Ready for Another D.C. Landing: Chamber Foundation’s 14th Annual Aviation Summit

More than two dozen aviation executives will be on the ground in Washington on Tuesday for a day of discussion that will span subjects from space exploration to FAA reauthorization.

The 14th Annual Aviation Summit, presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will include keynote speeches and panels from the some of the most influential minds in aviation.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will honor Gordon Bethune, the former CEO of Continental Airlines, with the Carol B. Hallet Award for contributions to the aviation industry.

The theme of this year’s summit is Flight Path 2015: The Future of Space and Aviation in the Global Economy.

Scheduled events include:

  • A discussion about Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, featuring trade group representatives and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation James H. Burnley IV.
  • A panel represented by aircraft industry manufacturers, including Bombardier, Rockwell Collins and Safran USA.
  • A conversation with Raymond L. Conner, vice chairman of the Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
  • A panel on space, with executives from Boeing, NanoRacks, Virgin Galactic and OneWeb.
  • Keynote speeches from the chief executives of Lufthansa, American Airlines, Airlines for America and Etihad Airways, as well as Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

In addition, Etihad Airlines will host a life-size display of its “residence” suite, featuring a bedroom, living room with flat-screen TV, and butler service.

The sold-out summit will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Follow the live webcast or follow it on Twitter with the hashtag #aviation15.

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