NBAA 27th Annual Maintenance Management Conference

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Conference Presentations

Below are downloadable presentations from the NBAA 27th Annual Maintenance Management Conference, held from May 1 to May 3, 2012, in Nashville, TN. Direct questions about the presentations to NBAA Director, Technical Operations Eli Cotti at

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8:40 am – 9:25 am
NBAA Update

Presented by: Steve Brown, NBAA

NBAA Update, Steve Brown (0.09 MB)

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.

Planning for Unscheduled International Maintenance Events, Dave Abbondanza (0.92 MB)

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).

GE Passport Engine, Jim Kulp (2.68 MB)

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.

Flight Information Solution: Maintenance Operations, Bob Ellis (1.40 MB)

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.

Removing the Apprehension Surrounding Composite Repair, Greg Graber (2.21 MB)

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.

HazMat Shipments, Teresa Durham (0.14 MB)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Managing Yourself During Conflict

Presented by: Connie Ghuman, Gulfstream

Managing Yourself During Conflict, Connie Ghuman (0.54 MB)

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

Presented by: Eric Alleyne, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

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

NTSB Aviation Accident Investigation Processes and Procedures, Eric Alleyne (4.04 MB)

Wednesday, May 2

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.

Your Role in Fatigue Risk Management, Dr. Bill Johnson (1.79 MB)

FAA Aircraft Maintenance Human Factors Web Portal

9:40 am – 10:30 am
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.

Substance Abuse: A Safety Plan for Aviation Maintenance Programs, Dr. Quay C. Snyder, MSPH (0.52 MB)

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.

NBAA Maintenance TRACS, Steve King (2.25 MB)

11:20 am – 11:40 am
Sharing: an Insurance Perspective
Presented by: Melissa Harder, Willis Global Aviation

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.

Sharing: an Insurance Perspective, Melissa Harder (0.50 MB)

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

Presented by: Jim Kulp, GE Aviation

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

GE Honda HF120 Engine, Jim Kulp (0.94 MB)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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.

Airworthy WiFi for ITs or A&Ps?, Jim Sparks (10.93 MB)

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.

Rolls-Royce Roadmap, Andrew Robinson (2.73 MB)

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.

HUMS: Like “On Star” for Airplanes, Richard Hayden (2.82 MB)

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.

IS-BAO Registration, Mark Jones (0.24 MB)

Thursday, May 3

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

Presented by: Jon Haag, EJM

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.

Asset Management: The Need for Standardization, Jon Haag (0.45 MB)

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