44th Annual
RAA CONVENTION

Schedule of Events

(Schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Security Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only) 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Golf Tournament at Hermitage Presidents Reserve

8:00 AM

Maintenance Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only) 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ground Safety Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AQP WG Committee Meeting 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chairman's Reception
(Invitation Only)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Board of Directors Dinner
(Invitation Only)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, September 5, 2019

AMC/RAA Board Breakfast (AMC & RAA board members only) 

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration Open 7:30 AM 

AMC Meeting 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

RAA BOD Executive Committee Meeting (RAA board officers only) 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

RAA Board of Directors Meeting (RAA board members & invited guests only) 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Emergency Response Committee Meeting (RAA airline members only) 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM

PR Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only) 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Inflight Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only) 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM 

Safety Council Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only) 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM 

ROC, Flight Training & Flight Technology Committee Meeting (RAA member airlines only)

11:00 AM - 2:45 PM 

Purchasing Forum

11:00 AM - 2:45 PM

President's Council Luncheon sponsored by Pratt & Whitney (Invitation Only)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Aviation Maintenance Panel
Moderated by Rick Leach, RAA Chair

Chip Childs
CEO, SkyWest Airlines

Bryan Bedford

CEO, Republic Airways

Dion Flannery

President, PSA Airlines 

Joshua Krotec

Sr. VP, First Aviation Services
Dr. Joel English
Centura College Aviation

General Session 1
Welcome by Faye Malarkey Black, RAA President & CEO

3:00 PM - 3:05 PM

Fireside Chat
Industry Update with Rick Leach, RAA Chair and Trans States Holdings President

3:05 PM - 3:45 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

RAA Silent Auction
(Benefits the RAA Scholarship Fund)

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Evening Event sponsored by Mitsubishi Aircraft at LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE Food & Drink Please join us at one of Nashville's hottest spots, owned by country music star and American Idol judge Luke Bryan, for an unforgettable night of great music, food, and fun!

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday, September 6, 2019
Registration Open

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

General Session 2 sponsored by Mitsubishi Aircraft

8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Welcome by Faye Malarkey Black, RAA President & CEO

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Welcome by Mitsubishi Aircraft 

8:35 AM – 8:40 AM

Airline Finance 8:40 AM – 9:30 AM Moderated by John Heimlich, Chief Economist, Airlines for America

Ankit Gupta
VP-Domestic Network Planning,
United Airlines

Bill Swelbar
Chief Industry Strategist,
Delta Airport Consults

Savanthi Syth, CFA
Managing Director,
Global Airlines, Raymond James & Associates

Safety First

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

The Honorable Randy Babbitt
Former FAA Administrator
The Honorable Christopher Hart
Former NTSB Chair
Dr. Hassan Shahidi
CEO, Flight Safety Foundation

Airline CEO Discussion

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Moderated by Faye Malarkey Black, RAA President & CEO        Rick Leach   Trans States     Bryan Bedford
Republic Airways
Joe Miller Endeavor Air
Tim Komberec
Empire Airlines
Lyle Hogg
Piedmont Airlines
Steve Linthwaite
Jazz Aviation
Linda Markham
Cape Air

Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

RAA Silent Auction
(Benefits the RAA Scholarship Fund)

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall featuring a Songwriters' Round             Top country music songwriters play #1 songs they've written for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, and discuss the background behind these hits.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volunteer! School Supply Kits RAA Volunteers will create 200-300 school supply backpacks for children in need and write notes of encouragement. Completed notes and backpacks will be gifted to a Metro Nashville Public School with a high proportion of students experiencing poverty. 2:30 PM -    4:00 PM

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Meetings Individually Scheduled 

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM