2013 Maintenance Management Conference

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Conference Presentations

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Conference Details & TRACS Awards  

Presented by: Lee Brewster, NCATT; John Salame, Hangar Management; and Steve King, Cox Enterprise

Information for conference activities like Passport, silent auction and TRACS scholarship will be presented.

Conference Details & TRACS Awards (1.63 MB, PDF)
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Raising the Maintenance Bar via IS-BAO  

Presented by: Sonnie Bates, CAM, International Business Aviation Council

This presentation and discussion highlights the non-conformity trends IS-BAO auditors are finding. The focus is on processes and systems versus regulatory compliance. Nine items are presented with a focus on what impact they have on the safety risks of the operator.

Raising the Maintenance Bar via IS-BAO (.64 MB, PDF)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Maintenance and the Art of Aircraft Acquisition Planning  

Presented by: David Wyndham, Conklin & DeDecker Associates, Inc.

The maintenance function needs to have an input into the aircraft acquisition planning cycle. This session covers the main points of the acquisition process and how to have a positive impact on that process throughout the point of entry into service. Like a 96-month inspection, the acquisition planning process happens infrequently.

Maintenance and the Art of Aircraft Acquisition Planning (4.13 MB, PDF)
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Building a better Relationship with HIRF  

Presented by: Gary Palfreyman, Gulfstream Aerospace

HIRF from a 51,000 foot level. What is HIRF? Why is it important? What is different about aircraft design today with respect to communications, fly by wire, interference (RFI/EMI/EMF/ESD)? How can we degrade a HIRF protection...etc.

Building a better Relationship with HIRF (.51 MB, PDF)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Regulatory vs. Reality  

Presented by: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC

Compliance lessons and updates on the basic regulations governing real life maintenance activities (e.g., Parts 1, 43, 91, and 145), including considerations in an international environment will be addressed.

Regulatory vs. Reality (.53 MB, PDF)
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CAM - A Major Milestone for Aviation Professionals  

Presented by: Kevin Smith, CAM, Duke Energy

This presentation will outline the steps required to obtain and retain the Certified Aviation Manager certification through NBAA. The audience will be able to test their knowledge by answering sample questions from each of the five domains of business management, technical and facilities services, operations, personnel management, and leadership.

CAM - A Major Milestone for Aviation Professionals (.64 MB, PDF)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

8:40 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
A Case of Failed System Safety  

Presented by: Tony Kern, Convergent Performance, LLC. and Bob Agostino, Group Holdings

This personal and pertinent presentation, applicable for line technicians to senior managers of "Real Consequences and Real People" will highlight how easily safety systems can fail, the reasons why, and strategies for mitigating failures. It will include tools for technicians to improve personal accountability and a Manager’s Checklist to help prevent future human errors from happening within your safety system. Your SMS is a valuable tool to identify, predict and help prevent "failures in waiting," and attending this session will help everyone in your maintenance department better understand and utilize the benefits of your safety system.

A Case of Failed System Safety (1.65 MB, PDF)
10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Next Generation of Aviation Communications  

Presented by: Charlie Clark, Inmarsat

This session will look into the statistics of communication trends and the growth of the technology market. It will also look into the network at a service level, key offerings and how to stay ahead of the game. Cutting-edge technology and satellite constellations facilitates aviation safety services amongst communications. This session will preview the newest technologies that will shape the future for business aircraft passengers and crew alike.

The Next Generation of Aviation Communications (4.26 MB, PDF)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"For Every Action There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction." But It Doesn’t Have to Stay That Way! (Part 2)  

Presented by: Shari Frisinger, PhD, CornerStone Strategies, LLC

The answer: Arguments and the aftermath of heated tempers can cause unsafe behaviors, automatic reactions and thoughts focusing you away from your task. A definite safety risk. The question remains: how do you defend your abilities when you are attacked? This session identifies three of the major reasons we get angry and feel a need to defend ourselves. Shari will also share her doctoral dissertation results - effectively handling an aviation crisis.

"For Every Action There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction." But It Doesn’t Have to Stay That Way! (Part 2) (2.90 MB, PDF)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Roadmap to Office in the Sky - Shift Happens!  

Presented by: Brad Townsend, DuPont Aviation

Present technology shifts in airspace (NextGen) and IT in the cabin, alongside the ever-changing nature of rules created by States, are very challenging (as is embracing these changes while maintaining your professionalism). Fasten your seatbelt for a wild ride on the road to aviation maintenance professionalism with "Shift Happens."

Roadmap to Office in the Sky - Shift Happens! (.66 MB, PDF)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CNS/ATM Compliance Countdown  

Presented by: Stephane Beauchamp, Bombardier Aerospace

Regulations to operate in the future airspace environments are being implemented across many States of regulatory control. Areas of operation related to PBN, RNP, Link 2000, Communications (CPDLC, Safety Services, etc) Equipage (CVR/FDR/Datalink, etc). These operational changes may require adjustments to equipment, training and formal regulatory approvals. Future regulation and methods of compliance will be reviewed during this session.

CNS/ATM Compliance Countdown (1.30 MB, PDF)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Strategic Planning for Single Aircraft or Fleet Replacement  

Presented by: Barry Justice, CAAP, Inc.

The primarily goal of this presentation is to assist attendees in understanding strategic planning related to aircraft changes and fleet replacements. Competency in financial modeling over specific life-cycle sensitivities is the key to mitigate downside market risk and time the acquisition.

Strategic Planning for Single Aircraft or Fleet Replacement (1.08 MB, PDF)
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Catering Puzzle: Strategies and Tactics to "Putting It All Together"  

Presented by: Roger Leemann, AirCulinaire Worldwide

Planning a trip is a symphony of tasks that involve everything from flight planning, weather, permits, jet fuel, and safety. Catering is no different. With a few simple steps, checks and guidelines, you can easily fit catering into the planning process and safely fuel your passengers and crew too.

Catering Puzzle: Strategies and Tactics to "Putting It All Together" (1.87 MB, PDF)

Thursday, May 02, 2013

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The eMaintenance Department (Part 2)  

Presented by: Jon Haag, NBAA Maintenance Committee Member; Joe Hertzler, Hertzler; and Tricia McGuire, AirLogs

E-Maintenance initiatives are growing in the aviation industry, holding great promise for the future of predictive maintenance - the gathering and integration of data, cost control and, most importantly, aircraft performance and safety. In a world where information is a key enabler of operational efficiencies and network security is vital, the future ahead has never been more inspiring.

The eMaintenance Department (Part 2) (1.26 MB, PDF)

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