2022 Program

Mon Sept 12TH

Workshop
CAPTG WORKSHOP
13:00 EDT

Preservation of Airfield Pavements through Innovation

As budgets continue to tighten and more and more emphasis is placed on pavement preservation, the construction and long-term maintenance of airfield pavements is becoming increasingly challenging. To address this, new innovations in paving materials and procedures are being introduced all the time. Gradually, these innovations are changing some of the traditional ways of doing things, while saving time, money, and the environment in the process.

Attend, either in-person in Montreal or online, to learn about recent advancements in airfield pavement technology and how they can be applied to upcoming projects at your airport.

Vince Aurilio, VA Asphalt Pavement Technologies Inc.
Use of Infrared Joint Heaters to Improve Joint Density
Mark Gelinas, Hatch
Trenchless Technology – Micro-Tunneling
Kevin Chee – GTAA, Sina Varamini - Engtec Consulting & Mohammed Ahmed - SNC Lavalin
Development of High Stability and Fuel Resistant Mixtures at Toronto Pearson
Leanne Whiteley-Lagace & Carl Abdallah - Stantec
Pavement Forensic Investigations
Benson Nguyen & Rayan Farage - HATCH
YVR East Apron Case Study
Michael Simons - Surface Tech
High strain asphalt interlayers to mitigate reflecting cracking
CAPTG
Myron Thiessen - DND /CAPTG Chair

Tues Sept 13TH

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WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
09:00 EDT

A welcome return to the first physical SWIFT since 2019 and the first-ever ‘blended’ SWIFT. We look back at the last 12 months in airfield operations and look forward to the 2022 conference and expo with presentations, case studies, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking.

Donald Desrosiers
Donald Desrosiers
Directeur principal, entretien – infrastructures air et bâtiment, YUL, YMX, ADM
SWIFT COMMITTEE
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Philippe Rainville
President and Chief Executive Officer, YUL
Recovery / Montreal response
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Thomas Romig
Vice President Safety, Security & Operations, ACI
State of the Industry
MyronThiessen
Myron Thiessen
Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services Department of National Defence
Preview of CAPTG Sessions
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Montréal–Trudeau International Airport
HOST AIRPORT
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Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
10:00 EDT

Psychological Safety and HR to people relationship strategy.

Donald Desrosiers
DONALD DESROSIERS
MAIN DIRECTOR AIRFIELD AND BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURES MAINTENANCE
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KIM HOBBS
Director, Health & Safety, YVR
Psychological Safety
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SUSAN SAWATZKY
PRESIDENT, IN-SCOPE SOLUTIONS
Psychological Safety
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MARIE-FÉLICITÉ CIGNAC
Director, Talents and Transformation, Aéroports de Montréal
Psychological Safety / HR - Attracting Staff
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THOMAS ROMIG
VICE PRESIDENT SAFETY, ACI
State of the Industry
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MONTRÉAL–TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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session 1
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE
11:30 EDT

A review of best practices and emerging technologies in the repair of airfield pavements, hosted by CAPTG

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DAVE ANDERSON
AVIATION SPECIALIST, ASSOCIATED ENGINEERING
Session Chair
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CHRIS OLIDIS
Principal Engineering, Applied Research Associates
Airfield Pavement Maintenance - When to Apply
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Tim Smith
Senior Director, Built Environment, Transportation & Public Works, Cement Association of Canada
Treatment and Repair of Concrete Pavement Distresses
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Mike Sucee
Canada Area Manager, Crafco
Solutions for Repairing Small to Large Cracks
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Tradewind Scientific
session 2
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
13:45 EDT

Exploring different methods to assess the condition of airfield pavements, hosted by CAPTG

Benson Nguyen
BEN NGUYEN
PROJECT ENGINEER, HATCH
Session Chair
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Peter-Paul Dzwilewski
APTech
Evaluation of Crack Progression
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Shila Khanal
Applied Research Associates
Comparison of Data Collection Methods for Pavement Distress
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ALAIN DUCLOS
Principal Pavement and Geotechnial Engineer, ENGLOBE
RESA Construction – A Case Study
CAPTG
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Training
SAFETY TRAINING & COMPETENCY
15:15 EDT

YYC welcomes you to Safety, Training & Competency – a session on implementing airfield organisation and providing training and oversight to ensure effective airfield management.

