Hear from the FAA, CBP, CDC in Virtual ‘Meet the Regulators’ Session to Kick Off NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2021 – Whether your operational questions involve COVID-era considerations or other issues, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) plans its strongest-ever lineup of government officials to take your questions at a first-ever virtual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) “Meet the Regulators” session.

On hand for the session, which takes place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT) Sept. 30, as part of NBAA’s extensive roster of hybrid content for the convention, will be key personnel from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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CBP Program Manager of General Aviation Eric Rodriguez will discuss the latest in customs policies and procedures, while Dr. Nicole Cohen, the CDC’s deputy associate director for science, division of global migration and quarantine, will answer attendees’ questions regarding masks, vaccine requirements and other pandemic-related issues.

FAA executives Robert Ruiz, soon-to-be deputy director of flight standards (AFX-2), and Bruce DeCleene, director of the Office of Safety Standards (AFS-1), among others, will represent the FAA on the panel.

“This is a unique opportunity for members to ask questions directly of regulators from the CBP, CDC and FAA, who set and carry out rules and policies that impact members’ operations and the industry as a whole,” said Brian Koester, CAM, NBAA’s director of flight operations and regulations. “The addition of CDC representatives to this year’s panel is critical, as the industry continues to respond to the ongoing COVID pandemic and assist in the global recovery from the crisis.

“We are pleased that as part of this year’s show we can make these government leaders available to share their perspectives and take questions, in an interactive, virtual format,” said Koester.

The Meet-the-Regulators session will set the groundwork for other valuable content focused on regulations impacting business aviation operations, which will be presented during the convention, Oct. 12-14. For example, an Oct. 13 “International and Regulatory Updates” session will feature experts from the FAA, along with those from NBAA’s International Operations Committee, who will detail regulatory changes that took effect in 2021, and planned changes for the coming year.

Review the full list of NBAA-BACE education sessions.


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at nbaa.org.

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