The premier FAA International Runway Safety Summit (IRSS) will be held December 1-3, 2009, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and The MITRE Corporation, this three-day event focuses on one of aviation's most critical challenges worldwide — Runway Safety. The event will consist of discussions, analyses, and reviews of critical issues such as human factors, airport geometry, technology today and tomorrow, the cockpit, ATC procedures, and SMS systems. Wes Timmons, FAA's director of the Office of Runway Safety says "By bringing these individuals together, we will not only be able to evaluate our progress to improve runway safety to date, but also will set a course for the future of runway safety worldwide."

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit the official conference website.