CBAA Conventions 2013 -2014
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Canadian Business Aviation Association
955 Green Valley Cres., Suite 155
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3V4
CBAA invites you to attend their 53rd annual convention in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada’s gateway to the North. Featuring two days of critical information sessions, exhibits of the latest goods and services and Canada’s largest static display of private and corporate aircraft, CBAA 2014 promises to be a can’t miss event for anyone involved in Canada’s vibrant business aviation sector.
Whether you are a single aircraft operator, manage a fleet or provide managerial and operational services to others, CBAA 2014's diverse education program has something of value for you.
LEARN about what is happening in business aviation from world leaders
and decision makers and UPDATE your skills and training
NETWORK with aviation supplies, government officials, business aircraft
manufacturers, corporate aviation department personnel and CBAA members
VISIT with industry-leading companies at the exhibit hall
TOUR aircraft and see emerging airplane technology on static display.
Who Should Attend?
CEOs, Owners and Operators
• Pilots & Crew
• Flight Managers
• Schedulers and Dispatchers
• Maintenance Engineers
If you are an operator member or management company, you are entitled to
ONE COMPLIMENTARY FULL REGISTRATION giving you full access to all convention
sessions, the exhibit hall, static display, breakfasts/luncheons and receptions
(Golf, IBAC Sessions and Wednesday City night are not included).
A coupon code will be sent to your membership representative by March 17.
Full Registration - Includes Convention Program.
Locations: Sutton Place Hotel and Signature Flight Support Edmonton
FULL REGISTRATIONS include the Welcome and Closing receptions, access
to the Exhibit and Static Display, and all educational and plenary sessions.
Please note it DOES NOT include CBAA Pre-Convention Courses,
IBAC Training Sessions, Golf and Wednesday City Night.
Early Bird Rate [on/before May 3,2014]
CBAA Members - $369.00 - Non-Members - $569.00
Regular Rate [after May 3,2014]
CBAA Members - $469.00 - Non-Members - $599.00
Exhibit and Static Display (ONLY)
Location: Signature Flight Support Edmonton
EXHIBIT AND STATIC DISPLAY REGISTRATION includes access to the Exhibit Hall,
Static Display, meals and reception on Thursday ONLY
Early Bird Rate [on/before May 3,2014]
CBAA Members - $100.00 - Non-Members - $150.00
Regular Rate [after May 3,2014]
CBAA Members - $150.00 - Non-Members - $200.00
Introduction to IS-BAO IBAC
Location: Sutton Place Hotel
Training Session (Full Day)
Registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, Static Display, meals and
reception on Thursday ONLY
Early Bird Rate [on/before May 3,2014]
CBAA Members/Non-Members - $600.00
Regular Rate [after May 3,2014]
CBAA Members/Non-Members - $650.00
Session: Close the Gap Between Downtown and the Airport
Emergency Response Planning
Pete Agur is the Chairman and Founder of The VanAllen Group,
a management consulting firm to Business Aviation.
As the sole owner, Pete is responsible for the strategic direction
of the firm. His ability to work as a peer with C-suite executives
as well as operational staff members, combined with extensive
experience in practical applications creates an essential
foundation for successful client results.
His clients include major free enterprise corporations, regulated
businesses, universities, very high net worth individuals and
their family offices, governments, and a few royal families.
VanAllen supports its client’s strategic planning and value
maximization from Business Aviation.
Pete, with the assistance of numerous subject matter experts,
created a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan over 20
years ago. That plan, now in its fifth edition, is in use by over
700 business aviation departments, more than a dozen fractional
ownership and aircraft management companies, and multiple
He facilitates public and private ERP workshops each year.
His interest in Emergency Response Preparedness is personal:
Over his flying career he has experienced five unscheduled
Pete founded the NBAA’s Leadership Conference 20+ years
ago and this year founded Georgia State University’s Business
Aviation Leadership certificate program.
He has written over 100 articles on leadership and management
published in FORTUNE, The Robb Report, AeroSafety World,
and numerous other industry publications.
He guest lectures at Northwestern University, the US Air Force
Academy, Georgia State University and Embry-Riddle University
on various leadership and management topics.
Pete holds an MBA as well a BS in Aeronautical Sciences.
Pete also received his Certified Aviation Manager (CAM)
designation from the National Business Aviation Association.
He holds an ATP for fixed wing, commercial helicopter and
private glider ratings
Session: Fundamentals of IS-BAO and IS-BAO Auditor Workshop
Sonnie entered the U.S. Air Force in 1986 and served in various roles
to include Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner, C-5 Galaxy Aircraft
Commander, Maintenance Quality Assurance Evaluator, C-17 Systems
Safety Program Manager, and Director of Operations for the largest air
freight operation in the Department of Defense.
In 2000, Sonnie began a career in business aviation where he provided
leadership as Captain on various aircraft to include the Gulfstream IV
and Falcon 900EX.
During this time he advanced quality and safety initiates
as Manager of Standards, Safety, and Security.
In 2006, Sonnie accepted a key position with CAE to develop the pilot
training program for the Falcon 7X business jet. During this time, he worked
closely with key leaders from Dassault, CAE, and aviation regulatory agencies
in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. to deliver the 7X pilot training program before
aircraft certification, which was a first for the business aviation industry.
In 2011, Sonnie accepted an invitation by the International Business Aviation
Council (IBAC) to serve as Operations Manager for the International Standard
for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program, advancing the implementation
of this universally recognized safety standard to bring harmony to business
aviation world-wide. He holds Master of Science degree in Business Management,
is recognized by the National Business Aviation Association as a Certified Aviation
Manager and by IBAC as a Certified Aviation Safety Auditor.
Session: Contract Pilots and the Legalities
Bill leads operations for Canada’s oldest and largest full-service,
independent aircraft brokerage and consulting firm.
Hopkinson flight operations and ferry flights routinely use contract
pilots for national and international flights.
Bill has also been a senior officer of an air operator and an aircraft
In addition to Bill's management roles, he leads Hopkinson service
to several prominent clients and is active in fleet planning, economics,
transaction services, financing, tax, escrow, contractual and regulatory
matters for air operators and corporate clients.
Bill is an active pilot and industry participant. He is a member of the
Canadian Business Aircraft Association and has served as a National
Director of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.
He is a Past-President of the venerable Calgary Flying Club and past
director of the Springbank Aviation Business and Pilot Association.
Currently, Bill flies his modified Harmon Rocket II in Sport Air Racing
League and the Reno National Air Races.
Session: The Economic Impact of Business Aviation in Canada
Rob focuses on developing plans and visions into practical realities,
whether they are marketing goals or infrastructure construction.
He focuses on applying quantitative methodologies and planning to
solve problems, combined with interdisciplinary use of professionals
in engineering, architecture, human resources, and other areas of expertise.
Airport planning, economic feasibility, cluster analysis, and sustainability
all are goals and methodologies that he applies to projects in Canada,
the U.S., and internationally. Rob is based in Vancouver, and has an
MA, (thesis on Japanese FDI after the Second World War).
Session: Flight Department Management, Aircraft Operations
Steven Brown, chief operating officer for the National Business Aviation Association
(NBAA), oversees all of the Association’s activities relating to aircraft operations
and flight department management issues, as well as the administrative, financial
and human resources functions.
Prior to joining NBAA on October 4, 2004, Brown served as a top official with
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as vice president of operations planning.
Brown has also previously served as associate administrator for air traffic services,
managing the 35,000 air traffic controllers, maintenance and software technicians,
flight inspectors, pilots and administrative personnel who are responsible for the
day-to-day operation of the nation’s airspace systems.
Before joining the FAA in 1998, Brown was president of the National Aeronautic
Association and has served as senior vice president of government and technical
affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
He also has taught a number of aviation-related courses at Texas A&M University,
where he was a member of the faculty; he was worked for the Texas Aeronautics
Commission; and has been employed as an air taxi pilot and full-time flight instructor.
Brown is a graduate of the executive programs at the Pennsylvania State University
and the University of Virginia and is a qualified aviation accident investigator certified
by the University of Southern California.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s
degree in industrial education.
Session: Dealing with Cross Border and International Issues
One of the few Canadian lawyers devoting their total time to the commercial
and regulatory legal requirements of aviation and travel companies, Bill’s
practice is primarily a corporate and regulatory law practice with an emphasis
on those business entities operating in those industries in Canada.
Bill is consulted by many foreign air carriers and their countries regarding
bilateral negotiations with Canada. Numerous airlines have utilized his legal
services from commencement of operations to Canada by either charter
services or offline services, through the bilateral negotiations with the
Government of Canada to allow scheduled services.
Bill also provides regulatory advice to domestic airlines as well as companies
in associated aviation industries such as ground handlers, parts suppliers,
engine overhaulers, flight training schools, helicopter operators and fixed-based
operators. Commercial and transactional advice is also provided to aircraft lessors
and lessees, as well as third party financial institutions in regard to leasing,
financing and the interchange of aircraft.
A significant portion of Bill’s practice is dedicated to the executive aircraft
segment of the aviation industry. He has served as a Director of the Canadian
Business Aviation Association (CBAA) for over a decade and is presently a
member of several National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) committees.
