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Issue #11-40,  October 3, 2011

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TOP NEWS

Flying to NBAA2011? Be Aware of FAA Required Routings Into Las Vegas
Special requirements are planned for operators flying into the Las Vegas area in conjunction with NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011), to be held from Monday, October 10, to Wednesday, October 12. The FAA has issued required routes for aircraft flying into Henderson Executive (HND) and North Las Vegas (VGT) airports. For HND, aircraft capable of utilizing RNAV arrival procedures should file the appropriate RNAV standard instrument arrival (STAR). Operators not able to accept the RNAV arrival may face additional delays. The FAA has also requested that operators ensure they correctly input the RNAV capabilities for their aircraft into Item 18 of their ICAO flight plan. HND representatives are reporting that they are at capacity for overnight parking during the event; however, VGT still has space, and operators also should check with the FBOs at McCarran (LAS). For details on the required routes, information on correctly indicating aircraft RNAV capability, noise abatement procedures and more, review full details on the NBAA2011 Air Traffic Information page.

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Oral Arguments Set for Dec. 2 in Legal Fight to Preserve BARR
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that it will hear arguments on December 2 in a case brought by NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) that seek to overturn the restrictions that the government imposed on the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen remarked, "We look forward to explaining to the Court of Appeals why the government's move to severely limit the BARR program represents an unwarranted invasion of the privacy of aircraft owners and operators, a threat to the competitiveness of U.S. companies and a potential security risk to the persons aboard aircraft." Learn more about the fight to preserve the BARR.

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Business Aviation Vital to Balance of Trade, Bolen Tells ITC
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week told the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that the nation's civil aviation industry remains one of the strongest positive contributors to its balance of trade, despite the daunting economic challenges that have confronted the industry in recent years. In testimony at a September 28 ITC hearing, Bolen shared a video advertisement from the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign highlighting the value of business aviation and statistics from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showing that 52 percent of all business aircraft built in the U.S. were made for export. Read more of Bolen's testimony before the ITC.

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Bolen Cites Opportunities for Industry at U.S.-China Aviation Summit
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen discussed the importance of business aviation as a driver of global economic growth during a Washington panel discussion focused on China's accelerated plans for general aviation. "There is a real responsibility for all of us to do what we can to make sure, not just that this industry reaches its full potential in China, but it does so in a very safe, very secure and very efficient way," Bolen said. The panel discussion was part of a U.S.-China Aviation Summit, hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives. Read more of Bolen's insights on business aviation in China.

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In support of next week's Annual Meeting & Convention, NBAA has introduced its first-ever mobile application, enabling users to look up any Exhibitor on a smartphone, learn more about them, and instantly find their booth on an interactive map of the show floor. Available for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and any smartphone with a web browser, the app also has the full schedule of NBAA2011 education sessions, with the ability to add them to a personal calendar; news feeds with updates from NBAA's Online News Bureau and Twitter; and the ability for users to upload their own photos from the event. .

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Los Angeles Delegation Will Strengthen Industry Ties at NBAA2011
Jess Romo, manager of Van Nuys Airport (VNY), will be among the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials at NBAA2011 in Las Vegas, marking the first time a delegation from the group has attended NBAA's Convention. "NBAA is working with the Van Nuys Airport Association and LAWA to help foster a better appreciation of the value of business aviation at Van Nuys," said NBAA Director, Regional Programs Dan Burkhart. Find out more about the LAWA meeting at NBAA2011.

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In Las Vegas, Industry Will Be Gearing Up for ABACE2012
There will be many opportunities at NBAA2011 in Las Vegas next week to get updates on preparations for the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012), to be held March 27 to 29 in Shanghai. A special panel session moderated by Jay Mesinger of J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales and Jeff Lee of American Express will focus on resources for companies flying in the Asia region. NBAA staff also will host a press conference to report on the progress toward ABACE2012, and answer questions at a dedicated ABACE2012 booth. The press conference will take place on Sunday, October 9, at 3:00 p.m., in Room N117 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Check out all the opportunities to learn about ABACE2012 while in Las Vegas.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Podcast: Mayors Ask White House to Stop Bashing General Aviation
Last week, 77 mayors from across the United States wrote to the White House urging President Obama to reconsider his disparaging remarks about general aviation and proposed taxes and fees on the industry. "We just need the president to stop the rhetoric and stop saying the negative things,"says Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, who signed the letter and is actively recruiting other mayors to do the same. Hear Brewer's remarks in this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, and read the mayors' letter.

