AAAE Emergency Preparedness Conference

  • Jul 06, 2017

Earth Networks at AAAE Emergency Preparedness Conference

Earth Networks is attending the AAAE International Aiport Emergency Preparedness Conference from July 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference, held by the American Association of Airport Executives, focuses on preparing airports for the unexpected. While things normally run smoothly, airport professionals must be prepared for situations like:

  • Aircraft incidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Power failures
  • Terrorists attacks


That way, they can respond to airport emergencies immediately with a coordinated response. Through prepared presentations, open discussions, and emergency management case studies, AAAE helps promote a 360-degree view of emergency preparedness.

Severe Weather and Lightning Hazards Panel

If you’re attending the AAAE Emergency Preparedness Conference, don’t forget to add the “Severe Weather and Lightning Hazards” panel to your agenda.

On Wednesday, July 12 from 8:30-9:00 am, our own Randy Smith will speak on this informational panel alongside David Nadler, Warning Coordination Meteorologists from the National Weather Service. Senior Operations Supervisor at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tanna Almost, will moderate.

This panel, occurring on the last day of the conference, is a great opportunity for busy airport professionals. Randy and David will discuss the importance of early warnings and the most efficient way to receive them. They’ll also mention the usefulness of automated warnings systems, which take the pressure out of the decision maker’s hands.

Weather Troubles at Airports

Natural disasters like severe weather are a real threat to airport operations. We work with airports and air traffic control organizations around the world to mitigate weather-related risks every day.

Lightning and hail are two of the biggest problems for airports. Last year, hail severely damaged dozens of aircrafts both on the ground and in the air.

Earlier this year, a lightning strike damaged a runway at New York’s LaGuardia airport. Hours after the strike, the airport still experienced delays.