NBAA 36th Annual International Operators Conference

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Review the presentations from the 2009 International Operators Conference. Sessions may also be reviewed online through NBAA's On-Demand Education program. Learn more.

Monday, March 30, 2009

CAR/SAM Regional Review, Caribbean / South America Heading South - Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego

Moderated by Mike Wittman, Pacific Coast Forecasting and Keith Dixon, Colt International

Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego (PDF, 82 MB)

This session brought pilot speakers and regional handling experts together covering key operational issues including country and airport reviews, along with a pilot perspective focusing on routings with respect to overflying and technical stops for getting there. Special attention to security hot spots as well as aircraft equipment and pilot requirements was discussed.

Security Update

Moderated by Charlie LeBlanc, AirSecurity International

Trends & Security Changes (PDF, 7.22 MB)

LASP, EAPIS, IBAC, TSA, CBP and the UK Border Management Program -- the letters and names can be confusing, so in this session, industry experts from NBAA, IBAC, Service Providers and Regulatory Agencies clarified the new and on-going security initiatives that will affect all business aviation. This panel discussion was followed by a World Threat Overview.

Russia/China Regional Review

Presented by Captain John Hicks, Airflite Inc; Rick Ballew, Air Routing International; Captain Bob Strakele, Jet-2000; Moderated by Bris Gannett, Air Routing International

Regional Review Russia/China (PDF, 38.6 KB)

This session focused on pre-planning and operating in China and Russia from the pilot and dispatcher perspective. Speakers included pilots who operate in the region that are based both in the US and Russia. The session concluded with a complete review of operational concerns that may affect an operator planning a trip into China and Russia highlighting permit timelines/changes in procedures and requirements since IOC/2008.

Medical Issues

Keeping Your Medical Certificate for Professional Pilots (PDF, 4 MB)
Presentation by Quay Snyder, MD, MSPH of Virtual Flight Surgeons, Inc.

Stress Management in Safety Management Systems (PDF, 11 MB)
Presented by Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc of Aviation and Maritime Health Worldwide

Fatigue Management: Multi Multi-Component & Scientific Approaches (PDF, 6 KB)
Presented by Melissa M. Mallis, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NAT/NAM Regional Review

Moderated by Ryan Frankhouser, ARINC Direct

NAT/NAM Regional Review (PDF, 1.78 MB)
Presented by Don Spruston of IBAC

NAT Operations – Light Jet (PDF, 22.8 MB)
Presented by Chris Provencio of Cessna Aircraft Company

This session focused on key issues regarding trans-Atlantic flight planning and other oceanic crossing considerations, including Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure (SLO P), gross navigational error (GNE) prevention, and the utilization of standard/preferred routes. The session also discussed the newest developments in the implementation of CNS/ATM functionality in the region, including an update on current business aviation trials. In addition, a portion of this session was dedicated to best practices of crossing the Atlantic in a light (or very light) aircraft. Other impact issues such as eAPIS were discussed.

NEXTGEN/SESAR Part 1: The Programs

Moderated by John Harpool, Base Ops

Part I Global Air Traffic Management: A Common Framework (PDF, 4.19 MB)
Presented by Vince Galotti of ICAO

A EUROCONTROL perspective on SESAR (PDF, 7 MB)
Presented by Nigel Makins of EUROCONTROL

NextGen Avionics Road Map: Trajectory Operations(PDF, 3.75 MB)
Presented by Stephen Van Trees

Industry representatives joined experts from the FAA and Eurocontrol to provide insight and discussion of the FAA NEXTGEN and the European SESAR programs.

NEXTGEN/SESAR Part 2: The Cockpit of Today & Tomorrow

ADS-B Overview and Surveillance Communications (PDF, 21.9 MB)

ATC Datalink Overview and Surveillance Communications (PDF, 10.9 MB)
Presented by Arnold Oldach of Rockwell Collins Commercial Systems

The Cockpit of Today & Tomorrow (PDF, 11.92 MB)
Presented by Ron Weight of Honeywell International Flight Operations

Prepare your operation today for the flight deck of tomorrow. This session addressed new and emerging operational benefits and airspace requirements around the world and their implications for the communications, navigation, and surveillance systems onboard your aircraft. Key topics included Automatic Dependent Surveillance, Controller Pilot Data Link Communications, and new types of instrument approach procedures such as RNP and APV.

