An Affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

11th Annual Aviation Summit

Sorry, this event has been sold out and we will NOT be taking walk-ins.  Please join us via webcast and twitter.

Watch the event live here:

Flying Towards Global Economic Growth

Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation hosts this forum to bring together top experts and leaders from all sectors of aviation to discuss critical issues facing the industry. This year, we will explore the future of aviation and the ability to create and sustain employment through the manufacturing and trading of both new and improved technologies as well as with the implementation of the NextGen air traffic modernization program. Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ambassador Duane E. Woerth, U.S. Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Carsten Spohr, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Robert Crandall, Chairman Emeritus, AMR Corporation
  • David J. Barger, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Veda Shook, International President, Association of Flight Attendants
  • Ron Ricks, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, Southwest Airlines Company
  • Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.
  • General Michael Hayden, USAF (Retired), Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • The Honorable John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
  • The Honorable T. Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas
  • David Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AAR CORP.
  • Captain Lee Moak, President, Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • Nancy Young,  Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America
  • Dennis Muilenburg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
  • The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Chertoff Group
  • Gary Wade, Vice President, Security, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
  • Jack Gallagher, Senior Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP
  • The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • C.A. Howlett, Senior Vice President, US Airways - Retired
  • Russell W. Meyer Jr., Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Melissa Rudinger, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Peter N. Lengyel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Safran USA
  • Clayton M. Jones, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Collins
  • Richard Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Nick Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airlines for America
  • The Honorable Julie Oettinger, Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs and Environment, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Felix Leinemann, Transport Counselor, Energy, Environment and Nuclear Matters, Delegation of the European union to the United States
  • Ed Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association
  • Stephen D. Eule, Vice President for Climate and Technology, U.S. Chamber of Commerce's institute for 21st Century Energy
  • Mark N. Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems
  • David Vos, Ph.D., Senior Director, Controls and Technologies, Rockwell Collins
  • Charles Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, Space Launch Systems, ATK
  • John Langford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
  • The Honorable Marion Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association


For more information, please contact Ben Askin at

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 Paik at or by fax at (202) 463-3129 prior to the event.  


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