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Issue #13-16,  April 22, 2013


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TOP NEWS

NBAA Airspace Alerts Provide Details on Delays Due to FAA Furloughs
Due to sequestration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started implementing furloughs in all ATC facilities in the U.S. including en route centers, TRACONs and towers. These furloughs impact the amount of traffic each facility can handle, and may result in various traffic management initiatives. Operators should file their flight plans as soon as possible, and be prepared for delays, holding or diversions. The airspace impacts of the furloughs are quite dynamic in nature, with changes on a shift-by-shift basis. NBAA is closely monitoring these impacts and will advise Members of specific issues via NBAA Airspace Alerts.

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By Every Measure, 2013 Edition of ABACE Is Strongest One Yet
The 2013 edition of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) was a record breaker, with a highest-ever number of Exhibitors, Attendees and aircraft on display. "We are very pleased to see the continued excitement about the future of business aviation in China, and across the broader Asian region, as demonstrated by the numbers for this year's event," said Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO. NBAA presented the show in partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority, the Asian Business Aviation Association and the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Beyond the record-breaking numbers, Bolen noted the show was effective in advancing the dialogue with key policymakers about the diversity and importance of business aviation, and attracting high-level government officials for discussions about promoting the industry's growth in China and across Asia. Read more about ABACE2013.

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NBAA Joins In Launching 'Farm to Fly' 2.0
NBAA has joined with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to launch a new initiative aimed at furthering the development of a jet fuel that is not only a renewable resource, but is also completely free of carbon pollutants. The Association is one of more than 300 members of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, dedicated to demonstrating the aviation industry's commitment to environmental stewardship in creating a carbon-neutral air fleet by the year 2020. "Farm to Fly 2.0" builds on efforts to develop a biofuel for jets that requires no major aircraft engine modifications. Read more about Farm to Fly 2.0.

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FAA Expands Size of Protected Airspace for Circling Approaches
On May 2, the FAA will begin publishing instrument approaches that use larger circling approach airspace dimensions. This increase in circling protected airspace provides improved lateral clearance from obstacles while allowing additional maneuvering room to assist pilots in stabilizing the final approach and landing. U.S. Terminal Procedures approach charts use a "Negative C" circle icon and Jeppesen charts use a "Negative C" diamond icon to identify circling minima that use the new expanded circling area dimensions. Circling minima without these icons still use the smaller circling area dimensions. For more information, see the AeroNav Services Chart Notice or the Jeppesen Briefing Bulletin that describe these changes. Direct questions to NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected], or review NBAA's ATC Issues & Procedures page.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Florida Declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has once again recognized the importance of general aviation (GA), proclaiming April 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month. He issued a similar statement in June 2011. In Florida, GA airports alone account for 54,000 jobs with an annual payroll of $1.8 billion. In his proclamation, Scott acknowledged that many Florida communities are dependent on GA and local airports, and pointed out the value of GA for the flow of commerce and tourism in the state, as well as in Florida's response to emergencies and natural disasters. Read more about GA in Florida.

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FEATURED STORY

New Weather Tools Help Operators Fly More Safely
As another convective weather season begins, aircraft operators this year will have three new or improved forecasting tools. One of these, the Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP), managed by the Aviation Weather Center, is undergoing the first significant change in a decade. This season, the CCFP – a collaborative, human-in-the-loop product based on input from weather service units throughout the National Airspace System, as well as from operators' meteorology departments – will replace its two-hour forecast with an eight-hour forecast. Read more about the improved CCFP and other new tools available for predicting convective probabilities in the Navigator section of the latest Business Aviation Insider.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

The UK's New 'APD' Takes Effect – NBAA Flight Plan Podcast Has the Story
For NBAA Members headed to the United Kingdom, April 1 brought about the imposition of a new aviation tax – the air passenger duty (APD). Although this tax has applied to commercial passengers departing the UK since 1994, the APD is being imposed on business aviation operators for the first time, and even those who are familiar with it concede it can be confusing. The APD applies solely to flights departing the UK and varies according to the weight of the aircraft, the passenger capacity and the distance it travels. Listen to this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about the new air passenger duty.

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REGIONAL NEWS

NBAA Members in Pennsylvania Urged to Contact State Senators in Support of Exemption
NBAA is encouraging Members in Pennsylvania to contact their state senators and express support for House Bill 1100 (HB 1100) and Senate Bill 593 (SB 593), which would exempt fixed-wing aircraft from the state's sales and use tax. In addition, aircraft repair parts and installation would also be exempt from sales and use tax. The Pennsylvania House passed HB 1100 on April 15 and the Senate is now considering it alongside SB 593. When contacting state senators, Members are encouraged to explain that this legislation will attract more aviation business to the state, which will generate tax revenue. Job creation in the aviation sector also will lead to increased employment tax collections and aviation employees will have discretionary income to spend. Learn more about the Pennsylvania legislation.

