General Information

Hurricane Irma Impact Update: AAAE and our gracious host, Orlando International Airport, are excited to host the upcoming Runway Safety Summit in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando International Airport and the Rosen Plaza Hotel are ready to welcome attendees. If you have not done so already, show your support for Orlando International Airport by making a donation to the AAAE/ACI-NA Hurricane Relief Fund.

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), in cooperation with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), is pleased to present the 2017 AAAE Runway Safety Summit, being held November 6-8, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Many thanks to the Orlando International Airport for hosting this year's event.

Despite significant efforts by industry and regulators, we have been unable to drive down the number of runway incursions in recent years. Rising passenger traffic will eventually force a corresponding increase in operations in the coming years.  Basic math shows that if the aviation industry is unable to curb the incursion rate in the near future, we stand a great risk for a major incident.

In an effort to combat this challenge, several lines of business within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have taken several steps in an attempt to thwart such an occurrence. A few of these efforts include a recent industry-wide call to action on Runway Safety, the Office of Airports’ Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program and recent efforts on both airline and airport Safety Management Systems (SMS). This Summit will explore the specifics of these and other new initiatives in which airports, airlines, pilots and other industry professionals will need to engage in order to do their part in maintaining and strengthening the culture of safety on our nation’s runways.   

The summit will closely examine FAA policies and procedures intended to enhance aviation safety and highlight airport best practices in the field. The summit will also bring together federal policymakers, airport operators and managers, airline safety professionals and consultants to present the latest information and engage in meaningful discussion about advancements in runway and airport safety, including improving runway safety areas, runway excursion mitigation, runway incursion mitigation and technology developments.

Highlights of the Summit Agenda Will Include:

A discussion on Airports SMS Implementation 
Updates from FAA's Office of Runway Safety
Runway Excursions and Incursions: Data Trends and Case Studies
Update on NextGen Implementation
Safety Considerations Surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems
Human Factors in Runway Safety
Ramp Operations: Best Practices and Safety Procedures
Managing FOD and Runway Contamination
Wildlife Management Practices

Who Should Attend? 

  •  Airport Directors
  • Airport Operations Personnel
  • Airline Safety Professionals and Consultants
  • Manufacturers of Airfield Safety Equipment and Technology
  • Federal regulators and policymakers
  • General Aviation Professionals

Get More Bang for your Buck!
Register for both the Runway Safety Summit AND the Ramp Safety Management Workshop to receive a $50 discount! 

To receive the discount rate, put in coupon code RSMW17 at checkout. You must be attending the Ramp Safety Management Workshop and Runway Safety Summit to qualify for the discount.

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