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The Roundtable Discussion

An Interview with Bill Fife, Corporate Vice President of DMJM+Harris

An Interview with Robert J. Cammaroto, Manager, Commercial Airports Policy Transportation Security Administration

An Interview with Sam Sleiman, PE Director of Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs Massachusetts Port Authority

An Interview with David Z. Plavin Airport Consultant

Roundtable Discussion: Rescreening of Canadian Transfer Bags in the U.S.

ENR and Aviation Week co-sponsored Planes, Pains and Payments, an aviation roundtable, on Oct. 6. Almost 30 aviation officials representing federal agencies, airports, vendors, consultants and contractors discussed the crucial challenges facing them now and in the future. Shrinking budgets coupled with increasing infrastructure needs to handle security and traffic demands are requiring all sectors to look for ways to increase revenue and build better, smarter and cheaper.

New developments loom on the taxiway that will affect all American airports. From the FAAs Next Generation Airport Transportation Systems program to microjets, from alternative project delivery solutions to privatization, all involved with operating and expanding airports must be prepared. In-line baggage screening systems, new runways and common-use facilities present ongoing challenges. Branding of airports, concessions planning and parking all present possibilities for revenue. Many called for a change in the policy on passenger facility charges, a crucial factor in current funding of capital programs.

Engineering News-Record/Aviation Week Roundtable Participants:

  1. Bill Fife, Corporate Vice President, DMJM Harris
  2. Sam Sleiman, Director, Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs, Massport
  3. Charlie Isdell, Airport Director, Philadelphia International Airport
  4. Steve Wareham, Airport Director, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  5. Deborah Meehan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Simat Helliesen & Eichner, Inc.
  6. Ricky Smith , Director, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  7. Angela Gittens, Vice President, Airport Business Services, HNTB
  8. John Kaldeway, President, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  9. Steve Pressler, Executive Vice President and Area General Manager, Skanska
  10. Bruce Drum, Deputy Aviation Director, Miami International Airport
  11. Rusty Chapman, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
  12. Bob Cammaroto, Chief of Commercial Airports, Transportation Security Administration
  13. Ali Dib, Director, Facilities and Infrastructure, Wayne County Airport Authority
  14. Lester Robinson, CEO, Wayne County Airport Authority
  15. Allan Shapiro Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Programs, L-3 Communications
  16. John Moyer, Vice President, Interspace Airport Advertising
  17. Joseph DiDomizio, COO, Hudson Group
  18. David Plavin, Former President Airports Council International-North America
  19. Trevor Liddle, Program Director New Jersey Airports Modernization Program, Port Authority of NY and NJ
  20. Loren Smith President, DMJM Aviation
  21. Alan Stevens, Turner Construction
  22. Ginger Evans, principal, Carter & Burgess, Inc.