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Dallas Regional Forum to Offer Topical Education Sessions
Aug. 18, 2014
NBAA’s Dallas Business Aviation Regional Forum, which will be held Sept. 18 at Business Jet Center at Love Field, will feature four education sessions that will address issues of interest to business aviators.
“Regional forums are a great opportunity to get introductory information about the aircraft acquisition process, tax considerations, operational issues and more,” said Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior manager for finance, tax policy. “Some NBAA Members aren't able to attend NBAA's specialized conferences that take place in other parts of the country. The regional forums bring one-day learning opportunities right to key business aviation airports, making it easier for some to access this information.”
The first session is titled “Aircraft Ownership Structuring: Keys to Efficiency and Productivity,” and will discuss development of an aircraft ownership structure that complies with federal aviation regulations, yet allows for “maximum productivity, efficiency and security.” Attendees will learn to: determine if reimbursement is allowed for certain flights conducted under FAR Part 91, evaluate potential benefits of aircraft ownership structures involving leasing companies and utilize a case study to understand how operations between a parent company and subsidiary are typically structured. Aviation attorney Ty Little of Carriere & Little will present this session.
“Pre-Purchase Inspections and Documentation: The Devil Is In the Details,” will focus on the pre-purchase inspection, and how it is viewed and approached differently by the two parties. Aviation attorney Ed Kammerer, of Hinckley Allen, and Lee Rohde, of aircraft acquisition and advisory services provider Essex Aviation Group, will present the session.
Also taking place at the forum is a discussion on “Streamlining RVSM Authorization,” which will cover how to obtain a letter of authorization for RVSM operations, as well as the recent announcement of a more streamlined authorization process developed in collaboration with NBAA and other stakeholders. Aviation attorney David Norton, of Shackleford, Melton & McKinley, will present the session.
The final session is titled, “From Data Link to ADS-B; Making Sense of CNS/ATM Mandates.” Presented by Guy Gribble, of International Flight Recourses, it will examine CNS/ATM mandates worldwide. “International regulations vary greatly, and evaluating aircraft purchase, planned flights and other issues in light of CNS/ATM equipage requirements is critical,” noted the schedule syllabus.
The Dallas forum, NBAA’s last regional forum for 2014, which will feature more than 100 exhibitors and offer attendees networking opportunities, as well as a chance to meet with vendors and airport management and interface with local and regional community officials.
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