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Issue #11-16, April 18, 2011


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TOP NEWS

NBAA Reminds Aircraft Owners to Comply With Re-Registration
New FAA regulations went into effect last year requiring triennial re-registration of all N-registered aircraft. Aircraft owners who re-registered in accordance with FAA instructions by the deadline (determined by the month in which their certificate was issued) have reported to NBAA that the process went smoothly; however, owners that missed the FAA deadline have had their aircraft grounded when their registration certificates became invalid. The FAA, which processes re-registration forms in the order they are received, is currently processing documents received on March 17. NBAA strongly encourages aircraft owners to complete the re-registration process according to the FAA schedule. Learn more.

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FAA Recognizes IS-BAO as Meeting ICAO SMS Standards
The FAA issued InFO 11010 last week encouraging general aviation (GA) operators to implement a safety management system (SMS) and providing information on SMS resources. The FAA does not currently require GA operators to establish an SMS, but aviation authorities in several other countries are imposing such requirements, as directed by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. In the InFO, the FAA recognizes the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) as an SMS validation program that meets ICAO standards. Jointly developed by the International Business Aviation Council and NBAA, IS-BAO is a worldwide standard with over 500 registered operators. View the InFO.

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Bolen Selected to Facilitate NextGen Discussion With Babbitt at Chamber's Aviation Forum
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen has been selected to lead a discussion between FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and an audience of industry leaders on the progress being made to continue the development of a Next Generation (NextGen) aviation system as part of a prominent annual aviation policy symposium focusing on the advancement of aviation. The symposium, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Chamber's Washington, DC headquarters on April 27. The Chamber and other major business groups recently weighed in alongside NBAA and its Members with a letter to the FAA opposing the FAA's plan for severely curtailing the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program. Learn more or register for the Chamber event.

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EBACE2011 Set to Be Biggest Ever
As of last week, and with a month still to go, more than 460 companies have signed on to exhibit at this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011), taking place from May 17 to 19 in Geneva, Switzerland, making it the biggest EBACE ever. With plenty of time left for prospective Exhibitors to reserve space, more are on board for this year's show than exhibited at either EBACE2010 or the record-setting EBACE2008, which had 445 Exhibitors. Exhibitors that have already signed on will occupy a record 2,051 booth spaces, exceeding the previous high mark of 1,922. New for 2011, additional space is available on Geneva International Airport for aircraft to be displayed. Register for EBACE2011.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Missouri Aviation Day Continues to Grow in Influence
Local general aviation groups in Missouri came together in the state capital last month to advocate for policies that promote the industry and the jobs it creates. More than 500 industry representatives participated in the fifth annual Missouri Aviation Day in Jefferson City on March 29. "Because the business aviation community has come together around this event, they've really influenced the political environment," said NBAA's Bob Quinn, representative for the central region. Learn more.

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FEATURED STORY

Handling Hazardous Materials? Know the Risks and Regulations
It may not be immediately apparent, but some items, such as spray paints, aerosol laundry starch and strike-anywhere matches, are considered hazardous materials (hazmat) when carried aboard aircraft. If an FAA inspector finds hazmat improperly aboard the aircraft, the operator could be subject to significant fines or penalties. "It's always best to recognize the hazardous material ahead of time, before it makes it onto the flight," said NBAA's Mark Larsen, project manager, operations & web development. Learn more about hazmat risks and legal restrictions.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Considerations for Those With Business Missions to Japan
As the nuclear crisis in Japan continues to unfold, should those using business aviation to reach that country and other Asian destinations be concerned about radiation exposure? While the situation requires continued monitoring, "There is no out-of-the-ordinary risk," according to Dr. Glenn Fjoven, a professor of nuclear and radiological engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Dr. Fjoven and others who have coordinated recent missions into Japan share their perspectives. Learn more.

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Webinar Offers Tips for International Security Preparations
Security has always been a top priority for the business aviation community, but recent civil unrest overseas has led business aircraft operators to redouble their focus on international flight security. Among the various resources NBAA has offered to provide guidance to Members in this area, the Association hosted a recent webinar with key lessons for bolstering the security of overseas missions. Read a related article and access the free webinar recording.

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Reserve Your ABACE2012 Space During EBACE in Geneva
For the first time ever, NBAA and its partners in hosting the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) will make exhibit space assignments for ABACE2012 Exhibitors while on-site at EBACE2011, being held from May 17 to 19 in Geneva. At EBACE, NBAA staff located at the ABACE booth will schedule appointments with prospective ABACE Exhibitors and work with them on their plans for that show, which will be held from February 28 to March 1, 2012, in Shanghai. Learn more about the planned ABACE presence at EBACE2011, or visit the official ABACE2012 web site.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Aircraft Excise Tax Battle Continues in Washington State
The Washington state legislature will soon consider a proposal that would increase taxes for airplane owners. Introduced on April 14, House Bill 2089 would impose an annual excise tax of 1 percent on the taxable value of aircraft registered in the state. To oppose this onerous legislation, NBAA is again working with a broad grassroots coalition, including the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association and others in the general aviation community that last year worked together to defeat a similar tax proposal in Washington state. Direct questions to NBAA's Kristi Ivey at [email protected]. Learn more.

