NSSGA’s next engineering and technical committee meeting will be held at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor, NJ on Feb 23rd, 2023. In addition to the committee meeting, the program will include presentations from FAA on their pavement and material research projects. During the visit, the attendees will have the opportunity to tour the National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF), the National Airport Pavement and Materials Research Center (NAPMARC), and the onsite labs.

About the NAPTF

The FAA operates a state-of-the-art, full-scale pavement test facility dedicated solely to airport pavement research. Located at the William J. Hughes Technical Center near Atlantic City, New Jersey, the National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF) provides high quality, accelerated test data from rigid and flexible pavements subjected to simulated aircraft traffic. Construction of the facility was completed in April 1999. Major features of the National Airport Pavement Test Facility are:

  • Fully enclosed instrumented test track 900 feet long by 60 feet wide.
  • Computerized data acquisition system.
  • Rail-based test vehicle capable of simulating aircraft weighing up to 1.3 million pounds.
  • Up to 20 test wheels capable of being configured to represent two complete landing gear trucks.  Each truck having 1 to 10 wheels per truck.
  • Wheel loads independently adjustable up to 75,000 pounds per wheel.
  • Controlled aircraft wander simulation.


Your meeting fee is determined by your membership status with NSSGA and the two packages available. Your membership will be recognized automatically when using your employer/work email to register.


Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

Meeting Only



Meeting & Welcome Dinner




NSSGA does not have a block of rooms at the Ocean Casino Resort. We are providing the hotel's link below so you may review their room options. Room rates currently range between $89/$99 a night.

Traveling to Egg Harbor/Atlantic City, NJ:

While you can fly to Atlantic City International Airport, but your options might be limited. The next closest major airport is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which is 70 minutes away from Atlantic City via the expressway (tolled).  If you are planning to fly in and out of PHL, please send your flight info to hrashidi@nssga.org and we may be able to coordinate rideshares with other attendees.


Egg Harbor is the closest station to the Technical Center on NJ Transit. NJ Transit connects with Amtrak trains at Philadelphia 30th Street.