About the Conference

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), in partnership with the Northeast Chapter AAAE (NEC), is pleased to present the Hub Airports Winter Operations & Deicing Conference which is scheduled for July 25-27, 2022 in Chicago, IL. 

This increasingly popular annual conference will focus on the challenges associated with winter operations at airports and take an in-depth look at the issues, regulations, and new technologies associated with winter operations overall. Through detailed presentations, technology updates, and informative moderated discussions, this conference will allow key airport, airline, and air traffic control decision-makers to address complex issues surrounding winter operations at hub airports. The conference will feature case studies illustrating approaches to snow and ice removal from the most recent winter season, as well as other hot topics like financial planning for winter operations, workforce development post-pandemic, autonomous snow-removal vehicles, and much more. Attendees will receive updates on compliance and regulatory actions from the FAA, as well as exploring the weather forecasting, centralized deicing facilities, and more. Be sure to check out the agenda for a full list of session topics.

Although the conference originally grew as a resource for large hub operators, medium and small hubs have begun attending as well and have found the discussions to be extremely beneficial. Additionally, as more southern regions become part of the winter discussion, we strongly encourage all southern airports to continue attending this important annual event.

As is tradition at this event, the conference kicks off with an interactive session focused on the hottest topics in an ever-changing environment. Be sure to participate in this icebreaker on Monday, July 25, immediately preceding the Welcome Reception!

Featured Topics

  • Winter Case Studies
  • Workforce Development Challenges and Strategies
  • FAA Regulatory Update
  • Centralized Deicing Facilities
  • Glycol Recycling
  • Financial Considerations for Winter Operations
  • Weather Forecasting