NBAA Update – At 30, Record-Breaking Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference More Forward-Looking Than Ever

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Lede Jan. 28, 2019

At 30, Record-Breaking Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference More Forward-Looking Than Ever
As the 30th edition of NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2019) concluded last week, organizers said the event’s trademark upbeat vibe and forward-looking view were as much in evidence as ever. Taking place Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in San Antonio, TX, SDC2019 featured the highest attendance count on record, with nearly 3,000 participants and nearly 600 exhibit booths. As always, conference sessions focused on timely topics, from the impact of new technologies on business aviation, to navigating the international operation and regulatory landscape. Read more about SDC2019.

Business Aviation Insider

Association Members: Participate in Revamped 2019 NBAA Compensation Survey
The 2019 NBAA Compensation Survey has received a facelift, and the expanded survey employs a user-friendly, Excel-based questionnaire that includes topics critical to attracting and retaining business aviation professionals. “The NBAA Compensation Survey is an invaluable tool to help you attract and retain exceptional talent,” said Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA’s vice president of educational strategy and workforce development. Learn more about the survey.

Nominating Period for NBAA’s Top 40 Under 40 Now Open
Since NBAA released its inaugural Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40 last fall, recipients have been recognized across a variety of media outlets, both within and outside of the industry. As the nomination period for the 2019 Top 40 Under 40 opens, several recipients reflected on the exposure they’ve enjoyed among their colleagues and communities. Learn more about the Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40.


Podcast: Ethical Transactions Vital to Business Aviation Success
A need to develop guidance on conducting fully transparent transactions in business aviation led NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) to create an ethics statement. “We’re measured by the successes and failures of all of our colleagues, and if we don’t understand that then we’re missing the big picture,” said Jad Donaldson, past BAMC chair and director of aviation at Harley-Davidson.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently published its European Plan for Aviation Safety for 2019-2023, which sets the strategic and operational priorities for safety and environmental protection for the agency. “This plan presents a number of safety priorities and recommendations for the agency, and gives the industry better insight into the agency’s upcoming work plan,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president of international and regulatory affairs.

NBAA Members Encouraged to Take Part in FAA General Aviation, Part 135 Survey
The FAA will soon be mailing invitations for participation in its annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, and NBAA strongly encourages all operators who receive an invitation from the FAA to complete the survey. The FAA’s annual GA Survey is the agency’s only source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown and the ways people use general aviation aircraft.

SDC2019: Paying It Forward to the Future Business Aviation Workforce
As the industry grapples with the challenge of developing tomorrow’s workforce, NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Advisory Council is helping shape tomorrow’s business aviation professionals. The group organized a Pay-It-Forward educational initiative prior to the opening of SDC2019, a half-day event that gave 22 local students a chance to learn about all the industry offers.

Member Profile HormelBusiness Aviation Insider 
Business Aviation Helps Hormel Feed the World

Hormel may sell well-branded food to the world, but to the people of Austin, MN it’s still a local business. “We’re a $9.2 billion company, and the largest employer in the community. We were founded right here in Austin, MN, and we’ve stayed true to our roots all these years,” said Mark Coffey, senior vice president of supply chain. “But without our aviation team, it would be almost impossible to be based here today.” Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@Fireside_Team‏ - Thanks @NBAA #SDC19 Operation Time-Hop was a fun-filled evening spent with old and new friends alike. Great close to a successful show!