AAAE/USCTA FAA Contract Tower Program Webinar

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 2-4 p.m. ET | Online


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program has been in place since 1982 and currently provides for the contract operation of air traffic control services at 258 airports. The program continues to receive high marks from the Department of Transportation Inspector General, Congress, and aviation users.

AAAE and the U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA) are hosting a Contract Tower Program Webinar from 2-4 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Airport management at FAA contract towers, officials from airports interested in participating in the FCT Program, ATC-related companies, and other aviation stakeholders should not miss this special opportunity to learn more about the FAA Contract Tower Program.

Topics at the virtual event will include prospects for increased federal funding for the FCT Program, how the upcoming infrastructure bill could impact contract tower airports, efforts to address staffing challenges, perspectives from Capitol Hill, and other contract tower issues and trends. Airports and FAA representatives will also have a chance to discuss other contract tower-related matters and challenges.


This agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

July 22
2:00 pm—2:10 pm

Opening Remarks

Todd Woodard, C.M., Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, Spokane International Airport

7/22/2021 2:00:00 PM7/22/2021 2:10:00 PM
July 22
2:10 pm—2:25 pm

FAA Update

Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, ATO-0, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

7/22/2021 2:10:00 PM7/22/2021 2:25:00 PM
July 22
2:25 pm—2:45 pm

FAA Contract Tower Program Update and Discussion

Jeff Szczygielski, Director (A), Operational Policy & Implementation, Air Traffic Services - AJT-2, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Lisa Bush-Caudle, Program Manager, Contract Tower, AJT-2230, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

7/22/2021 2:25:00 PM7/22/2021 2:45:00 PM
July 22
2:45 pm—2:55 pm

Insurance Update

Regina Carter, Senior Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Jerry Ruth, Senior Vice President, CHUBB/ACE

7/22/2021 2:45:00 PM7/22/2021 2:55:00 PM
July 22
2:55 pm—3:15 pm

One-on-One with Paul Rinaldi

Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

7/22/2021 2:55:00 PM7/22/2021 3:15:00 PM
July 22
3:15 pm—3:45 pm

Washington Update

Brad Van Dam, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, AAAE

7/22/2021 3:15:00 PM7/22/2021 3:45:00 PM
July 22
3:45 pm—4:00 pm

Open Discussion/Closing Remarks

Todd Woodard, C.M., Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, Spokane International Airport

7/22/2021 3:45:00 PM7/22/2021 4:00:00 PM


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  Registration Fee
 AAAE/USCTA Members   $125
 Non-Members  $150

Registrations, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. All cancellation requests for registrations received on or before Thursday, July 15, 2021, are subject to a $50 cancellation processing fee; approved refunds will be processed after the meeting takes place. There will be no refunds of any kind after this date. Cancellations with outstanding invoices received within two weeks of the start of the conference, will require full payment on the balance due. Refunds will not be provided, and balance dues will not be forgiven for no-shows. Substitutions within the same conference will be accepted without penalties. The difference between member and non-member price will be charged if a non-member replaces a member. Substitutions will be accepted with a written request to The individual substituting for the original registrant is responsible for all financial obligations (balance due; difference in fees due to membership type) associated with that substitution. For all inquiries regarding cancellations, refunds and substitutions, please contact the AAAE Meetings Department at 703.824.0504 or email By submitting a completed registration form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy.

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ACCREDITED AIRPORT EXECUTIVES: This course is worth 3 credits in the AAAE Continuing Airport Management Education Unit (CEU) program.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Brad Van Dam at or 703.797.2534.

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation’s leading distributors of diversified insurance products and services. Our solution-focused commitment to meeting the unique needs of our clients assures the delivery of the most innovative insurance products, services, and thinking in the industry.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Ms. Regina Carter
Senior Vice President

ATC Shades, LLC

ATC Shades was established to offer the best value solution for superior quality, service, and prompt installation of FAA compliant Mylar window shades for air traffic control towers.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Paul E. Wolownik
Vice President

CI² Aviation, Inc.

CI² Aviation, Inc. is an FAA and ATCA award-winning aerospace and information technology company offering a full range of engineering, technology, management, and administrative support services to a global audience of public and private agencies.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Ms. Andrella Kenner
President & Chief Executive Officer

CTBX Aviation Group, LLC

CTBX Aviation is a full-service Contract Tower consulting firm with projects throughout the USA. Everything from Benefit Cost Analysis and Site Selection SRMDs through Final Design and Construction. Solutions to satisfy the FAA Safety Management System, Quality Assurance and ATC Equipment Criteria (MEL) while maintaining your budget.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Brian M. Lally, P.E.

Jotron USA Inc.

Jotron is a proud provider of affordable communication equipment designed specifically for the federal contract tower market. Equipment includes VHF and UHF radios, Controller Working Positions, and Legal Recorders.

Sponsoring: UCSTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Ivan Rendon
Technical Sales Manager

Midwest Air Traffic Control Service Inc.

Midwest ATC provides a full range of Air Traffic Control (tower and radar), Air Terminal Operations including Passenger Services, Transient Alert (ground handling), Ground Electronics Maintenance, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance, Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATCALS) maintenance, Airfield Management, and Training services.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Shane L. Cordes
President & Chief Executive Officer

National Air Traffic Controllers Association

NATCA represents over 20,000 controllers, engineers and other safety-related professionals, with membership from every state, territory and possession of the United States.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Kelly Richardson
Deputy Director, Public Affairs

Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc.

RVA is an aviation services company specializing in air traffic control (ATC) operations; ATC communications systems engineering, installation, and maintenance; navigation and landing system engineering, installation, and maintenance; aviation safety and Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) studies; and transportation security studies and planning. RVA is headquartered in Oklahoma City. Our customers include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), private corporations, universities, state, city and foreign governments.

Sponsoring: Webinar Sponsor

Mr. James Slate
Vice President, Air Traffic Services


Saab is a global aerospace and defense company with air traffic management systems deployed at more than 250 locations around the world. Our reliable surveillance sensors form the foundation for advanced automation and our decision support tools help improve safety, efficiency, and collaboration for all operational stakeholders.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Matthew J. Massiano
Director, Business Development

Serco, Inc.

Serco, Inc. provides air traffic control services, ATC equipment installation and maintenance, airport management and other aeronautical services around the world.

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. David McCann
Director of Aviation

Wolen, LLC

Sponsoring: USCTA Webinar Sponsor

Mr. Paul J. Wolownik

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