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NBAA’s MMC2014 Promises High-Caliber Education Sessions, Networking and More
March 21, 2014
To further its commitment to attracting and retaining men and women into business aviation maintenance, the NBAA Maintenance Committee has once again planned a dynamic program for the 2014 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2014), set for April 22 to 24 in Tampa, FL, at the Tampa Convention Center.
“One goal of MMC2014 is to encourage current maintenance managers to consider succession planning and to begin grooming less experienced technicians to become leaders within their organizations,” said John Salame, director of maintenance for Hangar Aviation Management, LLC, and MMC2014 chairman.
MMC2014 includes high-quality education sessions, as well as networking opportunities. A dynamic exhibit hall focuses on product and service providers for business aircraft maintenance, service and support organizations. Presenters include experts in aircraft maintenance management, policy and regulatory issues, all chosen by the committee for their exemplary experience in business aviation.
The conference features education sessions that focus on management and leadership concepts, from managing a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, opinions and personalities, to communication challenges between generations and keys to successful recruiting and interviewing. In addition, technical issues including cabin connectivity and regulatory recordkeeping requirements will be discussed, as well as business topics like enterprise risk management and getting the most out of social business and recreational events.
A special session is planned on aircraft importing and exporting will delve into pitfalls of both processes and how to avoid them.
“The skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the area of aircraft asset management are underpinned by precise maintenance management,” said Len Beauchemin, managing director of AeroTechna Solutions LLC. “We offer something new – a day with two different educational options – at this conference, providing both an opportunity for elementary understanding with targeted basic knowledge sessions for prospective management candidates and leading edge plenary sessions for experienced maintenance managers.”
MMC2014 has been approved as an FAA Inspection Authorization Renewal Course. Candidates for the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential may earn one point toward their CAM application or CAM renewal by attending this conference.
MMC2014 also includes several networking and social opportunities, including the MMC2014 TRACS Golf Classic Tournament at the Westchase Golf Club, which raises travel funds for NBAA Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (M-TRACS) recipients. Thanks to industry sponsors, more than 40 scholarships are awarded to aviation maintenance students or individuals already in the maintenance industry.
“The NBAA Maintenance Committee is determined to develop mentors in the business aviation maintenance community. I believe that it all starts with becoming a great leader and manager,” said Salame. “We all need to implement and adhere to programs within our organizations that will provide technicians with the skills needed to become successful managers in the future.
“This conference is a great opportunity for returning attendees to build upon their skills, with higher level learning opportunities; and to reward responsible, hardworking technicians who show leadership potential,” he added. Register for MMC2014.