Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023  |  Monday, Oct. 16, 2023
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023  |  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 |  Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Elevating Your Leadership, Versatility and Influence (Invitation Only) (Day 1 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenter:
Dr. Shari L. Frisinger

Is leadership an art? A science? A theory? Based on reality? As you have experienced, leadership is a hands-on set of shifting actions, while staying true to your values and your ethics. This two-day, invitation only course is designed to maximize discussions and the exchange of best practices, while adding new tools to your leadership toolbox. You can expect to stretch your thinking, see situations from a variety of perspectives and build upon questions to ask. You will learn how to avoid common performance plan pitfalls while fostering a strong and supportive safety culture.

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is available only to CAM Gold level members and NBAA Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40 Award recipients.

This course fulfills NBAA PDP Objectives Leadership L3 and L4.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Effective Teamwork and Strategic Goal Management (Day 1 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenters:
Bob Hobbi, ServiceElements
Lisa Archambeau, CAM, ServiceElements
Tim Collins, ServiceElements

Want to sharpen your leadership skills and be a part of a high-performing team that people hate to leave and others seek to join? Would more effective communication improve your team’s ability to provide outstanding service to your customers, users and passengers? This two-day, highly interactive workshop is designed for all levels of experience within the business aviation community. Participants will leave with tools, skills, knowledge and action items that they can immediately begin to use in their organization.

This course meets NBAA PDP Business Management Objective BM4

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Aviation Leadership – Prepare Yourself for Takeoff (Day 1 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenter:
Scott Moore, CAM, Moore Life Leadership

This two-day course teaches the fundamentals of leadership, providing the tools to become an effective leader in the aviation department and in the company as a whole. This workshop builds on the topics of values-based leadership, leading with a vision and leadership for success. The course is interactive, allowing attendees to practice and develop the necessary skills. You will leave this course with tangible takeaways that will help you become a better leader.

This course meets NBAA PDP Leadership Objectives L1, L2 and L3.

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference (Day 1 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

The Tax Conference attracts nearly 300 aviation attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, CFOs, aircraft owners and business aviation professionals to connect with and hear directly from industry experts about the latest tax, regulatory and risk management planning strategies.

This conference is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Elevating Your Leadership, Versatility and Influence (Invitation Only) (Day 2 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenter:
Dr. Shari L. Frisinger

Is leadership an art? A science? A theory? Based on reality? As you have experienced, leadership is a hands-on set of shifting actions, while staying true to your values and your ethics. This two-day, invitation only course is designed to maximize discussions and the exchange of best practices, while adding new tools to your leadership toolbox. You can expect to stretch your thinking, see situations from a variety of perspectives and build upon questions to ask. You will learn how to avoid common performance plan pitfalls while fostering a strong and supportive safety culture.

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is available only to CAM Gold level members and NBAA Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40 Award recipients.

This course fulfills NBAA PDP Objectives Leadership L3 and L4.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Effective Teamwork and Strategic Goal Management (Day 2 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenters:
Bob Hobbi, ServiceElements
Lisa Archambeau, CAM, ServiceElements
Tim Collins, ServiceElements

Want to sharpen your leadership skills and be a part of a high-performing team that people hate to leave and others seek to join? Would more effective communication improve your team’s ability to provide outstanding service to your customers, users and passengers? This two-day, highly interactive workshop is designed for all levels of experience within the business aviation community. Participants will leave with tools, skills, knowledge and action items that they can immediately begin to use in their organization.

This course meets NBAA PDP Business Management Objective BM4

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Aviation Leadership – Prepare Yourself for Takeoff (Day 2 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenter:
Scott Moore, CAM, Moore Life Leadership

This two-day course teaches the fundamentals of leadership, providing the tools to become an effective leader in the aviation department and in the company as a whole. This workshop builds on the topics of values-based leadership, leading with a vision and leadership for success. The course is interactive, allowing attendees to practice and develop the necessary skills. You will leave this course with tangible takeaways that will help you become a better leader.

This course meets NBAA PDP Leadership Objectives L1, L2 and L3.

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: HR in the Corporate Flight Department

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

Presenter:
Kali Hague, Esq, JetLaw LLC
Kent S. Jackson, JetLaw LLC

Hiring, retaining and developing flight department teams has never been more challenging. This course is designed to bring flight departments and their corporate HR partners together to discuss wide-ranging issues that many operators are facing. This course is for corporate flight department managers and senior employees; human resource directors and employees wanting to learn more about aviation’s impact on HR; managers and senior employees at aircraft management companies; and anyone wanting to improve their management skills.

This course meets NBAA PDP Human Resources HR1, HR3, HR5 and HR7.

Registration for this course includes full registration to NBAA-BACE.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2023 NBAA Single-Pilot Safety Standdown

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Effective single-pilot risk management is key to safe single-pilot business aviation operations. The 2023 Single-Pilot Safety Standdown will illuminate the hazards that specifically affect single pilot operators, assess the associated risks and discuss actionable mitigations to equip you with practical solutions that ensure positive outcomes.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference (Day 2 of 2)

Location: Resorts World Las Vegas

The Tax Conference attracts nearly 300 aviation attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, CFOs, aircraft owners and business aviation professionals to connect with and hear directly from industry experts about the latest tax, regulatory and risk management planning strategies.

This conference is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Access Committee Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N237

12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

Perspectives on a Landmark Year for Industry – From Washington to Wall Street (Invitation Only)

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

It’s been a noteworthy year in business aviation: in Washington, the House of Representatives has passed an historic FAA bill, and in the industry, companies and business models are quickly emerging and evolving. Join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen for this luncheon featuring a panel of House aviation leaders for a view from Congress, and noted market analysts with perspectives and predictions.

1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Local and Regional Group Committee Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N231

The NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee welcomes all current and past committee members, as well as anyone interested in becoming a committee member. The committee’s focus is on working with business aviation local and regional groups across the country and being a conduit to the sharing of the groups’ best practices.

1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N234

The S&D committee meets each year at NBAA-BACE for one last touch point in the planning process. For those interested in joining the committee, come meet the current committee members and hear about the exciting projects we have planned for next year’s conference!

