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NBAA Update #04-23
Monday, June 07, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Plans for Reagan Memorials Expected to Generate TFRs
Following the death of Ronald Reagan on Saturday, weeklong memorials and a state funeral have been planned, which are expected to generate temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) throughout the week. In the Washington, DC region in particular, operations at Dulles International Airport (IAD) may be affected. For more information about TFRs as they emerge, visit the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/airspace/restrictions

NBAA Continues to Address FSDO Inconsistencies With RVSM
When alerted to inconsistencies regarding information about Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) implementation among Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs), NBAA continues to engage FAA officials to address the inconsistencies. The Association also has provided Member Companies with a series of RVSM application templates and instructions via its web site. In the event Members experience difficulties with the RVSM approval process, they should visit the FAA's Domestic RVSM web site at http://www.faa.gov/ats/ato/drvsm/approval_information.asp. Further questions may be referred to NBAA's Eli Cotti at ecotti@nbaa.org or the FAA's DRVSM technical consultant Roy Grimes at rgrimes@cssiinc.com. Among many technical and operational issues, communicating information about RVSM continues to be a significant priority for NBAA. Download RVSM application templates from the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/cns/rvsm/drvsm/templates.php

NBAA Search Committee Making Progress
NBAA's Search Committee is making significant progress in its search for the next Association president. "We've gone through a long list of very qualified candidates for the job and are conducting interviews," said Search Committee Chairman Ken Emerick. "We've gotten a lot of feedback from our Members and we're taking that very seriously." He added, "Our goal is to have the new president in place well before the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention." For more information, contact NBAA's Cassandra Bosco at cbosco@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/next

Part 91 Operations Do Not Require License to Show Videos
A recent memo from NBAA's legal counsel has reaffirmed NBAA's guidance to its Members that a Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) subscription is not required to legally display videos during Part 91 flights. MPLC, a copyright licensing service representing various movie producers, has continued to contact NBAA Members for the purpose of selling them "a public performance exhibition license." It is the view of NBAA's legal counsel, based on current legislation and judicial findings, that such a license is not necessary, as the showing of videos on business airplanes during Part 91 operations does not constitute a "public performance" as defined by the U.S. Copyright Act. If solicited by MPLC or for more information, contact NBAA's Joe Ponte at jponte@nbaa.org.

Expect GPS Outages in Canada This Month
GPS jamming exercises may result in intermittent loss of GPS signals in Canadian airspace this month. In particular, GPS approaches at the following three airports should be avoided: Pembroke (CYTA), Maniwaki (CYMN) and Mont-Laurier (CSC4). Operators are reminded to check NOTAMs before every flight. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/intl/nam/gps200406.php

EBACE2004 Presentations and Photos Now Online
Visit the EBACE web site at http://www.ebace.aero for new photos of the EBACE2004 exhibit floor at Geneva Palexpo and the Static Display of Aircraft on Geneva International Airport. Presentation slides from EBACE2004 Informational Sessions also are available for download in PowerPoint format. EBACE2005 will return to Geneva next year, from Wednesday, May 18 to Friday, May 20, 2005. Visit the EBACE web site at:
http://www.ebace.aero

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Regional News
Airspace Restrictions in Georgia for G8 Summit This Week
The G-8 Summit will be held at Sea Island, GA this week from June 8 to 10. Before, during and after the summit, airspace restrictions will be in place around Sea Island and Savannah, GA. Because the event has been designated a National Special Security Event, the United States Secret Service is the lead agency in charge of security design, planning and implementation. For more information or to view related National Security Event Advisories, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/g8summit

FAA Questions Proposed Curfew at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has been preparing a Part 161 study at Burbank, CA's Bob Hope Airport (BUR) for several years, with the primary purpose of imposing a mandatory curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on all operations. NBAA and other user groups have vigorously opposed a mandatory curfew. In a letter dated May 18 but just released, the FAA concluded that the proposed " 'full curfew' restriction on all aircraft types...would not be consistent with the statutory requirements that a restriction be reasonable, nonarbitrary and nondiscriminatory. Also, it appears...that the benefit/cost analysis would not support the proposed restriction." Since the curfew could not be imposed without FAA approval, these preliminary FAA views are important. Review the letter online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airports/bur

