The 2017 Airports Conference

The Hershey Lodge, Hershey Pennsylvania

  • The 2017 NEC AAAE Airports Conference

    March 28–30, 2017 — Hershey, Pennsylvania

View the final 2017 conference schedule (Adobe PDF).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time Event
1:30–5:00 p.m. Sessions/Exhibits Open
5:15–7:00 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time Event
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sessions/Exhibits Open
5:15–7:00 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time Event
8:30 a.m.–noon Sessions
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch

While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the advertised package, Penn State Conferences and Institutes reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or seminar content.

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Monday, March 21, 2016
Time Event
5:00–7:00 p.m. Reception and Cash Bar; Exhibits Open
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00–8:15 a.m. Buffet Breakfast, Chocolate Ballroom
8:00–8:30 a.m. Welcome, Martin Pietrucha, Penn State; Steve Urlass and Diane Crean, FAA
Hot Mix Asphalt for Airport Pavement Workshop Engineering Operational Safety and Lighting Management Finance, Environment, and Planning
8:30–9:15 a.m. Flexible Pavement Design and Development of Construction Specification Guillermo Felix Update on Pavement-Related Advisory Circulars: Changes in the ACsGreg Cline, FAA Wildlife Hazard Management Plan/General Aviation AirportsJohn Weller, FAA Airports Division Managers Briefing in FY 2015–2016Steve Urlass, Evelyn Martinez, Lori Pagnanelli, Matthew DiGiulian, Mahendra Raghubeer, FAA Using Novel Aircraft Performance Engineering Methods to Optimize Runway Length Doron Lean, Paul Hannah
9:15–10:00 a.m. Application of FAA Geometry StandardsCraig Louden
10:00–10:30 a.m. Break, Great American Hall
10:30–11:15 a.m. Development of Job Mix Formula, Marshall Design MethodCindy LaFleur
Airport Extensions, Rockfill Embankment Construction in a Coal-Mined AreaMohammed Ayub Iqbal, Drew Kurtz
History, Challenges, and Opportunities of Providing Safe and Useful Runway Condition Reports on Contaminated RunwaysSteve McKeown, Troy Lane
ATO, Project Coordination Reimbursable Agreements —  Zipporah Davis, Teronda Jackson, Mark Smith, FAA 150/5300-18C Update and Changes for Airport Awareness Eric Risner
11:15–noon Value of a Robust GIS Dataset and What to Do with It Now! Tom Mackie RCAM Training Design: Safety Change Management and the TALPA ARCJohn Gadzinski 20:1 Obstacle Update: New Procedures and Their Effect on Part 77 Surfaces Gerard Lebar, John Dermody, FAA Planning and NEPA at the Speed of Business — Ogdensburg International Airport RW 27 Extension Jeffrey Wood
noon–1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch and Presentation — Toby Fauver, PennDOT, Chocolate Ballroom
1:30–2:15 p.m. Job Mix Formula Using Gyratory CompactorCindy LaFleur
614,000 Square Yards of Success: Reconstructing Detroit Metro’s Longest Runway in 100 DaysSri Kumar, Nathan Summers Inspection Discrepancies and Best Practices — Mahendra Raghubeer, Dennis O’Donnell, FAA Yeager Airport Runway 5 Slope Failure — Airport Operation and Engineering ResponseTerry Sayre, Nick Keller, Richard Holes, Allen Cadden A Case Study of Stage 1 Airfield Development — Capacity Enhancement ProgramTimothy Ward, Tom Varughese, Joseph Grubbs
2:15–3:00 p.m. Random Sampling TechniquesGuillermo Felix Airfield Asphalt Preservation and FOD Correction — Joe Larusso Land Release and Change of Use (Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical) David Cohen, FAA Runway Protection Zones Risk Assessment Tool and MethodologyHamid Shirazi, Kenneth Jacobs, Rich Speir
3:00–3:30 p.m. Break, Great American Hall
3:30–4:15 p.m. Quality AssurancePatrick Kiernan
Airport Pavement Rideability Rating for Maintenance EvaluationGordon Hayhoe Understanding PCN, PCI, and PASER Value for Airport Operators — Guillermo Felix, FAA FAA Initiatives for a Changing Aviation WorldDiane Crean, David Swanson, Ryan Heeralall, FAA How Building Information Modeling (BIM) is Enhancing Aviation ProjectsLinell Homentosky, James Greco
4:15–5:00 p.m. Laboratory Accreditation ProgramsGuillermo Felix Annual Update of the Runway Safety Area, Pavement Management and Standards Compliance Alan Pelijovich, Paul Shank Is There Really Fun in Funding and Is There Any New in Revenue?Bradley Penrod
5:15–6:45 p.m. Reception and Cash Bar, Great American Hall; Exhibits Open

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7:00–8:15 a.m. Buffet Breakfast, Red Room
Hot Mix Asphalt for Airport Pavement Workshop Engineering Operational Safety and Lighting Management Finance, Environment, and Planning
8:30–9:15 a.m. Statistical Analysis and Calculation of Percent within LimitsC. Steinhauer Airport Technology R&D Program Update — Keith Bagot, FAA, Benjamin Mahaffay, FAA
TRB-ACRP Report 148: Getting the Most Out of LED Airfield LightingJoe Vigilante, Shady Elshetwy
Have You Looked in the Mirror Today? An Organizational Review and Assessment Bradley Penrod AIP Procurement Regulation — Under CFR 200 (aka The Omni Circular), Mike Rottinghaus, FAA
9:15–10:00 a.m. Visual Guidance R&D Update — Robert Bassey, FAA
Airport Strategic Business Planning Tools and Techniques — Bryan Elliott
10:00–10:30 a.m. Break, Great American Hall
10:30–11:15 a.m. Percent within Limit/Computer SoftwareGuillermo Felix Navigating the EMAS Procurement ProcessMarc Klein, John Dermody, FAA
Solar LED Aviation Lighting Technology AdvancesJeff Trottier, Tara Stewart Why Public Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Enhance the Airport EnvironmentJames Stephens, Matthew Baker Air Quality, Flood Plains, Waters of the U.S., Short Form EA UpdateAndrew Brooks, Michael Lamprecht, FAA
11:15–noon Contractor Quality ControlJohn Savastio Positive and Negative Contributions of Research Direction ChangeEdward Guo
Upgrading an Airfield Electrical System on a BudgetJoe Spirk
FAA Safety Assessments for Construction and Planning ProjectsKen Jacobs
noon–1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Red Room

While reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the advertised package, Penn State Conferences and Institutes reserves the right to substitute speakers and/or seminar content.—–>

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