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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 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Global Business Aircraft Market Update

Presented by Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales

The business aircraft market is truly global and this has a direct impact on transactions. Learn how to succeed in this market and take proactive steps to maintain the value of your aircraft. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand current global market trends.
  • Take steps to differentiate your aircraft on the global pre-owned market.
  • Utilize proven best practices to succeed when conducting aircraft transactions.
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.
Western State Tax Issues for Aircraft Owners and Operators

Presented by George Rice, Rice & Associates

State tax policies in the western states are continually evolving and business aircraft owners need to stay ahead of the curve. From properly using available exemptions to dealing with property taxes, this is critical information for owners and operators. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the impact of sales and use taxes on aircraft ownership in the western states.
  • Apply available sales/use tax exemptions to various ownership structures.
  • Prepare for property tax issues and related appeals.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Understanding 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.
Best Practices for Fuel Buying

Presented by Suzanne Moller, FuelerLinx (moderator); Mike Avery, FuelerLinx, Greg Cox, UV Air Fuel; Michael Brasier, Bob Hoover Jet Center; Zach Rutledge, STA Jets

With fuel costs always being a concern, this session will offer best practices that over 100 flight departments use to keep their fuel expenses to a minimum. The panel of experts will cover fuel buying from a variety of perspectives. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Keep fuel costs low with technology and communication strategies.
  • Ask the right questions, compare prices/ramp fees, check invoices and evaluate tinkering options.
  • Work with all department personnel, including schedulers and dispatchers, to minimize fuel costs.

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Conference Sponsors

  Aerlex Law Group   Airbus Corporate Jets  
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