NATCA Co-sponsor of AAAE Runway Summit
Friday, November 30, 2012
This year, NATCA is pleased to
co-sponsor the 2012 American Association of Airport
Executives (AAAE) Runway Safety Summit, which will be held Dec. 2-4.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is
hosting the summit.
The event will examine FAA policies, procedures and technology
advancements intended to enhance aviation safety. The summit will bring
together federal policymakers, airport operators and managers, airline
safety professionals and consultants to engage in discussions and
presentations about advancements in runway and airport safety, including
improving runway safety areas, runway excursion mitigation and
There will be speakers from many different organizations in the aviation
industry, starting with NATCA and including AAAE, BWI, the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the FAA, United Air Lines, Airlines
for America (A4A), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and more. Speakers from NATCA
include Director of Outreach and Special Events Kelly Richardson,
National Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen, Runway Status Lights
(RWSL) National Representative Ric Loewen and Terminal Operations
Coordinator and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Representative Chris
On Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. (EST), Richardson will welcome summit
attendees alongside AAAE Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Melissa
Sabatine and AAAE Northeast Chapter President Wayne Pennell. Hansen will
speak on the Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP) highlights panel
at 8:30 a.m., Loewen will speak on the RWSL Implementation and Results
panel at 11:30 a.m. and Stephenson will speak on the Runway Safety Data
Trends panel at 1:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Loewen will speak again on
the Approach Hold and Runway Opening/Closing Procedures panel at 8 a.m.
For more information on the summit, please view this AAAE Runway Safety Summit promotional video and visit the Summit website.