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9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Aircraft Ownership Structuring: Keys to Efficiency and Productivity

Presented by Ty Little, Carriere & Little

Developing an aircraft ownership structure that complies with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and allows for maximum productivity, efficiency and security is of critical importance to any flight operation. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Determine if reimbursement is allowed for certain flights conducted under Part 91.
  • Evaluate potential benefits of aircraft ownership structures involving leasing companies.
  • Utilize a case study to understand how operations between a parent company and subsidiary are commonly structured.
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.
Pre-Purchase Inspections and Documentation: “The Devil is In the Details”

Presented by Ed Kammerer, Hinckley Allen and Lee Rohde, Essex Aviation Group

No matter the size or type of aircraft you may be involved in purchasing or selling, the pre-purchase inspection is one of the most vital parts of the transaction but is viewed and approached very differently by the two parties. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand operational aspects of the pre-purchase inspection starting with the initial discussions of the scope of work and facility selection all the way through technical acceptance and final closing.
  • Review where the pre-purchase inspection terms and conditions can be documented and defined in transaction documents.
  • Develop strategies for negotiating a pre-purchase inspection that archives the goals of both parties
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Streamlining RVSM Authorizations

Presented by David Norton, Shackelford, Melton & McKinley

Obtaining a letter of authorization (LOA) for RVSM operations (between flight level 290 and 410) is critical for efficiently operating most business aircraft. Recently, the FAA announced a more streamlined authorization process developed in collaboration with NBAA and other stakeholders. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Develop strategies to make best use of the new RVSM LOA process.
  • Determine ways the new process streamlines modifications to authorizations for RVSM-compliant aircraft.
  • Apply proven best practices for submitting LOA applications and modification requests to FAA.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
From Data Link to ADS-B: Making Sense of CNS/ATM Mandates

Presented by Guy Gribble, International Flight Resources

With CNS/ATM mandates rapidly changing around the world, operators must plan ahead. International regulations vary greatly and evaluating aircraft purchases, planned flights and other issues in light of CNS/ATM equipage requirements is critical. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Analyze requirements to determine how they apply to an existing aircraft or potential new aircraft.
  • Understand current and upcoming requirements involving technologies such as data link and ADS-B.
  • Perform an analysis that looks at cost of new equipment versus loss of potential operational flexibility through not equipping.

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