NEXTOR-MIT Symposium on the

Economic and Social Value of Air Transportation

Hosted by the
National Center of Excellence for
Air Transportation Operations Research (NEXTOR)
and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Sponsored by the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Bombardier, Inc.



MIT Endicott House
Dedham, Massachusetts
APRIL 1-2, 2004

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DAY 1: Thursday, April 1, 2004

  1. (07:30) Breakfast (Mansion Living Room & Brooks Lobby)

  2. (08:30) Welcome & Introduction (Brooks Lecture Hall)

    John-Paul Clarke
    Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  3. (8:45) Keynote Speech (Brooks Lecture Hall)

    "The importance of air transportation to social and economic development"
    Author: Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard
    Director of Transport and Urban Development
    The World Bank

  4. (09:45) Break (Brooks Lobby)

  5. (10:00) Session I (Brooks Lecture Hall)

    Moderator:
    Wilson Felder
    Director, Technology Development
    Federal Aviation Administration

    "Economic Contribution of Civil Aviation (ECCA)"
    Author: Cornelia Fisher
    Economist
    Air Transport Bureau
    International Civil Aviation Organization

    "How does aviation promote (local) social and economic development?"
    Author: Bruno Miller
    Research Assistant
    International Center for Air Transportation
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    "Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework"
    Author: Richard R. Miller
    Executive Vice President
    World Travel & Tourism Council

    " Social Value of Air Transportation"
    Author: Art Politano
    Office of Investment Analysis and Operations Research Federal Aviation Administration

  6. (11:30) Discussion (Brooks Lecture Hall)

  7. (12:00) Lunch (Mansion Living Room)

  8. "The Heart of Policy Arguments"
    Author: Annalisa Weigel
    Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and
    Engineering Systems
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  9. (13:30) Session II (Brooks Lecture Hall)

  10. Moderator:
    William Swan
    Chief Economist
    The Boeing Company

    "Do we have the right air transportation infrastructure and technology to enable social and economic development?"
    Speaker: James Delong
    Chair of the Transportation Research Board
    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Committee

    "Air Transportation Infrastructure and Technology:
    Do we have enough and Is this the problem?"

    Author: George Donohue
    Professor of Systems Engineering and Operations Research
    George Mason University

    "Do we have the right air transportation infrastructure and technology?"
    Author: Charles Evans
    Director of Airline Industry Analysis and Strategy
    Bombardier, Inc.

  11. (15:00) Discussion (Brooks Lecture Hall)


  12. (15:30) Break (Brooks Lobby)


  13. (16:00) Session III (Brooks Lecture Hall)


  14. Moderator:
    Michael Ball
    Professor of Decision and Information Technologies
    University of Maryland

    "Is air transportation financially sustainable?"
    Speaker: John-Paul Clarke
    Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Aaron Gellman
    Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
    Northwestern University

    "The State of the Aviation Industry Post 9/11: The Boston Logan Experience"
    Author: Thomas Kinton
    Director of Aviation
    Massachusetts Port Authority

  15. (17:30) Discussion (Brooks Lecture Hall)


  16. (18:00) Break (Brooks Lobby)


  17. (18:30) Dinner (Mansion Living Room)


  18. Hosted by Bombardier, Inc.

    Speaker:
    Piers Cumberlege
    Vice President Global Partnerships
    Bombardier, Inc.

  19. (21:00) End of Day 1


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    DAY 2: FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2004

  21. (07:30) Breakfast (Mansion Living Room & Brooks Lobby)


  22. (08:30) Session IV (Brooks Lecture Hall)

  23. Moderator:
    Mark Hansen
    Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of California at Berkeley

    "What national and international policies are needed to support air transportation?"
    Speaker: Richard Golaszewski
    Executive Vice-President
    GRA, Inc.

    Nancy LoBue
    Deputy Assistant Administrator
    Federal Aviation Administration

    "Regulatory Constraints on the Integration of South American Air Transport"
    Presenter: Andres Ricover
    Air Transport Specialist
    Inter-American Development Bank Consultant

  24. (10:00) Discussion (Brooks Lecture Hall)


  25. (10:30) Break (Brooks Lobby)


  26. (11:00) Breakout Sessions: What do we really know?


  27. How to enable social and economic development?
    (Brooks Seminar Room A)

    Do we have the right infrastructure?
    (Brooks Seminar Room B)

    Is air transportation financially sustainable?
    (Brooks Seminar Room C)

    What policies are needed?
    (Brooks Lecture Hall)

  28. (12:00) Lunch (Mansion Living Room)


  29. NEXTOR Steering Committee Meeting (Mansion Gun Room lunch provided)

  30. (13:30) Breakout Sessions: What research and policy are required?


  31. How to enable social and economic development?
    (Brooks Seminar Room A)

    Do we have the right infrastructure?
    (Brooks Seminar Room B)

    Is air transportation financially sustainable?
    (Brooks Seminar Room C)

    What policies are needed?
    (Brooks Lecture Hall)

  32. (15:00) Break (Brooks Lobby)


  33. (15:30) Summary of proposed research and policy initiatives (Brooks Lecture Hall)


  34. (16:00) End of Day 2