A vendor at the Snow Symposium informs an airport operator about the potential shortage of a product they needed to purchase for the upcoming winter season. Based on this knowledge, the airport bid early on the product, before the shortage raised the price, saving the airport a considerable amount of money in the process.
The ARFF Chief of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina gives an emotional and inspiring presentation at the 2009 International Aviation Snow Symposium. The Chief stressed how important it is for an airport and its staff to be properly prepared for unforeseen natural disasters.
An apron/airfield maintenance professional, attending the Snow Symposium for the first time last year, makes friends with a member of the Air Line Pilots Association. On numerous occasions since the show, he's benefitted from getting the pilot's unique perspective on issues that have arisen relating to how apron/airfield maintenance is performed, and what impact it may have from a pilot's vantage point.
An upper level manager from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) tells us how he learned from a guest speaker at the Snow Symposium about new FAA regulations for runway crossing procedures during winter operations. After having issues implementing the new procedures at PIT, he tells us how he reached out to the guest speaker from the show for assistance. They created a partnership, shared ideas, and created solutions that helped resolve the issues PIT faced regarding runway crossing procedures.