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Issue #12-33,  August 13, 2012

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TOP NEWS

FAA Suspends Opposite Direction Operations at Commercial Airports
Last week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspended use of opposite direction operations at commercial airports in response to a recent incident at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), in which an aircraft arriving from the north had less than required separation from an aircraft departing to the north. The incident uncovered a lack of standardized procedures at various airports in the National Airspace System. The FAA is in the process of standardizing procedures at airports across the U.S. and anticipates re-establishing opposite direction operations within two months. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at rlamond@nbaa.org.


DOT Releases SIFL Rates for Second Half of 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from July 1 to Dec. 31. This data is necessary when applying the Internal Revenue Service aircraft valuation formula to compute values of non-business transportation aboard employer-provided aircraft. Review the new SIFL rates.

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Podcast: Big Changes Coming to Static Display Area for NBAA2012
Some of the last vestiges of damage caused to Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) by Hurricane Charley eight years ago are now being erased through a project that will ultimately benefit NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) when it comes to town this October. The Florida Department of Transportation is rebuilding and expanding the North Ramp at Orlando Executive – home to NBAA Member Showalter Flying Service, which will host the show's static display area. Work on the project began earlier this year, Showalter Flying Service President Kim Showalter said. "When it's all done, it'll give us a clear, open area of about 25 acres." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan to learn more about the Orlando Executive Airport changes.

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NBAA Warns of Phony Convention Directories and Guides
NBAA is once again warning NBAA2012 Exhibitors to be wary of directory and show guide publishers falsely claiming to represent the Association. NBAA is the only official publisher of show guides for Association-hosted events, including NBAA2012, which will be held Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Orlando, FL. Exhibitors also should be wary of solicitations from "rogue" housing companies, exhibit companies and any other unauthorized companies promoting exhibit-related services. Read more about NBAA2012 directories and guides.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

At LABACE, Bolen Will Highlight Business Aviation Benefits Worldwide
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be a featured speaker during the opening general session of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2012), which will run this week from Aug. 15 to 17 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As with his previous appearances at the event's opening session, Bolen is expected to highlight the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities in all parts of the world, and discuss how the industry's benefits can be fully realized in the Latin American region. Bolen's LABACE appearance comes as some analysts are forecasting continued growth for the industry in the Latin American region. Read more about Bolen's appearance at LABACE2012.

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FEATURED STORY

In Japan, Pay Attention to Curfews and Landing Permits
When planning and conducting flights throughout Japan, operators must take into account curfews, landing permits and available parking positions. Each city has different procedures – Tokyo Narita International Airport, for example, has an overnight curfew and, during morning and afternoon peaks, business aircraft operators are unlikely to obtain slots or landing permits. Restrictions have eased recently but, "still, Japan is a market where you may need some assistance to determine what your options are at each location," said Michael Fleming, partner at The Wick Group, a transportation consultancy. Read more about planning flights in Japan in an online extra from the latest issue of Business Aviation Insider.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Venezuela Overflight Fees Irk South American-Bound Operators
If your travels require entering Venezuelan airspace, one NBAA Member suggests you ensure your navigation-fees account is in good standing with officials in Caracas. If not, you may be denied overflight privileges. "I encourage crews to communicate with their international service provider," suggested Pablo Peňalva, NBAA's International Operators Committee regional lead for South America. In addition to being an international captain, Peňalva operates a handling company, ARSOT Flight Support, which assists business aviation operators in South America. Peňalva said business aircraft operators have been frustrated recently by Venezuelan officials who demand large payments for what they insist are overdue navigation fees. Read more about overflight fees in Venezuela.

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Olympic Air Traffic Incident Communications to Be Discontinued Early
The UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has advised that it will terminate the 2012 Olympic Air Traffic Incident Crisis Communications Cell (ATICCC) on Aug. 14 – one day prior to the planned removal of the Olympics airspace restrictions. The 24-hour support team and three daily conference calls have successfully helped mitigate delays and avoid air traffic crises since going live on July 19. Conference calls will continue through midday on the 14th, after which the ATICCC will stand down. Read more about ATICCC.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Helicopter Route Over North Shore of Long Island Now Mandatory
The Eastern Region Helicopter Council reminds operators that effective Aug. 6, the North Shore Route is mandatory for all helicopters transiting along the north shore of New York's Long Island. The FAA mandate requires pilots to maintain an altitude of at least 2,500 feet. Review the final rule making the route mandatory.

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Nashua Municipal Airport/Boire Field (ASH) in New Hampshire will be closed to fixed-wing aircraft from Aug. 13 to Sept. 3, for the demolition and removal of a closed runway on the airport. Operators should check NOTAMs for updates on exact dates and times of the closure, especially for the reopening date and time, as these could be impacted by weather during the demolition and removal period. For more information, visit the .

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REGIONAL EVENTS

August 23, 2012
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Marietta, GA
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September 8–9, 2012
Lunken Airport Open House
Cincinnati, OH
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September 12, 2012
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Charity Event
Dulles, VA
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September 19, 2012
Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Assn. Charity Event
Newcastle, WA
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September 24–26, 2012
Annual 4 States Conference
Kansas City, MO
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September 28–29, 2012
South Carolina Aviation Assn. Southeast Aviation Expo
Greenville, SC
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NBAA NEWS

CAM Elections Being Held
NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program is holding its annual election for positions on the CAM Governing Board this month. All CAMs in good standing are eligible to vote in the election, conducted in accordance with the CAM bylaws. Voting ends Sept. 14. New governing board members will serve terms of three years, commencing at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention on Oct. 30. Candidate information and voting instructions have been emailed to current CAMs. Contact NBAA's Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org with any questions. Learn more about the CAM program.

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NBAA Seeking Web Development Manager
The Association is seeking a manager of web development to create tools and products that support NBAA's mission. The position provides programming support as well as clear and timely information to NBAA Members, staff, partner organizations and government officials. Learn more about this and other NBAA job openings.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Convention Session Will Detail New Weather Forecasting Methods
Those attending NBAA2012 in Orlando, FL will have an opportunity to learn more about the cooperative efforts underway between the FAA and the aviation community to bring more reliable weather information to aviators. An education session titled "Collaborative Decision Making Weather Evaluation Team Update on Supporting NextGen Concepts" will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. Learn more about this NBAA2012 session.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

NBAA2012 Attendees Will Enjoy Static Display Improvements

Improvements at Orlando Executive Airport mean an estimated 25 to 30 additional aircraft will be on the NBAA2012 static display this year. "This ramp improvement allows for more contiguous space than we've had to work with in years past at Orlando Executive, so we don't have as many corners to work with. It will vastly improve the flow of pedestrians," explained NBAA Director of Static Displays Joe Hart in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

August 22, 2012
Business Aviation Pilot Training Symposium
Washington, DC

September 20, 2012
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Seattle, WA

October 2–4, 2012
Introduction to SMS Workshop
Scottsdale, AZ

October 28, 2012
PDP Course: Principles of Aviation Leadership
Orlando, FL

October 28–29, 2012
PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
Orlando, FL

October 28–29, 2012
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Orlando, FL

October 29, 2012
PDP Course: Human Factors in Corporate Aviation
Orlando, FL

October 29, 2012
PDP Course: Technical Operations – Policy & Procedures Manual Development
Orlando, FL

October 30 – November 1, 2012
65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012)
Orlando, FL

November 2–3, 2012
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Orlando, FL







 

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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