I.A.S.S News and Forum

Thursday, 06 April 2017 00:00

The NEC/AAAE Snow Symposium is proud to announce a new award for the 2016-2017 season. The HEAVY HITTER award is designed to recognize an individual for their integral efforts as a part of your snow removal operations over this past season. The uniqueness of this awards lies in the merits of how it is awarded. A nominee could be virtually anyone on your staff: an operator who went above and beyond the call of duty, someone who effectively trained new personnel within your operation, an individual who sacrificed for others, or even someone in an administrative role who made sure that uniforms were cleaned and hot meals on the ready. The nominee is truly an individual in your operation who was able to take some of the burden off of you as a supervisor and be a HEAVY HITTER for the team. We are asking that you pleasesubmit a nomination from your airport for this award.

Deadline for submission is Friday, April 7th. Please return submissions to: tim.haizlip@flylouisville.com

The recipient will be based solely on supervisor nomination/merit and NOT the size of the airport or the amount of snowfall that they receive. Please encourage any other airports that you have contact with (large or small) to nominate someone if they have a deserving individual.

Monday, 02 May 2016 08:30

balchenpost logoAt the 50th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium on April 27th, 2016 in Buffalo, NY; awards were presented to the “Snow Crews” of the airports in the Snow Belt for their dedicated efforts in maintaining their airports in safe and operational status during the 2015 – 2016 winter season. This is the 40th consecutive year that such awards have been presented. All categories of airports – Commercial, General Aviation and Military - compete for these awards.

Applications are submitted by the airport operators on behalf of the local work force in recognition of their efforts in keeping the airports operationally safe at all times. Recommendations for selection may come from the users of airports, airlines, pilots, general aviation, the military and the entire aviation community. In addition, the members of the Awards Selection Committee provide feedback from their own organizations as to the performance of competing airports.

The 2015 – 2016 awards were presented to the following airports:

Large Commercial ( Over 200,000 operations per year )
Denver International Airport - Denver, Colorado
Honorable Mention:
John F. Kennedy International Airport - Jamaica, New York
Washington Dulles International Airport - Washington, District of Columbia
Medium Commercial ( 100,000 to 200,000 operations per year )

Bradley International Airport - Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Honorable Mention:
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - Ottawa, Canada

Small Commercial ( Less than 100,000 operations per year )

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport - Aspen, Colorado
Honorable Mention:
Hagerstown Regional Airport - Hagerstown, Maryland
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City, Michigan         

Large General Aviation ( Over 50,000 operations per year )
Centennial Airport - Englewood, Colorado
Honorable Mention:
Manassas Regional Airport - Manassas, Virginia

Military Airport
50th Civil Engineer Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
Honorable Mention:
11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Air Force District Washington (AFDW)

For additional information and past winners of this prestigious award, visit: http://www.necaaae.org  

Awards Selection Committee

Alex M. Kashani, A.A.E.
NEC/AAAE - Chairman

Adam Williams
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

Liam Connolly
Regional Airline Association

Alex Gertsen,C.M.
National Business Aviation Association

Richard P. DeiTos, Jr.
Metropolitan Washington
Airlines Committee

John White
Air Line Pilots Association

Randy L. Moseng, A.A.E.
Federal Aviation Administration

Paul J. McGraw
Airlines for America

Preston Benedyk, DAF
Tyndall AFB 

Saturday, 17 January 2015 14:00

For the second year, the International Snow Symposium will be presenting its Operator of the Year Award.

Monday, 23 March 2015 09:17

In late February, when much of the country was being slammed with constant snowfall and below average temperatures, the Boston area was especially hard hit. ABC affiliate WMUR 9 went behind the scenes at the Manchester - Boston Regional Airport to capture the airport’s crew as they worked around the clock to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature. Carl Braley, Jr., co-chair of the I.A.S.S. and Superintendent of Airport Maintenance at MHT was featured in the story.     

Click here or on the video to read the full story!

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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 09:11

The Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airports Executives (NEC/AAAE) International Aviation Snow Symposium (I.A.S.S.) Committee would like to thank you for attending and contributing to the 50th Anniversary of the annual Snow Symposium in Buffalo N.Y. on April 23, 2016 through April 27, 2016.

This symposium was the largest event in our 50 year history with nearly 900 in attendance. Our theme was Innovate. Celebrate. Educate. Our main focus has always been how to ensure even safer winter operations at our nation’s airports and across the globe. We challenge ourselves to be better than the last year by providing our attendees with excellent general session topics, great guest speakers and the sharing of best practices in the industry.

We had two specific objectives; to provide an assembly of individuals who are interested in improving winter operations at airports and to bring to this event the industry leaders and the most modern equipment available. We had over 75 exhibitors who helped achieve these goals.

It was our pleasure and honor to host the 50th I.A.S.S. Anniversary Celebration. We certainly hope that you enjoyed yourself and it was a valuable learning experience. Please respond with any thoughts you may have that could enhance our program. If your experience at the 50th was as we intended we hope that you will attend our 51st.

