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Programme AEI2017

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6th December

08:30 – 09:15 Welcome Introductions and Overview:

  • Chairman’s Welcome and Conference Overview
    Neil Pritchard
    Head of Airside & Strategy
    Heathrow Airport
  • Welcome to Heathrow
    Heathrow Board Member
  • The Heathrow Expansion Case Study
    Phil Wilbraham
    Expansion Programme Director
    Heathrow Airport
09:15 – 10:45 The Evolution of Aviation as an Industry:

  • The Strategic Outlook – Aviation Horizon Scan 
  • Manned – Automated – Autonomous 
    Glen Morgan
    Director of Strategy & Innovation
  • The Development of a New World Hub
    Taner Islan
    Development Director
    IGA Istanbul Grand Airport
  • Dublin Case Study
    Stephen Byrne
    Head of Design and Delivery
    DAA Dublin Airport Authority
10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:45 The Regulatory Influence in Change Management:

  • Approach to Funding, Planning, and Approval of Aviation Development and Improvement
    Elliott Black
    Director of Airport
    Planning & Development
    FAA Federal Aviation Administration
  • Assurance of the Change Management in Aviation Development
    Jon Round
    Head of AAA Airspace, ATM & Aerodromes
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Driving Air and Ground ATM Efficiency:

  • Drivers for Change
    Robert Graham
    Head of Airport Research
  • Accommodating Airspace and Global Aviation Growth 
  • Transformation: How Airports Can Apply Technology to Meet Their Objectives
    Steve Anderson
    Head of ANS Transformation
  • Airports Expansion & Improvements from an Air Traffic Control Supplier Point of View
    Neil Bowles
    Head of Air Traffic Management
    Searidge Technologies
  • Driving Ground Safety and Efficiency
    David Roberts
    Product Advisor, Tower
    Indra Navia
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:45 Airport Expansion:

  • Hong Kong Third Runway               
    Kevin Poole
    Executive Director HKIA 3rd runway
    Hong Kong International Airport
  • The Brisbane Parallel Runway Case Study
    Paul Coughlin
    Project Director
    Brisbane Airport
16:45 Day 1 Close

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7th December

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Day 2 Introductions and Overview:

  • Intro Review and Welcome Day 2
09:15 – 10:00 Industry as a Driver of Aviation Growth & Aviation Growth as a Driver of Industrial Growth:

  • Government Role in International Trade Within Aviation 
    Dept. International Trade
Addressing Sustainability and Environment Commitments in Maintenance, Development and Growth:

  • The Importance of Environmental Sustainability as a Culture:
    Grethe Ostby Stave
    Head of Sustainability
    Oslo Airport
  • Understanding and Overcoming the Environmental & Topographical Constraints to Deliver a Constructable Design
    Richard Moore
    Jacobs HEP
10:00 -10:45 Global Investment in Airports and Modernisation Programmes

  • Delivering International Project Through ADP :
    Dominique Chavanne
    Airport Planning Director
    ADP International – Groupe ADP
  • Airport Modernisation Programme – Bahrain Airport
    Abdulla Ahmed Janahi
    Chief Development & Technical Officer
    BAC Bahrain Airport Company 

    Hassan Hammadeh
    Project Director Bahrain International Airport Modernisation
    Arabtec TAV JV

10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:45 Airport Development:

  • Development in a Capacity Constrained Environment LAX
    Mike Doucette
    Former Deputy Executive Director Los Angeles World Airports LAWA
    Senior Programme Development Manager Global Aviation
    Jacobs Engineering
  • Developing the Worlds Busiest Airport 
    Frank Rucker
    Former Assistant GM Planning & Development
    Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport
  • Capital Programming, Approach, Learning and Best Practice   
    Bernado Gogna
    Capital Programme Director
    Schiphol Group
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch:
13:30 – 15:00 Airport Maintenance & Best Practices 

  • Driving a Collaborative Safety Culture Whilst Maintaining The World’s Busiest Single & Dual Runway Airports    
    Steve Broom
    Director of Safety, Sustainability & Training
    Dyer & Butler
  • Developing a Strategic Asset Care Plan for Pavement Maintenance  
    Gary Fitch
    Divisional Director
    Jacobs Babtie 

    Tim Houghton
    Director Airport Development
    Heathrow Airport

  • Service Clearance Governance         
    Andy Rhoades
    Independent Consultant
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:15 Pavement Construction Materials, Methodologies, and Best Practice – (Panel discussion) 
Panel – Designer, Material, Constructor
Lagan /Tarmac La Farge / Ferrovial:

  • Introduction and Overview of Environmental Challenges
    Joe Stratford
    Client lead
  • Challenges for the Panel and Delegation to Discuss:
  1. Constraints, Restrictions and Benefits of Concrete Versus Asphalt                                                                 
  2. Marshall, Polymer Modified Bitumens, SMA, BBA….Asphalt varieties and what are there usage     
  3. Runway construction options and method  
16:15 – 17:00 Maintaining the Safety and Security Integrity of Our Aerodromes

  • Technologies for Safeguarding Our Airfields and Managing the Safety and Security Risks
    Vince Savage
    Radar Impact Assessment Technical Lead
  • Topic TBC
    Andy Blyth
    Director Moog Navigation & Surveillance Systems
15:00 – 15:30 Review & Close