AAAE Runway Safety Summit


General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), in cooperation with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), is pleased to present the 2012 AAAE Runway Safety Summit. The summit will be held December 2-4 in Baltimore, MD and hosted by the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Runway Safety continues to be one of the Federal Aviation Administration's highest priorities.  With more than 50 million operations annually at the Nation's 560 plus certificated airports, runway incursions and excursions remain a constant threat.  The Agency continually seeks to optimize runway safety via a combination of outreach and training, new technology, effective phraseology and procedures, and enhanced signs, markings and lighting.

The summit will examine FAA policies, procedures and technology advancements intended to enhance aviation safety. The summit will bring together federal policymakers, airport operators and managers, airline safety professionals and consultants to engage in lively discussions and presentations about advancements in runway and airport safety, including improving runway safety areas, runway excursion mitigation and technology developments.

Highlights of the summit agenda will include:

.    Airports SMS Update
.    Updates from FAA's Office of Runway Safety
.    General Aviation Runway Safety Initiatives
.    Runway Excursion and Incursion Mitigation
.    Maintaining Safety During Construction Activities
.    New Runway Safety Technology Initiatives
.    Updates Regarding Signage and Markings
.    Presentation from the Winning Team of the FAA Design Competition for Universities
.    Airport Tour - BWI Runway Safety Area Program

Who Should Attend? 

.    Airport Directors
.    Airport Operations Personnel
.    Airline Safety Professionals and Consultants
.    Manufacturers of Airfield Safety Equipment and Technology
.    Federal regulators and policymakers