Review the schedule for the 2019 NBAA International Operators Conference, held February 25 – 28, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California

Monday, February 25, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome and Overview

Moderator: Scott Harrold, Signature Flight Support

Presenter: Kurt Stehling, UT Flight, Chair – NBAA International Operations Committee

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote Presentation
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Daily Weather Briefing

Presenter: Mike Wittman, EVO Jet Services

Expect to discover important factors related to seasonal patterns and aviation weather hazards when operating in this vast region of many climate types. Then we will explore the reality of Climate Change focusing on changes to the weather patterns and aviation weather dynamics in these regions. This discussion will set the tone for the week as the Weather Team presents facts about world climate change.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
International Regulatory Update

Moderator: John Harpool, Skyplan
Presenters: Adam Hartley, Universal Weather & Aviation; Michael Hohm, IBAC; Jason E. Maddux, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC

This year’s regulatory session will provide valuable insight on the implications of imminent global emissions programs (CORSIA), the international operation of mixed-use aircraft and increasing sensitivity to the free circulation of business aircraft within some foreign states. In addition, the session will cover upcoming changes to ICAO rules and procedures as well as provide an update on the IS-BAO and IS-BAH programs.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break

Morning refreshments, including coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
International Regulatory Update

Moderator: John Harpool, Skyplan
Presenters: Adam Hartley, Universal Weather & Aviation; Michael Hohm, IBAC; Jason E. Maddux, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC

This year’s regulatory session will provide valuable insight on the implications of imminent global emissions programs (CORSIA), the international operation of mixed-use aircraft and increasing sensitivity to the free circulation of business aircraft within some foreign states. In addition, the session will cover upcoming changes to ICAO rules and procedures as well as provide an update on the IS-BAO and IS-BAH programs.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Regional Review: India & The Middle East

Moderator: Phil Linebaugh, ITPS
Presenters: Muhammad Asad, EuroJet; Ben Fuller, ITPS; Dan Paulk, Blackrock Investment Management

We will be approaching this very mysterious and turbulent part of the world that has become a popular destination for both business as well as personal flights. We will share the requirements and procedures for operating and have crew members that regularly operate to the region share their experiences and suggestions. Join us for this very informative adventure to India and the Middle East.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

Lunch is included in the conference registration fee.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Regional Review: China, Russia and the “Stans”

Moderator: Caterina Taylor, JetEX
Presenters: Chris Cartwright, EVO Jet Services; John Glynn, Indorama Ventures; Chat Patnode, Pfizer

This in-depth analysis of operations throughout the eastern hemisphere, focusing on China, Russia and the “Stans” — Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. –will cover highlights of primary locations, rules, regulations, service availability, pending avionics mandates, and cultural notes of interest. The presenters will address changing regulations throughout the region, security concerns, customs (CIQ) clearance procedures, PPR/operational curfews, SMS considerations, and special planning suggestions for fuel availability and workarounds.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Streamlining Special Authorizations for Business Aviation

Moderator: Brian Koester, NBAA
Presenters: Brian Koester, NBAA; Eric Parker, FAA

Today’s business aircraft may roll off the line equipped to travel the globe, but keep the breaks engaged until you’ve received the required special authorizations, commonly known as Letters of Authorization (LOAs). Getting the paperwork right can be harder than flying the plane. Representatives from FAA and NBAA will provide updates on what LOAs you need and what is being done to ease the pain points.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Afternoon refreshments, including soft drinks, coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Regional Review: Africa

Moderator: David Kang, AvPlan
Presenters: Philippe Barker, Halliburton; Ted Denzler, Haliburton; Gavin Kiggen, Execujet; Cade Schalla, Hadid

Africa is bigger than China, India, the contiguous U.S. and most of Europe combined. Yet we try to lump its operational issues into one large bin creating more myths than facts. The conditions in this region are also volatile as it is large; many changes go unnoticed except to the local professionals. This session will bring the shed light to many of the common misconceptions and pitfalls to operate safely through the region. Our expert panel brings first-hand knowledge as pilots and FBO/handling operators in this tumultuous region.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Chairman’s Reception

Join fellow attendees and presenters for hors d’oeuvres and a drink to share international experiences and expertise and expand your professional network.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Daily Announcements

Moderator: Scott Harrold, Signature Flight Support

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Daily Weather Briefing

Moderator: Mike Wittman, EVO Jet Services
Presenter: Rich Nath, World Fuel Services

Each day, we will review the seasonal weather patterns and important related aviation weather hazards when operating in these regions. Then we will explore the reality of Climate Change focusing on changes to the weather patterns and aviation weather dynamics in these regions.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Cyber and Security Threats

