Following the success in North America over the past three decades, renowned aviation Conference & Expo, SWIFT begins an exciting new chapter in its legacy. Crossing the Atlantic, SWIFT Europe launches in London on 18th and 19th of June, hosted by international hub London Heathrow Airport.   SWIFT has long been the pulse of the […]


  SWIFT ATTENDANCE UP 40% September 26 – 28th, Winnipeg Hosted by Winnipeg Airports Authority, the SWIFT 23 conference took place at the Winnipeg Delta Hotel while the first full ‘equipment year’ expo (since 2017) was held at YWG’s magically transformed Combined Services Building.  SWIFT continued its long-term partnership with CAPTG (the Canadian Airfield Pavement […]

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 Chair role on 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 […]