Business Aviation Regional Forums

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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
Business Aircraft Appraisals and Evaluations – Facing the Changes

Moderated by: Gil Wolin, Wolin Aviation
Presented by: Mike Dwyer, Guardian Jet LLC; Anthony Kioussis, Asset Insight Inc; Joseph Zulueta, Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Over recent years, the business aircraft market has seen dramatic changes in aircraft values. Hear from a panel of experts as to how these changes impact pre-owned aircraft sales, availability of financing and the insurance markets. During this session, attendees will learn to understand:

  • The impact of negative economic conditions on the values of business aircraft.
  • How rapid technological advances are causing challenges for the values of older aircraft.
  • Why regulatory mandates for items such as avionics upgrades impact aircraft values.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Business Aviation Advocacy Update

Presented by Ed Bolen, NBAA

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Networking in the Business Aircraft Cabin

Presented by Mark Mata, Satcom Direct

The ability of passengers on board business aircraft to access satellite communications networks for voice and data connectivity has become extremely important. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Go behind the scenes and understand how accessing networks (LAN vs. WAN) actually occurs.
  • Utilize available resources when the network goes down in flight.
  • Gaining an understanding of cabin communications systems management.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
What Does it Mean to FileSmart?

Presented by Jim McClay, NBAA Air Traffic Services

In development for over a year, FileSmart is an educational initiative designed to encourage operators to be more aware of what is happening in the airspace around them and to demonstrate how to be proactive in the filing of flights plans, with the goal of reducing delays and increasing efficiency. During this session, attendees will learn the importance of:

  • Filing early, which means filing their flight plans well in advance of their flights.
  • Filing accurately, which means filing an appropriate departure time, an appropriate route, and using the correct format.
  • Checking the NAS - which means using readily available online resources to know what is happening in the National Airspace System in advance of their flight.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Milestones in Business Aviation Safety

Presented by John Sheehan, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

Over the recent history of business aviation, major advancements in safety have been made, from synthetic vision to safety management systems. This presentation will outline significant milestones in the history of business aviation that enhanced safety. During this session, attendees will learn the importance of:

  • Raising safety consciousness to promote the latest initiatives in business aviation safety.
  • Utilizing tools such as enhanced analysis of flight data recorder information to promote safety.
  • Promoting a strong safety culture within business aircraft operations.

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