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Issue #12-40,  October 1, 2012

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TOP NEWS

Electronics Pioneer, Business Aviator Bill Crutchfield to Speak at NBAA2012
NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention is always a good opportunity to showcase the value of business aviation to companies of all sizes, across the U.S. That tradition will continue later this month when Bill Crutchfield, founder of consumer electronics firm Crutchfield Corporation and avid business aviation proponent, joins other government and industry leaders on the stage as one of the featured speakers at the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) Opening General Session on Oct. 30. Crutchfield, who built his award-winning firm – one of the largest and most recognized specialty-direct retailers in the world – through a fierce dedication to customer service, will discuss how business flying has not only strengthened his company, but has helped hone his own leadership skills. Read more about Crutchfield.

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FAA Clarifies Definition of Aircraft Approach Categories
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released SAFO 12005 to ensure aircraft operators and pilots are aware that an aircraft is certified for only one approach category – according to maximum certificated landing weight – and that the category remains fixed despite day-to-day operational changes in landing weight. The aircraft approach category used during an instrument approach is determined by the aircraft's Vref at the maximum certificated landing weight or 1.3 Vso at the maximum certificated landing weight, and pilots must not use lower-than-certificated categories when conducting instrument approaches. Review further details and view the SAFO.

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NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption Renewed by FAA
The FAA has once again granted a request from NBAA to extend Exemption 7897, more commonly known as NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption, which was set to expire Sept. 30. This latest extension, Exemption 7897E, expires on March 31, 2013, and is unchanged from previous versions. Available only to Members, NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption allows operators of piston-powered airplanes, small airplanes and all helicopters to utilize the limited options for cost reimbursement permitted under FAR Part 91, Subpart F. Read more about the exemption.

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NBAA Has Video to Prepare Operators for EASA-Mandated TCAS Change 7.1
Last December, the European Aviation Safety Agency issued a mandate requiring aircraft operating in European airspace to upgrade their traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS) to Change 7.1 software. Change 7.1 is a wing-loadable software upgrade that provides clear and concise resolution advisory commands for faster reaction time and increased avoidance performance. NBAA has posted a video online, presented by Dennis McCole of ACSS, providing an overview of the software upgrade. View the TCAS Change 7.1 video.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

New Mexico Once Again Recognizes the Value of GA
Gov. Susana Martinez declared September 2012 "New Mexico General Aviation Appreciation Month," noting aviation in the state supports 48,975 jobs and generates $1.3 billion in payroll annually. Tourists to New Mexico arriving by GA are responsible for more than $61 million of economic benefit annually to the state, Martinez said, "GA and community airports play a critical role in the lives and safety of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses, ranches and farms." The proclamation was the second such official recognition of the value of general aviation in the Land of Enchantment; a similar proclamation was issued in 2010 by then-Gov. Bill Richardson. Read more about GA in New Mexico.

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FEATURED STORY

Upcoming ADS-B Mandates Require Planning Ahead
The FAA's Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for aircraft to be equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast "out" (ADS-B Out) systems is approaching sooner than it might seem. A fundamental part of "NextGen," ADS-B Out will supersede radar systems for the purposes of air traffic control's tracking of aircraft. "It promises to be an interesting eight years ahead, as we move forward towards this rule," said Honeywell's Chris Benich. "It's important for operators to communicate with avionics manufacturers to determine what they will need to comply with the mandate." For more on ADS-B, register for NBAA's live webinar on Oct. 17 or read the Business Aviation Insider article.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Rise of Russian Business Aviation Coincides With Calls to Ease Regulations
The recent Jet Expo aviation exhibition highlighted the growing interest in business aviation throughout Russia and across Eastern Europe, as well as the need to ease restrictions on aircraft operations in the region. Alexander Evdokimov, general director of Jet Transfer Business Aviation and one of the organizers of Jet Expo, said approximately 100 companies exhibited at this year's event. "That's a bit of an increase from past years, but less than in 2008," he said, adding that an expanded static display featured approximately 50 business aircraft from multiple international manufacturers. The event was held Sept. 27 to 29 at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. Read more about the expo.

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REGIONAL NEWS

Seattle Regional Forum Caps a Week of Promoting Aviation
The Pacific Northwest's strong aviation heritage and a commitment to educating the next generation of aviation professionals were recently demonstrated through a week of events in Seattle, WA, concluding on Sept. 20 with NBAA's final Business Aviation Regional Forum of 2012. Hosted by Clay Lacy Aviation at Boeing Field/King Co. International Airport (BFI), the NBAA Regional Forum was held in conjunction with other regional events sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association. Altogether, the NBAA event featured 77 Exhibitors and 17 aircraft on display and was attended by nearly 1,000 people. Read more about the recent Seattle events.

