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Issue #13-23,  June 10, 2013


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TOP NEWS

FAA Sounds Welcome Call for Candidate Fuels to Substitute for Avgas
NBAA and the other members of the General Aviation Avgas Coalition praised the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) announcement to formally request sample unleaded fuels for testing as possible replacements to the 100 low-lead aviation gasoline that many general aviation aircraft use today. While the aviation industry has long acknowledged that an unleaded avgas is desirable, finding a workable unleaded replacement has proven difficult. Learn more about the FAA's announcement.

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NBAA's Bolen Represents Business Aviation in NextGen Forum
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week participated in a key panel of leading aviation policy planners on recommendations for how to best continue implementation of a satellite-based platform designed to preserve America's global leadership in aviation system technologies and management. The RTCA 2013 Global Aviation Symposium was held June 5 in Washington, D.C., and included leaders from all the major aviation segments. Bolen is a former RTCA chair, who currently serves on the organization's board of directors. Read more about the NextGen forum.

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NBAA Unveils 'FileSmart' Initiative
NBAA last week unveiled a new educational initiative to help the general aviation (GA) community understand the increasing importance of filing timely and accurate flight plans, and how doing so benefits those using GA aircraft, as well as FAA aviation-system managers. Called "FileSmart," the initiative promotes three specific tasks GA aircraft operators should incorporate into their flight planning: file early, file accurately and check the conditions in the National Airspace System (NAS). Learn more about FileSmart.

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For Wilson Construction: No Plane, No Gain
Wilson Construction, a Canby, OR-based, family owned business, provides the power lines that bring electricity to towns and communities across the American West, and repairs electricity infrastructure following natural disasters. Local city planners often require Wilson's services on a moment's notice, and for to meet that need, company president Don Wilson relies on a King Air turboprop, a Challenger jet and a fleet of helicopters to quickly send his teams to work sites. In an online-extra video produced for the latest digital edition of Business Aviation Insider, Don Wilson and Stacey Wilson, Don's daughter and the company's COO, explain how the airplanes provide a "competitive advantage," making the company more nimble than its rivals. View the video.

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Lindbergh Foundation Ads Highlight Aviation's Environmentally Friendly Technologies, Techniques
In an effort to underscore the number and variety of aviation innovations that have continually reduced the industry's carbon footprint, the Lindbergh Foundation has created an ad campaign that has already reached millions of readers. The Foundation's Aviation Green Alliance kicked off the campaign at last year's NBAA Convention, and the boldly colored advertisements were placed in 11 aviation publications for an initial run of five months. The ads created by this volunteer effort have resulted in 4 million impressions, and many of the publications that initially agreed to a five-month campaign have signed on to extend their publication of the ads. Learn more about the foundation's ad campaign.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Delaware, Nevada Celebrate General Aviation
The governors of Delaware and Nevada have declared June as a month for appreciating general aviation (GA), including business aviation and community airports. "Delaware and Nevada are different in almost every way: size, climate, area of the country, population density and politics," said Stacy Howard, NBAA Western regional representative. "But the fact that each state's top elected officials would set aside a month to honor aviation shows the universal value of our industry." Learn more about GA in Delaware and Nevada.

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FEATURED STORY

Heat, Humidity Call for Caution
Unlike ice and snow, it's what you can't see during summer weather that could kill you. Heat and humidity make air less dense, sapping engine performance and lift. "Do a performance check every time," recommends Scottsdale-based pilot Brian Ready. An aircraft's performance charts will tell you what takeoff distance it needs at each temperature and pressure altitude. Read more about summer flying in the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Explore International Weather Hazards and Impacts During Free Webinar
For anyone planning an overseas trip, it's important to be aware of weather patterns across the Atlantic or Pacific, and in Europe or Asia. To help schedulers, dispatchers and pilots more accurately understand how weather patterns affect international flights, NBAA is offering a free webinar on June 26 at 1 p.m. EDT. Presented by Ray Stovall from event sponsor Jeppesen, the webinar will include detailed information on hazards associated with different seasons and the impacts specific weather patterns have in key regions. Register for the webinar.

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REGIONAL NEWS

White Plains Forum Highlights Importance of Business Aviation to Westchester County
Business aviation plays a key role in driving economic growth in areas like Westchester County according to county Executive Rob Astorino, who addressed an audience of industry professionals at NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in White Plains, NY on June 6. At the forum, which drew more than 2,000 attendees, and featured more than 120 exhibitors and nearly 30 aircraft on Static Display, Astorino highlighted how business aviation supports $613 million annually in local economic activity, in sectors ranging from business, manufacturing and tourism, as well as provides approximately 6,300 jobs. Read more about the White Plains forum.

