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Monday, November 16, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal


Learn more about the agenda and speakers of the Inspection Authorization.

FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal (2.36 MB, PDF)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2015 NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown “Pushing the Envelope on Loss of Control Prevention and Recovery”


Presented by: Steve Charbonneau, NBAA Safety Committee Chair; Michael Graham, Textron Aviation; Jim Lara, Gray Stone Advisors; Dr. Earl Weener, National Transportation Safety Board; Thomas P. Turner, American Bonanza Society; Paul "BJ" Ransbury, Aviation Performance Solutions; and Noel Duerksen, Garmin International

With loss of control in flight (LOCI) accidents resulting in more fatalities in business and commercial operations than any other category of accident over the last decade, reducing LOCI incidents is a priority of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and aviation professional organizations across the globe. Join experts in this field as they discuss why a focus on this topic is warranted particularly in single pilot/owner flown operations, recoveries from ‘out of control’ flight conditions, what to look for in recovery training and the experiences truly needed to equip yourself to survive an ‘out of control’ situation, as well as advances in flight control systems automation to return an aircraft in an ‘out of control’ situation to stabilized flight. Cost: $40(includes networking lunch)

2015 NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown Agenda (.06 MB, PDF)
2015 NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown Presenter Bios (.47 MB, PDF)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Benchmarking & Metrics Costs for Business Aviation

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Presented by: David Wyndham, Conklin & de Decker and Brandon Battles, Conklin & de Decker

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

You know the old adage, “You can't manage what you don't measure.” Whether you call it a benchmark, a metric, or a Key Performance Indicators (“KPI”), we will define these terms and discuss how to make the best use of them in your aviation operation. Operating costs are just one important benchmark. But, benchmarking involves more than just costs. What other measurements have meaning for your type of operation? Why is cost per flight hour not the most useful benchmark for passenger operations? What are reliability and, perhaps more important, availability? What are the caveats when benchmarking your costs? Once we measure them, how do we than look for ways to improve? Measurements and benchmarks are useless unless we can take positive action.

Benchmarking and Metrics Costs for Business Aviation (2.23 MB, PDF)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Business Aircraft Sharing For Dummies: A Practical Overview

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Moderated by: Victor Smith, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC

Presented by: Paul Alp, Crowell & Moring LLP; Jonathan Epstein, Holland & Knight; Scott McCreary, McAfee & Taft; and Michael Fleming, The Wicks Group PLLC

Of course you’re not a dummy, but you’ve probably been confused by what is and is not a permissible when it comes to sharing a business aircraft. While the FAA allows companies to share their aircraft with affiliates, other companies, and even individuals, there’s always a catch and traps for the unwary. This presentation will walk you through your options and provide real life scenarios to help you avoid the pitfalls of aircraft sharing.

Business Aircraft Sharing for Dummies: A Practical Overview (3.34 MB, PDF)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

International Operations for the First Time Operator

Education Track: Aircraft and Flight Operations

Moderated by: Craig Hanlon, DuPont and Scott Harrold , Landmark Aviation

Presented by: Mark McIntyre , Mente LLC; Henry LeDuc, Texas Instruments ; Lex Den Herder, Universal Weather ; Debi Laux, MedAire; Greg Kulis, L Brands ; and Shawn Scott, Scott International Procedures

Conducting international operations in a safe, secure, compliant, and professional manner requires thorough planning and preparation. Management, scheduling, trip support, medical, security, and training considerations will be discussed. The session is designed to be interactive with the audience.

International Operations for the First Time Operator (4.70 MB, PDF)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Introducing International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH)

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Terry Yeomans , IBAC ; Stewart MacPherson , MacPherson Aviation ; Paul Cochran , American Aero FTW; Mike France , NATA; and Riggs Brown , American Aero FTW

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

This panel session introduces the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) which provides a global system of best practices for ground handlers and operators in support of business aviation. At its core, IS-BAH is designed to not only meet upcoming requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) but delves further into establishing a robust safety management system (SMS) while incorporating NATA's Safety 1st Ground Audit Program. Hear from actual decision makers within the flight department as well as leaders from the NATA and IS-BAH who will provide the audience with a briefing on how the program directly impacts operators.

