NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

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Get Up to Date on International Regulations at Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

Nov. 8, 2013

International aviation regulations have become increasingly relevant to business aviation, as many companies are expanding their operations overseas. Regulations are constantly changing, and it can be challenging for those involved in flight operations to keep up the multitude of regulatory requirements. An education session titled “Understanding International Regulations” will be held on Jan. 17 during the 25th NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2014) in New Orleans to address these important issues.

“It is critical that business aircraft operators stay up to date with international regulations,” said Jo Damato, NBAA’s director of educational development & strategy and the staff liaison to the Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee. “Compliance is not limited to customs requirements and landing permits. International aviation regulations cover a whole realm of topics, including some that business aircraft operators are unaware of. This session will bring attendees a greater understanding of a number of those unfamiliar or complex international regulations.”

Session presenters include Laura Everington of Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc.; Jeffrey Basham of Rockwell Collins; and J. Vincent Clemente of Colt International.

The panel will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Recent modifications to the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS).
  • Country-specific landing permit changes, including recent changes to Russian/Indian permits.
  • Lessons learned regarding International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plan procedures, which were updated in 2012.

Additionally, the panel will explain where attendees can find the latest international laws, how to understand these mandates and how to apply them properly in order to legally comply with their requirements.

“International aviation regulations can be overwhelming, particularly for operators that don’t have extensive international experience. This session will teach attendees how to stay current on international regulations and what is necessary to be in compliance,” said Damato.

Panelists will also be available to address attendees’ specific questions and concerns regarding international regulations.

Marking the 25th anniversary of this important industry event, SDC2014 will take place from Jan. 14 to 17 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. For more information and to register, visit