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NBAA Update #01-04
Monday, December 3, 2001
MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR NBAA CONVENTION TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK
The NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, December 12, 13, 14.
AUGUST BUSCH AND JOHN MICA ARE NBAA CONVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
August Busch, CEO of Anheuser-Busch and a business aviation proponent, and Representative John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, will be the keynote speakers at the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention Opening General Session, titled "A Gathering of Our Community," at 8:30 a.m. on December 12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The theme of Busch's remarks will be the direct business benefits of corporate aviation, while Chairman Mica will discuss the General Aviation Relief Package before Congress. In addition, NBAA President Jack Olcott will address the current state of business aviation and the Association. For more information about these speakers, contact Pete West at [email protected]; for more information about the Convention, contact [email protected].
KEY OFFICIALS TO ADDRESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO
All Convention Attendees are encouraged to attend and participate in an Informational Session that will explore the Federal government's response to the tragic events of September 11. The panel will include Carol Carmody, NTSB; Steve Brown, FAA; Langhorne Bond, former FAA Administrator; Fraser Verrusio, House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure; Richard Belas, Davis & Harman; Representative John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee; and panel moderator Pete West, NBAA senior vice president, government & public affairs. The session will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Rooms 295 and 296 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more information, contact West at [email protected].
CONVENTION ATTRACTS HEALTHY TURNOUT WITH
FOCUS ON SECURITY
Approximately 50 percent of the Delegates for the original NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention in September have confirmed that they are planning to attend the rescheduled Convention in December. Many Members will be represented by their key decision makers, although some have indicated that the number of individuals per company will be fewer than in previous years due to scheduling and other considerations. With 670 Exhibitors, including nearly 50 aircraft on Static Display at Lakefront Airport, and nearly 80 Informational Sessions focused on security, access and opportunity, there is something for every Delegate at the rescheduled Show. Six can't-miss sessions in particular should be on every Delegate's itinerary: the Registration & Networking Reception on December 11, Opening General Session on December 12, Security Session 1: New Federal Security Actions and Best Practices with Guidelines for Aircraft and Hangar Security on December 12, Evening Networking Reception (where NBAA Awards will be presented) on December 12, Security Session 2 - Best Practices for Personal and Cockpit Safety on December 13, and Security Session 3 - Best Security Practices for International Operations on December 14. Other seminars of key importance include Insurance and Risk Management in Today's Environment and Responding to Increasing Demands for Business Aviation. For more details about times and locations, visit the NBAA Web site or e-mail [email protected].
CONVENTION SCHEDULE INCLUDES VARIETY OF OEM-SPONSORED
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will host a wide range of Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Sessions at the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention. Session topics include the Honeywell TPE331, Honeywell CFE738, Pratt & Whitney 300 Series, Honeywell TFE731 Series, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Continuum, Raytheon King Air Series, Honeywell TFE731-20/40/60 Series, Cessna 500/525/500/S550/560/560XL/650/Citation X Series, Gulfstream GII/GIII/GIV/GV/G100/G200 Series, Raytheon Beechjet Series, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Continuum, Dassault Falcon Jet F10/F100/F20/F200/F2000/F50/F50EX/F900B/F900C/F900EX Series, Raytheon Hawker Series and Bombardier Learjet/Challenger/Global Express Series. Convention M&O Sessions, organized by the NBAA Technical Committee, give operators the chance to learn directly from the manufacturer the best practices for safety, maintenance and operation. For more information about existing M&O Sessions or to suggest the creation of new sessions, contact Eli Cotti at [email protected].
2001 CONVENTION DELEGATES RECEIVE FREE REGISTRATION TO 2002
Any employee of an NBAA Associate, Business or Corporate Member who paid to register as a Delegate for the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention this December in New Orleans qualifies for one free registration to the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention next September in Orlando. NBAA Associate Members registered as Exhibitors or new NBAA Members receiving two free passes for the December 2001 Show do not qualify for this offer. For more information, contact NBAA at [email protected].
CHAIRMAN'S CHARITY CLASSIC SPACES STILL
AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS, SPONSORS
Sign up to play in or sponsor the NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament, which will be held on December 11 in New Orleans in conjunction with the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention. Proceeds benefit the September 11th Fund.
CONGRESSMAN MICA INTRODUCES GENERAL AVIATION RELIEF
On Tuesday, November 27, Representative John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, introduced a bill to provide economic relief to general aviation entities as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The bill, H.R. 3347, titled the General Aviation Industry Reparations Act of 2001, would apply provisions similar to those enacted for the financial support of the nation's airlines. NBAA encourages Members to contact their Congressional leaders to encourage their support for this measure. For more information, contact Pete West at [email protected].
PART 91 AND 135 FLIGHTS TO
WINTER OLYMPICS MAY BE SEVERELY RESTRICTED
Although FAA plans have not yet been finalized, NBAA has learned that the Secret Service likely will impose an "Olympic Ring" TFR centered on Salt Lake City International Airport for the upcoming Winter Olympics that will place severe restrictions on the Part 91 and 135 operator communities. While the exact radius of this Olympic Ring TFR has yet to be finalized, NBAA expects it to extend well beyond the 30-mile Class B ring currently depicted on the Special Addition Sectional Aeronautical Chart for Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics, effective November 29. NBAA also expects that no VFR flights will be permitted at all. The FAA hopes to have a formal plan approved by the Secret Service in time for the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention, where the FAA will host an Olympics Booth to answer Member questions in more detail. In the meantime, NBAA encourages all Part 91 and 135 aircrew who plan to fly to or from the Salt Lake City area in conjunction with the Olympics to fill out the required application packet, available for download from the NBAA Web site. For more information, contact Bob Lamond at [email protected].
FAA WAIVER UPDATE
FAA Waiver #2127, issued November 28 and available on NBAA's Web site, permits aircraft registered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda to operate between all the countries listed above without stopping in one of the "portals" named by NOTAM FDC 1/0628. The FAA also is issuing other general waivers that permit some Part 91 operations prohibited by 01/0613, 01/0617, 01/0628 and 1/0989. For operations not included on these waivers, Part 91 operators may request individual waivers by using the Waiver Request Form available on the NBAA Web site.
NBAA CONTINUES TO WORK TO RESOLVE POST-9/11 OPERATIONAL
NBAA is working to: (1) increase access for Part 91 IFR operations within the JFK and DCA TFRs, including access to Reagan National Airport; (2) increase access for Part 91 VFR operations within the Enhanced Class B airspace around BOS, DCA and JFK, including NYC helicopter operations; (3) increase the number of countries through which international flights may proceed and increase access for foreign-registered aircraft to the NAS; and (4) address security procedures, war risk insurance issues and financial relief for general aviation by working with government, regulatory and security officials. For more information, attend NBAA's 54th Annual Meeting & Convention and contact [email protected].
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES FOR SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS CONFERENCE
The NBAA 13th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference on January 13 to 16, 2002, in Orlando, FL, is expected to attract more than 135 Exhibitors and 1,000 Delegates. Attendees should make their hotel reservations by December 13 to take advantage of discounted hotel room rates. To make reservations, call either (800) Hotels-1 or (407) 351-5555 and mention the NBAA Conference. To register for the Conference, visit the NBAA Web site or contact Lydia Newsome at [email protected]; to exhibit, contact Linda Peters at [email protected]; and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Bill Miller at [email protected].