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NBAA Update #02-35
Monday, September 2, 2002
SCOPE OF 9/11 TFRs STILL BEING DEBATED
BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) are likely on or about September 11 in the New York, Washington, DC and Somerset, PA areas, but the size, timing and scope of affected operations have not been finalized. The White House, Department of Defense and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are engaged in discussions to determine the final restrictions. Operators are reminded that any NOTAMs issued for September 11 TFRs are highly subject to change; check the latest NOTAMs prior to each flight. NBAA will disseminate any and all credible information as soon as it is received.
A RECORD-SETTING NBAA2002 BEGINS IN LESS THAN
As of last Thursday, NBAA's 55th Annual Meeting & Convention had registered 1,011 Exhibiting Companies, including 154 new Exhibitors, and is scheduled to have nearly 140 aircraft on Static Display. This year represents the first time that NBAA has registered more than 1,000 Exhibitors for a Show. Delegate attendance also was 26 percent ahead of the similar period in 2000 and 30 percent ahead of the 1999 number. To register for NBAA's 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, September 10, 11, 12 in Orlando, or learn more about the Convention, visit:
NBAA ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, AMERICAN
SPIRIT AWARD WINNERS
The keynote speakers for NBAA2002 will include Edsel Ford II, CEO of Pentastar Aviation, and Tom Blank of the Transportation Security Administration. In addition, NBAA will present its American Spirit Award to the passengers and crew of Flight 93. Accepting the American Spirit Award on their behalf will be Claudette Greene, widow of Flight 93 passenger Donald Greene and daughter-in-law of Dr. Leonard Greene, founder of Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and honoree of the 1996 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award. Complimentary Florida orange juice, coffee & croissants will be served beginning at 8:00 AM with the Opening General Session scheduled to begin in the auditorium above the main entrance of Hall C at 8:30 AM on Tuesday morning.
TSA EXPECTED TO
PARTICIPATE DURING NBAA2002
In addition to TSA's Tom Blank presentation at the NBAA2002 Opening General Session, TSA's Pam Hamilton, newly appointed manager of general aviation security policy, will participate in a "Meet the Regulators from TSA" Informational Session on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. NBAA encourages Members to attend both sessions. To review the Convention program schedule, visit:
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (STMP) SEPTEMBER 7 TO 13
In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating to and from the Orlando area in conjunction with the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, the FAA has issued procedures to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
MAKE YOUR NBAA STMP RESERVATION AT BOOTH #4027
The FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) and the NBAA GA Desk can help you make your Convention STMP reservations while attending the Show in Orlando. Visit Booth #4027 for assistance and to learn more about the ATCSCC and your GA Desk representation at the facility. For more information about subscribing to NBAA's GA Desk services, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected].
JOIN NBAA BY SEPT. 12 AND RECEIVE TWO FREE CONVENTION
If your company is not already a Member of NBAA, join by September 12 and receive two free NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention Delegate registrations. For more information, contact NBAA's Benjamin Jones at [email protected].
NBAA TAX CONFERENCE APPROVED BY FLORIDA
BAR FOR CREDIT
The Florida Bar has approved the NBAA 11th Annual Tax Conference for continuing education credit. This event will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 9 and 10, in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the NBAA Convention. Florida attorneys will receive 15.5 hours General Credit, 15.5 hours credit in Aviation Certification and 7.5 hours in Business Litigation. The Course number is 59372. For more information on this topic, contact NBAA's Greg Jackson at [email protected]. To register for the Conference, contact NBAA's Lydia Sampson at [email protected]. To learn more about the Conference, visit:
NBAA OFFERS FIRST IS-BAO FLIGHT
OPERATIONS MANUAL WORKSHOP
On September 8-9, in Orlando, FL, NBAA will conduct the first flight operations manual workshop based on the newly approved IBAC International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). For more information visit:
NBAA ANNOUNCES PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Press Conferences begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9. The NBAA Press Room, co-sponsored this year by NBAA and Bombardier Aerospace, will open officially on that day and time in the Orange County Convention Center, Room 312. For more information or to review the press conference schedule, visit:
TSA TOURS GA AIRPORTS AND CORPORATE FLIGHT DEPARTMENTS
Last Thursday, NBAA hosted officials from the TSA on a tour of Martin State Airport (MTN), just north of Baltimore, MD. The four-hour visit included stops at two flight departments based at MTN and a tour of the airport authority-run FBO and airport. The flight departments and FBO were able to highlight their security programs that control access to offices, hangars, aircraft and aircraft ramps. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at [email protected].
TSA EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR 12-5
The TSA published a notice in the August 28 Federal Register extending the comment period for those operators affected by the "Security Programs for Aircraft 12,500 Pounds or More," also known as the 12-5 Rule. Comments may be submitted to the TSA through September 30, 2002. The security program compliance date will be December 1, 2002. Download the notice in PDF format at:
LEARJET ACCIDENT LEXINGTON, KY
On August 30, Learjet 35 operated by an air ambulance service overshot the runway at Blue Grass Airport. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported four injured and one fatality. The NTSB is expected to issue a preliminary accident report later this week. For more information, email [email protected].
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN RICHMOND, VA THIS WEEK
Busch and Winston Cup NASCAR races will take place at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7. In addition to the usual air and ramp traffic, more than 180 aircraft are expected to arrive at Richmond International Airport (RIC) starting on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6; these aircraft are expected to depart on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7. To avoid possible delays during these days, you may want to use alternate airports in the Richmond area. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
CONCORD (NC) REGIONAL AIRPORT PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 17
The Concord Regional Airport (JQF) in Concord, NC, has completed its engineering and planning study for the expansion of its runway extension from 5,500 feet to 7,400 feet to accommodate larger jet aircraft and a safety area. There will be a public workshop for environmental assessment of the extension on September 17 at the Hangar B Conference Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments by contacting Talbert and Bright, Engineering and Planning Consultants, at [email protected] or Richard Lewis, JQF airport manager, at [email protected]. On September 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., a pilot controller forum will be held at Hangar B Conference Center. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
WESTCHESTER, NY CAREER FAIR ON SEPTEMBER 27
The Westchester Career Fair will feature several corporate, military and commercial aircraft on display as well as a number of exhibitors representing government, equipment manufacturers and distributors, training institutions, colleges and aviation associations. The event will be held on Friday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Career Fair will be open exclusively to school groups on the 27th and to students, parents and the general public on the 28th. Volunteers are needed for both days to perform various functions; they are particularly needed on the 27th. To volunteer, contact Verizon's John Johnston at [email protected]. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
NY TRACON ISSUES LETTER TO AIRMEN
RE: CLIMB/DESCENT PROCEDURES
Recently, there have been several incidents in which less-than-standard separation between aircraft occurred as a result of non-standard climb/descent rates, failure to activate transponder equipment, or selection of an incorrect beacon code. This Letter to Airmen serves as a reminder to the aviation community of AIM-related paragraphs and details the procedures to be used. All NBAA Members are encouraged to read this letter and comply with proper procedures. The letter is now available for download in PDF format at:
THIS WEEK'S ONLINE NBAA POLL
What percentage of your company's aircraft are equipped for DRVSM? To contribute and see the poll's results in real time, visit the NBAA web site at:
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: SECURITY AND
BUSINESS AVIATION ACCESS
Review NBAA President Jack Olcott's comments on the temporary flight restrictions imposed for the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at: