2011 NBAA Maintenance Preview

Join The Business Aviation World in Las Vegas!

This year’s National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) 64th aAnnual meeting and convention will be held Oct. 10 – 12, 2011 in the exciting city of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention Centre will be home for thousands as the business aviation world descends on LAS. My first visit to Las Vegas was in the late 1970s and I recall driving south of the city across open dessert to visit a small airport in Henderson. What a change this airport has gone through. Now known as Henderson Executive Airport, the NBAA static displays will be located here to allow people a chance to see a wide variety of aircraft in person.

On Sunday Oct. 9, 2011, one day prior to the 2011 NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, AMTSociety and Caesars Entertainment invite you to the 4th Annual AMTSociety Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament at the beautiful Rio Secco Golf Club. These scholarships go to students interested in pursuing an aviation maintenance technician career, or to already existing AMTs wanting to broaden their education base. Join in the fun, networking, and camaraderie while participating in the great event and worthwhile cause. For more information visit www.amtsociety.org.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, AMTSociety in conjunction with NBAA will hold an FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal session.

Scheduled throughout the convention period are numerous maintenance and technical sessions that address topics from management of the aviation maintenance function, to technical topics relating to specific aircraft, engines, avionics, and more.

See you in Las Vegas! Ron


NBAA 64th Annual Meeting and Convention
October 10–12, 2011 • Las Vegas, NV

Exhibit hours:

Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Static Display Hours

Monday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NBAA Registration

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Lobby between North and Central Halls and Henderson Executive Airport

Monday:7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Lobby between North and Central Halls

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Henderson Executive Airport

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Lobby between North and Central Halls and Henderson Executive Airport

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Lobby between North and Central Halls

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Henderson Executive Airport

NBAA2011 represents the most productive and efficient opportunity for business – all in one place, all at one time. There’s no other aviation event that can match it – the key operators and industry leaders will meet in Las Vegas to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for business aviation activity for the year ahead.

NBAA2011 will feature exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center, a static display of aircraft on Henderson Executive Airport, more than 100 education sessions and maintenance and operations sessions (M&Os) and more than 25,000 business aviation professionals who are interested in seeing and learning about all that is new in the world of business aviation.

Static Display

For the first time ever at an NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, aircraft can be displayed right outside the convention center, directly adjacent to indoor exhibits.

This Outdoor Static Display Area is in addition to the full Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport.

The Outdoor Static Display Area will provide unprecedented access for NBAA2011 Attendees to aircraft near the indoor Exhibits and Education Sessions at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

4th Annual AMTSociety Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament

On Sunday, Oct. 9, AMTSociety and Caesars Entertainment invite you to enjoy a memorable day of golf at the beautiful Rio Secco Golf Club. It is rated among the top 100 public golf courses in America. The golf outing will provide an opportunity to have fun, network, and socialize with your aviation colleagues.

AMTSociety offers scholarships for individuals in pursuit of an aviation maintenance career or for current aircraft technicians wanting to further their training. Net proceeds collected for AMTSociety Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament will go to the AMTSociety Scholarship Northrop-Rice Foundation and is tax-deductible under 501(C)(3).

Enrollment and sponsorship forms are available from AMTSociety Director Peter Zeeb at pzeeb@caesars.com or bobi@amtsociety.org. Or you can visit www.amtsociety.org.

NBAA2011 Schedule

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

NBAA PDP Course: Enhancing Productivity Through Business Aviation

Presented by: Aviation Training Solutions

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course

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 payment, which includes Registration for the NBAA Convention, is required for this one-day Course. Registration fee: Member: $495; Non-Member: $645.

NBAA PDP Course: Introduction to Aviation Safety Management System (Day 1 of 2)

Presented by: Global Jet Services

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course

This two-day course is designed to raise awareness of and familiarize Attendees with the benefits of aviation safety management systems (SMS). The course will provide aviation managers, chief pilots, maintenance chiefs, chief inspectors, quality managers, line supervisors and others within the flight department or the maintenance repair station environment with simplified guidance material for establishing and maintaining and effective SMS within the organization environment. Meets NBAA PDP Objective: Ops 4. A separate payment, which includes registration for the NBAA Convention, is required for the two-day course. Registration fee: Member: $895; Non-Member: $1,045.

SUNDAY, OCT. 9

NBAA PDP Course: Introduction to Aviation Safety Management System (Day 2 of 2)

Presented by: Global Jet Services

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course

See details on Saturday, Day One of Course. Meets NBAA PDP Objective: Ops 4. A separate payment, which includes registration for the NBAA Convention, is required for the two-day course. Registration fee: Member: $895; Non-Member: $1,045.

NBAA PDP Course: Highly Effective Teams at Work

Presented by: ServiceElements

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course

This course is designed to get participants to think differently about teams and how they work. It introduces several new motivational concepts that can enhance team work, such as finding talent through a strength-based philosophy, diversity, mutualism and inclusion. Project management, which requires teamwork to be effective, will be used as the application example. This course is highly interactive and includes videos, role-playing, breakout sessions and group discussion. Meets NBAA PDP Objective: BM4. A separate payment, which includes Registration for the NBAA Convention, is required for the Course. Registration fee: Member: $495; Non-Member: $645.

MONDAY, OCT. 10

NBAA2011 Opening General Session

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen as he welcomes NBAA’s distinguished guests at the NBAA2011 Opening General Session. Also at the Opening General Session, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will present its 2011 Combs Gates Award, which is given annually to an individual or group for promoting or preserving America’s air and space heritage.

NBAA Business Aviation Flight Department e-Training & e-Recordkeeping

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Various industry experts and current users show how they are using cutting-edge technology and distance learning to maximize training and documentation.

NBAA International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) - Business Aviation’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) “Gold Standard”

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Presented by: Jim Cannon and Sonnie Bates, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

You demand the highest level of safety and security for your flight operations. The International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed over the past eight years, leverages the best thinking and practices of business aviation operators from around the world. This SMS-based program is designed to assist single to multiple aircraft operators in developing their own Safety Management Systems (SMS), regardless of the size or scope of their flight operations. This session will address the process of getting your organization started in, and progressing through the process of, developing uniform practical procedures that are relevant to the highest levels of operational safety. IS-BAO will help ensure you achieve it. If you are already familiar with IS-BAO and you would like to learn how to advocate internally for IS-BAO, please attend this session.

NBAA Hot Topics for Asset Recovery/Aviation Insurance Claims

11:00 a.m. - Noon

Presented by: Clifford G. Maine, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP and Brint Smith, John F. Throne & Co.

This is a must-attend program for business aircraft operators due to today’s asset recovery environment. The program will cover the basics of what typically is and is not covered under an insurance policy and include the seven “must do” items in the event of an asset recovery/aviation insurance claim event. Attendees will receive updated information concerning the evaluation of their current insurance policies plus checklist items for guidance in the event of a cost recovery/insurance claim situation.

Hawker Beechcraft King Air M&O

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Bombardier General Session

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Cessna Citation 680 Series M&O

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Costs of Your Business Aircraft

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Presented by: Janet Bressler, AOPA Insurance Agency; Anne Ford, Bank of America; and Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker

Costs associated with operating an aircraft can be significant, but at times difficult to identify and understand. Explore the categories of operating costs (fixed and variable) and how to organize these costs into data for management information. Additionally, there may be opportunities to increase your bottom line through efficiencies obtained in aircraft finance and insurance. Our experts will explore ways to help you understand and minimize your costs while maximizing the use of your airplane.

NBAA Update on Current Operational Challenges Facing Part 91 and Part 135 Operators

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presented by: NBAA Domestic Operations Committee

This session will introduce a number of current operational challenges applicable to aircraft operators under Part 91 and Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, including discussions on the history and current status of those issues, and possible strategies on how to address them.

Honeywell Leadership Kickoff

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Honeywell Avionics M&O (Pilot Focus); TFE 732, HTF7000 & CFE 738 APU M&O

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

NBAA Business Aviation & Asset Management - Cost Center or Profit Driver?

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presented by: Don Dwyer, Guardian Jet

Your company’s new CEO just asked you to prove the value the flight department brings to the organization. Are you prepared to demonstrate how business aviation is a driver of your company’s success and not simply a cost center? This discussion will highlight the tools and techniques everyone in a business aircraft operation must understand to ensure the airplane is aligned with the strategic goals of the company and to effectively manage these important business assets.

