Maintenance Management Conference

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Conference Agenda

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

All Conference events, unless otherwise noted, will take place at the Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 742-2000.

Monday, April 30

12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Maintenance Management Conference Golf Tournament

Hermitage Golf Course

12:00 noon
Box lunch and range balls
1:00 pm
Shot-gun start
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

Renaissance Hotel, West Ballroom
611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203

The NBAA Maintenance Committee invites you join them for a networking reception to kick off this year’s Conference.

Tuesday, May 1

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Meeting Room Foyer
8:30 am – 8:40 am
8:40 am – 9:25 am
Key Note Address: Business Aviation – a Principal’s Perspective – A Case for Business Aviation

Presented by: Scott K. Swift, The Swift Group

9:25 am – 10:00 am
Refreshment Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Planning for Unscheduled International Maintenance Events

Presented by: Dave Abbondanza, Single Point Assist

Maintenance issues that occur overseas can present unique problems. This Session will provide critical information necessary to effectively and efficiently handle maintenance occurrences while out of the country.

10:30 am – 11:00 am
GE Passport Engine

Presented by: Jim Kulp, GE Aviation

Technology continues to improve and it is often difficult to keep up with the changes. Attendees at this Session will be provided an update on the latest innovations to the GE Engine(s).

11:00 am – 11:20 am
Flight Information Solution: Maintenance Operations

Presented by: Bob Ellis, Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a leader in providing in-flight solutions to database uploads, and will offer information regarding the latest technology available.

11:20 am – 11:40 am
Removing the Apprehension Surrounding Composite Repair

Presented by: Greg Graber, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation

For many technicians, working with and repairing composite materials is an unknown. This Session provides fundamental guidelines on how to detect and execute repairs in these sensitive areas of the Aircraft.

11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Conference Overview

To help make the most of this year’s event, the Committee will provide a briefing on the Rules & Regulations of the Conference raffles and Passport validation, along with an introduction of this year’s Exhibitors.

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Exhibit Hall

A buffet lunch will be served in the Exhibit Hall, and will provide ample time for Attendees to meet with Exhibitors.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
HazMat Shipments

Presented by: Teresa Durham, Safety-Net, Inc.

Shipping violations abound because of inadequately prepared cargo. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and dangers of inadequately prepared packaging.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Recipes for Success

Presented by: James Anderson, James Anderson Productions

“The secret ingredient“ to success that nobody discusses will be revealed at this riveting Session that no Attendee can afford to miss!

3:00 – 3:40 pm
Afternoon Break
Exhibit Hall

Attendees are encouraged to use this time to visit with their service providers!

3:40 pm – 4:40 pm
NTSB Aviation Accident Investigation Processes and Procedures

Presented by: Dr. Paul Schuda, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Dr. Schuda of the NTSB will provide an overview of recent aircraft accidents and suggestions on how to learn from these unfortunate events.

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference Daily Summary
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Evening Networking Event
aVenue, 120 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37201

NBAAs Maintenance Management Committee invites you to join them for an evening celebration – Nashville style. Food, drink and entertainment will be provided in one of Nashville’s finest local establishments.

Wednesday, May 2

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Exhibit Hall
8:30 am – 8:40 am
8:40 am – 9:40 am
Your Role in Fatigue Risk Management

Presented by: Dr. Bill Johnson, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Fatigue issues affect all crew members including the maintenance technician. This Session provides information on your role in fatigue management and the resources available to assist in this process.

9:40 am – 10:30 am
Airworthy WiFi for ITs or A&Ps?
Presented by: Jim Sparks, Richardson Aviation

WiFi is becoming standard on all business aircraft. But, who is responsible for its maintenance? This Session offers a discussion of the intricacies of internet management.

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Morning Break
Exhibit Hall

This morning break offers Attendees another opportunity to spend time with their service providers.

11:00 am – 11:20 am
NBAA Maintenance TRACS

Presented by: Steve King, Cox Enterprise, Inc.

Join this Session for a briefing on the TRACS Sponsors and recognition of the 2012 recipients.

11:20 am – 11:40 am
Sharing: an Insurance Perspective
Presented by: Brint Smith, John F. Throne & Co.

Sharing or lending resources is the nice and neighborly thing to do, but it can also seriously complicate insurance claims. This Session points out some of the pitfalls involved with sharing resources – from the maintenance perspective.

11:40 am – 12:00 noon
GE Honda HF120 Engine

Presented by: Shawn O’Day, GE Aviation

A briefing on the latest and greatest innovations applied to the HF 120 engine.

12:00 noon – 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Substance Abuse: A Safety Plan for Aviation Maintenance Programs

Presented by: Dr. Quay C. Snyder, MSPH

What is substance abuse? And how does it impact the safety, health and finances of the flight department. This Session explores the consequences of substance abuse, as well as the resources available to mitigate the catastrophic consequences of ignoring this increasing problem in our industry.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Rolls-Royce Roadmap

Presented by: Andrew Robinson, Rolls-Royce, Inc.

When it comes to customer service and product support, working alongside the manufacturer can produce programs that meet the needs and enhance the expectations of the customers. Rolls-Royce presents their customer service and product support initiatives to better serve its customers.

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
Afternoon Break
Exhibit Hall
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm
HUMS: Like “On Star“ for Airplanes?

Presented by: Richard Hayden, FLYHT

Business aviation is entering a new era of in-flight condition monitoring that will bring added efficiency and safety to business aviation. Learn how these exciting new changes will affect your job performance.

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
IS-BAO Registration

Presented by: Mark Jones, Cozzens & Cudahy Air

A discussion of the guidelines involved in implementing SMS into a single aircraft operation.

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm
Business Aviation Safety Update

Presented by: Doug Carr, NBAA

Safety remains the top priority for business aviation, and we all have a role to play in helping retain business aviation’s excellent safety record. This Session will present NBAA’s position on safety in today’s environment.

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference Daily Summary

Thursday, May 3

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Exhibit Hall
8:30 am – 8:40 am

8:40 am – 9:20 am
Asset Management: The Need for Standardization

Presented by: Jon Haag, EJM and John Bucher, Aircraft Maintenance Consultant

At point of resale, aircraft record-keeping is critical and can add to the value of the aircraft. Standardized record-keeping practices are available to assist your organization with asset management and will be discussed in this Session.

9:20 am – 10:00 am
Business Aviation Security Update

Presented by: Doug Carr, NBAA

TSA and Congress continue to keep a close eye on general aviation security. Hear about the latest security issues affecting business aviation and what NBAA is doing to support the business aviation operator.

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Break
Exhibit Hall
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Keynote Address: Making a Difference

Presented by: Steve Gilliland, Steve Gilliland, Inc.

Filled with inspirational anecdotes, laugh-out-loud humor and thought-provoking ideas, this Session will offer a look at the three manageable behaviors that enable you to unlock your potential and exert the influence necessary to impact both your professional and personal lives.

12:00 noon – 12:15 pm
Conference Wrap Up

A final look at your Maintenance Management Conference experience, along with the exciting Tool Box Raffle and the announcement of the Passport prize winner.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Exhibit Hall

Friday, May 4

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
PDP Course: Enhancing Productivity through Business Aviation

Presented by: Aviation Training Solutions

7:30 am – 8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Course will focus on the value-added solution that is business aviation. Attendees will learn the value of business aviation and methods to present this value to Company personnel via marketing, proposals, presentations and more.

Meets NBAA PDP Objective: BM1 A separate Registration fee of $495, which does not include Registration for the Conference, is required for the Course.

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