Business Aviation Regional Forum

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7:30 am  – 9:00 am
Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Federal Excise Taxes for Air Charter Operators

Presented by George Rice, CPA, Rice & Associates

Understanding the applicability of Federal Excise Taxes (FET) to charter flights can be a challenging task. This presentation will provide guidance on how to calculate FET and also review areas of particular confusion for charter operators, brokers and customers. During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Determine when air transportation is taxable
  • Understand FET issues that have been the subject of recent IRS audits
  • Implement best practices to track and calculate FET
11:00 am – 11:45 am
General Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Aviation

Presented by Ed Bolen, President & CEO, NBAA and Jess Romo, Van Nuys Airport Manager

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Business Aviation

Presented by Dan Boedigheimer, Advanced Aircrew Academy

Instead of setting arbitrary duty times, a Fatigue Risk Management System uses the science behind the causes of fatigue to develop a system that fits into an operator’s unique flight scheduling requirements. During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Understand ways to manage the risk that fatigue may pose to a flight operation
  • Apply a Fatigue Risk Management System to existing safety programs such as a SMS
  • Utilize various tools to manage fatigue
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Current Developments in Business Aviation in California and the West

Presented by Stephen Hofer, Aerlex Law Group

In recent years, there have been numerous changes to state tax policies in California and other Western states. In addition, certain jurisdictions have attempted to restrict access to general aviation airports. This presentation will summarize these important issues for business aviation. During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Obtain current information on the handling of aviation tax issues by California and other Western states
  • Assist in efforts to preserve access to important General Aviation airports in the West
  • Understand proposed policies that could tax transient operators in Western states
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

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