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CBAA\NBAA Cross Border Issues Conference

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From Thursday, 06 December 2012
To Friday, 07 December 2012


Conference Description

Although the United States and Canada have a close geographic and economic relationship, there are still unique operational and regulatory issues in each country that operators must be aware of when planning cross-border flights. CBAA and NBAA have jointly developed this conference to provide the information business aircraft operators need to safely and efficiently transport passengers in both countries.

This conference is unique as it provides an opportunity for key government officials and business aircraft operators to share best practices for efficient cross-border flights. Representatives from agencies such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Canadian Transportation Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency have been invited to participate.

New for this year, the conference will also cover some of the most talked about issues in business aviation, such as the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) and use of iPads on the flight deck.

Who Should Attend

This Conference is intended for: flight department personnel, aircraft owners and operators, aviation professionals, attorneys, schedulers, dispatchers and others who have are involved in cross-border flight operations. Both members and non-members of CBAA and NBAA are invited and encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

Attendees of this CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference will learn how to:

  • Understand the operational and regulatory issues that pertain to cross-border flights;
  • Utilize trusted traveler programs in Canada, such as CANPASS, and comply with U.S. Advance Passenger Information System requirements;
  • Comply with the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme monitoring, reporting and verification requirements;
  • Effectively use iPads and other tablet devices to streamline flight operations while complying with applicable regulations;
  • Understand cabotage restrictions and their impact on flights within the U.S. and Canada.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

12:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Preparing for Cross-Border Flights: Operational and Facilitation Issues

  • Learn about the specific procedures and forms required by the U.S. and Canada to clear Customs upon arrival
  • Understand Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and CANPASS requirements
  • Review how Customs officials in the U.S. and Canada classify airports where international flights can arrive and what this means to operators

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Update from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

  • Hear the latest on CANPASS, the trusted traveler program that allows registered operators and pre-screened passengers expedited access to Canada
  • Learn best practices for providing advance notice of arrival to the Telephone Reporting Center
  • Provide feedback to CBSA officials on ways to improve the facilitation process in Canada

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3 :00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. International Arrival Fees in the U.S. and Canada

  • Understand the specific fees that international flights are required to pay upon arrival in the U.S. or Canada
  • Review how the fees are to be collected and remitted
  • Learn about exemptions that may be available to business aircraft operators

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) Update

  • Learn about the monitoring, reporting and verification requirements for business aviation under the EU ETS
  • Understand how to submit annual monitoring reports and utilize the tools that are available to operators to simplify this process
  • Prepare for creating a registry account and trading emissions credits, which will be requiredin the near future

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion

  • Our panel of experts will answer questions from the audience

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening Reception

Friday, December 7, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Making the Transition: iPads on the Flight Deck

  • Learn about how operators are using tablet devices such as the iPad to display aeronautical charts, view aircraft manuals and perform flight planning tasks
  • Understand the regulatory requirements for using an iPad on the flight deck and the process for going paperless
  • Review steps for developing standard operating procedures for iPad use

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussion with Regulators

  • This interactive discussion will allow attendees to have their questions answered and share best practices with fellow operators
  • Key officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection,Canada Border Services Agency and Canadian Transportation Agency have been invited to participate

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cabotage Restrictions in the U.S. and Canada

  • Understand how cabotage, defined as the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country, can impact business aircraft operations
  • Learn about cabotage restrictions in the U.S. and Canada and review specific scenarios that operators encounter on a daily basis
  • Review strategies for completing cross border flights without running afoul of cabotage restrictions


Registration Fees

CBAA/NBAA Member: $450 for the first registrant from the company; $350 for all others from the same company.

Non-Member: $650 for the first registrant from the company; $550 for all others from the same company.

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Conference Location and Hotel Information

This CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada at the following location:

Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7

Room Rate: $169 CAD

Cut-off date: November 12, 2012

Reservation Information:

Call 1-800-853-8463 and request the CBAA/NBAA rate or visit and enter code: CBUCBUA


A full refund less 10 percent processing fee will be made for seminar cancellations received in writing prior to November 30, 2012. NBAA understands the last-minute nature of business aviation and has allowed as much flexibility as possible. However, there will be NO REFUNDS after November 30, 2012. All requests must be sent via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax to (202) 478-0036. If you are unable to attend and wish to send another representative from your company, simply fax the name of your replacement.

Sponsorship/Exhibit TABLE Opportunities

We invite you to join as a sponsorship partner and/or exhibitor. This is an ideal opportunity for you to reach business aviation operators who are responsible for their company’s purchasing decisions for aviation products and services. This is an interactive conference to address common border crossing challenges for business aviation. There will be expert panel discussions with industry, government, operators and international service providers.

This conference will offer business aviation networking, exhibits, and more! This conference promises high level leadership attendees plus focused content provided by dynamic speakers. Limited sponsorship and table top exhibit slots are available to enhance visibility and exclusivity during this conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities are now available HERE.

For sponsorship information please contact CBAA’s Lise Hodgson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at (613) 854-4686.

Location : Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON


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