Resilience – the recurring theme as SWIFT 22 sells out

It’s testament to the strength of the SWIFT community that in the months leading up to SWIFT 22 the demand from both delegates and exhibitors outstripped all expectations. Culminating in an exceptional 394 attendees, 83 joining online and 311 coming together at YUL.  The blended physical and virtual airfield conference and expo, hosted by Montréal–Trudeau […]

SWIFT 22 Day 3 – Program Announced

The third and final day of SWIFT 22, hosted by YUL airport in Montréal, has a jam-packed schedule. The first of six sessions is CATPG’s Gravel Runway Evaluation & Design, chaired by Richard Blommers of Tetra Tech. Richard told SWIFT organisers “As I recently read, only 11 airports in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, […]

SWIFT 22 Day 2 – Program Announced

The second day of SWIFT 22, hosted by YUL airport in Montréal, is set to be an exciting one! A morning of winter demos at Aeromag 2000, followed by a winter-themed afternoon of sessions, before buses will transport delegates downtown to St Henri for the Eagle night out sponsored by Team Eagle. The winter morning […]

SWIFT 22 Day 1 – Program Announced

SWIFT 22 is to be held at YUL in Montréal, and already a number of incredible speakers have been confirmed to present. The schedule for the first day has six sessions, including two presented by the Canadian Airfield Pavement Technologies Group (CAPTG). The sessions will cover topics ranging from the psychological safety of staff, to […]

Roy McLeod Steps Down from the SWIFT Committee

After ten years at the helm, Roy McLeod has announced that he will be stepping down from the role of SWIFT committee chair. The move coincides with his departure from Calgary International Airport, where he worked as ‘Director of Airfield Operations’ since 2012. With over 38 years experience in the industry, Roy worked in many […]

SWIFT 2022 comes to Montreal Airport

SWIFT, the industry’s premier airfield conference is coming to Montreal in 2022, from September 13-15th at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel and will provide the excellent Airfield Studies visitors have come to expect. In addition to the core conference, delegates can meet suppliers in the expo area at the main venue, and experience demos […]

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 2021: Session Previews

On September 1st, SWIFT September launched with the first of nine sessions, the Welcome Session. The thirty minute introduction to the new format of the conference 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 […]

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. […]

Asset Utilisation & Rehabilitation Session Lineup Announced

Our SWIFT September session on Asset Utilisation and Rehabilitation at looks into the topics of asset lifecycles, sustainability in asset management, fleet parts management, tendering and TCO, and asbestos management. Led by Sarah J. Demory, AAE, ACE, Assistant Aviation Director City of Phoenix Aviation, she will be joined by Lisa Gahm of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Nicolas […]