For the first time, NBAA-BACE will feature an Owner/Single-Pilot Pavilion at the outdoor aircraft display to bring together a key part of the business aviation community in a new way. More than just a place to gather, the pavilion will be the place for single-pilot operators to connect with their peers and engage with useful, relevant content designed specifically for this key part of the industry.

Located on the outdoor aircraft display at Henderson Airport, this air-conditioned pavilion will be open Oct. 12-13 during show hours and feature:

  • A showcase of owner pilot associations
  • Presentations from OEMs and suppliers
  • Networking opportunities
  • And more!

Presentation Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 12

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Textron Aviation: What Can the OEM Do for You?

Textron Aviation

As an OEM, Textron Aviation provides quality care and expertise through its comprehensive service network. Join Brian Rohloff, senior vice president of customer support, and Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of parts & programs, to learn how the global Textron Aviation team works together to provide expert support to owners and single-pilot aircraft.

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.

SmartSky Networks: The Next Evolution in Air-to-Ground (ATG) Connectivity

Smartsky Networks

SmartSky Networks is transforming the inflight WiFi experience for business aircraft owners and operators. By utilizing a high performance and low latency ATG network, innovative hardware and a flexible platform, SmartSky Networks offers an unmatched connection that delivers data at the pace of life. Join SmartSky Networks as they discuss the launch of the SmartSky Networks’ connectivity services and showcase how better connectivity can deliver an optimal flying experience. SmartSky Networks’ SmoothSky, powered by IATA Turbulence Aware, is the first live turbulence avoidance application for business aviation. From better turbulence awareness through real-time, data-driven reports to continuous route planning while flying, SmartSky Networks’ connectivity services will enable the best applications and services for single-pilot operators.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Daher: Combining Business and Flying – The Owner/Single-Pilot Life


This session will bring together Kodiak and TBM owners/single-pilots to share their experiences and tips for how they combine their flying activity with both business and private tasks. The session – moderated by The InfoWEST Group President and CEO Jeff Lenorovitz, an aviation writer and former international editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology – will underscore the growing importance of single-pilot owners in the business and general aviation sectors today.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

SierraTrax & JSSI: Empowering the Owner-Operator


Discover the power of SierraTrax and JSSI working in tandem to support every hour of your aircraft ownership, whether through affordable maintenance tracking solutions, stabilized aircraft operating costs for your maintenance budget, or expert tax advice to minimize your risk and exposure. Join Jason Talley, CEO of SierraTrax; Michael Winters, director, JSSI Hourly Cost Maintenance Programs, and Nel Stubbs, director, JSSI Consulting to learn how SierraTrax and JSSI advocate to empower you, the owner-operator.

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Briefing on the “Go Around Decision Making” Study and CJP Overview

CJP Safety Committee Chairman Charlie Precourt will discuss the ground-breaking CJP-Presage study “Go Around Decision Making,” which focuses on owner-operator single pilots of Citations with the goal of improving their operational safety. Precourt will explain the study’s process and its significance for the aviation industry. CJP Association and Safety & Education Foundation CEO Trent Corcia will provide an overview of the CJP association and foundation and their benefits for Citation owner-operators.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Embraer: Fly Solo with Ultimate Technology, Performance and Comfort


Embraer’s history of innovation, fueled by a passion for flight and vision to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation, has led to the creation of the most successful single-pilot jets of this century: the Phenoms. Join Ricardo Carvalhal, Embraer director of sales engineering, as he discusses the history, value pillars and latest updates to the industry-leading Phenom 100EV and best-selling Phenom 300E.

2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Pratt & Whitney Canada: Single-Pilot Turboprop Updates and Overview of the PT6 E-Series™ Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Join Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Manager, PT6 Turboprop, Owner Pilot Rob Winchcomb to hear the latest news and information about the single-pilot turboprop fleet, including operations and maintenance best practices that minimize costs and maximize owner experience. Winchcomb will also provide an overview of the PT6 E-Series™ engine, which is in service worldwide. The PT6 E-Series™ is the latest example of Pratt & Whitney’s dedication to safety, quality and reliability – the same focus that has made the PT6 the number one engine in general aviation.

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