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Upcoming Webinars

Economic Impact Studies for States

Date: October 11, 2018; 3:00pm-4:15pm ET/2 pm CT

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Presented by: NASAO Member Benefit, Education & Training Committee & InterVISTAS Consulting

Does your state’s elected officials and business community really understand the contributions that civil aviation makes to the local, regional, and statewide economies?  What is the best way to accurately measure those impacts?  Can you relate that information to key stakeholders in ways that they actually understand?  Are your results credible, or do “unbelievable!” results undercut your efforts?

NASAO is presenting a webinar for members to review some of the basics of economic impact studies relating to commercial service and GA airports.  The short webinar will cover:

  • Future developments in aviation that will affect your airports – and their economic contributions to the communities they serve
  • Fundamentals of statewide economic impact studies – what should be included, options of other material or products to consider, and issues to watch for
  • Examples of results and how to convey technical material clearly to different audiences.


InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. will lead the discussion of the value of economic impact studies for state aviation officials.  InterVISTAS is a global consulting company with extensive expertise in economics, transportation, marine services, aviation and tourism.  It specializes in civil aviation and has offices in Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, London, Ottawa, and Vancouver, BC.  It is part of RoyalHaskoning/DHV, an independent engineering and project management consultancy.


  • Steve Martin is a Sr. Vice President with InterVISTAS. He leads the firm’s economic impact studies for U.S. clients.  He led the firm’s economic impact for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is currently engaged in a similar study for the state of Idaho, and will soon launch in South Dakota. He brings nearly 12 years of consulting experience to clients, after having spent over 20 years doing program evaluation on aviation matters for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.  He is based in Washington.


  • Doris Mak is a Vice President in InterVISTAS’ Vancouver office. Doris leads the firm’s economic impact studies for Canadian airports, along with economic impact studies of business aviation and tourism.  She is also running the work that InterVISTAS is completing for Singapore Changi International Airport.  She has over 20 years of marketing and consulting experience.

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March 22, 2017

Airport Compliance Webinar Part A-Archive Page

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January 25, 2017

Airport Emergency Planning

NASAO and KDOT Aviation presented an interactive webinar in Airport Emergency Planning to help prepare you for when you will be needed the most.

During this webinar participants learned how to identify and  integrate an airport emergency plan and incident command system into airport and emergency operations to  improved readiness. Attendees also learned how to develop a relevant plan for the local environment and to collect resources to support emergency planning and preparation.

Airport Emergency Planning Webinar Slides


o   Eric Johnson, President of the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority,

o   JOHN S KINNEY, Airport Director for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport , 

o   Joe Husband, Director of Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, 


The above webinar will be hosted by NASAO and facilitated by the Kansas Division of Aviation.  For more information please contact Lindsey Dreiling. You can also contact the presenters directly if you have any questions.  


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