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NBAA Establishes Safety Manager Certificate Program

NBAA’s Safety Committee and staff – in collaboration with Advanced Aircrew Academy, Convergent Performance and Fireside Partners – has developed a Safety Manager Certificate program that will provide aviation professionals with introductory to intermediate level training on ensuring safety in business aircraft operations.

The six-week program – which is designed for professionals who want to gain the working knowledge to effectively manage a business aviation organization’s safety management efforts, including its safety management system – includes testing in six key areas of safety management:

  • Leadership
  • Safety Policy
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Safety Assurance
  • Safety Promotion
  • Emergency Response

This certificate program, which is scheduled to launch in January 2022, is geared not only for new or potential safety managers, but also seasoned professionals who have recently taken on more safety management responsibilities.

The program will provide a foundation for safety managers who want to gain the tools and skills needed to implement safety best practices.

“As part of industry efforts to improve safety, the NBAA Safety Manager Certificate program will provide a foundation for safety managers who want to gain the tools and skills needed to implement or sustain safety best practices,” said Mark Larsen, NBAA’s director of safety and flight operations.

Learn more about NBAA’s safety management certificate program at

Member Benefits

NBAA-BACE New Product Showcase

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An Easy Way to Learn About New Products and Services

Buyers eager to learn more about aviation products and services that have been released during the past two years should visit the 2021 NBAA-BACE New Product Showcase, one of the new features of NBAA-BACE. This online platform will be available to both NBAA-BACE attendees and those unable to attend the show. Simply go to the NBAA-BACE website or open the NBAA-BACE mobile app.

New Pavilion For Owner/Single-Pilot Operators

One new feature of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the Owner/Single-Pilot Pavilion, an air-conditioned space within the outdoor aircraft display at Henderson Executive Airport. Designed to facilitate networking, the pavilion also will feature information for single pilots:

  • A safety address by Shuttle Commander/Citation Owner Charlie Precourt
  • A showcase for owner-pilot associations
  • Sponsored presentations by exhibitors, including Daher, Garmin, Pratt & Whitney Canada, SierraTrax, Smartsky Networks and Textron Aviation

Professional Development

NBAA will kick off the 2022 professional development program (PDP) season by offering three courses in conjunction with the 2022 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2022) and one course in conjunction with the 2022 Leadership Conference. Below are detailed descriptions for these PDP courses.

SMS for Business Aviation

This course, slated to be held in San Diego, CA on Jan. 17, the day before the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, will review all aspects of Safety Management Systems (SMS), including benefits of an SMS, safety policy and objectives, safety risk management, safety assurance and safety promotion. Both FAA and ICAO guidance will be reviewed. By fully understanding SMS concepts, course participants will be able to contribute to the development of an SMS for their operation, or simply support an existing SMS.

Essentials in Scheduling and Dispatch for Business Aviation

This two-day course (Jan. 17-18), which will be held in conjunction with the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Diego, CA, is designed for professionals who already have a dispatch license and wish to update their knowledge and skills. The course also is open to advanced-level schedulers who are considering enrolling in a dispatch license program. Topics to be covered include FARs, advanced planning and preflight requirements, flight planning, preflight briefings and inflight support considerations.

Practical B&GA Leadership and Influencing Skills for Everyone

This one-day workshop (Jan. 18) will be held in conjunction with the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Diego, CA. The session will focus on what aviation professionals need, regardless of title and experience, to gain valuable leadership skills and tools to foster team engagement, improve communication, encourage collaboration, motivate and influence others, and build an overall culture of safety and service.

Planning to Excel

This one-day course, to be held on Feb. 6, the day before the Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, TX, will focus on the importance of strategic planning. Using the Planning to Excel™ system, the session will combine the basics with a proven system that uses a unique proprietary model to make planning a logical, understandable and easy-to-implement process. Originally developed by the U.S. Air Force, this model has been successfully used by large and small organizations.

Review all of NBAA’s PDP course offerings at

New Certified Aviation Managers

Nearly 700 business aviation professionals from all segments of the industry have earned the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential. The people listed here are among the latest ones to join this elite group of business aviation professionals.

Zachary Barborinas, CAM
Vector Management, LLC

Adam Coleman, CAM
Aviation Captain
Novant Health

Brian Dierks, CAM
Pilot, Flight Operations
Textron Aviation

Michael Floyd, CAM
Director, Aviation
Huntsman International, LLC

David Fox, CAM

Steven Gallas, CAM
Pilot Security Officer
Dell Technologies

Scott Huffman, CAM
Aircraft Captain
Liberty Media

Shannon Jackson, CAM
Director- Aviation
Novant Health

Chris Jones, CAM
Director of Operations
Jack Links

Scott Leonard, CAM
Chief Pilot
Verizon Aviation

Ryan Majchrowski, CAM
Director of Maintenance
Jen Air, LLC

Ryan Orr, CAM
Corporate Captain
Southern Airman, Inc.

Kevin Martin, CAM
Assistant Chief Pilot
Altria Client Services

Zachary Massey, CAM
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

David Pawar, CAM
KeyCorp Aviation Center

Wesley Treco, CAM
Captain/Safety Coordinator
NASCAR Aviation

Events Calendar


Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
Jan. 18-21 | San Diego, CA


Regional Forum
Feb. 2 | Opa-locka, FL

Leadership Conference
Feb. 7-9 | Fort Worth, TX


International Operators Conference
March 14-16 | Los Angeles, CA


Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2022)
April 12-14 | Shanghai, China


Maintenance Conference
May 3-5 | San Antonio, TX

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