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FAA Emphasizes Compliance With Departure Instructions at Orlando Executive
The FAA last week issued a letter to airmen after a recent surge of inaccurate read-backs for an initial altitude assignment of 1,500 feet among IFR flights departing Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). Aircraft not complying with the initial altitude clearance at Orlando Executive create a particularly dangerous situation due to the proximity of overhead traffic from nearby Orlando International (MCO) and Orlando Sanford International (SFB). The initial clearance for IFR departures out of ORL is to maintain 1,500 feet and expect filed altitude within 10 minutes after departure. Read more about the procedures at Orlando Executive.

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FAA to Release New GPS-Based Approaches at San Francisco
To minimize capacity restrictions during work impacting the localizer and instrument landing systems (ILS) at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the FAA will release in the June 27 charting cycle two GPS-based simultaneous close parallel approaches for the airport. The new approaches are overlays of the existing simultaneous close parallel localizer and ILS approaches to runways 28R and 28L. No additional training is required, but operators holding specific procedures will need to add this type of approach to their list of authorized approaches in operations specification C052. Part 91 operators require no specific authorization, provided they are appropriately equipped and meet FAA simultaneous close parallel training requirements. Learn more about the new approaches at SFO.

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Northeast Operators: Sign Up for a Fatigue-Management Seminar This Month
NBAA and regional associations in the Northeast are hosting several fatigue-management seminars to help business aviation professionals mitigate the risks from fatigue. The first program will be held on June 17 at Signature Flight Support on Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) in New Jersey, followed by one on June 18 at Volo Aviation on Sikorsy Airport (BDR) in Bridgeport, CT and a third on June 20 at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. Seminar attendance qualifies for NBAA Certified Aviation Manager qualification and recertification credit. All seminars are from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at dsaucier@nbaa.org.


REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

June 12, 2013
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Anoka, MN
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June 18, 2013
National Safety Council's Aviation Ground Safety Seminar
Chicago, IL
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June 19, 2013
Nevada Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
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June 27, 2013
Chicago Area Business Aviation Assn. Maintenance Seminar
Elk Grove, IL
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July 9–11, 2013
General Aviation Issues & Security Conference
Chicago, IL
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Sept. 10, 2013
New Jersey Aviation Assn. Legislative Award Event
Princeton, NJ 
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NBAA NEWS

NBAA COO Steve Brown Receives RTCA Chairman's Award
NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown was recognized last week by RTCA with the 2013 Chairman's Award, the organization's highest honor. Brown received the award June 5 at the RTCA 2013 Global Aviation Symposium in Washington, DC. In announcing the award, RTCA President Margaret Jenny praised Brown's diverse background in the aviation industry, as well as his levelheaded approach to working with personnel from across the industry on a variety of challenges. "No matter where he sat, Steve has been seen by virtually everyone at the table as a calm, thoughtful voice of reason, listening to all sides and willing to compromise to find a win-win solution to some of the most vexing problems," Jenny said. Read more about Brown and the RTCA Chairman's Award.

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Exhibitor Applications Open for 2014 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference annually draws thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibits from aviation product-and-service providers. Next year's conference will be held from Jan. 14 to 17, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. The program will focus on excellence in coordinating the use of business aircraft, including risk management, fuel and maintenance planning, flight operations and leadership development. Many different sponsorship opportunities are available, and the lottery deadline for exhibitor applications is Aug. 15. Review the S&D exhibitor application.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Three Steps to Starting an Internship Program
As the median age of business aviation workers continues to advance, many within the industry have grappled with the question of how to attract new talent. Increasingly, flight departments and service providers are turning to internships as a way to introduce college students to business aviation. NBAA Program Manager for Professional Development Sarah Wolf offers three steps to starting an internship program: Gather resources, ensure the internship reflects a real-life work experience and for those who had a successful internship, continue the relationship after it ends. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about starting an internship program.

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NBAA is presenting two Professional Development Program (PDP) courses this month in Washington, DC. The Flight Operations Manual Workshop takes place on June 17 and 18, and the Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop is set for June 19 and 20. Learn more about these and other .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Why Intern at NBAA?

Molly Hitch, a rising junior at Texas Christian University, is spending the summer at NBAA headquarters in Washington, DC to learn about the business aviation industry and NBAA’s role in it. For Member Companies, internships are a great way to introduce young people to the industry and showcase it as a possible career choice. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

June 26, 2013
International Weather Hazards and Impacts Webinar, Sponsored by Jeppesen
1:00 p.m. ET

July 11, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Denver, CO

 






 

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