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NBAA Update #02-07
Monday, February 18, 2002

TSA REQUIRES NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR CHARTER OPERATORS
A final rule released February 15, 2002, by the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA), known as the Twelve-Five Program, requires charter operators using aircraft with a MGTOW equal to or greater than 12,500 pounds to conduct fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Checks (CHRC) on all flightcrew members by December 6, 2002, and to incorporate procedures within their security programs that restrict access to the cockpit. Review the final rule at:
www.nbaa.org/ops/security

TSA RELEASES CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY RULES
The TSA has issued rulemaking transferring to the TSA FAA's rules governing civil aviation security, including Parts 91 and 135. This action is mostly administrative in nature. The final rule, effective February 17, was adopted without prior notice and prior public comment. However, there is a provision to make comments on the rule. The rule may be amended in light of those comments. Review the final rule at:
www.nbaa.org/ops/security

FAA REQUESTS PILOTS TO REVIEW OLYMPIC RING PROCEDURES
The 45-mile Olympic Ring Restricted Airspace over Salt Lake City went into effect on February 8, and will continue through February 24, 2002. Since the start of the Olympics, there have been seven airspace violations, and several incidences in which pilots were escorted or "forced" to land. The FAA is asking all pilots who intend to operate in that area to please review current procedures and contact Flight Service for clarification or further information, if necessary.
www.nbaa.org/airspace/2002winter.htm

TRAVELERS TO SALT LAKE CITY ARE ADVISED TO BE FLEXIBLE
According to reports from NBAA Members and the Utah Director of Aeronautics, operating to and from the Salt Lake City (SLC) TFR for the 2002 Winter Olympics can be everything from "very easy" to "maddening." NBAA reminds Members to be flexible, since the situation and procedures at SLC gateway airports continue to be revised. NBAA Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs Pete West has been in contact with government officials in the Treasury Department on a regular basis to provide feedback and suggestions for improving entry and exit procedures at SLC. For the latest information on possible procedural changes, contact the FBO service providers at SLC gateway airports directly or visit the NBAA Web site at:
www.nbaa.org/airspace/2002winter.htm

SIFL RATES FOR FIRST HALF OF 2002 NOW AVAILABLE
The U.S. DOT Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from January 1, 2002, to June 30, 2002, are now available on the NBAA Web site.
www.nbaa.org/member/abs/2002/20020212-003.htm

NBAA EXPECTS NEARLY 100 TO ATTEND MARCH 4 DCA BRIEFING
NBAA will hold its third monthly briefing regarding the status of general aviation access into Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on March 4. At this event, both NBAA and FAA representatives will provide an update on the Association's Security Letter of Authorization (SLOA) proposal, which was submitted to the FAA for review on December 20. NBAA encourages its Members to get involved in solving this important access issue by contacting NBAA's Pete West at (202) 783-9260 or [email protected]. The March 4 event will include a lunch sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. All interested parties are invited to attend, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Marie Wilkins at (202) 783-9252 or [email protected].
www.nbaa.org/airports/DCA

STUDIES INDICATE PROBLEMS WITH CERTAIN MODE S TRANSPONDERS
Recent studies by the ICAO Surveillance and Conflict Resolution Systems Panel (SCRSP) indicate that there are problems with certain Rockwell Collins Mode S transponders that can result in unnecessary, erroneous traffic and resolution advisories, which possibly could cause aircraft to divert toward each other. All operators of this transponder are advised to contact Collins as soon as possible and arrange for incorporation of Service Bulletin 17 to correct the problem. For more information, contact SCRSP's Dan Tillotson at (215) 493-8016 or visit the NBAA Web site at:
www.nbaa.org/cns

FAA COMMISSIONS SECOND PRM SYSTEM AT PHL
The FAA has just commissioned its second Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) system at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL); a PRM system has been operational at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) since 1997. PRM is a high-update-rate radar surveillance system that is certified to provide simultaneous independent approaches to closely spaced parallel runways. Four additional PRM implementations at selected capacity-constrained U.S. airports are planned in 2002. For more information, contact Bob Lamond at [email protected]. For more information, visit the NBAA Web site at:
www.nbaa.org/airspace

SEATTLE SECURITY SEMINAR ON FEBRUARY 26
Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) and AIG Aviation will host a security seminar on Tuesday, February 26 at Boeing Field's Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with breakfast and lunch included. Topics to be addressed include NBAA's security initiative, FBO security, aircraft security checklists and air security. For more information and reservations, contact Lisa Campbell
at [email protected].

