Last updated: May 6, 2011
|DAY ONE – Tuesday, May 10, 2011|
|9:00 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|1:00 p.m.||Interactive Workshops A:|
| A-1 Funding & Financing for Air Transportation System Transformation Programs
| A-2 Emerging Concepts and Technologies
|2:30 p.m.||Networking Break|
|3:00 p.m.||Interactive Workshops B:|
| B-1 The Architecture & Infrastructure of Future ATM
| B-2 Operational Trials for Success
|4:30 p.m.||Conclusion of Interactive Workshops|
|DAY TWO – Wednesday, May 11, 2011|
|8:00 a.m.|| Networking Breakfast
|8:45 a.m.|| Welcome Remarks
|9:00 a.m.|| Congressional Address
Chairman Mica will address long-term government transportation priorities, and update on aviation programs within the Committee’s purview.
|9:15 a.m.|| View from the Hill
Chairman Petri will share updates on policies, funding and timeline from the House Aviation Subcommittee.
|9:35 a.m.|| Keynote Address
|9:55 a.m.|| Keynote Address
The Future of Air Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges
The aviation community has already done a tremendous amount of work with planning, testing and deploying NextGen capabilities. These advances consider system user perspectives, introduce satellite-based tracking and begin to maximize system performance using equipment that is already aboard many aircraft. One of the underpinnings of NextGen is a 4D trajectory based system, where aircraft negotiate a path that meets their business objectives. This system will accommodate commercial, military and general aviation aircraft, including UAS, with a broad range of performance characteristics. It will lead to a more precise and efficient flight with better use of scarce resources such as fuel, especially at the busiest airports. Roles of people and computers and the allocation of air traffic management functions between the ground and the cockpit will change. What are the next challenges and opportunities for technology and policy research?
|10:15 a.m.||Networking Break|
|10:45 a.m.|| Global Harmonization
What are the strategies and procedures for global interoperability and harmonization of various international ATM Improvement Programmes? What are the “action plans” to ensure that US aircrafts are equipped properly to function and immerse in international air traffic environments? How is the US comparable to the global transition for ATM?
|11:45 a.m.|| Building the Successful Business Case for NextGen
A successful NextGen business case clearly communicates the rationale for making an investment to transform your flight operations, but it also involves many key internal departments analyzing and determining pertinent ROI dollars. Getting more parties involved increases the risk of things not happening, but in this case, how can you not? Discover how Delta aligned their NextGen operational initiatives and financial cost-benefit analysis to move forward on their fleet transformations.
|12:30 p.m.|| Networking Luncheon-
sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers
|2:00 p.m.||Track Sessions C:|
| C-1 Updates on US Airways’ Global Partnerships
In 2009, US Airways partnered with the FAA on early adoption of NextGen. Now, as they are progressing in CAVS (CDTI Assisted Visual Separation) procedures with FAA, they are also partnering with Eurocontrol to enable In-Trail Procedures (ITP) using ADS-B across the Atlantic. In this session, hear updates on operational progress, and also decision-making strategies for equipage, training, and implementation.
| C-2 The Impact of Unmanned Aircraft System in the NAS
With the diverse shapes and sizes of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) designs, they will be serving a multitude of different purposes beyond the usual military and security operations. As they become a major entity of the global airspace, what procedures will be needed to accommodate UAS? How will UAS requirements affect civil aviation? What specifications will be considered for their integration into the air traffic system?
|2:45 p.m.||Track Sessions D:|
| D-1 New York Airports’ Commitment to NextGen
With the JFK’s Bay Runway re-opening ahead of schedule, the reconstruction of JFK’s infrastructure shows the determination of the Port Authority of NY & NJ to reduce fuel consumption and airport delays. What are their projects in making the New York airspace more efficient? What are their short-term and long-term goals in regards to NextGen and ground management programs?
| D-2 Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) – Migration of NextGen to an Automatic-Centric System
With the full integration of the air traffic system, including cockpit and ground automation, what factors must be considered to develop efficient procedures? What will be the new roles of pilots and controllers?
|3:30 p.m.||Track Sessions E:|
| E-1 Integration of GBAS in RNP as Part of NextGen Integration
Differential or Augmented GPS is a cornerstone of the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) movement. The first Ground Based Augmentation Station (GBAS) was certified for precision landings in 2009 for Category I minimums and autoland. Each year, the number of airports implementing GBAS grows as they capture the benefits of safety, reliability, efficiencies not available in any other navigation system. Discover what major global aviation markets are equipping with GBAS, the advanced certification process towards Category II/III, the fusion of RNAV/GLS approaches and many other developments in this fast moving segment of the PBN community.
| E-2 The New Movement of Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS)
When discussing CNS technologies, often the focus is on Navigation, while Communications and Surveillance can be overlooked. FANS (Future Air Navigation Systems) is a protocol for direct link of voice and data between ATS and AOC communications. Satellite-based voice and data communications are increasing the aircraft participation in FANS communications across the NATS, the Pacific and the Polar regions. With Link 2000 on the horizon in Europe, many operators are concerned about the cost of compliance, benefits and solutions available.
|4:30 p.m.|| Day Two Closing Session
Creating Financial Options for Achieving NextGen Capabilities
|5:30 p.m.|| Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Rockwell Collins
|DAY THREE – Thursday, May 12, 2011|
|8:00 a.m.|| Networking Breakfast
|8:30 a.m.||Keynote Address|
|8:30 a.m.|| Day Three Opening Address
|9:00 a.m.|| RTCA NextGen Updates
|9:30 a.m.||Networking Break|
|10:00 a.m.|| Mixed Performance Management
Policies, practices, and procedures by which the industry navigates through the transition period from contemporary CNS (Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance) to the prospective NextGen environment, addressing the challenges and dynamics of aircraft mixed equipage, infrastructure installation, airplane performance differences, variations in business case analysis practice, and other critical success factors. The intention is to enhance the economic advantage to early adopters of NextGen technologies while minimizing the disenfranchisement of later equippers, and focus on migration from a “first come, first served” to a “best equipped, best served” operational paradigm.
|11:00 a.m|| Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex
|12:00 p.m.||2011 NextGen conference concludes|