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Issue #13-07,  February 18, 2013


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TOP NEWS

Allies Join NBAA in Questioning Recent White House Claims About Business Aviation
As Washington policymakers focus on the need for proposals to reduce the nation's deficit, recent White House rhetoric on the deficit has often focused instead on changing tax policies for business aviation. The misperceptions fostered by the comments coming from the White House have prompted swift response and stern questioning, not just from NBAA and other general aviation groups, but also from key allies. A diverse group of voices including organized-labor leaders, small business champions and congressional lawmakers has moved quickly to establish the facts about business aircraft tax policies, and also about the industry's importance to American citizens, companies and communities. Read more about the defense of business aviation.

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GAMA: Though 2012 Aircraft Shipments 'Mixed,' Encouraging Signs Emerging
Strong demand for helicopters and agricultural aircraft drove a slight increase in total shipments of new general aviation (GA) aircraft in 2012, according to figures released last week by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), with international deliveries increasingly outpacing shipments to domestic customers. Shipments of fixed-wing aircraft rose 0.6 percent last year to 2,133 deliveries, thanks to strong turboprop demand and the addition of agricultural aircraft to GAMA's sales data in 2012. Deliveries of turboprop airplanes totaled 580 in 2012, compared to 526 year before. That growth was countered by generally flat levels in shipments of piston and turbine-powered airplanes. Shipments of business jets declined 3.4 percent, from 696 to 672 units, while 881 piston-engine aircraft were delivered, a decline of 1.9 percent over 2011. Read more about aircraft shipments in 2012.

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NBAA Applauds Progress on International Aircraft-Emissions Policy
NBAA today welcomed two notable accomplishments by a global body tasked with creating standards, which will begin to limit aircraft-carbon emissions and continue to reduce noise levels in the near term. The Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) wrapped up its current three-year assignment from the International Civil Aviation Organization on February 14 with recommendations for creating both a metric and standards on carbon-dioxide emissions, and for reducing noise levels emitted by aircraft between now and 2020. Learn more about the CAEP recommendations.

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For years, operators in the U.S. have collected and used flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) data to improve safety. Now, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has launched a new program to promote sharing aviation safety information derived from operational data – just like FOQA – worldwide. The program was announced in November 2012, and already organizations in Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil and some Caribbean countries have expressed interest in gathering this kind of data and sharing it with FSF. .

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Video Now Available: FAA Workshop on Transport Airplane Performance Planning
At NBAA2012, the FAA's Flight Standards Division presented a workshop on transport airplane performance planning. With the support of Aircraft Performance Group, an NBAA Member Company, the entire workshop is now available online, including informative FAA videos. View the workshop videos.

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SIFL Rates Released for First Half of 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from Jan. 1 to June 30. The rates are 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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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

'No Plane No Gain' Message Figures Prominently at GAMA's Annual Media Event
The general aviation industry, including business aviation, is important not only in the United States, but throughout the world, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce told reporters at the group's annual media event, held Feb. 12 in Washington, DC. "Advocating for government policies that strengthen GA is of paramount importance to this organization," he said. Educating policymakers and opinion leaders about what makes business aviation an essential industry in America today is the central mission of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which is jointly sponsored by NBAA and GAMA. "We're very proud that we partner with NBAA on the NO Plane No Gain campaign," Bunce added. Read more about the No Plane No Gain campaign.

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Webinar Details Advocacy Resources for Highlighting Business Aviation's Positive Impact
Last week, NBAA hosted a webinar that provided business aircraft operators with the facts and figures they need to advocate convincingly on the industry's behalf. The webinar focused on a review of two recent reports that document the positive returns business aviation generates for government agencies, as well as companies. Both studies were conducted by NEXA Advisors, LLC and commissioned by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Read more about the value of business aviation.

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FEATURED STORY

Business Aviation in India: A Long Road Worth Traveling
Rohit Kapur has worked to bring two different business aviation organizations together within the past two years to form the Business Aircraft Operators Association of India, and help India create a vibrant business aviation industry. "Growth over the past 10 years has averaged 12.5 percent year-to-year," he said. "We are cautiously optimistic. [Business aviation in] India has the potential to grow 25 percent year-on-year for the next decade. But that will only happen if certain factors fall into place." Listen to this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about business aviation in India.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Host of Media Partnerships Boost Visibility for ABACE2013
NBAA's upcoming Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) in Shanghai will emulate a successful feature of last year's show: using dozens of media partnerships to attract prospective aircraft buyers and other highly sought-after visitors. ABACE2012 had 43 media partners representing a wide range of aviation, business and lifestyle publications from across Asia, Europe and the United States, and NBAA expects to have as many or more media partners for this year's event, which takes place April 16 to 18. "Media partnerships have been an extremely important part of our ability to have a successful show," said Maureen Cameron, NBAA marketing director, conventions and forums. Read more about media partnerships for ABACE2013.

