Carbon is Key session recordings now online

Carbon is Key was held 9-11 November, and focussed on the topics of ‘The Sustainable Aviation Challenge, ‘Future Aviation’, and ‘Future Airports’. Group Head of Aerodrome Strategy for AGS, Fiona Smith chaired the Future Aviation session, with Brian McClean, Director of Communications for AGS hosting The Sustainable Aviation Challenge and Future Airports. Fiona and Brian […]

The Sustainable Aviation Challenge is Now (Carbon is Key)

Carbon is Key opened today (9th Nov 2021) with the first of three virtual sessions. ‘The Sustainable Aviation Challenge’, hosted by AGS Airports and chaired by Brian McClean, opened with an interview with Derek Provan, CEO of AGS airports, who discussed the CAELUS project as well as how AGS Airports are working towards a more […]

Carbon is Key – Speakers Announced

“Aviation must play its part in delivering the UKs net zero 2050 commitment, and so its future must be a sustainable one. There is no one silver bullet and it will be a challenge, so it is important to discuss how it can be achieved.” – Holly Greig, Deputy Director, Aviation Climate Change, DFT Join […]

SWIFT September – A Soaring Success

Throughout September, airports from across the US, Canada and Europe met up on Wednesday afternoons and tuned in to virtual SWIFT and CAPTG sessions.  The nine niche sessions featured forty-five speakers and covered topical aspects of airfield operations and best practices, as well as a detailed look at airfield pavements courtesy of two CAPTG sessions. […]

SWIFT September: Session Previews

On September 1st, SWIFT September launched with the first of nine sessions, the Welcome Session. The thirty-minute introduction to the conference’s new format was hosted by Myron Thiesson, Airfield Pavements and Standards Office from the Department of National Defence, Roy McLeod, Director of Airfield Operations at Calgary Airport, and Steve McKeown of Team Eagle, Headline […]

SWIFT September has launched! Watch the Welcome Session

Roy McLeod, Steve McKeown and Myron Thiessen launched SWIFT September 2021 yesterday with the Welcome Session, hosted virtually in an interactive format. We heard from a number of airfield maintenance operatives discussing how they survived in their roles and airports following on from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how optimistic they were feeling about the future. […]

SWIFT September: Climate Change & Asphalt Pavements Speakers Confirmed

The first of two sessions at SWIFT September to be hosted by CAPTG (Canadian Airfield Pavement Technical Group), this session on Climate Change and Asphalt Pavements will be hosted by CAPTG Committee, Richard Blommers of Tetra Tech, who will be accompanied by Dave Anderson, Project Manager at Associated Engineering. Joining the session from National Research […]

SWIFT September: Winter Operations Sessions Announced

The Winter Operations session at SWIFT September will be held at 09:10 CDT, 15th September. Three speakers have joined the panel for this discussion: Charlie Beuning, Field Maintenance Manager at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport, Richard Brannan, Assistant Director of Field Maintenance at Denver International Airport, and the SWIFT Committee’s very own Roy McLeod, Airfield Operations […]

2021 Winter Ops Series reviewed

2021 series video As the world experiences more extreme weather events, both airports and airlines find it increasingly difficult to predict, resource and execute winter operations plans. The inconsistency in requirements makes it tough for service providers’ and contractors’ service level agreements to deliver at a sustainable cost for all. Ever-evolving procurement strategies make it […]


This was the finale of the 2021 FDH&S series. Observations and ideas from the last three sessions are explored by the panel as we peer into the future of airside safety and security. MEET THE PANEL John Hamshare, FDH&S 2021 SERIES CHAIR Guy Berry, Director Military Airfield Solutions, MOOG Tarsier FOD Ryan Berry, UAS […]

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