AAAE/IAAE/GAMA/IATA Transatlantic Aviation Issues Conference

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The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the International Association of Airport Executives (IAAE), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Eurocontrol, and European Aviation Safety Agency are pleased to present the Third Transatlantic Aviation Issues Conference to be held at the Conrad Brussels Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, June 26-28, 2012.

The Third Transatlantic Aviation Issues Conference will bring together leaders from government agencies, airports and airlines, manufacturers and general aviation, as well as aviation policymakers from Europe and the United States, to discuss current challenges and look ahead to future ones. The theme of the conference is "Hitting Some Turbulence: US/EU Aviation Relations."

Despite progress in recent years, clouds are looming for the partnership that has made the transatlantic aviation relationship the cornerstone of global aviation progress. How do we get past the differences and push forward?

Can the European Union and the United States find common ground on environmental issues, despite the shadow of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme seemingly growing?  What hope lies for the Open Skies Agreement?  Can mutual security concerns be better streamlined in 2012?  Are both sides aligned when it comes to integration of their respective future air traffic control networks?  Where to from here, now that a bilateral safety agreement has been implemented?  What effect will the U.S. election and the European fiscal crisis have on all of the above?

The conference will begin on the evening of Tuesday, June 26, with an opening reception and conclude on Thursday, June 28, at 12:30. The registration fee includes all conference materials, the opening reception, one luncheon and all refreshment breaks. Dress is business attire. Confirmation letters will be e-mailed to all attendees.

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