Business Aviation Regional Forum

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7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Aircraft Transactions in an Evolving Market: Steps for Success

Presented by Keith Swirsky, GKG Law and Jay Mesinger, J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc.

To be successful in this evolving market, buyers and sellers must be fully prepared for the purchase and sale process. Learn from experts about the key steps in an aircraft transaction, from identifying a suitable aircraft to negotiating terms of the transaction. During this session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Mange the preparation of key purchase and sale documentation;
  • Be prepared for common issues that arise during negotiation; and
  • Understand current market trends and the status of aircraft values
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
General Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Aviation

Presented by Ed Bolen, NBAA

Guest Speakers: Susan Baer, Director of Aviation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Jim Simpson, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation; Renee Span, Manager, TEB Airport

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
European Aviation Tax Update

Presented by James Walker, CB VATAmerica LLC

From the importation of aircraft, to Value Added Tax (VAT), it seems tax policies in Europe are constantly changing. Operators should have an understanding of VAT and other key tax issues before traveling to Europe. During this session Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand how to reduce the cost of operating in Europe through obtaining the maximum tax recovery;
  • Utilize available exemptions to offset VAT and other taxes ; and
  • Understand the potential impact of future tax policies on business aircraft operations in the EU.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Best Practices for Transitioning from Paper to Digital Charts

Session Sponsor: Jeppesen Aviation

Presented by Jeff Buhl, Jeppesen

The switch to digital charting is moving full speed ahead. Today, operators have an ever increasing array of hardware and software options to make the transition. Will your flight operation be left behind? During this Session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the FAA regulations pertaining to the use of digital charts;
  • Select a digital charting solution that best complements your aircraft’s avionics; and
  • Safely make the transition to a paperless environment on the flight deck
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
TCAS II Pilot Outreach Program

Presented by Daniel Tillotson, ARINC

Analysis by the FAA has found that aircraft operated under Parts 91, 91K and 135 are involved in a high percentage of resolution advisories (RA). This program will highlight TCAS improvements and increase awareness in the business aviation community. During this session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand current FAA guidacne on TCAS II;
  • Properly and safely respond to a TCAS RA; and
  • Review data from the FAA TCAS monitoring program and apply it to business aviation
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Traffic Flow Management: How It Impacts Your Flight Operation

Presented by NBAA Air Traffic Management Specialists

As a business aircraft operator, you are likely aware of the air traffic issues that can impact your operation, many times resulting in delays. Understanding the airspace around you, and what air traffic control is doing to manage it, are key to mitigating some of those delays. During this session, Attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand key traffic flow management concepts;
  • Find real-time information about what is going on in the National Airspace System; and
  • Use clues to better identify air traffic issues before they become a problem

Forum Sponsors

Airbus Corporate Jets


Epic Aviation


Herr Law Firm



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