13th Annual Aviation Summit

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:30am to 6:00pm
801 Mt. Vernon Place
Washington, DC 20001
United States

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted this forum to bring together top experts and leaders from all sectors of aviation to discuss critical issues facing the industry. We examined one of the least understood topics in aviation: the true costs of flying.

Thank you to our Gateway Sponsor:

Confirmed Speakers Included:  

  • Dennis Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President, and Chief Operating Officer, The Boeing Company
  • Stephen Alterman, President, Cargo Airline Association
  • Richard Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Ben Baldanza, President, Chief Executive Officer and Class II Director, Spirit Airlines
  • David Barger, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways
  • Marion Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association
  • Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
  • David Brantner, President, Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney
  • Kevin Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airports Council International - North America
  • Nick Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airlines for America
  • Lieutenant General Daniel Christman USA (Ret.), Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Robert Crandall, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AMR Corporation and American Airlines
  • Paul Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, G4S Government Solutions, Inc.
  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • William Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Bernard Gustin, Chief Executive Officer, Brussels Airlines NV
  • The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • General Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret.), Former Director; Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency
  • Yuji Hirako, Senior Vice President, The Americas All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
  • Herbert Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Southwest Airlines
  • Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Airlines
  • T. Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc.
  • The Honorable John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Capt. Lee Moak, President, Air Line Pilots Association
  • Jim Parker, Executive Vice President, Air Operations, FedEx Corporation
  • W. Douglas Parker, Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines Group
  • The Honorable John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
  • Stephen B. Plummer, Executive Vice President, Government Business and Corporate Communications, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
  • Robert Poole, Director, Transportation Policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow, Reason Foundation
  • The Honorable Jack Potter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • Julia Sattel, Senior Vice President, Airline IT, Amadeus
  • Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
  • Bobby Sturgell, Senior Vice President, Washington Operations, Rockwell Collins
  • Steve Van Beek, Executive Director, Policy and Strategy, LeighFisher
  • Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A.
  • Robert Wilson, President, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace

 

2014 AGENDA

7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m.
Room 146ABC
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m.—8:05 a.m.
Room 146ABC
Outlook on Aviation
The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
8:05 a.m.—8:12 a.m.
146ABC
Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
8:12 a.m. —8:15 a.m.
Room 146ABC
Special Introduction
James McLaughlin, Chairman, Honor Flight Network
8:15 a.m. —8:45 a.m.
Room 146ABC
 
Morning Keynote
Dennis Muilenburg, Vice Chairman, President, and Chief Operating Officer, The Boeing Company
 
Introduced by: Stephen B. Plummer, Executive Vice President, Government Business and Corporate Communications, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
8:45 a.m. —9:45 a.m.
Room 146ABC

Why Don’t We Get It Done?

  • Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association
  • Robert Poole, Director, Transportation Policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow, Reason Foundation
  • Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • Steve Van Beek, Executive Director, Policy and Strategy,  LeighFisher
 
Remarks and moderated by: Robert Crandall, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AMR Corporation and American Airlines
 
Introduced by: Yuji Hirako, Senior Vice President, The Americas
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
9:45 a.m.—9:55 a.m.
Room 147AB
Networking Break
9:55 a.m. —10:15 a.m.
Room 146ABC
Morning Keynote
Nick Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airlines for America
 
Introduced by: Mark R. Anderson, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, United Airlines
10:15 a.m. —11:00 a.m.
Room 146ABC
 
A View from 35,000 Feet
  • W. Douglas Parker, Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines Group
  • Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, International Airlines Group
 
Moderated by: Darren Shannon, Founder, Ice Blue Communications
 
Introduced by: Julia Sattel, Senior Vice President, Airline IT, Amadeus IT Group SA
11:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Room 147AB
Lunch Transition
11:30 a.m.
Room 146ABC
 
11:45 p.m. —11:55 a.m.
Room 146ABC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luncheon
 
 
Carol B. Hallett Award Presentation
Introduced by: Jim Parker, Executive Vice President, Air Operations, FedEx Corporation
 
Presented to: Herbert D. Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Southwest Airlines  
Award Presented by: The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
 11:55 a.m.—12:10 p.m.
Room 147AB
Networking Break
12:10 p.m. —12:45 p.m.
Room 146ABC
Q&A with Gary Kelly
  • Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Airlines
 
Introduced and moderated by: Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
12:45 p.m. —1:30 p.m.
Room 146ABC
 
Richard A & B
  • Richard H. Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
 
Introduced by: The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
1:30 p.m. —2:30 p.m.
Room 146ABC
 
CEO Panel
 
  • Ben Baldanza, President, Chief Executive Officer and Class II Director, Spirit Airlines
  • David Barger, President & Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways
  • William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Bernard Gustin, Chief Executive Officer, Brussels Airlines NV
  • Captain Lee Moak, President, Air Line Pilots Association International
 
Moderated by: T. Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Group, Inc.
 
Introduced by: Peter Lengyel, Chief Executive Officer, Safran USA
2:30 p.m.—2:45 pm
Room 147AB
Networking Break
 
2:45 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Room 146ABC
National Security Panel
 
  • General Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret.), Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency
  • The Honorable John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
 
Moderated by: Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman USA (Ret.), Counselor to the President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 
Introduced by: Paul Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer, G4S Government Solutions, Inc.
 
3:30 p.m. —4:30 p.m.
Room 146ABC
 
Regulatory Panel
 
  • Marion Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association
  • David M. Brantner, President, Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney
  • Kevin Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airports Council International—North America
  • Doug Lane, Director, Regulatory Administration – Airplane Certification; and Deputy Lead ODA Administrator, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Gary J. Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft
Holding, Inc.
  • Robert Wilson, President, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace
 
Moderated by: The Honorable John E. Potter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
 
Introduced by: Craig Fuller, Chairman, The Fuller Company
4:30 p.m. —5:00 p.m.
Room 146ABC
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  • Stephen A. Alterman, President, Cargo Airline Association
  • Robert Crandall, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AMR Corporation and American Airlines
  • Bobby Sturgell, Senior Vice President, Washington Operations, Rockwell Collins
 
Moderated by: Ben Baldanza, President, Chief Executive Officer and Class II Director, Spirit Airlines
 
Introduced by: The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
5:00 p.m. —6:00 p.m.
Room 147AB
Networking Reception and Aviation Prize Drawing
 

Thank you to our Co-Host:

 
 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
  • Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
  • Airbus
  • Airline Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA)
  • Amadeus IT Group SA
  • American Airlines Group
  • ANA Holdings
  • ASIG (Aircraft Service International Group)
  • Atlas Air Worldwide
  • Bombardier
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Deutsche Lufthansa
  • Embraer Aircraft Holding 
  • FedEx
  • Frontier
  • G4S Government Solutions
  • GE Aviation
  • International Airlines Group
  • JetBlue
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Rockwell-Collins
  • Rolls-Royce NA
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin 
  • WestJet
 

Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event.

Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should fax or email a copy of the permission to Caroline Kwon at ckwon@uschamber.com or by fax at (202) 463-3129 prior to the event.

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