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NBAA Update #09-28
Monday, July 13, 2009

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Business Aviation News & Issues
UK Will Delay EU Emissions Trading Scheme
The UK Department for Transportation (DFT) will postpone implementation of the UK’s EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) program. The European Commission has been repeatedly delayed in its work to stand up the program, so government officials in the UK plan to wait until at least three months after the European Commission completes its work before moving forward on the program. The commission is expected to have its preparations completed by mid-August, but this deadline may also be missed. NBAA will continue to report on developments about the EU ETS; for more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ets

DHS Funding Bill Reflects NBAA’s Concerns About LASP
Last week, the Senate passed the fiscal year 2010 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, which provides funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as other agencies within the DHS. NBAA commends Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) for working with the general aviation community and drafting language expressing concern about the TSA’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). Specifically, the report language notes that Congress agrees that the TSA should issue a revised rule that “minimizes adverse effects on general aviation while addressing security concerns.” The House passed its version of the bill on June 24, 2009, with similar language included. The House and Senate will now convene a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the two bills. To learn more about the TSA’s LASP, and NBAA’s work to represent industry’s concerns about the proposal, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/lasp

NBAA Monitoring Security Exercises at St. Louis-Area Airports
The TSA plans to conduct security exercises for general aviation surrounding tomorrow’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in St. Louis, MO. The security exercises also will include commercial aviation and mass transit. Notices to airmen (NOTAMs) and temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) will be in place for the event. The TSA and FAA will provide a visible security presence at the general aviation airports to perform certificate and identification checks on departing operators and ensure operators are aware of the NOTAMs and TFRs. NBAA is closely monitoring the situation and has communicated to the TSA that the approach to security in St. Louis should not be established as a template for security at all sporting events. For a list of airports where the security presence may be in place, and more details on exercises, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/security/20090714.php

NBAA Meets With FAA’s New Chief Counsel
On July 6, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced the appointment of David Grizzle as the agency’s new FAA chief counsel. Grizzle comes to the FAA following a 22-year career with Continental Airlines, Inc. Members of NBAA’s senior staff, along with leaders from NBAA’s Regulatory Advisory Group, met with the new chief counsel on July 8 to highlight the importance that business aviation brings to the nation’s economic and transportation systems, and to explain the policy challenges facing the industry. NBAA will continue to work with the new chief counsel; for more information, contact NBAA’s Mike Nichols [email protected].

NBAA Flight Plan: FAA Reconsidering Flight Time and Rest
In the wake of a fatal regional airline accident in Buffalo, NY earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been considering new flight time and rest rules. NBAA has concerns that the FAA's focus on the commercial airline accident could spill over into unscheduled, on-demand flights. This week, NBAA Flight Plan talks with Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president, safety, security & regulation, about what NBAA is doing on the issue, and with Mark Rosekind, Alert Solutions president and chief scientist, about sleep strategies for NBAA Members, especially at a time when some flight operations may be trying to do more with fewer people. To listen to the podcast, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/flight-plan

NBAA2009 On Track to Remain Business Aviation’s Most Active Marketplace
In a first update on its 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said he is expecting a strong show despite stiff economic headwinds.“We are currently tracking at about 80 percent of where we were at this point last year, which is outstanding, since last year’s show set all-time records for the number of Exhibitors and booth sales,” Bolen said. To read a news release with more commentary from Bolen about the Association’s Convention, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2009/20090710-053.php

Fox News Tells Viewers: No Plane, No Gain
When Fox News decided to air a multi-part package on the value of business aviation, the network turned to NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and Barry LaBov, president and CEO of Member Company LaBov and Beyond, to deliver the message that business aviation is essential to citizens, companies and communities in America today. “There’s been a negative stereotype of business aviation that’s been perpetuated that is just completely out of touch with the way business aviation operates in the United States,” Bolen said. “We have this jet to grow our business,” LaBov told Fox. The No Plane No Gain web site has the three video installments that aired throughout the day on June 7; to review the coverage, visit:
http://www.noplanenogain.org/Latest_News.htm?m=51

Bolen Delivers No Plane No Gain Message at Tarkio Fly-In
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reaffirmed business aviation’s essential role in providing a lifeline to small and mid-sized communities across the country at last Saturday’s Tarkio Fly-In. Bolen joined the leaders of several other aviation associations and local government leaders at a Town Hall Meeting at the July 11 Wing Nuts Fly-In hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Tarkio, MO chapter. To learn more about the advocacy work of No Plane No Gain, which is co-sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), visit:
http://www.noplanenogain.org

