2024 NEC/AAAE Airports Conference
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Monday, March 25, 2024

Monday, March 25 
YOPRO CAREER PATH PANEL DISCUSSION

1:00pm - 1:30pm

 Speaker:
Shon Dempsey, A.A.E.
Assistant Airport Manager at Fredrick Municipal Airport 

Speaker:
Josh Cobb, CM, ASE
Assistant Airport Manager at Fredrick Municipal Airport 

 

Speaker:
Kirsten Brown, PE
Aviation Engineer/ Project Manager at Michael Baker International 

 

Speaker:
Brianna Whiteman
Project Administrator at The Jones Payne Group

Monday, March 25 
WELCOMING REMARKS

1:00pm - 1:30pm

 

Speaker:
Darren Large, A.A.E.
2024 NEC President

Speaker:
Ed Foster, A.A.E.
2024 Airports Conference Chair

Speaker:
David Fish, FAA
FAA Eastern Region Director

Speaker:
Bryant Walker, FAA

Speaker:
Marie Kennington-Gardiner, FAA
FAA Eastern Region Regional Administrator
 

 

Monday, March 25 

UNLEADED FUELS

1:30pm - 2:00pm

 Speaker:
Will Reinhardt, FAA
FAA Office of Airport Planning and Environmental


 Monday, March 25 

GENERAL SESSION:
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (ICAO)

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Speaker:
Alberto Rodriguez, FAA

Speaker:
Kelvin Ampofo, FAA


 Moderator:
Guillermo Felix, FAA

Monday, March 25
ENGINEERING

FAA Tech Center Update

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Speaker:
Matthew Brynick, FAA

Speaker:
Wesley Major, FAA

Moderator:
Brian Gearhart

Monday, March 25
OPERATIONS

Safety Management System Implementation

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Speaker:
Lisa Gardner, A.A.E., PMP
Amtrak


Speaker:
Stephanie Taylor
United Airlines and Amtrak


Speaker:

Brian Wigginton
Amtrak

Moderator:
Nicholas Clabbers

Monday, March 25
MANAGEMENT

Managing Your Airport Through Challenging Topics

3:30pm - 4:15pm 

Speaker:
Scotty Malta, A.A.E., CAE
Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG)

Moderator:
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

Monday, March 25
MANAGEMENT

FAA Compliance Update

4:15pm - 5:00pm 
Speaker:

David Cohen
Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG)


Speaker:
Andy Espejo, FAA

Moderator:
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

Monday, March 25
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING

FAA AIP / BIL Financial Update

3:30pm-5:00pm

Speaker:
Patricia Henn, FAA


Speaker:
Jesse Carriger, FAA

Moderator:
Jeff Breeden, FAA

Monday, March 25
P-501 WORKSHOP

Pavement Design & Specification Writing

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Speaker:
Harold Honey, FAA

Moderator:
Guillermo Felix, FAA

 


 

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING

Advancing Airfield Pavement Assessment: Employing 3D Laser Scanning for Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Measurement

8:30am - 9:15am

Speaker:
Mezgeen Rasol, PhD
Advanced Infrastructure
Design Inc (AID)


Speaker:
Ali Hafiz
Advanced Infrastructure
Design Inc (AID)

Speaker:

Manuel Celaya
Advanced Infrastructure
Design Inc (AID)

 

Speaker:
Kaz Tabrizi

Advanced Infrastructure
Design Inc (AID)

Moderator:
Sagar Bethu

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING

Design Build Delivery- Lessons Learned

9:15am - 10:00am

Speaker:
Mike Carr, PE
AECOM


Speaker:

Guy Zummo
AECOM

Speaker:
Antonio Rosciglione

AECOM

 

Moderator:
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS

Part 139 General Updates

8:30am - 9:15am 

Speaker:
Joshua Ivy, FAA


Speaker: 
Philip Crow, FAA

 

Moderator:
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS

Airport Operations Response

9:15am - 10:00am 

 Speaker:
Trudi Shertzer
Pittsburgh International Airport

 

Moderator:
Philip Crow, FAA

Tuesday, March 26

MANAGEMENT

Advance Airport Mobility-What's Coming

8:30am - 9:15am

 

 Speaker:

Larry Bauman, PE, C.M.
JMT, Inc

Moderator:
Steven Jones, FAA

Tuesday, March 26

MANAGEMENT

AAM Is Coming to Your Airport!

