Hill

Fran Hill

Senior Vice President of Transportation Solutions, Leidos Innovations, Leidos
Fran Hill is Senior Vice President of Transportation Solutions for Leidos Innovations.  Ms. Hill is responsible for U.S. Air Traffic Programs including the Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM), En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM), Micro En Route... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Allen

Dan Allen

Managing Director, Flight Technical and Regulatory Compliance, FedEx Express
As Managing Director of Flight Technical and Regulatory Compliance, Dan Allen leads the FedEx Flight Technical, Flight Ops Publications, Air Traffic Operations and Regulatory Compliance teams.   Dan has 35 years of airline and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experience optimizing... Read More →
avatar for Bruce E. DeCleene

Bruce E. DeCleene

Division Manager, Flight Technologies & Procedures, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Bruce DeCleene is the Division Manager for the Flight Technologies and Procedures Division (AFS-400) in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service under Aviation Safety. The Flight Technologies and Procedures Division leads many research, development, and safety... Read More →
avatar for Steve Fulton

Steve Fulton

VP Sales and Marketing, Sandel Avionics
Steve is part of the senior leadership at Sandel developing an entirely new NextGen avionics platform targeted for retrofit in working turboprops and jets.  Previously, Steve was a Technical Fellow for GE Aviation Systems and co-founder of Naverus, Inc, a company dedicated to the... Read More →
avatar for Kirk Kolek

Kirk Kolek

Principle Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins
Kirk Kolek is a Principle Systems Engineer with Rockwell Collins and has been working on product development for airborne electronics for nearly 20 years.  Currently, this involves development of new capabilities for Flight Management Systems that are embedded within the airborne... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Woods

Jeff Woods

NATCA National Program Management Office Representative, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
Jeff Woods is currently the NATCA National Program Management Office (PMO) Representative.  He has over 25 years of air traffic control experience and has worked in a variety of environments including military installations, towers, en route and approach facilities.  He began his... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

5:30pm EDT

Summary of Day 1
Speakers
avatar for Margaret Jenny

Margaret Jenny

President, RTCA, Inc.
Margaret Jenny is the President of RTCA, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the forging of wide-ranging consensus-based recommendations in aviation policy, technology and modernization.  Margaret has devoted her career to helping diverse and competing stakeholders... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 5:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

5:45pm EDT

Industry Reception
Network with industry peers and enjoy beautiful views of DC!  Reception supported by Symposium Gold Sponsors NATCA and Delta Air Lines.

Tuesday June 13, 2017 5:45pm - 7:30pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Chesapeake View 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
 
Wednesday, June 14
 

7:30am EDT

Continental Breakfast
Network with industry leaders prior to the opening session.  Breakfast sponsored by United Airlines.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

7:30am EDT

Registration
Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:30am - 3:30pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

8:00am EDT

Welcome & Opening Comments
Moderators
avatar for Margaret Jenny

Margaret Jenny

President, RTCA, Inc.
Margaret Jenny is the President of RTCA, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the forging of wide-ranging consensus-based recommendations in aviation policy, technology and modernization.  Margaret has devoted her career to helping diverse and competing stakeholders... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:00am - 8:05am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

8:05am EDT

ADS-B
Operators, suppliers, regulators, and air navigation service providers join to examine progress on meeting the US 2020 deadline, global applications and enhanced surveillance in oceanic and remote airspace.  Sponsored by American Airlines.

Moderators
avatar for Captain Brian Will

Captain Brian Will

Director, Flight Operations Technical, American Airlines
Captain Brian Will is the Director, Flight Operations Technical for American Airlines. In this capacity he is responsible for addressing strategic and tactical challenges presented by the transition from the current National Airspace System to NextGen.  He has primary responsibility for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Bertapelle

Joe Bertapelle

Director of Strategic Airspace Programs, JetBlue Airways
As Director of Strategic Airspace Programs, Joe Bertapelle leads New York’s Hometown Airline’s efforts to develop and improve upon airspace management strategies, focusing on how NextGen airspace technology will affect JetBlue. As a result JetBlue is recognized as a leader in... Read More →
avatar for Carl Esposito

Carl Esposito

President of Electronic Solutions, Honeywell Aerospace
Carl Esposito is the President of Electronic Solutions for Honeywell Aerospace. Carl is the business leader for Honeywell’s cockpit electronics, avionics, navigation, space/satellite systems and safety products.  He is also a patent author, inventor, pilot and aviation enthusiast... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Michael Garcia

Dr. Michael Garcia

Director of Systems Engineering, Aireon
Dr. Michael Garcia is the Director of Systems Engineering at Aireon, LLC.  Dr. Garcia has the overall responsibility for the technical specification, design, implementation, verification and performance of the Aireon space-based ADS-B surveillance system.  His responsibilities also... Read More →
avatar for James Linney