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REGIONAL NEWS

New Community Airport Opens in Tennessee
A new community airport opened Jan. 25 in Cleveland, TN, about 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga. The Cleveland Regional Jetport (RZR) replaces nearby Hardwick Field, where the runway couldn't be extended to accommodate the larger general aviation aircraft the community aims to attract with the development. Noting that several companies – including some that are household names – have office facilities in the surrounding area, Airport Director Mark Fidler explained that Cleveland Regional Jetport was conceptualized from the start as a center for business activity. "The airport was purpose-built for use by business aviation," Fidler said. Read more about Cleveland Regional Jetport.

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NBAA's Bolen to Speak at Nebraska Group Meeting, Feb. 19
The Nebraska Business Aviation Association (NEBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting on Feb. 19 on Eppley Field in Omaha, NE. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be among the featured speakers, who include Tim Schmidt of Omaha Airport Authority and Ed Vesely of Welsch Aviation. The will also be a presentation by Greg Babcock of event sponsor Embraer Executive Jets. Held at the Mutual of Omaha Hangar, 3909 Doolittle Plaza on the airport, the meeting begins with lunch at 11 a.m. RSVP to NEBAA's Dave Poole at [email protected]. Learn more about NEBAA.

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REGIONAL EVENTS

February 2013
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Boise, ID, and Atlanta, GA
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Feb. 19, 2013
Nebraska Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Omaha, NE
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Feb. 22, 2013
Ohio Regional Business Aviation Assn. Training Day
Columbus, OH
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Feb. 26, 2013
South Florida Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Boca Raton, FL
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Feb. 27, 2013
Southern California Careers in Business Aviation Day
Long Beach, CA
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Feb. 28, 2013
Montana Aviation Conference
Butte, MT
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NBAA NEWS

Note New NBAA Headquarters Address
Effective this week, NBAA has moved its headquarters to temporary offices at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 550 Washington, DC 20004. All NBAA phone, fax and email addresses remain unchanged. Members and those in the industry are asked to update their records accordingly.


Compensation & Benchmark Survey Now Open
The NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey provides in-depth data on aviation department salaries and operational information to help Members better evaluate their flight departments. Every year, the survey elicits responses from hundreds of aviation departments, providing compensation data on thousands of employees. Only NBAA Member Representatives at companies that operate aircraft are eligible to take the survey. Survey respondents will have free online access to the results. All submissions are kept confidential and no individual results are posted. The 2013 survey will be open until March 6. Learn more and take the survey.

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Last Chance to Submit Nominations for Meritorious Service, Doswell Awards
Nominations for NBAA's two highest awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award, are due by Friday, Feb. 22. The 2013 award recipients will be officially recognized at this year's NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more and submit your award nomination.

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NBAA Announces Recipients of Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarship
The Association announced the recipients of its Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship, which benefits individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). The scholarship, which is given annually in coordination with the family of Donald A. Baldwin Sr., promotes professional development in business aviation by providing financial support for qualified CAM exam candidates. Read more about the Baldwin award recipients.

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Register This Week for BASS to Get Early-Bird Rates
Early-bird registration for this year's Business Aviation Safety Seminar (BASS) ends Feb. 22. Co-presented by Flight Safety Foundation and NBAA, and supported by the Canadian Business Aviation Association, BASS is the premier forum for business aviation operators to exchange safety information. This year's conference will be held April 10 and 11 in Montreal, Canada and includes an interactive forum titled "What safety issues keep you up at night?" Register now for BASS.

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Education Session Proposals Requested for NBAA Events
NBAA is soliciting speaking proposals by Feb. 28 for this year's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which will be held from Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, NV, and by March 22 for the 2014 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, set for Jan. 14 to 17 in New Orleans, LA. Learn more about these requests for proposals.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Tax Committee Hosting Bonus Depreciation Webinar, Feb. 27
With tax season approaching, experts from the NBAA Tax Committee will provide an in-depth explanation of bonus depreciation opportunities in 2013 and 2014. This live webinar, presented next Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. ET, will detail how to qualify a new aircraft acquisition for bonus depreciation, structure aircraft transactions to obtain the maximum benefits and preserve benefits in future tax years. Register for the tax webinar now.

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Deadline to Apply for Maintenance TRACS Less Than Two Weeks Away
Applications are due March 1 for NBAA's Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (Maintenance TRACS). The program offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive fully funded aircraft, engine and avionics training. Maintenance TRACS awards are donated by more than two dozen major original equipment manufacturers, engine makers and top training companies. Apply for Maintenance TRACS today.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Regulations Hindering BizAv Growth in India

Currently, purchasing an aircraft in India requires permission from the minister of civil aviation, said Rohit Kapur, president of the Business Aircraft Operators Association of India. Also, infrastructure and tax issues need to be addressed to promote the industry's growth, something Rohit is confident will happen. Learn more about the growth of business aviation in India in this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

Feb. 28, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Long Beach, CA

March 4–7, 2013
40th Annual International Operators Conference
San Diego, CA

March 8, 2013
PDP Course: Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
San Diego, CA

April 8–9, 2013
PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
Montreal, Canada

April 10–11, 2013
58th Annual Business Aviation Safety Seminar
Montreal, Canada

April 16–18, 2013
Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013)
Shanghai, China

April 30 – May 2, 2013
Maintenance Management Conference
Fort Worth, TX







 

NBAA BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT

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