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NBAA Update #04-14
Monday, April 5, 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.


LETTER TO THE NBAA MEMBERSHIP NOW ONLINE
NBAA Chairman Donald E. Baldwin has mailed a letter to the full Membership addressing the change in Association leadership that occurred last week. Download the letter in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/letters/ltr_apr5.pdf

SEARCH COMMITTEE WORKING TO IDENTIFY NEW NBAA PRESIDENT AND CEO
A Search Committee headed by NBAA Vice Chairman Ken Emerick has been formed to identify candidates for the position of President and CEO of NBAA, following the departure last week of Shelley Longmuir from the Association's staff. Other members of the Committee include NBAA Board Members Sylvia L. Jennings, James E. Cooling and Associate Member Advisory Council Vice Chairman Aaron Hilkemann. Spencer Stewart, an executive search firm, has been retained to provide support for the Committee. Timetable and criteria for the search are now under development. For more information on Longmuir's departure, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2004/20040401-021.php

MORE THAN 3,500 EXPECTED TO ATTEND LABACE2004 NEXT WEEK
LABACE2004, the only Latin American exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, will be held April 15 to 17 in São Paulo, Brazil. This event will showcase 200 exhibits inside Transamérica Expo Center and nearly 20 corporate aircraft on Static Display at Congonhas Airport. The Opening General Session will feature keynote speakers Anderson Markiewicz, Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) chairman, and NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Robert P. Blouin. NBAA Board Chairman, Interim President and CEO Donald E. Baldwin and NBAA Board Member Paul V. Stinebring also will be in attendance. For more information or to register, visit:
http://www.labace.aero

TRANSMITTING MASTER CREW LIST AND CREW MANIFEST DATA TO THE TSA
On March 30, the TSA issued Security Directives and Emergency Amendments that require commercial carriers to electronically provide a Master Crew List (MCL) and Crew Manifest data to the TSA. The MCL must be submitted to the TSA on or before April 13, 2004, 14 days after the Security Directives and Emergency Amendments were released. Once the MCL has been submitted, commercial carriers will be required to submit crewmember changes, additions and deletions per instructions provided on the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) web site. Although MCL data must be submitted in a format similar to Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) trip submissions, the new MCL requirements do not affect the APIS program or the NBAA APIS Submission Service at https://www.nbaa.org/part135/customs. Part 91 operations are not subject to MCL or APIS requirements. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/security/tfssp/mcl.php

BALDWIN TO ATTEND CORPORATE AVIATION SAFETY SEMINAR APR. 27-29 IN TUCSON
NBAA Board Chairman, Interim President and CEO Donald E. Baldwin is scheduled to attend this month's Flight Safety Foundation/NBAA 49th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), to be held April 27 to 29 in Tucson, AZ. CASS is recognized as the premier forum for the discussion and exchange of safety information for corporate and business operators. Each of the seminar presentations aims to deliver specific information that can be applied directly to corporate and business operations. This year's CASS topics include human factors, ground accident prevention, operational safety culture, wind-shear accidents and maintenance. For more information or to register, visit:
http://www.flightsafety.org/seminars.html#cass

2004 NBAA BUSINESS AVIATION FACT BOOK NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The NBAA Business Aviation Fact Book is a compilation of statistics directly related to the business aviation community. Information for this publication is gathered from NBAA surveys, the FAA, AvData and other sources. The printed version of this publication recently was mailed to the NBAA Membership, and additional copies are available to both Members and non-Members free upon request. Download the 2004 NBAA Fact Book in PDF format online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/factbook

25 ADDITIONAL COMPANIES ATTEND NBAA SECURITY TRAINING
An additional 25 companies sent representatives to the NBAA Security Training for Part 91 Operators Seminar held in Houston and New Orleans last week. Led by a team consisting of NBAA and Air Security International representatives, the one-day course assists Attendees in developing and documenting security procedures acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration. One Attendee remarked that the Seminar provided "good information, refocused us on our responsibilities and deters complacency." For the remainder of 2004, this Seminar is scheduled to be held May 11 in Atlanta, GA; June 8 in Chicago, IL; June 10 in Denver, CO; August 24 in Philadelphia, PA; and October 15 in Las Vegas, NV. For more information or to register, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/cs/sec

NBAA REQUESTS MEMBER FEEDBACK FOR GA COALITION MEETING WITH STONE
The GA Coalition, of which NBAA is a member, is scheduled to meet with Rear Admiral David M. Stone, TSA Acting Administrator, on Wednesday, April 28 to address security concerns on behalf of the general aviation community. NBAA Board Chairman, Interim President and CEO Donald E. Baldwin will represent NBAA at this meeting, which will provide an ideal opportunity for NBAA to present security issues identified by its Members. NBAA urges Members to send security issues for this meeting to NBAA as soon as possible via security@nbaa.org.

NBAA EFFORT RESULTS IN RELEASE OF MVA/MIA CHART DATA FILES
After a long-term collaboration with the FAA and other aviation organizations, NBAA is pleased to announce that Minimum Vectoring Altitude/Minimum Instrument Altitude (MVA/MIA) chart data files currently maintained by the National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) will be released to qualified aviation interests. NBAA has sought the release of this data in an effort to develop electronic MVA/MIA advisory information for use on modern flight decks to enhance safety. This effort was led by the NBAA FMS/Charting Subcommittee, headed by Steve Bergner, chief pilot of Cable Air, Liberty, NY, and assisted by Wally Roberts, NBAA's lead technical consultant on this issue. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2004/20040405-022.php

DRVSM COMPLIANCE DATE IS JANUARY 20
Implementation of Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (DRVSM) is scheduled to begin January 20, 2005, at 0901 UTC. NBAA has worked for the past several years to ensure that Members are fully aware of this requirement and of the FAA's timeline. With less than a year left until implementation, NBAA urges all operators that will be affected by DRVSM to ensure that their aircraft are properly equipped. More information about DRVSM can be found on the FAA's web site at http://www.faa.gov/ats/ato/drvsm/default.asp and on NBAA's web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/cns/rvsm/drvsm

DISPATCH NEWSLETTER PROVIDES CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Sponsored by LimoLink, the latest issue of the NBAA Dispatch newsletter includes a message from the past NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee chair and highlights from the 2004 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. Also included are security best practices, job tips, a list of upcoming regional group meetings and more. Review the issue online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/sched/dispatch/2004/01

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SECAUCUS, NJ CAM EXAM IS TOMORROW
The next CAM Exam will be administered on Thursday, May 20 in Secaucus, NJ near Teterboro Airport (TEB). Those interested in taking the May exam must complete the application process and have all necessary items to NBAA by Tuesday, April 6. For more information, contact NBAA at cam@nbaa.org. To access the CAM Exam Application, visit the CAM web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/cam

FLIGHT ATTENDANT/FLIGHT TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE APR. 15
Applications for the 2004 Flight Attendant/Flight Technician Scholarship, one of nine scholarships offered by NBAA, are due April 15. To review the full list of awards or download an application form, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/scholarships

GENERAL AVIATION AWARDS PROGRAM SOLICITS NOMINEES FOR 2005
The General Aviation Awards Program is soliciting nominations for next year's awards. The General Aviation Awards program recognizes excellence in four areas: flight instruction, maintenance, avionics and aviation safety counseling. Nominations are due by October 1, 2004. Download a copy of the application in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/about/awards/GAAwards.pdf

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