Unless otherwise specified, all events will be in the Waterloo Ballroom at The Marriott Austin Downtown.

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be in the Moontower Ballroom and are included in the conference registration fee.

Registration will be in the Moontower Foyer.

Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday |  Thursday 

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Flight Plan and Remarks

Join us for an exciting, inspirational and captivating opening conference kickoff. Celebrate 50 years of coming together to learn from one another and hear about the amazing lineup of content you’ll be enjoying throughout the week.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

8:30 a.m – 9 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Morning Weather Briefing

The morning weather briefing will focus on the meteorology that covers regional reviews of the day. There is a plethora of weather information for each region, so we’ll focus on tools that are free, easy to navigate and fun to use! We will also discuss aviation weather hazards that affect the region and what time of year has the greatest potential impact. Of course, we’ll have a little fun along the way as well!

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Tales from the Flight Deck: Emergency Landing in Iran

“Well my mama told me there’ll be days like this.” In December 2012, a Falcon 900 made an emergency landing in Iran. This is the redemptive story from the perspective of the dispatcher who took the call. The emotional discussion will include the lead-up of events, recovery of crew and aircraft, and lessons learned along the way.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Canadian Customs experts will discuss the latest changes and best practices for entering Canada and the U.S. Together, we will identify opportunities for improvement and discuss areas for future collaboration.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Regional Review: India and the Middle East

This session will cover geopolitical considerations and operational highlights for successfully navigating the India and the Middle East region. Key topics will include best practices, notable operational updates, primary business aviation airports, cultural sensitivities and what to expect on the ground. An experienced pilot will also cover the application process for use of enhanced vision systems for lower than standard takeoff and landing minima in India.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Regional Review: Mexico and the Caribbean

All our favorite vacation destinations across the beautiful country of Mexico and the island nations of the Caribbean will be explored in this session. Our Mexico experts will review the latest operational guidelines, including standard practices – and how they aren’t always so standard. Our Caribbean experts will highlight numerous airports across the Antilles and how to avoid missing out on parking during those busy holiday periods. We will review best practices and potential issues to watch out for while on your next tropical journey.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Daily Debrief

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Chairman’s Reception

Moontower Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023

7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Daily Flight Plan and Remarks

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Weather Briefing

The morning weather briefing will focus on the meteorology that covers regional reviews of the day. There is a plethora of weather information for each region, so we’ll focus on tools that are free, easy to navigate and fun to use! We will also discuss aviation weather hazards that affect the region and what time of year has the greatest potential impact. Of course, we’ll have a little fun along the way as well!

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Regional Review: Europe

Europe is one of the busiest general aviation regions in the world, with key business destinations and popular tech stops that are vital to our industry. 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.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Oceanic ATC Update: A Business Aviation Report Card

A flight crew must execute many tasks and procedures perfectly to make a safe oceanic crossing. However, it also takes perfect coordination with support crews, flight planners, other aircraft and air traffic control. Occasionally, errors happen. In this session, you will learn some of the most common oceanic crossing errors and have an opportunity to hear from the controllers that ensure things go right beyond your flight deck. They will explain how business aircraft operators can help them and be available to answer the questions you have always wanted to ask an oceanic controller.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Regional Review: China, Russia and the Stans

China, Russia and the surrounding countries – impacted by global pandemic restrictions and war – have become a hot zone for ever-changing regulations and airspace closures. Subject matter experts will provide guidance on the complex logistics of flying within the region.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Regional Review: Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Southeast Asia and the Pacific, post-covid, is open and getting back up to normal operations! This session will cover two viewpoints. First, you’ll hear a ground handler’s perspective for a high level update of the changes over the last year that you need to know. Second, you’ll hear the pilot’s viewpoint on flying to the region, covering the issues to look out for when traveling to this region.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Regional Review: Africa

In this session, you’ll hear about experiences operating in Africa, one of the fastest growing and most challenging areas in the world. You’ll get a review of factors and considerations you should be thinking about when flying into the top African destinations. Don’t miss the flight planning gotchas to watch out for and most importantly, the countries to NOT overfly.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Regulatory Roundup

The regulatory landscape for international business aviation is evolving! Explore the latest in worldwide requirements, authorizations and recommendations for the business aviation industry. Join a panel of policy makers and industry experts for a discussion on current topics.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Daily Debrief

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Daily Flight Plan and Remarks

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Weather Briefing

The morning weather briefing will focus on the meteorology that covers regional reviews of the day. There is a plethora of weather information for each region, so we’ll focus on tools that are free, easy to navigate and fun to use! We will also discuss aviation weather hazards that affect the region and what time of year has the greatest potential impact. Of course, we’ll have a little fun along the way as well!

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Deep Water Ditching

Every flight crew needs a plan of action to address and mitigate threats, especially on flights overwater. Until now the tough questions such as ditching at night or in low visibility got little if any attention and there is little guidance available. This session will review the risks of deep water ditching and will provide flight crews with a well-thought-out checklist that utilizes technology available to all modern global flight departments. Review procedures for deep water ditching – from the first indication a ditch may be imminent, all the way to the time of rescue. Topics include sea state, aircraft floating posture, potential rescue ship type, free board and more.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Regional Review: North Atlantic and North America

Flight plan filing issues, solar blackouts, ICAO NAT track changes… OH MY! Come and enjoy your yearly overview of North American operations and Atlantic ocean crossings. See what your North Atlantic crossing flight plan should look like from an operations perspective. Get an overview of best practices you should use. Review the available options if you do not have CPDLC or ADS-C. Join us for a rapid-fire Reader’s Digest version of what you need to know.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Break

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Regional Review: South America

IOC JeoPARODY! is back for its third episode. South America is a growing business aviation market, with key business and vacation destinations and popular tech stops that are vital to our industry. This session will cover subjects important to pilots flying to the region, including different types of requirements, air traffic gotchas, regional weather considerations and more. We’ll continue to present our information in an engaging and fun game show format. Join us to see who will become our next IOC JeoPARODY! Champion!

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

12 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Scholarship Celebration

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Higher, Farther, Faster and Greener

In this session, we will map out strategies and best practices for executing an environmental sustainability program within your flight department. Hear guidance from members of the NBAA Environmental Subcommittee and learn about the resources available to help your organization become a leader in aviation sustainability. The Road to 2050 will have many challenges. Let’s work together to make it a smooth ride.

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Avionics Update

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Crew Safety & Security Panel

Crisis management planning and training for business flight operations often focuses on security incidents on the ground, after the aircraft has arrived at its destination. In light of large-scale geopolitical and security developments in 2022, which involved airspace threats in Ukraine and China/Taiwan, we will be exploring what to plan for and how to react when a security situation transpires within range of the aircraft while en route to its destination. In this panel for 2023, John Anderson from the FAA’s Threat Analysis Division will discuss the events involving Ukrainian airspace and other relevant conflict scenarios that have occurred in recent years, along with tips and considerations for future planning.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Ask The Experts

This final session, with speakers from throughout the conference, 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.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Flight Plan Closeout and Debrief

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Preparing for the Worst – Emergency Response Planning

Additional PDP course registration fee required

Location: Austin Marriott Downtown

Presenter: Jason Starke, Baldwin Safety & Compliance

Held in conjunction with the 2023 NBAA International Operators Conference, this one-day course teaches attendees how to develop, test and maintain an emergency response plan to help your organization stay alert and prepared.

This course is designed for safety managers or those who are responsible for their company’s safety management system (SMS) and want to take a more in-depth look at emergency response planning.

Having a comprehensive emergency response plan at the ready – and knowing when to activate it – can help maintain business continuity in a time of organizational crisis.

This course fulfills NBAA PDP Objective Operations Ops 5.

This session is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

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