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NBAA Update #02-43
Monday, October 28, 2002
NBAA DEEPLY SADDENED BY LOSS OF U.S. SENATOR PAUL WELLSTONE (D-MN) AND MEMBERS OF HIS
FAMILY, STAFF AND AIRCRAFT CREW
"The National Business Aviation Association and the entire business aviation community are deeply saddened by the fatal crash of a Beech King Air A100 on October 25 in Minnesota, resulting in the untimely death of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter, members of his staff and the crew," said NBAA President Jack Olcott. "We have offered our heartfelt condolences, as well as the full resources of the Association where needed, to assist all affected by this terrible tragedy."
PILOTS REQUIRED TO CARRY PHOTO IDs BEGINNING TODAY
Effective October 28, pilots must carry photo identification along with their pilot certificate while exercising the privileges of a pilot license. Acceptable photo IDs include a state-issued driver's license, a government or military ID card, a passport or a photo ID issued by an air carrier or airport operator that allows the holder unescorted access to a secure area at an airport regulated under 49 CFR part 1542. When requested, pilots must present their photo IDs to a law enforcement officer or an authorized representative of the NTSB or TSA. Although the FAA said this procedure "provides a positive short-term measure to enhance security throughout the general aviation community," the agency "will continue to work in conjunction with the TSA to determine what further actions need to be taken to improve airman certification process." Comments on the rule may be submitted until November 27 at http://dms.dot.gov. For more information, contact NBAA's Eric Ramsdell at email@example.com.
NBAA URGES MEMBERS
TO COMMENT ON BURBANK PART 161 STUDY
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority continues efforts to restrict night aircraft operations at Burbank Airport (BUR). As a part of its FAR Part 161 study, the Authority proposes to ban all aircraft operations between 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., with the stated goal being "to eliminate or significantly reduce nighttime flight noise at Burbank Airport now and in the future." Should the FAA accept this study and its results, NBAA is concerned that it would have a devastating affect on business aviation at BUR and would set a dangerous precedent nationally. As part of the FAR Part 161 study process, the Airport Authority now is requesting public comments regarding the cost-benefit of such a curfew. NBAA urges Members to comment via http://www.burbankpart161.org/comment.shtml. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAA REVIEWS McCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RNAV PROCEDURES
FAA and industry representatives recently met to review and plan improvements to RNAV procedures for Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport (LAS). Since the implementation of the LAS RNAV, the airport has experienced numerous flight course deviations, prompting a concern for safety. Improved procedures will be developed in response to these concerns. In the meantime, operators should continue to review pertinent NOTAMs and Letters to Airmen carefully and expect RNAV STARs only to R/W 25L. All other approaches will be handled via radar vectors. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at email@example.com or Bob Lamond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S.-JAPAN BUSINESS LEADERS SUPPORT IMPROVED BUSINESS AVIATION ACCESS TO JAPAN
A joint statement from the U.S.-Japan/Japan-U.S. Business Councils called for "further improvement" in business aviation access to Japan. Following the 39th Annual U.S.-Japan Business Conference held in Tokyo on October 22, 2002, the statement acknowledged improvement in access for business aircraft at Narita and Haneda airports, but said "Japan still lags behind most other countries in its policies and practices toward business aviation." This effort, spearheaded by Bryan Moss, Vice Chairman, Gulfstream Aerospace, and NBAA Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Pete West, with the support of the Japan Business Aviation Association, also led the Councils to emphasize the need for a more favorable regulatory environment for charter operations; the elimination of pre-certification requirements for aircraft parts on Japanese-registered aircraft; and the revision of training requirements for business aviation pilots and maintenance personnel. For more information contact NBAA's Pete West at email@example.com.
