About the Runway Safety Summit 

Airports, air traffic controllers, operators, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have dedicated professionals that strive every day to ensure a safe operating environment for the traveling public. While progress has been made by industry and regulators to address runway incursions in recent years, obstacles have arisen, and significant work remains. Since 2020, the industry has faced challenges managing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. While passenger traffic continued to increase in 2021 toward normal pre-pandemic levels and recovery efforts have accelerated, traditional runway incursions, wrong surface events, and other potential safety hazards have not gone away.

In an effort to combat these challenges, airports, controllers, operators, and several lines of business within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have continued to focus on ensuring safe and continuous airport operations and mitigating incidents and events that are still occurring every day. These initiatives include implementing NextGen, including the Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM); finalizing regulatory requirements for airport safety management systems (SMS); and carrying out the Office of Airports’ Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program. 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 excursion and incursion mitigations and recent technological developments.

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