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NBAA Update #02-28
Monday, July 15, 2002
JUST EIGHT WEEKS FROM TOMORROW
NBAA's 55th Annual Meeting & Convention - this year in Orlando - will address the concerns of the business aviation community in general, and in the past year in particular. Two special Informational Sessions will focus specifically on security issues. Security Session I: NBAA Update on New Federal Security Requirements, will be held on Tuesday, September 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm and Security Session II: Best Practices and Guidelines for Flight Department Security, will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. To learn more or to view a full listing of Informational Sessions offered at the Convention, visit:
SECURITY CONCERNS CONTINUE FOR FEDERAL REGULATORS
Members should be aware that Federal officials at many levels continue to have security concerns regarding the general aviation community. Based partly on internal intelligence reports, security threat assumptions, familiarity and relative comfort with airline industry, and the comparatively unregulated nature of general aviation operations vis-à-vis scheduled commercial carriers, Federal officials remain wary of GA ops. A meeting will take place this Friday to explore these and other issues between NBAA President Jack Olcott, other trade association principles and Department of Transportation, Homeland Security and other Federal security officials.
COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS
ON AUGUST 1
On August 1, the first edition of this year's NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey results will be available in PDF format to survey participants. Eligible NBAA Members may continue to submit compensation and benchmark data for calendar year 2001 via NBAA's secure online survey form until November 1, 2002, giving them free access to survey results. Survey entries received through November 1 will be included in a later, second edition of recompiled survey results. Eligible Members may access the secure online survey form at:
IS-BAO TO BE PRESENTED AT SEPTEMBER
NBAA FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL WORKSHOP
Developed over 2 years by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) with active participation by NBAA, the other 11 IBAC member associations and the aviation insurance industry, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) incorporates the best practices of flight departments around the world, helping operators achieve a high level of safety, security and professionalism. IS-BAO will be the basis for all future NBAA Flight Operations Manual Workshops, with the first being September 8-9, 2002, in conjunction with the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention. For more information on the Flight Operations Manual Workshop, visit www.nbaa.org/seminars/fomw/fomw_2002_09.htm. For more information in IS-BAO, visit www.ibac.org/is-bao/isbao.htm.
AIR 21 MAKES SLOTS AT ORD A THING OF
A provision of the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), passed in April 2000, went into effect on July 1, 2002, eliminating the requirement for slots at Chicago O'Hare (ORD). AIR 21 will eliminate the slot programs for Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on January 1, 2007. For more on the future of slot programs, Members are encouraged to review Draft Advisory Circular 93-1, which provides an overview of the FAA's proposed overhaul of the slot-reservation process.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN NEW ENGLAND THIS WEEK
Members traveling to New Hampshire, Boston, or Maine this week may run into delays on Thursday, July 18, and again on Sunday, July 21 due to a NASCAR event at New Hampshire International Speedway. More than 180 aircraft are expected to travel into the region and possibly affect air traffic congestion at the following airports: Manchester (MHT), Concord (CON) and Laconia (LCI). Please plan flights accordingly to avoid delays and congestion. For more information, visit the Race Team Aviation Association web site at http://www.rtaa.org or contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
FLORIDA AIRSPACE UNAFFECTED BY SPACE SHUTTLE FLIGHTS DURING JULY AND AUGUST
According to NASA officials, there will be no Space Shuttle missions in July and August, sparing users of the airspace around the Kennedy Space Center from restrictions accompanying launches since September 11. However, Space Shuttle Program Manager Ron Dittemore said that additional shuttle flights may occur in September. NBAA is monitoring the possible effects of NASA launches in September, when the Association will hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando. For more information, contact NBAA's Ops Service Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEATTLE-AREA TSA DIRECTOR TO SPEAK TO PNBAA TOMORROW
NBAA Members are invited to attend the Tuesday, July 16 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA), which will feature guest speaker Robert Blunk, the recently appointed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Federal security director for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). For meeting details, visit the PNBAA web site at www.pnbaa.org/Next%20Mtg.htm. To RSVP, contact Mark McIntyre at email@example.com. For more information, contact McIntyre or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ASKS FOR NBAA MEMBER ASSISTANCE
Oakland International Airport (OAK) officials and the Port of Oakland ask that NBAA Members and itinerant operators heed the Port's voluntary noise abatement procedures. According to one OAK official, compliance is outstanding, but improvement is possible. As with numerous U.S. airports, OAK suffers from residential development encroachment and the associated lack of tolerance for airport operations. Adherence to safe and best-practice noise abatement procedures is necessary to ensure business aviation's continued free access to the nation's airport system. For more information, visit the NBAA Noise Abatement Program web site at www.nbaa.org/noise and the NBAA Airport Noise Summary web site at www.nbaa.org/airportnoise. Send questions or comments to NBAA's Dan Burkhart at email@example.com or NBAA's Jeff Gilley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PENNSYLVANIA GROUP FORMS; PLANS FOR THREE CHAPTERS
The Pennsylvania Business Aviation Association (PBAA) now plans on creating three chapters: Eastern, Central and Western. Although previous meetings have been located in central Pennsylvania, as the association grows, future meetings will be held in each of the three regions. The PBAA intends to address several issues affecting PA operators, including the safety-zone implementation at Capital City Airport (CXY), which effectively will reduce the length of useable runway to less than 5,000 feet. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
MORRISTOWN AVIATION ASSOCIATION TO MEET THIS TUESDAY IN NEW JERSEY
The Morristown Aviation Association will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at D.M. Airport Developers, 8 Airport Rd. Morristown, NJ. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROGER WHYTE ELECTED TO NBAA BOARD
Roger Whyte, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Cessna Aircraft Company, has joined the NBAA Board of Directors. As the Vice Chairman of the NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council, Whyte serves the Board as a voting ex-officio Member.
COCA-COLA's FLIGHT DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Based at Charlie Brown Airport in Atlanta, Coca-Cola this Friday celebrates its 50th year in operation, joining an elite group of business aviation pioneers. NBAA congratulates Coke's flight department on reaching this important milestone.
CONCORDIA MBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
DUE BY JULY 31
NBAA's newest scholarship, the 2002 Concordia International Aviation MBA Scholarship, was created to benefit business aviation executives employed by NBAA Member Companies who pursue Concordia University's Master of Business Administration in global aviation. Applications for this scholarship are available online at:
WHITE PLAINS, NY TAX FORUM WILL
BE HELD THIS FRIDAY
Several new rulings affecting aviation will be discussed at an NBAA Tax Forum this Friday, July 19 in White Plains, NY. This event will include a special segment dealing specifically with state taxation rules of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Over 60 participants have registered for this event. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's Lydia Sampson at email@example.com or visit:
PENTASTAR AVIATION HOLDS OPEN HOUSE
On Friday July 12, Pentastar Aviation held an open house at their Pontiac, Michigan facility at Oakland Country Airport with nearly 500 invited guests and 22 aircraft on static display. Edsel Ford II, CEO of Pentastar Aviation, will be the keynote speaker at the Opening General Session at the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention.
UPDATE REPLACES DIGEST AS A PRIMARY
NEWS SOURCE FOR NBAA MEMBERS
Because of NBAA Update's success, the Association has discontinued its printed NBAA Digest newsletter. Read more in an article by NBAA President Jack Olcott at: