2011 NBAA Maintenance Preview

This year’s National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) 64th annual meeting and convention will be held Oct. 10 – 12, 2011 in Las Vegas.


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

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