NBAA is expanding its virtual content that will be available during BACE, including an online Meet the Regulators session that will take place in the weeks leading up to its October 12 to 14 event in Las Vegas.
To be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on September 30 and included as part of NBAA’s lineup of hybrid content for BACE, the Meet the Regulators session will feature officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and FAA to address issues surrounding Covid-19, customs, and other regulatory matters.
Eric Rodriguez, CBP program manager of general aviation, will explain the latest policies and procedures at U.S. Customs, while Dr. Nicole Cohen, the CDC’s deputy associate director for science, division of global migration and quarantine, will be available to respond to questions about masks, vaccines, and other pandemic-related issues. Participating from the FAA will be Robert Ruiz, soon-to-be deputy director of Flight Standards, and Bruce Decline, director of the Office of Safety Standards.
“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, director of flight operations and regulations for NBAA. “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.
Along with the Meet the Regulators session content availability, NBAA is planning an International and Regulatory Updates session on the second day of BACE (October 13) that will include officials from the FAA and from NBAA’s International Operations Committee to discuss recent and upcoming regulatory changes.