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.


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)

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