Moderator: Matt Burdette, UnitedHealthcare Global
Presenter: John Zban, Satcom Direct

In this year’s panel, the presenters will address ongoing and future threats in the physical and cyber domains and how those threats have either the potential or have demonstrated the capability to merge. The integration of “real” life and cyber threats has increasingly migrated out of the hypothetical or video-game scenario and become a hard reality in all business life. Companies and organizations continue to merge the identification, evaluation and mitigation of those threats to deal with them in a unified approach. Commonly, this effort resides within the corporate security department, but flight departments and crew members are increasingly becoming involved as well. As physical and cyber threats continue to change over time, there is a need to keep up with these changes while remembering the fundamentals. The presentation will highlight the potential physical and cyber threats that crew members or other members of the flight department could encounter on a day-to-day basis, and what efforts they will need to take to mitigate these threats.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue: Their Relationship to Piloting

Moderators: Karl Kamps, Aircare International; Debbi Laux, DBL Cares LLC
Presenter: Dr. Vladimir Nacev, Aviation Psychology Consultant

Sleep deprivation is a function of an inadequate amount of sleep and insufficient quality of sleep. Understand the factors to consider when addressing sleep deprivation and how fatigue impacts our waking or conscious moments. Learn more about how associated symptoms may negatively affect cognitive functions, critical judgment and decision-making during flight. With the increase in global trips, this session provides essential information for attendees.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break

Morning refreshments, including coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SAFA: A Growing International Inspection Standard

Moderator: Darryl Young, Universal Weather & Aviation
Presenters: Doug Carr, NBAA; Laurent Chapeau, DGAC France

SAFA inspections remain an important consideration for international operations. Various interpretations and ongoing regulatory disharmony have made compliance difficult. This session will provide insights from European regulators and NBAA experts on the current state of the SAFA program and considerations for flights to states using SAFA inspection programs.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

Lunch is included in the conference registration fee.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Regional Review: Europe

Moderator: Rick Ballew, Rockwell Collins ARINC Direct
Presenters: Chris Duffek, JP Morgan Chase; Guy Gribble, International Flight Resources, LLC

Europe continues to be one of the most popular destinations for business aviation flights. This session will focus on what your flight department needs to know in order to operate safely in this region. Subject area experts will cover topics including pre-trip planning, common gotchas, significant hazards, aircraft on ground considerations, upcoming major events, and regulatory/mandated updates.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Regional Review: South America & Brazil

Moderator: Henry LeDuc, UAS
Presenters: Brigadeiro Bertolino, DECEA Brazil; Jamie Porter, UAS; Cynthia Oliveria, Lider Aviation,

South America remains an important market for business aviation and business travel. In addition to an in-depth overview of operations in South America, the panel will provide an update on the socio-economic changes that are impacting aviation policies in South America.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Afternoon refreshments, including soft drinks, coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mentoring Matters

Moderator: Brian Koester, NBAA
Presenter: Steve Maynard, John Deere

Ensuring a sustainable flight department means paying attention to succession planning and helping the people you have influence over develop their professional skills. However, a Harvard Business School study on mentoring found that every professional over 40 could name a mentor, but only a few younger interviewees could. Learn what flight departments can do to instill professional skills and mentor young colleagues to ensure all pilots in your department will be able to safely complete international trips for years to come.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Daily Announcements

Moderator: Scott Harrold, Signature Flight Support

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Daily Weather Briefing

Moderator: Mike Wittman, EVO Jet Services
Presenter: Mark Stalcup, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Each day, we will review the seasonal weather patterns and important related aviation weather hazards when operating in these regions. Then we will explore the reality of Climate Change focusing on changes to the weather patterns and aviation weather dynamics in these regions.

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
U.S. and Canadian Customs: Facilitating Travel, National Security, and Profitability

Moderator: Rich Nath, World Fuel Services
Presenters: Ryan Flemming, US CBP; Eric Rodriguez, US CBP; Dianna Sullivan, US CBP

After a flawless trip overseas, it’s time to come home. Clearing customs upon arrival is the only thing that remains. Join us for an in-depth discussion and presentation on how U.S. CBP and CBSA reach their goals of facilitating legitimate trade and travel, all while keeping our nations secure and profitable. Customs officials will review several program initiatives and improvements that have been implemented or are on the horizon, such as the simplification of the U.S. Over-flight Exemption request process and the U.S. Customs Reimbursable Services Program. As always, and by popular demand, a significant portion of the session will be dedicated to Q&A with our visiting officials.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break

Morning refreshments, including coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Regional Review: Southeast Asia & Pacific

Moderator: Alberto Rosales, Universal
Presenters: Mr. Nobuo Ito, Universal; Captain Nat Iyengar, Jet Aviation

During this session, subject matter experts and experienced operators will deliver the latest updates on this extremely large and diverse region. Firsthand knowledge will be shared regarding the most commonly used destinations in Southeast Asia and Australia. We will also cover the Pacific Oceanic Airspace from several perspectives and provide the latest in updates and information.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
IOC Scholarship and Awards Presentation

Moderator: Scott Harrold, Signature Flight Support

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Lunch is included in the conference registration fee.