NBAA HOSTS CHINESE AVIATION OFFICIALS FOR DIALOGUE ABOUT BUSINESS AVIATION
A delegation of representatives from organizations providing air traffic control in China was welcomed by senior NBAA officials to the Associations Washington, DC headquarters on Monday, October 21, 2002. The gathering, which also involved senior officials from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, provided a venue for positive presentations by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC), the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB), the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAF) under the umbrella of the State Air Traffic Control Commission. In response, NBAA President Jack Olcott offered insight into the value of business aviation, as did NBAA Board Member and IBAC Chairman Paul Stinebring, Assistant Manager, Flight Operations, Emerson Electric. For more information contact NBAAs Pete West at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRI·WEFA STUDY: THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC
IMPACT OF CIVIL AVIATION
This study by DRI·WEFA (now "Global Insight") and Campbell-Hill Aviation, initiated and supported by NBAA and the Air Transport Association, The Boeing Company, Aerospace Industries Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, and the Cargo Airline Association, provides insight into the contribution of civil aviation to the U.S. economy and the quality of life of its citizens, with specific reference to the economic and employment costs of congestion and delay. The Study concludes that civil aviation contributes more than $900 billion (9% of the total U.S. GDP, with 1 dollar in 9 contributed by general aviation) and 11 million jobs annually to the U.S. economy. For more information contact NBAA's Pete West at email@example.com. Review the study online at:
TOMORROW'S LITTLE ROCK REACHBAC
EVENT FEATURES FIVE SPEAKERS
An NBAA Operation REACHBAC breakfast and briefing will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29 at the Holiday Inn Little Rock Airport East in Little Rock, AR. The featured speakers for this event are Jerry Henderson, TSA federal security director for Little Rock International Airport; John Knight, Arkansas director of aeronautics; Mike Zenkovich, FAA Flight Standards manager; H.A. Sonny Lewis, Air Traffic Service manager; and Jack Olcott, NBAA president. For more information, visit:
DALLAS/FORTH WORTH FORUM TO INCLUDE
Dr. Mark Josel, former Naval aviator, flight surgeon, current CFII, internist and senior aviation medical examiner, will conduct a medical briefing titled, "Your Medical, Your License & Your Job" at the NBAA Dallas/Fort Worth-Area Business Aviation Forum & Static Display on Thursday, November 14. Josel will discuss over-the-counter and prescription medication, medical history, fatigue and the proper method of completing a medical application. Attendance for the Dallas/Fort Worth Forum is free, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, visit:
OPERATORS INVITED TO FAA ATCSCC TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COURSE
NBAA Members are invited to the FAA's Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) National Traffic Management Course (NTMC). The NTMC is a three-day seminar-style course that focuses on the importance of applying traffic management in a system-wide manner to ensure a safe, orderly, expeditious and economic flow of air traffic. Specifically, discussions will revolve around National Airspace System stakeholder perspectives on traffic management, collaborative decision making and improvements to present stakeholder working relationships. Stakeholders include controllers, pilots, airline personnel and general aviation users. For more information or to participate, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAR FORUM TO BE HELD THIS WEDNESDAY IN DALLAS/FORT
The FAA's High Altitude Redesign (HAR) Program will host a user forum on Wednesday, October 30 in the Dallas/Forth Worth, TX area. HAR is a top-down national redesign of enroute airspace that will provide connectivity between local airspace redesign efforts. The October 30 forum will address the proposed concepts and airspace changes. To attend, contact FAA's Larry Bicknell at email@example.com or John Timmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review the HAR invitation online at:
FLORIDA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING NEXT MONDAY
The Florida Business Aviation Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, in West Palm Beach at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Rd. at Congress Ave., near West Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). New members are welcome to attend, and dinner will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at email@example.com.
LONG ISLAND BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING THIS THURSDAY
The Long Island Business Aviation Association, coming off of a successful membership drive, will hold its quarterly meeting at Atlantic Aviation at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31. For more information and directions, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICHIGAN BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION EVENTS ON NOVEMBER 12
The Michigan Business Aviation Association (MBAA) will hold a membership meeting, legislative reception, awards luncheon and educational seminar from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on November 12 in the House Office Building, Mackinac Room, 5th Floor, Lansing, MI. The legislative briefing will provide an update on key airport, safety and election issues in Michigan. The educational seminar will feature the following speakers: NBAA President Jack Olcott, Michigan DOT's Tom Krashen and Rick Hammond, and AIG Aviation, Inc.'s Ray Stanton. To register, contact MBAA at (517) 371-2223; for more information, contact NBAA's John Balsiger at email@example.com.
PA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DRIVE THIS WEDNESDAY
The Pennsylvania Business Aviation Association will hold its annual membership drive meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30. The guest speaker will be Charles Chase, the new TSA director for the Harrisburg region. For more information and directions, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREATE CUSTOM QUERIES FOR NBAA COMPENSATION
Survey participants in the 2002 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey now are able to create their own aircraft-specific and location-specific reports for salary data. Eligible NBAA Members may continue to submit compensation and benchmark data for calendar year 2001 via NBAA's secure online survey form until November 15, 2002, which gives them free access to survey results. Survey entries received through Friday, November 15 will be included in a later, second edition of recompiled survey results. For more information, visit:
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: DOING OUR PART
Review NBAA President Jack Olcott's comments on business aviation security at: