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NBAA Update #03-05
Monday, February 3, 2003
TSA TO EXTEND COMPLIANCE DEADLINES TO APRIL 1
NBAA was advised by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official on January 30, 2003, that the compliance dates for both the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) and the Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP) are to be extended until April 1, 2003. Download the official notifications in PDF format; for the TFSSP, visit www.nbaa.org/ops/security/tfssp.pdf, and for the PCSSP, visit www.nbaa.org/ops/security/pcssp.pdf
PRIVATE CHARTER SCREENING TRAINING AVAILABLE
The PCSSP requires regulated operators to ensure that all passengers and accessible baggage are screened prior to boarding the aircraft. This requirement applies to charter operators of aircraft 45,500 kg (100,309.3 lbs.) or more, or with a passenger-seating configuration of 61 or more. To comply with this requirement, the Private Charter Rule allows "non-TSA" screeners who have completed TSA-approved private charter screener training to perform the screening. TSA screeners who have completed the TSA-approved basic screener-training course also may perform screening at TSA checkpoints for private charter operations. For more information, visit:
FAA PROPOSES PART 125 AND 135 REGULATORY REVIEW
In the February 3, 2003, Federal Register, the FAA issued a Notice and Request for Comments on a comprehensive regulatory review of 14 CFR Parts 125 and 135. This review also will encompass related portions of Parts 91, 119, 121 and other regulations, as appropriate, according to the notice. Comments on this notice may be filed on or before June 3, 2003. Download the notice as it appeared in the Federal Register in PDF format at:
CONSTRUCTION OF TALL TOWER COULD HAMPER EWR, TEB OPERATIONS
In a January 30 letter to the FAA, NBAA President Jack Olcott declared, "NBAA adamantly objects to the construction of the proposed 2,000-foot tower at Bayonne, NJ. The enormous height of the tower, which exceeds the allowable criteria of FAR Part 77, coupled with its proposed location in the middle of the busiest terminal airspace in the world, would unquestionably create conditions not conducive to the safe and efficient use of airspace." Association officials are not only concerned about the adverse impact the tower would have on visual approaches to Runway 29 at Newark (EWR), but they believe that compromising approaches into EWR will have a "negative domino effect" on operations at Teterboro (TEB).
RECONFIGURED HIGH-ALTITUDE AIRSPACE TO BE PHASED
IN STARTING MAY 15
High-altitude operations in seven Air Route Traffic Control Centers in the western U.S. are scheduled to change starting on May 15, the date now set for introduction of reconfigured airspace at FL 390 and above. Jet routes will be eliminated as the FAA moves toward implementing true point-to-point RNAV-based navigation, which will shorten routes and thus save operators time and fuel. The timetable for the phased introduction of this fundamental change in handling aircraft was discussed by FAA officials today during a High-Altitude Redesign (HAR) briefing conducted at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which is being held this week in Anaheim, CA. Additional HAR briefings will be conducted February 10 in Boca Raton, FL, and February 13 in Des Moines, IA. Review the schedule for future HAR briefings at:
TSA AVIATION REGULATORY INSPECTION DIVISION HAS NEW MAILING ADDRESS
NBAA Members should note that the TSA Aviation Regulatory Inspection Division has a new address as follows: TSA Headquarters East, 11th Floor, TSA-7; Aviation Regulatory Inspection Division - Air Carrier Inspections; 400 Seventh Street SW; Washington, DC 20590; Attention: Gail Richards (#1180S) or Lon Siro (#1183S), Principal Security Inspectors. For more information, contact the TSA's Lon Siro at [email protected].
NOTE TWO NEW FAX NUMBERS FOR TSA WAIVERS
The fax numbers for the TSA Waiver Office reported in last week's NBAA Update issue were incorrect. The International Wavier Office has two fax numbers: the primary fax number is (571) 227-1947, and a secondary fax number is (571) 227-2920. The Domestic Waiver Office fax number is (571) 227-2948. For more information, visit:
CNS/ATM IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE HAS BEEN
NBAA's CNS/ATM implementation timeline was updated recently to include avionics requirements through 2023. To review the timeline, visit:
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: WHERE CAN
I OBTAIN THE IBAC AIRCREW CARD?
NBAA's Answer: The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) issues upon request an "Aircrew Identification Card" to members of organizations belonging to IBAC, including NBAA. The card is designed to help airport officials identify business aircraft crewmembers and expedite clearance and security formalities. For more information or to apply for a card, visit:
IBAC CD PROMOTES BUSINESS AVIATION TO COMMUNITIES
The International Business Aviation Council, in conjunction with its member organizations, including NBAA, has created an 11-minute video on CD-ROM titled "Business Aviation: A Key to Community Prosperity." The video demonstrates the value of business aviation and its benefits to local communities. It was designed for use by airports, FBOs and other airport tenants as a promotional piece. Members of the business aviation community may request complimentary copies of the CD via e-mail to [email protected].
