TRB Webinar: The Future of Airport Surface Management Tools and Benefits to Operational Efficiency

April 02, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.5 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses the current use and future implementation of airport surface management tools as they relate to operational efficiency and delay reduction. The efficiency of surface movement is a key component to maintain the operational flow and to consistently realize the full capacity of the airfield and surrounding airspace at many congested large hub airports.  Along with other data exchange technologies to support gate-to-gate operations, the current and evolving surface management tools are being integrated with the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Ralph Tamburro, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Al Capps, NASA
  • Michael Huffman, Federal Aviation Administration

Moderated by:  Jennifer Dermody, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Webinar Outline

  1. Existing surface management tools employed at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey airports
  2. NASA's Charlotte (CLT) Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Integrated Arrival/Departure/Surface (IADS) Metroplex Traffic Management
  3. Implementation of FAA Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM)
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the capabilities and industry usage of existing tools
  • Identify evolving capabilities and future integration plans that will enable surface metering
  • Understand airport and airline roles in surface management

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is making 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for A.A.E. If you are an A.A.E. and would like to apply for CEUs for this webinar, visit For questions about A.A.E. continuing education units, please contact

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at