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The NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) offers an expansive schedule of Education Sessions, Maintenance & Operations Sessions (M&Os) and special events, such as the Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 20, which will feature industry leaders like FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Forbes publisher and business aviation pilot Rich Karlgaard. Other event highlights will include the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit on Wednesday, October 21, featuring Live and Silent Auctions in support of the Corporate Angel Network's philanthropic mission.
For the first time, this year's Convention also will feature Education Sessions focused on the needs of light business airplane (LBA) operators. This special LBA series will be tailored for pilots and entrepreneurs using light business airplanes, and those who have considered the use of LBAs to help their business succeed. These sessions have been planned by operators of LBAs and will cover everything from the tax benefits of using a single-pilot airplane for business, to the various types of business uses for GA aircraft, to medical certification standards for pilots. Attendees will also gain practical advice specific to their business, such as tips on contract fuel programs and tax and insurance issues.
Review the NBAA2009 schedule of events by using the interactive Program Schedule below, or print the full schedule.
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Key to NBAA2009 Events
Sessions at NBAA2009 are categorized by tracks as follows:
- SPECIAL NBAA EVENTS
- SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT – programs that enhance safety while minimizing risk in all aspects of an aviation operation, from aircraft operations on the ground and in the air through operations involving crew scheduling, flight crews, and hangar operations.
- MAINTENANCE & TECHNICAL ISSUES – addresses topics related to aircraft (airframe, engine, avionics, and other components) technical maintenance and management of the aviation maintenance function, including aircraft maintenance outsourcing.
- AIRSPACE & AIRPORT ACCESS – discusses issues related to accessing (restrictions and permissions) airports and airspace, including emerging technology that may be required for access.
- AIRCRAFT & FLIGHT OPERATIONS – all matters related to a mission/trip in a business aircraft, from scheduling best practices to operational and regulatory compliance.
- AVIATION MANAGEMENT & AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP – topics related to acquiring an asset through ownership or leasing (e.g., taxes, insurance, regulatory compliance, staffing/personnel) to managing the aviation function, whether via outsourced support (e.g., aircraft management company, charter) or through an in-house flight department.
- CAREER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT – programs designed to attract students to a career in business aviation, sessions that help aviation employees improve upon their skill sets to enhance their performance as aviation professionals, to leadership and management development seminars that provide tools to grow in a business aviation career.
- INDUSTRY UPDATE – topics relevant to all business aviation professionals, from government affairs issues through NBAA Committee and Strategic Focus Team activities that address industry-wide challenges and opportunities.
- LIGHT BUSINESS AIRPLANE SESSIONS – Session content dedicated to the unique needs of the light business airplane owner/operator to help them maximize their efficiency and productivity. View the full list of light business airplane sessions.
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