Regional Forum in Morristown, NJ

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September 7, 2017 • Morristown Airport (MMU) • Morristown, NJ


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Opening Session: Political Outlook for Business Aviation in 2017 and Beyond
Presented by: Ed Bolen, NBAA and local business aviation leaders

Join NBAA and local business aviation leaders for a discussion of the key legislative, regulatory and operational issues facing the business aviation industry. Learn how to get involved and be a strong advocate for business aviation.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Bracketing the Moment of our Dynamic Industry Marketplace
Presented by: Joe Carfagna, Leading Edge; Mike Dwyer, Guardian Jet

The global business aviation marketplace has been dynamic, influenced by global economic factors, used aircraft inventory, asset values, and demand. This session will “bracket the moment” and report on the global marketplace. The presentation will be inclusive of audience input and questions. Attendees will garner important peer-to-peer intel on the current marketplace.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
A Crystal Ball for Business Aviation Safety – Using Big Data and Analytics to Predict and Manage Aviation Risk
Presented by: Marty Moser, Sentinel Data Analytics Corporation

Big Data is used every day to market and sell products, learn about customers, and make businesses run more efficiently. It can also be used to predict mishap and accident risk for aviation operations before those risks are encountered. This session will teach operators to apply analytics to the data they already have and introduce aviation safety data analytics innovations that are creating tools and techniques that can help managers, pilots and maintainers better understand and manage their aviation safety management system (SMS) and operational risks.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Hot Topics for International Operators
Speakers: Steve Thorpe, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Mitch Launius, Air Training International; Doug Carr, National Business Aviation Association; and Craig Hanlon, Dupont

International operations face a changing world of requirements and operational changes. This session will review updates on Assigned Altitude Deviations in Oceanic Airspace, Strategic Lateral Offset Programs (SLOP) beyond the North Atlantic, LOA D095 - MMEL Usage in Europe and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) programs. Please join us to hear the latest information on these evolving topics.

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Uncommon Carriers – How Social Networking Will Bring Air Charter to the Masses
Presented by: Greg Cirillo, HCH Legal
Panelists: Greg Johnson, OneSky and Jeff Thoben, YouCanJet

Commercial air travel has traditionally happened two ways: scheduled airlines or on-demand whole airplane charter. Now, a third option is slowly emerging. Entrepreneurs are using big-data tools and social networking to create new ways to aggregate passengers and find a middle ground that blends the characteristics of scheduled flight and on-demand charter. This session will examine the most popular business methods used and the legal and practical challenges that they face. If successful, these "uncommon carriers" may change the topography of business aviation and spark expanded production and use of private aircraft in point-to-point service.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mentoring Business Aviation's Future Workforce: An Investment Worth Prioritizing

Many people in business aviation are actively engaged in mentoring students and young professionals interested in our industry. As we look to our future amid reports and projections of workforce shortages how can we continue encouraging young people to succeed in a business aviation career? Are we doing enough to mentor the next generation of industry leaders? And what are the roles and expectations of being a mentor? Join fellow industry colleagues for a discussion on how these relationships and programs are working to keep business aviation strong for years to come, and how you can participate.

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