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NextGen Ahead 2010

Air Transportation Modernization Conference
May 19-21, 2010
Renaissance Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.

Speeding the Transition to 21st Century Air Traffic Modernization

“Since Alaska Airlines pioneered the use of RNP technology in Juneau, AK in the mid-1990s, the system has been credited with saving thousands of flights from diversions or delays each year due to poor weather and airport equipment outages.”

- Sarah Dalton, Director, Airspace & Technology, Alaska Airlines
Aviation Daily, Jan. 15, 2010

Gain in-depth insight into:

  • How FAA concepts for modernizing the National Airspace System are being developed and researched
  • How the FAA is leveraging cross-agency practices to develop and advance communications, navigation and surveillance capabilities for NextGen’s mid-term implementation
  • The FAA’s approval process for development and implementation of navigation procedures
  • See practical applications of the latest communications, navigation and surveillance technologies and determine what kind of ROI they may yield for your flight operations
  • NextGen’s financial outlook

Featured Speakers:

Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Victoria Cox, SVP for NextGen and Operations Planning, FAA Rick Day, Senior VP Operations, Air Traffic Organization, FAA Rick Day, Senior VP Operations, Air Traffic Organization, FAA James Eck, Director, Air Traffic Control Communications Services, Technical Operations Service, Air Traffic Organization, FAA
Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA Clay Jones, CEO, Rockwell Collins Nancy Kalinowski, VP, System Operations Services, Air Traffic Organization, FAA Jeff Martin, RNP Lead and Director, Flight Operations, Southwest Airlines
Bart Roberts, Managing Director, Flight Operations, American Airlines      

Gain perspectives from all NextGen stakeholders including the JPDO, airlines and commercial operators, ANSPs, airports and industry partners.


  • The FAA’s specific action plan for meeting mid-term priorities
  • Airlines – Capitalize on and make the business case for RNP and ADS-B
  • ANSPs – Conduct Continuous Descent Operations (CDO), even during peak periods
  • Business Aviation Operators – Gain clarification with regard to avionics equipage requirements and time tables
  • Airports – Take steps to reduce delays and improve capacity
  • Find balance to the ‘noise vs. emissions’ conundrum

NextGen Ahead will answer these questions and showcase the success strategies of the industry’s established leaders as well as those who are now breaking new ground in the area of navigation and surveillance.

Attend our in-depth workshop sessions on May 19th to maximize your learning and networking experience!


Earn CEU Credit for your Participation!

This event qualifies for CEU credit from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Earn 1.4 credits for your participation.

Registered Attendees Include:
In the News

FAA Controllers in Philadelphia Transition to Next Generation Air Transportation System Technology
FAA, April 26, 2010

FAA NextGen Implementation Plan
FAA, March 9, 2010

Forecast Links Aviation Activity and National Economic Growth
FAA, March 9, 2010

FAA Forecast Fact Sheet 2010-2030
FAA, March 9, 2010

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