Dane County Regional Airport To Host Eurasian Aviation Industry Leaders

April 14, 2011
Brent S. McHenry, 608-661-6442 or 608-575-6338

Senior-level Executives to Knowledge Share With Madison Airport Leaders

MADISON, WI -A group of 18 senior-level airport executives from Eurasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine) will visit the Dane County Regional Airport, on April 15, 2011. The delegates, screened and selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), represent industry leaders from Eurasia interested in learning about airport administration practices as well as programs and services offered in the United States.

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk said: "The Dane County Regional Airport has a great reputation for comfort, convenience, and safety.  Brad Livingston, our Airport Director, and his staff look forward to helping the 18 Eurasian airport executives improve their own facilities."

The airport development program introduces these selected delegates to innovative technology and airport operation practices in the United States so that they can return home with additional insight and ideas on how they can make improvements within their own organizations.

"We are honored to host these aviation leaders.  It is a privilege to share our knowledge and experience in many award winning technologies and operational procedures at our airport," said Bradley S. Livingston, AAE, Director of the Dane County Regional Airport.

This training session facilitates technical assistance, policy and procedure development, operations management and equipment technology.

            WHO:               18 Senior-level Airport Executives From Eurasia            

            WHAT:             Eurasian Aviation Delegation Training Program 

            WHEN:             Friday, April 15, 2011

       9:00 a.m.              Welcome Social
       9:45 a.m.               Airport Leadership Presentation
     10:30 a.m.              Terminal and Airfield Tour

             WHERE:           Dane County Regional Airport, Main Terminal–Skuldt Conference Room

             HOW:               Media planning to attend should contact Brent McHenry, 608-661-6442

The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Airport Development program trains senior-level aviation executives from Eurasia. These delegates represent key decision-makers of the Eurasian airport industry. This program will introduce participants to U.S. airport management and operations as well as ground support equipment manufactured in the United States.  The overriding goal is to provide a comprehensive understanding of airport management and operations in the United States, and for these high-level managers to return home with the skills and knowledge necessary to affect change and make improvements within their own organizations.