Day One – Plenary Session

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Day One – Plenary Session
8:30 am – 9:15 am

FAA Aviation Forecasts – Nan Shellabarger, Director, Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, FAA

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Panel 1 "Next Generation Air Transportation System Financing Reform & the Future Aviation System


  • Jeff Shane, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation


  • Jim May, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Association
  • Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association
  • Greg Principato, President, Airports Council International-North America
  • Dan Elwell, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Environment, FAA
  • Holly E. Woodruff Lyons, Republican Staff Director and Senior Counsel, House Aviation Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel 2 "Challenges for the NAS in 2020–A Panel Discussion"


  • Charles Leader, Director, Joint Planning and Development Office


  • Nick Sabatini, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA
  • Karen Lee, Director of Flight Operations, UPS Airlines
  • Steve Hanvey, President and CEO, SATS Air
  • Agam Sinha, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MITRE
  • Ian A. Waitz, Professor, Department of Aeronautical and Astronautics, MIT
  • David Traynham, Director, Strategy and Policy, The Boeing Company
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

"Government Initiatives"

  • Mary E. Peters, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Marion C. Blakey, Administrator, FAA
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Keynote Luncheon Address – Glenn F. Tilton Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Special Guest Speaker

  • Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Lufthansa AG


  • Nancy LoBue, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment, FAA
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm


  • Nigel Gault, Managing Director, North American Macro Economics Group, Global Insight — Presentation (PDF)
  • David Strine, Managing Director, Bear Stearns — Presentation (PDF)
  • Andrew Steinberg, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Randy Babbitt, CEO, ECLAT Consulting — Presentation (PDF)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Panel 4 "U.S. Aviation Operators Outlook"


  • James H. Burnley IV, Partner, Venable LLP, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation


  • Henry Joyner, Senior Vice President for Planning, American Airlines — Presentation (PDF)
  • Regional Carriers – Bryan Bedford, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Republic Airways — Presentation (PDF)
  • Cargo Carriers – Bob Rachor, Vice President for Planning and Performance, Federal Express — Presentation (PDF)
  • Fractionals – Rollie Vincent, Director, Strategy and Business Development, Bombardier Flexjet — Presentation (PDF)

Day Two – Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Friday, March 16, 2007
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Day Two – Breakout Sessions
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Domestic/International Markets — Evolving U.S. Domestic Market Structures

  • Robert Mann, President, RWM & Company — Presentation (PDF)
  • Hubert Horan, Consultant — Presentation (PDF)
  • Ed Greenslet, President, ESG Aviation Services — Presentation (PDF)

Air Cargo — Demand Issues

  • Tulinda Larsen, Managing Director, Analytical Services, Back Aviation Solutions — Presentation (PDF)
  • Anne Strauss-Wieder, A. Strauss-Wieder, Inc. — Presentation (PDF)
  • Dan Muscatello, Managing Director, Cargo & Logistics, Landrum & Brown — Presentation (PDF)
  • Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association
  • Genaro Pena, Director of Marketing, Houston Airport System — Presentation (PDF)

Airports/Infrastructure — Airport Demand: Estimating Counts and Forecasting

  • Jojo Quayson, Manager, Aviation Forecasting, Port Authority of NY & NJ — Presentation (PDF)
  • William Spitz, Senior Economist, GRA, Inc. — Presentation (PDF)
  • Maria Muia, Director, Aerofinity, Inc. — Presentation (PDF)

General Aviation — Factors Vital to General Aviation

  • Donald G. Kenney, Senior VP, Falcon Insurance Services — Presentation (PDF)
  • Rusty Sachs, Executive Director, National Association of Flight Instructors
  • Randy Kenagy, Senior Director, Strategic Planning Government Affairs — Presentation (PDF)
  • Robert Olislagers, Executive Director, Centennial Airport, Denver, CO — Presentation (PDF)

Environmental Issues in Aviation — Some Issues in Managing Environmental Impacts of Aviation

  • Betty Hawkins, Assistant General Counsel, Air Transport Association — Presentation (PDF)
  • Dick Marchi, Senior Advisor, ACI-NA Center for Policy and Regulatory Affairs — Presentation (PDF)
  • Rob Krupicka, City Councilman, Alexandria, Virginia — Presentation (PDF)
  • Ian A. Waitz, Professor, Department of Aeronautical and Astronautics, MIT — Presentation (PDF)
  • Sherry Borener, Evaluation and Analysis Division Director, Joint Planning Development Office — Presentation (PDF)
10:00 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Domestic/International Markets — International Market Challenges

  • Joshua Marks, Sr. VP Planning and Corporate Development, Maxjet — Presentation (PDF)
  • David G. Johnson, Managing Director-International Affairs & Alliances, United Airlines — Presentation (PDF)
  • Craig Jenks, President, Airline/Aircraft Projects — Presentation (PDF)
  • Laurent Rouaud, VP, Market Forecasts and Research, Airbus S.A.S. — Presentation (PDF)

Air Cargo — Supply Issues

  • Sam Woodward, President, Chairman & CEO, Gemini Air Cargo
  • J.S. Buckley, VP, Sales for ATR North America — Presentation (PDF)
  • Chris P. Jones, VP Marketing, Airbus North America Sales, Inc. — Presentation (PDF)
  • Stan Bernstein, President, Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association — Presentation (PDF)

Airports/Infrastructure — Airport Capacity and Planning

  • Seth Young, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Teaching Airport Program, ERAU College of Business — Presentation (PDF)
  • Tony Davis, Wilbur Smith Associates — Presentation (PDF)
  • Pat Sullivan, Senior Planner, Office of Planning & Programming, FAA — Presentation (PDF)
  • Traver Gruen-Kennedy, VP, Government and Community Affairs, DayJet Corporation — Presentation (PDF)

General Aviation — Very Light Jets

  • John Knudsen, President, Government Operations, Adam Aircraft — Presentation (PDF)
  • Andrew Broom, Director, Public Relations, Eclipse Aviation — Presentation (PDF)
  • Steve Hines, Director of Research and Statistics, Cessna Aircraft Company — Presentation (PDF)
  • Marco Tulio Pellegrini, VP, Market Intelligence, Executive Jets, Embraer Aircraft — Presentation (PDF)
  • Peter Maurer, President, Diamond Industries — Presentation (PDF)

Environmental Issues in Aviation — Some Solutions to the Environmental Challenges of Aviation

  • Karen Lee, Director of Flight Operations, UPS Airlines — Presentation (PDF)
  • Jeanne Yu, Director, Environmental Performance, Boeing Commercial Airplanes — Presentation (PDF)
  • Lynne Pickard, Deputy Director, Office of Environment and Energy, FAA — Presentation (PDF)
  • Rich Altman, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI) — Presentation (PDF)