Technology and the ARFF Industry

Technology and the ARFF Industry

May 1-3, 2018

The ARFF Working Group and the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center will once again partner for a 2-day training program to benefit the aviation firefighting industry worldwide.

 

Time until conference starts

May 1, 2018
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May 3, 2018
Caesars Atlantic City - 2100 Pacific Avenue - Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Description

The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center is the nation’s premier air transportation system laboratory. The Technical Center’s highly technical and diverse workforce conducts test and evaluation, verification and validation, and sustainment of the FAA’s full spectrum of aviation systems, and develops scientific solutions to current and future air transportation safety challenges by conducting applied research and development. Technical Center engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and technical experts utilize a robust, one-of-a-kind, world class laboratory environment to identify integrated system solutions for the modernization and sustainment of the NAS, and for delivering NextGen operational capabilities.

This program is limited to 75 Registrations and will fill-up fast.  Please register early.

Registration fee for ARFFWG members is $375 U.S.

Registration fee for  non-members  is $440* U.S. 

Register prior to 04/08/2018 to save the late fee charges.

REGISTRATION LINK

*This rate includes a 1-year Individual membership in the ARFF Working Group

HOST HOTEL – Caesars Atlantic City, NJ

Room rate for single/double is $109 per night plus applicable taxes includes in-room internet and a  $5 voucher towards self parking.  To make reservations go to this LINK.  Reservations may also be made by phone at 888-516-2215 and asking for the ARFF rate. Cancellations must be made with 72 hours of your stay. 

EXHIBITORS

Do you want an appreciative audience to showcase your product or deliver information on your company’s products or services?  Vendor representatives can use this time to speak to and interact directly with interested and potential clients. 

This program is limited to the number of participants and exhibitors.  If you are interested in exhibiting and participating in the FAA Technical Center tours, please register early.  Once again space is limited.  EXHIBITOR BROCHURE LINK

Exhibitor fee for ARFFWG members is $475.00 U.S.

Exhibitor  fee for  non-members  is $870* U.S. 

Register prior to 04/08/2018 to save the late fee charges.

REGISTRATION LINK

*This rate includes a 1-year Sustaining membership in the ARFF Working Group

Agenda

Program at a Glance

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

6:00 PM –   8:00 PMRegistration & Welcome ReceptionAthena Room

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

7:00 AM –  12:00 PMRegistrationRegistration Desk
7:30 AM –  8:30 AMBreakfast with ExhibitorsAthena Room
8:30 AM –  9:00 AMOpening CeremoniesMars/Venus Room
9:00 AM –  10:00 AM· ARFF Research Program Overview –  Keith Bagot FAA Tech Center

· FAA Headquarters Topics –  Marc Tonnacliff, FAA Headquarters

· Potential Uses for UAS in the Airport Environment—Mike DiPilato, FAA Tech Center

Mars/Venus Room
10:00 AM –  10:30 AMCoffee Break With ExhibitorsAthena Room
10:30 AM –  12:15 PM· Full Scale Li-Ion Battery Fire Testing –  Harry Webster, FAA Tech Center

· Cargo Container Fire Testing –  Dhavel Dadia, FAA Tech Center

· Electronic Flight Bag Testing –  Steve Summers, FAA Tech Center

Mars/Venus Room
12:15 pm—1:30 pmLunch with ExhibitorsAthena Room
1:30 PM –  3:00 PM· Environmental Issues with AFFF –  Keith Bagot, FAA Tech Center

· Alternative Foam Proportioner Testing –  Jeremy Casey, CSRA, Inc.

· Impacts of Alternative Aviation Fuels on ARFF –  Gozdem Kilaz, Purdue University

Mars/Venus Room
3:00 PM –  3:30 PMCoffee Break with ExhibitorsAthena Room
3:30 PM –  4:30 PM· Update to NLA Strategies Study –  Jack Kreckie, ARFF Professional Services

· High Reach Extendable Turret Operational Improvements through New Technologies –  Jonathan Torres, FAA Tech Center

Mars/Venus Room

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7:45  AMBoard Buses from Hotel—Depart for FAA Technical Center
8:30 AM –  8:50 AMArrive Tech Center—Security Processing
9:00 AM –  10:15 AMFull-Scale Fire Test Facility

National Airport Pavement Test Facility

10:30 AM –  11:45 AMFederal Air Marshals Service Facility Tour –  TENTATIVE

USCG Air Station Tour

12:00 PM –  12:45 PMARFF Tests Facility and Fire Safety Aircraft
1:00 PM –  2:00 PMLunch –  FAA Tech Center and South Jersey Transportation Authority –  Welcomes
2:00 PM –  4:00 PMStation Tours and Product Demos
4:00 PMBuses Depart for Hotel

Download Agenda HERE