For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 10-00
May 15, 2000
Contact: Roland Herwig
Phone: (405) 954-7500

Pilots, airlines, federal, state officials, air traffic controllers to participate in two-day meetings to discuss incursions

WHAT: FAA Administrator Jane Garvey has given top priority to reducing runway incursions and incidents and has launched a series of regional workshops to develop this safety plan. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is included in this series and will be held two days — Wednesday and Thursday, May 17-18 — at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth. Other workshops are being held in Kansas City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Anchorage, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. Results of the regional meetings will be shared at a national runway safety meeting in June.

WHERE: Radisson Plaza Hotel, 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, (817) 870-2100

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17 First Session
11 a.m. Media availability for principals
1 p.m. Conference begins


  • John Mayrhofer, FAA director of National Runway Safety Office
  • Ruth Leverenz, FAA Associate Administrator for Region/Center Operations
  • Paul H. Smith, National Business Aircraft Association
  • Lisa Pyles, Fort Worth Aviation Director
  • Ken Kenvin, Operations Director, D/FW International
  • Capt. Don Wilson, American Airlines
  • Capt. R. J. Starley, Continental Airlines
  • Capt. David Keeling, Southwest Airlines
  • Capt. Lance McDonald, American Eagle Airlines
  • Capt. Jose Riveroll, Aero Mexico
  • Capt. Jack Eppard, Airline Pilots Association
  • Capt. Kevin Jansen, Allied Pilots Association

To plan coverage, please call Roland Herwig, 405-954-7500.