Unless otherwise specified, all events will be in Plaza International Ballroom DEFG at The Hyatt Regency Orlando.

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

Registration will be in the Plaza International Ballroom Foyer.

Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday |  Thursday 

Monday, March 25, 2024

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

PDP Registration

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NBAA PDP Course: Regulatory Compliance & Documentation

Additional PDP course registration fee required

Location: Florida Ballroom C

Presenter: Kali Hague, ESQ, Jetlaw

This one-day course exposes participants to the major compliance requirements of the DOT, FAA, IRS, TSA, OSHA and DOA. Participants will work through record keeping best practices and discuss audit standards and safety management systems. Participants will learn how to spot red flags in aircraft operating structures (for example, the flight department company trap and aircraft registration issues). This is an interactive course, not a lecture. The presenters will walk participants through operating scenarios and discuss possible outcomes and the legal implications of the participants’ decisions. For example, if ATC gives you a number, should you call? What happens if you receive a Letter of Investigation from the FAA? When should an operator use a timeshare instead of a dry lease? Participants are encouraged to participate in the discussions and share their experiences.

This course fulfills NBAA PDP Objective Operations Ops6.

This course is eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Flight Plan and Remarks

Join us as we kick off the 2024 NBAA International Operators Conference.

8:30 a.m – 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday Morning Weather Briefing

Returning for another year, the morning weather briefing will cover aviation weather hazards, meteorology models, and websites emphasizing regional reviews for the day, along with additional weather insights. With a plethora of global weather information available, the focus will be on sources that are free, user-friendly, and enjoyable to navigate. And, as always, expect a touch of fun along the way!

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Sponsored by Dassault Falcon

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Regional Review: India and the Middle East

The current geopolitical landscape in the Middle East is front and center on all major news outlets and the current situation in the region is creating a huge impact on aviation operations. From GPS spoofing, to airspace closures and civil unrest, the region may be forever changed. Join us for an in-depth discussion on this volatile region, including best practices for navigating your way through this new normal, noteworthy operational updates, prominent business aviation airports, cultural nuances, and ground expectations.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Regional Review: Mexico and the Caribbean

Expert flight crew, handling agents, service providers and operators will guide you through the latest updates, potential challenges and solutions for travel in the Mexico and Caribbean regions. Learn how to streamline operations and create a seamless flow between crew, handlers and ATC. Collaborate with our experts during the Q&A session to learn about potential pain-points and review best practices to overcome barriers. Elevate your understanding of operational ease and discover how flying in these regions can be a breeze for operators and pilots at all levels.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Sponsored by World Fuel

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Regional Review: Southeast Asia and the Pacific – IOC JeoPARODY!

Get ready for the electrifying return of IOC JeoPARODY! Episode four is about to hit the stage, and in the post-COVID era, the Far East and Pacific are claiming their status as prime business and vacation hotspots. This session is not your typical briefing – it’s a high-energy extravaganza, covering critical topics for pilots navigating the region. From diverse requirements to air traffic “gotchas” and regional weather considerations, we’ve got it all. And, of course, it wouldn’t be JeoPARODY! without our signature engaging and entertaining game show format. Be part of the thrill and find out who will emerge as the next IOC JeoPARODY! champion!

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stranger Danger – Personal Protection and Awareness

We all have security gaps hiding in plain sight in our lives. This session will examine true accounts of incidents affecting flight department personnel and how the victims may have left themselves open for the assault or crime. Aviation is wrought with security holes – things seen and unseen – and it is our duty to close all the gaps to make our industry safer for us, our families and the next generation. Join us as we dive into personal security and help make your travels, and life, more secure.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Global Customs Goals: From Wishing to Achieving

This is an absolute, must-attend session. It’s the pivotal start and finish line for every international journey: customs. Join us to gain vital insights from esteemed U.S. CBP/Homeland Security officers and leaders who will provide critical updates on customs preparation, responsibilities and key pre-trip intricacies. Dive into the processes and procedures for both outbound and inbound travel in the U.S. As international travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, you’ll get the solutions for seamless transport. Be prepared, be informed and set the stage for smooth international travel.

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Daily Debrief

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Chairman’s Reception

Location: Plaza International Foyer

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Daily Flight Plan and Remarks

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday Morning Weather Briefing

The morning weather briefing will cover aviation weather hazards, meteorology models, and websites emphasizing regional reviews for the day, along with additional weather insights. With a plethora of global weather information available, the focus will be on sources that are free, user-friendly, and enjoyable to navigate. And, as always, expect a touch of fun along the way!

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Breaking Waves: Exploring the Latest in Oceanic Airspaces with NAT/PAC

Get ready for an exhilarating session diving into the forefront of oceanic airspaces! We’ll explore cutting-edge proposals and brand-new implementations, uncovering potential challenges that lie ahead. Explore recent, pivotal changes in some very important oceanic documents. And that’s not all – we’re also delving into international domestic issues that directly impact operators.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Climbing. Fast. The Mission to Net-Zero

Ready to amp-up your flight department’s sustainability efforts? If you feel like your progress isn’t Climbing. Fast., and the buzz around “sustainability” has you feeling overwhelmed, don’t miss this exhilarating session! Join us for an informative and stress-free experience featuring accomplished recipients of NBAA’s Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation. They will demystify the myths, clear away the confusion and set you on a direct path toward achieving net-zero. This group has not just talked the talk – they walked the walk – so bring your questions, and propel your journey to sustainability to new heights!

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Regional Review: Africa

Explore expert-level advice on navigating the skies in Africa. Demystify the challenges and barriers of piloting your next adventure on this breathtaking continent. Join us as we shed light on the intricacies of flying business aviation aircraft in Africa, turning the mysterious into the manageable. Get ready to overcome obstacles and embark on a journey where every flight is an exhilarating adventure waiting to unfold.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Cybersecurity threats are on the rise globally, but fear not! Join our experts as they lead you on an electrifying journey through the dynamic realm of cyber-threats. Brace yourself for an immersive experience where you’ll unravel the various types of threats and discover powerful mitigations. Elevate your awareness, empower your crew and make your passengers cyber-safe in a thrilling exploration of digital defense!

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Sponsored by Bombardier

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Skybound Strategies for Airspace Security

Join us for a dynamic session that boldly confronts today’s flight route challenges, from geopolitical tensions to airport strikes. Gain empowering insights to make savvy decisions for secure passage. Our expert panel will feature the perspectives of the pilot, flight planner and dispatcher for a well rounded discussion on how they manage the risks and maintain safety while operating in challenging airspace.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Global Risks – Analysis, Stories, Prevention!

Embark on an exhilarating session where we dissect risks and threats worldwide. Uncover the secrets of data collection, risk spotting and swift action, with a powerhouse panel of experts in intelligence, emergency response planning and real-world operations. Get ready for a riveting journey as we paint a comprehensive picture on how to be impeccably prepared before setting out on your next international adventure. Don’t just fly – conquer the world with knowledge and preparedness.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Elevating the Bar: International Flight Planning

This session will represent the apex of joint efforts between NBAA, regulators, international training companies, trip planning experts and global operators. We’re setting a new gold standard for international flight planning! Delve into the regulatory essentials and unlock the secrets of best practices for international weather briefings. Discover what’s required on your flight plan and immerse yourself in accepted best practices. Brace for an exhilarating briefing on forging optimal partnerships with your international service provider to seamlessly achieve these sky-high ambitions. Don’t miss the flight revolution – be at the forefront of international aviation excellence!

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Regional Review: China, Russia and the “Stans”

Embark on an essential expedition by unraveling flight operations in China, Russia and the “Stans.” Our panel of seasoned experts invites you to an illuminating session that delves deep into the region’s ever-evolving landscape. Witness a comprehensive regional presentation where we decode U.S. sanction and compliance challenges, and provide mission-critical insights. From region-specific airspace considerations, to the latest developments in general aviation in China and beyond, this session is a must-attend. Elevate your flight department’s readiness for a secure and triumphant mission in these dynamic regions. Join us to stay ahead of the curve and ensure success in your aviation endeavors!

