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

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 Sinha, Chair, 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 Barger, President 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 Bolen, President and CEO, NBAA
Panel: Sue Baer, Director, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Dave Barger, President and CEO, JetBlue Airways
Carl Esposito, Vice President, Honeywell Aerospace
Craig Fuller, President and CEO, AOPA
Paul Rinaldi, President, NATCA

10:15 a.m. –  10:45 a.m.
Networking Break

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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 Cox, Head of FAA NextGen Office, FAA
Panel: Vinny Capezzuto, Director of Surveillance and Broadcast Services, FAA
Paul Fontaine, Acting Director, Technology Development, FAA
John Hickey, Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA
Lourdes Maurice, Executive Director, Office of Environment and Energy, FAA
Lynn Ray, Vice President, Mission 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 Babbitt, Administrator, 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 Messina, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Presenters: Kris Burnham, Director, Investment Planning and Analysis, FAA
Gary Kelley, Vice President, Marketing, Garmin
Debby Kirkman, NextGen Performance Integration Lead, The MITRE Corportation
Ed Lohr, Director, Fleet Strategy, Delta Air Lines
Col. Rafael D.L. Quezada, Aviation Integration Division and Airfield Operations Officer Career Field Manager, DoD

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break

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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 Brown, Senior Vice President, Operations and Administration, NBAA
Panel: Pete Bunce, President and CEO, GAMA
Steve Fulton, Chief Technical Officer, GE Aviation
Bob Johnson, Managing Director of Flight Operations, American Airlines
Rob Kikillus, Airfield Development Manager, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Neil Planzer, Vice President, Air Traffic Management, Boeing
Bo Redeborn, Principal 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 Macfarlane, Chief of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance, ICAO
Panel: Andy Cebula, Vice President, Strategy and Programs, RTCA
Maria DiPasquantonio, International NextGen Projects Lead, FAA
Rob Eagles, Director, Safety Operations and Infrastructure, IATA
Marc Hamy, Vice President, SESAR and NextGen Programs, Airbus
Anna von Groote, Technical Program Manager, EUROCAE
Don Wykoff, President, 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

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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

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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 Bolsinger, President 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 Hendricks, Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations, ATA
Presenters: Jim Crites, Executive Vice President, Operations, Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport
Steve Dickson, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines
Rick Ducharme, Senior Vice President for Operations, FAA
Matt Hampton, Deputy Assistant Inspector General, DoT
John Kefaliotis, Vice President, NextGen Air Transportation Systems, ITT
Sandy Samuel, Vice President, Transportation Solutions, Lockheed Martin

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Networking Break

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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 Whitehorn, Executive Vice President, McBee Strategic Consulting
Panel: Sean Cassidy, First Vice President, ALPA
Gerald Dillingham
, Director of Civil Aviation Issues, GAO
Craig Fuller, President and CEO, AOPA
Tricia Gilbert, Executive Vice President, NATCA
Michael Huerta, Deputy Administrator, FAA
Reding, Executive 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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