GENERAL SESSION I - RUNWAY MARKING MAINTENANCE - SPONSORED BY HI-LITE AIRFIELD SERVICES
Monday, April 16th, 9am-9:45am
The purpose of this general session is to raise awareness and to provide solutions to winter operations as it relates to pavement marking maintenance. The format will be a panel of professionals that can offer insight as to the problems and possible solutions to the effects of winter operations on the lifespan of pavement markings. To include pavement marking best practices, the effects of winter operations and possible solutions. The panel will consist of airfield operations staff, maintenance staff, engineers and the FAA.
Brian Lawton, Regional Business Director, Hi-Lite Airfield Services
Ronnie Roach, Airport Asset Management Advisor, Chemtek
Holly M. Cyrus, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
Steve Cipolla, Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Josh Nalley, Fire Chief/Airport Deputy Director-Operations
GENERAL SESSION II - AIRLINE DEICING AND AIRPORT IMPACT
Monday, April 16th, 11am-12:30pm
This session will dive deep into the impact Airline deicing has on Airports during winter operations. With over 90,000 flights daily in the US and over 37 million flights each year in the world, deicing has become the largest necessity at airports that have winter operations. Join us as we discuss the current state of airline deicing, future changes, regulatory standards, and Airport relationships with our panel.
Moderator: Caroline Bonynge, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
Glen Zacek, Regional Customer Operations Department Manager, Piedmont Airlines/American Airlines
Andrew Anderson, East Retion QHSE Manager, Swissport USA, Inc.
GENERAL SESSION III -"NORWEGIAN SNOW HOW": WINTER MAINTENANCE AT OSLO AIRPORT
Tuesday, April 17th, 8:15am-10:00am
Representatives from Avinor will share best practices of snow removal, equipment usage, staffing and their new autonomous snow removal project. Avinor is a wholly-owned state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is responsible for 45 state-owned airports. Twelve of the airports are operated in cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces. In addition to the airports, Avinor operates control towers, control centers and other technical infrastructure for safe air navigation.
Moderator: Todd Rushing, Airfield Safety Specialist, Sherwin Industries, Inc.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION - WORKSHOP BREAKOUT SESSION 2B - EAA AIRVENTURE
Tuesday, April 17th, 10:30am-11:15am
Dick will deliver a presentation about the EAA annual Airventure fly-in which is billed as the world's largest fly-in event. He will describe the challenges of converting the Oshkosh airport into the host site for this 4 day event. There are many interesting operational issues. The event is a combination fly-in, airshow and aviation exposition. Last year, over 200,000 people attended the event. The Blue Angles performed, static military displays included B-1 and B-52 aircraft and various WWII vintage warbirds.
Dick Knapinski, Director of Communications - EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)
GENERAL SESSION IV - THE IMPACT AND OPPORTUNITY OF GLOBAL ADS-B COVERAGE ON AIRPORT OPERATIONS
Tuesday, April 17th, 3pm-4pm, Followed by the Grand Prize Giveaway!
This session will focus on the unique and never before realized opportunities that the globalization of ADS-B will have on the airport community. Specific emphasis will provided regarding the technical overview of ADS-B as well as a discussion on the impact of airfield operations that may result as our air traffic system becomes optimized, towards supporting the anticipated growth of air travel in the next decade. Delegates will be informed and engaged as it relates to on the field practical takeaways related to the value that this global technology will create for aviation, including how winter operations will be challenged to handle an ever increasing demand to land and take off during all climatic conditions.
Moderator: Paul Cudmore, Chief Operating Officer, Team Eagle Ltd.
Bill Crawley - Director - ATS System Integration - NAVCANADA