TIME DAY 1 – JUNE 1, 2016
7:45AM – 8:10AM Continental Breakfast
8:30AM – 9:15AM Opening Session: An Interview with FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker Moderator

Craig Fuller, Chairman, The Fuller Company

9:15AM – 10:15AM An Update from the NextGen Advisory Committee: Unique Venue for Public/Private Collaboration Hear from the members of the NextGen Advisory Committee about the consensus-driven FAA-industry collaboration that is driving the implementation of NextGen.


Tom Haines, Senior Vice President, Media & Outreach, Editor-in-Chief, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Captain Tim Canoll, President, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)

Peter L. Dumont, CAE, President & CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Carl Esposito, Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace
Jeff Martin, Senior Vice President, Operations, JetBlue Airways

Lillian Ryals, Director, Senior Vice President & GM for Advanced Aviation System Development, The MITRE Corporation

10:15AM -10:45 AM


Networking Break

10:45AM -11:45AM The FAA-Industry Joint Analysis Team: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level to Measure Benefits of NextGen


Description:  They say that you cannot improve what you don’t measure.  This panel will provide an insider view of the intense collaborative work between the operators and the FAA analytic experts working to measure and report on the tangible benefits resulting from deployment of near-term NextGen capabilities.

Thomas L. Hendricks, President & CEO, National Air Transportation Association (NATA)

Dan Allen, Senior Manager of Air Traffic Operations, Federal Express

James T. Barry, President & CEO, PASSUR Aerospace

Timothy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Air Operations, American Airlines Group

Ilhan Ince, Managing Director, Operations Planning & Performance Team, American Airlines

Dave Knorr, Senior FAA Representative – U.S. Embassy Paris, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

12:15PM -1:45PM Recognition of Excellence: Annual Awards Luncheon


Description:  The Awards Luncheon recognizes the individuals who work so hard to develop the products that lead to innovation and modernization of the global air transportation system.

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Making Top Priorities a Reality (From Surface, Runways to PBN to Controller-Pilot Data Communications and Beyond)


In 2014, the FAA asked the RTCA NAC to recommend the top priorities for NextGen capabilities.  The NAC recommended Surface Traffic Management, PBN, Multiple Runway Operations and DataComm.  The FAA and industry have been working together to help facilitate and track the implementation of these top four priority capabilities.  The panel will discuss the successes and challenges of this unprecedented collaboration.

Melissa K. Rudinger, Vice President of Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)


Joshua E. Gustin,  Program Manager of Performance Based Navigation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Glenn Morse,  Director, Industry Affairs NOC, United Airlines (UAL)

Stephen Vail,  Senior Vice President of Strategy, Mosaic ATM

Jesse Wijntjes,  Data Communications Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

3:00PM – 4:00PM International Harmonization – Initiatives Underway to Ensure Safe and Seamless Global Operations


Description:A diverse group of aviation experts from across the global aviation community will discuss the policy and technical issues critical to ensuring international harmonization. In particular, what are the issues for emerging aviation policy, technologies and market forces driving global impacts.

Moderator:Dorothy (Di) ReimoldHead of Global Policy and Procedures for Safety & Flight Operations, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Carlos Cirilo, Regional Director, Safety & Flight Operations for the Americas Region, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Steve Creamer, Director of the Air Navigation Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA, Inc.

Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner, Secretary General, EUROCAE

Masahiro Kudo, Director-General, Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)

Don Thoma, Chief Executive Officer, Aireon

Dr. Karlin Toner, Director of Global Strategy, Office of Policy, International Affairs & Environment, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

4:00PM – 4:20PM Networking Break
4:20PM – 5:20PM Airports and NextGen—Connecting the Final Link in the System


This session will examine the unique challenges and issues faced by airport operators as NextGen capabilities are deployed throughout the NAS. From the challenges of implementing new PBN procedures over noise sensitive communities to providing critical operational data regarding surface operations, airports have to be involved in the development and deployment of NextGen capabilities and understand how these capabilities affect capacity, efficiency, safety, and the environment.
Mario Diaz, Director of Aviation, Houston Airport System

James E. Bennett, Aviation Director, City of Phoenix Aviation Department

James M. Crites, Executive Vice President, Operations Division, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Margaret McKeough, Executive Vice President and COO, Metropolitan Airports Authority

5:45PM – 7:30PM Industry Reception
TIME DAY 2 – JUNE 2, 2016
7:45AM – 8:25AM Continental Breakfast
8:45AM – 9:45AM
Conversation on FAA Reauthorization: Outlook for What’s Ahead


Hear varied perspectives on FAA reauthorization from those involved in shaping NextGen.

