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Flight Operations Track sponsored by 

Tuesday, May 12

8:00 am - Noon
Room 14
RAA Regional Operations Council (ROC)
(RAA airline members only)
Room 13
RAA Joint Meeting of Regional Operations Council & Safety Council
(RAA Council members only) Working Lunch
Room 13
RAA Meeting Track Vendor Demonstration - GLOBALinkSM Air/Ground Data Link Communications by
Rockwell Collins Information Management Systems

Karla Cadden, Director of Commercial Sales-- Rockwell Collins/ARINC
The data link revolution in aviation communications began over 30 years ago when we first introduced the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS®). Today, over 300 airlines and 15,000 aircraft around the world rely on ACARS and the Rockwell Collins ARINC GLOBALink infrastructure for these critical communications.
ACARS benefits are numerous for customers, ranging from greater reporting accuracy and more efficient flight operations to reduced congestion and faster turnaround times. And we are always expanding our data link capabilities to help airlines continuously strive for optimal performance, safety, and operational integrity.
Stop in to hear how Communications can work within your operations and the roadmap within CNS/ATM.

3:15-3:45 pm
Room 15 
DEMO- Jeppesen
Demo by:  Ian Britchford, Director, Fuel Efficiency

Wednesday, May 13

Room 23 
Operations Session #1 Cost Index Explained
Speakers:   Juan Carlos Rubio, Engineering Specialist-- Bombardier
Jim Myers, Chief Pilot Flight Technical-- Jazz Aviation
Robert Kline, Airline Sales Manager for US and Latin America
Join regional aircraft OEMs for a discussion on how Cost Index can be used to minimize total operational cost.  
Room 15
Operations #2
Safety Session #2:  The FAA Safety Assurance System

John Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service, AFS-900-- FAA
Lisa Kearns, Associate Deputy Division Manager AFS-901B--  FAA
The System Approach for Safety Oversight (SASO) Program Office will update attendees on its work to develop and implement a comprehensive, integrated system safety approach to the oversight of all aviation entities.
1:00- 2:00 pm 
Room 15
Operations #3
Safety Session #3
Flight Tech #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- 3:30 pm
Room 15
Operations #4
Training #4: Pilot Supply/Training

Moderator: Gary Morrison, Head of FAA Part 121 for the Americas and Globally for MPL & EBT, Regulatory Affairs--CAE
Panelist:  Dr. Rebecca Lutte, Assistant Professor, CFII, MEI--University of Nebraska at Omaha, Aviation Institute
Panelist:  Captain Charles Hogeman, Aviation Safety Chair--Air Line Pilots Association, International
Panelist:  Captain Darrin Greubel, Manager of Line Operations-- ExpressJet Airlines
Panelist:  Captain LaMar Haugaard, Chief Pilot-- Horizon Air
A diverse panel of professionals representing airline, labor, academic, and training perspectives will discuss:
• current pilot supply environment
• training funding, alternative pathways, and hiring incentives
• solutions for increasing quality of pilot pool

4:00- 5:00pm
Room 15
Operations #5
Flight Training #5 Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI):  Benefits From Accredited Aviation Programs

Speakers: Dr. Gary Northam, Chair & Professor Safety Science-- ERAU Dept. of Safety Science & AABI President
LaMar Haugaard, Chief Pilot-- Horizon Air
Ceci Shirley, Vice President of Operations- AABI
Darrin Greubel, Manager- Line Operations-- ExpressJet

In this presentation, we will review some of the basic elements of programmatic accreditation and the practical aspects of the process.  Some of the topics covered will include the following:

·         The value of industry and educator collaboration.

·         The value of accreditation to the parents, students and employers.

·         The value of standardization: Employers can expect programs that are accredited will produce a graduate that has completed a program that has been vetted by the aviation industry as well as other aviation educators.

·         The benefits of accredited program graduates, from the industry’s perspective.

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