2015 Annual Symposium
TIME DAY 1 – JUNE 3, 2015
7:45AM – 8:10AM Continental Breakfast
8:20AM – 8:50AM Opening Keynote: Michael Huerta, Administrator, FAA
8:55AM – 9:55AM Session 1: Prioritize, Plan, Implement, Repeat: How the FAA & the NIWG institutionalizing a repeatable process for NextGenDescription: Set priorities, develop a comprehensive, integrated plan (who, what, where, and when), implement the plan, track progress together, mitigate risk, leverage opportunities, nail it!  Repeat.  Also evaluating benefits before mitigating risks.


Moderator: Tim Campbell, Senior Vice President Air Operations, American Airlines

Panelists Dan Allen, Senior Manager Air Traffic Operations, Fed Ex Ed Bolton, Assistant Administrator NextGen, FAA Peter Challan, Vice President Government Relations, Harris Corporation Captain Steve Dickson, Senior Vice President-Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines, Inc. Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission

9:55AM -10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15AM -11:15AM Session 2: NextGen: Safety Matters


Description: Panel discussion on the safety perspectives of NextGen.

Introduction video by Patrick KyExecutive Director, European Aviation Safety Agency

Moderator: Paul Engola, Vice President Transportation and Financial Solutions, Lockheed Martin Panelists: David Batchelor, Liaison Officer, SESAR Joint Undertaking Mel Davis, NextGen Liaison, National Air Traffic Controllers Association Joe DePete, First Vice President, Air Line Pilots Association, International John Hickey, Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA Jerry Johnson, Director of Engineering, Thales ATM U.S.

11:20AM -11:55AM Session 3 Special: Spectrum: Protecting the Current Aviation System & Introducing New


Description:  An examination of the work underway by RTCA and the industry to balance aviation needs with potentially competing interests between conventional and evolving modes of operation.

Moderator: Steve Brown, COO, National Business Aviation Association

Panelists: Chris Hegarty, Director, CNS Engineering & Spectrum, The MITRE Corporation George Ligler, Consultant, Project Management Enterprises Inc

12:00PM – 1:20PM Awards Luncheon 


 Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker:Chris Hart, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board Recognition of Award Winners

1:30PM – 2:20PM Session 4: Performance-Based Navigation


Description: Key element of NextGen: PBN Blueprint, Metroplex, Multiple Runway Operations: Wake Re-categorization and beyond

Moderator: Captain Bryan Quigley, Managing Director Flight Operations, United Airlines

Panelists: Gary Beck, Vice President, Flight Operations, Alaska Airlines Jim Crites, Vice President for Operations Division, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Jodi McCarthy, Director, Airspace Services, FAA Captain Brian Townsend, Technical Pilot – Airspace Optimization, American Airlines Emily Tranter, Government Relations Specialist at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Federal Government Relations Group and Representative from the National Organization to Insure A Sound Controlled Environment (NOISE) Jeff Woods, National Program Management Office (PMO) Representative, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

2:25PM – 3:25PM Session 5: Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS): Detect & Avoid, Command & Control


Description: Where are we on the safety, policy, and technical barriers associated with integrating UAS into the National Airspace System?

Moderator: Paul McDuffee, Vice President, Government Relations and Strategy, Insitu

Panelists Stephen George, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airworthiness Section Manager, FAA Rose Mooney, Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership Executive Director, Virginia Tech Test Site Paul Schaeffer, Air Borne Sense and Avoid Program Manager, United States Air Force Ed Waggoner, Director of the Integrated Systems Research Program Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

3:25PM – 3:45PM Networking Break
3:45PM – 4:50PM Session 6: DataComm


Description: A critical NextGen capability: examination of FAA and International initiatives and future conops