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NBAA/FAA Flight Plan Summit

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N243

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Flight Attendant Lead/Manager Forum

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N253

This pre-convention forum – open to in-flight managers and lead flight attendants – will focus on sharing solutions to common departmental issues and workload difficulties, as well as strategies to improve performance. The forum will feature an open discussion and information exchange, so bring your questions and industry-related tips to share with your peers. There is a $75 dollar fee for this forum, which can be added during the registration process.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N235

The Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) provides guidance to aviation department managers in the NBAA membership. The committee’s advisory materials and management programs provide information on management trends; techniques and skills in the development of departmental objectives; policies, standards and planning; organization and administration; personnel selection and retention, training and education; fiscal control and evaluation; and operational evaluation.

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

News Conference to Welcome NBAA-BACE

Location: NBAA-BACE Aircraft Display, Henderson Executive Airport

Clark County board members, aviation officials and area business leaders will hold a news conference at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) on Monday, Oct. 16, to welcome the return of the world’s largest business aviation convention to Las Vegas, and highlight the partnership between local leaders and show organizers, focused on economic investment and sustainability.

2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

2023 Small Operator Symposium

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N250

Held on Monday, Oct. 16, in conjunction with 2023 NBAA-BACE, the Small Operator Symposium is a half-day event focused on small flight department management and operations.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

CAM Annual Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N242

The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board will hold its annual meeting at 2023 NBAA-BACE. All CAMs are encouraged to attend this open meeting to learn more about the status and future of the CAM program.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA Safety Committee Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N260

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

NBAA-BACE Media Kickoff Breakfast (Invitation Only)

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

As the debate over climate change intensifies, business aviation increasingly finds itself in the crosshairs. At the breakfast, the leaders from NBAA and GAMA will discuss the industry’s plan to unify and mobilize behind a message that sets the record straight on business aviation’s sustainability leadership.

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

NBAA-BACE Day 1 Keynote

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth N4

The convention’s first keynote session to open the show will welcome dynamic speakers who are leaders in business and life. The keynote will feature Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, the husband-wife team recognized as international tennis superstars, respected entrepreneurs and philanthropic champions, as well as Jared Isaacman, the accomplished aviator best known as commander of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Aircraft Display Open

Location: Henderson Executive Airport

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Halls & Indoor Aircraft Display Open

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..

Flight Attendant and Flight Technician Meetup

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

Mingle with the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee and connect with fellow flight attendants and flight technicians.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Career Track of a Scheduler/Dispatcher

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Gary Martin, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc
Kayla Mickler, The Dow Chemical Company
Kody Bjork, Clay Lacy
Amanda Lambdin, Jet Logistics

The business aviation scheduler and dispatcher is, for many, the most rewarding industry profession, serving as the lynchpin of a flight-support team. That said, the job often involves a unique skill set based on certifications, selective networking, management, proficiency with various technologies, time management and other assets. This panel of industry veterans will help you create a career flight plan and measure your progress.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Air Charter Brokers & Part 295: Five Years Later

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Jason Maddux, Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC
Dayton Lehman, Capitol Business Solutions Inc.
Richard Zaher, Paramount Business Jets

Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued Part 295, the rules governing air charter brokers. Take a look at positives and negatives that have arisen, including, broker sentiment on rule constraints, the effectiveness of the rule in solving long-standing issues and current concerns brokers are facing. Learn how brokers will continue to be impacted by Part 295 in the future.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Build Better Professional and Personal Networks

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Ian Lumpp, Polaris Aero
Adam Hartley, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc
Jessica McClintock, FuelerLinx
Brad Elliott, AssuredPartners
Sophia Beale, Aero Centers
Joe Peebles, JP Aerotechnics
Tressa Mattingly, NBAA

Advancing your career and passion for aviation is far different today than it was pre-COVID. Learn how to leverage social media channels and get the most out of in-person events to grow your personal network and solidify yourself as a leader in business aviation in a post-COVID world. This session will feature a panel of influential leaders from NBAA’s YoPro Council and aviation legends, led by NBAA’s own social media expert.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

YoPros Driving Environmental Change

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Moderator: Maureen Gautier, EBAA

Panelists:
Erik Lindbergh, Lindbergh Foundation
Kennedy Ricci, 4Air
Stafford Sheehan, Air Company
Grace Toale, Textron Aviation

It’s clear that there isn’t a silver bullet to tackle the myriad challenges associated with decarbonizing the aviation industry; in order to meet industry environmental goals, we need solutions from many angles, including ideas from many stakeholders representing many generations. This panel will bring together Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPros) from throughout the aviation sector to speak about the role they play in moving our industry to the next level.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ForeFlight’s Integrated Solution for Business Aviation

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N218

Presenter: Henrik Hansen, ForeFlight

With the leading integrated flight app for pilots, a next-generation collaborative planning product for flight planners, integrated and dependable runway analysis calculations, a highly-automated tankering product, and industry-leading Jeppesen charts at pilots’ fingertips, ForeFlight is truly bringing it all together for business aviation. This presentation will provide an overview of all of ForeFlight’s major products and capabilities for flight departments, and demonstrate how they synergize with each other to make your operation more efficient.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

NBAA-BACE Newsmakers Luncheon: Electric Aircraft Take Flight (Invitation Only)

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

A revolution is taking place in aviation propulsion: hybrid and electric propulsion will power tomorrow’s airplanes, and several pioneering companies are leading the way. Visionaries in propulsion will discuss the future of hybrid and electric flight.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Volocopter Demo Flight

Location: Aircraft Display, Henderson Executive Airport

Volocopter will conduct test flights of its two-seat, zero-emission, electric 2X air taxi (weather and environmental conditions permitting).

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

High-Quality Short Flight Catering

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Paula Kraft, DaVinci Inflight Training Institute
Tamara Collum, DaVinci Inflight Training Institute

Learn innovative ways to accomplish a high-quality in-flight meal service on short duration flights, while still allowing clients to conduct business and remain productive. Discuss and share new approaches with busy high-level clients in regard to presentation, service flow, offering the latest healthy trends, and pairings that work well in these scenarios.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Aircraft Valuation: Changing Values in a Changing Market

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N259

Presenters:
JoAnne Arruda, ASA, AircraftPost Inc
Chris Reynolds, ASA, Aircraft Bluebook
Jeff Dorrough, ASA, Mente Group
Don Dwyer, Guardian Jet
Brad Harris, Dallas Jet International, LP
Johnnie White, American Society of Appraisers

The aircraft valuation market is constantly evolving. Knowledge and understanding of emerging trends and their potential impact on the market is essential for aircraft owners, operators and investors to make informed decisions. Exploring the impact of these trends on aircraft valuation practices can help you stay ahead in the ever-changing aircraft valuation market. Whether you’re an aircraft owner, operator or investor, keeping up with aircraft valuation market trends is essential to optimize the value of your aircraft. Our expert panel of leading aircraft brokers and appraisers will discuss emerging trends and their impact on aircraft valuation, and will show you how you can evaluate aircraft based on their condition, maintenance history and market trends. They’ll also explain how to optimize aircraft value through proper maintenance, upgrades to include the latest in avionics, engines and other modern technology, and market-positioning strategies.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Out of Sight: Beyond Line of Vision Drone Use Takes Flight

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Rob Knochenhauer, Censys Technologies Corporation
Josh Olds, USI
William Lovett, Phoenix Air Unmanned, LLC
Calvin Rieb, Cargill

In 2016, Part 107 was released and it greatly simplified the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – or drones – for commercial purposes. However, obtaining approvals for drones using beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) rules, which are outside Part 107 requirements, has proven a persistent challenge. This panel gathers experts with years’ experience in collaborating with the FAA to address unique considerations for drone operators across the U.S. Join us to discuss how safety cases have been developed and accepted by the FAA. Experts will also share insights to help aviation organizations find a clearer pathway to approvals for complex operations that leverage both crewed and uncrewed aircraft for drone missions.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Caregivers and the Aviation Workforce: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Jessica Webster, Hera Aviation Group
Christopher Raskob, MBA, FAA ATP, Cummins, Inc.

Caregivers are an important, yet often-overlooked group in the aviation diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) movement. Caregivers contribute significantly to an inclusive and diverse workforce, and are key to the industry’s ability to address problems, adapt to changing circumstances and grow the workforce. Discover the current state of caregivers in the industry, and learn ways to retain and support caregivers by creating individual and organizational change that diversifies your workforce, modernizes systems and drives results. This distinguished panel will help participants stay at the forefront of the caregiver conversation and redefine business operations and strategy to ensure this cohort is represented now and in the future.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Formulating, Implementing and Refining SMS Policies for Your Operation

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Moderator: Ben Kohler, Pfizer Aviation

Presenters:
Benjamin Berman, K&R Aviation, LLC dba OpenAir
Jim Hosey, IAI, LLC
Larry Karpurk, Salt River Project
Michelle Knoll, Pfizer Aviation

In this safety management system (SMS) policy session, we will explore how single-pilot and multi-pilot flight operators are formulating, implementing and refining policies in their worlds. We will start out by explaining the relationships between laws, rules, regulations and policies. We’ll show where there is overlap only when necessary, and how policies are used to reflect the individual cultures of your department and not force you into a structure that is not suited to your size and type of operations.

This session is part of the 2023 NBAA National Safety Forum.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

What the Heck is ‘Book and Claim?’

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Presenters:
Nancy Bsales, 4Air
Madison Carroll, CoSAFA

It’s clear to most people working in the environmental sustainability space that SAF will be a major tool in our decarbonization toolbox. It’s additionally clear that book and claim (B&C) will be a big part of that for the foreseeable future. However, few people truly understand what book and claim is, and even those who do understand the basics recognize that B&C has challenges that need to be overcome. Come hear B&C explained from industry experts, and learn what the Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accountability (CoSAFA) is doing to remove barriers to the growth of the concept, and bring your good questions about how you can help make this important concept an everyday reality.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Elevating Aviation Safety for Pre- and Post-Flight Operations?

ForeFlightSponsored Thought Leadership Session by ForeFlight

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 3, Booth C10144

Join us as we spotlight the safety benefits of pre- and post-flight technologies such as Runway Analysis and Flight Data Analysis, and learn how you can elevate your decision-making and operational safety using such tools. In this session, you’ll hear from Citation Jet Pilots’ Charlie Precourt and other industry leaders on the transformative potential of these integrated safety products, including how CJP is already leveraging them to reduce runway mishaps as part of their “Safe to Land” initiative, as well as the use of ForeFlight’s Flight Data Analysis product to provide pilot-oriented flight feedback and insights into fleet-wide trends.

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NBAA Local & Regional Group Networking

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

Are you interested in engaging at a grassroots level within your area, state or region? Would you like to start a new local business aviation group, or become involved with an existing group in your area? Join members of the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee, including leaders and members from all over the country, at this informal networking event.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NBAA Coffee Social

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth N1834

Come enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up while you network with fellow business aviation professionals and learn how NBAA membership can help make your business even more successful!

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In-Flight Lithium-Ion Battery Fires: 2023 Edition

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Ben Supko, FAA
Ross Faith, Spectrum FX
Paulo Alves, M.D., MSc, FAsMA, MedAire, an International SOS Company

As events involving lithium-ion-powered devices are becoming more common during flights, crews must be prepared. Explore real life examples, discuss the latest research and statistics covering what exactly makes these types of fires unique, and delve into some common misconceptions on fighting these fires. Learn about the types and degree of injuries that could be expected, should an incident occur on your aircraft.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Technology at the Center of Safety: A Business Aviation Perspective

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N259

Presenters:
Ryan Frankhouser, Prime Trip Support
Iain Ronis, SKYTRAC

While business aircraft are widely used for a variety of mission-critical operations, these essential flights often feature a level of complexity that requires analysis, preventative management and data security. There is no shortage of technologies in the market today that can help flight departments make safe, reliable and efficient decisions. This session will explore how technologies can help flight crews plan and make smart decisions during all phases of flight, including pre-planning, enroute and post-flight activities. In addition, we will discuss keeping the data flowing through these technologies safe, secure and compliant. Dive into contrasting cutting-edge and user-oriented software and technologies used to enhance the overall experience and learn how the timely delivery of critical information can impact business aviation operational safety and efficiency.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

International Airspace Restrictions in an Increasingly Complex World

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Nat Iyengar, Jet Aviation
Chad Patnode, Pfizer Inc
Nathan Shelley, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
Jean-Michel Sicaud, Boeing
Frank Raymond, Part 91 Operator

It’s nearly impossible for some flight departments to plan complex flight routes and crew scheduling with multiple geopolitical conflicts, sanctioned countries, do-not-fly zones, ATC labor issues, work stoppages and other issues affecting business aviation. Learn how operators and planners are coping with restrictions and hear their best-practices for successful mission planning.This diverse panel will feature an active dispatcher, scheduler, pilot and planner, who will share their proven solutions for operations in an often complicated global aviation environment.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Charting the Flight Path Forward: What Lies Ahead for Part 135

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Ben van Niekerk, GrandView Aviation
Jessica Naor, FlyVizor
Kent Jackson, JetLaw LLC
Ben Berman, OpenAir
Tim Shoenauer, CAE

Embark on a comprehensive educational journey as we delve into the major topics shaping Part 135 charter operations. This engaging session is tailored for aviation professionals, pilots and industry enthusiasts seeking to gain in-depth knowledge and practical insights into the critical areas of pilot record database requirements, crew and duty rest, pilot training and safety management systems. Join our panel of experts as they provide a thorough examination of each topic, shedding light on the latest regulations, challenges and best practices in these and other areas.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Strategies for Ensuring Your Succession Plan is a Success

Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 3, Booth C10144

Presenters:
Sheryl Barden, CAM, Aviation Personnel International
Gregory Burris, Masco Corporation
Kimm Kissh, AbbVie
Kirk Mies, AbbVie
Alison Wynne, Brown & Brown

One way for flight department leaders to develop a long-term strategy for business continuity and consistency is to recruit pilots with lower flight times. This session will provide strategies on how to develop younger pilots to create a succession plan, informed by missteps, lessons learned and positive outcomes achieved. Gain tips on developing a job description, negotiating with aviation insurance underwriters for pilot approval, creating a transparent career progression map with key performance indicators and implementing a robust onboarding process that includes a documented mentorship program. Walk away with a defined checklist to ensure your team proactively addresses potential concerns and issues.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

What’s on Your Mind, Literally? Mental Health & Wellness in Aviation

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Moderator: Lee Rafalko, Corteva Agriscience

Presenters:
Dr. Penny Giovanetti, FAA
Dr. Quay Snyder, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
Greg Farley, Deere & Company Aviation
Jeff Wofford, Flying W Aviation, LLC
Mark Larsen, NBAA

Whether it is a rare occurrence or a lifelong struggle, everyone will face some form of mental health challenge that affects their performance in a safety-sensitive role. For pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, fuelers and others – life happens. In this presentation, industry leaders and subject matter experts will provide an overview of the medical and regulatory landscape, both today and in the coming years, and offer insights into factors an operator should consider when incorporating mental health and wellness into their overall risk management.

This session is part of the 2023 NBAA National Safety Forum.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Promise of eVTOL Technology for Business Aviation

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Moderator: Robin Reidel, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panelists:
Billy Nolen, Former FAA Administrator (Acting) / Chief Safety Officer, Archer
Dan Dalton, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Wisk
Dan Elwell, President, Elwell & Associates, LLC
Oliver Reinhardt, Chief Officer Risk & Certification, Volocopter
Tim Arel, Chief Operating Officer, FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO)

The promise of aviation carbon reduction through advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies is real, with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft being tested and drawing closer to certification, and demonstration flights planned for a number of high-profile events in 2024. Join NBAA in the Innovation Zone for a moderated discussion among leaders in the AAM sector.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Schedulers & Dispatchers Meetup

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

Join members of the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee for an informal Q&A session focusing on professional development and community engagement within business aviation. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet committee members and get a sneak peek of the 2024 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers conference and more!

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Your Airport, Your Asset: Navigating Access Challenges

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Gabriel Andino, MBA, Avports – Teterboro Airport
Jol Silversmith, J.D., KMA Zuckert LLC
Clara Bennett, Boca Raton Airport
Benjamin Clendaniel, Delaware River & Bay Authority
Jeff Kohlman, Aviation Management Consulting Group

Presented by the NBAA Access Committee, which focuses on protecting access to the nation’s system of airports and airspace, this session will focus on regulations and political developments affecting business aviation at the federal, state and local levels. The session will feature four presentations to provide the business aviation community with timely updates and guidance on legal issues, engaging with airport neighbors, best practices for leasing hangar space at airports and navigating TFRs.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Top Ten Things Owners Should Know When Registering Aircraft With the FAA

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N259

Presenters:
Scott D. McCreary, Juris Doctor, McAfee & Taft, A Professional Corporation
David T. Norton, Juris Doctor, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

The proper registration of your aircraft is critical to compliance with legal, regulatory, tax and other authorities. In this session, experts will address 10 questions most often asked when listing an aircraft with the FAA Aircraft Registry. How do you register an aircraft with the FAA and how has the FAA CARES program changed that process? Why is registration important? Who qualifies to register an aircraft? What is a “citizen of the United States,” for purposes of registering? What is “Based and Primarily Used Registration,” and why would you use it? Can aircraft be registered under trusts or in the name of trustees? What are the defined responsibilities of a registered owner? Should a lessee or lender care if an aircraft is properly registered with the FAA? What are the potential fines/penalties if the registration is invalid? How do I cancel U.S. registration and is this the same as exporting an aircraft?

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Organizational and Employee Health for Longevity and Profitability

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Sarah Kalmeta, Pivot Point International
Rene Banglesdorf, The Aviation Collective

Improving personal health initiatives is good for your people and your bottom line. Companies that take concrete actions to address health concerns can deliver powerful results, but a focused approach is the key to success. Working on a shared wellness mindset, engaging all levels of the team and regularly checking for alignment are imperatives. Whether you’re a leader or part of a team, you all have a role to play. Aviation is full of passion, and in order to keep that spark alive, we must all take action to create healthy work environments. A panel of experts will show you how to focus on nine critical factors for reaching positive wellness outcomes: direction; innovation and learning; leadership; coordination and control capabilities; motivation; work environment; accountability; and external orientation.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet the Regulators

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Brian Koester, CAM, NBAA
Scott McLellan, FAA
Wes Mooty, FAA
Chris Morris, FAA
Matt Porter, FAA
Scott Proudfoot, FAA

This highly popular session is your opportunity to hear about the policies that impact business aircraft operations directly from the government leader who set them. Get insightful perspectives on their thinking and make your voice heard.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Evolution of the Post-COVID Flight Department

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 3, Booth C10144

Presenters:
Don Dwyer, Guardian Jet
Craig R. Olson, CAM, Starbucks
John Witzig, Pfizer
John Gale, PhD, MSPR, MBA, CAM, American Express
Steve Ohnstede, Richardson Aviation

Business aviation has experienced a remarkable, post-COVID comeback, often driven by flight department innovations that have ensured operations can meet demands on accelerated timelines. Learn how flight department leaders are managing their operations differently and how they are responding to new challenges in this high-tempo environment. Join C-suite aviation executives as they discuss their own departments’ evolutions. Topics will include engaging clients with deeper experiences; mitigation of issues with pilot training; supply and demand of parts and resources; recruiting and retention tools for company executives; bringing work/life balance to scheduling; managing health, safety and security for your travelers and crew; solidifying executive alignment; and succession planning.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SAF Game Show

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Air CompanyPrizes provided by Air Company

Host: Jessica McClintock

Presenters:
Steve Csonka, CAAFI
Keith Sawyer, AvFuel

So you think you know everything about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)? Fantastic! Come test your knowledge as industry experts lead the hottest game show on the 2023 NBAA-BACE show floor.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

YoPro Networking Reception & Helpy Hour

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

The NBAA YoPro Council and CAM Governing Board invite NBAA-BACE attendees to the annual YoPro Networking Reception & Helpy Hour. Join for an evening of light refreshments, live art, and the opportunity to engage with the community in a fun, lively and interactive experience. The night will also be complete with a service project for Clean the World, where attendees can help put together hygiene kits that will be distributed to those in need throughout the local community in the Las Vegas area. Stop by to give back and build new connections!

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Aircraft Display Open

Location: Henderson Executive Airport

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Halls & Indoor Aircraft Display Open

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

NBAA-BACE Day 2 Keynote

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center

Hear from Daymond John, trailblazing business founder, investor and storied “Shark Tank” television personality, as well as Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, retired), the history-making first female Thunderbird pilot.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Volocopter Demo Flight

Location: Aircraft Display, Henderson Executive Airport

Volocopter will conduct test flights of its two-seat, zero-emission, electric 2X air taxi (weather and environmental conditions permitting).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Aviation Week Network Market Analysis LIVE! Trends Driving the Future of Business Aviation, What’s in Store?

Aviation Week NetworkSponsored Thought Leadership Session by Aviation Week Network

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 3, Booth C10144

Moderator: Molly McMillin, Editor-In-Chief, The Weekly of Business Aviation

Panelists:
Brian Kough, Senior Director, Forecasts & Aerospace Insights
Guy Norris, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network
Chris Reynolds, Senior Manager, Business Aircraft Valuations, Aircraft Bluebook

Recent abrupt trend changes in used prices, utilization, OEM backlogs and lack of maintenance availability are in the works. What important market factors are driving these and other dynamics impacting the look of the future fleet and aftermarket? Where do these trends lead us into the future?

Meet Aviation Week Network’s panel of experts, listen in as they review the crucial performance factors driving the market today, and discover their views on the emerging trends pushing the future. Hear about recent used aircraft values and their impact to the market ecosystem and what this means for financiers and others. See the nuances in utilization trends, future delivery projections and technology trends. Hear about the latest forecast predictions, how the MRO aftermarket (worth $125 billion) is expected to react to these various changes along with impacts from new technology and sustainability issues. Learn where the business market is going and what this means for your future strategy!

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sustainability, Safety, Aircraft Values and Comfort: How a Certified Pre-Owned Program Addresses All and More

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Presented by Bombardier

Panelists:
Marc Ayala, Senior Director, Business and Regional Avionics Sales, Collins Aerospace
Kurt Edwards, Director General, International Business Aviation Council
Amod Kelkar, Chief Commercial Officer Vice President, Customer Service, Honda Aircraft Company
Rollie Vincent, Creator/Director, JETNET iQ
Joe Zulueta, President, Aeronautical Systems

Purchasing a certified pre-owned aircraft is not only a strategic decision for many business aviation operators, it’s also a key enabler for sustainable stewardship. So, how does buying a certified pre-owned aircraft move the sustainability needle? And how can it enhance aviation safety at your operation? Join key industry leaders as we answer these important questions and discuss how buying a certified pre-owned aircraft can contribute to your organization’s overall sustainability commitment. We’ll also reveal how technological upgrades and product enhancements impact the residual values of your aircraft and present how these efforts can combat early obsolescence of your key flying assets. The discussion will also delve into other tangible pre-owned aircraft-related topics such as market size, future growth forecast and much more. Join us and our expert certified pre-owned panel as we discuss everything CPO!

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Next Chapter: The Future of Aviation is Sustainable

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Moderator: Chris Proudlove, Global Aerospace, Inc.

Panelists:
Jon Hanlon, Zipline
Calvin Rieb, Cargill
Kevin McDonald, Guardian Agriculture
Will Wheeler, Phoenix Air Unmanned

The economic, environmental, health, societal and safety benefits associated with the application of drone technologies are starting to be experienced in the United States and across the globe. We’ve seen an incredible utilization of these systems being used for a myriad of missions, from aerial surveillance and pipeline patrol to cinematography and infrastructure surveillance and analysis. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the ways business aviation is taking advantage of innovative and emerging technologies, while reducing carbon emissions and contributing to the overall sustainability footprint.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ForeFlight New & Notable: Oceanic Plotting, Fleet Tracking & More

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N218

Presenter: Kelsey Pittman, ForeFlight

See what a truly integrated flight planning solution can do for your operation with all the tools you need in one place. ForeFlight Dispatch combines advanced global flight planning, runway performance and weight and balance calculations, optimized fuel tankering, and much more in a single, seamless, highly-automated solution, plus a tight integration with Jeppesen’s International Trip Planning Service for a frictionless trip support experience. Your flight planners will wonder how they managed without it.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2023 Intern Meetup

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

Calling all business aviation interns! Gather with others who had a recent business aviation internship. Connect with those pursuing future internship opportunities. Share your unique experiences and learn about NBAA efforts to create a network of intern alumni to help them connect with each other and potential employers.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

NBAA-BACE Newsmakers Luncheon: Business Aviation is Climbing Fast on Sustainability (Invitation Only)

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

The industry’s plan for achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is driving new kinds of innovation and action. A panel of government and industry leaders will discuss how the industry’s sustainability leadership is changing business aviation, on the ground and in the air.

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

CAM Q&A with the CAM Governing Board

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

At this Q&A session, learn how to qualify and earn the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) certification. CAM Governing Board directors will be available to meet with you one-on-one. Current CAMs are invited to network with potential candidates and explain their path to certification.

12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maintenance Competition

Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, C6725

Come witness the talented college students from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance go head-to-head in an exciting competition. They’re racing against the clock to conquer a series of challenging maintenance tasks.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Aircraft Leasing Regulations: Avoiding Illegal Charters

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N259

Presenters:
Greg Reigel, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
David T. Norton, JD, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Get tips on how to properly structure an aircraft dry lease under FAA’s Parts 91, 121 or 135 to maximize use of your aircraft and minimize expenses. Learn how to avoid extra fees and excise taxes; improper structuring; incorrect documentation; and operations outside of the lease that may require a Part 135 certificate. Gain details on the various FAA rules that have a significant impact on how businesses or individuals can utilize business aircraft, as well as how counsel can properly structure Part 91 dry leasing arrangements. Then, dive into the FAA’s recent investigations into illegal charter activities. Learn how the FAA probes into illegal charter operations and pursues enforcement action, and how to assist clients who may be subject to investigation by the FAA or enforcement action for illegal charter operations.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Avoiding Hangry Passengers: Last-Minute Catering Solutions

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Greg den Herder, Abby’s Catering

Hear from catering experts on how to quickly implement a catering recovery plan when extenuating circumstances require the need for adaptability and quick thinking. Our presenters will share common products easily purchased – both domestically and internationally – that provide multiple options for planning, preparation and presentation of on-the-spot meals. The discussion will include on-board pantry items to consider, how to create your own “emergency shopping list,” as well as ways to enhance and improve even the most basic store-bought foods.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cash Crunch: Resetting the Salary Bar

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Dr. Christopher Broyhill, CAM, The AirComp Calculator
Lisa Borrayo, Aviation Personnel International
Steve Ohmstede, Richardson Aviation
Kellie Rittenhouse, CAM, Hangar Management

The global pilot shortage has driven up wages for crew members to unprecedented amounts, impacting both commercial and business aviation. The “open checkbooks” that the major carriers are often using to court talent is having serious repercussions for the business aviation sector. Flight departments are struggling to keep up with new salary norms, and many times, higher salaries for new hires create rifts between existing crew members, management and HR. This session will help flight department managers, HR personnel, existing pilots and jobseekers identify current industry trends, prepare for them, and make smart hiring and negotiating decisions. We will also discuss the sustainability of current compensation trends, potential future implications and the potential market rebalancing.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Effective Use of Safety Data in Your SMS

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Moderater: Jeff Mittelman, Mittelman Aviation Solutions

Presenters:
Carl Bennett, Priester/Mayo Aviation
Garry Melia, MassMutual
Frank Raymond, Part 91 Operator

An effective SMS is dependent on the collection and analysis of safety data to identify operational risks and hazards, and then proactively mitigate and monitor those risks. This panel of Part 91 and 135 operators will discuss their use of safety data within an SMS, including the benefits and challenges they have encountered.

This session is part of the 2023 NBAA National Safety Forum.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

How is Environmental Policy Impacting You?

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Moderator: Kurt Edwards, IBAC

Panelists:
Scott Lewis, World Energy
Adam Hartley, Universal Weather
Ellen Urell, Walgreens

Historically, there have been two types of policy approaches to address industry changes: incentive-based policies and penalty-based requirements. The world of aviation environmental sustainability is no different, and it’s a challenge navigating the variety of programs that impact business aviation. Hear industry experts discuss everything from the SAF Blenders Tax credit to EU-ETS, and how it affects you and your operation.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Making Sense of the Evolving Drone and AAM Regulatory Landscape

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Jon Damush, Iris Automatons, Inc
Charlton Evans, End State Solutions
Jon Hanlon, Zipline
Paul McDuffee, Supernal
Jeffrey Vincent, FAA

The pace of change in air mobility is quick as ever, as reflected in the regulatory environment. The FAA is working simultaneously on a special blueprint for rolling out advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles and new Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFAR) for AAM operations. Meanwhile, the agency is also rolling out new requirements for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations and other standards for drone operations. Join this panel discussion presented by the NBAA Emerging Tech Committee to explore this emerging landscape and understand its impact for your operations.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA Career Fair

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, NBAA Career Fair, Booth C8342

As an extension of the NBAA Career Center, a leading online career resource for business aviation professionals and employers, NBAA is hosting its inaugural Career Fair to allow employers to meet face-to-face with the industry’s best and brightest. The Career Fair is designed as a networking platform and a chance for job seekers to learn more about the career opportunities that are available in the industry and are often unique to it. The event is open at no additional cost to all registered attendees who are searching for a new job or career in business aviation.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

International Operators – Ask the Experts

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

Join members of NBAA’s International Operator Committee for a Q&A with a panel of technical experts. This don’t-miss session ensures you will leave Las Vegas with answers to all of your international questions.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Technology Challenges & Opportunities of the Air Charter Industry

AvinodeSponsored Thought Leadership Session by Avinode

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 3, Booth C10144

Presenter: Per Marthinsson, Chief Revenue Officer, Avinode Group

Twenty years ago, Avinode had the vision to help digitize business aviation and build a tool that would help professionals excel. A lot has happened since then. In this session, a panel from the Avinode Group will share some insights and thoughts on how we, together as an industry, can improve to match what is expected from our industry in the years to come.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting of Members

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N243

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ForeFlight Dispatch: Optimizing Integrated Flight Planning for your Operation

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N218

Presenter: Daniel Dahl, ForeFlight

Get a close-up look at ForeFlight’s next-generation Active Navlog and Oceanic Plotting products in this exclusive preview. Available now, Active Navlog combines powerful logging automations with seamless integrations with ForeFlight Dispatch and third-party systems for easy record-keeping. And coming soon, ForeFlight will build on Active Navlog to offer first-of-its-kind integrated Oceanic Plotting. Learn more about new Fleet Tracking capabilities and the benefits of incorporating Flight Data Analysis into your operations.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

GWBAA Meetup

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association would like to meet all NBAA-BACE attendees from the Washington, DC region. Stop by and talk with GWBAA leaders to learn more about upcoming GWBAA events and initiatives.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Confidently Make Decisions to Elevate Your Career

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Heidi Cole, Confidence in the Air

Be confident in the moment. Make aligned decisions from a position of empowerment. Learn the tools that will help you focus on your priorities. Walk away from this session able to identify non-negotiable items, center yourself for success, recover from negative situations and thrive.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

What’s Your Personal Flight Plan?

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N259

Presenters:
Tim Wade, Flexjet
Sam Scanlon, JSfirm
Hannah O’Malley Wolf, JetHQ
Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decoer, a JSSI Company
Ashley Garcia, NBAA

Discovering your career in business aviation involves exploring the multitude of diverse job opportunities that best align with your skills and interests. Experience the perspective of accomplished specialists in taxes, safety, aviation law and human resources by taking a mile-long stroll in their shoes as they unravel the fundamental aspects of their unique field of expertise. Discover your distinctive place in the realm of aviation, as we present an opportunity for young professionals and new entrants to the industry to explore a myriad of diverse niches within the realm of business aviation.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Culture Is a Competitive Advantage

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Jay Boykin, GoGo Business Aviation
Jennifer Pickerel, Aviation Personnel International

The Women in Aviation Advisory Board was created by the FAA to identify the cause of notably low numbers of women and underrepresented communities in the aviation industry. After two years of research, they identified a very specific culprit: culture. The culture of the aviation community is a barrier to attracting and retaining top talent. Join this session to learn specific, simple strategies to overcome cultural barriers in your organization and how to create change regardless of your position or title. Contemporary tactics and methodology will be shared and all opinions welcome. Key takeaways will be tactical in implementation and strategic in impact.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Local and Regional Group Success: Tips and Tools from the Pros

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Steve Bruneau, Polaris Aero
Eric Canup, Live Oak Bank
Dustin Cordier, OGARAJETS
Brig. Gen. Tim Cossalter, Minnesota Business Aviation Association
Kyle Eiserer, Airside FBO
Andrew Kiehl, Executive Jet Management

Join a panel discussion with the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee (LRGC) to discuss best practices in creating a regional business aviation group, event planning, membership management, sponsorships and scholarships. The LRGC’s goal is to encourage and support existing and prospective leadership for these groups.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

How a Small Flight Department SMS Can Make a Big Industry Impact! SMS Works!

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Moderator: Amanda Ferraro, Aviation Safety Solutions

Presenters:
Michael Ott, Phoenix Air Group

Choose Your Own Adventure – How a small flight department SMS can have a big impact. In this session, YOU will use SMS principles to respond to the actual circumstances faced recently by a small flight department. You will see how it all comes together to change your department, your OEM and even the FAA!

This session is part of the 2023 NBAA National Safety Forum.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Coffee With Controllers

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth N1834

NBAA’s Air Traffic Services team joins air traffic controllers from around the country to answer your air traffic and flow management questions. Talk one-on-one with a controller to break down complex operations and find out the keys to navigating challenging airspace areas.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Scaling eVTOL Flight, on the Ground and in the Air

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Panelists:
Paul Fontaine, FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen (Acting)
Paul Brooks, Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Americas, Skyport
Col. Tom Meagher, Division Chief, Air Force Test and Evaluation Programs and Policy/AFWERX Prime Senior Advisor Afwerx
Gonzalo Raomos, Head of Business Development, Overair
Matthew Broffman, Head of Partnerships and Public Affairs, Lilium

A comprehensive effort is underway to usher in a new era of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, involving plans for ground infrastructure, in-flight navigation, community perception and more. Industry leaders who are laying the groundwork for this exciting future in on-demand air mobility will discuss how the vision is taking shape.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Airports Coffee and Networking (By Invitation Only)

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N240

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Choose Aerospace: Developing Technician Career Pipelines

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255

Presenters:
Crystal Maguire, Aviation Technician Education Council
Joel English, Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Katie Johnson, West Star Aviation

A years-long initiative to create aviation maintenance technician curriculum for deployment in high school and community-based settings just wrapped its inaugural academic year. Get information on how to use classroom resources – developed in partnership with Part 147 aviation maintenance technician schools – to launch pathway programs in your own community and create workforce pipelines directly into careers in business aviation.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Truth is, Humans Lie… But, Numbers Don’t

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N259

Presenters:
Anthony Banome, Fontainebleau Aviation
Jeff Craig, jetCenters of Colorado
Jamie Muñoz, Galaxy FBO
Karen Rutowski, CAM, FBOLinx

Join us to discuss the importance of business analytics and acumen for FBOs. Learn about what data is important, not just for sustaining your business, but creating an operating model that thrives. Dive into numbers that matter and learn how to capitalize on them. Get tips on analytics tools that are available in the marketplace, and see how to leverage your strengths to set you apart from your competition.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Elevating Your Career: Conversations with NBAA 40 Under 40 Honorees

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 1, Booth C9744

Presenters:
Erin Coop, Base Operations, Page Field (KFMY)
Jamie Gibson, Flightess
Julia Harrington, Axis Jet
Cat Wren, Business Jet Center
Brian Ford, ACI Jet

How do young professionals stand out, earn respect and turn challenges into opportunities? This panel of current and past NBAA Young Professionals 40 Under 40 honorees will share personal experiences that helped shape their careers and launch them to the next level. Get tips on networking and professional development, as well as advice for overcoming workplace obstacles and generational differences. You won’t want to miss this lively conversation and Q&A.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Managing Aircraft into the Future: Actionable Strategies for Long-Term Success

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 2, Booth C9837

Presenters:
Sheryl Barden, CAM, Aviation Personnel International
David Dalpiaz, Jet Aviation
Sean Lee, The Coca-Cola Company
David G. Mayer, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
Andy Priester, Priester Aviation

Management companies and flight departments should deliver high-quality services, even as they cope with an array of challenges: pilot shortages coupled with increasing wages, supply chain disruptions, concerns about achieving environmental sustainability; safety management system development, and public perceptions about business aircraft use. But the reality is, these organizations are, in many ways, like other businesses that need to think and act strategically in finding, training and retaining flight crew and other team members, while addressing safety, security, sustainability and other priorities in the evolving workplace landscape. Join our panel of experts to learn how to achieve operational, workforce and organizational success in the years ahead.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Future is Now: How AI, Other Technologies Are Shaping Predictive Aircraft Maintenance

Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Learning Zone 3, Booth C10144

Presenters:
Thom Patterson, NBAA
Kevin Duffner, GE Aerospace
Chris Poliak, Executive Jet Management (EJM)
Elze Brunelle-Yueng, Bombardier
Kevin Ryan, Camp Systems

Newer business aircraft platforms generate vast amounts of maintenance-related data that enable technicians to monitor the status of critical components that operators count on every day. The shift from reactive maintenance to predictive maintenance to condition-based maintenance promises to improve efficiency, workflow and safety. Experts weigh in on what changes they’re already seeing now and what may be on the horizon.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

FACT vs. FICTION on Aviation Environmental Sustainability

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Innovation Zone, Booth N2635

Moderator: Stewart D’Leon, NBAA

Panelists:
Elise Fox, World Fuels
Puja Mahajan, Azzera
Alvadi Serpa Jr., Embraer

In today’s world, we are inundated with information, so it can be challenging to understand all the facts. Despite what is perceived by those outside our industry, business aviation means business when it comes to climate action. Innovation and ingenuity helped us cut our carbon emissions 40% over the past 40 years. Today, innovation remains central to our effort as we accelerate the flight to a zero-emission future. In this session, we will discuss the industry’s commitments, achievements to date and objectives in the years to come. Moreover, we’ll have an honest conversation about what is truly available to us in this effort.

This session is part of the 2023 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NTSB Case Study & Panel Discussion: Truckee Challenger Accident – Identifying the Safety Focus Through the Causal Factors

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Moderator: Michael Graham, NTSB

Presenters:
Todd Anguish, Flight Options
Jeffrey D. Baum, Wisconsin Aviation
D. Richard Meikle, FlightSafety International
Stephen Myers, Elite Jets
Scott Snow, CAE
Stephen Stein, NTSB

In 2021, a Challenger 605 crashed in Truckee, CA while circling to land that resulted in six fatalities. This accident, which was the result of an unstabilized approach, self-induced pressure, poor crew resource management and a lack of leadership, has captured the business aviation community’s attention. In this special event, collocated with the 2023 NBAA-BACE, NTSB Board Member Michael Graham will host a panel to discuss key safety topics and factors that contributed to the accident.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fund An Angel – Hosted By CAN

Location: Resorts World (Rose Terrace via the Conrad entrance)

Join the business aviation community to support the Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Fund an Angel will raise vital funds for CAN’s mission of transporting cancer patients to care on business aircraft. Participants may choose to bid, sponsor, donate an item to the silent auction or purchase tickets for the evening reception.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Aircraft Display Open

Location: Henderson Executive Airport

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Halls & Indoor Aircraft Display Open

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

NBAA Career Fair

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, NBAA Career Fair, Booth C8342

As an extension of the NBAA Career Center, a leading online career resource for business aviation professionals and employers, NBAA is hosting its inaugural Career Fair to allow employers to meet face-to-face with the industry’s best and brightest. The Career Fair is designed as a networking platform and a chance for job seekers to learn more about the career opportunities that are available in the industry and are often unique to it. The event is open at no additional cost to all registered attendees who are searching for a new job or career in business aviation.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Leadership Perspectives on Aviation Safety

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Presenters:
Ed Bolen, NBAA
Paul BJ Ransbury, Aviation Performance Solutions

Join NBAA’s President and CEO, and the NBAA Safety Committee Chair for their perspectives on business aviation safety. This session will also include the presentations of the NBAA 50-, 60- and 75-year Flying Safety Awards and the Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Awards.

This session is part of the 2023 NBAA National Safety Forum.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Datacomm Q&A with L3Harris

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Connection Zone, Booth N1834

At this Q&A session, learn what changes are taking place to allow broader business aviation participation in the enroute Datacomm arena. L3Harris experts and operational subject matter experts from the Domestic Operations Committee will be on hand to help guide the discussion and meet individually.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Safety Culture and Your Safety Management System

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Safety Education Center, Room N250

Moderator: Doug Carr, NBAA

Presenters:
Hon. Michael Graham, National Transportation Safety Board
John Witzig, Pfizer Inc.
Chris Rocheleau, NBAA
Bob Rufli, Air Charter Safety Foundation
Jeff Wofford, Flying W Aviation, LLC

Everyone wants a positive safety culture, but how is one developed? Is it the result of an effective SMS or must it exist before an SMS can be effective? How do you create and improve both in your operation? In this session, you will hear viewpoints on the topic from representatives of the FAA, NTSB, and both large and small Part 91 operators. No matter where you are in your SMS journey, the size of your operation, or the resources available, you’ll walk away with practical ideas and advice on how to improve your organization’s safety.

This session is part of the 2023 NBAA National Safety Forum.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Collegiate Connect: Welcome From NBAA

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

Don’t miss this welcome from NBAA President & CEO Ed Bolen and other NBAA leaders. This introduction to Collegiate Connect will review the program and present Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPros) starting new career roles in 2023. All YoPros who started a new job in 2023 should attend for a “Class of 2023 New Hire” group photo.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Volocopter Demo Flight

Location: Aircraft Display, Henderson Executive Airport

Volocopter will conduct test flights of its two-seat, zero-emission, electric 2X air taxi (weather and environmental conditions permitting).

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

YoPro Secrets to Career Success

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

Several NBAA Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40 winners will share their success stories and how they’re ascending in their own non-traditional business aviation career paths. Learn more about working in a multi-generational industry that values inclusiveness and diversity of thought.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Committee Meeting

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N234

Join the NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Committee at their meeting at NBAA-BACE. This meeting is open to the public.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student/YoPro Networking

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N245

Students are encouraged to self-select from among nine career categories that will bring them together with other like-minded students and YoPros currently working in those fields. There will be an opportunity to network, participate in Q&A, and take a walking tour of the exhibit floor to engage with an exhibitor directly connected to that career field. The categories are the following: airport business; business management; broker/sales; cabin attendant; innovation & technology; maintenance; marketing; pilot; and scheduler/dispatcher. The tour will conclude at the NBAA Career Fair where students can connect with NBAA, speak with recruiters, and enter a giveaway for a $200 Amazon gift card.

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Collegiate Connect Career Fair

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, NBAA Career Fair, Booth C8342

Students are encouraged to attend the NBAA Career Fair at the conclusion of Collegiate Connect to connect with NBAA, speak with recruiters, and enter a giveaway for a $200 Amazon gift card.

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