Introducing International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) (2.75 MB, PDF)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Small UAS (s-UAS) in Business Aviation

Education Track: Aircraft and Flight Operations

Moderated by: Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies

Presented by: Christopher Broyhill, Excelon Aviation ; Jonathan Downey , Airware ; Paul McDuffe, Insitu; and Brian Wynne, AUVSI

Attendees will learn how sUAS are being used in business aviation and the potential they have for more widespread applications in the future. This session will feature operators that currently use small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), fixed and/or rotor wing aircraft operators, and industry experts in the sUAS field discussing how they currently are or could, in the future, integrate sUAS into their flight departments.

Small UAS (s-UAS) in Business Aviation (.22 MB, PDF)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Future of Planes and Flying

Education Track: Industry Update

Presented by: John Petersen, The Arlington Institute/Lindbergh Foundation

Exponential technological and rapid social change are conspiring to radically change the world of aviation in 10-20 years. Radical new materials, electric propulsion, extraordinary battery advances, 3D printing, big data and Web breakthroughs, artificial intelligence and parallel breakthroughs in many other areas, will fundamentally change aviation as we know it. Get the big picture of big change in aviation from a professional futurist.

The Future of Planes and Flying (10.42 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Deals: When the handshake didn’t take

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Presented by: Kent Jackson, Jackson & Wade, L.L.C. and Kali Hague, Jackson & Wade, L.L.C.

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Economic points make a deal attractive, but carefully negotiated provisions make a handshake stick. When a deal does goes south, thoughtfully worded terms (including “boilerplate” language) encourage an uncooperative party to perform, give demand letters backbone, and aid the compliant party in reaching a timely settlement. Contract default situations occur more often than a buyer or seller may expect. The presenters will walk through deals that turned litigious and explain how crossing “t’s” and dotting “i’s” enabled the wronged party to prevail. Attendees are encouraged to participate during the presentation (all questions and scenarios will be hypothetical, of course).

Deals: When the handshake didn't take (.88 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Don’t Forget the Cheese!© The Ultimate Customer Service Experience


Presented by: Ron Jackson, The Jackson Group and John Enticknap, Aviation Business Strategies Group

Providing a great customer service experience builds long-term profitable customer relationships. With service consistency, customers show loyalty, become a fan and are willing to make a recommendation. All you need is a little cheese. Don’t Forget the Cheese!© is a call to action and serves as a fun and thoughtful reminder to always add something extra to the customer service experience. We all have our set of customers, and whether it’s the flight crew, a scheduler/dispatcher or an FBO, anyone can add cheese to any service by providing something extra, going the extra mile and helping make someone’s day.

Don't Forget the Cheese! The Ultimate Customer Service Experience (3.64 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Engaging Airport Management on Key Issues

Education Track: Career and Leadership Development

Presented by: Charlie Lamb, Delta Airport Consultants, Inc,

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

As key airport stakeholders, business aircraft owners and operators often need to engage airport management about several important issues of concern. These include: (1) airport accessibility (e.g., instrument approach capability and runway length), (2) airport services (e.g., fueling, aircraft storage, maintenance, pilot accommodations, and other services), and (3) airport infrastructure (e.g., airfield geometrics, airfield lighting, visual aids, and other infrastructure). Attendees will learn how they can better share their concerns and work with airport management to help address these issues through airport programs and processes such as airport operations, planning and development, airport grant funding, and compliance with grant assurances.

Engaging Aiport Management on Key Issues (3.74 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Scaling SMS for Small Operators

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Deb Walker, Medallion Foundation

Based on over a decade worth of experience and working with over 50 carriers, Alaska's Medallion Foundation has systematically mentored operators of all sizes in creating working safety models that meet today's SMS requirements. Come discover how this can work for your small business aviation operation.

Scaling SMS for Small Operators (3.26 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Affect or Effect: Which has a Hand Hold on Your Operation?

Education Track: Maintenance and Technical Issues

Presented by: Jon Haag, NBAA Maintenance Committee Chairman

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Dispatch decisions are not always as clear-cut. Determining “Airworthy” condition does not necessarily mean it is “Fit for Mission” nor does it imply all aspects for “Continued Airworthiness” have been satisfied. Flight Deck Effect, a relatively new term coined for the purpose of relating digital messages broadcasted and displayed by electronic media, can produce affects or effects that impact both flight crews and maintenance personnel no more than existing processes and practices (i.e., MMEL and FAA policies changes can have on both Flight Operations and Maintenance). The need to know is greater than ever before.

