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NBAA Update #03-41
Monday, October 13, 2003

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NBAA'S EFFORTS ON DCA ACCESS ENDORSED
The NBAA Board of Directors and President & CEO Shelley A. Longmuir said that the Association vigorously supports its continued and sustained initiatives to regain access to Washington National Airport (DCA) for all security-qualified general aviation operators. NBAA is confident that these efforts will yield the best results for all general aviation operations. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031009-075.php

ANNUAL MEETING & CONVENTION HAS RECORD NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS
NBAA's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention, held from October 7 to 9 at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center in Florida, closed with a total of 28,574 Attendees viewing the products and services of a record 1,068 Exhibiting Companies occupying nearly a million square feet of exhibit space. Read about Convention highlights at:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003

DONALD E. BALDWIN IS NEW CHAIRMAN OF NBAA
Election of officers for two-year terms took place on October 9 during the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention. The NBAA Board elected Donald E. Baldwin of The Coca Cola Company to serve as the Association's chairman of the Board and Kenneth E. Emerick of GM Worldwide Travel Services to serve as vice chairman. Jeffrey W. Lee of IBM Corporation, who had been elected by the Board in April 2003 as treasurer-elect, assumed his term as treasurer. George A. Saling of Altria Corporate Services, Inc. will serve on the Board's Executive Committee in the position of immediate past chairman. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031009-073.php

NBAA LEADERSHIP ASSUMES NEW RESPONSIBILITIES
On October 9, NBAA's Shelley A. Longmuir assumed the full responsibilities of NBAA president and chief executive officer, and Robert P. Warren took on the role of NBAA executive vice president, chief operating officer and corporate secretary. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031009-074.php

ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES WRIGHTS' ANNIVERSARY, FUTURE OF AVIATION
The NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention celebrated the 100th anniversary of powered flight with special observances on October 7 during its Opening General Session, which also featured major presentations by FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey and John Mica, the Florida Congressman who is chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/ogs.htm

NBAA, GAMA OFFICIALS DETAIL INDUSTRY INITIATIVES DURING MEDIA BREAKFAST
On October 7 during the traditional annual Media Kickoff Breakfast, co-hosted by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), NBAA President Shelley A. Longmuir discussed Association goals and initiatives, GAMA President Ed Bolen presented the general aviation manufacturers' perspective, and NBAA announced recipients of several 2003 scholarships and aviation journalism awards. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/mediabreakfast.htm

SECURITY CONCERNS HIGHLIGHTED IN TWO NBAA CONVENTION SESSIONS
The latest information on aviation security requirements and best practices was examined in two sessions held last week at NBAA's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention. Session 1 reviewed the latest Federal aviation security requirements, while Session 2 covered best practices and guidelines for flight department security. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/security.htm

SAFETY TOWN HALL MEETING FOCUSED ON CFIT, ALA PREVENTION
Last week's NBAA Safety Committee Town Hall Meeting featured presentations by two safety experts on the continuing problems of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and approach or landing (ALA) accidents, which unfortunately still account for a large percentage of corporate aircraft mishaps each year. In addition, the Safety Committee took time to publicly recognize the winners of the Association's 2003 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Awards. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/safetytownhall.htm

OPERATORS LEARN HOW IS-BAO CAN HELP RAISE BAR ON SAFETY
A briefing on the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) attracted a capacity crowd of operators during NBAA's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/isbao.htm

FORUM HELPS NBAA COMMITTEES COORDINATE TRAINING EFFORTS
Representatives from several NBAA Standing Committees -- Operations, Safety, Maintenance, Schedulers & Dispatchers and Flight Attendants -- met last week at the Training for Tomorrow Forum during the Association's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention to discuss ways to coordinate their efforts to provide better training to their constituencies. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/training.htm

NBAA EXAMINES NEED TO CONSIDER RELIABILITY & MAINTAINABILITY
Efforts to develop an industry standard for enhanced reliability and maintainability (R&M) took a giant step forward last week as an NBAA working group described the efforts of operators and manufacturers to jointly develop a common format that will allow apples-to-apples comparisons of aircraft R&M. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/ferms.htm

TFRs FOR FRESNO AND RIVERSIDE, CA THIS WEEK
President Bush is scheduled to attend events in Fresno, CA on October 15 and Riverside, CA on October 15 and 16. The associated temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) may prohibit general aviation operations at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), Fresno-Chandler Downtown Airport (FCH), Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL), San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), Rialto Municipal Airport (Miro Field; L67), Redlands Municipal Airport (L12) and other smaller airports for brief periods during the two days. Since other TFRs may be announced shortly before they go into effect, Members must continue to use all resources to prevent flying into restricted airspace. Operators are urged to review NOTAMs carefully prior to every flight. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/airspace/restrictions

DOES NBAA HAVE A SIFL RATE CALCULATOR?
NBAA's web site has a Personal Use Calculator available that allows Members to compute the value of a flight when using a business aircraft for personal use. The standard industry fare level (SIFL) rate method is one approved way to determine the amount of imputation to an employee's income. Information about personal use of employer provided aircraft and the Personal Use Calculator can be found on NBAA's web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/taxes

FAA ALASKAN REGION WEB SITE UPDATE
The FAA Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region web site has been updated with the proposed establishment of restricted airspace at Oliktok Point at http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at/nprm/r2204.htm. For more information, visit:
http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at

NBAA ANNOUNCES 2003 JOURNALISM AWARD RECIPIENTS
Gordon Gilbert, chief news editor of Aviation International News, has received the 2003 NBAA Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes excellence and lifetime achievement in journalism. NBAA also awarded its 2003 Gold Wing Award to two recipients -- Kerry Lynch and the Chicago Tribune -- for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting of issues related to the business aviation industry. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031007-069.php

NBAA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
During the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention last week, the Association announced the winners of this year's William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship and USAIG/Professional Development Program (PDP) Scholarship. For more information, click on the links below:
- USAIG/PDP - http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031007-067.php
- Ginocchio - http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031007-066.php
- NORDAM - http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031007-065.php
- Fanning - http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031007-064.php

GOLF CLASSIC RAISED $55,000 FOR ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL
The NBAA 7th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament raised $55,000 for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women, an Orlando-based facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children and women. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031006-062.php

ASSOCIATION WELCOMES 7,500TH MEMBER
The NBAA Membership has reached the 7,500 level for the first time in its 56-year history. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031008-071.php

THREE DIRECTORS ELECTED TO NBAA BOARD DURING ANNUAL MEETING
The Voting Membership of NBAA elected three Directors to three-year terms: Donald E. Baldwin of The Coca-Cola Company, Kenneth E. Emerick of GM Worldwide Travel Services and Sylvia L. Jennings of Wotan America, Inc. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20031008-072.php

2004 BUSINESS AVIATION REGIONAL FORUM DATES SET
NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums are learning and networking experiences designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation operators, those wishing to learn more about this form of transportation, and vendors across the United States. These one-day, high-end NBAA events typically feature 60 indoor exhibits, 40 static aircraft and a full slate of informational seminars. Upcoming Forums will be held in Scottsdale (AZ), West Palm Beach (FL), London, Chicago, China, Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/forums


AN EMPTY SEAT IS A LOST OPPORTUNITY
You can help Corporate Angel Network transport a cancer patient to critical treatment by providing an empty seat on your regularly scheduled flight. All patients are ambulatory and suitably dressed. Call Corporate Angel Network at (914) 328-1313; they do all the work. To see a current list of cancer patient "rides needed," including city-to-city destinations and date range, visit:
http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/corporate/seats.html