Trailblazing Women Pilots Awarded Congressional Gold Medal of Honor
On July 1, President Barack Obama signed S.614, a bill to award the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. The WASPs were the first group of women to fly for the United States military, flying aircraft in the United States during World War II to free additional pilots for overseas duty. Of the 1,102-strong WASP unit, less than 300 are alive today. Three of their members as well as five active duty U.S. Air Force pilots witnessed the signing of the bill. Along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest civilian award. NBAA applauds the President for signing the bill. To learn more about the WASP program, visit:
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/waspwwiiaviation/a/wasp.htm

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Regional News
FAA Decision Preserves Business Aviation Access at SMO
NBAA today welcomed a decision from the FAA finding that the City of Santa Monica cannot ban certain types of business airplanes from Santa Monica Airport (SMO). “We welcome this decision from the FAA,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Access to community airports is fundamental to the companies of all sizes that rely on business aviation to succeed, and we will continue working to preserve business aviation access to Santa Monica and other airports.” To read the full press release about challenges at SMO, and NBAA’s work to preserve access for industry to the airport, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2009/20090713-055.php

Dulles Airport Construction Begins Today
A project to renovate Runway 19C/1C at Dulles International Airport (IAD) begins today, July 13 at 6:00 a.m., with the closure of Runway 1C/19C. This construction may generate taxi delays for operators this summer. The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority (MWAA) has been working to shorten the first phase of this project, which involves the construction of the temporary W-2 connector taxiway to alleviate the long taxi from Runway 1L/19R via Taxiway Q. As a result, it is hoped that the long taxi from the west runway will only last approximately five days. NBAA will continue to publish updates about this project as they become available. For additional details, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at [email protected].

Dallas Love Field Pilots Association Luncheon, July 14
The Dallas Love Field Pilots Association will hold its next luncheon meeting this Tuesday, July 14 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Texas. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with reports from the Dallas aviation community, including NBAA's Steve Hadley, who will discuss challenges and opportunities in today’s industry. Lance Phillips of Flight Safety, the luncheon sponsor, will give a presentation on new developments in the learning sector. The museum is located at 6911 Lemmon Ave. on the airport. To RSVP or submit questions, e-mail [email protected] or NBAA's Steve Hadley at shadley@nb[email protected].

Denver Group Meeting at Two Airports, July 14–15
The Centennial Airport Business Association will host a two-day regional business aviation event for its next quarterly meeting, on July 14 and 15, featuring Capt. Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson, NASA astronaut. The first day’s events will be held at Centennial Airport (APA) at the SunBorne Companies' hangar, located at 8073 Wallace Court in Englewood, CO. The second day’s events will be held at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport at Mountain Aviation's hangar, 9656 Metro Airport Ave., Broomfield, CO. Both events begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and Gibson's presentation at 12:30 p.m. A static display of aircraft will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception and a second presentation by Gibson at 6:00 p.m. To attend, RSVP at [email protected]. For more information, contact Brittany Davies at [email protected], or NBAA’s Steve Hadley at [email protected].

Chicago Business Aviation Association Maintenance Roundtable, July 17
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association is holding a Maintenance Roundtable on July 17 at Drury Lane, in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Scheduled panelists include: Larry Studer, Sears Flight Department, on Part 91; Rob Fox, Standard Aero, on Part 145; and Matt Salustro, Priester Aviation, on Part 135. Additional topics include discussions about proposed FAA and European regulations and current operating issues facing NBAA Members. For additional information, contact NBAA’s Bob Quinn at [email protected]. To register, visit:
http://www.cabaa.com

PRSDA Next Meets at Three Vancouver FBOs, July 23
The next Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) meeting will be held at three different FBOs at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on July 23. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Million Air Vancouver. Landmark Vancouver will host dessert and a presentation on the aviation planning for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Canada Customs will provide CANPASS information and updates. Dinner is $25 for PRSDA members or $40 for non-members. RSVP by July 17 to PRSDA’s Michaelle Olson at [email protected]. For more information, contact NBAA’s Kristi Ivey at [email protected].

