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Have Questions About Your Next Mission? Ask NBAA Committee at FTW Regional Forum

March 16, 2017

The entrepreneurs and companies using business aviation routinely have questions about their missions, which is why the experts with NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee (DOC) will attend the association’s Fort Worth Regional Forum, to be held March 23 at Texas Fort Worth Meacham Airport (FTW). This marks the first time DOC members have attended an NBAA regional forum, and the committee especially wants to hear from small flight departments.

Surveys, such as the recent DOC Small Flight Department Subcommittee’s effort to identify issues facing operators with fewer than three aircraft, provide volumes of data, said DOC Chairman Allan Mann. “But the granular details of these issues that enable NBAA to better respond to the members’ specific needs are most efficiently and effectively gathered through fluid and dynamic face-to-face conversation,” he said.

DOC member James Stone and NBAA Manager of Operations Brian Koester will be at the NBAA booth at the forum from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to answer questions and discuss the specifics of issues facing business aircraft operators. Also, there are plans for DOC members to participate at other regional events, said Mann, citing an Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association event as an example.

Small flight departments represent the majority of NBAA’s operating members, noted Mann. As the recent small flight department survey reaffirmed, budget is a key issue for these operators, so attending regional events is an easy way to interact with the association at many different levels.

Also at the Fort Worth Regional Forum, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, will present a “Political Outlook for Business Aviation in 2017 and Beyond” at the forum’s opening session.

Other education sessions include: “Fundamentals of Aircraft Leasing Structures,” “Human Resources Best Practices for Business Aviation,” “Connect Up with CAMs,” which will explore NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager program and “Strategies to Validate Your Safety Efforts.” In addition, an afternoon program for students pursuing business aviation careers is planned.

The Fort Worth Regional Forum also includes about 120 exhibitors and product a static display of about 30 aircraft. Learn more about the Fort Worth Regional Forum.