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Van Nuys Runway Rehab Project Will Minimize Downtime
Rehabilitation of Van Nuys Airport's (VNY) 8,000-foot-long primary runway is slated to start in February, funded mainly by an $18.4 million FAA Airport Improvement Program grant awarded on Sept. 7. The project's success is a testament to collaboration among members of the Van Nuys Airport Association, a nonprofit tenants group; NBAA; and the Los Angeles World Airports. If all goes according to plan, the contractor should begin construction in February 2013, and the work is expected to last eight to nine months. Read more about the VNY runway project.

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Denver Aviation Safety Symposium Scheduled for Oct. 5
The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA), in partnership with the Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver Department of Aviation & Aerospace Science, will hold an Aviation Safety Symposium on Oct. 5. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, and lunch will be served. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at [email protected], or visit the CABA site.

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Arizona Safety Day on Nov. 13 Approved for CAM Credit
The first-ever Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) Safety Day on Nov. 13 has been approved for NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credit. Participants will be eligible to earn one point toward qualifying for the CAM exam or CAM recertification. The safety day takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains. NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown will be among the featured speakers. This year's program will cover safety culture in an SMS, handling medical problems when traveling and more. For more information and to register, visit the AZBAA site.

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REGIONAL EVENTS

Oct. 3, 2012
Friends of Trenton-Mercer Airport Scholarship Benefit
Trenton, NJ
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Oct. 3, 2012
Idaho Business Aviation Assn. Safety Session
Boise, ID
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Oct. 4, 2012
Westchester Aviation Assn. Luncheon
White Plains, NY
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Oct. 4–5, 2012
Aerospace Education Corporation's Aviation Career Fair
Farmingdale, NY
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Oct. 5, 2012
Colorado Aviation Business Assn. Safety Symposium
Denver, CO
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Oct. 11, 2012
Northeast Dispatchers and Schedulers Meeting
Portsmouth, NH
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NBAA NEWS

NBAA Unveils Updated Mobile App for 2012 Convention
As Members prepare for NBAA2012, an update mobile app can help guide their planning for the event. First introduced last year to outstanding reviews, the NBAA2012 mobile app is available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and any web-capable smartphone, as well as for iPad tablets. With a full, up-to-date map of the Orange County Convention Center exhibit areas, the free app will enable users to easily find exhibit booths, descriptions of products and services by category, and a wealth of other information related to the show. Read more about the NBAA2012 app.

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Five Tips for NBAA2012 Attendees in Orlando
The art of business aviation is, in large part, the art of successful anticipation – leaving as little to chance as possible. NBAA Vice President of Exhibits Linda Peters believes the same is true of attending NBAA2012, and she has five tips for attending this year's event, which will be held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport. Read the five tips for a successful Convention.

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New Jersey Group Presents Bolen With Advocacy Award
At the New Jersey Aviation Association's luncheon on Sept. 19 in Princeton, NJ, the group presented its prestigious Excellence In Aviation Award to NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown accepted the award on Bolen's behalf. Bolen is the third individual to receive the award, which recognizes leaders for their work on behalf of the industry.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NBAA2012 Sessions to Include Aviation Insurance Claims Case Review
Dozens of informative education sessions will be offered at NBAA2012, and for aircraft owners and operators, "Aviation Insurance Claims: Case Review" is one not to miss. This interactive session, which takes place Oct. 30, will feature a panel discussion by experts, who will review recent aviation insurance claims from their own perspectives. From risk management and insurance planning (broker) to implementation of coverage (underwriter) and claims adjustment/defense (claims adjuster/attorney), the panel will analyze a series of cases and the lessons learned. Read more about this NBAA2012 session.

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Register for Webinar on Using ADS-B for Safety and Efficiency
NBAA will present a live webinar on ADS-B at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 17. Sponsored by ACSS, this webinar will provide an overview of ADS-B and discuss how it can increase safety and improve flying efficiencies by minimizing flow delays, improving situational awareness while taxiing and in-flight, increasing in-flight efficiencies and reducing pilot workload. Preregistration is required. Register for this free ADS-B webinar.

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Sign Up for the Management Fundamentals PDP Workshop at NBAA2012
In conjunction with NBAA2012, six Professional Development Program (PDP) courses will be offered, including the Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop on Nov. 2 and 3. This two-day workshop will educate participants in safe operations, regulatory compliance, budgeting and accounting, vendor selection, personnel management and many other skills for running a flight department. Register for this and other NBAA2012 PDP courses.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Making the Most of NBAA2012

How can you get the most bang for your buck at NBAA2012? Linda Peters, NBAA vice president of exhibits, suggests using the NBAA2012 mobile app for advance planning and then taking every opportunity, even shuttle bus rides, to network once at the show. These and other tips are the focus of this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast on how to ensure a successful Convention experience.

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NBAA EVENTS

Oct. 17, 2012
Webinar: Using ADS-B for Safety and Efficiency
1:00 p.m. ET

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

Oct. 28–29, 2012
Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
Orlando, FL

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

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

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

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

Oct. 29, 2012
FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Course
Orlando, FL

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2012
65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012)
Orlando, FL

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

Dec. 6–7, 2012
Cross-Border Issues Conference
Ottawa, Canada







 

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