Rich Brannan
RICH BRANNAN
Assistant Director of Field Maintenance, DEN
SESSION CHAIR
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MIKE ANDERSON
MANAGER TRAINING & COMPLIANCE, CALGARY
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JOANNE LANDRY
SMS CONSULTANT
Dean Ervin
DEAN ERVIN
DIRECTOR OF AERODROME OPERATIONS & COMPLIANCE, YEG
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FERNANDO LOPEZ CALLEJA
MD, MODALIS
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CALGARY AIRPORT
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vehicles
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
16:15 EDT

SWIFT committee welcomes you to this session on vehicle procurement & asset lifestyle, and the transition to zero emissions vehicles.

Roy McLeod
ROY MCLEOD
REGIONAL AIRPORT MANAGER, EFC
SESSION CHAIR
Dr Justin Gammage
Dr Justin Gammage
Senior Executive Advisor for Strategic Research Priorities and Industry Collaborations Manager, Durham Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network Technology Development Site Ontario Tech University
Phillipe Stas
Phillipe Stas
Director, Strategic Procurement, Aeroports de Montreal
Transition to EV
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Claude Hurtubise
Project Portfolio Supervisor, Aeroports de Montreal
Transition to EV
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Weds Sept 14th

Demo 2
WINTER DEMO MORNING
09:00 EDT

Demos at the De-icing Centre:

  • Snow & ice removal equipment. Recovery, recycling & re-use in action.
  • Line painting and removal
  • Bird control

Equipment display includes:

  • Aebi-Schmidt
  • AeroMag 2000
  • Airmark
  • Graco
  • Larue
  • Polar De-icer

Busses depart from the Marriott entrance of YUL at 08.30.
Round trips throughout the morning

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Equipment display
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Aeromag 2000
Aircraft deicing, glycol capture & Recycling
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Snow Removal Equipment
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Bird Control
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Wildlife management demos including Drone flight and Airsoft gun demo and trial.
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Line marking
Ennis Flint / AirMark
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Line Painting & Removal
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Aircraft Deicing unit
Polar De-icer
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Winter infrastructure
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
14:00 EDT

Reviewing the relationship between design, maintain and operating Winter Operation facilities – De-icing pads, Glycol recovery and enviro systems.

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Neil Pritchard
Head of Operations Planning, Performance & Transformation, Heathrow Airport
Session Chair
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Project Engineer - Aviation, HATCH
YVR West De-Icing Pad Expansion
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JOSEPH CHEN
Director, Planning and Engineering, YYJ, in collaboration with Stantec
De-icing infrastructure at YYC, YQM, and LGA
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Gabriel Lepine
Regional Director, Aeromag 2000
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WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
15:30 EDT

Snow & ice removal, winter management & co-ordination.

Mike Carlson
MIKE CARLSON
Assistant Director Airside Operations, DEN
Session Chair
Robin Hollett
ROBIN HOLLETT
MANAGER, STATION OPERATIONS CENTER, CHICAGO O'HARE, United Airlines
How Airport & Airlines collaborate in Winter Ops
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BILL LONERGAN
Deputy Commissioner Airline Relations, ORD
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JARIN HORTON
Assistant Vice President of Airfield Operations, DFW
WORKING TOGETHER - DFW
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JIM KRIKSCIUN
Managing Director, Hub Control Center, American Airlines
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drinks
TEAM EAGLE – NIGHT OUT
19:00 EDT

Join us for an evening spent in downtown Montreal sponsored by Team Eagle.

