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
Business Aircraft Ownership 101

Presented by Joanne Barbera, Barbera & Watkins

Aviation legal and tax issues are important for new and current business aircraft owners. Planning for the proper structuring of aircraft ownership and operations in light of regulatory, financing, liability, insurance and tax considerations is critical. During this Session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Utilize a checklist that considers key legal and tax issues for aircraft owners;
  • Conduct periodic reviews of aircraft ownership structures; and
  • Engage in effective tax planning while complying with pertinent Federal Aviation Regulations
11:00 am – 11:45 am
General Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Aviation

Presented by Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Flight Deck Datalink

Presented by Jeff Saucedo, International Communications Group

For operators conducting oceanic flights, there is now a move to datalink communications. While datalink offers many benefits, it also presents equipage challenges for many operators. During this Session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand how the future of FANS will advance safety and improve efficiency;
  • Review FAA and other regulatory standards covering datalink; and
  • Understand near and long term industry goals for FANS
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Safety Management System Update

Presented by Scott O’Brien, NBAA

With the possibility of regulatory authorities requiring implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS), many operators have questions about what the future holds. During this session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the process countries will use to implement SMS mandates;
  • Utilize resources from NBAA, IBAC and other organizations to assist with SMS implementation; and
  • Understand the major components that are present in any SMS

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