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Colorado Group Readies for Second 'Aviation Saves' Event
Preparations are well underway for the Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA's) second annual "Aviation Saves" event, scheduled for June 10 and 11 at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO. As with last year, the goal of Aviation Saves is to educate the public and government officials about how all of general aviation, including business aviation, contributes to the quality of life and economic vitality of the state. "We want to continue to carry the momentum forward," said Reggie Arsenault, CABA chairman and a senior manager for Jeppesen. Learn more.

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REGIONAL EVENTS

April 19, 2011
North Texas Business Aviation Association Meeting
Addison, TX
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April 20–21, 2011
Ohio Regional Business Aviation Assn. Training Standdown
Columbus, OH
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May 5, 2011
Chicago Area Business Aviation Association Safety Standdown
Saint Charles, IL
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May 6, 2011
Georgia Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting
Stone Mountain, GA

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June 23, 2011
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Safety Standdown
Ashburn, VA
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NBAA NEWS

At Dallas Forum, Bolen Lauds Industry's Mobilization Efforts
Speaking to 1,200 visitors at NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Dallas last week, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen told Attendees that they and others in the industry deserve much of the credit for the increased awareness among policymakers of business aviation's many contributions. Bolen's presentation was part of a day-long event that featured 80 Exhibitors and 21 static aircraft and several education sessions. Learn more.

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Upgrade to a Premium Listing in NBAA's Member Directory
NBAA now offers premium listings in the Products & Services section of its Member Directory. With an upgraded listing, the company's logo appears at the top of each category and companies receive additional space to describe their business. NBAA's Member Directory is the single most comprehensive source of business aviation resources in the industry; it's where Members go to find the vendors, products and services they need to help their operations succeed. Members can upgrade for an annual fee of $249. Learn more about premium listings and upgrade now.

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NBAA Celebrates Membership in May
NBAA is actively growing its Membership – and Members are its biggest supporters. If you know of friends or colleagues who would benefit from NBAA Membership, now is the time to refer them. If they join during the month of May, they will save 20 percent off their first-year dues, and you'll both be entered for a chance to win one of several prizes – including American Express gift cards, tickets to the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas and more. Joining is easy. Just direct them online and have them enter Promo Code REFERRAL and your name, when prompted. Learn more about NBAA Member benefits.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Key Aviation Tax and Regulatory Issues Covered at June Seminar
Knowledge of aviation tax issues is critical for owners and operators of business aircraft to ensure proper planning and compliance. The NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Seminar is designed to help accountants, attorneys, advisors and flight department personnel keep up with the latest tax and legal developments affecting business aviation. Registration is now online for this event, being held on June 3 in San Francisco, CA. Learn more and register.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Considerations for Those With Business Missions to Japan

Should those using business aviation to reach Japan and other Asian destinations be concerned about exposure to dangerous levels of radiation as the nuclear crisis in Japan continues to unfold? While the situation requires continued monitoring, experts say the risk is not out of the ordinary.

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NBAA EVENTS


April 19–21, 2011
56th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
San Diego, CA

April 28, 2011
Webinar: State Taxes Impacting Business Aviation
2:00 p.m. ET

May 5, 2011
Webinar: Trends in Charter: One Ways, Selling Seats, and Brokers
2:00 p.m. ET

May 17–19, 2011
11th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011)
Geneva, Switzerland

June 3, 2011
Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
San Francisco, CA

June 8, 2011
Business Aviation Regional Forum
White Plains, NY

June 9–10, 2011
Business Aircraft Transactions Conference
New York, NY

June 13–14, 2011
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
San Diego, CA

June 15–16, 2011
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
San Diego, CA

June 16–18, 2011
16th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
San Diego, CA









NBAA BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT

Take Advantage of NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption

Did you know that if you operate a piston, turboprop or single engine turbojet aircraft under 12,500 pounds or a helicopter, you can access the small aircraft exemption NBAA has obtained for its Members? This exemption provides the full range of economic and operational options extended to large aircraft operators in FAR 91.501. From carrying passengers or property and seeking reimbursement for the flight, to entering into timesharing, interchange or joint ownership agreements – this Members-only exemption will save you time and money and allow you to fully operate your business aircraft with ease.

Learn how to utilize the exemption.





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