[Event] The 2018 Aviation Symposium "An Airplane Is Down . . . .!": First Responders, Family Assistance, Emergency Response and More - February 6th-8th, McLean, VA

by LeClairRyan


To register, please here.

We are excited to announce the Malaysia Airlines emergency response team (ERT), responsible for handling the aftermath of Malaysia Airlines Flights 370 and 17, will be featured on a panel at our firm’s upcoming Symposium.

The head of Malaysia Airlines ERT, joined by several of his colleagues, will discuss the unique aspects of emergency response presented by catastrophes such as the airliner shoot down of MH17, which occurred only months after the disappearance of MH 370. The Symposium marks the first time the Malaysia Airlines team has appeared in the United States to discuss how the airline handled these events.

Do not miss this extraordinary panel!

In addition, other panels will address developments in the aviation industry, including:

  • Working with first responders, including the fire department, police department, MEs, DMORT, EMTs and others
  • Keynote comments by Daniel K. Elwell, FAA deputy administrator, and Robert L. Sumwalt, NTSB chairman
  • Dealing with the disruptive passenger
  • “Volando A Cuba 2.0” On Track or Off Track?
  • The 2018 FAA Panel will recap this year’s events and project what’s going to happen next year in our industry

And a whole lot more…

Please contact aviationpractice@leclairryan.com for more information.  Instructions to download our popular Symposium App will be available shortly.


February 6 - 8, 2018


The Ritz Carlton
1700 Tysons Boulevard

McLean, Virginia 22102

Phone: 703.506.4300

Fax: 703.506.2694

View a map here.


Many of you have already registered – and we share this email as an agenda update to you.

If you have not registered to date – please RSVP Here.

For anyone who may have registered for this event prior to September 1, 2017 (before the transition to LeClairRyan): If you have not received a new confirmation from the team here at LeClairRyan – please reach out to Barbara Butler (contact info below) to confirm that we have your details secured.


Event admission and meals during the program are complimentary.


The preliminary agenda is available here. Please understand that our agenda may change, as we are committed to addressing the most current and newsworthy topics.


As in years past, the Symposium will be held at The Ritz Carlton in McLean, Virginia. A block of rooms has been set aside at a special rate, but history tells us these go fast, so book early.

Symposium Hotel Booking Information:

Group: 2018 Annual Airline Symposium Hosted by LeClairRyan

Rate: Deluxe Room is $259 per night, single or double, plus applicable taxes

Reservations Number: 1-800-241-3333

Cutoff date: January 12, 2018

Book your reservation online here.

Online Group Code: AASAASA (online only)


Application for accreditation of this program is pending. Please indicate your interest/applicable states when registering.

Please contact lauren.duda-compton@leclairryan.com for more information.


Please contact Barbara Butler at 703.647.5965 or barbara.butler@leclairryan.com or Kristina Repko at 703.647.5920 or kristina.repko@leclairryan.com

To register, please here.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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