9:15am - 10:00am

  Speaker:

Tom Mackie, PS
Woolpert

Moderator:
Steven Jones, FAA

Tuesday, March 26

FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING

BIL Case Study: Transforming the Passenger Journey at ABE Airport

8:30am - 10:00am 

 Speaker:

Ryan Meyer LNAA


Speaker:
Robert Hallock, AIA, NCARB
The Sheward Partnership


Speaker:
Tom Cook

Arora Engineers, LLC

Moderator:
Cedrick Johnson, PE, ADCI

Tuesday, March 26
P-501 WORKSHOP

Concrete Mix Design - Current Practice

8:30am - 9:15am 

Speaker:
John Filiberto
All Island Testing

 

Moderator:
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
P-501 WORKSHOP

Concrete Mix Design - Adapting PEM to Airports

9:15am - 10:00am

 Speaker:

Peter Taylor
CP Tech Center

 

Moderator:
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING

Construction Challenges in Airfield
Concrete Pavement- PHL a Case Study

10:30am-11:15am

 

 Speaker:

Sanjay Chaudhury, P.E.
Atkins


Speaker:

Kevin Murphy

TY Lin
 

Moderator:
Imad Haq, PHL

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING


DCAs Runway Rehabilitation Project and the Nightly Race Against the Clock

11:15am-12:00pm

Speaker:

Mark Puttock, PE
MWAA


Speaker:

Rich Thuma, PE

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, (CMT)

 

Moderator:
Chad Carper

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS

FAA Part 139 Training

10:30am-11:15am

Speaker:

Tom Bonura,
PIT Fire Chief


Speaker:
Ronald Waggett,

PIT Fire Lieutenant

 

Moderator:
Philip Crow, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS


Fueling Inspection at PIT

11:15am-12:15pm

Speaker:
Tom Bonura,
PIT Fire Chief


Speaker:
Ronald Waggett,
PIT Fire Lieutenant

 

Moderator:
Philip Crow, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
MANAGEMENT

Airport Projects That May Affect FAA Equipment or Infrastructure and Related Reimbursable

10:30am-11:15am

Speaker:
David W. Hafer, FAA


Speaker:

Phil Barr, FAA


Speaker:

Mark Smith, FAA


Speaker:

David Haslett, FAA

Moderator:
TBA

Tuesday, March 26
MANAGEMENT

Creative, Approaches for Small Airport Community Engagement

11:15am-12:00pm

 Speaker:
Eric Jacobs
Airport Monitoring Systems

Moderator:
Lisa Lesperance, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING


Expectation for Consultant NEPA Submittals

10:30am-11:00am

 Speaker:

Edvige Mbakoup, FAA APP-400

Moderator:
Aaron Braswell, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING


Office of Environment and Energy Noise Topics Update

11:00am-11:30am

  Speaker:

Adam Scholten, FAA AEE-100


Moderator:

Aaron Braswell, FAA

 Tuesday, March 26
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING


Regional Environmental Program Update

11:30am-12:00pm

 Speaker:
Andrew Brooks, FAA


Moderator:
Aaron Braswell, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
P-501 WORKSHOP

Random Sampling and PWLs

10:30am-12:00pm

Speaker:

Harold Honey, FAA

Moderator:
David Rich, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING


ArcGIS Field Maps for Engineering Investigations and Operations Issues Tracking

1:30pm-2:15pm

Speaker:

Darren D'Achille, PE
JMT


Speaker:

Frank Lewery, EIT
JMT

Moderator:
Kris Koch, PE

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING


Developing Airport Layout Plans in AGIS

2:15pm-3:00pm

 Speaker:

Ryan Bowe
Woolpert

Moderator:
Kris Koch, PE

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS


Challenges Navigating on the Airfield

1:30pm-2:15pm

 Speaker:

Matt Gorshe
Air Line Pilots Association

Moderator:
Christopher Reis, PE

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS


Runway Incursion Challenges in Airports Large and Small

2:15pm-3:00pm

 Speaker:

Vincent Corbisiero
Indra Sir Traffic Inc.