Affect or Effect: Which has a Hand Hold on Your Operation (.97 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Certified Aviation Manager and Professional Development Program

Education Track: Career and Leadership Development

Presented by: T. James Buchanan, AT&T; Erik Perkins, ExxonMobil; Michael Ouellette , World Fuel Services ; and Dr. C. Daniel Prather , California Baptist University

This session will feature a panel presentation on the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program and its interface with the Professional Development Program (PDP). In addition to discussing the legacies of these programs, the panel will discuss how to earn and maintain your CAM credential.

Certified Aviation Manager and Professional Development Program (1.39 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to avoid the unexpected in China

Education Track: Aircraft and Flight Operations

Presented by: Jimmy Young, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.; Laura Everington , Universal Weather & Aviation; and Alexandra Ferullo, Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc

Despite continued growth and some increased operational flexibility in recent years, operating to China is still fraught with challenges and idiosyncrasies that could potentially derail even the most experienced operators. This session will provide a comprehensive review of the most common pitfalls operators encounter when operating to China, how to prepare for them, and what to do when the unexpected occurs. Topics addressed will include: processes and procedures needed to obtain overflight and landing permits the latest information on Customs, sponsor letters, etc.; tips on securing ground transportation, security and catering; fueling best practices; parking and slot restrictions.

How to Avoid the Unexpected in China (1.47 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Part 91 LOA's / RVSM and New Monitoring Technologies

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Ross Burton, CSSI, Inc.; Robert (Bobby) Miller III, CSSI, Inc.; and David Norton, Shackelford Melton McKinley & Norton, LLP

Operators continue to face challenges obtaining RVSM and other Part 91 Letters of Authorization (LOAs). NBAA continues to advocate for improvements at the FAA. This presentation will update operators on new guidance further clarifying LOA streamlining, for RVSM and other required letters of authorization. Additionally, the briefing will provide an overview of the success of RVSM since implementation in the U.S. as well as available new technologies for operators to comply with RVSM long term monitoring requirements.

Part 91 LOA's / RVSM and New Monitoring Technologies (4.41 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcoming & Inclusive Work Environments Begin with You!

Education Track: Career and Leadership Development

Presented by: Honey Stempka, Undo Undone

In today’s global work environment, it is essential that you are aware of the ways in which an understanding, or lack thereof, of diversity in all its forms impacts people’s ability to work effectively. Better understanding your own mindsets and biases can establish the foundation for welcoming and inclusive thoughts, attitudes, and actions in your day-to-day interactions with every “body”. Research from the Center for American Progress has shown that welcoming and inclusive work environments are more innovative, competitive, have lower turnover rates, and ultimately strengthen the business bottom line. You will be challenged to examine your own mindset and bias and create a plan to establish a more welcoming and inclusive work environment.

Welcoming & Inclusive Work Enviroments Begin with You! (.88 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NBAA Security Update


Presented by: Fred Bradford, FBI; Jim Kazin, AFLAC; Robert Olislagers, Centennial Airport; Eric Rodriguez, Customs and Border Protection

The NBAA Security Council will present an overview of current ​security and customs ​issues ​concerning business aviation. ​Presentations will include an unclassified threat briefing for corporate operators and a safety and security ​briefing for those traveling abroad. Also, CBP will update attendees on general aviation initiatives being worked collaboratively between industry and CBP.

NBAA2015 Security Update (.88 MB, PDF)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

FBO M&A Market Activity and Valuation

Education Track: Industry Update

Presented by: Bram Hall, BlackArch Partners

The presentation will provide an overview of recent mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) activity in the FBO market, and the factors that drive valuations for FBO businesses. Participants will learn about transactions and tips for how to prepare for an acquisition/sale. Topics include: current M&A trends, providing an in-depth look at the FBO industry’s consolidation; insights into financial/institutional organizations that are driving the quest for growth; discussion of valuation drivers, including: 1) relative attractiveness of sites; 2) sole provider position on the field; 3) length of lease terms; 4) runway capacity; 5) locked-up adjacent real estate; 6) relative mix of offered services; 7) scale/volume of fueling; tools to strategically prepare for an acquisition/sale; relative valuation multiples in today’s market.

