Thu, Oct 21, 2010
Will Address Issues Unique To U.S./Canada Crossings
The NBAA and Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA)
announce their partnership on a new Cross-Border Issues Conference.
The event will be held November 18 and 19 in Montreal, Canada at
the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure.
With over $1.5 billion in goods moving across the border between
the United States and Canada each day, many business aircraft
operators from both countries make frequent cross-border flights.
Based on feedback from their Member Companies, CBAA and NBAA have
developed this conference to address the challenges faced by
operators when crossing the border and flying in the airspace of
the U.S. or Canada. "The ability of companies based in the U.S. and
Canada to move efficiently across the border using business
aircraft is an important factor in the productive economic
relationship between both countries," said NBAA President and CEO
Ed Bolen. "NBAA and its Members value the continued efforts of the
Canadian government on programs that allow for expedited border
clearance by low-risk, pre-screened travelers."
"The Cross-Border Issues Conference will be a highly interactive
seminar that brings together government officials from the U.S. and
Canada to assist operators in developing best practices for a
variety of issues, from customs clearance to obtaining economic
authority for commercial flights," said CBAA President and CEO Sam
The agenda for the conference was developed in collaboration
with aircraft operators, international service providers and
subject-matter experts at both associations to ensure that issues
of greatest interest to Attendees are covered.
The conference will begin by providing operators with an
understanding of the oversight responsibilities that regulatory
agencies in both the U.S. and Canada have over cross-border
flights. Regulatory requirements such as compliance with U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Advance Passenger Information System
(APIS) rules will be discussed in detail. Another area of focus
will be restrictions on cabotage, or the practice of providing
commercial transportation for passengers, mail or cargo between two
points in a foreign country. Most countries, including the U.S. and
Canada, have restrictions in place that prohibit cabotage
operations within their boarders. Presenters, including
representatives from the U.S. and Canadian governments, and
aviation attorneys will provide details on relevant cabotage
The conference is intended for flight department personnel,
including managers, pilots, schedulers and dispatchers. Aircraft
owners and operators, attorneys, advisors and others who have an
interest in cross-border issues are also encouraged to attend.
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