CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference

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Program Schedule

Thursday, December 8, 2011

8:00 am – 10:30 am
Tour Bombardier Q-Series and Global aircraft manufacturing facility

Bombardier invites conference attendees to visit its state-of-the art manufacturing facility. The facility is the final assembly point for the prestigious Global 5000 and Global Express XRSbusiness jets. In addition, final assembly and interior completion for the Q400 NextGenturboprop as well as manufacturing of the wing for the legendary Learjet 45 XR business aircraft occurs here. Shuttle will depart from Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel at 7:30am. Registration for the tour is now closed.

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Welcome and Introduction

Sam Barone, CBAA

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Preparing for Cross-Border Flights: Economic and Regulatory Issues

Bill Clark, Clark & Company; Gary Garofalo, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC; Robert Finamore, U.S. Department of Transportation

Before embarking on a cross-border flight, careful review of regulations dealing with items such as economic authority should be conducted. Both the U.S. and Canada have specific procedures foreign operators must follow before conducting commercial flights. Noncommercial operators must also review potential limitations on their ability to conduct flights within a foreign country. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of these issues to set the stage for the conference.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Preparing for Cross-Border Flights: Operational Issues

Laura Everington, Universal Weather & Aviation; Giovanni Pipino, Execaire

Is it necessary to contact your port of arrival in the U.S. before landing? What is the difference between an airport of entry and a CANPASS only airport? What forms does U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) require for international arrivals? These questions and more will be answered by a group of operators and international service providers that deal with crossborder issues on a daily basis.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trusted Traveler Programs in Canada and Update from CBSA

Kristine Stolarik and Alec Attfield, Canada Border Services Agency

Programs such as CANPASS allow registered operators to provide low-risk, pre-screened travelers with expedited clearances and access to more airports when traveling to Canada from the U.S. Learn about how to utilize CANPASS, the telephone reporting center, and other trusted traveler programs offered in Canada.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Staying Current on ICAO Standards

Peter Ingleton, International Business Aviation Council

As a Montreal-based agency of the United Nations, ICAO ensures that its Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) provide for a safe and efficient international civil aviation system for its more than 180 “contracting states”. Learn about how these Standards impact international aviation in a variety of areas, such as personnel licensing and safety management systems.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Roundtable Discussion

Our panel of experts will answer questions from the audience.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Reception

Network with your fellow Attendees and Speakers.

Friday, December 9, 2011

9:00 am – 9:15 am
The Evolving U.S.-Canada Border Security Relationship

Solomon Wong, Intervistas

Through the Beyond the Border Action Plan, the U.S. and Canada are developing new strategies to streamline commerce across the border. Learn about potential benefits of expanded trusted traveler programs and use of pre-clearance for business aircraft.

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Hot Topics at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Jonathan Dols, U.S. Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees a number of international aviation policies, from the granting of economic authority, to the oversight of air charter brokers. Representatives from DOT will discuss recent enforcement actions in the areas of economic authority, cabotage and air charter brokering. The session will conclude with a review of air charter broker best practices.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Best Practices from U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Eric Rodriguez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (invited)

Where can operators find contact information for CBP ports? How should you respond to an email from CBP inquiring about a recent APIS transmission? Officials from CBP will be on hand to answer these questions and respond to common scenarios that have provided challenges for operators when clearing customs in the U.S.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Cabotage Restrictions in the U.S. and Canada

Bill Clark, Clark & Company (moderator); Gary Garofalo, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC; Carlo Vairo, BLG; Robert Finamore, U.S. Department of Transportation; Jonathan Dols, U.S. Department of Transportation; Catherine McDonald, Canadian Transportation Agency ; Alec Atfield, Canada Border Services Agency

Cabotage is defined as the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country. This session will provide an overview of cabotage restrictions and review specific scenarios that operators encounter on a daily basis. For example, can a U.S. registered aircraft transport both U.S. and Canadian residents from Toronto to a factory the company owns in Winnipeg?

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