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Daily Debrief

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Offsite Networking Event: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando

Enjoy a night of bowling, karting and networking with other attendees at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando! Build lasting connections with fellow international business aviation operators over food and drinks at this high-octane venue.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Daily Flight Plan and Remarks

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday Morning Weather Briefing

The morning weather briefing will cover aviation weather hazards, meteorology models, and websites emphasizing regional reviews for the day, along with additional weather insights. With a plethora of global weather information available, the focus will be on sources that are free, user-friendly, and enjoyable to navigate. And, as always, expect a touch of fun along the way!

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Regional Review: Europe

Join us for an informative session covering operational and regulatory highlights flying into and within Europe. Topics to be covered include Eurocontrol changes, EU-LISA, TCO requirements, good alternative airports for the busy summer months, no fly zones and current sanctions. There will also be an update on parking and slot requirements for the Summer Olympics taking place in Paris in July and August 2024.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Regional Review: North America

Join an all-star panel to look at the world’s busiest region and prepare for the latest developments in the U.S. and Canada! Our informative Canada review will help you navigate entry and exit requirements, airport restrictions, cabotage questions and distinctions between Part 91 and Part 135 cross-border travel. We’ll also review important changes and updates with U.S. entry/exit procedures, Homeland Security updates, Shannon Airport preclearance news and much more. Capping off the session will be the pilot’s perspective and perhaps a few “gotcha” stories to learn from.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Regional Review: South America

Dive into one of the most rapidly advancing regions in the business aviation industry! Join a panel of experts as they unravel crucial insights for operations in South America. Expect a comprehensive update covering everything from new regulations and permit requirements, to airport specifics and more. Our aim is to equip you with the essential information you need to confidently and safely navigate the skies and operate effectively in this dynamic region. Witness a fascinating update that promises to elevate your understanding of South American aviation.

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Step Into the Spotlight: Scholarship & Award Celebration

Join us for recognition and celebration and shine a spotlight on outstanding achievements, innovative strategies and exemplary contributions to operations in the global business aviation landscape.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

ICAO, FAA and EASA: How Evolving Policy Impacts Your Global Flight Ops

Join representatives from the FAA and EASA, who will illuminate the regulatory landscape, addressing the pulse-racing “hot topics” that impact your oceanic and remote continental flight operations. Our expert panel will dive deep into the latest guidance and policies, ensuring you’re armed with the knowledge for safe, compliant and exhilarating international operations. Buckle up for a rollercoaster of insights that will transform the way you navigate the skies.

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Navigating the Deep Blue, Safely: Oceanic Contingencies and Flight Crew Best Practices

Join this informative session that delves into the critical topic of oceanic contingencies. Experienced aviation experts will shed light on the most common errors that occur when executing a contingency procedure. Explore real-world scenarios, examine the challenges flight crews experience and discuss practical strategies on how to best mitigate potential errors and enhance safety.

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Tech Takeoff: Business Aviation’s Avionics Latest Evolution

Join experts for a discussion about recent GPS interference events and new aids for visual approaches. We’ll identify the differences between GPS Jamming and Spoofing and correct some of the misconceptions reported. Additionally, we will discuss system capabilities with regards to mitigation. FMS Guided Visual Approaches provide stabilized approaches to runways that lack precision instrument path guidance. They are especially helpful at challenging airports due to factors such as: unfamiliarity, darkness, airspace, obstacles and or terrain. See examples of the FMS Guided Visual approaches that have been developed for two international locations.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Ask the Experts: Piloting Global Operations

Dive into the apex of operational wisdom and explore international flight operations through the eyes of the best in the industry. This information thrill ride, through the critical realms of regulation, safety and operational excellence, will help you elevate operations on your next flight. This grand finale isn’t just a session – it’s a dynamic launchpad for every attendee to elevate their expertise and conquer the nuanced world of aviation with newfound clarity. Join us for a riveting conclusion that encapsulates the brilliance of the entire conference, propelling you toward unparalleled professional advancement in the vibrant international business aviation community.

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Flight Plan Closeout and Debrief

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