Tuesday, July 21 from 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time

In this time of rapid change and unprecedented challenges for the aviation industry, it’s never been more important to share information and best practices. ACI-NA and AAAE have teamed up to transform the Airport Safety Management Systems Workshop into a virtual series.

But first, is your airport ready to implement an airport SMS program? An SMS program is not a ‘one size fits all’ concept. Rather, each program is uniquely tailored based upon an airport’s organizational culture, processes, procedures, size and overall complexity.

During this session, attendees will learn, from early airport SMS implementers, best practices/lessons learned on how to get started and overcome challenges related to creating an airport  SMS program. Additionally, panelists will focus on SMS theory and best practices related to right sizing/instilling in into airport operational practices.


Joe Hennessy


Manager-Safety Management System, Metropolitan Airports Commission

Paige Christensen

Airport Safety Program Coordinator, Salt Lake City Dept. of Aviation

Heidi Harward

Operations Manager Safety Program, Salt Lake City Dept. of Aviation

David Staples

Director of Safety Management Systems, Philadelphia Intl. Airport

Stephen Thompson

Manager of Airport Safety, Denver International Airport

Who Should Join

  • Airport Safety Management Systems Professionals
  • Airport Operations & Safety Professionals
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Airport Planning & Development Professionals
  • Constructions Managers

Check out the other sessions in this virtual series!

Registration Information

Members/Non-members: $45