FBO M&A Market Activity and Valuation (1.04 MB, PDF)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Operating to Cuba under Eased Restrictions

Education Track: Aircraft and Flight Operations

Presented by: Kathy Self , Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and Jonathan Epstein, Holland & Knight

The recent thawing in U.S.–Cuba relations will no doubt encourage future business and investment opportunities between these two countries. However, for the time being, there are assorted operating challenges and compliance issues to deal with for general aviation (GA) operators. This session will discuss the steps, from start-to-finish, that U.S. operators must follow when considering planning a trip to Cuba.

Operating to Cuba Under Eased Restrictions (1.27 MB, PDF)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

SMART Traveler - Passenger Cabin Safety

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Scott Arnold, sajet solutions

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Are we properly educating our passengers as to what is expected versus what is reality? Are their expectations truly safe? Are they literally dying to get there? Are your passengers prepared for an emergency? Are they prepared to be an Able Bodied Passenger or third crewmember? Are they proactive with safety or complacent? Business aviation passengers should be familiar with the aircraft they are traveling on and have an understanding of what to do in the event of the unexpected. What can they do if the crew is incapacitated or injured. “Where are those exits again? I cannot see anything. This exit is blocked, are their other exits?” Typically, passengers are not trained to deal with emergency situations knowing their crew is highly skilled. This informative session will explain how to increase your passenger’s situational awareness, safety culture and mindset.

SMART Traveler - Passenger Cabin Safety (.71 MB, PDF)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Teamwork – Why it’s more than working together

Education Track: Career and Leadership Development

Presented by: Allan Mann, Reynolds Jet

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

You may not lead a flight department. Chances are, however, you are part of a team. Do you work with one other person? You’re part of a team. Do you fly single pilot? Do you talk to ATC? You’re part of a team. Are you the department manager? You’re still part of a team. No one works alone. This presentation will provide resources to help build effective aviation teams using techniques pulled from both industry and non-industry sources, and examples of what makes a great team truly effective.

Teamwork - Why It's More Than Working Together (2.94 MB, PDF)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Top 10 Transaction Mistakes by Aviation Managers

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Presented by: Mark Ringel, Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger; Jeff Agur, The VanAllen Group, Inc.; and Sean Lancaster, Bristol Associates

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Seasoned industry experts will take a “Late Night” approach to teaching aviation managers and other professionals how to avoid mistakes while focusing on some of the key factors that need to be considered in any aircraft transaction. The panelists will address a range of issues from the current aircraft market to strategies for ensuring you choose the right product to meet your company’s needs. Key legal, tax and financial considerations will also be covered. They will sprinkle in well-tested tips on surviving the transaction with a smile on your face.

Top 10 Transaction Mistakes by Aviation Managers (3.16 MB, PDF)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

"Detect & Avoid" Technology for UAS

Education Track: Airspace and Airport Access

Moderated by: Paul McDuffee, Insitu

Presented by: George Ligler, PMEI, Inc; Brandon Suarez, General Atomics ; and Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA

Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System is dependent on several policy and technical hurdles that must be met. Chief amongst the technology challenges is the ability of a UAS to meet the traditional requirement in manned aircraft for pilots to "see and avoid". "Detect and Avoid" technology is rapidly maturing and this session will feature two leaders in the area of detect and avoid technology. This session will educate attendees about existing and future technologies that will eventually allow integration of large UAS into the NAS.

"Detect & Avoid" Technology for UAS (.92 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Checklists and Standard Callouts; History, Science, and Reason

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Christian Strand, Amway

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Aircraft checklists and the use of standard callouts are commonplace in nearly all modern aircraft. How did they originate? How have they evolved over the years? What scientific principles guided their development and continue to guide their use in daily operations? And why is the proper use of checklists and standard callouts often left to “on-the-job-training"? Session attendees will see an informative and interesting look at the history of the modern aircraft checklist and standard callouts, some of the scientific principles behind their development and use, and how a broadening of checklist use can not only provide an increased level of safety but an improved level of operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Checklists and Standard Callouts; History, Science, and Reason (5.99 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

How To Have Your Insurance Claim Denied

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Presented by: Willliam T. McSwain, Consulting and Victor D'Avanzo, USAIG

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

There are several all-too-common things that will cause an insurer to deny a claim. This session will explore the most common problems and how they can be avoided either by pre-loss actions or by the way the claim is dealt with by the operator.

How to Have Your Insurance Claim Denied (.59 MB, PDF)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Future of Ultra High Speed Business Jets-Beyond Mach 1

Education Track: Industry Update

Presented by: Oscar Garcia, InterFlight Global Corporation

This future-looking presentation will review the current status and future challenges and opportunities for the high-speed business aircraft industry, including: supersonic, hypersonic and suborbital as well as existing and envisioned aircraft and air-spacecraft. Learning Objectives: Attendees will learn about the high0speed business air transportation industry today and its future developments. Will cover a review of existing transonic business jets (CX, G650), supersonic programs (Aerion, HyperMach, Spike, etc) and will brief on hypersonic and suborbital concepts and future programs (S-3, Virgin Galactic, Space Jett and others)

The Future of Ultra Speed Business Jets-Beyond Mach 1 (1.80 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Aviation, Space Exploration, and Icing Detection

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Nilton Renno, University of Michigan

Hazardous airframe icing occurs when supercooled water freezes on impact with the surfaces of an aircraft. This can lead to reduced performance, loss of lift, altered controllability, and ultimately loss of control. Most current ice detection systems are based on measurements away from the areas where ice accumulation can cause problems. In this presentation, aircraft icing problems and current detection methods will be reviewed. Then, the science motivation for the development of two new technologies for space applications will be described. These new technologies are capable of detecting icing conditions in the airspace ahead of an aircraft, and the detection of ice accumulation directly on aircrafts surfaces and engines where it could cause problems. They also allow the detection of slippery ice on runways.

Aviation, Space Exploration, and Icing Detection (12.47 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Engaging your Employees in a Culture of Disengagement

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Presented by: Karen Davies, Service Elements and Bob Hobbi, Service Elements

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Research shows that companies with a higher percentage of engaged employees outperform others. Yet, on average, only 29% of employees in a company are fully engaged and 26% are dis-engaged. What is an engaged employee and what drives employee engagement? Attendees will learn why an engaged workforce is so critical to their organization and even more so in an aviation environment, and how to build a culture of engagement within their organization and team.

Engaging your Employees in a Culture of Disengagement (3.24 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hot Topics for International Operators

Education Track: Aircraft and Flight Operations

Moderated by: Craig Hanlon, DuPont and Scott Harrold , Landmark Aviation

Presented by: Doug Carr, NBAA; Pat Dunn , Asia Corporate Jet Singapore ; Laura Everington , Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. ; Adam Hartley , Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. ; Carey Miller , Universal Avionics Systems Corporation ; Ubiratan Lago, Vitsolo; Mitch Launius , Air Training International ; Christian Strand , Amway ; Steve Thorpe , Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp ; and Mike Wittman , EVO Jet Services, Inc.

The international operating environment is constantly changing and operators need to have an awareness of the latest hot topics affecting their operations. The NBAA International Operators Committee will announce their Top Ten 10 International Hot Topics and their panel of experts will provide updates and strategies to mitigate operator exposure. The session is designed to be very interactive with the audience.

Hot Topics for International Operators (.79 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Using Predictive Analytics for Corporate Shuttle Decisions

Education Track: Aviation Management and Aircraft Ownership

Presented by: Matthew D Grunenwald, PhD Student, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Roger A Parker, PhD, AirMarkets Corporation; and Dr. Bruce Holmes , AirMarkets Coporation

Corporate shuttle decision makers face significant challenges in choosing among the myriad of options for aircraft, routes, schedules, and fleet mix that optimize operational and financial performance unique to their firm’s transportation needs. Historical data are of limited value in projecting mixes of these components without prior service. Analysis tools capable of meeting these challenges would provide companies with the means for rapidly evaluating alternative “What If” scenarios that require comprehensive assessment. Such tools would enable more effective management of corporate shuttle fleets, producing improved bottom-line financial performance as well as top-line capture of opportunity and productivity. This presentation demonstrates an approach using agent-based consumer choice modeling simulations capable of accounting for macro- and micro-economic factors significant to corporate shuttles.

Using Predictive Analytics for Corporate Shuttle Decisions (2.61 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What are Greatest Employee Safety Risks and How to Mitigate Them

Education Track: Safety and Risk Management

Presented by: Peter Chung, Standardaero

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

In our industry, safety often refers to flight safety involving aircraft, but how about employee safety? This session will discuss some of the greatest employee and regulatory risks involving safety. For example, did you know that fall protection is the most widely cited OSHA violation? How are repair facilities dealing with this risk? The presenter will address various options for compliance including innovative cost effective ways to reduce employee exposure and regulatory risks for some of the most common employee injuries exposures we face today.

What are Greatest Employee Safety Risks and How to Mitigate Them (4.09 MB, PDF)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Overview of Worldwide Equipage Mandates


Presented by: Gary Heckler, AMAC Aviation, LLC; Tom Kraft, FAA; Arnold Oldach, ACSS

Business aviation allows companies to compete on the global stage. Yet if an aircraft is not compliant with upcoming equipment mandates, efficiencies will be lost. This session will look at upcoming mandates and technologies, such as: Datalink, FANS, Link 2000+ (Europe), and Datalink Recording; ADS-B Out in Europe, North America, and the rest of the world; nuances of implantation and operation (ADS-B Out and FANS); ADS-B Out isn't just about Out; FANS and Datalink issues; Datalink recording; FANS over Iridium, FANS over SBB, etc. A case study will profile what it takes to equip a 1999 Dassault Falcon 2000 to meet the mandates.

FANS and ADS-B Out Preparing for the Mandates (PDF)
Overview of Worldwide “Data Link” Equipage Mandates (PDF)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Careers in Business Aviation Day - General Session

Education Track: Career and Leadership Development

Presented by: Peter Korns, NBAA; Janie Foster, Mecaer Aviation Group ; and Dr. Brent Terwilliger , Emrby-Riddle Aeronautical University

NBAA will once again opens its doors to future leaders of the industry by welcoming middle school, high school and college students interested in exploring careers in business aviation. Attending the NBAA Convention is a great way to gain exposure and learn about this growing industry and how you can be a part of it. Begin your 2015 Careers in Business Aviation Day by joining us in Las Vegas at this General Session where you will hear presentations from keynote speakers about exciting opportunities, the growing talent demand, and resources available for developing your career.

Careers in Business Aviation Day - General Session (1.29 MB, PDF)
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2015 NBAA National Safety Forum


Moderated by: Doug Carr, NBAA

Presented by: Steve Charbonneau, NBAA Safety Committee Chair; Ed Bolen, NBAA; Wendell Griffin, FAA; John Duncan, FAA; Chris Hart, NTSB; Jon Beatty, Flight Safety Foundation; Kurt Edwards, IBAC; David Ryan, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.; Jeff Mittelman, MITRE; Corey Stephens, FAA; Russ Lawton, Air Charter Safety Foundation; Gene Benson, Bright Spot, Inc.; Jeff Wofford, Commscope, Inc.; Gary Cooke, CVS; Terry Yeomans, IBAC; Darryn Fessel, Flight Data Services; Frank Raymond, C-FOQA Centerline; Ben Ivy, GE Aviation; Tom Huff, Gulfstream Aerospace; Lou Nemeth, CAE; Jim Hosey, Baldwin Aviation; and Chris Nielsen, SCAA

This Session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

In business aviation, one accident is one too many. While business aviation’s safety record for two pilot flight operations has been comparable to that of the commercial airlines for many years, more can be done to further improve our safety record. The NBAA Safety Committee’s Inaugural National Safety Forum will feature opportunities to dialogue with top safety thought leaders about issues of importance to your operation, and in-depth discussions related to the Safety Committee’s Top Safety Focus Areas for 2015. Attendees will enhance their awareness of the significant risks facing business aviation over the next two to five years, and leave with practical strategies for addressing these issues within their operations and sharing this information with other operators. Sit-down networking Lunch: $40.

2015 NBAA National Safety Forum Data Sharing Breakout Session (3.20 MB, PDF)
2015 NBAA National Safety Forum Fitness for Duty Breakout Session (2.73 MB, PDF)
2015 NBAA National Safety Forum Professionalism Breakout Session (4.41 MB, PDF)
2015 NBAA National Safety Forum Risk Management - Airport Safety Breakout Session (1.17 MB, PDF)

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