CONNECTICUT GROUP ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 20
A group will meet this Wednesday, February 20 to discuss the formation of a Connecticut business aviation group. All interested parties are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the CT Fire Academy, 34 Perimeter Rd., Bradley International Airport (BDL), Windsor Locks, CT. For more information, contact Dean Saucier at [email protected].

NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION TO FORM
Several NBAA Members have expressed an interest in establishing a North Carolina business aviation association. To learn more or get involved, contact Dean Saucier at d[email protected].

NORTH CAROLINA INDUCTS NEW AVIATION COUNCIL
On Tuesday, February 12 in Raleigh, the state of North Carolina inducted a new NCDOT Aviation Council, which exists to advise the governor on issues pertaining to all of aviation in North Carolina. The board is composed of senators and business professionals, including two NBAA Member Company representatives. For more information, contact Dean Saucier at
[email protected].

AZBAA HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL GOLF BENEFIT
Arizona Business Aviation Association (AzBAA) will host its first annual golf benefit on Saturday, April 6 at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, AZ at 1:00 p.m. The charity event will raise money for an endowment fund at Arizona State University created to foster business aviation education. For information, contact David Groppenbacher at
[email protected] or John Rudd at [email protected].

NEBRASKA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
On January 30, NeBAA hosted a record number of NBAA Members at a lunch that included presentations by Bob Lamond, NBAA director, air traffic services, and Paul H. Smith, NBAA regional representative. Lamond provided an update on the Air Traffic System as well as a review of the events following the September 11 tragedy. Smith provided insight into the NBAA Local Business Aviation Organization Committee, the Association's newest Standing Committee. For more information about this meeting, contact Smith at [email protected]; for details about the Local Business Aviation Organization Committee, visit:
www.nbaa.org/committees/local

NEW DETAILS ABOUT 2002 NBAA CONVENTION NOW ONLINE
NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention Attendees can now find the preliminary program schedule, updated hotel information, a badge registration form, and Award Banquet information on the NBAA Web site at:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2002/attendees

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
For the first time, NBAA's Corporate Aviation Management Committee and Maintenance Committee have combined their Conferences into one venue, the NBAA Leadership Conference, which will be held April 23 to 25 in Nashville, TN. Details about this event are now online at:
www.nbaa.org/seminars/leadership

WILMINGTON ATC USER DIALOGUE ON APRIL 5
NBAA has added a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) User Dialogue to its schedule on April 5 in Wilmington, DE. This event will start at 11:00 a.m. at a location to be determined; lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Bob Lamond at [email protected]g or Dean Saucier at [email protected].
www.nbaa.org/airspace/user_dialogue_schedule.htm

2002 MEMBER DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE ON CD-ROM
NBAA will be producing the 2002 Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft and Personnel in a new CD-ROM format as well as the traditional printed format. Association Members must choose one of the two available formats in order to receive a complimentary copy. To choose a format, order additional copies, or learn more information, contact [email protected] or visit the Directory request form at:
www.nbaa.org/cgi-bin2/dir_request.cgi

SCHOLARSHIP FORMS NOW AVAILABLE
Year 2002 application forms are now available on the NBAA Web site for the following NBAA scholarships: IBAA/PDP Scholarship, USAIG/PDP Scholarship, UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship and William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship. Learn about these and four other NBAA scholarship opportunities at:
www.nbaa.org/scholarships