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Safety and Security:


How 9/11 Changed Aviation




Panel discussions in honor of the 10 year anniversary  


of September 11, 2001   



PANEL 1:  9-11 Events: Response and Lessons Learned   




During the first Panel, hear from panelists who had leadership responsibilities for responding to the events that unfolded on 9/11. They will share how decisions were made, how the aviation system returned to normal operations, and the lessons they learned. Their stories of the public and private sectors working together and the heroism they witnessed are truly remarkable.




PANEL 2:  Then and Now -- What Changes Have Been Made




The experts on Panel Two will address what has changed for aviation in the ensuing years,  including voluntary and regulatory rules; new technology and procedures for aircraft,  airports and passengers; and best practices for safety and security across the global aviation industry. Learn how far we've come and what challenges still lie ahead.




Panels Featuring:

Lorne Cass, Director, Air Traffic Management & Industry Affairs, Delta Air Lines

Nancy Graham, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, International  

Civil Aviation Organization

Nancy Kalinowski, Vice President, System Operations Services,  

Federal Aviation Administration and Former VP System Operations Services,  

Federal Aviation Administration

Jeanne Olivier, Assistant Director, Aviation, Security & Technology,    

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Melissa Rudinger, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs,   

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Linda Schuessler, VP for Air Traffic Operations for

The Washington Consulting Group  
Bonnie A. Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority  

Panel Moderator: Lillian Ryals, Executive Director, Next Generation Air Transportation System, The MITRE Corporation






 Thursday, September 8, 2011  


8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  


Location: Reagan National Airport  


Historic Terminal A


Arlington, VA


Metro: Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Ronald Reagan National Airport Stop






Schedule of Events:


8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking  and Continental Breakfast  


8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion 1  


10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion 2


12:30 p.m. Adjourn




Please note the program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.     






Members $40.00


Non-members: $50.00


Congressional and Government Employees are complimentary*

Thank you to our sponsors:

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