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NBAA and The VanAllen Group to Conduct Emergency Response Planning Workshop in Atlanta

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, March 15, 2001 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and The VanAllen Group are collaborating to offer an Emergency Response Planning Workshop on May 15 and 16 in Atlanta. This event is designed to help a wide range of companies – from large multi-aircraft flight departments to single-aircraft operations – manage the difficult circumstances surrounding an aircraft incident.

The Emergency Response Planning Workshop offers comprehensive information on emergency preparation and planning with respect to aircraft incidents. Other areas of focus include communicating publicly and internally about an incident and dealing with operational, financial, legal and regulatory aspects of an incident. This Workshop is recommended for all members of the corporate flight department, as well as for representatives from corporate Human Resources, Risk Management, Communication/Public Relations, Legal, Security and Finance departments.

  • The Emergency Response Planning Workshop includes:
  • A comprehensive Emergency Response Plan document
  • A thorough exploration of the timeline and issues resulting from an aircraft incident, with special emphasis on controlling the elements within a company’s influence, including how to manage information flows and support the investigation
  • A special session on public relations and dealing with the press
  • An open dialogue with NTSB and FAA accident investigators

A planning session, including how to develop a personal plan, training, exercises and simulations.
The two-day Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. The registration fee is $995 for the first Attendee and $795 for each additional individual from the same organization. Contact NBAA at (202) 783-9369 or lnewsome@nbaa.org to enroll.

The VanAllen Group, an Atlanta-area-based consulting firm, is widely respected for its innovative and effective approach to aviation and management consulting. Its full range of services includes business aviation strategic planning, flight department performance reviews and emergency-response planning. In addition, members of The VanAllen Group conduct seminars on various aspects of business aviation for clients and regularly contribute to leading business and aviation journals.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,400 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.