Pacific Rim Regional Review

Moderated by Ted Glogovac, Jeppesen DataPlan

Regional Review: India (PDF, 9.31 MB)
Presented by S.N. Kedarinath ("KD") of CBAS Private Limited

Pacific Rim Ops (PDF, 15.11 MB)
Presented by Alan Kiburtz of AirFlite

Southeast Asia Review (PDF, 21.21 MB)
Presented by Somyos Grachangvongs of HS Aviation

This session covered geography, key operational issues, permit and route considerations, suggested technical stops, local customs, plus personal experiences while operating trans-Pacific and within the Pacific Rim region as a whole. Additional presentations focused on operations in India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam from local area experts with information on airport/parking restrictions, alternative airports, facilities available, fees, and suggested tips to operators flying into this region.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oceanic Operational Contingencies

Moderated by Shawn Scott, Scott IPC

Oceanic Contingency Safety Management (ETP’s) (PDF, 5.66 MB)
Presented by Shawn Scott of Scott International Procedures

Lessons From the Gol/Excelaire Accident (PDF, 4.94 MB)
Presented by Roger Cox of Senior Air Safety Investigator NTSB

This discussion included ETP’s, Wet footprints and Point of Safe Returns along with UK information including Level Bust updates, stabilized approaches, communications and TCAS safety issues and trends. Additionally this session covered operational safety considerations within South America and lessons learned from the tragic GOL Airline / Legacy accident.

Oceanic Airspace Structure

FANS 1/A ADS-C (PDF, 13.2 MB)
Presented by Homer Bentley

International Operations - Best Practice in South East Asia (PDF, 4.14 MB)
Presented by Pat Dunn of Aviation Orient Wonder International Ltd

North Atlantic Error Reports 2008-2009 (PDF, 4.94 MB)
Presented by Mike Schaaf, Flight Safety International

This session focused on the importance of adhering to clearances to mitigating errors in the oceanic environment including SLO P, ADS-C, the cockpit of today and the future as well as operational safety issues associated within the Pacific Rim.

International Phraseology and Operational Safety Issues

ICAO Phraseology and Threat Management (PDF, 14 MB)
Presented by Don Trekell, CAE SimuFlite

Threat & Error Management for India (PDF, 33 MB), Presented by Scott Miller of Valero Energy Corporation

As part of the Threat and Error Management in international operations, this session looked at several incidents where the threat of English as a non-primary language was a major contributor in the loss of life and how the use of standardized aviation English and correct ICAO phraseology is an effective means of mitigating the risk. The need for incorporating this into Standard Operating Procedures as part of an effective Threat and Error Management program is re-enforced. Threat and Error Management issues facing pilots while operating in India and China were also covered.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Africa/ Middle East Regional Review

Moderated by John Harpool, BaseOps

Middle East / Africa Review (PDF, 5.31 MB)

Middle East Session Pilot Perspective (PDF, 17.6 MB)
Presented by Jerry Norton of International Pilot Services, Inc.

AFI-MID Operations in Africa (PDF, 17.6 MB)
Presented by Roger Rose of International Pilot Services, Inc

EUR Regional, Universal

Europe Regional Review (PDF, 22.2 MB)
Presented by Lex den Herder, Universal Weather and Aviation

Customs, US/Canada/EU, E-APIS

Moderated by Gordon Berturelli, World Fuel Services

UK-Customs (PDF, 676 KB)
Presented by Martyn Fiddler of Martyn Fiddler Associates

Facilitation & Border Management: A Canadian Perspective (PDF, 428 KB)
Presented by Sam Barone, President & CEO, Canadian Business Aviation Association

Customs, US/Canada/EU, E-APIS Vancouver 2010 Olympics (PDF, 2.62 MB)
Presented by Sam Barone of Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA)

Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) (PDF, 162 KB)

Department of Homeland Security U.S. CBP and TSA (PDF, 2.19 KB)
Presented by Laura W. Everington, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

International Ops, Generic Best Practices for LOAs, AOCs, POCs, SMSs and other Requirements

Moderated by Bill Boucher, CBAA

ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS)(PDF, 3.72 MB)

Safety Management Systems (SMS) and IS-BAO (PDF, 5.66 MB)
Presented by Katherine Perfetti of IBAC

Subject matter specialists presented the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Manual, Annex 6 Part 2, International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) for International General Aviation. The panel discussed historical context and background; status of Annex components; applicability; freedom of action; compliance with laws, regulations and procedures; aircraft operations; instruments, equipment and flight documents; maintenance; crew qualifications and, security. The panel also addressed the need for explain the generic use of a Company Operations Manual (COM) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Letters of Authority / Operational Specifications (LO As / Ops. Specs) and the requirement for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC). This session also provided a brief explanation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the status of SMS implementation in the international regulatory framework.

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