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NBAA Update #08-18
Monday, May 05, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Bolen Joins Senators In Highlighting Need for Aviation System Modernization
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen joined Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), Charles Grassley (R-IA) and a group of transportation industry leaders in a news conference held to emphasize the need to modernize the nation's transportation systems and outline the provisions of Senate legislation to fund investments in system upgrades. "We commend Senators Baucus and Grassley for bringing a collaborative approach to working with other members of the Senate to produce a bill that is clearly in the best interests of the United States and everyone who depends on aviation, including general aviation," Bolen told the assembly gathered in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. "We're grateful for their hard work and leadership on this issue." To read the full press release, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2008/20080501-025.php

Federal Judge Orders Santa Monica to Lift Large Aircraft Ban
Last week, a District Court judge granted the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the City of Santa Monica from enforcing its ban on large aircraft operations at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) while the court considers the government's request for a permanent injunction. The order is effective immediately; a hearing on the injunction is scheduled for May 15. NBAA strongly agrees with the FAA that Santa Monica has neither the authority nor a justification to adopt the ban. "NBAA and its legal counsel continue to closely monitor legal developments between the city and the FAA," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said recently. NBAA's web site has kept Members advised on the latest developments at SMO; to read a web article with more details, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airports/smo

FAA Implements New Turbojet Departure Routes for Charlotte-Area Airports
With the implementation of the new BOBCAT ONE (BOB1) non-area navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departure (SID) and the revision of the HORNET (HOR) and PANTHER (PAN) SIDs, new turbojet departure routes for Charlotte-area airports were made effective on April 10. Often the greatest impact to aircraft departing Charlotte International (CLT), Concord Regional (JQF), Rowan County (RUQ), Rock Hill-Bryant Field (UZA) and Gastonia Municipal (AKH) airports are for those flights that previously filed HORNET (HOR) SID and the OAKUM or HARAY transitions. These routings have been revised extensively and are now incorporated into the BOBCAT ONE SID. For information on specific routings for Charlotte-area turbojet departures, contact the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) at (770) 210-7655 or e-mail ARTCC's Tim Chambers at [email protected].

Dulles Airport Construction to Affect General Aviation Parking
Due to extensive airport taxiway construction at Dulles International Airport (IAD), operators should check notices to airmen for the most current construction activity. In addition, operators inbound to Dulles should contact their fixed base operator (FBO) of choice prior to landing for a parking location assignment, and notify Dulles Ground Control on initial contact on arrival of their FBO-assigned parking area. On departure, operators should hold in their assigned parking spot until advised by Dulles Ground Control that they are cleared to leave that position. For more information, contact Landmark Aviation, Signature Flight Support or Dulles Jet Center at IAD, or NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected].

EBACE Opening General Session Only Two Weeks Away
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from May 20 to 22. The Opening General Session, moderated by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and European Business Aviation Association CEO Eric Mandemaker, also will feature astronaut Claude Nicollier and European Commission officer Daniel Calleja. Additional agenda highlights include a session on the single European sky air traffic management research (SESAR) project and a discussion on business aviation safety issues led by International Business Aviation Council personnel. Nearly 300 Exhibitors featuring the latest products and services available in business aviation today will be on-site at the Geneva PALEXPO, where over 11,000 Attendees are expected. To learn more, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero

Spring 2008 Issue of NBAA Navigator Introduces New Override AFP
The spring 2008 edition of NBAA Navigator, which will be mailed to NBAA Member operators this month, provides airspace updates for the upcoming severe weather season. The issue focuses on airspace flow program (AFP) changes for 2008, including the new Override AFP, and also provides updates on the West Atlantic Route System (WATRS) Plus redesign, coded departure routes (CDRs), en route automation modernization (ERAM) and the Distant ("D") NOTAM. Members may view the spring issue online at the NBAA Navigator web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/navigator

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Regional News
MA Issues Directive on Taxation of Non-Resident Flightcrew Members
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has issued a directive regarding the personal income taxation of non-residents who are employed as flightcrew members on aircraft based in the state. While there is a federal limitation on state personal income taxation that applies to flightcrew members who perform services on air carrier flights, this limitation does not apply to flights conducted under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Massachusetts employers operating aircraft under Part 91 are required to withhold taxes for non-resident flightcrew members. The directive also provides special apportionment rules that employees may use to determine the amount of their compensation that is subject to Massachusetts' income tax. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/admin/taxes/state

Florida Moves Closer to Non-Resident Sales and Use Tax Relief
The Florida House of Representatives has passed legislation (HB1379) that, if also passed by the state senate and signed by the governor, would allow non-residents during the first six months of ownership to bring their aircraft to Florida for 21 days, plus an additional 20 days for maintenance, while exempting them from the current sales and use tax concerns. The legislation also exempts new owners who go to Florida for flight training during this time frame. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ralph Poppell (R-29), also a pilot. For more information, contact Florida Aviation Trades Association's Paula Raeburn at [email protected] or NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected].