James Linney

Director of Air Traffic Systems, PMO, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jim Linney is the Director of the FAA’s Air Traffic Systems within the Program Management Organization.  The ATS directorate provides life-cycle program and system management to large-scale programs and policies that span all phases of flight and a broad customer base, including... Read More →
avatar for Bart Roberts

Bart Roberts

Vice President of Flight Operations, JetBlue Airways
Bart is currently the Vice President of Flight Operations for JetBlue Airways. Bart joined JetBlue in this position in May 2014.Prior to joining JetBlue, Bart was at American Airlines for over 28 years where he served in various key leadership roles which included FAR 119 Chief Pilot... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Rudinger

Melissa Rudinger

Vice President of Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Melissa K. Rudinger is Vice President of Government Affairs and has worked for AOPA’s members for 26 years, spending most of that time in the Association’s Government Affairs Division leading a team that advocates for General Aviation interests on matters affecting airmen, aircraft... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 8:05am - 9:00am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

9:00am EDT

The Environment and NextGen
Experts from FAA, operators, airports and airport communities discuss the benefits and challenges associated with NextGen capabilities.  

Moderators
avatar for Margaret McKeough

Margaret McKeough

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
Ms. McKeough is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Authority) overseeing the operations of Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports.  Ms. McKeough has been with the Authority... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carl Burleson

Carl Burleson

Deputy Assistant Administrator of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Carl Burleson serves as the FAA's Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs and Environment (APL). This office leads the agency's efforts to increase the safety and capacity of the global aerospace system in an environmentally sound manner. This includes leading... Read More →
avatar for Takafumi Nakada

Takafumi Nakada

Director, Surveillance & Communications, Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)
As Director of Surveillance and Communications Department at ENRI (Electronic Navigation Research Institute), Takafumi Nakada has been overseeing its research programs not only in the field of SUR/COM but also avionics and cross-domain technologies. Besides his managerial tasks, he... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Young

Nancy Young

Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America (A4A)
Nancy N. Young is the Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Airlines for America® (A4A). An environmental attorney, Young directs A4A’s environmental sustainability programs. She serves on the Steering Group and as environmental co-lead of the Commercial Aviation Alternative... Read More →
avatar for Gary Carlos Young

Gary Carlos Young

Director of Airport Affairs, City of College Park, GA
Gary Young serves as Director of Airport Affairs and Economic Development Project Manager for the City of College Park, Georgia. Mr. Young is the liaison between the City of College Park and the City of Atlanta’s Department of Aviation (DOA). The DOA manages Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

9:50am EDT

Morning Networking Break
Networking break sponsored by GAMA.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:50am - 10:20am EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballroom Foyer 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

10:20am EDT

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

Moderators
avatar for Will Ris

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
avatar for Edward M. Bolen

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 →
avatar for Nicolas E. Calio

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 →
avatar for James W. Coon

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 →
avatar for Dr. Gerald L. Dillingham

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 →
avatar for James Burnley IV

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 →
avatar for Paul Rinaldi

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

11:20am EDT

UAS EX COMM
Members of multiple agencies discuss coordination, addressing issues associated with integrating drones into the airspace.  Also joining the program: Ms. Robin Hicks, Director, Homeland Defense Capability Development, Department of Defense and Ms. Anh Duong, Program Executive Officer, Unmanned Aerial Systems, US Department of Homeland Security/Science & Technology Directorate.

Moderators
avatar for Marke

Marke "Hoot" Gibson

Senior Advisor, UAS Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Marke Gibson Senior Advisor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration (ADA-3) to the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.   Gibson is responsible for providing executive direction and high level leadership to the FAA with responsibility for oversight... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Cavolowsky

Dr. John Cavolowsky

Director, Airspace Operations & Safety Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Dr. Cavolowsky is responsible for the overall planning, management and evaluation of the directorate’s efforts in foundational air traffic management (ATM) and operational safety research that enables development of revolutionary improvements to, and modernization of, the National... Read More →
avatar for Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice (DOJ)
Michael Murray serves as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice.  He is responsible for coordinating the Department’s approach to unmanned aerial systems.  Prior to joining the Department, Michael practiced civil and criminal litigation at Jones Day... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:20am - 12:15pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

12:30pm EDT

Industry Luncheon
Industry Luncheon is sponsored by Harris Corporation.  Join us for an engaging session featuring Shirley McCall, TransTech Academy founder, and Yvette Rose of the Aero Club Foundation, as they discuss getting kids involved in aviation and the future.

Ms. McCall has been recognized for her work with STEM programs here in Washington, DC as both a leader and educator.

Also joining the panel are former students Lakisha Davis-Small and Araceli Gonzales.


