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NBAA Update #05-03
Monday, January 17, 2005

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 [email protected]. Send address changes to [email protected].


Business Aviation News & Issues
Presidential Inauguration Ushers In Second Bush Term
As required by the Constitution, George W. Bush is scheduled to be sworn in for a second term as the 43rd President of the United States at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 20, just after Dick Cheney is set to be sworn in as vice president. Shortly thereafter, about 3,000 political appointees will take their desks, or retake their desks, to begin serving in "Bush II." Many of these policy-makers will directly influence or decide tax, regulatory, operational and other business aviation-related issues over the next four years. NBAA already is at work to advance the interests of our Members in the new Administration and the new Congress. To learn more about NBAA's issue priorities for the coming year, contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at [email protected].

Aviation Traffic Management in Place for Inauguration
In conjunction with the Presidential Inauguration, traffic flow into Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airports will be controlled by a program introduced by the FAA in November to reduce the number of special traffic management programs. Operators are strongly encouraged to advise their destination FBO of their intentions during this period; they also should consider contacting Manassas (HEF), Leesburg (JYO), Frederick (FDK) or other local airports for parking alternatives to IAD and BWI. Dulles is expected to fill up with business aircraft and discontinue accepting non-scheduled traffic at some point. The Inauguration has been declared a national security event and a flight advisory has been published by the FAA detailing flight restrictions in the Washington ADIZ/FRZ. Download the advisory in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/2005/2005inauguration.pdf

Sens. Stevens, Inouye Assume Leadership of Senate Commerce Committee
The Senate Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over many aviation-related issues, has a new chairman and ranking Democrat. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AL) has been named to replace Sen. John McCain (R-AR) as committee chairman; Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) replaces retiring Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-SC) as ranking Democrat. NBAA Members with operations in Alaska and Hawaii can contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at lpicc[email protected].

RVSM in the United States Takes Effect This Week
Implementation of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean occurs Thursday, January 20. Updates have been made to the RVSM pages on the NBAA web site. The updated information includes operational and maintenance templates, background information on RVSM, a timeline and links to other RVSM resources. Direct RVSM questions to the NBAA Operations Service Group at [email protected] or visit the NBAA RVSM web page at:
http://www.nbaa.org/rvsm

FAA Extends Handbook Bulletin Compliance Deadline for Part 135 Operators
The FAA recently amended Handbook Bulletin 04-06 (HBAW 04-06), which provides policy/guidance for Part 135 operators, principal operations inspectors (POI) and principal maintenance inspectors (PMI) to properly evaluate aircraft passenger seating configurations ("nine or less") and determine if aircraft are being maintained under the proper program of 135.411. As a result of the amendment, the compliance deadline date was changed from February 28 to August 31, 2005. Download the amended version of HBAW 04-06 in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/part135/HBAW0406.pdf

FAA Releases New Guidelines for Reporting Laser Incidents
The FAA recently released Advisory Circular AC 70-2, "Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft," which provides information for pilots to protect themselves and report laser illumination incidents. Pilots should report such incidents to Air Traffic Control or the appropriate UNICOM frequency when in uncontrolled airspace. Pilots also are requested to submit a Laser Beam Exposure Questionnaire, which can be found in the advisory circular's appendix. For more information, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at [email protected] or download the advisory circular in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/ac/AC70-2.pdf

Members Reminded of Equipment Suffix Changes for RVSM
Members are reminded that equipment suffix changes have resulted due to implementation of domestic RVSM on January 20. Notice to Airman GEN04006, titled "Revised Aircraft Equipment Suffix Table for FAA Flight Plans," should be referenced for guidance and can be found online at:
http://www.faa.gov/ntap/NTAP04DEC23/GEN04006.htm

CFI Training Deadline Imminent
All certified flight instructors and flight school staff must complete TSA security-awareness training by Tuesday, January 18. The deadline applies to all CFIs, whether or not they intend to train foreign students. Compliance is fairly simple: the TSA program is available online, and takes about a half-hour to complete. Upon completion, a certificate can be printed and retained for records. AOPA's Air Safety Foundation also is offering the training as part of its Flight Instructor Refresher Courses. To register for the training, visit:
http://download.tsa.dhs.gov/fssa/training/#

Mexican Government Announces New Navigation Fees
In December 2003, the Mexican federal government announced its intention to implement new navigation fees. The exact structure is not yet firm, but the start-up date was to be January 1, 2005. From information brought to NBAA's attention by fixed-based operator ICCS Mexico, it appears that the fees are significantly higher that previously charged. NBAA will continue to seek an avenue that provides a more equitable funding structure than the current one, which uses wingspan as the determinant for fee rates. For additional information, view the ICCS notice at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/intl/car

