Airplanes on runway
FEATURING:

ROBERT I. ACEVES

Director
The CUNY Aviation Institute at York College

STAN ALTMAN

President
Baruch College, CUNY

SUSAN M. BAER

Director of Aviation
The Port Authority of NY & NJ

TOM BOCK

General Manager, Airspace Modernization
The Port Authority NY & NJ

CARL E. BURLESON

Director, Office of Environment and Energy
Federal Aviation Administration

LORNE CASS

Director, Industry Affairs
Delta Air Lines

PATTY CLARK

Senior Advisor to the Aviation Director
The Port Authority of NY & NJ

ROGER COHEN

President
Regional Airline Association

ROBERT I. DAVIDSON

Senior Vice President Aviation + Transportation Facility Development
STV

WILLIAM FIFE

Principal
Fife Consulting

DOREEN M. FRASCA

President and Principal
Frasca&Associates

MARK HUSSER

Partner
Grimshaw

MARCIA V. KEIZS

President
York College, CUNY

CATHERINE LANG

Associate Administrator for Airports
Federal Aviation Administration

ROBERT MARUSTER

Chief Operating Officer
JetBlue

HONORABLE GREGORY W. MEEKS

U.S. Congress, 6th Congressional District (NY)

KIRAN MERCHANT

Manager, Aviation Planning
The Port Authority of NY&NJ

JACK S. NYMAN

Director
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute Baruch College, CUNY

ROBERT E. PAASWELL

President
The City College of New York, CUNY

NEYSA C. PRANGER

Director of Public Affairs
Regional Plan Association

MICHAEL ROMANOWSKI

Director NextGen Integration & Implementation
Federal Aviation Administration

TOM ROSSBACH

National Director of Aviation Architecture
HNTB

ART TORNO

Vice President - New York
American Airlines

CHRISTOPHER O. WARD

Executive Director
The Port Authority of NY & NJ

MARION KROMM WHITE

Senior Associate and Project Manager
Gensler

MADELYN WILS

Executive Vice President Planning, Development and Maritime
NYC Economic Development Corporation

KATHRYN S. WYLDE

President & CEO
Partnership for New York City

JEFFREY M. ZUPAN

Senior Fellow
Regional Plan Association

Airports

21st Century Makeovers For The New York Metro Region

June 14, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

SUBJECT: Airports underpin our region’s economy. To manage dramatic growth, minimize risk, boost efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts, they’re undergoing historic change. NextGen is a driver!

EVENT LOCATION:
McGraw-Hill Auditorium and Gallery
1221 Avenue of the Americas,
2nd Floor (49th Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10020

Event Registration:

Airports are vital to our region’s economy, including the real estate sector. But they’re operating near or at maximum capacity, largely with 20th century technology. Customer satisfaction is low. Air traffic is projected to grow sharply. Modernizing and upgrading operations, expanding capacity, boosting efficiency, and meeting sustainability goals together constitute a challenge that in scope and complexity has no precedent in aviations over 100-year history.

Work to meet that challenge is under way, and advanced technologies and safety management systems play starring roles in the drama. Notably, NextGen is driving a transformational shift from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. Benefits include more efficient use of airspace, and reduction of risk, gridlock, fuel consumption, and environmental impacts, including noise pollution.

What does it take to implement these changes? How will they be financed? What are the challenges and opportunities? Members of Congress, top officials from the FAA and Port Authority, aviation executives and other aviation experts, and representatives of leading NGOs will examine the forces, factors, and issues in play.