Speakers
avatar for Yvette Rose

Yvette Rose

President, Aero Club Foundation of Washington
In June 2016, Yvette Rose was elected President of the Aero Club Foundation of Washington.  As the Senior Vice President for the Cargo Airline Association, she serves as an advocate for the all-cargo air carrier industry, specializing in monitoring regulatory activity in the safety... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

1:45pm EDT

Cybersecurity
Authorities discuss ways to mitigate potential threats to the continued safety and security of air transportation.  

Moderators
avatar for Kelle Wendling

Kelle Wendling

Vice President & General Manager, Missions Networks, Harris Corporation
Kelle Wendling is Harris Corporation’s Vice President and General Manager of Missions Networks, within the Electronic Systems segment.  Wendling oversees Mission Networks' various business areas, including managed networks, surveillance and global aviation solutions, as well as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Captain Joe DePete

Captain Joe DePete

First Vice President, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Captain Joe DePete serves as ALPA’s First Vice President. He was elected on Oct. 12, 2014, at the Association’s 45th Board of Directors meeting and assumed office on Jan. 1, 2015. As First Vice President, he serves as the ALPA national safety coordinator overseeing the Association’s... Read More →
avatar for Jens Hennig

Jens Hennig

Vice President, Operations, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Jens Hennig is responsible for GAMA’s safety, security and flight operations policy.  He is the association’s primary staff person for ATC modernization. Jens has served on FAA rulemaking and policy committees for ADS-B, air traffic management, runway performance and rulemaking... Read More →
avatar for Steven Hofmann

Steven Hofmann

Senior Technology Advisor to NextGen, Department of Defense (DoD)
Mr. Steven Hofmann is DoD Senior Tech Advisor to NextGen, charged with advancing aviation security/cyber security in concert with the National Security Council, DHS, DOT, and FAA. Previously, led his own consulting firm provided highly specialized advice on implementing advanced... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Daniel Johnson

Dr. Daniel Johnson

Cybersecurity Fellow, Honeywell Aerospace
Dr. Johnson is currently responsible for network security design and certification oversight for Honeywell aerospace wireless systems. He has over 30 years of experience in systems engineering, analysis, design and development of secure reliable systems for industrial and avionics... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Snyder

Jeff Snyder

Vice President of Cyber Programs, Raytheon
Jeff Snyder is vice president of cyber programs, part of Raytheon’s U.S. Business Development organization.During the past 20 years, Snyder has held increasingly responsible positions involving strategic planning, business development and operations with a variety of high-technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

2:45pm EDT

Commercial Space
Those involved in this burgeoning industry tackle what is needed from the FAA and the aviation community to address the emerging growth of this unique user of the National Airspace System.

Moderators
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Dr. Hassan Shahidi

Director of Aviation Safety, Training Technologies & New Entrants, The MITRE Corporation
Hassan Shahidi is the Director of Aviation Safety, Training Technologies and New Entrants at MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development.   He has over 30 years of experience in air traffic control modernization and development of modeling and simulations capabilities... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Davis

Executive Director of Emerging Technologies in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Mr. William S. Davis is currently the Executive Director of Emerging Technologies in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was asked to take this special assignment to lead a cross-organizational team that focuses on integrating unmanned... Read More →
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Kevin Hatton

FAA Licensing Manager, SpaceX
Kevin Hatton is Manager of FAA Licensing at Space Exploration Technologies Corp.(SpaceX). He is responsible for managing licensing activities for all Falcon 9 and FalconHeavy missions. He collaborates with FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportationand Air Traffic Organization... Read More →
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Tim Logan

Spaceline Safety Director, Virgin Galactic
Tim Logan is the Spaceline Safety Director at Virgin Galactic.  Tim is responsible for developing the Safety Management System for a Spaceline Operation.  Prior to this, Tim was Director of Safety at Virgin America and is the designated Part 119 Director of Safety for the airline... Read More →
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Dr. Michael Romanowski

Director of Commercial Space Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Dr. Michael Romanowski is the Director of Commercial Space Integration at the FAA. In this role, he provides executive leadership and direction for the evaluation and regulation of commercial spaceports, launches and reentries and the integration of these operations within the National... Read More →
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Eric Stallmer

President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF)
Eric Stallmer is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. The CSF is the largest trade organization representing over 75 organizations, dedicated to promoting the development of commercial spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, and share best practices and... Read More →
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Heidi Williams

Director, Air Traffic Services & Infrastructure, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Heidi J. Williams joined the National Business Aviation Association in December of 2016 where she serves as the Director, Air Traffic Services & Infrastructure.   In her current role, she is responsible for NBAA’s policy and coordination with the FAA, state and local officials... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202

3:30pm EDT

Closing Remarks
Moderators
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Margaret Jenny

President, RTCA, Inc.
Margaret Jenny is the President of RTCA, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the forging of wide-ranging consensus-based recommendations in aviation policy, technology and modernization.  Margaret has devoted her career to helping diverse and competing stakeholders... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Regency Ballrooms 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202