NBAA Issues DOT Air Charter Broker Policy Statement
NBAA has developed a background paper concerning the release last year of a policy statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the role of air charter brokers in arranging air transportation. Many charter operators and customers require supporting information to understand the policy, and NBAA's background paper is intended to serve as a resource. An open issue, which DOT has not been able to clarify, is how a company or individual acting as an air charter broker can become an indirect air carrier operating legally from DOT's perspective. To view NBAA's background paper, visit:
http://web.nbaa.org/member/ops/part135/brokers

LABACE2005

Regional News
Special Traffic Management Program in Effect for Super Bowl
A Special Traffic Management Program will be in effect for Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, FL, from Wednesday, February 2 to Monday, February 7, 2005. All non-scheduled IFR arrivals destined to Jacksonville International (JAX), Cecil Field (VQQ), Craig Municipal (CRG), Fernandina Beach Municipal (55J), Gainesville Regional (GNV), Saint Augustine (SGJ), Herlong Municipal (HEG), Kay Larkin (28J), Lake City Municipal (LCQ), Saint Mary's (4J6), Brunswick Golden Isles (BQK), Jekyll Island (09J) and Malcolm McKinnon (SSI), are required to obtain a slot reservation. For more information, visit:
http://www.fly.faa.gov/estmp

Route Changes From New York to Dulles Go Into Effect This Week
Effective January 20, the FAA's New York Air Route Traffic Control Center is requesting that all jet operators departing from Newark International (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), Teterboro (TEB), Morristown Municipal (MMU) and Westchester County (HPN) airports to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) file the following routing with a requested altitude of FL200: PARKE V457 LRP then the appropriate STAR to IAD. Due to procedural issues between NY Center and the NY TRACON, filing PARKE J6 LRP to IAD will cause a discrepancy in flight plan processing. PARKE J6 may still be filed for all other destinations. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected].

Maine Grassroots Group Pushing For Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Reforms
The newly formed Maine Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has engaged the support of two Maine legislators to sponsor a proposal that would provide tax reform assistance for general aviation operators and operations in the state. The change in taxation policy is designed to attract new aviation-related operations to Maine, make aircraft servicing more competitive with neighboring states, and provide an economic benefit to the state. For more information contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].

ABACE2005

NBAA News
Applications for Next CAM Exam Due Today
Through the certification process, NBAA and the Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board (CAMGB) seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments. The next Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination will take place on March 3 in Miami, FL, in conjunction with the NBAA Leadership Conference. Applications for the exam should be submitted no later than today, January 17. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/cam

Call for Nominations: 2005 European Business Aviation Awards
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 to focus exclusively on business aviation. This year nominations are due by March 15. For more information about EBACE2005, which will be held May 18 through 20 in Geneva, Switzerland, visit http://www.ebace.aero. For more information on how to submit a nomination for the European Business Aviation Award, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2005/20050114-003.php

Nominations for NBAA's Highest Awards Due Feb. 25
NBAA is accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the 2005 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the 2005 John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards to NBAA by February 25. Award winners will be officially recognized at the Annual Gala of the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in November 2005. For more information, including nomination guidelines, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/awards

Advertising Opportunities in NBAA Membership Directory
NBAA is accepting insertion orders for the 2005 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel. The 2005 edition will be available in print and CD-ROM formats, and 20,000 copies will be delivered to business aviation professionals throughout the world. For more information about this and other NBAA advertising opportunities, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at [email protected] or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/advertise

Interactively Share Information

Upcoming NBAA Events
IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
January 27, Miami Lakes, FL

Regulatory Issues Forum
January 28, Miami Lakes, FL

SPDP Course: Basic Corporate Aircraft Scheduling
February 12, Reno, NV

SPDP Course: Effective Written Communications
February 12, Reno, NV

SPDP Course: Building a High-Performance Team
February 13, Reno, NV

SPDP Course: Meteorology
February 13, Reno, NV

16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
February 13–16, Reno, NV

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
February 21–22, Miami Lakes, FL

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
February 23–24, Miami Lakes, FL

Leadership Conference
March 1–2, Miami Lakes, FL

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
March 3, Miami Lakes, FL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
March 10, Teterboro, NJ

32nd Annual International Operators Conference
March 14–17, Colorado Springs, CO

LABACE2005
March 31–April 2, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Maintenance Management Conference
April 10–13, Colorado Springs, CO

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
April 14, Colorado Springs, CO

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 21, Farmingdale, NY

Aviation Insurance & Financial Risk Management Seminar
April 26, Orlando, FL

FSF/NBAA Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 26–28, Orlando, FL

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

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

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

EBACE2005

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