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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Inspiring Greatness in Your Team: A Blue Angels Perspective

8:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Greg “Boss” Wooldridge, CenterPoint Companies

The potential of elite performance lives within every individual, every team and every organization. We inspire people to achieve that potential by sharing a mindset of positivity, gratitude, possibility and purposefulness. Our leadership methodology is supported by experience and process, enables people to close the performance gap and transform energy into focused action, just one question: How good do you want to be?

Presentation: Inspiring Greatness in Your Team: A Blue Angels Perspective (PDF)

Breakout Sessions:

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CAM: Certifying the Future of Business Aviation
Speaker: T. James Buchanan, CAM, C.P.M., AT&T

Learn about the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program, which provides a path for business aviation professionals to document their skills and demonstrate their commitment to leadership excellence. This presentation will inform you how to prepare for, earn and maintain your CAM certificate. Sample CAM exam questions will be reviewed, and an interactive Question & Answer session will conclude the session.

Presentation: CAM: Certifying the Future of Business Aviation (PDF)

Next Generation Human Factors; Aviation Brain Games

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kent Stauffer, Constant Aviation

Everyone knows that Human Factors can play a large role in mistakes, incidents and accidents. However, have you ever wondered what is happening in our brain when that occurs? Have you ever wondered why the best, most experienced technicians usually make the worst mistakes? Is there a difference between a mistake and a dumb decision in Human Factors and what does your brain have to do with it? Using real-world examples of aviation maintenance mistakes (and a few brain games), we answer these questions and more in this creative and informative Human Factors session. Human Factors will never be the same.

Presentation: Next Generation Human Factors; Aviation Brain Games (PDF)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Internet of Airborne Things

8:40 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Moderator: Elaine Karabatsos, Coca-Cola
Speaker: Holly Linaugh, Gulfstream; Christine Lawson, Inmarsat; Charlie Clark, Panasonic; Lisa Peterson, Gogo Business Aviation

With the ever increasing demands of connected devices and components in the aircraft, this session will address operator concerns in regards to usage, security, integration, and implementation. Staying abreast of best practices utilizing current technologies as well as how to best plan for the future helps to keep your flight department on point for managing expectations and usage. Use this session to further your quest to become an advocate for your connected aircraft.

Presentation: The Internet of Airborne Things (PDF)

Breakout Sessions

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

IS-BAO and compliance, what are the facts for the maintenance professionals?
Speaker: Sonnie G. Bates, Baldwin Aviation

The IS-BAO standard is our industry’s standard for safety management systems and operating practices. It provides a framework of performance for excellence that is recognized internationally and is endorsed and promoted by IBAC, the NBAA, and many other business aviation associations around the globe. Through this family network, you have a voice to participate in the evolution of the Standard and connect with others who share your vision of an organizational culture that promotes professionalism. But what drives the ISBAO requirements? Why is it important for maintenance professionals? What are the expectation of participation from maintenance professionals? This session provides answers to these questions and a unique perspective of the value of being an IS-BAO registered operator.

Presentation: IS-BAO and Human Factors (PDF)

How 3D printing adds up for Business Aviation
Speaker: Jim Kulp, GE Aviation

The presentation is a look at a disruptive technology in the manufacturing of aviation parts. Examples of the innovative approach as it is being used in the development and production of aircraft engines will be explored. Insights into the process and results will be of interest to maintenance managers desiring to stay informed on the latest technology being used for the next generation of business aviation engines.

Presentation: How 3D printing adds up for Business Aviation (PDF)

Breakout Sessions

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Reimagine Everything – Value Creation in the Digital Aerospace
Speaker: Torsten Welte, SAP Aerospace & Defense Business

In the digital economy every company becomes a technology company. Learn in this session how leading aviation companies successfully transformed their business “digitally” to increase profits and productivity and trim costs. This session will cover best practices to reimagine business models to generate revenues and services through equipment, maintenance, manufacturing data in conjunction with other data sources. To reimagine business processes from manufacturing to servicing to engage and support customers at a higher level. And finally to reimagine work by empower people across the organization through access to necessary data, digital learning and 3D visualization.

Presentation: Reimagine Everything – Value Creation in the Digital Aerospace (PDF)

Enhancing Cross Generational Communication Utilizing Social Media

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Brian Koester, NBAA
Speaker: Chris Quiocho, Solutions Aviation; Bob Hobbi, Service Elements; Beth Sanders, NBAA

Clear, concise communication is vital to success in any business. Listen to aviation professionals discuss the challenges they’ve faced with cross-generational communication and how small changes within their company culture have helped the departments thrive. Social media has become one of the most influential forms of communication today, with many individuals and companies capitalizing on opportunities for information sharing, brand promotion and to facilitate customer outreach. Learn the many uses of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Slack etc.) and how to appropriately leverage them for both business and personal communication.

Presentation: Enhancing Cross Generational Communication Utilizing Social Media (PDF)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Do you know the definition of Airworthy? And How Do You Know?

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Speaker: Tim Shaver – Manager, Aviation Maintenance Division, FAA/AFS-300
Rayner Hutchison – Vice President Quality & Safety, AAR Corp., Jon Haag, Haag Aviation, LLC.

Every day, technicians make “Airworthiness” determinations toward airframe, powerplant, and accessories. Do you know why this determination is so critical to the success of the next flight, your department, or your aviation career? Do you understand the regulatory definition of airworthiness? If you don’t understand this concept or are not able to apply this definition, you should not be making airworthiness decisions or maintenance record entries! Let’s have a candid conversation with the FAA.

Presentation: Do you know the definition of Airworthy? And How Do You Know? (PDF)

Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bombardier Aerospace
Location: Ballroom B
Bombardier Aerospace provides relevant technical and operational information of technologies, and available resources to enhance day to day aircraft management for an effective, efficient and safe operation.

Presentation: Maintaining Aircraft Value (PDF)

Generations in Aviation: Examining the Tradition of Professionalism and Excellence

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kacy Schwartz, Convergent Performance; Steve King, Cox Enterprise; Tyler Hayes, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Generational differences in Aviation are no longer a future challenge; they exist now! Contrary to the beliefs of some however, it’s not always a bad thing to inject our industry with new opinions and ways of doing business. We must learn to balance the new with the core structure that has carried our industry to its current state of Professionalism and Excellence. Attend this educational panel at the end of MMC 2016 to learn vital lessons around generational challenges in aviation.

Presentation: Generations in Aviation: Examining the Tradition of Professionalism and Excellence (PDF)

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