Avoid Travel Delays in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Although no special traffic management procedures will be in effect for this week's race at Pocono International Speedway near Wilkes-Barre, PA, congestion and delays are anticipated in the vicinity. Between Thursday, June 10, and Sunday, June 13, the following airports are most likely to experience congestion: Wilkes Barre (AVP), Hazelton (HZL) and Mount Pocono (MPO). For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at dsaucier@nbaa.org.

St. Louis REACHBAC Has Large Crowd, Lively Dialogue
Approximately 125 people attended an NBAA REACHBAC event last Friday at the Emerson Electric flight operations facility on the Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) in Chesterfield, MO. Panelists included Donald E. Baldwin, NBAA chairman and interim president; Chris Blum, FAA Central Region administrator; Dick Hrabko, Spirit of St. Louis airport manager; and Larry Barklage, FAA St. Louis Flight Standards District Office manager. The Speakers and attendees held a lively dialogue on a variety of subjects, including security issues and TFRs, Domestic RVSM, contract towers, future plans at SUS and very light jets (VLJs). Baldwin also provided a comprehensive briefing on NBAA activities and initiatives. For more information about NBAA's REACHBAC program, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/reachbac

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NBAA News
Flight Attendants Conference Has New Room Rate, Catering Meeting
The NBAA 9th Annual Flight Attendants Conference, to be held Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19 in Anaheim, CA, will cover issues such as cabin safety and security, corporate aircraft passenger service, catering tips and career management. Members are advised that the hotel room rate at the Anaheim Marriott for this Conference is $99 (not $145 as originally published). The Conference will be preceded by an NBAA Catering Working Group Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. All caterers are welcome at this evening meeting, which will address the issue of catering security and how caterers can work with NBAA Members to improve and ensure catering security. For more information about the Conference or to register, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/cs/fltatt/2004

NBAA GA Desk to Host Part 135 Committee Meeting
The NBAA GA Desk will host the next NBAA Part 135 Committee at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Virginia on Monday, June 21. Committee members will receive an in-depth orientation on topics ranging from the special traffic management program (slot program) to how GA Desk personnel interpret and disseminate temporary flight restriction (TFR) information to the general NBAA Membership. The five-member GA Desk Staff represents the needs of Association Members in general as part of their basic Membership dues, and it has provided orientation briefings to more than 100 Members over the past two years. The GA Desk also offers additional services to Members on a subscription basis. For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at jdamato@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/gadesk

Request for Presenters: 2005 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee currently is planning the program agenda for the NBAA 16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, to be held February 14 through 16, 2005, at the Reno Hilton in Reno, NV. The Committee requests presenters for this event, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 Attendees. Presentations are selected based upon their quality and their benefit to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. All proposals must be submitted to NBAA by mail, fax or e-mail by July 1. For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org.

NBAA Seeks New Conventions & Seminars Staff Member
NBAA seeks candidates for a new position in the Conventions & Seminars Department. The Administrative Assistant, Conventions & Seminars will provide secretarial, clerical and accounting support to this department. NBAA is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to apply, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/jobs

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NBAA Headquarters Closed Friday, June 11
Like the Federal government, NBAA's Washington, DC offices will be closed on June 11 in observation of the National Day of Mourning for President Ronald Reagan. The offices will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Monday, June 14.

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 7-8, Boston, MA

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 9-10, Boston, MA

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
June 8, Chicago, IL
June 10, Denver, CO

9th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 18-19, Anaheim, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 24, Chicago, IL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
June 25, Chicago, IL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
July 15-16, Hong Kong, China

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar
http://www.nbaa.org/events

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/futuresites.htm

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