Event calendar


CASS 2024 – Vancouver

16 September 2024

This year’s CASS workshop takes place in Vancouver on September 16th, the day before SWIFT 24 at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

After meeting in London, Montreal, DARTeC (the Digital Aviation Research & Technology Centre) at Cranfield University (UK), Winnipeg, and London Heathrow it is clear that there is an appetite to drive forward the sharing of Airfield Systems Strategies

This invitation-only workshop fosters discussion and collaboration between senior airfield operations management and product developers.

SWIFT 2024 – Vancouver

17-19 September 2024

SWIFT (Summer Winter Integrated Field Technologies) is the premier conference and expo for the airport community to gather and learn about innovation in airside operations.

Attendance is growing (2023 was a staggering 40% up on 2022) but Vancouver has always enjoyed high attendance where YVR has won the Skytrax ‘Best North American Airport’ award for a record 12 consecutive years.

The event includes specialist CAPTG (Canadian Airport Pavement Technical Group) sessions.

CASS 25 | London Heathrow

4-5 February 2025

As complex airfield technologies advance, our challenge is to explore the benefits of integrating diverse systems including:

  • Enhanced Digital Tower
  • Advancement Pavement and FOD risk management
  • Airfield Digital Twins
  • Smart Stands
  • Airfield Autonomy (perimeter patrol/grass cutting)

A collaborative workshop between senior airfield ops management and digital product developers.


20-21 May 2025

Exchanging ideas, issues and solutions about every aspect of airfield maintenance. Sharing results of research and development projects and identifying issues and changes to existing regulations, policies, standards and guidelines, technical training, maintenance management and practices.

  • Up-front access to the latest airfield technologies
  • Technical and operational sessions
  • International airport, airline and government delegates

Each year, airport members of the SWIFT steering group agree on key issues that need addressing at the next conference.

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