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Upcoming Webinars

NASAO & Aviation Career Services (ACS) Present:

Airport Compliance A & B Webinars

Airport Compliance Webinar Part A 

 March 22, 2017 at 2:00PM CT / 3:00PM ET

Attendees please answer a quick survey question here

Airport Compliance Webinar Part B

April 12, 2017 at  2:00PM CT / 3:00PM ET

NASAO and Aviation Career Services present a series of interactive webinars in Airport Compliance to help prepare you for assisting your airports in understanding and meeting their obligations to the FAA.

As a condition for accepting a grant from the FAA, airports are expected to comply with a wide variety of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. NASAO and ACS present, in two parts, an overview of the Airport Compliance Program and discuss a few of the areas that trouble airports and state transportation agencies in meeting their obligations to the FAA.

Airport compliance is a program rooted in Federal law and managed by the FAA. The program serves to protect the public interest in civil aviation and ensure compliance with applicable Federal laws, rules, and policies. Airports “assure” the FAA they will comply by agreeing to Grant Assurances when they accept a grant from the FAA. But, how many airport operators really understand these assurances? How many are actually prepared to perform the required activities to be fully in compliance? These webinars will discuss the program and some of the easiest ways airport operators can fall out of compliance.

Part A

Part A will be an overview of the Compliance Program and the associated Grant Assurances with highlighted focus on challenging areas.

Topics Covered:

  • FAA Airport Compliance Manual (FAA Order 5190.6B)
  • Grant Assurances and those most challenging
  • FAA Compliance Office

Register for Airport Compliance Part A.

Part B

Part B will be a follow on and discuss some of the issues, airports and state agencies supporting those airports, have trouble meeting. Participants will have the opportunity to download the FAA’s Airport Compliance Manual and several case studies that will be discussed.

Topics Covered:

  • Managing airport approaches
  • What constitutes a hazard
  • Mitigation Methods
  • Removal
  • Marking

Register for Airport Compliance Part B.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants will leave with the ability to:

  • Discuss the airport compliance Program with their airports and locate pertinent sections in the Compliance Manual.
  • Apply panelist experience to identifying with the airport operator, issues that may push an airport out if compliance.
  • Collect resources to support a return to compliance.

About the Panel:

Panelists come from top levels of knowledge and daily working requirements to make your time in each one-hour session worth it. Eric Mercado, C.M., ACE, CEO of ACS, will moderate the discussion while Michael Clow, A.A.E., airport executive and planner with prior responsibility at four different airports, will lead the discussion in partnership with Jim Bildilli, MPA, P.E. formerly with the Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Aeronautics and Greg Chenoweth, A.A.E. currently with the Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division.


Eric Mercado, CEO of ACS


Michael Clow, A.A.E., airport industry executive and ACS consultant

Jim Bildilli, MPA, P.E. former Division Chief of Engineering & Safety, Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Aeronautics

Greg Chenoweth, A.A.E., State Aviation Planner, Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division

 The webinar will be hosted by NASAO and developed and presented by ACS.

 Coming Soon

Airport Design with FAA Standards

May 11, 2017 at 2:00PM CT / 3:00PM ET

Archived Webinars

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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