"Friends/Partners in Aviation Weather"

Vision Forum

NTSB Conference Center – Washington, D.C.
Beneath L’Enfant Plaza Promenade

Sponsored by
National Business Aviation Association

July 15, 2008

The Goal of this meeting is for the JPDO Weather Working Group (WWG) and Agencies to share with the broader aviation-weather community of interest the status of “NextGen Weather”.

The aviation-weather community of interest will have an opportunity to provide feedback to the JPDO Weather Working Group and Agencies on the overall plans and activities for transforming how the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Weather communities work together to mitigate the impacts of weather in the NAS.

The scope of this Vision meeting is the medium and long term R & D and implementation of ATM-Weather operational solutions. Short-term (12-36 months) operational issues and the resultant solutions are the scope of the 9 October, 2008 FPAW forum at NBAA in Orlando.

8:00 - 8:45 Welcome
  • Bruce Carmichael - NBAA, Weather Committee Chairman
  • Don Eick - NTSB
  • Vicki Cox - FAA/ATO, Sr.Vice President,
    NextGen & Operations Planning
  • Charlie Leader - JPDO Director
  • Jack Hayes - Director, National Weather Service
  • Fred Lewis - Director, Air Force Weather
8:45 - 10:00 Segment One - A Day in the Life of the Aviation System under NextGen
    Presenter: Bill Leber - Northwest Airlines html or pdf
    (assist from Gene Wilhelm - Mitre)
    User Panel Discussion Leader: Leo Prusak - FAA
10:15 - 11:15  Segment Two - 4D Weather Cube and Single Authoritative Source
    Presenter: Tom Ryan - FAA, Jason Tuell - NWS html or pdf
    User Panel Discussion Leader: Adam Giraldes - ADF
11:15 - 12:15 Segment Three - Legacy System Conversion Plans
    Presenter: Ken Leonard - FAA, html or pdf Kevin Johnston - NOAA, html or pdf
    Bruce Lambert - DOD html or pdf
    User Panel Discussion Leader: Bill Phaneuf - ALPA
1:15 - 2:15 Segment Four - Agency/Industry Roles/Responsibilities
    Presenter: Hank Krakowski - FAA          
    User Panel Discussion Leader: Matt Fronzak - Delta Air Lines
2:15 - 3:15 Segment Five - Plans for Integration into 4D Trajectory Tools
    Presenter: Bob Beard - JPDO, html or pdf Steve Bradford - FAA, pdf Karlin Toner - NASA html or pdf
    User Panel Discussion Leader: Joe Burns - United Airlines html
3:30 - 4:30 Segment Six - Hurdles to the Future - Elephants in the Room
    Presenters: Nick Stoer, html or pdf Al Kaehn
    User Panel Discussion Leader: Tom Fahey - Northwest Airlines html or pdf
4:30 - 5:00 Segment Seven - What the JPDO WWG Heard You Say Today
    Presenter: Mark Andrews - JPDO WWG html or pdf