The National Conference Center – Leesburg, VA

Tuesday | August 21st | 2018

FAA Safety Summit - Working together to address wrong surface events


The FAA Safety Summit is a one-day event sponsored by the Office of Aviation Safety, Air Traffic Organization, and Office of Airports. This event will bring together runway safety stakeholders from government and industry to address wrong surface events and discuss ways in which we can work together to reduce their occurrences. The FAA Safety Summit audience will be comprised of representative from airlines, the business aviation community, the general aviation community, large and small airports, and government agencies.

For information on speakers and agenda topics, please continue reading below.

Speakers (To learn more about a particular speaker, click on their image)


FAA Speakers

Daniel K. Elwell
Acting Administrator
Teri L. Bristol
Chief Operating Officer
Air Traffic Organization
WINSOME LENFERT
Acting Associate Administrator for Airports
ALI BAHRAMI
Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety

Keynote Speaker

MARK BAKER
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), President

Agenda


The FAA Safety Summit will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to talk face-to-face with a cross section of government and industry representatives about causal factors, discussion of barriers to overcome, and solutions to wrong surface operations.

7:30-8:00 | Registration

Setting the Tone

8:00-8:15 | Welcome and Introduction

Teri L. Bristol, FAA Air Traffic Organization Chief Operating Officer

8:15-8:30 | Leadership Greeting

Dan K. Elwell, Acting FAA Administrator

8:30-9:00 | Keynote Address

Mark Baker, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), President

9:00-10:00 | Wrong Surface Risk Profile

Representatives from the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), Office of Airports (ARP), and Office of Aviation Safety (AVS), will set the stage for the day by discussing the context behind wrong surface event issues. This presentation will discuss questions such as: “How often do these events occur?”, “What are some examples of events?”, and “Where are we most vulnerable?”

  • John Dermody, FAA ARP, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards
  • Stephen McMahon, FAA ATO, Deputy Vice President, Safety and Technical Training
  • Warren Randolph, FAA AVS, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Accident Investigation and Prevention
10:00-10:30 | Networking Break

What contributes to the risk?

10:30-11:30 | Panel

Panelists will discuss their perspectives on the various types of wrong surface events: incorrect airport landings, approaching or landing on incorrect runways or taxiways, and departing from incorrect runways or taxiways.

Moderator: Mark DeNicuolo, FAA ATO, Director, Safety

Panelists:

  • Roy Fuhrmann, Flying Cloud Airport, Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC), Chief Operating Officer
  • Steve Hansen, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), National Safety Committee Chairman
  • Captain Steve Jangelis, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), Aviation Safety Chair
  • Richard McSpadden, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Executive Director Air Safety Institute
  • Mitchell Serber, NBAA, Chief of Safety, Boeing Company Executive Flight Operations
11:30-1:00 | Lunch

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

Panel Coordinator: Winsome Lenfert, FAA Office of Airports, Acting Associate Administrator

1:00-2:30 | Speed Chat Session

The audience will be divided into equal groups and will spend approximately 15 minutes at a station. At each station, the presenters will conversationally discuss the available solutions to reduce the wrong surface risk. This will be a dynamic, on-your-feet session after lunch. The stations are:

  1. FAA AVS Solutions (Own-Ship Moving Map)
    • Jens Hennig, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Vice President of Operations
    • Mark Steinbicker, FAA AVS, Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division
  2. FAA AVS Solutions
    • Yasuo Ishihara, Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Technology, Technical Fellow
    • Laura Smith-Velazquez, Rockwell Collins, Senior Human Factors and Systems Engineer
    • Bill Stone, Garmin, Senior Business Development Manager
  3. FAA ARP Infrastructure Solutions and Advisory Circulars
    • John Dermody, FAA ARP, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards
  4. FAA ATO Technology
    • Emily Banuelos, FAA ATO, Team Manager, Western Service Area, Runway Safety Program
    • Jere Hayslett, FAA AJM, Acting Director, Air Traffic Systems
  5. FAA Wrong Surface Mitigations
    • Maggie Geraghty, FAA ATO, Manager, Safety
    • Kelsey Sydney, FAA ATO, Program Coordinator, Top 5
2:30-2:45 | Speed Chat Recap and Wrap Up

This session will be led by Winsome Lenfert, FAA Office of Airports, Acting Associate Administrator, and the station members.

2:45-3:15 | Networking Break

WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?

Panel Coordinator: Ali Bahrami, FAA Aviation Safety, Associate Administrator

3:15-4:15 | Panel

Discussion on the path forward and the commitment to existing mitigation activities. Representatives from aviation community working groups (including Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), and Runway Safety Council (RSC)) will discuss how current and future mitigations will ensure success.

Moderator: Michael O'Donnell, FAA AVS, Executive Director, Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service

Panelists:

  • Rick Domingo, FAA AVS, Executive Director, Flight Standards Services
  • Sean Elliott, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Vice President of Advocacy and Safety
  • James Fee, FAA ATO, Manager, Runway Safety Group
  • Captain Steve Jangelis, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), Aviation Safety Chair
  • Michael Quiello, United Airlines, Vice President Corporate Safety
4:15-4:30 | Recap and Closing Remarks

Teri L. Bristol, FAA Air Traffic Organization Chief Operating Officer

Moderators & Panelists

Emily Banuelos
FAA ATO, Team Manager, Western Service Area, Runway Safety Program
MARK DENICUOLO
FAA ATO, Director, Safety
John Dermody
FAA ARP, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards
Rick Domingo
FAA AVS, Executive Director, Flight Standards Services
Sean Elliott
Vice President of Advocacy and Safety
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
James Fee
FAA ATO, Manager, Runway Safety Group
Roy Fuhrmann
Flying Cloud Airport, Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC), Chief Operating Officer
Maggie Geraghty
FAA ATO, Safety Manager
Steve Hansen
National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), National Safety Committee Chairman
Jere Hayslett
FAA AJM, Acting Director, Air Traffic Systems
Jens Hennig
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Vice President of Operations
Yasuo Ishihara
Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Technology, Technical Fellow
Captain Steve Jangelis
Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), Aviation Safety Chair
Stephen MCMahon
FAA ATO, Deputy Vice President, Safety and Technical Training
Richard MCSpadden
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Executive Director Air Safety Institute
Michael O’Donnell
FAA AVS, Executive Director, Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service
Michael Quiello
United Airlines, Vice President Corporate Safety
Warren Randolph
FAA AVS, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Accident Investigation and Prevention
Mitchell Serber
The Boeing Company Executive Flight Operations, Chief of Safety
Kelsey Sydney
FAA ATO, Program Coordinator, Top 5
Laura Smith-Velazquez
Rockwell Collins, Senior Human Factors and Systems Engineer
Mark Steinbicker
FAA AVS, Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division
Bill Stone
Garmin, Senior Business Development Manager

Venue Information


The National Conference Center

18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176

The National Conference Center is located on 65 scenic acres in Leesburg, Virginia, just 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 45 minutes from Washington DC. The venue offers modern conference rooms, delicious onsite dining options and complimentary parking.
Visit www.conferencecenter.com

SUMMIT LOCATION

Dining Information


A continental breakfast will be served from 7:30 A.M. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Lunch tickets can be purchased during Registration and during the first Networking Break at the Registration Desk. Lunch will be provided in The Dining Room and the cost of each ticket is $15. Payments can be made with credit cards or cash.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Front Desk of the NCC.


The Dining Room – This restaurant is located on-site at the National Conference Center.

Hotel Information



Landsdowne Resort and Spa

44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176

(703) 729-8400

www.destinationhotels.com

Distance: 2.6 miles


Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center

45500 Majestic Dr, Dulles, VA 20166

(571) 434-6400

www.marriott.com

Distance: 7.0 miles


Hyatt Place Sterling/Dulles Airport-North

21481 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling VA 20166

(703) 444-3909

www.dullesairportnorth.place.hyatt.com

Distance: 7.5 miles


Hampton Inn Dulles/Cascades

46331 McClellan Way, Sterling, VA 20165

(703) 450-9595

www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Distance: 8.4 miles


DoubleTree by Hilton Sterling - Dulles Airport

21611 Atlantic Boulevard, Sterling, VA 20166

(703) 230-0077

www.doubletree3.hilton.com

Distance: 9.6 miles


Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166

(703) 471-9500

www.marriott.com

Distance: 14.4 miles

Airport Information


There are three airports that service the Washington DC area – Dulles International Airport (IAD), Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

FAQs


CONTACT INFORMATION

Registration, cancellation and general attendee questions

faasafetysummit@faa.gov

Content and agenda questions

James.Fee@faa.gov

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ABOUT THE FAA SAFETY SUMMIT

August 21, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The National Conference Center (NCC)

18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176
www.conferencecenter.com

In order to facilitate an open and collaborative dialogue, this event is not open to the public or media. Invitations have been sent to the safety officials at each industry organization, who may share the invitation with the most appropriate representative(s) from their organization that can add constructively to the conversation on wrong surface operations.

Once we process your registration, we will send you your confirmation email with the ticket attached.

Bring your ticket and a valid company photo ID.

The NCC will designate a coat closet for the storage of items such as bags, coats and small luggage. This closet will remain unlocked and will not be supervised. Users are responsible for any personal belongings that are stored in this closet.

TRANSPORTATION

No, the NCC is not Metro accessible. You can use transportation services such as Uber or Lyft by downloading these apps on your smart phone. Visit www.uber.com or www.lyft.com for more information.

Taxicabs are also on call 24 hours a day at the NCC for return to the airport/train station.

Yes, there is a parking garage at the NCC. Parking is free.

Distance/driving times from DC-area airports & train stations, depending on time/traffic:

  • Reagan National Airport: 42 miles (50 – 75 minutes)
  • Dulles International Airport: 15 miles (25 – 40 minutes
  • Union Station in DC (Amtrak): 43 miles (60 – 90 minutes)
  • Orange Line metro – Vienna Station: 30 miles (40 – 65 minutes)