Moderator:
Christopher Reis, PE

Tuesday, March 26
MANAGEMENT


BWI Ops Homelessness Management System

1:30pm-2:15pm

Speaker:

Wayne Pennell, A.A.E.
Maryland Aviation 
Administration

Moderator:
Sanjay Chaudhury, P.E.

Tuesday, March 26
MANAGEMENT


Human Trafficking: Now What?

1:30pm-3:00pm

Speaker:

Edith Klimoski, BA, MA
Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition-Airport Initiative


Speaker:
Erin Albright, JD
Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition-Airport Initiative

Moderator:
Sanjay Chaudhury, P.E.

Tuesday, March 26
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING


Aircraft Deicing-State of the Practice

1:30pm-3:00pm

Speaker:

Leigh Barrett, P.E.
Mead & Hunt

 

Moderator:
Kevin Gurchak

Tuesday, March 26
P-501 WORKSHOP

Contractor Quality Control

1:30pm-3:00pm

Speaker:

Gary Mitchell, ACPTP

Moderator:
Harold Muniz, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING


Advancing Electrification in the Airport Environment

3:30pm-4:15pm

Speaker:

Joseph Vigilante
Burns Engineering Inc.

Moderator:
Stephen Williams, A.A.E.

Tuesday, March 26
ENGINEERING


Solar Taxiway Lighting

4:15pm-5:00pm

 Speaker:

Cory Brigham
Avlite

Moderator:
Stephen Williams, A.A.E.

Tuesday, March 26
OPERATIONS


FAA Part 139 Discussion Snow Removal Operations, Water Rescue Plans, Driver Training and VPDs

3:30pm-5:00pm

Speaker:

Joshua Ivy, FAA


Speaker:

Philip Crow, FAA

 

 

Moderator:
Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
MANAGEMENT


FAA GIS, 7480, AMR and RAM

3:30pm-5:00pm

Speaker:

Dave Perry, FAA


Speaker:
Andrew Goldsmith, FAA

Speaker:

Chris Criswell, FAA

Moderator:
David Carlin, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING


Fluorine Free Foam, (F3), Approved by FAA: AFFF Current Decontamination Procedures, Disposal Options and Protected Costs: What to Expect as the Transition Begins

3:30pm-4:15pm

 Speaker:

Elizabeth Denly, TRC


Speaker:
Michael Eberle, TRC

Moderator:
Marc Tonnacliff, FAA

Tuesday, March 26
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING


Sustainable Alternatives to Foam in Aircraft Hanger Fire Suppression

4:15pm-5:00pm

Speaker:

Todd Stevens, SET, CFPS SEVO Industrial Fire Protection, LLC

 

Moderator:
Marc Tonnacliff, FAA

 Tuesday, March 26
P-501 WORKSHOP


Quality Assurance and Acceptance Testing

3:30pm-5:00pm

Speaker:

Chris Decker
RDM International

Moderator:
TBA

 


 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Monday, March 27
ENGINEERING

TBA

8:30am-10:00am

 

 

Moderator:
TBA

Monday, March 27
OPERATIONS

TBA

8:30am-10:00am

 

 

Moderator:
TBA

Tuesday, March 27
MANAGEMENT

TBA

8:30am-10:00am

 

Moderator:
TBA

Tuesday, March 27
FINANCE, ENVIRONMENT, & PLANNING

TBA

8:30am-10:00am

 

Moderator:
TBA

Wednesday, March 27 
P-501 WORKSHOP

Resident Project Representative Round Table Discussion

8:30am-10:00am

 

Speaker:

TBA