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The Southern Jersey Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE),
International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Wednesday June 28, 2017


Potential Impact and Details of Privatizing the Air Traffic Control System in the United States

Speaker: NEIL D. BYERS, FAA Managers Association Director of Legislative Affairs

In 2016, the US Congress developed and later sidelined H.R.4441 or the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (AIRR) that required the Department of Transportation to spin off the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) administered air traffic control system into a separate, private, and non-profit entity. AIRR would have impacted the bulk of the personal at the W.J. Hughes Technical Center including those that are in the Air Traffic Organization and NextGen lines of business. Now in 2017, a major effort is afoot to re-introduce the bill with renewed support from a consortium of congressional sponsors, airlines excluding Delta Airlines, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), and the current administration. If implemented under this renewed effort, the potential effect not only to the National Airspace System but to our local Technical Center’s personnel will likely have significant long term consequences.

The FAA Managers Association (FAAMA) is a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote aviation safety and efficiency while advocating for FAA managers’ interests. At the request of SNJPS leadership and to help stimulate awareness of our members and guests, the FAAMA shall present details on the renewed effort to privatize the FAA and its potential impact to our local community in southern New Jersey.

    Location: Greate Bay Country Club
    901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ 08224

    (609) 927-5071



    6:00 PM    Social Time
    6:30 PM    Dinner
    7:45 PM    Speaker, approx.

    MENU: Buffet style dinner


    $19 AIAA/IEEE/INCOSE Members
    $23 ITEA/NSBE/HFES/Guests
    $15 Students

    Reservations due by noon Tuesday, June 27

    Joseph Burns 609-485-4654  (W)
    Mike Konyak 609-485--5655 (W)

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