NBAA On-Site at EAA AirVenture With Prizes, Deals and Information
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and other Association staff will be on hand to welcome light business airplane operators at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, from July 27 to August 2. Visit NBAA’s hospitality tent, No. 465 on the flight line, for the latest information on Member benefits to help your flight operation and business survive and thrive. There will be daily giveaways for NBAA’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) in Orlando this October – including tickets and a two-night hotel stay. NBAA also will host an event for members of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Pilots Network on Friday evening, July 31, featuring guest speaker Jack Pelton, CEO of the Cessna Aircraft Company. Members of the YPO-Pilots Network are encouraged to contact NBAA’s Mike Nichols for more details at [email protected].

GBAA Annual Safety Day in Atlanta, Aug. 26
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its 4th Annual Safety Day on August 26 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Registration information and the agenda will be posted soon on GBAA’s web site. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected]. To make hotel accommodations at a discounted rate, visit:
http://www.gbaa.org

Save the Date: SFBAA Safety Standdown, Sept. 18
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its first safety standdown on September 18. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected]. For more information in the coming weeks, including registration and agenda updates, visit:
http://www.sfbaa.org

NBAA Regional Groups Support Wounded Veterans
In addition to acting as advocates on behalf of business aviation, NBAA’s regional groups also strive to help individuals and communities in times of need, particularly U.S. veterans. Recently, the Morristown Aviation Association (MAA), Teterboro Users Group (TUG) and the Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) contributed $3,000 to donate a top-end hand-cycle to Achilles International, a worldwide organization that empowers people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. For assistance making a similar donation, contact NBAA’s Dean Saucier at [email protected].

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

NBAA News
Forbes Publisher to Keynote NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention
Forbes magazine publisher and pilot Rich Karlgaard will be a keynote speaker at the Opening General Session of NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009). Karlgaard is an avid supporter of business aviation who currently owns and flies a Cirrus SR22. Karlgaard will share his experiences using an airplane for business, as well as his thoughts on how entrepreneurship and business aviation go hand-in-hand. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2009/20090713-054.php

Learn More About NBAA’s Business Aviation Contractor Membership
NBAA now offers a Membership option for business aviation contractors. Individuals who contract independently with the business aviation community as pilots, flight attendants, maintenance personnel and professionals in similar functions may qualify for a $210 annual Membership (some restrictions apply). To learn more, or to apply, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/membership/dues/contractor

Additional Print Copies of NBAA Directory Available to Members
The 2009 NBAA Member Directory is now available in print and online, via NBAA's password-protected Members section. NBAA Members receive a first printed copy of the directory free of charge, but may order additional printed copies for $100 each by sending requests to [email protected]. Only NBAA Members are eligible to order additional printed copies; non-Members can join NBAA to receive it. The Member Directory is the most comprehensive guide to business aviation resources in the industry, providing a networking tool to thousands of business aviation professionals on a global scale. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/membership/benefits/publications/directory.php

NBAA Request for Proposals: Safety Management System Workshops
NBAA is evaluating the possibility of partnering with one or more vendors to offer workshops for business aircraft operators on implementing safety management systems (SMS). The workshops would focus on the SMS Toolkit developed by the International Business Aviation Council, of which NBAA is a member. The SMS contained in the toolkit is designed to meet the new standards for commercial and non-commercial operators established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Responses to this RFP are due by August 7. For more information, contact NBAA’s Scott O’Brien at [email protected]. To review the RFP, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/rfp

Request for Proposals: RFP for No Plane No Gain Toolkit
To enhance the No Plane No Gain campaign, a new resource is being considered that would identify, develop and deliver new resources related to flight department performance metrics and justifying the ownership and operation of business aviation to executives, a company’s board of directors, shareholders and other audiences. An RFP has been prepared and responses are requested by July 24. Companies interested in responding to the RFP can access it at:
http://www.nbaa.org/rfp

No Plane No Gain

Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

13th Annual Safety Standdown USA
September 28–October 1, 2009, Wichita, KS

PDP Course: Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Technical Operations – Policy & Procedures Manual Development
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Human Factors
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: When Teams Work Well
October 19, 2009, Orlando, FL

62nd Annual Meeting & Convention
October 20–22, 2009, Orlando, FL

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 23–24, 2009, Orlando, FL

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http://www.nbaa.org/events

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