Current Conference 

ABC 2021 ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE

ABC's Annual Conference will be held September 12 - 14, 2021, at the
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona
Make hotel reservations using this link:
 https://book.passkey.com/e/50188249 

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The 2021 Aircraft Builders Council Annual Conference will take place in-person September 12–14 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. We look forward to seeing our ABC colleagues at this annual forum on the most recent developments in the aviation and aerospace industry and products liability. This event brings together ABC insureds, potential insureds, lead underwriters, brokers and defense counsel, all at one locale. 

View the registration list last updated 29 July, 2021

Caring for conference attendees is our top priority.  The Fairmont is taking extensive measurers to protect and care for hotel guests and follows the most stringent cleaning standards and operational procedures in the hospitality industry. Please see the Fairmont's "All Safe and Well" page for more details including an outline of the attendees' experience from arrival to departure. 

Conference confirmations sent in early September will include safety protocols to follow while in the ABC meeting space. Federal and state guidelines continue to ease and we are anticipating a “nearly normal” event.  Click this link for additional travel and safety information.

Additional Conference Details
Speaker presentations are given on subjects of current interest, including insurance, law, governmental activity, and aviation and aerospace technology. In the past, speakers have included the CEO of Lloyd's, Administrators of the FAA, NASA Astronauts, United States District Court Judges, United States Legislators, as well as experts in the aerospace industry.  An important feature of this conference includes the participation of the program's lead underwriters, who are available for private consultations with insureds and potential insureds, together with their brokers.

Questions may be directed to info@AircraftBuilders.com.

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COVID-19 Travel & Safety

COVID-19 AND ABC ATTENDEE CARE AND SAFETY

This document will be updated as possible. Please check your individual country of origin government web pages often for updates for your location.

TRAVEL

TestForTravel.com - Search this site for COVID-19 testing location near you for travel in addition to entry requirements.  

IATA TravelCentre - COVID-19 Travel Regulation Map

Country of Origin - Check your government websites often for updated information on travel requirements for both entering into and departing from the U.S. 

Entry Restrictions into the U.S. - Several Presidential proclamations established restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the United States.  President Biden is expected to announce adjustments to travel restrictions in July. Air passengers entering the U.S. are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test.

CDC - This site/page outlines the requirements for all air passengers arriving in the U.S. 

Airlines - Check your airline for requirements of any health information, testing, or other documents.

Arizona - In March 2021, due to the high vaccination rate, Arizona hotels, bars, restaurants, and attractions resumed normal operations.  There are no other travel restrictions for individuals visiting Arizona from other U.S. states or international countries.  However, travelers must follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Scottsdale, Arizona has one of the highest vaccination percentages in the state; currently over 85% of the eligible residents have received at least one vaccination; 77% are fully vaccinated. (as of May 16, 2021). 

Scottsdale, AZ COVID Clinic - COVID-19 testing location (PCR and Antigen tests)

Arizona Dept of Health - COVID-19 Testing Sites in Arizona

Area Hospitals - Mayo Clinic Hospital, HonorHealth Medical Center, Abrazo Central 

MinuteClinics in Scottsdale - 
   7 minutes from hotel - 7111 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale (open until 7 PM)
  12 minutes from hotel - 14672 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale (open until 7:30 PM)
  13 minutes from hotel - 3210 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix (open until 7:30 PM)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – current requirements include wearing a mask during travel.  Inbound international travelers must provide proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within three days before their departure to the U.S.  Air passengers will be required to submit written documentation of their results to the airline. Failure to do so will result in that passenger being denied boarding. For the full media release, please refer to the CDC's January 12 Media Statement(information curent as of June 1, 2021)

E.U. Digital COVID Certificate - The E.U. Digital COVID Certificate (a.k.a. Digital Green Pass) is essentially a free mobile app that supplies on-demand either: digital proof of a person’s vaccination against COVID-19, recent negative test results or certification that they have previously been clinically diagnosed and recovered from the virus.  A digital version can be stored on a mobile device, or, alternatively, a paper version can be requested. E.U. member states have agreed upon a common design for both the electronic and printed versions to help speed recognition of the credential. Health authorities in individual member countries are responsible for issuing the certificates and making them available to citizens.  The European Parliament has marked July 1, 2021 as the date upon which the certificate will need to be made available for travelers’ use in all member countries.

U.S.      Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Travel)

Domestic Travel During COVID-19 – People who are fully vaccinated can travel safely within the U.S. (masks required for all travelers)

U.K.      The GOV.UK site provides step by step guidelines for travel abroad.

   U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom (provides details on U.S. travel restrictions and U.S. visa     services in the UK.  

Sign up for email alerts regarding USA travel advice
https://www.gov.uk/travel-abroad
Entering the U.S.
Entering England

FRANCE - Before travelling abroad from Paris, you must check with your airline company and the public institutions (embassies, consulates, etc.) if specific measures are required. Airlines will also inform you of any restrictions in the country of arrival. Passengers are refused boarding if there are restrictions in the country of destination.   Paris AeroportTravel to and from France

CANADATravel Advice and Advisories

The U.S. LAND border with Canada will remain closed to nonessential travel through August 21. However Canadian's can travel to the U.S. via AIR travel.  See more details on this Air Canada website.

GERMANYTravel Advice and Advisories

JAPANTravel Advice and Advisories

SWEDENTravel Advice and Advisories

SWITZERLAND - Travel Advice and Advisories

HOTEL

The Fairmont is taking extensive measurers to protect and care for hotel guests and follows the most stringent cleaning standards and operational procedures in the hospitality industry. Please see the Attendee Care and Safety section of the ABC web page for more details.  This link includes an outline of the attendees' experience from arrival to departure while at the Fairmont. 

ABC MEETING

Conference confirmations sent in early September will include safety protocols to follow while in the ABC meeting space.  Federal and state guidelines continue to ease and we will provide updated information prior to the conference.  Registration for the conference will require a check box for attendee consent to follow CDC guidelines in place at the time of the conference.