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FAA Contract Tower

P r o g r a m W or k s h op

Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel

July 26-28, 2010

Washington, DC

American Association of Airport Executives U.S. Contract Tower Association Federal Aviation Administration


All sessions and lunch will be held in National Ballroom BC unless otherwise noted. The evening reception, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks will be held in the exhibit area in National Ballroom A.

11:30 a.m. ­ 12:15 p.m. FAA Update on Benefit/Cost Ratios and Terminal Area Forecast Mr. Bob Robeson Manager, Policy Analysis Division Federal Aviation Administration Mr. Robert Samis Economist Federal Aviation Administration Ms. Katherine Lizotte Economist ­ Forecast and Performance Analysis Division Federal Aviation Administration 12:15 ­ 12:30 p.m. Contract Tower Legislative Strategy 12:30 ­ 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Sponsored by CTBX Aviation and Wolen, LLC 1:45 ­ 5 p.m. Individual meetings with congressional offices 6:30 ­ 7:30 p.m. Workshop Reception at the Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel Sponsored by Midwest ATC, Robinson Aviation (RVA), and Serco Management Services


2:30 ­ 5:30 p.m. USCTA Policy Board Meeting Walt Strong, A.A.E. USCTA Policy Board Chair


7:45 a.m. Registration 7:45 ­ 8:45 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Area Sponsored by Berkley Aviation 8:45 ­ 9 a.m. Welcome and Workshop Overview Mr. Spencer Dickerson, C.M. Senior Executive Vice President AAAE 9 ­ 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address Mr. Michael McCormick Acting Executive Director Terminal Service Unit ­ Air Traffic Organization Federal Aviation Administration 9:30 ­ 11 a.m. FAA Contract Tower Program Office Update - Funding for FY '10 and '11, Update On New Start Contract Towers, New Start Process, Cost-Sharing Update, Contract Tower Staffing Challenges, AFTIL Siting Process, Minimum Equipment List, Future Challenges Mr. Thomas Jones Manager Contract Tower and Weather Group Federal Aviation Administration 11 ­ 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break in the Exhibit Area Sponsored by Raytheon Air Traffic Management


8:15 ­ 9:15 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Area Sponsored by Quadrex 9:15 ­ 9:45 a.m. Keynote Congressional Remarks Honorable John Mica (R-Fla.) Ranking Member House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 9:45 ­ 10:15 a.m. Facility Security Issues at Contract Towers Mr. Jerry Stanphill Security Specialist, Internal Security Division Federal Aviation Administration

10:15 ­ 11 a.m. Roundtable Discussion on Airport Operator Contract Tower Issues/ Challenges Mr. Walter Strong, A.A.E. Airport Manager Max Westheimer Airport (Norman, OK) Mr. Steve Christmas Vice President - Aviation Serco North America Mr. Mike Henry Airport Manager Easton Airport (MD) Ms. Lori Hoffman-Soares Airport Manager Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (CT) Ms. Jennifer Skoglund Assistant Airport Manager Walla Walla, WA 11 ­ 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break in the Exhibit Area 11:15 a.m. ­ 12 p.m. Terminal Radar Display Update Mr. Solomon Isaac Product Lead (CARTS, STARS DoD & STARS LITE) Federal Aviation Administration Mr. Jacob Dorsey Manager, Requirements Group (CARTS, STARS DoD & STARS LITE) Federal Aviation Administration Mr. Walt Dickerson STARS SW Engineering Manager Federal Aviation Administration Mr. John Trail Director, Domestic Terminal Area Mission Support Raytheon Air Traffic Management 12 ­ 12:15 p.m. Open Discussion 12:15 p.m. Workshop Adjournment

The American Association of Airport Executives and the U.S. Contract Tower Association would like to thank the following companies for their generous financial support of the 2010 Contract Tower Workshop: Midwest ATC RVA, Inc. SERCO Management Services Berkley Aviation CTBXaviation Group, LLC Wolen, LLC Quadrex Associates, LLC Raytheon Air Traffic Management


Berkley Aviation Jason Niemela, President 1101 Anacapa Street, Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-898-7640 Fax: 805-898-7690 [email protected]

Berkley Aviation offers a wide array of programs which include coverage for airlines, helicopters, miscellaneous General Aviation operations, nonowned aircraft, fixed-base operations, control towers, airports, financial institutions, and other specialized `niche' programs.

Quadrex Associates, LLC Dr. David A. Byers, AICP, C.M., President & Senior Consultant PO Box 34155 Melbourne, FL 32903 Phone: 321-574-5633 Fax: 321-574-5636 [email protected] Raytheon Air Traffic Management Robert W. Meyer, Business Development Manager 1001 Boston Post Rd. Marlborough, MA 01752 Phone: 508-490-3045 Fax: 508-490-3322 [email protected]

Raytheon is a world leader in providing fully integrated Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) solutions throughout the world. With a sixty-year legacy, Raytheon designs, manufactures, and services a full line of modern Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems and products for civil and military applications around the world.

SERCO Management Services Stephen Christmas, Vice President, Aviation 4355 Bridgeview Drive North Charleston, SC 29405 Phone: 843-820-2400 Fax: 843-820-2414 [email protected]

Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with innovative solutions that achieve outcomes that matter. Serco Inc. is part of an international service company with employees around the world.

CTBXaviation Group, LLC Brian M. Lally, P.E., President 1980 North Atlantic Avenue, Suite 711 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Phone: 321-799-4511 Fax: 321-784-2531 [email protected]

CTBXaviation is a full service Contract Tower consulting firm. Services include everything from feasibility and siting reports through design and construction. In-house architects and engineers are on staff to serve you! We provide solutions to satisfy FAA Safety Management and ATC Equipment Criteria while also satisfying your budget.

Wolen, LLC Paul Wolownik, Principal 103 Country Club Drive Linwood, NJ 08221-2521 Phone: 609-335-2063 Fax: 609-926-0224 [email protected]

Wolen, LLC specializes in the installation and maintenance of Air Traffic Control Tower radio, communication and weather equipment required by the FAA Minimum Equipment list.

Midwest ATC Shane Cordes, President & C.E.O. 7285 West 132nd Street, Suite 340 Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: 913-782-7082 Fax: 913-897-9300 [email protected]

Midwest ATC is a proven low risk, efficient and cost effective service provider of ATC services with proven operational procedures to ensure the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of traffic.

RVA, Inc. Charlie Dove, President 9998 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110 Phone: 703-366-3138 Fax: 703-369-2185 [email protected]

RVA Inc. has been a worldwide provider of integrated aviation services since 1986. We manage 90 FAA Contract Airport Traffic Control Towers. Our ATC quality management system is ISO 9001:2000 certified and includes the requirements of Safety Management System (SMS) requirements.


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