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FEATURED STORY

Will NextGen Technologies Be Worth the Cost?
Everyone has likely heard the promises made about the benefits of the FAA's NextGen air traffic control system, but many of the advantages seem far off and expensive. However, the FAA says business aircraft operators can realize some of the benefits now, such as GPS approaches made possible by localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) procedures. Later planned NextGen implementations, like automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) and datalink cockpit communications, require operators to make more costly upgrades, for more long-term benefits. Read more about NextGen in a Business Aviation Insider online extra.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FAA Update on Gulf of Mexico Reduced Separation Project
On October 20, the FAA will implement 50-nautical-mile lateral separation between aircraft authorized for RNP 10 or RNP 4 operations in the Gulf of Mexico oceanic control areas. For operations in this area, the FAA created a process for aircraft equipped with a single long-range navigation system (S-LRNS) to receive RNP 10 authorization. Currently, this exception for S-LRNS-equipped aircraft is only valid within the Gulf area. Operators conducting flights in this area are encouraged to obtain RNP 10 or RNP 4 authorization by October 20; however, aircraft that are not authorized will initially be accommodated. Learn more about the Gulf of Mexico airspace.

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Canadian Group Launches Effort to Highlight Business Aviation Benefits
The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) recently launched "Business Aviation Works," a campaign to promote the importance of business aviation operations throughout the country and educate those seeking to stymie the Canadian industry with new rules and fees. CBAA President and CEO Sam Barone noted Business Aviation Works is similar to the U.S.-based No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Learn more about the new Canadian advocacy effort.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Nighttime Runway Closures at Peachtree This Week
Due to construction on a parallel taxiway at Atlanta's DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK), Runway 2R/20L will be closed nightly from 11:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. beginning this Thursday, October 6 until Sunday morning, October 9. Notices to airmen (NOTAMs) will be published no more than 72 hours in advance. Some construction projects are weather dependant, so operators should check the NOTAMs before each trip to verify closures and times. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at info@nbaa.org.


U.S. Air Force Exercise to Impact Alaska Airspace
The U.S. Air Force will host a major military exercise called Red Flag Alaska from October 7 to 21 in the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. This airspace consists of published military operating areas and ATC-assigned airspace in the Fairbanks area. During this period, there will be specific time windows when the exercise will be active. Operators planning flights either under or around the military exercise airspace should expect en route restrictions. Departure and arrival delays are also possible at Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) during certain phases of the exercise. For more information, review the FAA System Impact Report.

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Teterboro Improvements Nearly Complete
A major construction and runway rehabilitation project at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB), underway since June 2009, is nearing completion. The work on Runway 06/24 was finished last year, adding runway grooving and centerline and touchdown zone lights. The more extensive project, involving the 7,000-foot Runway 01/19, is still underway. The repaving, drainage work installation of edge lighting and relocation of a nearby road will be done in December. Both runways will have engineered materials arresting systems (EMAS). Read more about the TEB improvements.

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Air Traffic Information Coming Soon for Super Bowl
The host committee for Super Bowl XLVI – to be held February 5, 2012, in Indianapolis, IN – has published a web site with information for those traveling in the region in conjunction with the event. The site includes a list and interactive map of more than a dozen Indianapolis-area airports and the services each has available. As the event gets closer, information on temporary flight restrictions and FAA traffic management plans will be posted. As usual, NBAA also will have this information available on its own web site. For questions about aircraft operations during the Super Bowl, contact the NBAA GA Desk's Dean Snell at dsnell@nbaa.org. View the host committee page.

