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NBAA Update #02-01
Monday, January 7, 2002
FAA RESPONDS FAVORABLY TO NBAA "SLOA"
FAA Associate Administrator for Civil Aviation Security Admiral Paul E. Busick said today that NBAA's proposed "Security Letter of Authorization" is a "good start" toward defining the regulatory framework necessary to reestablish general aviation operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). In a meeting at DCA hosted by NBAA and Signature Flight Support attended by nearly 100 business aircraft operators and other officials, Busick said that the FAA has the SLOA proposal under active review and that the Department of Transportation, U.S. Secret Service and Office of Homeland Security all will have to approve any solution to the DCA issue. NBAA's proposed SLOA and timeline as it was delivered to FAA Administrator Garvey may be reviewed at:
CHALLENGER CRASH IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
A CL-604 Challenger crashed on takeoff from Birmingham, England, enroute to the U.S. All five aboard, three crew and two passengers, were lost. The aircraft was operated by Epps Air Service of Atlanta for AGCO Corporation, an agricultural equipment company. British authorities have begun their investigation of the accident and have reportedly recovered the CVR and CDR. This is the first operational accident for the Challenger 604 type which resulted in fatalities. NBAA will track the accident investigation and provide information through www.nbaa.org and Air Mail lists as it becomes available.
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR JAN. 9 ATC USER DIALOGUE
Due to anticipated high attendance, the location of this week's NBAA ATC User Dialogue has changed from the DuPage Flight Center to the Prairie Landing Golf Course, 2325 Longest Dr., West Chicago, IL 60186. All NBAA Members are welcome to attend this event, which is sponsored by Vance & Engles Aircraft Brokers, Inc. FAA air traffic representatives from FAA Great Lake Region Headquarters, Chicago Center, Chicago TRACON, and DuPage, Aurora, Midway, Waukegan and Palwaukee Towers have been invited to participate and answer questions. For more information or to attend, contact Bob Lamond at email@example.com.
MASSACHUSETTS ENACTS AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT
PARTS AND SERVICES EXEMPTION
On December 1, Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift signed into law the 2002 budget bill that includes an exemption from sales/use tax for the sale, storage, use or other consumption of aircraft and aircraft parts and services in the state. For more information, visit:
OHIO ACCELERATES USE TAX PAYMENTS ON
On December 13, 2001, Ohio Governor Bob Taft signed into law the 2002/2003 biennial budget bill that includes a provision accelerating the payment of sales/use tax on business equipment, motor vehicles, boats and aircraft. For more information, visit:
SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS CONFERENCE,
NBAA's 13th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be held January 13 to 16 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort Hotel in Orlando, FL. This key networking and professional-education event includes workshops, roundtable discussions, software demonstrations and vendor exhibits focused on addressing the needs of business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. Over 160 Exhibiting companies will be present, marking a new Conference record. The Conference also hosts the Scheduler Professional Development Program (SPDP), the first formalized training program for scheduler education. To register, contact Lydia Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for program information, contact Jay Evans at email@example.com or visit:
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DISCOUNT
NBAA will host three separate Schedulers Professional Development Program Courses on January 12 and January 13 in conjunction with the NBAA 13th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Orlando. Anyone who enrolls in one of these SPDP Courses will receive a discount of up to $100 on the combined price of the Conference and SPDP Course. For more information about this special offer or to learn more about SPDP, contact Jay Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL OPERATORS SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATIONS DUE JAN. 31
The 2002 NBAA International Operators Scholarship, offered in conjunction with corporate sponsor ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats, provides a total of $5,000 in scholarship awards to one or more recipients. This scholarship will be awarded at the NBAA 29th Annual International Operators Conference in March 2002 and includes free registration to the Conference. Applications must be received by NBAA on or before January 31, 2002. For more information or an application, visit: