UW/FAA Northwest Mountain Region Airports Conference

CEE and AA students (undergraduates and graduates): 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is inviting students to attend the UW/FAA Northwest Mountain Region Airports Conference in Seattle!

  • When: Monday, March 28, 2016 – Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
  • Where: The Westin SEattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
  • Questions? Contact Debra Bryant (faanw@u.washington.edu, 206-616-1902)

If interested, register online at FAA Conference Student Registration. You can attend parts of it as your schedule allows. This is as great opportunity for students to learn more about the Federal Aviation Administration and potential aviation careers. Students can register for FREE (but please note, lunches will not be provided). 

CEE Professor Joe Mahoney will be helping to open the conference.

FAA Agenda:

Monday, March 28: Pre-Conference Workshop (Optional)

  1. 12:00 to 4:30 Planning Workshop: What’s new in Airport Planning?
    • AC 150/5000-XX Critical Aircraft and REgular Use Determination
    • Confusing Geometry, Co-located Thresholds, and Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM)
    • Regional Planning Guidance–Meeting standards at non-primary airports with non-standard conditions
    • The Relation Between Planning and Environmental
    • Eligible vs. Justified: Case Studies
    • Master Planning–Issues to Consider before Scoping
    • CIP Development and State Involvement
    • Listening/Feedback/Questions/Comments Session

Tuesday, March 29

  1. Morning Sessions
    1. 8:00 to 9:00 Welcoming remarks –Carol Suomi, Conference Chair and Joe Mahoney, UW. Welcome from the Regional Administrator’s Office–Dave Suomi. View from the Beltway–Eduardo Angeles. Vision for our Region–Randy Fiertz
    2. 9:00 to 9:45 Air Traffic Today and Into the Future
    3. 9:45 to 10:15 Break
    4. 10:15 to 11:30 Moving Forward with UAS- Safely and Efficiently
  2. Lunch
  3. Afternoon Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. 1:00 to 2:30
      1. Current Trends in the Airport Improvement Program
      2. Engineering Updates
      3. New Standard Operating Procedures
    2. 2:30 to 3:00 Break
    3. 3:00 to 4:30
      1. Current Trends in the Airport Improvement Program (REPEAT)
      2. Engineering Updates (REPEAT)
      3. Safety and the Part 139 Airport Certification Program
    4. 4:30 to 6:00 Vendor Showcase

*8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Individual Project Meetings

Wednesday, March 30

  1. 8:00 to 9:00 AOPA, NBAA, and NASAO Forum –Feedback from our Users
  2. 9:00 to 9:30 Break
  3. 9:30 to 10:30 Concurrent Sessions
    1. 20:1 and the Importance of Protecting the Approach and Departure Surfaces and Safety Risk Management Overview
    2. What’s New in Environmental
    3. Grant Assurances and Hot Compliance Issues
  4. 10:30 to 11:00 Break
  5. 11:00 to 12:00 ADO Break Outs–What’s New
    1. Denver Airports District Office
    2. Seattle Airports District Office
    3. Helena Airports District Office
  6. Sponsor Recognition Luncheon

*8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Individual Project Meetings

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