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 WORKSHOP
Myron Thiessen - DND /CAPTG Chair

Tues Sept 13TH

welcome
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.

WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Donald Desrosiers
Directeur principal, entretien – infrastructures air et bâtiment, YUL, YMX, ADM
SWIFT COMMITTEE
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Philippe Rainville
President and Chief Executive Officer, YUL
Recovery / Montreal response
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Thomas Romig
Vice President Safety, Security & Operations, ACI
State of the Industry
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Myron Thiessen
Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services Department of National Defence
Preview of CAPTG Sessions
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Montréal–Trudeau International Airport
HOST AIRPORT
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
HEADLINE SPONSOR
Team Eagle
Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
10:00 EDT

Psychological Safety and HR to people relationship strategy.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
DONALD DESROSIERS
MAIN DIRECTOR AIRFIELD AND BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURES MAINTENANCE
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
KIM HOBBS
Director, Health & Safety, YVR
Psychological Safety
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
SUSAN SAWATZKY
PRESIDENT, IN-SCOPE SOLUTIONS
Psychological Safety
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
MARIE-FÉLICITÉ CIGNAC
Director, Talents and Transformation, Aéroports de Montréal
Psychological Safety / HR - Attracting Staff
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
THOMAS ROMIG
VICE PRESIDENT SAFETY, ACI
State of the Industry
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
MONTRÉAL–TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
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

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

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

AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
BEN NGUYEN
PROJECT ENGINEER, HATCH
Session Chair
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
Peter-Paul Dzwilewski
APTech
Evaluation of Crack Progression
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
Shila Khanal
Applied Research Associates
Comparison of Data Collection Methods for Pavement Distress
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
ALAIN DUCLOS
Principal Pavement and Geotechnial Engineer, ENGLOBE
RESA Construction – A Case Study
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
AIRFIELD PAVEMENT EVALUATION
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
Training
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
14:45 EDT

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

SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
RICH BRANNAN
Assistant Director of Field Maintenance, DEN
SESSION CHAIR
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
MIKE ANDERSON
MANAGER TRAINING & COMPLIANCE, CALGARY
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
JOANNE LANDRY
SMS CONSULTANT
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
DEAN ERVIN
DIRECTOR OF AERODROME OPERATIONS & COMPLIANCE, YEG
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
CALGARY AIRPORT
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
vehicles
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
16:15 EDT

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

VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
ROY MCLEOD
REGIONAL AIRPORT MANAGER, EFC
SESSION CHAIR
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
Dr Justin Gammage
Senior Executive Advisor for Strategic Research Priorities and Industry Collaborations, Ontario Tech University
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
Phillipe Stas
Director, Strategic Procurement, Aeroports de Montreal
Transition to EV
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
Claude Hurtubise
Project Portfolio Supervisor, Aeroports de Montreal
Transition to EV
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
SESSION SPONSOR
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific

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

WINTER DEMO MORNING
Aebi-Schmidt
Equipment display
WINTER DEMO MORNING
Aeromag 2000
Aircraft deicing, glycol capture & Recycling
WINTER DEMO MORNING
Snow Removal Equipment
Larue
WINTER DEMO MORNING
Bird Control
Falcon Environmental
Wildlife management demos including Drone flight and Airsoft gun demo and trial.
WINTER DEMO MORNING
Line marking
Ennis Flint / AirMark
WINTER DEMO MORNING
Line Painting & Removal
GRACO
WINTER DEMO MORNING
Aircraft Deicing unit
Polar De-icer
WINTER DEMO MORNING
DAY SPONSOR
BOSCHUNG
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.

WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Neil Pritchard
Head of Operations Planning, Performance & Transformation, Heathrow Airport
Session Chair
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
HA VU
Project Engineer - Aviation, HATCH
YVR West De-Icing Pad Expansion
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
JOSEPH CHEN
Senior Project Manager, Aviation, YYG in partnership with STANTEC
De-icing infrastructure
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Gabriel Lepine
Regional Director, Aeromag 2000
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
SESSION SPONSOR
JCAII
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
DAY SPONSOR
BOSCHUNG
winter ops
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
15:30 EDT

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

WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
MIKE CARLSON
Assistant Director Airside Operations, DEN
Session Chair
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
ROBIN HOLLETT
MANAGER, STATION OPERATIONS CENTER, CHICAGO O'HARE, United Airlines
How Airport & Airlines collaborate in Winter Ops
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
BILL LONERGAN
Deputy Commissioner Airline Relations, ORD
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
JARIN HORTON
Assistant Vice President of Airfield Operations, DFW
WORKING TOGETHER - DFW
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
JIM KRIKSCIUN
Managing Director, Hub Control Center, American Airlines
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
VANCOUVER AIRPORT
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
SESSION SPONSOR
COMMERCIAL TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
DAY SPONSOR
BOSCHUNG
drinks
TEAM EAGLE – NIGHT OUT
19:00 EDT

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

TEAM EAGLE – NIGHT OUT
SPONSOR
Team Eagle

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.

GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
RICHARD BLOMMERS
PROJECT MANAGER, AIRPORTS GROUP, TETRA TECH CANADA
Session Chair
GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
Riley Siroishka
Project Engineer, Airports Group, Tetra Tech Canada
Assessment of Gravel Runways
GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
George Nowak
Deputy Practice Leader - Airports, HATCH
Design Requirements for Remote Gravel Runways
GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
Ray Clement
Airfield Facility Specialist, CBR Technology
GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
GRAVEL RUNWAY EVALUATION & DESIGN
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
ops efficiency
DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
10:30 EDT

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

DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
Waylon Godden
Manager, Airfield Maintenance Services, YVR
Session Chair
DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
ZULLER BOTTERO
DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE, YYC
Calgary case study
DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
DEAN ERVIN
Director, Aerodrome Operations & Compliance
Utilizing RPAS / drone operations, innovation, and practicality
DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
DAVID BRADBEER
Wildlife Program Coordinator, Airside Operations, YVR
Avian radar and Lidar
DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
AERIUM ANALYTICS
Session Sponsor
DRONES & HABITAT MANAGEMENT
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
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

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

RUNWAY INCURSION & SAFETY PREVENTION
NEIL PRITCHARD
HEAD OF OPERATIONS PLANNING, PERFORMANCE & TRANSFORMATION, HEATHROW AIRPORT
Session Chair
RUNWAY INCURSION & SAFETY PREVENTION
HEATHROW AIRPORT
RUNWAY INCURSION & SAFETY PREVENTION
JONATHAN SIDES
CHIEF ENGINEER FOR FOD, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND
RUNWAY INCURSION & SAFETY PREVENTION
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
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.

GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
JAMES HALL
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AIRSIDE OPERATIONS, YLW
Session Chair
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
SHIRLEY DDANBA
PAVEMENT ENGINEER, YVR
Rubber Removal / Use of Chemicals & Effects of Hydro-blasting
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
JEAN-DENIS BRASSARD
RESEARCH PROFESSOR, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
British Pendulum Tester
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
SESSION SPONSOR
Evergreen Solutions
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
closing
CLOSING PLENARY
16:30 EDT

Closing session and 2023 preview.

CLOSING PLENARY
Donald Desrosiers
Chair, SWIFT Committee
CLOSING PLENARY
Jeff Rorrabeck
Manager, Airfield Services, YWG
A look ahead to next year's 'Equipment Year' SWIFT in Winnipeg
CLOSING PLENARY
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt