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Leadership Council Members Help Shape Policy

Participation in NBAA’s Leadership Council not only gives an NBAA member exclusive access to legislative briefings and advocacy initiatives; it provides participants an opportunity to help shape the association’s policy positions and provide critical advocacy support.

Signature Aviation’s Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs Mary Miller said the Leadership Council has been particularly effective in security issues.

“Leadership Council members have an opportunity to educate and work with DHS representatives.”

Mary Miller Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, Signature Aviation

“We’re able to help guide more reasonable application of security protocols, especially in terms of TFRs,” said Miller. “Leadership Council members have an opportunity to educate and work with DHS representatives so they understand the real impact of security protocols, then help find equally effective but sometimes less-onerous solutions.”

Workforce development is another top priority of the Leadership Council, with a focus on diversifying business aviation’s workforce and leadership ranks.

“The Leadership Council recognizes the lack of diversity in the industry, but particularly in leadership positions,” said Kali Hague, a partner at Jetlaw. “Not only does diverse leadership create a more effective organization, but women serving in leadership roles are important role models for the next generation of business aviation professionals.”

To that end, the Leadership Council will soon embark on initiatives encouraging women to seek leadership positions

Member Benefits

Small Aircraft Exemption

NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption allows operators of small and piston-powered airplanes and all helicopters to utilize the limited options for cost reimbursement permitted under Part 91, Subpart F.

Common situations where cost sharing may be helpful include the transportation of a guest on a company aircraft or use of an aircraft by subsidiary company employees. In addition, the use of time sharing, interchange, and joint ownership agreements are permitted under Subpart F.

Without this exemption, the cost-sharing options available under Subpart F are only available to larger, multi-engine turbine-powered aircraft or fractional aircraft.

Dry Leasing Guide

The General Aviation Dry Leasing Guide clarifies how aircraft consumers can derive benefits from legitimate business uses of dry leases – which offer individuals and businesses flexibility in how they utilize aircraft to meet objectives – while enhancing the industry’s vigilance against illegal charter.

Information covered in the publication includes the difference between wet and dry leases, how “operational control” is determined, an overview of the different types of dry leases, and how to maintain compliance when dealing with maintenance, authorization and insurance considerations. It also includes 22 frequently asked questions about aircraft leasing.

Professional Development

Registration for each online PDP course listed below costs $685 and includes online access to discussion questions, course assignments and additional resources.

Highly Effective Teams at Work

This online course will use fun, interactive techniques, as well as guest appearances from industry people, to get participants to think differently about teams and how they work.

Motivational concepts that can enhance teamwork will be covered, including diversity, mutualism, inclusiveness and finding talent through a strength-based philosophy. Also, project management will be examined.

Fundamentals of IS-BAO

This workshop will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and safety management systems (SMS) in general.

The information in this course will enable participants to confidently start the IS-BAO implementation process or prepare for a registration audit. For those who have already implemented IS-BAO, this course will reinforce the current understanding of IS-BAO while providing information on key changes to the safety standard.

Dynamics of Empowered Leadership

Leadership has evolved from a “do as I say!” authoritarian style to a more flexible people- , company- and stakeholder-focused approach. Toxic behaviors, petty conflicts, and hidden agendas have no place in today’s competitive business aviation environment.

Every team member brings their own unique set of characteristics to the department, but the responsibility to maximize one’s potential, job satisfaction and safety procedures now encompasses both leaders and team members.

Ideally, a leader sees the view from the balcony, directing and orchestrating the team to adhere to safety standards, exceptional customer service and collaboration for the benefit of all.

This online course will help participants capitalize on group dynamics, maximize performance, assess the ethics of actions, learn to be better mentors and communicate more clearly.

New Certified Aviation Managers

More than 500 business aviation professionals from all segments of the industry have earned the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential. The people listed here are the latest ones to join this elite group of business aviation professionals.

Ajit Bhalodia, CAM

Bradley Hennis, CAM
Director of Maintenance
The Procter & Gamble Co.

Christopher Cassano, CAM
Senior Captain
PPG Industries, Inc.

Jef Reichstadt, CAM
Pilot, Discount Tire

Eldyr Braga, CAM
VF Corp.

Michael J. Cataldo, CAM
Technical Operations Manager
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Christopher Jones, CAM
Director of Operations
Jack Links