Date(s) - January 24, 2018
All Day

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Join API’s Jenny Showalter at the NBAA Regional Forum PBI in West Palm Beach at the PBI Airport on Wednesday, January 24th.

NBAA Regional Forum PBI: Who Should Attend

All business aviation industry personnel – potential and present – are invited to attend.

NBAA Regional Forums bring current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for a one-day event at some of the best airports and FBOs in the nation.

To learn more or to register, visit the event website.


Opening Session: Political Outlook for Business Aviation in 2017 and Beyond
Presented by: Ed Bolen, NBAA and local business aviation leaders

Join NBAA and local business aviation leaders for a discussion of the key legislative, regulatory and operational issues facing the business aviation industry. Learn how to get involved and be a strong advocate for business aviation.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., PBI TFR Briefing
Presented by: Sarah Wolfe & Robert Berlucchi

Learn about the impact of Presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) on airports and operations near PBI. The TFRs planned for those visits will significantly affect business aviation operations at Palm Beach International Airport and Lantana Airport. Join FAA’s Palm Beach Air Traffic Manager Bob Berlucchi and U.S. Secret Service Agent Craig Marach for a briefing on the plan and the operational impacts on business aviation.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Buffet Lunch

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Aircraft Tax Considerations in an Era of Reform
Presented by: Suzanne Meiners-Levy, Advocate Consulting Legal Group, PLLC

As regulatory and tax reform are promoted by the Administration, how should we be reexamining the traditional structures for owning and operating business aircraft? This session explores the impact of new reform efforts on business aircraft acquisitions and compliance, beginning with common industry wisdom and then challenging those assumptions. The presentation will examine structuring, consulting arrangements, tax compliance and 1031 alternatives.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Developing a Catering SMS for Your Flight Operation
Presented by: Paula Craft, DaVinci Inflight Training Institute

Catering SMS is a risk management methodology that applies appropriate science and technology to plan, control, and document safe food processes in the flow of food that is business aviation specific. This is an important initiative for flight and cabin crews, FBOs, aviation caterers and others involved in food handling to understand. Recent regulatory guidelines on food safety systems and a functional preventative food safety system that involves identifying hazards correctly during the aviation food handling, storage and preparation stages of production to protect the health of passengers and crew will be discussed.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Risk Management – the Legal Side of Things
Juan Serrano, Griffin & Serrano, PA

Every business aircraft operator manages risk on a daily basis. But when things go wrong, aircraft can be damaged or people can get hurt. Learn from real life examples of “risk management gone wrong” and understand how to mitigate scenarios like these through a highly interactive session which draws upon video footage of actual cases, pictures, and unique perspective on litigation process and outcomes presented by an experienced aviation lawyer who holds an Air Transport Pilot certificate, a flight engineer certificate and current designation as an FAA examiner for pilots and flight engineers as well as a background in aviation maintenance and repair issues.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Countdown to CORSIA
Presented by: Kurt Edwards, IBAC

Overview of the CORSIA System and its potential impacts on business aviation.