Stephen Van Beek, Moderator, Vice President, ICF International

Mark R. Baker, President & CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Edward M. Bolen, President & CEO, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Carl D’Alessandro, President, Critical Networks, Harris Corporation

Captain Stephen M. Dickson, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines

Sean D. Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Airlines for America

Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

9:45AM – 10:45AM NAS NAV Roadmap Strategy, Delivering Incremental Benefits from Ground-Based to Flight-Deck-Based Traffic Flow Management Capabilities


Turning our view to the farther term, this panel, moderated by a key leader within the FAA responsible for its path forward in CNS, will discuss the different views on the vision for how the navigation capabilities will evolve over the next 15 years.

Bruce E. DeCleene, Division Manager, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Captain Mark Bradley, Chief Technical Pilot, Industry Affairs, Delta Air Lines
Rick Dalton, Director Airspace & Flow Management, Southwest Airlines
Captain Joe DePete, Vice President, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

Tony P. Ng, Aviation Solution Architect,Lockheed Martin
Jim Ullmann, Deputy Director of Safety & Technology, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

10:45AM – 11:15AM Morning Networking Break
11:15AM – 12:15PM Challenges and Opportunities of the Increasingly Sophisticated and Integrated Cockpit


What has always worked in the past might not serve us well in the future.  A group of experts will discuss how to ensure safety as technology in the cockpit becomes increasingly complex and integrated.

Andy Cebula, Vice President, Strategy and Programs, RTCA, Inc.

Todd Donovan, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing for ATM, Thales

Steve Fulton, Senior Test Pilot & PBN Advisor, Sandel Avionics

Dr. Christopher Hegarty, Director of CNS Engineering & Spectrum, The MITRE Corporation

Richard E. Heinrich, Director, Strategic Initiatives for the Commercial Systems Business Unit, Rockwell Collins

Ron Stroup, Chief Systems Engineer for Air-Ground Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

12:15PM – 1:30PM Industry Luncheon
Get an insider’s view of the collaboration that happens every day inside the FAA among its leaders.


Margaret T. Jenny, Moderator, President, RTCA, Inc.

Teri L. Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, Air Traffic Organization, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jim Eck, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

John Hickey, Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

2:00PM – 3:00PM Tackling Tactical Operational Challenges in the NAS


The FAA is leveraging the best and the brightest operational experts in the industry to tackle the most vexing near-term challenges in the NAS.  This dynamic and dedicated team of people will discuss how they collaborate to solve real-world problems.

Captain Brian Will, Moderator, Director Airspace Modernization & Advanced Technologies, American Airlines

Mark Hopkins, Director, Air Traffic Management & CDM, Delta Air Lines

Robert “Bob” G. Lamond Jr., Director, Air Traffic Services & Infrastructure, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Captain Bryan Quigley, Managing Director of Flight Operations, United Airlines

Elizabeth (Lynn) Ray
Vice President, Mission Support Services for the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Bart Roberts, Vice President, Flight Operations, JetBlue Airways

Ralph Tamburro, Delay Reduction Manager, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Dale Wright
Director of Safety & Technology, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

3:00PM – 4:00PM Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the NAS – Performance Standards, Performance-Based Regulations


Gain valuable insights into how the FAA’s executives in charge of integrating UAS’s into the NAS are working with the leaders from the UAS community to find win-win solutions to this monumental challenge.

Al Secen, Moderator, Vice President, Aviation Technology & Standards, RTCA, Inc.

Marke “Hoot” Gibson, FAA Senior Advisor, UAS Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Earl Lawrence, Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Ed Waggoner, Director, Integrated Systems Research Program Office, NASA