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REGIONAL EVENTS

October 22, 2011
Texas Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Pflugerville, TX
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October 26, 2011
Southern California Aviation Assn. Networking Reception
Santa Ana, CA
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October 29, 2011
South Carolina Aviation Assn. Southeast Aviation Show
Greenville, SC
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October 29, 2011
Waco Aviation Alliance Freedom Ball
Waco, TX
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November 12, 2011
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Fundraiser
Atlanta, GA
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November 18, 2011
South Florida Business Aviation Assn. Charity Event and Dinner
Boca Raton, FL
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NBAA NEWS

Single-Pilot Safety Standdown Returns to NBAA Convention
NBAA prides itself on representing companies from across the entire business aviation community. To help meet the needs of single-pilot and light business airplane operators, the Association has again partnered with Cessna to create a day-long seminar focused directly on single pilots and their safety needs. The safety event will be held on October 9 in conjunction with NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas. Learn more about the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown.

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Request for Proposals: Charter Availability Product
A valued Member benefit is NBAA's Charter Availability Air Mail list, which NBAA created for the purpose of posting of charter availability announcements and other messages about product or service offerings. The Association recognizes that the Charter Availability Air Mail list – while highly valued by its users for the potential to generate new business – has limitations, and there may be an opportunity to improve and supplement the system using other Internet-based technologies. Therefore, NBAA is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit products and services that will provide additional benefits to Charter Availability Air Mail list users. Proposals are due by October 17. Review the RFP.

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Students Invited to NBAA2011 Careers in Business Aviation Day
All students with a passion for aviation, from teenagers to college students, are invited to NBAA2011 on October 12 for Careers in Business Aviation Day. During the career day, students will hear from aviation heroes like former Blue Angels Commander Donnie Cochran and former Thunderbirds Commander Ron Mumm about the variety of careers available in this field. Student also will have complimentary access to the exhibit floor. Students may register for Careers in Business Aviation Day now.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Africa and Middle East Regional Review Featured This Week
On Tuesday, October 4, NBAA and its International Operators Committee will host a live webinar examining key issues and challenges facing companies that operate into Africa and the Middle East. The session is part of an eight-week International Regional Review webinar series with a virtual study group. While more trips are being scheduled to Africa, it remains a region that is still difficult to communicate with and requires significant pre-planning. In addition, the Middle East continues to experience political unrest and security concerns. This week's expert panel will identify current operational issues for pilots operating in the region and share tips based on their real-world experiences. Upcoming webinars in the series, which may be purchased individually, will focus on operational issues in the Pacific Rim, Russia, China, the North Atlantic, North America, Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Learn more about the international webinar series.

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Don't Miss Flight Operations Manual Workshop Following NBAA2011
Register now for the Flight Operations Manual Workshop to be held on October 13 and 14 in Las Vegas, NV, in conjunction with NBAA2011. This highly interactive workshop will provide guidance for developing or updating a flight operations manual to employ the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and set forth policies and procedures designed to ensure safe and effective flight operations. The agenda will cover safety management systems, standard operating procedures, international standards and more. The instructor will draw upon the experiences of workshop participants to demonstrate how flight departments really operate. This workshop meets NBAA Professional Development Program Objectives Ops 1 and Ops4. Register for the workshop.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Mayors to White House: Stop Bashing General Aviation

Reacting to President Barack Obama's disparaging remarks about general aviation and his proposal of a user fee for civil aviation that could amount to $100 per flight, 77 mayors from across the United States have written a letter to the White House, hoping to educate a president they perceive as anti-aviation. "We just need the president to stop the rhetoric and stop saying the negative things," says Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, who signed the letter and is actively recruiting other mayors to do the same.

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NBAA EVENTS

October 4, 2011
International Operators Regional Review Webinar Series, Week 2
1:00 p.m. ET

October 8, 2011
PDP Course: Enhancing Productivity Through Business Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

October 8–9, 2011
PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

October 8–9, 2011
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

October 8–9, 2011
PDP Course: Introduction to Aviation Safety Management System
Las Vegas, NV

October 9, 2011
PDP Course: Highly Effective Teams at Work
Las Vegas, NV

October 10–12, 2011
64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011)
Las Vegas, NV

October 11, 2011
International Operators Regional Review Webinar Series, Week 3
1:00 p.m. ET

October 13–14, 2011
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

October 13–14, 2011
Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Las Vegas, NV







 

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