Day One: Plenary Session — Thursday, March 8, 2012

Plenary Session
Time Event
8:30 am – 8:35 am FAA Welcome – Julie Oettinger, Assistant Administrator for Aviation Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, Federal Aviation Administration
8:35 am – 8:50 am Opening Remarks – The Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of TransportationVideo
8:50 am – 10:15 am

FAA Aviation Forecasts/Presentation and Panel Discussion – Nan Shellabarger, Executive Director, Aviation Policy and Plans, Federal Aviation Administration

Panel 1: What does the FAA Forecast Mean for Aviation?Video

Moderator: Rich Golaszewski, Executive Vice President, GRA Inc.


  • Nan Shellabarger, Executive Director, Aviation Policy and Plans, Federal Aviation Administration — Video, Presentation (PDF)
  • John Heimlich, Vice President and Chief Economist, Airlines for America
  • Jens Hennig, Vice President, Operations, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
  • David Prevor, Director, Market Forecasts and Methods, Strategy and Cooperation, Airbus
  • Mairead Lavery, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Bombardier Aerospace
10:15 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:55 am

Panel 2: Executive Panel Discussion – Operating in the Global EconomyVideo

Moderator: Darren Shannon, Senior Editor, Aviation Week


  • Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
  • Thierry Tosi, Vice President and Managing Director, Americas, Rockwell Collins
  • Bryan Bedford, Chairman, President and CEO, Republic Airways (Invited)
  • Dave Bronczek, President & CEO, FedEx Express
  • Kevin Healy, Senior Vice President, Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, LLC (former Senior Vice President for Marketing and Planning, AirTran)
  • Billy M. Glover, Vice President, Environment and Aviation Policy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Remarks – Michael Huerta, Acting Administrator Federal Aviation AdministrationVideo
12:20 pm – 12:35 pm Break
12:35 pm – 2:10 pm

Lunch/Keynote Luncheon Address

Tony Tyler, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Air Transport Association — Video

2:10 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Panel 3: Aviation and the Global Economy – View from the IndustryVideo

Moderator: Chip Barclay, President, American Association of Airport Executives


  • Jim Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports
  • Andrew Nocella, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Planning, US Airways
  • Mario C. Diaz, Director, Houston Airport System
  • Marion C. Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer Aerospace Industries Association
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Panel 4: Aviation and the Global Economy – View from the UsersVideo

Moderator: Frances Fiorino, Aviation Writer


  • Michael Nesbit, Global Account Executive, Marriott International
  • Jim Rekoske, Vice President and General Manager, Renewable Energy and Chemicals, UOP, Honeywell
  • Donna Mullins, Manager, CV International, Inc.
  • William Hosack, Aviation Industry Lead and Senior Consultant, P3 North America (P3NA)
5:15 pm 1st Day Wrap up

Day Two: Concurrent Breakout Sessions — Friday, March 9, 2012

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Event
8:00am - 10:00pm


Moderator: Depasis Bhadra, Lead Economist, Aviation Policy and Plans, FAA


  • Eric Amel, Vice President, COMPASS LEXECON — Presentation (PDF)
  • Dr. David Marsh, Manager, Forecasting and Traffic Analysis, Directorate Network Management, EUROCONTROL – STATFOR — Presentation (PDF)
  • Narjess Teyssier, Chief Economic Analysis and Policy Section, Secretary of the Joint Support Committee, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO — Presentation (PDF)
  • Roger Cohen, President, Regional Airlines Association — Presentation (PDF)
8:00am - 10:00am

General Aviation/Business Aviation:

Moderator: Jens C. Hennig, Vice President of Operations, GAMA


  • M. Barry MacKinnon, Director of Market Development, Bombardier Business Aircraft — Presentation (PDF)
  • Martin Rottler, Aviation Lecturer, The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies — Presentation (PDF)
  • Dean C. Roberts, PhD, Director of Market Analysis, Civil Small & Medium Engines, Rolls-Royce North America Inc. — Presentation (PDF)
  • Ben Weaver, Vice President, Operations Planning, Signature Flight Support — Presentation (PDF)
10:00am – 10:30am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:30am - 12:30pm


Moderator, Elliot Black, Deputy Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, FAA


  • Kelly Johnson, Airport Director, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
  • Skip Miller, Executive Director, Louisville Regional Airport Authority
  • Elaine Roberts, President and CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • Blair Wilson, Airport Director, Greater Kankakee Airport
10:30am - 12:30pm


Moderator: Rex Edwards, Vice President, Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, LLC — Presentation (PDF)


  • George Kerchner, Executive Director, The Rechargeable Battery Association — Presentation (PDF)
  • Brandon Fried, Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association — Presentation (PDF)
  • Michael Steen, Executive VP, Marketing, Atlas Air — Presentation (PDF)