"Looking Ahead in Aviation: Rational Rebound or Irrational Instability?"

Day One: Plenary Session — Tuesday March 9, 2010

Plenary Session
Time Event
8:30 am – 8:35 am FAA Welcome – Gary O'Toole, Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, Federal Aviation Administration
8:35 am – 8:40 am AAAE Welcome – Charles Barclay, President, American Association of Airport Executives
8:40 am – 9:15 am FAA Aviation Forecasts – Nan Shellabarger, Director, Aviation Policy and Plans, Federal Aviation Administration — Video
9:15 am – 10:40 am

Panel 1 "Will recovery in aviation lead to a transformed industry?"Video

Moderator: Tom Costello, NBC News


  • Bryan Bedford, President and CEO, Republic Airways
  • Scott Kirby, President, US Airways
  • Gary Chase, Managing Director, Barclays plc
  • Robert Wilson, President, Business & General Aviation – Honeywell Aerospace
  • Tom Buffenbarger, President, International Association of Machinists
10:40 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:20 pm

Panel 2 "Operating in an On-Time World"Video

Moderator: Scott McCartney, Wall Street Journal


  • Jim May, President, Air Transport Association
  • James M. Crites, Executive Vice President Operations, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Robert Poole, Reason Foundation
  • Roger Dow, President of U.S. Travel Association
12:20 pm – 1:00 pm "Government Initiatives"
  • Ray H. LaHood, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation — Video
  • J. Randolph Babbitt, FAA Administrator — Video
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Keynote Luncheon Address – Gerard J. Arpey, Chairman, President and CEO, American AirlinesPresentation (PDF)
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Panel 3 "International Aviation Outlook"Video

Moderator: Andrew Watterson, Oliver Wyman


  • Edmond Rose, Director of Commercial and Revenue Planning, Virgin Atlantic
  • John Byerly, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Paul Steele, Director of Aviation Environment, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel 4 "What will aviation look like 35 years from now"Video

Moderator: John Hughes, Bloomberg Business News


  • Richard Gilbert, Advisor, Post Carbon Institute
  • Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President, AVITAS
  • The Hon. Robert S. Walker, Executive Chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates
  • Chuck Evans, Director, Market Development, Bombardier

Day Two: Breakout Sessions — Wednesday March 10, 2010 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Time Event
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Forecasting Air Travel In an Uncertain Environment
  • John Ingram, Director, Revenue Forecasting and Analysis, Continental Airlines — Presentation (PDF)
  • Hsin-Kung Andrew Chuang, Forecasting and Analysis Leader, GE Aviation — Presentation (PDF)
  • Amos Khim, Managing Director,Corporate Forecasting, United Airlines — Presentation (PDF)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM New Decade.......Dawn or Dusk for Regional Carriers?
  • George Hamlin, Hamlin Transportation Consulting — Presentation (PDF)
  • Roger Cohen, President, Regional Airline Association — Presentation (PDF)
  • William Swelbar, Research Engineer, International Center for Air Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Presentation (PDF)
Time Event
8:00AM – 10:00AM Strategic Environmental Iniatives, Intermodalism, and Sustainability
  • Jessica Steinhilber, Senior Director, Environmental Affairs Airports Council International-North America — Presentation (PDF)
  • Matthew A. Coogan, Director, New England Transportation Institute
  • Emmanuelle Humblet, Project Manager / Sustainability & Adaptation Planner, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. — Presentation (PDF)
  • Gene Peters, Director, Ricondo Associates — Presentation (PDF)
10:30AM - 12:00PM Perspectives on Airport Planning and Investment Analysis
  • Michael Cheyne, Director of Planning, City of Atlanta – Department of Aviation — Presentation (PDF)
  • Barbara Fritsche, Senior Vice President, Wilbur Smith Associates — Presentation (PDF)
  • Elliott Black, Deputy Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Federal Aviation Administration Airports — Presentation (PDF)
  • Tom Tomczyk, Airport Planner, PENNDOT Bureau of Aviation — Presentation (PDF)
General Aviation/Business Aviation
Time Event
8:00AM – 10:00AM Business Aviation
  • Michael D. Chase, President, Chase & Associates — Presentation (PDF)
  • Robert Ellis, Director, Product & Systems Marketing, Rockwell Collins — Presentation (PDF)
  • Rolland Vincent, President, Rolland Vincent Associates, LLC — Presentation (PDF)
  • Ed Bolen, President & CEO, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
10:30AM – 12:00PM US Pilot Population
  • Jim Higgins, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, School of Aerospace Sciences — Presentation (PDF)
  • Kent Lovelace, Professor and Chair, University of North Dakota, School of Aerospace Sciences
  • Robert P. Coffman, Chairman, Government Affairs, Allied Pilots Association — Presentation (PDF)
  • David Wright, Sr. Manager, Training Solutions, Jeppesen — Presentation (PDF)
Time Event
8:00AM – 10:00AM Cargo Industry Issues and Outlook
  • Oliver Von Tronchin, Director, Airline Marketing, Airbus — Presentation (PDF)
  • Christopher J. Bonanti, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Richard P. Norris, Head of Air Cargo Development, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority — Presentation (PDF)
  • Marc Rossi, Certified Cargo Screening Program Branch Chief, Transportation Safety Administration — Presentation (PDF)