NBAA announces inaugural security conference


The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced a new educational event with a focus on business aviation security. The NBAA Security Conference will be held on January 24-25 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the day before the first NBAA Regional Forum takes place at the same location. Relevant to both Part 91 and Part 135 operators, it will feature seminars, workshops and expert speakers.

The conference has been structured following feedback from NBAA member companies, with topics set to include The Security Landscape, Enhancing Security of Business Aviation, Deep-Dive in International Operations, Solutions to Cybersecurity Threats, and Security of Personnel Away from Home Base. A pre-conference Introduction to Business Aviation Security workshop will get the proceedings under way, with a special DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) also taking place, open to TSA-approved DASSP operators only.

Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president, said, “Business aviation security issues are presented in a number of NBAA conferences and forums, but this is the one conference that will bring it all together. This brand-new, in-depth conference will complement the other security educational opportunities that NBAA provides throughout the year.

“We are excited to bring this conference to our members, particularly in a year of governmental transition. The conference will be interactive and scenario-based, presenting tools and practices operators can take back to their organizations and implement immediately to raise the bar for security in their flight department and company overall.”

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