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NEXTOR III Webinar, The Pandemic and Aviation, hosted by Mike Ball (NEXTOR) and Joseph Post (FAA)
Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Webinar: registration required
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NEXTOR-III Webinar Series

NEXTOR-III Webinar Series

The Pandemic and Aviation: What has happened?
What have we learned? How do we go forward?

The global coronavirus pandemic is arguably the greatest challenge the aviation industry has faced in its history. Join leaders from academia, industry, and government for a series of webinars exploring the impacts of the pandemic on air transportation.

NEXTOR-III Webinar Series#1: Airlines

July 16, 2020
2–3:30 p.m., U.S. Eastern



  • Michael Ball, University of Maryland
  • Joseph Post, FAA


  • John Heimlich, Chief Economist, Airlines for America (A4A)
  • Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Michael Linenberg, Airline Equity Research, Deutsche Bank Securities

Discussion Panel

  • Michael Ball, University of Maryland
  • Laurie Garrow, Georgia Tech
  • Susan Hotle Virginia Tech

Future Webinars:

#2: Airports - August
#3: ANSPs and Flight Operations - September
#4: Shaping the Future - October

NEXTOR-III is the 8-University Consortium in Aviation Operations Research sponsored by the FAA. Consortium members include Georgia Tech, George Mason University, MIT, Ohio State, Purdue, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech.

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