Review the schedule for the 2019 Houston Regional Forum Agenda, held Thursday, March 14, 2019.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Opening Session: Political Outlook for Business Aviation in 2019 and Beyond

Presented by: Ed Bolen, NBAA and local business aviation leaders

Join NBAA and local business aviation leaders for a discussion of the key issues and opportunities facing the business aviation industry, from airport access to Urban Air Mobility. Learn how to get involved and be a strong advocate for business aviation.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
YoPro Session

Hear from a local 40 Under 40 award recipient and other business aviation professionals in varying levels of their career to learn and get advice on how to advance your own career in the industry.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Coming “Uberization” of the Business Aviation Industry

David Norton, Shackelford Bowen McKinley & Norton, LLP

New technologies continue to arise regarding the ability to coordinate for the shared use of smaller business aircraft, in turn creating increasing pressure to provide such services to the general public, in turn creating significant conflicts between just what is – and what is not – permitted under 14 C.F.R. Part 91. Additionally, eVTOL aircraft are rapidly under development and will be demonstrated in select cities across the U.S. this year, creating urban mobility solutions that can connect your passengers with the business aircraft. This session will discuss the current lay of the land with respect to what is currently permitted under Part 91, and where we may be headed under those regulations and related DOT economic authority requirements.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Cost-Effective Operational Decisions Using Modern Flight Planning Technology

Presented by: Ryan McBride, ForeFlight

Get deep insight on how pilots, schedulers, and anyone in your flight department who are involved with flight planning can harness the power of today’s advanced, cloud-based flight planning technology to get their work done faster and more accurately. Your team can make safer, more cost-effective operational decisions starting today.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
The Future of Avgas

Presented by: Ryan Manor, Phillips 66 Aviation

This session will discuss current industry efforts to create an unleaded replacement fuel and the challenges and risks associated with development and commercialization.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Operational Fatigue Risk – Staying ahead of Issues in a Demanding Environment

Presented by: Steve Bruneau, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Fatigue risk impacts every part of flight operations including pilots and flight attendants working long hours and crossing multiple time zones, as well as mechanics and ramp personnel whose mission critical activities ensure the plane is ready for flight. Unmanaged fatigue risk can jeopardize the safety of the passengers and crew, be very costly, and negatively impact company’s reputation. In order to manage fatigue risk, safety officers must develop a process to: (1) provide education and training; (2) identify fatigue risk across the operation; (3) provide mitigation procedures to address problem areas; and (4) monitor the risk profile of the operation and evaluate the effectiveness of mitigations.

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