Honeywell CFE738, APU & Avionics Technical, TFE731, HTF7000 M&O

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hawker Beechcraft Premier M&O

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cessna Citation 650 Series M&O

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

NBAA Taking the Fear Out of OSHA for Business Aviation

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presented by: Andreas Bentz, PhD, Chantilly Air, Inc.

OSHA requirements are often misunderstood in business aviation, but can be easily implemented. This session will provide an overview of OSHA and offer tips for audit and ongoing compliance. Attendees will understand: OSHA’s applicability to typical business aircraft operations; the value in self-auditing; how to take advantage of free or low-cost audit options; and how to set up a system for ongoing OSHA compliance.

NBAA Connecting Your Aircraft with Satellite Communications: the Equipment Providers

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presented by: Elizabeth Young, Aero industry consultant

A business aircraft can communicate air to ground almost everywhere in the world, thanks to satellite-based systems. Find out what you need to get connected.

NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program Update

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Moderated by: Scott Rose, CAM Governing Board Chair, Pepsico and Dr. Guy Smith, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This session will cover how to prepare for the CAM exam and become a Certified Aviation Manager. Topics covered include: qualifying and completing the CAM application, studying for the exam and what to expect when sitting for the exam. Bring your questions to this discussion, as you consider taking your career to the next level. For questions or further information, contact NBAA’s Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org.

NBAA Meet the Regulators

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join NBAA and senior FAA leadership for a discussion about the effect of FAA’s recent reauthorization, current issues and agency priorities and emerging trends for 2012.

Bombardier Operational Roundtable - Pilot Session

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Honeywell TPE331, TFE731 & HTF 7000 M&O

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cessna Citation 750 Series M&O

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBAA Aircraft Tire Pressure

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by: Keat Pruszenski, Michelin Aircraft Tire Company Division

In 2008, poor aircraft tire inflation led to all four main landing gear tires on an aircraft failing during the takeoff roll causing four fatalities. Join us to hear directly from a tire manufacturer why tire pressure monitoring and maintenance is so important to safe aircraft operations.

TUESDAY, OCT. 11

Gulfstream M&O (all models)

8:00 a.m. - Noon

Hawker 400 XP/Beechjet M&O

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NBAA Exhibit Halls, Silver Lot Static Display and Static Display Open

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport

Bombardier Challenger 300 Technical Session

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bombardier Challenger 600 Series Technical Session

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NBAA Implementing a Practical and Compliant Safety Management System

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Moderated by: NBAA Domestic Operations Committee

Join operators who have implemented a safety management system (SMS) within their respective operations as they offer their perspectives on implementing a practical and compliant SMS in flight operations of all sizes.

NBAA Value-Based Leadership in the Aviation Department

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Presented by: Scott A. Moore, CAM, Luck Stone; John White, Valero Energy Corporation; and Brock Grimes, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Many companies have established a set of core values to guide their business operations. This session will provide a short history of business aviation and a description of values-based leadership. A panel of aviation department managers will describe how values-based leadership works in their operations.

NBAA Buying a Business Aircraft: Lessons from the Trenches

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Presented by: Alan Burnett, CenterPoint Aviation Law, PLLC; Stuart Hope, Hope Aviation Insurance; Frank Polk, McAfee & Taft; and Dave Weil, Solairus Aviation

Using real-life scenarios and role playing, this sSession will bring to life the complexities surrounding buying a business aircraft (from a high-performance, single-engine piston to an intercontinental turbojet) and how to address those in an effective manner. Understanding the marketplace, the regulatory environment, tax, financing and insurance considerations, and operational issues related to intended use of the aircraft will be highlighted by seasoned experts who have successfully completed hundreds of aircraft transactions.

NBAA Safety Committee Town Hall Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Keeping safety on the horizon - developing NBAA’s future safety leaders. How prepared are we to help develop and train the next generation of business aviation’s safety professionals? The future will bring all measures of change that involves leadership preparation, safety culture, development, equipment, globalization, shortages of qualified personnel, data mining and other critical areas. Join this session to hear safety and industry leaders share what we can do to always keep safety in view.

