2004 NEXTOR-MIT Symposium on the Economic and Social Value of Air Transportation

This symposium was sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Bombardier, Inc. It was hosted by the National Center of Excellence for Air Transportation Operations Research (NEXTOR) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Mass., April 1-2, 2004.

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Welcome & Introduction John-Paul Clarke, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keynote Speech: The importance of air transportation to social and economic development Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard, Director of Transport and Urban Development, The World Bank
Session I
Moderator: Wilson Felder, Director, Technology Development, Federal Aviation Administration
Economic Contribution of Civil Aviation (ECCA) Cornelia Fisher, Economist, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization
How does aviation promote (local) social and economic development? Bruno Miller, Research Assistant, International Center for Air Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework Richard R. Miller, Executive Vice President, World Travel & Tourism Council
Social Value of Air Transportation Art Politano, Office of Investment Analysis and Operations, Research Federal Aviation Administration
The Heart of Policy Arguments Annalisa Weigel, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Session II
Moderator: William Swan, Chief Economist, The Boeing Company
Do we have the right air transportation infrastructure and technology to enable social and economic development? 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? George Donohue, Professor of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, George Mason University
Do we have the right air transportation infrastructure and technology? Charles Evans, Director of Airline Industry Analysis and Strategy, Bombardier, Inc.
Session III
Moderator: Michael Ball, Professor of Decision and Information Technologies, University of Maryland
Is air transportation financially sustainable? 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 Thomas Kinton, Director of Aviation, Massachusetts Port Authority
Session IV
Moderator: Mark Hansen, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
What national and international policies are needed to support air transportation? 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 Andres Ricover, Air Transport Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank Consultan