KCBAA Will Hold Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, May 6
The Kansas City Business Aviation Association (KCBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Hangar 3, 200 Richards Rd. on Charles B. Wheeler Airport (MKC). Allan Martins from the Kansas City Flight Standards District Office will present an overview of the regulations associated with electronic flight bags, and Control Vision Corporation's Allan Kirby will discuss electronic hardware and software issues. In addition, election of association officers for the new term will take place. There is a $5 fee to attend, and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at [email protected].

Inaugural NTBAA Membership Meeting Will Be Held Next Week in Dallas
The North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA) will hold its first membership meeting on Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Vitesse Aviation Services on Dallas Love Field, 8350 Denton Drive in Dallas, TX. The new group will meet with the NTBAA board of directors to obtain suggestions for activities and address any issues highlighted by the grassroots organization. NBAA's Steve Hadley, southwest regional representative, and Marj DeLong, president of NTBAA, will address the membership. In addition, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served compliments of Vitesse Aviation Services. RSVP to NTBAA's Marj DeLong at [email protected] or NBAA's Steve Hadley at [email protected].

NY-Area APSI Meeting to Feature NBAA's Carr
NBAA's Doug Carr, vice president of safety, security & regulation, will be the featured speaker at the Aviation Professionals Sharing Ideas (APSI) meeting on May 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Air Group/Sentient Flight Group, 200 Fred Wehran Drive on Teterboro Airport (TEB). Carr will provide an overview of Op Spec A-008. APSI members and non-members are invited. RSVP to APSI's Ron Muller at [email protected]. For more information, or to learn how to become an APSI member, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].

Northern Virginia Schedulers & Dispatchers License Course Being Planned
A northern Virginia local group of schedulers and dispatchers is in the process of planning an FAA-approved dispatch licensing course to be held at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) later this year. Currently, four participants have committed to attend, however, additional people are needed in order to have FlightSafety International participate. For more information on cost and course content, e-mail Jenni Green at [email protected] or NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected].

Aviation Personnel International

NBAA News
NBAA and Flight Safety Foundation Event Is a Record-Breaker
NBAA and Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) partnered last week for the 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) in Palm Harbor, FL. Approximately 450 people and a record number of Exhibitors were on-site for the three-day event, where business aviation operators met with industry leaders, government officials and university researchers to review business aviation safety issues. The annual event has been co-presented by NBAA and FSF since 1998. To learn more, visit the FSF web site, at:
http://www.flightsafety.org

Flight Safety Foundation Recognizes Excellence in Business Aviation
Ambassador Ed Stimpson, chairman of Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), presented the Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award to George Saling on April 30 during a ceremony at the 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar. The award is presented annually to an individual whose work has enhanced safety in business aviation. FSF President and CEO William R. Voss said of the recipient: "George Saling exemplifies the ideal recipient of this award. As director of aviation services for Philip Morris and Altria, he implemented corporate flight operational quality assurance (C-FOQA) programs and developed safety management systems that have become the best practice standard for the National Business Aviation Association." Saling is a former Chairman of NBAA's Board of Directors. Read the press release, at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2008/nr08-10.pdf

Proposals for 2009 PDP and SPDP Courses Due Next Week
NBAA is requesting proposals for Professional Development Program (PDP) and Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Courses to be offered in 2009. NBAA's PDP was developed to prepare business aviation professionals for management roles within business aviation flight departments. Only providers of current PDP or SPDP Courses are eligible to submit their courses for consideration. Responses must be received by Thursday, May 15. For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at [email protected] or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/pdp

Two PDP Workshops to Be Offered in Tucson, AZ Next Month
The Association will offer two PDP Workshops at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ. The NBAA Flight Operations Manual Workshop will be held on June 23 and 24, when participants will learn how to draft a flight department manual that is fully compliant with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations. The NBAA Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop will follow on June 25 and 26, and will educate flight department managers about compliance, safety, finances and other important topics.

Several NBAA Scholarship Applications Now Available
Applications for five NBAA scholarships are now available online: the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, which benefits students at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions; the NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, for students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; the USAIG PDP Scholarship, for students at NBAA/UAA institutions offering NBAA's Professional Development Program; the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, for students in airframe & powerplant (A&P) programs at approved Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147 schools; and the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, for undergraduates pursuing careers in business aviation management at NBAA/UAA institutions. All applications are due August 1, and are available for download at:
http://www.nbaa.org/scholarships

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 26, 2008, Dayton, OH

13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 27–28, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2008, Bedford, MA

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