NBAA NextGen Equipage: What’s in it for Business Aviation?

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Speakers from the FAA and industry will participate in a discussion on aircraft equipage for business aviation.

Cessna Mustang M&O

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dassault Falcon Jet General Session

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Pilatus PC12 M&O

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bombardier Learjet 20/30/55 Technical Update

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NBAA Managing Major Engine and Airframe Event Costs

11:00 a.m. - Noon

Presented by: George Kleros, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)

Aviation managers can plan and manage major event costs while maintaining a high level of service and quality. Advanced event planning is a critical part to determining your operating and maintenance budget. This session will help you: learn how to avoid surprises by learning what to ask maintenance facilities; understand the difference between event “estimates” versus what your final costs will be and how to budget for them; and determine best practices for managing quality and costs during a major event.

Daher-Socata TBM M&O

11:00 a.m. - Noon

Dassault Falcon Jet Falcon 10/20/50 Series M&O

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dassault Falcon Jet Pilot Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NBAA Defining a “Just Culture” - What It Means For Business Aviation

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Presented by: Roger Baker and Scott Griffin

What is a “Just Culture?” And, would you know one when you see it? Why is a just culture critical to improving safety? Join NBAA’s Safety Committee experts for a discussion and analysis of how to build your own just culture to help your flight department succeed.

Bombardier Customer Roundtable

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Hawker 125 Series M&O

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Dassault Falcon Jet Falcon 900 Series M&O

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cessna Citation 525 Series M&O

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bombardier Global Series Technical Session

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bombardier Learjet 40/45 Technical Session

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Worthington Aviation Westwind M&O

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6 M&O

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NBAA Tactics to Avoid and Survive an IRS Audit

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presented by: Jed Wolcott, Wolcott & Associates

Business aircraft owners often attract undue IRS scrutiny. The session will discuss the areas that most often come up in IRS audits. By learning what the IRS looks for and their audit guidelines are, owners and operators can take measures to reduce the likelihood of attracting an audit or how to survive an audit when one occurs.

Dassault Falcon Jet Falcon 2000 Series M&O

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cessna Citation 560XL Series M&O

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bombardier Challenger 800 Series Technical Session

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bombardier Learjet 60 Technical Session

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hawker 4000 Series M&O

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dassault Falcon Jet Falcon 7X Series M&O

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cessna Citation 500 Series M&O

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

As has been the tradition, all proceeds from the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit will go to Corporate Angel Network (CAN) to help them ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burdens for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers in available seats on business aircraft. The benefit will also feature a Live and Silent Auction. Silent Auction items will be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Sunday and Monday, Oct. 9 and 10, and will be moved to the Grand Ballroom at the Bellagio Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for bidding during the event. Dress for the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit is business attire.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12

FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course

This course provided by NBAA and AMTSociety will include multiple presentations by subject matter experts on the latest information in regulatory and maintenance trends in aviation maintenance. It meets the requirements of FAA Part 65.93,a,4. A separate payment, which does not include registration for the NBAA Convention, is required for this course. Registration fee: Member: $195; Non-Member: $220.

NBAA Careers in Business Aviation Day, Explore the Possibilities

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NBAA is opening its doors to middle school, high school, and college students interested in exploring careers in business aviation. If you have students 12 years and older with a passion for aviation, please encourage them to attend on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Register or learn more at www.nbaa.org/2011.

NBAA/UAA Reaching Future Business Aviation Professionals: Career Seminar for College Students

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Speakers: Kellie Rittenhouse, Pentastar Aviation; Marc Pozdol, Marmon Group; Kent Ramquist, American Family Insurance, Blair Robson, ExxonMobil; Don Henderson, KeyCorp; Chris Thomas, MGM Resorts Aviation; and Dion Glenn, Fertitta Enterprises.

Are you a college student interested in a career in business aviation? Come and meet flight department personnel at this roundtable discussion and hear aviation professionals take about the many opportunities available to individuals beginning careers in the industry. This session is open to all students attending University Aviation Association (UAA) schools. Please contact NBAA’s Sarah Wolf at swolf@nbaa.org for complimentary registration.



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