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 – 10:30 am
General Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Aviation

Presented by Ed Bolen, President & CEO, NBAA

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Tracking and Communicating Your Flight Department’s Strategic Value

Presented by Mike Nichols , NBAA and Ben Kohler, Air Products and Chemicals

Business aviation professionals are under increasing pressure to document and communicate the value of the flight department to the strategic goals of the company. This interactive discussion will present the key concepts outlined in the No Plane No Gain E-Valuation. During this presentation, attendees will learn how to:

  • Affirm the flight department as a strategic business unit of the company
  • Identify metrics important to their company’s use of business aviation
  • Establish relationships with colleagues who are instrumental in documenting and communicating the value of the flight department
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
The Future of Aircraft Values

Presented by Jay Mesinger, J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales

Over the last few years a chart of aircraft values has looked like a roller coaster, since the highs at the end of 2007, values have fallen dramatically. The question is will they go back up? And if so, which aircraft makes and models will be most desirable? During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the reasons for compressed prices at the lower end of the market
  • Determine which factors will have the greatest impact on the stabilization of prices
  • Develop strategies for making an aircraft stand out in a crowded marketplace.
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Understanding the NTSB Accident Investigation Process

Presented by Bob Francis, Past Vice Chairman, NTSB

While all operators hope to never be involved in an NTSB accident investigation, understanding the process is important. As part of emergency response training, flight department personnel should be familiar with how the NTSB investigation process functions. During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Determine when an accident or incident must be reported to the NTSB
  • Understand which entities are able to participate in an accident investigation
  • Develop a plan for working with NTSB investigators should an accident or incident occur
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

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