NBAA COMMENTS ON BUSINESS AVIATION ISSUES DURING JITI CONFERENCE
During the recent Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) conference in Washington, DC, NBAA emphasized the need to improve the operating environment for U.S. and Japanese commercial airlines, which has been a significant goal of the U.S.-Japan Business Council since July 2000. DOT Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeff Shane commented favorably on the growing trend by U.S. and Japanese companies to rely on regular corporate shuttles between the two countries to transport company-related personnel. For more information about JITI conference results, contact NBAA's Pete West at [email protected].
AVIATION & SPACE STAKEHOLDERS COALITION MEETING RESULTS
Last week's meeting of the Aviation & Space Stakeholders Coalition focused in part on the DRI-WEFA/Campbell-Hill study "National Economic Impact of Civil Aviation," commissioned by NBAA, ATA, Boeing, AIA, GAMA and CAA. NBAA encouraged the coalition to highlight the compelling economic impact of civil aviation before Bush Administration and Congressional decision-makers. The Coalition also considered a strategy for implementing the recommendations of President Bush's Aerospace Commission. For more information about this meeting, contact NBAA's Pete West at [email protected].
DELAWARE LOWERS TAX ON BUSINESS AIRCRAFT PURCHASES
On Friday, the Governor of Delaware signed Senate Bill 3, which became effective Saturday, February 1. This Act exempts from the wholesalers' and retailers' license and gross receipts tax on the sale of aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or more. For the entire text of Senate Bill 3, go to http://www.legis.state.de.us/BillTracking. For more information about business aviation tax issues in general, visit:
WORCESTER REG. AIRPORT (MA) TRAFFIC AND TENANTS INCREASE POSSIBLE
Scheduled commercial service has ended at the Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, MA. However, millions of dollars have been spent in recent years to improve the airport, and Massachusetts recently amended its tax structure to better support the aviation community, which may help to increase general aviation traffic and the number of based tenants at ORH. For more information about Massachusetts business aviation issues, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
NORTH CAROLINA AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS
Moore County Airport (SOP) in North Carolina is no longer serviced by Piedmont and no commercial service is scheduled. However, this has not deterred the airport from making improvements, such as adding a new pilots' lounge. Bobby Cox, director of operations at SOP, sees opportunity for growth in the corporate aviation segment. In addition, Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport (TTA) is growing and winning new business now that the FAA has named TTA a reliever airport for Raleigh-Durham (RDU). For more information about North Carolina business aviation issues, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
SOUTH FLORIDA MEETING TO INCLUDE HAR BRIEFING
ON FEB. 10
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its quarterly meeting next Monday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel Boca Raton, 2000 NW 19th St., Boca Raton, FL. Meeting highlights will include featured speaker Bruce Buchmann of the TSA and an FAA briefing on the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) Program planned for 2003 in seven western Air Route Traffic Control Centers. For more information about the SFBAA meeting or to RSVP, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected]. To review the latest HAR Program briefing schedule, visit the NBAA web site at:
OLCOTT TO SPEAK AT FAA DRVSM SEMINAR IN LOS ANGELES
This Tuesday and Wednesday in Los Angeles, the FAA will hold a U.S. Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (DRVSM) Seminar, which is designed to educate the aviation community on RVSM aircraft and operator approval processes and to provide contacts for information. The seminar also will outline FAA plans to enhance the guidance provided to both its field inspectors and the aviation industry. NBAA President Jack Olcott will lead off the Tuesday morning session. Walk-ins are welcome at this event, which will be held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 9750 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, (310) 645-4600. NBAA's Staff is working with the FAA RVSM team to make sure its Members have access to the latest information and guidance; for more information about DRVSM, NBAA Members may visit:
DON'T MISS NBAA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, FEB.
17-20 IN COLORADO SPRINGS
This year's NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) Leadership Conference, to be held February 17 to 20 in Colorado Springs, CO, will explore the theme "Leadership & Management: Striking the Balance." This Conference will address a number of critical issues facing managers in today's challenging workplace. Attendees will gain practical and effective approaches to leadership that apply to professional flight department, maintenance and scheduling managers, and a special session will be held each day to address specific challenges brought forward by the Attendees. The Conference also will be held in conjunction with a special Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop and Professional Development Program Course. For more information or to register, visit:
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORUM TO INCLUDE WORKSHOPS AND
NBAA invites business aviation community members in the Los Angeles/Long Beach metropolitan region to attend the Association's third Business Aviation Forum & Static Display on Friday, March 28 at Long Beach Airport (LGB). This day-long event will feature several workshops and briefings, including updates from the TSA, a session with aviation tax and insurance professionals, and maintenance seminars provided by Duncan Aviation and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association. The Southern California Forum also will feature dozens of indoor vendor exhibits and an outdoor static display of aircraft. Forum activities will commence at AirFlite's FBO with a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and be held throughout the day. The static display and vendor exhibits will be open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit:
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT SCHEDULERS
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, in conjunction with seven corporate sponsors, today awarded a total of $35,000 in scholarship funds to 10 individuals who seek to advance their professional development as business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. The scholarships were presented during the Opening General Session of NBAA's 14th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Anaheim, CA, which also featured an address by NBAA President Jack Olcott and a keynote speech by Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh. For more information, visit:
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND DOSWELL AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB.
NBAA is now accepting 2003 nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. Nominations are due to NBAA by February 15, 2003.
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