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NBAA Update #06-39
Monday, September 25, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Senate Committee Considers Nomination of Mary Peters for DOT Cabinet Post
The Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing last week on the President's nomination of Mary Peters of Arizona to be the next Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Peters previously served at DOT as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and is the former head of the Arizona Department of Transportation. During her testimony and in response to panel questions, she highlighted the importance of aviation safety and modernization of the air traffic control system and pledged to work closely with the entire aviation community during the upcoming FAA reauthorization process. Peters assured senators that she would approach all transportation issues with an open mind and will reach out to the transportation community on issues of interest and concern. "I look forward to working with Secretary Peters and keeping her informed on our industry's views," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The Commerce Committee is expected to approve Peters's nomination shortly and send it to the full Senate for prompt confirmation. For more information, contact NBAA's Dick Doubrava at rdoubrava@nbaa.org or review the related NBAA Press Release dated September 5:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2006/20060905-039.php

NBAA Establishes New Award to Honor Humanitarian Leaders in Business Aviation
NBAA has established the NBAA Albert Ueltschi Humanitarian Award to recognize individuals in business aviation who have supported effective humanitarian causes. "Often overlooked in the story of business aviation are the unsung heroes whose humanitarian works make a real difference in people's lives," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA has created this award to recognize the people behind these kinds of outstanding works, and we have named the award for Al Ueltschi, a leader in humanitarianism and philanthropy in our industry." For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2006/20060922-041.php

'NBAA Charities' to Serve as Moniker for Long-standing Philanthropic Efforts
"NBAA Charities" will serve as the single label used to represent the variety of support NBAA provides or generates for philanthropic organizations. Through the years, the Association has served as a natural focal point for the generation of assistance to charitable organizations. Funds and other assistance provided by NBAA and the business aviation community have helped support a wide range of philanthropic organizations and causes. Going forward, such charitable organizations "will be better served with a single name, 'NBAA Charities,'" said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "I am confident that taking this approach will increase awareness and strengthen our philanthropic efforts." For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2006/20060920-040.php

Safety Standdown to Feature Live Online Broadcast Next Week
The 10th Annual Safety Standdown will be hosted by Bombardier, NBAA and the FAA on October 4 and 5 in Wichita, KS. The opening session on October 4 will be broadcast live online at 8:00 a.m. CDT. This session will feature NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Nicholas Sabatini, Bombardier Vice President of Business Aircraft James Hoblyn and Bombardier Director of Flight Operations Bob Agostino. To access the broadcast on October 4, visit:
http://www.safetystanddown.bombardier.com

House Aviation Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Aviation Safety
On September 20, the House Aviation Subcommittee held an aviation safety hearing that focused on a review of FAA safety programs. Witnesses included FAA's Nicholas Sabatini, NTSB's Thomas Haueter, DOT Inspector General Todd Zinser and Gerald Dillingham of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. For a copy of the hearing testimony, contact NBAA's Mark Larsen at mlarsen@nbaa.org. NBAA encourages business aircraft operators to follow the industry best practices found on NBAA's Safety web page at:
http://www.nbaa.org/safety

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
Learn About the Benefits of Regional Business Aviation Groups
In supporting local airports and educating nearby communities, regional business aviation organizations are essential to ensuring smooth access to our nation's air transportation system. At the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention, Attendees are invited to visit the Local/Regional Business Aviation Association Networking Session from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, where they can learn about regional business aviation groups and how they benefit airports and communities, as well as meet leaders from various regional groups. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at dburkhart@nbaa.org. To register or review the full Convention program schedule, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/2006

Avoid East Coast Departure Delays by Flying the Offshore Radar Routes
North and southbound traffic along the East Coast is affected in the summer by airspace flow programs (AFPs) and severe weather avoidance procedures (SWAPs) and in the winter by "snowbird" volume issues. When these situations occur, departure delays between the Northeast and Southeast easily can escalate to one hour or more. During these situations an alternate option to the delayed inland routes would be the offshore radar routes via A761. Even though the route adds additional flight time, it quite often will reduce departure delays. Customers who are RVSM-capable and over-water equipped and can operate above FL310 should consider filing or requesting the offshore radar routes from ATC to expedite departures along this corridor. For more information, view the PowerPoint presentation at:
http://www.nbaa.org/snowbird

Ski Country STMP Enhancements Finalized
The Special Traffic Management Program Enhancements Workgroup (STMPE WG) met at the joint FAA/Industry Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Workgroup meeting held September 12 through 14 to finalize recommendations for the 2006-2007 ski season. To learn more about the changes approved this year – including a reduction in daily STMP times, eligibility dates, airports affected and the introduction of a challenge-response question on the web-based e-STMP reservation system – visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/skiseason

New Orleans Lakefront Now Operational With 24-Hour Service
New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW) is operating 24 hours a day with GPS and VOR approaches in use. The ASOS is operational for on-field weather observations. Approaches are handled by New Orleans approach control. The field still does not have a tower and CTAF frequency of 119.9 in use. Do not use 122.95. Two FBOs, Aviaport and Million Air, are available with fueling and limited hangaring capabilities. For updated information, check airport NOTAMs, visit the Lakefront web site at http://www.lakefrontairport.com, or contact Lakefront Administration at (504) 243-4010 or NBAA's Steve Hadley at shadley@nbaa.org.