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Thurs Sept 15th

session 3
GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
09:00 EDT

Join CAPTG for an in-depth look at the assessment and design of gravel runways.

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RICHARD BLOMMERS
PROJECT MANAGER, AIRPORTS GROUP, TETRA TECH CANADA
Session Chair
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Riley Siroishka
Project Engineer, Airports Group, Tetra Tech Canada
Assessment of Gravel Runways
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George Nowak
Deputy Practice Leader - Airports, HATCH
Design Requirements for Remote Gravel Runways
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Mike Boyle
Aviation Technologist, CBR Technology Inc.
Evaluating Gravel Runway Bearing Boeing Penetrometer
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Aebi Schmidt
DAY SPONSOR
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DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
10:30 EDT

Exploring the role & relationship between airport operations and construction as design, planning, approval and works.

Waylon Godden
Waylon Godden
Manager, Airfield Maintenance Services, YVR
Session Chair
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ZULLER BOTTERO
DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE, YYC
Calgary case study
Dean Ervin
DEAN ERVIN
Director, Aerodrome Operations & Compliance
Utilizing RPAS / drone operations, innovation, and practicality
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Alan Chapman
Director RTM, Nav Canada
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DAVID BRADBEER
Wildlife Program Coordinator, Airside Operations, YVR
Avian radar and Lidar
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AERIUM ANALYTICS
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Session 4
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE
11:45 EDT

Airfield Pavement Performance – A look at how to improve the performance of airfield pavements, hosted by CAPTG

JaredMitchell
Jared Mitchell
Department of National Defence
Session Chair
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Drew Dutton
Aerodrome Engineer, Transport Canada
Thin Bituminous Surface Runways
MyronThiessen
Myron Thiessen
Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services, DND
Impact of De-Icing Chemicals on Asphalt Pavements
Keith Foster
Keith Foster
Director of Expertise - Materials Technology& Quality Management, Englobe
Impact of De-Icing Chemicals on Asphalt Pavements
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Sina Varamini
Director, Pavements and Materials Group, Engtec Consulting
Asphalt Binder and Mixture Testing - Trends and Specifications
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Aebi Schmidt
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FOD2
FOD & RUNWAY SAFETY
14:00 EDT

Join us in this session as London Heathrow explores the future of FOD, FOD and the pavement relationship, FOD prevention and construction, the link between FOD and other safety management processes and systems.

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NEIL PRITCHARD
HEAD OF OPERATIONS PLANNING, PERFORMANCE & TRANSFORMATION, HEATHROW AIRPORT
Session Chair
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KEVIN CHEE
Senior Engineer of the Airside and Infrastructure Design
Prevention of FOD During Construction at YYZ
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HEATHROW AIRPORT
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Dan Krivitsky
FOD Program Manager, NAVAIR
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Surface condition
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
15:30 EDT

Join Denver Airport to discuss GRF and the positives/risks, pavement condition assesstment, continuous surface condition monitoring, and rubber removal – use of chemicals and the effect of hydro-blasting on pavement texture, life and friction.

Gary Lamb Airside Operations Manager Edmonton
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Manager Airside Operations, YEG
Session Chair
Steve McKeown
Steve McKeown
President, Team Eagle
TALPA & GRF: from the runway to the cockpit. How RWYCCs are used to factor landing distances
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SHIRLEY DDANBA
PAVEMENT ENGINEER, YVR
Rubber Removal / Use of Chemicals & Effects of Hydro-blasting
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JEAN-DENIS BRASSARD
RESEARCH PROFESSOR, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
British Pendulum Tester
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closing
CLOSING PLENARY
16:30 EDT

Closing session and 2023 preview. $1,000 prize draw (attendees only)

Donald Desrosiers
Donald Desrosiers
Chair, SWIFT Committee
Jeff Rorrabeck
Jeff Rorrabeck
Manager, Airfield Services, YWG
A look ahead to next year's 'Equipment Year' SWIFT in Winnipeg
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