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 Steve Brown, Senior Vice President, NBAA

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Understanding Aircraft Dry Lease and Management Agreements

Presented by Ron Rapp, Vedder Price

When entering into a management or lease agreement, aircraft owners and operators must be aware of the latest FAA rules and regulations. Understanding the typical models for management agreements and how they fit into the current regulatory landscape is critical. During this presentation, attendees will learn how to:

  • Ensure aircraft management and lease agreements comply with applicable FAA regulations
  • Manage risk by properly structuring insurance and indemnity provisions
  • Structure agreements that take into consideration effective state and federal tax planning
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Fiscal Fitness: How to Stretch Your Premium Dollar

Presented by Eric Barfield, Hope Aviation Insurance

In today’s economy, getting the most out of your insurance premium dollars is more important than ever. By effectively preparing for aviation insurance renewals, aircraft owners and operators can obtain a good value without giving up coverage. During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the six steps to prepare for aviation insurance renewals
  • Obtain the proper coverage structure and appropriate liability limits
  • Understand the current aviation insurance market conditions
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Getting Your Business Aircraft Online

Presented by John Wade, Aircell

While business aircraft are utilized as tools to increase a company’s productivity, many operators may not be taking advantage of the latest technologies to improve connectivity. In just the past twelve months, many new options have been made available to create a true “airborne office”. During this session participants will learn how to:

  • Evaluate the actual connectivity needs of passengers and flight crews
  • Understand the three new airborne communications technologies now available
  • Work with avionics facilities to upgrade the connectivity of a business aircraft
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

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