Traffic Management Procedures for Talladega NASCAR Event, Oct. 8
In conjunction with the NASCAR race in Talladega, AL, operators are reminded to check NOTAM information for detailed procedures at Talladega (ASN), Anniston (ANB) and Pell City (PLR) airports for October 5 through 8. Radar coverage in the area is limited and operators should use the preferred arrival and departure routes plus exercise caution when operating to and from these airports. A GAAP program will be in effect Sunday, October 8, for departures from these airports between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. Flight plans for departing traffic should be filed as early as possible to avoid delays. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at hhouckes@nbaa.org. Crews may verify their EDCTs online at:
http://www.fly.faa.gov/gaap/jsp/gaapIndex.jsp

New RNAV Arrival Procedures for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Two additional RNAV standard terminal arrivals (STARs) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) will be published in the September 28, 2006, Terminal Procedures Publication. These two STARs, named EAGUL (RNAV) and MAIER (RNAV), will be implemented on October 10. For more information, see the RNAV Pilot/Controller Briefing Paper, which describes the implementation plan and phraseology that will be used when issuing PHX RNAV STARs, on the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/phxrnavstars.php

Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association to Meet Sept. 29
The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association will next meet on September 29 at Syberg's on Dorsett, 2430 Old Dorsett Rd., in Maryland Heights, MO. Bris Gannett, director of operations, Air Routing International, will discuss TSA waiver and Customs issues. There also will be an international update on new airports and preparing for the holiday season. The requested donation to attend this event is $10. RSVP by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 27 to Bev at (314) 845-3102 or bevlehenbauer@sbcglobal.net. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at bquinn@nbaa.org.

Three Rivers Aviation Association to Meet in Columbus, Oct. 6- 7
The new Three Rivers Aviation Association – which welcomes NBAA Members based in the Association's Southeast, Central and Northeast regions – will host its third meeting in Columbus, OH. Procter & Gamble will sponsor a dinner on Friday, October 6, and a breakfast will be held Saturday, October 7, hosted by Lane Aviation and sponsored by Universal Weather. Additional co-sponsors of the event include Colt International and Morgantown Municipal Airport. Speakers will cover a number of informational topics relative to the business aviation community, including security. To RSVP, contact Angie Beymer at angela.beymer@mptrans.com or Barb Bell at blbell@aep.com. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at hhouckes@nbaa.org.

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NBAA News
NBAA Requests Feedback on Regulatory Hot Topics
NBAA and its Tax Committee are currently planning the sessions for the NBAA Regulatory Hot Topics Forum to be held on January 26 in Phoenix, AZ. With so many changes in the FAA, DOT and IRS regulatory areas, industry input is needed to determine the greatest regulatory issues facing the industry. Operators are invited to share what they think are the hottest regulatory topics today. E-mail comments by September 29 to NBAA's Mike Nichols at mnichols@nbaa.org.

CAM Program Web Site Updated and Expanded
The NBAA Certified Aviation Program (CAM) Program web site has recently been reorganized and updated to make it easier to learn about the program. In addition to the CAM Exam Application, the site now contains the CAM Governing Board Bylaws as well as helpful details about program costs, recertification procedures and other aspects of the program. Visit the site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/cam

NBAA2006 Attendees Urged to Take Advantage of NBAA Connect
This year, NBAA has introduced a new resource, "NBAA Connect," to help NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) Attendees identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests, allowing them to get the most from their Convention experience. At the NBAA Connect Booth, located in the South Concourse of the Convention Center, Attendees will be able to print out "you-based" schedules and personalized floorplans to help them optimize their time at NBAA2006. For more information about this valuable new service, stop by the NBAA Connect Booth in Orlando or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/2006

Embry-Riddle to Present Aircraft Icing Seminar at NBAA2006
In conjunction with the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) in Orlando, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will present an introduction to aircraft icing session on October 16 that contains essential information related to safe flight in icing conditions. Designed for business aviation operators of fixed-wing aircraft, this seminar targets the early phases of aircraft ice detection and concludes with the use of onboard de-icing equipment for the elimination of ice build-up and escape. The heaviest emphasis of the course will be on cues and recovery techniques for ice contamination wing and tail plane stalls. Attention also will be placed on the correct selection and use of ground freezing point depressants as de-icing alternatives. The fee for this one-day event includes registration for the NBAA Convention. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/cs/mgacrfticing

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available for NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic
Regular player registration is now sold out for NBAA's 10th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament, but a limited number of player positions are available for companies sponsoring the event. Kicking off a week of Convention activities on Sunday, October 15, the tournament will feature contests, prizes and 300 peers from the business aviation community. Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of categories, providing a great way to get involved and help raise money for NBAA Charities. Walt Disney World Resort's Osprey Ridge, Eagle Pines and Lake Buena Vista golf courses in Orlando will be the site of this year's event. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/2006/ccc

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Safety Standdown, Presented by Bombardier, NBAA and FAA
October 2–5, 2006, Wichita, KS

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
October 11, 2006, Palmyra, NJ

10th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 15, 2006, Orlando, FL

Professional Development Program Course: Customer Service
October 15, 2006, Orlando, FL

Emergency Response Planning Workshop (Meets PDP Objective OPS5)
October 15–16, 2006, Orlando, FL

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 15–16, 2006, Orlando, FL

15th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 15–16, 2006, Orlando, FL

IA Inspection Authorization Renewal Course
October 16, 2006, Orlando, FL

Professional Development Program Course: Aviation Safety
October 16, 2006, Orlando, FL

Managing Aircraft Icing for Corporate Flight Operations Seminar
October 16, 2006, Orlando, FL

59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006)
October 17–19, 2006, Orlando, FL

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 20–21, 2006, Orlando, FL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 7, 2006, Hong Kong

Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 16, 2006, Long Beach, CA

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 17, 2006, Long Beach, CA

Professional Development Program Course: Customer Service
November 17, 2006, Long Beach, CA

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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