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.


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.

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