CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference

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Program Schedule

Thursday, December 6, 2012

12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction

Sam Barone, CBAA

12:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Preparing for Cross-Border Flights: Operational and Facilitation Issues

Laura Everington, Universal Weather & Aviation; Julie Hebert, Execaire

  • Learn about the specific procedures and forms required by the U.S. and Canada to clear Customs upon arrival
  • Understand Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and CANPASS requirements
  • Review how Customs officials in the U.S. and Canada classify airports where international flights can arrive and what this means to operators
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Update from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Alec Attfield, Canada Border Services Agency

  • Hear the latest on CANPASS, the trusted traveler program that allows registered operators and pre-screened passengers expedited access to Canada
  • Learn best practices for providing advance notice of arrival to the Telephone Reporting Center
  • Provide feedback to CBSA officials on ways to improve the facilitation process in Canada
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
International Arrival Fees in the U.S. and Canada

Laura Everington, Universal Weather & Aviation; Scott O'Brien, NBAA

  • Understand the specific fees that international flights are required to pay upon arrival in the U.S. or Canada
  • Review how the fees are to be collected and remitted
  • Learn about exemptions that may be available to business aircraft operators
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) Update

Adam Hartley, Universal Weather & Aviation

  • Learn about the monitoring, reporting and verification requirements for business aviation under the EU ETS
  • Understand how to submit annual monitoring reports and utilize the tools that are available to operators to simplify this process
  • Prepare for creating a registry account and trading emissions credits, which will be required in the near future
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion
  • Our panel of experts will answer questions from the audience
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Evening Reception

Friday, December 7, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Making the Transition: iPads on the Flight Deck

Mike Abbott, Jeppesen

  • Learn about how operators are using tablet devices such as the iPad to display aeronautical charts, view aircraft manuals and perform flight planning tasks
  • Understand the regulatory requirements for using an iPad on the flight deck and the process for going paperless
  • Review steps for developing standard operating procedures for iPad use
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion with Regulators

Jonathan Dols, U.S. Department of Transportation; Eric Rodriguez, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

  • This interactive discussion will allow attendees to have their questions answered and share best practices with fellow operators
  • Key officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will participate.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cabotage Restrictions in the U.S. and Canada

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

  • Understand how cabotage, defined as the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country, can impact business aircraft operations
  • Learn about cabotage restrictions in the U.S. and Canada and review specific scenarios that operators encounter on a daily basis
  • Review strategies for completing cross border flights without running afoul of cabotage restrictions

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