Abstracts

Monday, October 2

General Session II, 11-11:45 a.m.
FAA Q&A and Discussion
Experience an open give and take discussion with FAA representatives. Bring your questions and get the answers in person.

Small Group Discussions II A, 3:45-5 p.m.
Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know Now
As airlines and airports increasingly become targets of cyber attacks, aviation and IT experts have urged taking cyber threats seriously by launching a common strategy. Hear from experts on how airports and the entire aviation industry are working together to confront cyber threats.

Tuesday, October 3

General Session III, 10:15-11 a.m.
Adverse Impacts on Small Community Air Service -- the Pilot Shortage and the Reduction in Small Regional Jets
A number of variables have resulted in a significant decline to small community air service in recent years. These include regulations resulting in pilot shortages and economic pressures that eliminate the viability of small regional jets, to other unintended regulatory consequences. This session will identify the relationships and impacts of regulations and the economy on service to many small communities.

Small Group Discussions III A,
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Risk Management: Safety and Financial
This session will take a thorough look at various aspects of risk management at airports. The panel members will share lessons learned and steps to proactively mitigate risks with safety and financial ramifications.

Small Group Discussions III B, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Responsible Growth of the National Airports System: NPIAS, ASSET and Big Picture Thinking
Strategic investment in the National Airports System is a complex and fluid discussion that has a long-term impact on industry stakeholders, users and constituents. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) is a comprehensive report to Congress, updated every two years. This discussion will take a look at what’s new, what’s changed, and what was not included in 2017. Similarly, FAA’s ASSET and ASSET 2 reports were controversial and highly discussed within the airport community just a few years ago; share and hear from others how these reports are interpreted, how they are used today, and what work is still needed.

General Session V, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Passenger Facilitation Changes and Emerging Technology -- Why They May Affect You

This session will feature CBP and TSA officials, as well as airport and airline representatives, who will discuss how emerging technologies and facilitation techniques will allow for more effective passenger processing at airports of all sizes. Topics will include: CBP’s biometric exit pilots using facial recognition, what comes next for Automated Passport Control and Global Entry, modified egress, and one-stop-processing; TSA’s biometric authentication technology and other innovations; as well as cooperative efforts CBP and TSA are undertaking together to expedite the processing of international travelers. Given the complicated global security environment and emerging threats in which we operate, airport operators and stakeholders will find this discussion timely and beneficial. As part of this session, participants will have the opportunity to explore ideas with the panelists on how to be in front of these issues.

Small Group Discussions III A, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Risk Management: Safety and Financial
This session will take a thorough look at various aspects of risk management at airports. The panel members will share lessons learned and steps to proactively mitigate risks with safety and financial ramifications.

General Session VI, 4 -5 p.m.
Security and Soft Targets: Lessons Learned
After recent attacks in Ft. Lauderdale, Brussels and Istanbul, the federal government, airports and airlines have re-evaluated their security measures to enhance aviation security operations and incident response times, as well as identified processes on how best to resume airport operations after a critical security incident.  While there is not a “one size fits all” solution, panelists will identify lessons learned, risk mitigation efforts, and trade resumption best practices.