The 2009 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference is set for April 15 through 17 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The 24th annual event focuses on aviation professionals who currently, or aspire to, maintenance management.
This year’s conference topics include, among others, “Leading in this Changing Environment,” “Asset Management,” “Developing a Safety Management System,” and “Emerging Technology and Automation.” The conference is approved by the FAA for inspection authorization renewal and qualifies in attaining and maintaining CAM certification.
Steve King, director of maintenance for Cox Enterprises, attended MMC in 2007 when it was held in San Diego. “I couldn’t believe what I had been missing so I volunteered to be part of the exhibitor working group for the 2008 conference
in Daytona,” he said. King is this year’s committee chairman.
The conference kicks off on the 14th with a golf outing. NBAA will also be offering two professional development program courses on the 14th: “Technical Operations: Policies and Procedures Manual Development” and “Managerial Communications.”
Conference participants will have the opportunity to visit with various exhibitors, participate in silent auctions, and win a Snap On Tool Box and prizes totaling more than $8,500. Proceeds benefit the Technical Rewards and Career Scholarship (Tracs) fund designed to help Part 147 students and entry-level maintenance technicians gain valuable business aviation OEM aircraft-specific training including airframe, engines, avionics and troubleshooting skills. The conference registration fee is $600 for NBAA members and $750 for non-members.