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2021 SAPOE Annual Conference at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

06 and 07 October 2021

The conference is being held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia

Conference Presentation Agenda

Day 1

Morning Session

  • 8:00 Registration for In-Person Attendees
    Sponsored by Aerodata
  • 8:30 Welcome, Conference Overview and Membership Update
    Paul Hannah – SAPOE Officers
  • 8:50 Georgia Tech ASDL and the Conference Facility
    Dr. Dimitri Mavris – Georgia Tech ASDL
  • 9:15 Some thoughts on grooved runways and wet runway braking performance
    Gerard van Es – NLR
  • 10:00 Morning Break/Networking
    Sponsored by Aerodata
  • 10:15 Latest Research in Machine Learning and Aircraft Performance
    Emil Kaptur – StorkJet
  • 11:00 The Emerging Emissions Reporting Landscape
    Jill Blickstein and Mike Byham – American Airlines
  • 11:45 Lunch on Campus

Afternoon Session

  • 13:00 FAA Runway Length Tool for Airport Planning
    Kent Duffy – FAA APP-400
  • 13:45 SAPOE Tiger Team Update – AC-120-27F, White Papers and Operational Implementation
    Kristine Henning – Delta Air Lines
  • 14:45 Afternoon Break/Networking
    Sponsored by Aerodata
  • 15:15 Insight on Upcoming FAA Aircraft Certification
    Paul Giesman – FAA AIR-625
  • 16:00 Member Recognition
    Roesney Santos – SAPOE Officers
  • 18:00 Dinner/Social Event at Two Urban Licks
    Sponsored by VCT and LEAN Engineering
    Transportation Provided by Avix Aero

Day 2

Morning Session

  • 8:00 Compliance with ASTM Standard 3266
    Joe Vickers and Dr. Zoltan Rado – AST
  • 8:45 SAPOE Goals, Metrics and Financials
    Roesney Santos and Mimi Hoover – SAPOE Officers
  • 9:00 SAPOE Solicitation for Officer Candidates
    Paul Hannah and Craig Nordstrom – SAPOE Officers
  • 9:10 Overlap Between AC-120-27F and AC-20-161
    Mike Byham – American Airlines and Kirk Nance – Avix Aero
  • 10:10 Morning Break/Networking
    Sponsored by Aerodata
  • 10:30 SAPOE Feedback (Open Exchange)
    SAPOE Officers
  • 10:45 Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVtol)
    Jose Furuzawa – Embraer
  • 11:30 Lunch on Campus

Afternoon Session

  • 13:00 Machine Learning and Aircraft Braking
    ASDL Student – Georgia Tech
  • 13:45 Sustainability in Aviation Outlook
    Mimi Hoover – SAPOE Officers
  • 14:30 Afternoon Break/Networking
    Sponsored by Aerodata
  • 15:00 Jaguar Team Update (Departure ICA, Clearways and ADIP)
    Jay Leitner – American Airlines and Chris Hill – Delta Airlines
  • 15:45 Lion Team Update (ASTM Update, TC Advisory Circular ABAR vs PBAR)
    Cpt John Gadzinski – Four Winds Aerospace Safety

All members will be been informed of the details of the conference by all-member emails. If you have not received the emails, please contact the SAPOE officers at [email protected].

Participation in the conference, onsite or virtual, is limited to SAPOE Members and Georgia Tech Students


Oct 06 - 07 2021


Eastern Time
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Georgia Tech


Georgia Tech
North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332


[email protected]

Other Organizers

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
Avix Aero
Avix Aero
Lean Engineering
Lean Engineering
Vortex Control Technologies
Vortex Control Technologies