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AAAE Runway Safety Summit 2017

Event Date:

06-Nov-2017 – 08-Nov-2017

Avionics for NextGen 2017


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 AeroMACS - WiMAX Forum will be at AAAE Runway Safety Summit!

Come see Declan Byrne, WiMAX Forum President, speak about AeroMACS on the "Advances in Runway Safety Technology" session, which will take place from 1:30 - 2:45PM on Tuesday, November 7.

For more information and registration, please visit: AAAE Runway Safety Summit 2017.