Duncan Aviation Experts Will Give Leadership And FANS Classes During 2013 NBAA Convention

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation representatives will be giving two informational classes during the program schedule for the annual National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition held Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas.

“Leadership – The Soft Stuff Doesn’t Have to be The Hard Stuff” will be taught by Jeannine Falter, Steve Gade and John Slieter, all vice presidents with Duncan Aviation. The one-hour class will be from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The session will share several concepts targeted at effective communication, gaining agreement, building diverse teams, leveraging emotional intelligence and several other unique and tried-and-true leadership concepts. Attendees will achieve a new level of appreciation and understanding of their impact on others through self-awareness and effective communication.

“An hour isn’t a long time, but it will give us an opportunity to provide a great overview of some interesting leadership concepts and hopefully get individuals thinking about their professional leadership growth and the responsibility they have to develop their skills for themselves, their families and friends, and their employers,” Falter says. “We constantly touch the lives of other people and those touches can be inspiring, neutral or even disheartening. Raising the awareness of the impact our daily interactions have on others is a good first step and I look forward to interacting with business aviation’s current and future leaders at this session.”

“Understanding FANS” will then be presented from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, also at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Duncan Aviation’s Justin Vena, an avionics representative with a passion for helping customers with their questions regarding FANS and Next-Gen mandates, will brief attendees on the evolution of FANS, how FANS operates, certification and upcoming mandates. Justin will explain Controller Pilot Data Link (CPDLC), Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) and how they operate, including details about what happens with initial set-up and operation, including air traffic controller hand-offs, and explain the components included in a typical system. The session will also address FANS mandates in Europe and the North Atlantic tracks.

For more information, please visit Duncan Aviation at booth #C8543 at NBAA 2013 held Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, or watch for announcements at

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

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