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Regional Review: Caribbean, Mexico & Cuba

Moderator: Nancy Pierce, Jeppesen
Presenters: Guy Gribble, International Flight Resources; Manny Vargas, Jr, Manny Aviation Services

This session will cover airport considerations and operational highlights for key destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean (including Cuba) and Central America. Local experts and experienced pilots will provide insights on CNS/ATM developments, best practices and tips for successfully navigating this popular region.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Avionics: Mandates, Data Link and EFVS

Moderator: Carey Miller, Universal Avionics
Presenter: Jim Johnson, Honeywell

With advanced avionics technologies providing international operators with tangible benefits for enroute and terminal operations, it’s more important than ever to understand operational aspects of enhanced flight vision systems and data link technologies when flying abroad. This session will provide an understanding of upcoming technologies, mandates, Data Link Issues, Data Comm, and benefits of enhanced flight vision systems.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Afternoon refreshments, including soft drinks, coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
International Stay Out of Jeopardy

Moderator: Shawn Scott, Scott IPC
Presenter: Phil Tyler, Scott IPC

This year’s game show will challenge your understanding of the issues comprising today’s environment for international operations. From the simple to the complex it is sure to be engaging.

6:00 – 8:30pm
Destination SFO

MER @ Terra Gallery
511 Harrison Street (at First Street)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Join your fellow attendees for an evening celebrating the vibrant culture of San Francisco. Enjoy the music, art, and culinary offerings that make SFO an international destination! With plenty of space to network both inside and out, live entertainment and experiences, this networking event will present an evening to remember! Transportation provided to/from the Hyatt Regency beginning at 5:50 p.m.; last bus return from venue at 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Daily Announcements

Moderator: Scott Harrold, Signature Flight Support

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Daily Weather Briefing

Moderator: Mike Wittman, EVO Jet Services
Presenter: Bradley Crosier, FlightSafety International

Each day, we will review the seasonal weather patterns and important related aviation weather hazards when operating in these regions. Then we will explore the reality of Climate Change focusing on changes to the weather patterns and aviation weather dynamics in these regions.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Paperless Cockpit, Electronic Plotting and Pre-Trip Technology

Moderator: Henry LeDuc, UAS
Presenters: James Albright, Code 7700; Dustin Duke, Anadarko Petroleum; Ryan Frankhouser, UAS; Steve Thorpe, Merck & Company

An in-depth overview of pre-trip technology, present and future scenario-based discussion of the paperless cockpit and insights and tips on electronic plotting.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Oceanic Errors – Don’t Be Led Astray!

Moderator: Mitch Launius, 30West IPT
Presenters: Guy Gribble, International Flight Resources; Chris Strand, International Pilot

Guy and Mitch take the stage and collaborate on explaining, in operational pilot terms, recent examples of actual business aviation aircraft loss of separation events in the North Atlantic. They will examine the links that lead to these events and how to trap and avoid them in your cockpit. They will be followed by an IOC favorite Chris Strand who will describe proven methods that can keep crews from falling prey to these errors.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break

Morning refreshments, including coffee and tea, are included in the conference registration fee.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Regional Review: North America and North Atlantic

Moderator: Keith Dixon, World Fuel Services
Presenters: Peter Bing, Sobeys; Mitch Launius, 30 West IP; Richard Weiss, World Fuel Services

US, Canadian and North Atlantic airspace remain the busiest business aviation airspace on the globe. With recently implemented and impending equipage deadlines, changes are constant along with a growing diversity of operations. This session will review the latest changes and discuss upcoming deadlines affecting business aviation.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

A boxed lunch is included in the registration fee.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ask the Experts

Moderator: Crystal Kubeczka, FlightSafety International
Presenters: IOC Session Speakers

This final session with speakers from the conference’s previous sessions will provide an opportunity to explore any remaining topics and delve deeper into specific areas of interest. This “don’t-miss” session ensures that this conference has answered all of your international questions.

2:30 p.m.
Conference Wrap Up

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