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NBAA Update #04-09
Monday, March 1, 2004

NBAA Update is the National Business Aviation Association's weekly e-mail newsletter, providing the latest operational, regulatory and political news for the business aviation community. Subscribe for free or review the archives at www.nbaa.org/update. Send your comments about NBAA Update to update@nbaa.org.


NBAA ENDORSES STAGE 4 NOISE STANDARDS
Last Thursday, February 26, NBAA filed comments with the FAA endorsing the proposed Stage 4 noise standards. NBAA pointed out that "the next generation of quieter Stage 4 aircraft already is being introduced in the business aviation community, and the proposed rule would ensure uniformity throughout all ICAO member States." At the same time, NBAA strongly opposed the efforts of many in the airport community to use the proceeding to revisit existing rules with respect to Stage 2 aircraft under 75,000 pounds and all Stage 3 aircraft. For more information and to download NBAA's comments on the Stage 4 Proposed Rule, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/quietflying/stage4

NEW ASIAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED
NBAA is pleased to announce the new Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The Association first will host an ABACE Forum in Hong Kong on July 15 and 16, 2004. Modeled after successful NBAA-sponsored events in the United States, Europe and Latin America, the ABACE Show will debut in Shanghai, China the following summer. Dates for the ABACE Show in 2005 will be announced shortly. For more information, visit the official ABACE web site at:
http://www.abace.aero/pr

NBAA'S LONGMUIR KEYNOTES AT CONFERENCE IN NAGOYA, JAPAN ON MAR. 1
Following a keynote address at the Business Aviation Conference in Nagoya, Japan on March 1, NBAA President and CEO Shelley A. Longmuir met with Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Howard Baker to discuss expanding business aviation access into Japan. View a photo and the text of Longmuir's speech at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/photos/20040301

EXPECT TFRs FOR UPCOMING VIP TRAVEL
Operators should anticipate temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) for VIP travel this Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4. TFRs can be expected for Bakersfield (BFL), Santa Clara/San Jose (SJC) and Los Angeles (LAX). Since the TFRs are 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

AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN LAS VEGAS AREA THIS WEEK
The next NASCAR Nextel Cup race will be held on Sunday, March 7 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV. No special traffic management programs (STMPs) will be in effect for this event; however, operators to/from McCarran International Airport (LAS) and North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) should be aware that increased traffic, congestion and delays are expected on Thursday, March 4; Sunday, March 7; and Monday, March 8. In addition, weather recently has been an issue in Las Vegas and may contribute to the congestion and delays. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at dsaucier@nbaa.org.

NBAA HOSTS BUSINESS AVIATION REGIONAL FORUM AT PBI NEXT WEEK
NBAA will host its next Business Aviation Regional Forum on March 10 at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach, FL, featuring approximately 30 aircraft on static display, 50 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. The West Palm Beach Forum will be held in conjunction with an NBAA Maintenance Management Workshop on March 11, NBAA Professional Development Program Course on March 12 and NBAA Maintenance Manual Workshop on March 12. Registration for all four events is still open. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2004/20040301-012.php

FLIGHT ATTENDANT/FLIGHT TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ONLINE
The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee is dedicated to promoting education and training as a means for corporate flight attendants and flight technicians to enhance their professional careers. To support this position, NBAA offers aspiring and current flight attendants/flight technicians the opportunity to receive scholarships in conjunction with 17 corporate sponsors. For more information or to download the 2004 Flight Attendant/Flight Technician Scholarship application in PDF format, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/education/scholarships/fltatt

NOMINATIONS FOR 2004 EUROPEAN BUSINESS AVIATION AWARDS DUE IN TWO WEEKS
Created to honor individuals who have made a significant identifiable contribution to the advancement of business aviation in Europe, the European Business Aviation Award is presented each year to one or more individuals on the occasion of EBACE, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation. Nominations for the 2004 award are due to EBACE's European or USA Offices by March 15. For more information, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero/welcome/pressroom/20040202.php


YOUR EMPTY SEATS CAN BE POWERFUL MEDICINE
By letting a cancer patient use an empty seat on your corporate aircraft, you can enable that patient to access critical treatment they might otherwise have to forgo. Often a clinical trial or specialized regimen is only available at one medical center, perhaps thousands of miles from a patient's home. Sometimes a patient must return weekly or monthly. Transportation costs can quickly add up to an impossible burden for a patient whose illness has already caused financial stress. Join with Corporate Angel Network (CAN) to provide cancer patients with free transportation to recognized treatment centers. It's easy and costs you nothing. To add your name to CAN's roster of 500 top U.S. corporations, call (914) 328-1313. To see current destinations and date range of rides needed, please visit:
http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/corporate/seats.html