Bill has been the designated legal counsel to the Canadian Association of Tour
Operators (CATO) since it’s inception in 1984.
Renowned for his expertise in the field, Bill is often asked to participate at and
deliver specialized papers at aviation conferences in Canada and the United States.
Past topics have focused on the Canadian aviation industry regulatory framework,
aircraft and components security in Canada and travel industry regulatory matters.
Bill was called to the Ontario Bar in 1971 after graduating from the University of
Western Ontario (Honours Business Administration, 1964) which he attended on
a full scholarship and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law (1969).
Previous to creating Clark & Company in 1999, Bill conducted his practice at
Nobbs, Woods & Clark which was a successor firm to Hamilton Torrance, which
originated in 1949, and which commenced the dedicated aviation practice
in the mid 1950s.
Session: Transport Canada Overview
Mr. Robert Dick was appointed Director General, Air Policy at Transport
Canada on June 6, 2013. In this role, he is responsible for Canada’s
Permanent Mission to the International Civil Aviation Organization,
international air policy, as well as domestic policies affecting the air sector,
including those related to carriers, airports and air navigation services.
From April 2010 to 2013 Mr. Dick held the post of Director General,
National Cyber Security, in the Department of Public Safety, where he
was responsible for developing and implementing Canada’s Cyber
Security Strategy. In this capacity, Mr. Dick was accountable to the
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National Security and Emergency
Preparedness, for leading and coordinating policy and actions across
the Government of Canada to strengthen and promote cyber security
in government, industry, and among Canadians.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dick served nine years in varying capacities
at the Privy Council Office, most latterly as Director of Operations
(Priorities and Planning), where he was responsible for advising the
Clerk of the Privy Council and Prime Minister on the development and
implementation of the whole of the Government's agenda, and managed
policy retreats for Cabinet and Deputy Ministers.
Prior to that, as Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development
Policy, Mr. Dick oversaw issues management and provided advice on economic
matters, including transportation, industry, trade, and energy.
Session: International Aviation Matters
Kurt Edwards has worked on international aviation matters for more
than two decades.
He has served in a variety of capacities with the U.S. Federal Aviation
Just before joining IBAC in September 2012, he was senior advisor to
the Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Aviation, and
Environment and served as Deputy Director, International Affairs.
Prior to that, Kurt led strategic and outreach initiatives on aviation
environmental matters, developing and working a global network
of contacts on climate change in particular.
He served as the FAA Representative to the European Union in Brussels
for five years and held a similar post in Paris, France, as the main
FAA liaison with civil aviation authorities in Western Europe and North Africa.
Before departing for Paris, Kurt negotiated bilateral aviation safety
agreements on behalf of the FAA. He joined the agency as a Presidential
Management Fellow, working in two White House offices and the
FAA domestic policy and international offices.
He has a graduate degree from The George Washington University and
an undergraduate degree from Occidental College.
Session: Government Update for Business Aviation
Martin was appointed Canada’s Director General, Civil Aviation, on
May 4, 2009. In this capacity, Martin is accountable for Canada’s civil
aviation safety regulatory framework and the safety oversight of the
civil aviation system.
Since being appointed, he has also overseen the extensive modifications
made to Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Program that proactively ensures
Canada remains at the leading edge of aviation safety.
Despite tough economic times and a period of fiscal restraint, Martin has
focused on maintaining stability in his directorate and has worked with his
team to find efficiencies and to target program resources in high-risk areas
that provide the greatest safety benefits for Canadians.
As Director General, Martin puts a priority on soliciting the views of
stakeholders and promoting collaboration with the industry in implementing
new regulations and procedures. He also encourages the same kind of open,
honest and respectful discussion within his own team, which helps to break
down communication barriers that inevitably exist in large organizations such
as the Civil Aviation directorate.
Martin joined the aerospace industry in 1972, working in both the Civil and
Military Divisions of British Aerospace.
Since joining Transport Canada in 1982, he has worked as a structures
specialist, a project manager and in a number of senior management positions.
Martin holds a B.Sc (Hon) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Imperial College
of the University of London.
He is a Professional Engineer and an Associate Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics
and Space Institute (CASI).
Session: Dealing With Cross Border and International Issues
Iain Fountain is the Managing Director and founder of ETS.aero,
a company which offers software and service support to meet
the needs of aircraft operators for the monitoring, reporting and
trading of aircraft emissions under the EU legislation EU ETS
(European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme).
As an aviation and aerospace professional with a wealth of
experience in aircraft operation and support, Iain understands
the importance of a logical, simple approach which allows clients
to capitalise on their commercial business without having the
further burden of conforming to new legislation.
