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NBAA Committees Keep Strategic Focus on Key Issues at NBAA2013

October 22, 2013

As the global business aviation community gathers this week in Las Vegas, NV for the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), members of NBAA’s standing committees and Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board are utilizing the opportunity to discuss the latest issues affecting business aviation, including regulatory matters, access, taxation policy, professional development, safety and security.

At least 12 committee meetings and other related activities are taking place between Oct. 21 and the end of the show, which runs from Oct. 22 to 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"NBAA2013 provides a welcome opportunity for committee members to meet in a central location to share relevant and timely information about the latest industry developments, including valuable educational content they may then take back to their Member Companies," said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president for operational excellence & professional development.

For example, two of the NBAA committees that met on Oct. 21 were the Access Committee, which discussed best practices for the industry to engage with local and regional groups in grassroots advocacy efforts on behalf of business aviation, and the Safety Committee, which discussed industry methods to address its Top 10 Safety Focus Areas for business aviation.

On Oct. 22, the CAM Governing Board will provide important details about the CAM Program used to measure proficiency in five subject areas: leadership, human resources, operations, technical and facilities services, and business management.

All meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about a particular committee's focus and mission. "In addition to providing valuable information, these gatherings also serve as an important opportunity for committee members to introduce their colleagues, supervisors and managers to these important workgroups," added Jo Damato, NBAA director for educational development & strategy.

Attendees also may visit with committee members at the NBAA headquarters booth on the exhibit floor (N904) throughout the show, where various committees will have representatives available to discuss people's questions, and help guide them to the proper resources, committee information, scholarship applications and information about upcoming conferences.

Any employee of an NBAA Member Company is eligible to participate on NBAA standing committees, which are made up entirely of volunteers who devote their time and energy to addressing key matters affecting business aviation.

"NBAA's standing committees are composed of some of the most passionate and energetic members of the business aviation community, who have taken an active and exciting role in guiding our industry through the challenges of the 21st century," Nichols added. "I encourage anyone interested in engaging in NBAA committee activities to learn more about them at NBAA2013."