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Tuesday, May 12

8:00 am - Noon
Room 16
RAA Flight Technology Committee Meeting
(RAA FTC members only)  



Wednesday, May 13

9:45 am - 10:30 am
Room 19
Flight Technology Session #1:  Flying Safely and Efficiently Through Stormy Weather
Speaker:  Matt Taylor, WSI
Strategic v. tactical decision making in face of convective weather presents the greatest opportunity to achieve a safe and efficient flight plan.  Scenario testing for flight planning, alternate and diversion management, as well as advanced insitu weather awareness are the key ingredients in the recipe to make this differences.  
10:45 am -11:30am
Room 23
Flight Technology Session #2 EFB Cyber Security Threat and Vulnerability Analysis
Speaker: Sean McCourt, Aircraft & Avionics Architect-- The MITRE Corporation
MITRE is currently researching potential cyber security threats and vulnerabilities as a result of operational use of Class I and 2 Electronic Flight Bags. MITRE will present the problem space, identify related industry activities and provide insight into early results of the research.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 15
Flight Technology #3 Operations #3 Safety Session #3
The Challenges of RNAV STARs and SIDs
Introduction: Todd Duval, Manager of Sales/Service-- Jeppesen
Moderator: Sheryl Clarke, Director of Safety-- ExpressJet
Panelists:  Matt Conrad Director of Safety-- Trans States Airlines
Andrew Benich, Program Manager, ERJ Fleet-- Envoy
Perry Solmonson, Director of Flight Standards & Technology-- Horizon Air
Mark Steinbicker, Manager, Performance Based Flight Systems Branch, AFS-470-- FAA
Representatives from RAA member airlines will assess the implementation/use of NextGen Performance Based Navigation and explore the unintended workload challenges for regional airline pilots.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 23
Flight Technology #4: State of the Airline Industry and Financing
Introduction: Paul Chen, Managing Director of Market Development-- masFlight
Speaker:  Al Nigro, Principal and Chief Operating Officer-- WNG Capital LLC
This session will touch on the dynamics of a global industry in an unstable world.  Join Mr. Nigro as he discusses the dynamics and interplay between the regional aircraft 'world' and the large aircraft 'world'.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 13 
Open to Airlines Only
Flight Technology #5 Safety Session #5: Flight Path Management Situational Awareness: Context-Based, Dual-Cue Flight Mode Annunciator Alerting
Speaker: Captain Mitchell L. Serber, Human Centered Engineer Project Lead -- The MITRE Corporation
This presenter proposes new Flight Mode Annunciator (FMA) enhancements intended to provide context-based, dual-cue mode alerting that may enhance situational awareness, especially of automation mode changes that are not directly commanded. Join Mr. Serber for a discussion on the proposed FMA enhancements that may provide critical information to flight crews, promote situational awareness, and prevent aircraft state awareness occurrences from becoming accidents.



Thursday, May 14

8:00 am - Noon
Room 17
RAA Flight Technology Committee Meeting II 

















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