Iain began his aviation career as a pilot. Constantly seeking
knowledge, he is well read in his chosen field and of the effects
the aviation industry has upon our climate.
He is educated to degree level with professional pilot qualifications
and has a strong acumen to business matters with an excellent
commercial approach to solving problems, optimising and training
teams, whilst pro-actively developing new business strategies and
delivering significant business system improvements that increase
profits within a highly regulated and technical environment.
Iain also has extensive knowledge of the Air Passenger Duty (APD)
system in the UK, regularly liaising with HM Revenue and Customs
(HMRC), to ensure clients are kept up to speed with legislation.
He has also designed a unique online software platform allowing
operators to meet their APD compliance.
This is an effective programme made simple for client usage allowing
for quick and easy online transactions.
Prior to ETS.aero Iain has held various AOC posts within both fixed
wing and rotary operations and has been involved in FBO developments
from inception through to certification, liaising with airport authorities,
Department for Transport (DfT), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the
UK Border Agency (UKBA) in order to meet current legislation
and security requirements.
Session: Dealing With Cross Border and International Issues
Don Hainbach joined the firm of Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC in
March of 1989 and became a principal in 1990.
His practice emphasizes representation of international passenger
and cargo carriers.
Don joined the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) immediately after his
graduation from law school in 1979. He first worked in that agency’s
Bureau of Domestic Aviation and Antitrust Office and later in the
CAB’s Bureau of International Aviation. During 1984 Don served as
Executive Assistant to CAB Member Diane K. Morales.
Don has been engaged in private practice since 1985.
He represents clients before all U.S. Government agencies having
jurisdiction over aviation issues, including the Department of Transportation
(DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Transportation
Safety Board (NTSB), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs
and Border Protection (CBP), and the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture.
Don also has assisted carrier clients obtain landing permits from local airport
authorities, represented carriers defending enforcement proceedings before
the DOT, FAA, TSA and CBP, assisted carriers participating in aviation regulatory
rulemaking proceedings, represented clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals,
and represented U.S. airports as well as U.S. and foreign air carriers.
He also has counseled foreign government and carrier clients regarding bilateral
aviation negotiations and the U.S. sanctions regulations administered by the
Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Don served on the FAA’s Part 129 Aviation Rulemaking Committee (2007-2008)
and was a member of an FAA-sponsored delegation to Moscow in 2007 that
conducted a seminar for carriers from the Commonwealth of Independent States
(comprised of the former Soviet Republics).
Don earned an A.B. degree with honors in Economics from Brown University in 1976.
He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979. He holds an AV
(highest) rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is admitted to the
Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of New York.
He is a member of the Forum on Air and Space Law of the American Bar Association
and of the International Aviation Club of Washington, D.C.
Session: The Changing Face of BizAv in Canada
For nearly thirty years, Ted advised institutional investors across North
America, Europe and Asia on their investments in Canadian companies
that provided transportation services and/or manufactured transportation
equipment in the aviation, trucking, automotive and railway industries.
During his career in the investment business, he was the top ranked
Canadian transportation analyst in institutional investor surveys performed
by Greenwich, Brendan Wood and Reuters/Tempest. Larkin contributed the
chapter on Airlines in the investment industry textbook "Handbook of
Canadian Security Analysis" and has spoken at numerous aviation and
Aviation has been a life-long passion for Larkin. He obtained his private
pilot licence with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in 1970 and has been
a keen observer of the global aviation industry for more than 40 years.
Today he is a private investor overseeing a portfolio of public and private
interests. As well, during the past five years, he has written a series of
business model profiles called "Position Reports" for WINGS and
Session: Organizational Factors in TSB Investigations
Jonathan (Jon) is the Regional Manager for Western Canada at the
Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada located in Edmonton, Alberta.
He has worked for the Board for 15 years as an aircraft accident
investigator and has been the Manager at the Edmonton office for
the last 10 years.
He has been involved in over 50 investigations as Investigator-In-Charge
(IIC) or 2IC where the Board has issued a report with findings as to cause
and contributing factors.
Jon has had the fortunate opportunity to support the TSB mandate by
participating in foreign investigations that involve Canadian aerospace
products and has worked with the NTSB (USA), ASC (Taiwan), AAIRB
(Korea), AAIB (Mongolia), BFU (Switzerland), and AAIB (Finland).
Prior to accident investigation, Jon gained industry experience as a pilot
in various types of operations from regional airlines to transcontinental
cargo to MEDEVAC and flight instruction. He has flown over 35 types of
aircraft and has accumulated 6500 flight hours.
He maintains a valid and current Airline Transport Pilot License.
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