SPECIAL NOTE: Tuesday is the Aviation Foundation's Golf Outing. Additionally, Gabe Monzo, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Manager has offered a tour to showcase his P3 and his community/safety building Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. Please meet at the front entrance of the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center.

Tuesday  Tour

  • 6:30pm
  • Two 12-person shuttles for transportation
  • L  J Aviation – Ed Kilkeary
  • Include public safety / community outreach building

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:00 am - Registration Opens
                 Display set-up

9:00 - 9:10 am - Presentation of Colors

  • Unity Township Fire Bureau Presentation of the colors.  8 fire companies represented
  • Seton Hill Music student will sing The Star Spangled Banner

9:10 - 9:15 am - Welcome Address - ACP President, Bryan Rodgers, C.M., University Park Airport

9:15-10:00 am - State of the Industry - AOPA, NBAA and ARSA update  

10:00 - 10:45 am - General Session - Bureau of Aviation Program Overview

10:45 - 11:15am - Networking Break/Exhibits Open

11:15 - 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions 

  1. Fuel Systems and Safety Factors
  2. P3 for Airports -  National and state perspective - Bob Shea, Mike Bonini & Louis Wolinetz
  3. Emergency Response Plans - Westmoreland County Park Police, State Police, and Western PA 
    Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Council and Region 13 Task force group
  4. Airport Industry Familiarization and Training for Part-Time Airport Policy Makers - ARCP

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Michael Boyd, Boyd Group International
                                  Sponsored by: Michael Baker International

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Networking break with exhibitors

1:15pm - 2:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. A Case Study in Airport Planning
    1. Planning 101 – The Basics – Tom Tomczyk
    2. Airport Master Plan Update – Perspective from Commercial Airport and GA Airport
  2. Relationships between Airports and FBOs
  3. Board 101 Training: PA's Sunshine Laws, Records Retention, and Open Meetings Act
  4. Volunteers at your airport - what works/what doesn't

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Networking Break with exhibitors

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. PA Airport System Plan - update by AECOM
  2. Airport Authority Legal Status in PA, Roles of Regional Authorities with Respect to Their
    Governmental Sponsors
  3. MPO/RPO's relationship to airports - why it's so important to engage
  4. Airport Marking Best Practices - Mike Speidel, Sightline, Airport Marking Consultants

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - General Session - FAA Overview - Maria Stanco, Deputy Regional Administrator  & Senior Advisor Steven Jones

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - General Session - What PA's Aviation Schools Offer - Roxanne Ober, Director of Admissions and Outreach, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and Walter Gower, Assistant Dean, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology 

5:30 pm -  Wednesday Reception - Latrobe Country Club Buffet Dinner


 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8:00 am - Registration Opens                                               
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session - Legislative Update - Senate Aviation Caucus
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Networking Break with exhibitors
10:15- 11:00 am - Concurrent Sessions

  1. GA Roundtable - Senate work group
  2. Air Service Development - Senate Workgroup - Allegiant/American/Spirit / Southern Express                                 

10:15- 11:00 am - Engineering Sessions

  1. TBD
  2. TBD                                                                                         

11:15- 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Aviation Education and Awareness/Research and Technology - Caucus work group
  2. Aviation Economic Development & Community Linkages - 12-year plan - Caucus

11:15- 12:00 pm - Engineering Sessions

  1. TBD
  2. TBD

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Luncheon - Spencer Dickerson Senior Executive Vice President Global Operations AAAE
                                                       Sponsored by: CH2M Hill

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Networking break with exhibitors

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Procurement Strategies for Airport Equipment
    1. Standard Approach Developing Specification – PennDOT – Mike Kolesar
    2. COSTARS Connection – Bruce Beardsley (DGS)
    3. Federal and State Surplus Program – Bruce Beardsley (DGS) and Airport – TBD
  2. FBO's - Keeping Act 52 of 2013 intact - success stories  

Engineering Sessions

  1. TBD
  2. TBD

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - General Session - Panel Discussion on State Funding Opportunities

  • PennDOT
    • PIB Loan – Brian Hare
    • Capital Budget – Fiscal – TBD
    • Multimodal Transportation Fund – TBD
    • Multimodal Aviation Fund – Anthony J. McCloskey, P.E.
    • Local Real Estate Tax Reimbursement Program – John Melville
    • Aviation Development Program – Robin Sukley, P.E.
    • DCED

2:45 - 3:00 pm - Networking Break with exhibitors

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Business Aviation roundtable
  2. Cargo - e-commerce - what's the future? (Amazon)

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - Engineering Sessions

  1. TBD 
  2. TBD

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Networking Break with exhibitors

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - General Session - Panel Discussion on Federal Funding Opportunities

  • FAA - Lori Pagnanelli, FAA ADO Harrisburg
  • DOT
    • EAS – Awaiting response
    • SCASDP – Awaiting response
    • USDA -  Rural Development Program – Dan Shields                                               

5:30 pm - Reception /food stations/ Casino Night
               Sponsored by: A&H equipment


 

Friday, September 29, 2017

7:30 am - 9:00 am - ACP BOD Meeting
8:00 am - Registration Opens                                               
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session - ACP Membership meeting
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Networking Break with exhibitors
10:15 am - 11:00 am - General session - PennDOT Connects – Brian Hare
11:15am - 12:00pm - Closing Session - Panel Discussion: Modernizing the FAA - Where are we? 
                                  Eric Smith, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell; Vince Gastgeb, Pittsburgh International Airport; Rhett Workman, American Airlines 

12:00 pm - Fly Away boxed lunch

 SPECIAL NOTE: Tuesday is the Aviation Foundation's Golf Outing. Additionally, Gabe Monzo, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Manager has offered a tour to showcase his P3 and his community/safety building Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. Please meet at the front entrance.
Tuesday  Tour

  • 6:30pm
  • Two 12-person shuttles for transportation
  • L  J Aviation – Ed Kilkeary
  • Include public safety / community outreach building