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Safety Upgrades Approved for Connecticut's Sikorsky Memorial Airport
A runway safety area (RSA) is being created at the end of Runway 6-24 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR) in Bridgeport, CT, resolving a decades-long dispute regarding the construction of such a zone. The plan also calls for rehabilitation of pavement on Runway 6-24; relocation of part of state Route 113, which will resolve a flooding issue at the airport; new runway lighting and removal of the existing blast fence and installation of a new airport security fence. The runway safety zone is mandated by the FAA, and the agreement calls for the engineered materials arrestor system to be installed at the northeastern end of the runway no later than 2015. The project is estimated to cost $20 million, with the FAA paying 90 percent, and the state and local municipalities paying 5 percent each. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].


Runway Designation Changed at Fort Lauderdale for Magnetic Variation
Due to magnetic variation changes, Runway 9L/27R at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will be re-designated Runway 10L/28R the evening of May 1. While repainting the new designations 10L/28R on the existing runway, the airport will utilize Runway 13/31 for both arrivals and departures. The designation change will be reflected in the May 2 charting cycle, and when the runway reopens after painting, all clearances and approaches will match the 10L/28R designation. For more information on the upcoming 16-month single runway operation period at FLL due to reconstruction of the south parallel runway, contact NBAA Air Traffic Services' Dean Snell at [email protected] or visit NBAA's FLL page.

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Fatigue Management Seminar Programs Coming to Northeast This June
To help business aviation professionals mitigate the risks from fatigue, NBAA and regional associations in the Northeast are hosting several fatigue management seminars this June. The first program will be held on June 17 at Signature Flight Support on Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) in New Jersey, followed by June 18 at Volo Aviation on Hanscom Field in Massachusetts and June 20 at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. Seminar attendance qualifies for NBAA Certified Aviation Manager qualification and re-certification credit. All seminars are from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].


REGIONAL EVENTS

April 24, 2013
California Aviation Awareness Day
Sacramento, CA
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April 25, 2013
Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Meeting
Portland, OR
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April 25, 2013
Chicago Area Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Glenview, IL
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April 26, 2013
Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Chesterfield, MO
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April 27, 2013
Arizona Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Scottsdale, AZ
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April 29, 2013
Southern California Aviation Assn. Annual Benefit
Carlsbad, CA
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May 2, 2013
Kansas City Business Aviation Assn. Luncheon
Kansas City, MO
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May 2, 2013
Northern California Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
San Jose, CA
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NBAA NEWS

CAM Program Annual Report Now Online
NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program identifies qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft. Now available online, the 2012 CAM Program Annual Report features a message from CAM Governing Board Chairman Scott Rose and a summary of the program's highlights from the last year, including a review of the governing board's efforts to apply for program accreditation. To review the annual report and learn more about the program, visit the CAM web page.

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State and federal legislation, shifting trends in Internal Revenue Service audits and even regulations overseas – like the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme – all affect key decisions for owning and operating aircraft. To help professionals grappling with these issues, NBAA brings together the leading experts in the industry to share their insights at the annual Business Aviation Taxes Seminar, with this year's event set for May 3 in Washington, DC. .

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Request for Proposals: 2014 Dispatcher Recurrent Course
NBAA is seeking presenters for a dispatcher recurrent class to be held in conjunction with next year's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. The course should be geared toward professionals who currently have a dispatcher's license and are seeking to refresh their knowledge. The deadline for submissions is May 13. Download the request for proposals.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NBAA Webinar Offers Roadmap to Cabin Technology Issues and Solutions
Advances in the level of high-speed connectivity available in modern business aircraft cabins seem to outpace even the most timely discussions and training. A recent webinar titled, "The Modern Office in the Sky: Radar to a Roadmap," addresses this issue. This online presentation serves as a bridge between discussions on technology issues and sessions addressing high-speed data systems installation and usage to be held at the upcoming NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, set for April 30 to May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Learn more about the webinar.

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Participate in Business Aviation Taxes Virtual Study Group, Starting May 13
Business aviation professionals in flight departments, charter operations and aircraft management companies must understand complex state and federal tax issues, and learn about federal, state and local regulations and tax changes. This five-week online course will identify and explain these important topics through the use of recorded presentations from the 2012 Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and facilitated live online discussions with presenters. There is limited space available. Learn more and register now.

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Sign Up for the Management Fundamentals PDP Workshop in June
In conjunction with the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference in Washington, DC, NBAA is presenting two Professional Development Program (PDP) courses, including the Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop on June 19 and 20. 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. Learn more about the workshop.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

EBAA Pushes Back Against UK’s New Air Passenger Duty

The United Kingdom’s new air passenger duty (APD) went into effect earlier this month, but European Business Aviation Association President and CEO Brian Humphries said there has been opposition to the APD. The aviation community and the traveling public appear united against the APD; Ireland, he said, has taken it out; and the Isle of Man has refused to apply it. Learn more in this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

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

May 3, 2013
PDP Course: Technical Operations Manual Workshop
Fort Worth, TX

May 3, 2013
Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
Washington, DC

May 21–23, 2013
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013)
Geneva, Switzerland

June 6, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
White Plains, NY

June 17–18, 2013
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Washington, DC

June 19–20, 2013
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Washington, DC

June 21–22, 2013
Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
Washington, DC

July 11, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Denver, CO







 

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