44th Annual
RAA CONVENTION

Schedule of Events

(Schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Committee Meetings Individually Scheduled 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Golf Tournament at Hermitage Presidents Reserve

8:00 AM

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

Committee Meetings Individually Scheduled 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration is Open

7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Purchasing Forum

11:00 AM - 2:45 PM

President's Council Luncheon (Invitation Only)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Aviation Maintenance Panel
Moderated by Rick Leach, RAA Chair

Chip Childs
CEO, SkyWest Airlines
Joshua Krotec
Sr. VP, First Aviation Services
Dr. Joel English
Centura College Aviation

11:00 AM - 2:45 PM

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)

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Evening Event 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!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, September 6, 2019

Committee Meetings Individually Scheduled 

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

General Session 2

8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Welcome by Faye Malarkey Black, RAA President & CEO

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

Airline Finance

8:05 AM – 9:00 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

Featured Speaker
John Slattery, Embraer Commercial Aviation President and CEO

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Break

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Safety First

9:45 AM – 10:30 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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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 - 6:00 PM
Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Committee Meetings Individually Scheduled 

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM