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Vector Vice President Tom Breen to speak at AAAE Expo in Long Beach, CA Sunday May 7th

Tom Breen, Vice President of Vector Airport Systems, will be speaking at this year’s AAAE Conference & Exposition in Long Beach, CA on Sunday, May 7th2017.  Tom will be speaking along with other aviation industry experts during the session: Gathering Airport Activity Data – Options & Challenges from 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM.

Airport activity numbers are used in a wide variety of applications from forecasting as part of a master plan, to analyzing pavement needs, evaluating capacity needs, funding decisions, and many others. Activity data from an airport with an air traffic control tower (ATCT) is readily available, however, for the non-towered airports data can be hard to come by. The presentation will identify the various sources of airport activity data, the pros and cons of the sources, and how they can be leveraged to gain a better understanding of both the level and type of activity at non-towered airports.

With over 25 years in the aviation industry and a focus on aircraft tracking technologies, Tom has a unique perspective on the challenges behind gathering accurate airside operations data, specifically at non-towered and General Aviation airports. Tom will share how Vector has tackled the aircraft identification problem with VANTAGE, Vector’s purpose-built aircraft ID system and how other systems in the market stack up to meet this challenge.

The session will be moderated by Alex Gertsen, C.M., Director, Airports and Ground Infrastructure, National Business Aviation Association

For more information about the 89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition in Long Beach, CA, please visit their site here:

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