AAAE Federal Aerospace Forecast Conference


General Information

The Federal Aerospace Forecast Conference will bring together industry analysts, economists, government newsmakers and aviation leaders to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration's Aviation Forecast for 2014-2034 and related policy challenges facing the industry. At the conference, FAA will unveil the detailed industry forecast and explain the analyses behind the numbers. Panel discussions and interactive sessions will feature top industry and policy leaders exploring such topics as:

NEW THIS YEAR: Two concurrent half-day interactive sessions will be offered.  Attendees may choose among: a workshop explaining changes to the FAA's Terminal Area Forecast and demonstrations on how to most efficiently use the data for their businesses OR an interactive breakout session examining aviation industry workforce issues such as pilot and mechanic shortages and how to attract and retain skilled workers. This workforce "café session" will feature facilitated roundtable discussions designed to encourage collaboration and innovative dialogue amongst attendees.

The FAA's Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) has been a crucial part of the forecasting landscape for many years, but as the airline industry (and activity levels) have become more volatile and more challenging to predict, the FAA has had to adapt to changing times. The FAA will present significant advancements in the analytical tools it uses to generate the TAF, and will seek input from both an expert panel and from the audience on how best to use these new capabilities. This is a great opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions and express ideas on how the TAF could be generated and used.



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