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NBAA Update #08-04
Monday, January 28, 2008

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
State of the Union to Impact GA Operations in Washington ADIZ
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released FDC NOTAM 8/0828, placing major restrictions on regional GA operations during today's State of the Union Address. Restrictions include: prohibition of operations within the Washington, DC air defense identification zone (ADIZ) from 2000L (29/0100z) to 2300L (29/0400z), except aircraft on an active instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan arriving and/or departing from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); prohibition of operations within the Washington, DC flight restricted zone (FRZ) from 2000L (29/0100z) to 2300L (29/0400z). Access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) will not be permitted between the hours of 2000L (29/0100z) and 2300L (29/0400z); flight waivers to operate within the FRZ are suspended, with the exception of those beginning with ELO, GOV and SPO; provisions of FDC NOTAM 7/0211 (Maryland 3 airports) are temporarily suspended for the duration of the NOTAM. For more information, contact NBAA's GA desk at [email protected].

NOTAMs for Super Bowl in Glendale, AZ
Anticipating an increased demand for both commercial and general aviation operations in conjunction with Super Bowl XLII, the FAA has released the temporary flight restriction (TFR) NOTAMs for the event, which will take place on February 3 in Glendale, AZ. While there will not be a special traffic management program (STMP) put into place, users can expect to see some form of traffic management initiatives into the Phoenix area. Learn more at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/alerts/notams/

Record Numbers of Schedulers Expected in Savannah This Week
The NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference will kick off in Savannah, GA, this week with a keynote address by inspirational speaker Tom Whittaker, author of Higher Purpose and the first disabled person to summit Mt. Everest. As business aviation's premier event specifically catering to schedulers and dispatchers, this four-day event has already sold out of exhibit space with 391 Exhibitors, breaking last year's record of 351. Attendance at the 2007 S&D Conference was the highest to date, with more than 2,400 registered Attendees, and comparable numbers are expected this week. To review related articles, press releases, photos, podcasts and presentations as the event progresses, visit NBAA's Online S&D News Bureau this week at http://www.nbaa.org/sdc/2008. Learn more about this week's highlights at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2008/20080128-006.php

Changes in UK Immigration Procedures for Business Aircraft Operators
The British government recently directed its Border & Immigration Agency (BIA) to tighten customs procedures for all means of transport into and out of the country. As a result of this directive, the inbound pre-clearance facilities at Luton (EGGW), London City (EGLC), Exeter (EGTE) and Stansted (EGSS) airports, which are used frequently by business aircraft operators, were removed. The International Business Aviation Council and British Business and General Aviation Association have been working with the BIA to postpone the removal of these facilities and develop an acceptable solution to satisfy the requirements of the Advanced Passenger Information (API) Program. NBAA Members are encouraged to provide accurate and timely crew and passenger information when it is requested. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at [email protected].

Transition Date for NEF Program Extended to Apr. 30
The recently developed Nonessential Equipment and Furnishings (NEF) Program effective date has been extended to April 30. Passenger convenience items that were once listed in a minimum equipment list (MEL) on the basis of Policy Letter 33 will be superseded by the NEF Program, which was introduced in Policy Letter 116. Operators using an MEL for discrepancies deferral management will need to be in compliance with this program. For additional information on the NEF Program, visit NBAA's web resource at:
http://web.nbaa.org/ops/maint/mel/

EBACE to Draw Top European Regulators, Business Aviation Leaders
The 8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008), coming to Geneva from May 20 to 22, is the flagship forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors. At EBACE2008, the European regulators and government officials who make decisions that directly affect business aviation operations in Europe and around the world will meet face to face with the companies using aviation to facilitate their business. The agenda for this event will be released in the coming weeks. To learn more or make hotel reservations, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero

Registration Now Open for Safety Standdown Europe
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2008 Safety Standdown Europe scheduled for Monday, May 19 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. This 2nd Annual Safety Standdown Europe, produced in partnership with Bombardier, NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association, and offered free of charge to registered Attendees, will focus on the philosophy of knowledge-based training and personal discipline. Space is limited so be sure to register early. For additional information and to register, visit:
http://www.safetystanddown.com

Attend IS-BAO Workshop While at ABACE in Hong Kong
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) will conduct a one-day workshop on the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) on February 13 in Hong Kong, the day before NBAA's ABACE Forum. IS-BAO is a guidebook for best practices, developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry. Operators who have been working on IS-BAO implementation and have not finished the process, or who would like to learn more about IS-BAO, should consider attending the workshop, to be held at the Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong International Airport. The day-long event costs $400 for interested participants. To learn more about IS-BAO or register, contact IBAC Standards Manager Kathy Perfetti at [email protected], or visit:
http://www.ibac.org/isbao.php

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Regional News
Departing Salt Lake City? Comply With All Restrictions
New RNAV departure procedures were implemented at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) on January 17. The procedures are operationally successful; however, a number of pilots have failed to comply with published altitude restrictions as depicted on the graphic of the procedure. It's imperative that flightcrews comply with all published restrictions on the procedure unless otherwise cleared by ATC. Crews should pay particular attention to the "at" and "at or below" restrictions. NBAA encourages operators to conduct a thorough pre-departure briefing, as it is essential for successful execution of the standard instrument departure (SID). For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at [email protected] or visit the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/member/ops/airspace/alerts/stmps/

Colorado Director of Aviation to Speak at Luncheon, Feb. 6
The Southern Colorado Regional Group (SCRG) will host a luncheon on Wednesday, February 6 at the Colorado Springs Airport Radisson Inn. The luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. will feature Colorado Department of Transportation Director of Aeronautics Travis Vallin discussing the state of air traffic control and radar service in Colorado. A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation. Embraer Executive Jets will sponsor the luncheon. For more information, contact SCRG's Chic Myers of Integrity Air at [email protected] or NBAA's Steve Hadley at [email protected].

Scholarship Benefit for Arizona Aviation Students, Mar. 28- 29
Members of Arizona's business aviation community will convene in Scottsdale, AZ on March 28 and 29 for the 7th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Dinner. Event proceeds will fund scholarships for worthy students pursuing careers in business aviation enrolled at an Arizona college or university. Since its inception in 2002, the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) has awarded over 40 scholarships worth over $50,000 collectively. Future career interests of recipients have included business aviation operations, fixed base operator management, aviation law, airframe & powerplant mechanics and aviation safety. A limited number of select sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact AZBAA's Debbi Laux at (480) 333-3725 or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at [email protected], or visit the AZBAA web site at:
http://www.azbaa.org

Seattle Aviation Community Helps Commemorative Book Project
This summer, Seattle's Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Plans are underway to honor the airport with a commemorative book created by the BFI Community Relations and Aviation Education Department, and staff members are asking the local aviation community to share written memories and photographs for inclusion in the book, "Memories of Boeing Field," which will celebrate the field's rich history. Boeing Field was established in 1928 and has since grown to be named one of the "100 Most Needed Airports" in the U.S. by the National Air Transportation Association. Those who wish to contribute can send memories and photographs to BFI's [email protected], or for more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey [email protected].

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NBAA News
2008 Convention Follows New, Monday-to-Wednesday Schedule
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will take place this year on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 – instead of the usual Tuesday-to-Thursday schedule – at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). For more information, visit the NBAA2008 web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/2008

NBAA to Recognize 14 Individuals for Achievement in SPDP
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee have announced 14 recipients who will receive plaques and certificates for their achievement in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP). Nine recipients completed six or more courses, and five recipients have completed more than 11 courses. SPDP Courses are classes conducted by NBAA-approved educational providers on topics tailored to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. These SPDP recipients will be formally recognized on January 31 during the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, to be held from January 29 to February 1 in Savannah, GA. Learn more about the SPDP recipients at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2008/20080125-005.php

NBAA Announces Recipients of 2008 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have announced that $40,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to eight individuals seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education. Sponsors ExxonMobil and the Avitats, Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., Chevron Global Aviation, Atlantic Aviation, Air BP Aviation Services, Jeppesen DataPlan and Ac-U-Kwik each contributed $5,000 to the 2008 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship. Additionally, as the recipient of the 2008 NBAA Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship, Canadian resident Julie Halbauer of R.C.M.P. Air Services will receive a total of $5,000. All recipients will be formally recognized on January 31 during the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2008/20080125-004.php

S&D Training Scholarship Recipients Also Announced
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have announced the six recipients of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. These training awards, given in conjunction with sponsors Airline Ground Schools, CornerStone Strategies LLC, Flight Safety International and MedAire, Inc., promote the career development of current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers. These recipients will be formally recognized on January 31 during the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2008/20080125-003.php

Nominations for NBAA's Highest Awards Due Feb. 15
NBAA is accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests, and the Doswell Award honors high standards for lifelong individual achievement on behalf and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards to NBAA by February 15. The 2008 award winners will be officially recognized at the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention. For more information about both awards, including nomination guidelines, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/awards

Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum, Feb. 22
Recent domestic and international actions and proposed initiatives have had a significant impact on the regulation of business aircraft operations. On February 22, NBAA will host a Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum in Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing area business aviation professionals with information to understand and address some of these issues facing the industry, such as employment, security, aviation insurance, air charter brokers and international operations. Attendees also can receive continuing education credits. Both Members and non-Members of NBAA are invited to attend. For more information, or to register, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/regforum/20080222

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Upcoming NBAA Events
SPDP Course: Aviation Security for the Business Aviation Flight Department
January 29, 2008, Savannah, GA

SPDP Course: Building a Higher Performance Flight Department Team
January 29, 2008, Savannah, GA

19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 29–February 1, 2008, Savannah, GA

ABACE Forum
February 14, 2008, Hong Kong

Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum
February 22, 2008, Fort Lauderdale, FL

PDP Course: Flight Department Finance and Budget Accounting
February 26, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Leadership Conference
February 27–28, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Certified Aviation Manager Exam
February 29, 2008, San Antonio, TX

35th Annual International Operators Conference
March 10–13, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 27, 2008, San Antonio, TX

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
March 28, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Maintenance Management Conference
April 15–17, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

PDP Course: Managing the Aviation Safety Program
April 18, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

PDP Course: Technical Operations: Policies and Procedures Manual Development
April 18, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

Certified Aviation Manager Exam
April 18, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 24, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

PDP Course: Customer Service
April 25, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
April 28–29, 2008, Palm Harbor, FL

53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 29–May 1, 2008, Palm Harbor, FL

2nd Annual Safety Standdown Europe
May 19, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008)
May 20–22, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Taxes Forum
May 30, 2008, New York, NY

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http://www.nbaa.org/events/date/

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http://www.nbaa.org/events/

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