March 6, 2012


WHAT:  37th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference
WHO:  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, and other aviation leaders.
WHEN:   Thursday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, March 9, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W.

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m., U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will deliver opening remarks at FAA’s 37th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference.  At 12:00 noon on March 8, FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta will also address the conference.  

The annual conference brings together aviation leaders from around the world to discuss the current state and future projections for air travel with the release of FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2012-2032.  Speakers and panelists will include representatives from the airlines, airport operators, manufacturers, and other stakeholders. They will discuss aviation's role in the global economy, the unique challenges global operations present, and how aviation can meet its global responsibilities now and into the future. 

Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), will deliver the Keynote Luncheon Address at 12:30 p.m. on March 8 to provide the aviation industry’s perspective.  For specific times and dates of panels and speakers visit: http://www.faa.gov/news/conferences_events/aviation_forecast_2012/ . 
Reporters attending the conference need to RSVP to the contact listed above.

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