TRB Webinar: Plan for Disaster: Is Your Airport Prepared For An Airfield Accident?

August 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 31: Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning and Legal Research Digest 33: Overview of Airport Duties and Standards of Care in Airfield Accident Cases.

This webinar will provide guidance for airport personnel who seek to engage with accident response stakeholders beyond the boundaries of the airport. The U.S. Federal Administration (FAA) regulations require airports to be prepared to respond to emergency situations. These situations include aircraft accidents, which can threaten the safety and welfare of the airport, its occupants, and the surrounding community. Presenters will discuss the airport’s duties and standards of care in an airfield accident context, including the extent to which federal preemption may apply.

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

Webinar Presenters
         • Kenneth Neubauer, Futron Aviation Corporation
         • Jodi Howick, Howick Law, PLLC

Moderated by: Heidi Ann Benaman, Faith Group, LLC

 Webinar Outline

  1. Web-Only Document 31: Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning
    • How to engage stakeholders in accident response planning
    • Capabilities of the Aircraft Accident and Management Guidance (AAMG) Tool
  2. Legal Research Digest 33: Overview of Airport Duties and Standards of Care in Airfield Accident Cases
    • Issues that may affect an airport owner’s duty if an aircraft accident on the airfield leads to a lawsuit
    • Basic concepts applied by the courts to determine whether causes of action are preempted
  3. 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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the capabilities of the Aircraft Accident Management and GuidanceTool and how to access it
  • Discuss the emergency management capabilities of some of the key airport stakeholders that reside outside of the airport boundaries
  • Identify what the duties and standards of care are for airfield accident cases
  • Identify the typical elements of negligence action cases and what preemption is and how courts apply it

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

TRB is offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for the above listed workshop from the state board, so we advise that you contact your state board prior to registering for the webinar to see if credits would be accepted. Registered webinar attendees who sign in and view the entire webinar will receive a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to their board. Complete a certificate for each state in which you are required to file. Rules for CLE in some states require the provider to file attendance with the regulator as a service to lawyers. Please confirm jurisdictional reporting requirements with the state regulator. This certificate should be filed with the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity. Introductory remarks, keynote addresses, business meetings, breaks, receptions, etc., are not included in the computation of credit. TRB will retain a copy of your attendance; however, TRB is not required to submit attendance to the board.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at