Moderator: Chuck Stewart, Chief Technical Pilot, United Airlines

Panelists: Steve Bradford, Office of the Chief Scientist, FAA Captain Perry Clausen, Manager ATC Systems, Southwest Airlines Flight Operations Jerome Condis, Multi-program Datalink and FMS Manager, Airbus Rick Heinrich, Director, Strategic Initiatives for the Commercial Systems Business, Rockwell Collins Rob Mead, Chief Program Engineer, Air/Ground Data Communications, BR&T Airspace and Flight Efficiency, The Boeing Company Don Walker, Surveillance Team Lead, FAA

5:15PM – 7:00PM Industry Reception
TIME DAY 2 – JUNE 4, 2015
8:35AM – 9:35AM Session 7: ADS-B: Preparing for Jan 2020 Mandate and Beyond


Description: Discussion of what it takes to prepare for 2020 operations

Moderator: Lillian Ryals, Senior Vice President, The MITRE Corporation

Panelists: Doug Carr, Vice President, Safety, Security, Operations & Regulation, National Business Aviation Association Bruce DeCleene, Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, FAA Marke Gibson, Executive Director, NextGen Institute, FAA Jens Hennig, Vice President Operations, General Aviation Manufactures Association Captain Christian Kast, Advanced Flight Manager, UPS Col Juan Narvid, Military Director, Policy Board in Federal Aviation, Department of Defense Melissa Rudinger, Vice President Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

9:40AM – 10:30AM Session 8: An Evolving NAS: Implementation Challenges and Implications on Operations TodayDescription: An open conversation with aircraft operators, controllers, and pilots on tackling the devil in the details and resolving current issues


Moderator:Trin Mitra, Program Director, RTCA

Panelists: Chris Baum, Manager, Engineering and Operations, Engineering and Air Safety Department, Air Line Pilots Association, International Jim Bowman, Vice President of Flight Operations, Fed Ex Mark A. Hopkins, Director, Air Traffic Management & Industry Affairs, Delta Air Lines, Inc. Bob Lamond, Director of Air Traffic Services and Infrastructure, National Business Aviation Association Abby Smith, Director of Aeronautical Navigation Products,FAA Dale Wright, Director of Safety and Technology, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

10:30AM – 10:50AM Networking Break
10:50AM – 11:45AM Session 9: Global ATM Modernization: Implementing the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades


Introduction video: Tony Tyler, CEO and Director General International Air Transport Association

Description: International industry representatives examine current initiatives

Moderator: Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA

Panelists: Chris Barks, Director of Western Hemisphere Office, FAA Carlos Cirilo,Regional Director Safety and Flight Operations, The Americas, International Air Transport Association Steve Creamer, Director Air Navigation Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner, Secretary General, The European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment Ikuo Takagi, Executive Director, Electronic Navigation Research Institute

12:15PM – 1:30PM Industry Luncheon


A Conversation on FAA Reform 

Moderator: John Hughes, President National Press Club and Editor First Word, Bloomberg News

Panelists: Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association Craig Fuller, Chairman, The Fuller Company David Grizzle, CEO, Dazzle Partners LLC Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

1:45PM – 2:40PM Session 10: Emerging Technologies: Automation, Cyber Security and Human Factors


Description: An examination by leaders from the manufacturing and supplier community

Moderator: Pete Bunce, President and CEO, General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Panelists: Kris Ganase, President, L-3 Aviation Products Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, FAA Justin Ryan, President, BendixKing John Uczekaj, President and CEO, Aspen Avionics Mark Van Tine, Vice President, Digital Aviation, The Boeing Company and CEO, Jeppesen

2:45PM – 3:30PM Session 11: NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC): How the FAA and NAC are collaborating to facilitate the successful implementation of NextGen


Description: Open dialogue from members of the NAC

Moderator: Tom Hendricks, President and CEO, National Air Transportation Association

Panelists: Richard Anderson, NAC Chair and CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc Mark Baker, President and CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Ed Bolton, Assistant Administrator NextGen, FAA Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer Air Traffic Organization, FAA Chip Childs, President, SkyWest, Inc Per Noren, Vice President Customer Solutions, The Boeing Company