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NBAA Update #02-45
Monday, November 11, 2002
OUTGOING 107TH, INCOMING 108TH CONGRESS WORKING ON AVIATION
Preparations are underway for Republican control of both the U.S. House and Senate following last week's historic midterm elections. Several issues affecting aviation are under consideration by Congress, including a continuing resolution to fund the government over the near term, as well as homeland security legislation, FAA reauthorization and security measures. Among other imminent gavel handoffs, Senator John McCain is likely to return as chairman of the Senate Committee for Commerce, Science and Transportation, with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison becoming Chairman of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee. Review the 2002 election results in Elections & Candidates section of the Contact Congress area of NBAA's Web site at www.nbaa.org/congress. For more information contact Pete West at [email protected].
COMPLIANCE DATE FOR 12-5 STANDARD
SECURITY PROGRAM EXTENDED
On November 6, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an official notice extending the compliance date for the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) to February 1, 2003. The notice, which was subsequently published in the November 8, 2002, Federal Register, refers to a template curriculum that TSA is developing for the training requirement contained within the rule and discusses the difficulty that some operators are having with the required Fingerprint Criminal History Record Check. Download the TSA notice in PDF format as it appeared in November 8 Federal Register at:
THURSDAY'S DALLAS/FORT WORTH FORUM EXPECTED
TO BE WELL ATTENDED
More than 1,000 Attendees and nearly 70 participating companies are expected at the NBAA Dallas/Fort Worth-Area Business Aviation Forum & Static Display at Fort Worth's Meacham International Airport on Thursday, November 14. Offerings from Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon Jet, Gulfstream, Piaggio, Piper, Raytheon, Socata and others will be on a Static Display featuring more than 25 aircraft. In addition, more than 50 Exhibitors will display their products and services in the airport terminal area. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's Benjamin Jones at [email protected] or visit:
DEADLINE FOR NBAA COMPENSATION & BENCHMARK SURVEY
The deadline for NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey submissions is Friday, November 15. Eligible NBAA Members may submit compensation and benchmark data for calendar year 2001 via NBAA's secure online survey form, gaining free online access to the first edition of survey results. Survey entries received through Friday, November 15 will be included in a later, second edition of recompiled survey results. To participate, visit:
AT NORTHEAST AIRPORTS, CUSTOMS OPERATIONS AGAIN "BUSINESS AS USUAL"
Last week's NBAA Update reported that U.S. Customs had adjusted their hours of operation at three Northeast airports -- Stewart Airport (SWF), Westchester County Airport (HPN), and Teterboro Airport (TEB) -- due to budgets, personnel and the need to cover the Port of Elizabeth, NJ. Within two days of notification, U.S. Customs was able to rescind the hours adjustment and has returned to a nearly normal condition with the hours of operation stated as "business as usual." However, U.S. Customs at Newark International Airport (EWR) requests that those in need of Customs should call at least two days in advance to ensure that Customs personnel will be available for inspections. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
NYTRACON STANDARD IFR HELICOPTER DEPARTURE
PROCEDURES FROM NYC HELIPORTS
Review the information provided by Matt Zuccaro of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council for NYTRACON standard IFR Helicopter Departure procedures from Manhattan, NYC, heliports.
REACHBAC LUNCHEON AT DULLES
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NOV. 20
An Operation REACHBAC luncheon and briefing will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at the WorldCom aviation facilities located on Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia. NBAA President Jack Olcott, TSA Federal Security Director Scott McHugh and several key Congressional staff members from Virginia will be on hand to explain policies and answer questions. For more information or to RSVP, contact NBAA's June DeFontes at [email protected] or visit:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL & OTHER WORKSHOPS
NBAA requires its Corporate Members to employ a Flight Operations Manual to enable their flight department to provide high quality, safe and reliable services. To help Members achieve this requirement, NBAA has offered a Flight Operations Manual Workshop for more than 20 years. Now, the Association seeks proposals from qualified candidates to develop and present an updated Flight Operations Manual Workshop, as well as proposals for its Maintenance Manual Workshop and Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop. Interested parties should submit proposals via e-mail attachments in Word format to NBAA's Marie Wilkins at [email protected] no later than December 9. For more information, contact Wilkins at [email protected].
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM COURSES
NBAA requests proposals for new Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses. Interested parties should prepare their PDP Course proposals for review and approval by the NBAA PDP Review Committee by first examining the NBAA PDP Provider (Student) Information Packet, available through NBAA. Applications must be submitted by December 10. For more information or guidance on coordinating an application, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at [email protected].
NBAA HEADQUARTERS CLOSED TODAY IN HONOR OF VETERAN'S DAY
NBAA's Washington DC offices will reopen tomorrow, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.