NBAA 39th Annual International Operators Conference

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Below are downloadable presentations from the NBAA 39th Annual International Operators Conference, held from March 12 to March 15, 2012, in San Diego, CA. This annual event, planned in conjunction with NBAA’s International Operators Committee, brings together a team of expert speakers from around the world to address international operational issues and new technologies in both the cockpit and cabin. Direct questions about the presentations to NBAA Director, International Operations Bill Stine at bstine@nbaa.org.

Review presentations from each day by clicking on the day below.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Monday, March 12, 2012

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Regional Reviews: North Atlantic and North America
Moderated by: Cade Schalla, BaseOps
Presented by: Rich Nath, BaseOps International, Sam Barone, CBAA, Heather Bell, Nav Canada

An overview of the regions' problematic weather issues and operational challenges will be identified, with practical solutions provided from the subject matter experts. Additionally, NATS safety procedures will be updated. Representatives from the Canadian Business Aviation Association will be on hand to provide information on their future initiatives as well.

Canadian Update, Sam Barone (0.29 MB)

Nav Canada Update, Heather Bell (1.45 MB)

Expect the Unexpected, Rich Nath (0.89 MB)

Shanwick Oceanic ATC and Incidents 2011, Gavin Dixon (6.12 MB)

10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Security Threat and Risk Assessment
Moderated by: Charlie LeBlanc, FrontierMEDEX
Presented by: Doug Carr, NBAA and Tom Winn, FrontierMEDEX

Performing a quality threat and risk assessment while planning a trip is critical for the safety of both your passengers and crew. Learn what to look for in an assessment and how to find a proper provider to perform the service. Additionally, the security team will provide an update on the current troubled areas of the world, the status and processes for the FAA's revised BARR program, and what is in work to replace LASP.

Security: Threat and Risk Assessment (0.26 MB)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Regional Review: Southeast Asia/China – Business Aviation's New Frontier
Moderated by: Mark Hazard, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc.

With billions of dollars in new aircraft deliveries, construction of new FBOs and GATs, the Chinese and Southeast Asian business aviation environment is rapidly expanding. Despite the gains made in recent years, operating to this region is still fraught with challenges and idiosyncrasies that could potentially derail even the most experienced operators. First-hand strategies from ground support experts as well as pilots who frequently travel to this region will be provided covering the process and requirements for obtaining permits and visas, to cultural considerations, ground support and more, ensuring successful operations to one of the world's emerging economies.

Regional Review: Southeast Asia/China – Business Aviation’s New Frontier (1.99 MB)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
International Regulatory Restrictions
Moderated by: Phil Linebaugh, International Trip Planning Services
Presented by: Bobby Butler, Universal Weather & Aviation; Craig Hanlon, DuPont Aviation; Jon Wells, International Trip Planning Services; and Rick Snider, Rockwell Collins Flight Services

When operating around the world, virtually each of the 190-plus ICAO states has variations on the SARPS. It is up to the operator (under FARs) to be knowledgeable of these differences before going into their airspace. This Session is designed to address the most common of the "gotcha" issues such as permitting, overflights, sanction rules, ICAO 2012 Flight Planning, EU-ETS and the U.S. and U.K. Corruption and Bribery laws.

Legal Issues Affecting Corporate Aviation, Phil Linebaugh (1.92 MB)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Indigo Ballroom

8:20 am – 9:30 am
Travel Safety Management – Medical, Fatigue and Catering Issues for the International Operator
Moderated by: Debbi Laux, MedAire, Inc.
Presented by: Paula Kraft, Aviation Catering Consultants; Heidi MacFarlane, MedAire, Inc.; and Leigh White, Alertness Solutions

Travel mishaps, including in-flight and on-the-ground medical emergencies, fatigue management and improperly prepared catering, can ruin any trip. This Session will enlighten even the most experienced travelers with best practices provided by an expert panel of aviation professionals to keep you, your co-workers, passengers and families safe in any environment.

Travel Safety Management (8.07 MB)

10:00 am – 11:20 am
Avionics

Moderated by: Carey Miller, Universal Avionics

With increased air traffic around the world, in both domestic and oceanic airspace, it is increasingly necessary for aircraft to operate to tighter navigational specifications. These are the drivers behind NextGen in the U.S. and SESAR in the EU. But, it is happening in Canada, the NAT, PAC, the Gulf and elsewhere with their attendant avionics and training requirements. Technologies, such as FANS, CPDLC, ADS-B, PBN, VDL Mode 2 and others, are being calendarized for implementation. This Session will attempt to provide a map to these programs.

Future Air Navigation System (FANS), Carey Miller (0.59 MB)

Overview of Link 2000+ European ATC Datalink, Arnold Oldach (1.26 MB)

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, Mike Otis (0.59 MB)

11:20 am – 12:00 noon
Regional Review: The Caribbean
Moderated by: Mike Wittman, Avplan Trip Support
Presented by: Susan Hancock, St. Thomas Jet Center

Local representatives of these enchanting and popular islands will highlight the cultural and physical diversity of the Caribbean. With this diversity, however, comes a varied requirement for operators, such as SMS and E-APIS that must be considered. This Session will discuss these and other Caribbean-related issues.

Caribbean Region, Mike Wittman (2.11 MB)

Caribbean Island Guide, Susan Hancock (0.07 MB)

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Regional Review: Pacific
Moderated by: Keith Dixon, Colt International

This Session will provide an overview of the Pacific theatre, including Japan and Korea, addressing the various requirements that challenge operators, including but not limited to communications (FANS) and navigations (PBN) requirements.

Regional Review: Pacific (5.65 MB)

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Regional Review: South America – including Central America and Mexico
Moderated by: Nancy Pierce, Jeppesen
Presented by: Neil Caeton, Jeppesen and Pablo Penalva, J. W. Childs Associates

More and more operators find themselves travelling south of the border. This Session provides the pilot's perspective on planning and executing trips to South America, including the more frequently traveled areas, and will focus on current regulations, special requirements and potential "gotchas" to be aware of to ensure a successful trip.

South America, Central America and Mexico (2.19 MB)

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Customs and Border Issues
Moderated by: Scott Harrold, Landmark Aviation, Canada and Pacific Coast; and Christian Strand, Amway
Presented by: Eric Rodriguez, US Customs & Border Protection; Luis Felipe Rivas, Mexican Customs Issues, Terminal Logistics/ICCS; Laura Everington, Universal Weather & Aviation; and Mandy Hodge, Canada Border Services Agency

Facilitation issues, sometimes referred to as CIQ (Customs, Immigrations and Quarantine), vary widely and demand constant review in order to keep current and keep your principals out of trouble. This Session will provide a discussion of the most challenging of these concerns with representatives from the Canada Border Services Agency, US Customs & Border Protection and the Mexican authorities.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Eric Rodriguez (0.21 MB)

Customs in Mexico, Luis Felipe Rivas Villaneuva (0.27 MB)

U.S. Homeland Security Update, Laura Everington (1.18 MB)

Canada Border Services Agency, Mandy Hodge (0.60 MB)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday, is dedicated as "Safety Day," and will be moderated by Steve Thorpe, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp.

Although all aviation activities are predicated on the premise of safety, international operations involve additional challenges of which operators must be aware. Today's Session includes a panel of experts who will guide you through the most critical issues affecting safe flying in today's environment.

8:15 am – 9:45 am
Risk Assessment and Mitigation in the Oceanic Environment

Presented by Mike Schaff, FlightSafety International; Anita Trotter-Cox, Assessment Compliance Group, Inc.; and Gary Tucker, Ball Corporation

There is an incredible array of unique demands when flying across oceans and borders. This Session will review many critical issues unique to international flying today focusing on Gross Navigation Errors (GNEs), including large height deviations, lateral deviations, time/speed-related errors and ATC interventions to prevent GNEs for underlying causes and the associated risks introduced in oceanic airspace. Recommended corrective actions will be incorporated into the SMS process.

Risk Assessment in the Oceanic Environment, Gary Tucker (9.28 MB)

Gross Navigation Errors and ATC Interventions, Anita Trotter-Cox (2.09 MB)

Journey Log, Anita Trotter-Cox (0.03 MB)

Equal Time Points, Mike Schaaf (2.98 MB)

10:15 am – 12:00 noon
ICAO Differences

Moderated by Shawn Scott, Scott International Procedures

Presented by Alex Nenadovic, Scott International Procedures

A number of differences are found between ICAO SARPs, Doc 4444 PANS-ATM and various country rules. This Session will address these differences, along with an update on Oceanic Position Reporting and the newly-implemented Russian Federation's unique RVSM procedures.

ARINC Briefing, Al Parris (3.12 MB)

Russia/Mongolia RVSM, Alex Nenadovic (0.62 MB)

Differences from ICAO Standards, Shawn Scott (4.56 MB)

SAFA Inspection Report from Cannes, France (0.12 MB)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

8:15 am – 9:45 am
Regional Review: Africa and Middle East

Moderated by Ryan Frankhouser, ARINC; and Jay Husary, United Aviation Services

Experts from the region will present an overview from both the pilot's and handler's perspectives, with emphasis on high-traffic areas and regional idiosyncrasies. The panel will provide regional observations and recommendations, as well as a discussion of restrictions, concerns and operational best practices.

Africa, Nedean Arangies (2.47 MB)

Israel, Eyal Sagi (0.49 MB)

List of Authorized Airports for Arriving Flights to Israel (0.06 MB)

The Middle East, Marcio Lucchese (1.02 MB)

10:15 am – 12:00 noon
Regional Review: Europe and Russia
Moderated by: Rick Ballew, Rockwell Collins Flight Service
Presented by: Don Rust, Qualcomm, Inc.; Rob Turpin, Rockwell Collins Flight Services; and invited Phil Dykins, U.K. DFT; Dawn Lindsey, U.K. CAA; and Leonid Koshelev, RUBAA & Jet-2000 Streamline Operations

This Session presented by aviation professionals from the European and Russian regions will highlight the "current and future" as they apply to corporate and charter operators and include the 2012 London Olympics. The panel includes ground handlers as well as operators, and will outline actual operations of a trip from the pilot's perspective. The Session will conclude with a discussion of operational concerns affecting operators when planning trips to Europe and Russia, highlighting timelines/changes to procedures and requirements since IOC 2011.

Europe and Russia Regional Review (4.14 MB)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Best Practices Pilot and Operator Perspective

Moderated by Gary Dietz, AT&T

An interesting pilot/operator perspective on trip "personalities," including the use of checklists, mobile technologies, crew IDs and uniforms.

Best Practices (1.20 MB)

Additional Resources

Web Links for International Operators (0.11 MB)

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