Committee, International Aviation Snow Symposium

Friday, 17 April 2015 09:32

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The International Aviation Snow Symposium is featured in a two-page spread in the April issue of Airport Business magazine. The article titled ‘A Blizzard of Ideas’ touches upon the impressive programs and excellent speakers, the thorough training in winter operations and snow removal techniques, the networking opportunities, as well as the excellent selection of exhibitors that the Snow Symposium offers every year. The digital version of the magazine and the article, on pages 36 and 37, which was written by Kris Marsala from Perfect Landing Media, LLC, can be seen by clicking on http://airportbusiness.epubxp.com/t/10121-airport-business

Airport Business magazine is the most widely circulated business publication that targets professionals who manage airports, airport-based businesses, and corporate flight facilities in North America. Its 18,000+ print and digital subscribers are critical to the safe operation of the North American air transportation system.

Monday, 11 January 2016 14:18

This spring, the International Aviation Snow Symposium hosted in Buffalo, New York April 23rd-27th, 2016, will focus exclusively on airfield snow removal  and winter operations. Celebrating the incredible milestone of the 50th Anniversary, of the International Aviation Snow Symposium will take place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This year the Convention Center will not only be filled with executives, decision makes, power brokers, and potential partners; it will also be filled with gigantic, state-of-the-art snow machines, plus a variety of other snow removal equipment.   

FlexOLite LogowebFlex-O-Lite® is the first Gold Sponsor of the event. Flex-O-Lite, the aviation arm of Potters Industries, has a rich history of developing products and systems that put aviation safety first. They are the largest provider of Type III airfield glass beads and serve hundreds of airports around the world. Due to their superior retroreflectivity, Type III glass beads provide the highest level of pilot situational awareness.  ICAO recommends Type III (1.9 index) glass beads for airports with night operations and the FAA recommends the inclusion of Type III glass beads in critical markings.   

Flex-O-Lite’s Type III glass beads enhances the visibility of markings more than three (3) times over Type I beads which improves pilot reaction time and improves situational awareness.

Flex-O-Lite manufactures the brightest, safest, most visible airfield and roadway marking systems in the world. We make systems that save lives, ” says Mike Boeger, Vice President of Flex-O-Lite. “Partnering with the international Aviation Snow Symposium allows us to educate airfield and winter operations personnel on the benefits of our products as well as best practices for airfield safety”.

For more information on the 50th International Aviation Snow Symposium or if you’re interested in sponsoring the event, contact Jamie Mayer President of Perfect Landing Media at 315-401-0676 or Jamie@perfectlandingmedia.com, or visit http://www.snowsymposium.org

Monday, 03 November 2014 04:56

The 49th Annual NEC/AAAE International Aviation Snow Symposium, presented by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, will be April 18-22, 2015 in Buffalo, NY.This year, the International Snow Symposium will be presenting its first Operator of the Year Award.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:00

Today the Committee for the 49th Annual NEC/AAAE International Aviation Snow Symposium (I.A.S.S.), presented by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, announced the featured speakers on the program. Hosted by the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Niagara Falls International Airport, the I.A.S.S. will be April 18-22, 2015 in Buffalo, NY.

“We’re very excited about the impressive group of featured speakers we’ve lined up for this year’s Snow Symposium,” said Joseph E. Guarino, I.A.S.S. co-chair. “Our Keynote Speaker John Goglia, as well as the speakers from the five General Sessions, all bring an immense knowledge of airfield snow removal, winter operations and airfield safety to the table.”

The featured speakers at the 2015 Snow Symposium are;

Corporate Appreciation Luncheon
Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 – 1:00pm

John Goglia has dedicated his life to making the skies we fly in safer. From his days as a mechanic to his time in Washington, D.C. as a Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, John Goglia is recognized around the world as an expert in aviation safety.

John Goglia is a former Professor of Aviation Science and Director of the Center for Integrated Emergency Management at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. He created a world-class program for preventing and preparing for disasters, from natural disasters such as forest fires to man-made ones such as aircraft accidents. Prior to this, Mr. Goglia served as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board from August 1995 to June 2004. With more than 40 years experience in the aviation industry, he was the first Board Member to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic’s certificate.

Session One:
Monday, April 20
,9:00am – 9:45am
Speaker: Jonathan L. Adams, Building Superintendent – Manchester - Boston Regional Airport

Session Two:
Monday, April 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Speaker: Chuck Enders – Aviation Safety Inspector, Air Carrier Operations, FAA

Session Three:
Tuesday, April 21, 8:30am – 9:45am
Darren S. Large, A.A.E. – Manager, Facilities and Projects – Morristown Municipal Airport
Peter Gilchrist, A.A.E. – Manager, Operations and Security – Morristown Municipal Airport
Keith Brock – Assistant Airport Field Maintenance Supervisor – Gerald R Ford International Airport

Session Four:
Tuesday, April 21, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Alan Stearn – Executive V.P. – Fortbrand Services
George Legarreta – Civil Engineer – FAA Airport Safety and Standards

Session Five:
Wednesday, April 22, 8:30am – 9:15am
Paul Brean – Manager Airside/Landside Fleet Maintenance, Logan International Airport, Massachusetts Port Authority
Kyla Zimmermann – Transportation Safety Board of Canada

For more information email committee@snowsymposium.org or call (716) 630-6009

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:51

Perfect Landing Media, a full-service advertising and integrated marketing agency that specializes in aviation product marketing, recently launched this brand new version of this website for the 47th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium. Presented by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, the Snow Symposium is the airport industry's largest gathering of its kind. Focused exclusively on airfield snow removal and winter operations, this year's event will have hundreds of attendees from countries around the world.

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