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NBAA Update #03-12
Monday, March 24, 2003
TFRs AND SPECIAL NOTAMs ISSUED IN
RESPONSE TO CODE ORANGE
The FAA has issued several security-related NOTAMs since last Monday, March 17, when the Department of Homeland Security raised the national threat level to Code Orange (High). These NOTAMs have created airspace restrictions or controls for various U.S. regions, including the Chicago, New York and Washington metropolitan areas. The state of New Jersey also has announced a new requirement, effective this Friday, that will necessitate two aircraft locks on all aircraft remaining in New Jersey more than 24 hours, as well as facility emergency notification signage, which together will affect thousands of aircraft at hundreds of airports. NBAA urges operators to check NOTAMs before conducting flight operations. For the latest business aviation information, visit the NBAA home page at www.nbaa.org. For details about recent airspace restrictions, visit:
WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAMs)?
In addition to receiving a pre-flight briefing from a flight service station specialist, NBAA Members can access NOTAMs from several web sites. Domestic, international and special NOTAMs, as well as temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) and information pertaining to national security can be found on the FAA web site at http://www.faa.gov/NTAP/index.htm. The FAA also has established the NAIMES program, which manages the CDM-ATCSCC web site. This site offers a large amount of aeronautical information, including the ability to search for NOTAMs along a flight path, within specific Center airspace, and within a defined radius of a location. This invaluable tool is available for free when you register at https://register.naimes.nas.faa.gov. Finally, NBAA posts major TFRs and frequently requested NOTAMs at:
NBAA MEMBERS URGED TO REMAIN VIGILANT
The business aviation community can contribute to peace by protecting against terrorism, said NBAA President Jack Olcott, who urges NBAA Members to review all security procedures and guard against complacency as the United States enters the first stage of its war with Iraq. Read the President's Perspective at:
DOT REVISES AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT
In a letter dated March 20, the U.S. Department of Transportation informed NBAA that it will allow inter-company chargebacks, timeshare and interchange arrangements between a parent company and a wholly-owned subsidiary if its president and/or at least two-thirds of its board of directors and other managing officers of either entity are not U.S. citizens but all other U.S. citizenship requirements are met. NBAA's successful effort for favorable clarification by the DOT on this issue can serve as a building block for further clarification, broadening the scope of the ruling to satisfy other elements of the business aviation community challenged by the Part 375 requirements. For more information, contact NBAA's Pete West at [email protected] To review the DOT's letter ruling in PDF format, visit:
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AVIATION FORUM
IN LONG BEACH THIS FRIDAY
NBAA's Southern California Business Aviation Forum & Static Display will be held this Friday, March 28 at the AirFlite facilities on Long Beach Airport (LGB). The Forum will feature more than 75 Exhibitors, over 35 aircraft on Static Display and 12 Informational Sessions. Briefings will be conducted on taxes, insurance, maintenance issues, management challenges and the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). A Forum highlight will be the aviation security briefing for the Southern California region, featuring TSA Federal Security Director Steven Shannon. Admission to the Forum is complimentary and includes breakfast and lunch. To register, review the program agenda, or obtain directions, visit:
LAKEFRONT AIRPORT PRIVATIZATION COMMENT PERIOD
EXTENDED; MEETING SET
On March 18, the FAA published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period on the proposed privatization of New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW) to May 23, 2003. A public meeting also has been scheduled for May 10 in the airport's Administration Building. For more information and to review the notice as it appeared in the Federal Register, visit:
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN FORT WORTH, TX AREA
Travelers in the Fort Worth, TX area may encounter congestion between Thursday, March 27 and Sunday, March 30 during the Winston Cup and Busch Series NASCAR races at the Texas Motor Speedway. Since the number of aircraft utilizing Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) is expected to increase drastically during the weekend, Special Traffic Management Procedures (STMPs) are in place at this airport. To avoid congestion and delays, plan flights accordingly. For more information contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION FORMED
Last week, the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association was formed to serve as a voice, resource and network for the aviation community in eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island. John Williams, vice chairman of Sentient Jet, was named president of the new association. A membership drive will take place within the next two weeks. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
CALVERTON AIRPORT IN LONG ISLAND, NY BEGINS OPERATIONS
Calverton Airport in Riverhead, Long Island, NY, recently began operations. The airport has two runways, the longest of which is 10,000 feet. Airport operator Northeast Holdings is pursuing the establishment of instrument approaches and seeks aircraft operators who desire to own the land upon which their hangars are erected. For more information, call (631) 758-7615 or NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
BUSINESS AVIATION SECURITY PANEL DISCUSSION TO BE HELD IN OHIO ON APR. 2
NBAA, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) Columbus, OH, office, and The Limited Brands corporate flight department have scheduled a business aviation security panel discussion to take place on Wednesday, April 2 at 3:00 pm. This event supports an effort to maintain the highest level of operational security for the business aviation industry in Ohio. The panel discussion will be held at Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH 43229, tel: (614) 882-2058. For more information, contact NBAA's John Balsiger at [email protected].
BLAKEY IS EBACE2003 OPENING GENERAL SESSION SPEAKER
NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) are pleased to announce that FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey will be the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session of EBACE2003, to be held May 7 through 9 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Opening General Session will be hosted by EBAA Chairman Brian M. Humphries and NBAA President Jack Olcott. It also will include presentations by Claude Probst, European Commission Air Transport advisor; George Paulson, Eurocontrol director of safety, airspace, airports & information services; and Georges Rebender, JAA director of operations. For more information, visit:
LABACE2003 PHOTOS AND PRESENTATIONS
Session presentations and photos from the First Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2003), held March 13 to 15 in São Paulo, Brazil, are now available online at www.labace.org. LABACE, jointly sponsored by NBAA and the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG), is the only Latin American event of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation. LABACE2003 surpassed expectations by registering 2,876 Attendees and featuring 88 Exhibiting Companies and 16 aircraft on Static Display. "NBAA was honored to partner with ABAG to produce an outstanding informational program and showcase for business aviation," said NBAA President Jack Olcott. For more information about LABACE2003 results, visit:
MORE THAN 450 ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL OPERATORS
CONFERENCE LAST WEEK
Held March 17 to 20 in Colorado Springs, CO, the NBAA 30th Annual International Operators Conference registered 454 Attendees who networked and learned about key issues for companies conducting international business aviation operations. PowerPoint presentations from the Conference will be made available on the NBAA web site in the near future at:
AVKIDS.COM ACTIVITY GUIDE MEETS
NATIONAL STANDARDS OF LEARNING
The AvKids Aviation Activity Guide & Teachers Resource can help teachers meet their Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements. The Activity Guide incorporates science, math, geography and language arts skills to help students in Grades 2 through 5 understand aviation. Download a list of how the AvKids Activity Guide meets the National SOLs at www.avkids.com/lounge/pdfs/avkids_natlsols.pdf. Order the Activity Guide for free online at: