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Issue #13-24,  June 17, 2013


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TOP NEWS

CBP Updates Southern Border Overflight-Exemption Process
Following nearly two years of collaboration between Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and the NBAA Security Council, effective June 17, CBP has updated certain requirements under the Southern Border Overflight-Exemption Process for approved general aviation operators. Key among the updates is that all Overflight Exemption holders flying into the United States from across the southern border can now overfly CBP-designated processing airports, and proceed to any U.S. airport where normal CBP services are available. Also of particular note, CBP will no longer require at least one passenger to be on board, nor will the agency require aircraft to depart from an approved airport. The changes should substantially reduce operators’ costs for compliance. Read more about the changes to the Southern Border Overflight Exemption Process.

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FAA Releases Non-Citizen Trust Final Policy Guidance
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will publish in the Federal Register a long-awaited policy clarification related to the registration of aircraft to U.S. citizen trustees in situations involving non-U.S. citizen trustors and beneficiaries. NBAA has long been involved in this policy matter, directly with the FAA and with the Aviation Working Group coalition. In May 2010, the FAA announced a moratorium on non-citizen trust registrations, citing safety oversight and operational control concerns, which would have ended a decades-long policy that was widely used in compliance with the law. NBAA represented the business aviation industry at public hearings and contributed to the coalition comments filed with the FAA on this subject. The NBAA Tax Committee and Regulatory Issues Advisory Group are reviewing the policy clarification released by the FAA this week, which will go into effect 90 days after its publication in the Federal Register, and will keep Members informed. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols (mnichols@nbaa.org) or view the FAA Notice that will appear in the Federal Register.

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Rep. Pompeo Champions Bill to Support Business Aviation on House Floor
Kansas congressman and long-time general aviation (GA) champion Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-4-KS) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 16 to emphasize the vital economic contributions that aircraft manufacturing makes, not only in his district, but also across the country. Citing what he termed as the "unsatisfactory" pace of the country's ongoing economic recovery, Pompeo added that bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate would help support GA aircraft manufacturers – and the jobs produced by those companies – by simplifying the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process for FAR Part 23 light aircraft. Read more about Pompeo's bill.

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MITRE Seeks Pilots for Runway Visibility Study
The MITRE Corporation's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development is recruiting pilots for a study evaluating proposed changes to runway standards at small airports. The study will examine whether or not infrastructure standards, such as runway width and length, pavement markings, visual guidance systems, and edge lighting, can be changed in order to accommodate satellite-based instrument approaches to runways that don't currently support low-visibility procedures. "Access to smaller airports is critical for business aviation," said Peter Korns, NBAA operations service group specialist. "But safety is the primary focus behind these change initiatives and we want to support research and development that will help determine any safety or performance risk factors." Learn more.

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Task Saturation: How Much Is Too Much?
Task saturation has been named by the NBAA Safety Committee to its list of the top 10 threats to business aviation safety. “Task saturation is having too much to do without enough time, tools or resources to do it,” said Eric Barfield, director of operations at Hope Aviation Insurance and chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee. “That can lead to an inability to focus on what really matters.” Instances of task saturation in business aviation are on the rise, he noted, possibly as a lingering effect of the recent recession. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on task saturation and how to avoid it.

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Proposed Wright Brothers Monument Moves Forward
A proposed monument to the Wright brothers, near Dayton, OH is one step closer to becoming a reality following the successful completion of wing tunnel tests of a model of the Wright Flyer III replica aircraft that would sit atop a 250-foot-high pedestal. The tests indicated that the replica aircraft would be able to withstand winds of 200-plus miles per hour. The Wright Image Group now plans to conduct wind tunnel tests with a larger model atop a pedestal. Once that milestone is achieved, the group could begin construction of the monument, if funding permits. The group has raised about $1 million in money, land and architectural services and needs to raise another $11 million to finish the project. Learn more about the monument.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Modesto Residents Invited to 'Discover Aviation' at Airport Event
The first-ever "Discover Aviation" night was held on June 13 at Sky Trek Aviation at Modesto City-County Airport/Harry Sham Field (MOD). Invitations were sent to more than 4,500 households in Modesto and Stanislaus County identified as prime candidates for utilizing a GA airplane. Attendees met with local pilots and business owners, airport business management and control tower personnel. Copies of NBAA's Business Aviation Fact Book, a white paper on "How to Use Your Airplane for Business" and the May/June edition of Business Aviation Insider magazine were available for attendees to learn more about the industry. Read more about the Modesto GA event.

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FEATURED STORY

Is a Mandatory Retirement Age for Part 91, 135 Pilots Legal?
In 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act, raising the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 60 to 65. Although the law does not to apply to Part 91 and 135 operators, many business aviation operations have attempted to enact mandatory policies of their own. Currently, the industry is awaiting a court decision on a 2006 case involving ExxonMobil over the legality of mandatory retirement policies in business aviation. For NBAA's recommendations on such policies, read the "Ask the OSG" column in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

NBAA2013 to Offer Global Entry Program Interviews With Customs and Border Protection
International business travelers seeking simplified entry into the United States will have the opportunity to meet with U.S. CBP agents at this year's NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), so they can be enrolled in CBP's "Global Entry" program. Global Entry allows expedited clearance processing into the U.S. for pre-approved, low-risk travelers using automated kiosks available at 34 U.S. airports, eight pre-clearance airports in Canada, and two pre-clearance sites in Ireland. "Given that many federal agencies are looking to increase efficiencies in their programs, we are pleased that CBP will participate in NBAA2013, where the agency can encourage participation in Global Entry, which greatly increases the efficiency of entry-clearance processing for international travelers," said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president for safety, security, operations & regulation. Learn more about the Global Entry program.

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REGIONAL NEWS

FAA Plans Changes to Colorado Mountain Winter Holiday Procedures
The FAA has announced that for the 2013–2014 holiday season, it will not use a legacy air-traffic slot-reservation program for Aspen Colorado Airport (ASE), Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and Garfield County "Rifle" (RIL) airports. In lieu of the air-traffic slot-reservation program, the FAA will manage the volume with other traffic management initiative tools, including miles-in-trail and ground-delay programs. As the specific traffic management plans are finalized over the next few months, the FAA and NBAA will embark on an education campaign to educate operators about the changes, emphasizing that the elimination of air traffic slot reservations will not create more capacity at any of the airports involved. Additional details are available in the recent NBAA press release. Contact NBAA Air Traffic Services' Dean Snell with any questions at dsnell@nbaa.org.


Minnesota Business Aviation Association Fundraiser to Help Wounded Soldier
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), in conjunction with the Gary Sinise Foundation, will hold a Stars & Stripes Charity Gala on Friday, June 28, at the Signature Flight Support Facility on the St. Paul Downtown Airport, with proceeds going to support a wounded veteran. Funds raised will build a "smart home" in Duluth for U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Litynski, who on his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, lost both legs above the knee and his left forearm to an improvised explosive device. MBAA hopes that its Stars & Stripes Gala Committee serves as a blueprint for other regional organizations to help grow awareness of the foundation's work to support veterans. Learn more about the Minnesota gala.

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Denver Regional Forum to Feature Session on Protecting Your Medical Certificate
Aviation medical expert Dr. Quay Snyder will present a session on "Protecting Your FAA Medical Certificate" at the upcoming NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in Denver, CO on July 11. Snyder, the president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, will cover the latest developments regarding recent FAA policy changes affecting medical certification, including: expanded aviation medical examiner authority to issue certificates; shortening of wait times after cardiac procedures; possible changes to the driving while intoxicated limits and sleep apnea. Learn more about the Denver Regional Forum.

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Arizona Camp Engages Young Girls in Considering Aviation Careers
The Arizona Girl Scout Council's Discover Aviation Camp, which ran June 9 to 14, offered a unique opportunity for girls ages 13 and up to learn about the thrills of aviation, as well as the career opportunities offered to women in the industry. Twenty-three girls took part in this year's camp, which was supported by NBAA, and held at the Prescott Municipal Airport in Prescott, AZ. The camp offered a broad overview of aviation, including ground school sessions on aerodynamics and flight planning, aircraft construction techniques, model building, aircraft engineering, accident investigation and air traffic control. Read more about the Discover Aviation camp.

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

June 18, 2013
Carolina Aviation Professionals Assn. Meeting
Raleigh, NC
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June 18–19, 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 20, 2013
Wisconsin Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Madison, WI
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June 27, 2013
Chicago Area Business Aviation Assn. Maintenance Seminar
Elk Grove, IL
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July 10, 2013
Colorado Aviation Business Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Englewood, CO 
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NBAA NEWS

Flight Attendants Conference Is This Week in Washington, DC
NBAA's annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference opens this week in Washington, DC. To help attendees plan ahead and get the most out of the conference, NBAA is providing a downloadable conference prep guide with conference highlights and networking opportunities. It also includes tips for a successful conference, answers to frequently asked questions about the event and a list of aviation acronyms and terms for industry newcomers. The conference runs from June 20 to 22. Get the conference prep guide and register now.

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NBAA's Announces 'Favorite Benefit' Promotion Winner
Last month, NBAA asked Members to share their favorite Member Benefit with the Association for a chance to win an iPad. At the close of the month, after having received hundreds of submissions about the many reasons people and companies in business aviation value the Association, NBAA announced a winner of the "Share Your Favorite Member Benefit" contest: Chris Rodgers of Rodgers Aviation Consultants in South Africa. Read Rodgers' favorite Member benefit and learn about other exclusive NBAA benefits.

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NBAA Seeks Candidates for Member Services Specialist Position
NBAA has a job opportunity available immediately for an enthusiastic, organized, detail-oriented, customer service expert. The Member services specialist provides outstanding customer service to NBAA's membership as well as fosters good relationships across the association, corporate partners and vendors. In addition, the Member services specialist serves as primary liaison and communication link with Association Members and facilitates successful resolution of membership issues. Review a full job description.

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Reserve a Sponsorship for the Chairman's Charity Classic at NBAA2013
Sponsorships are now available for this year's Chairman's Charity Classic golf tournament, which will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, NV, in conjunction with NBAA2013. Learn more and register as a player or sponsor.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Communication is Key to Avoiding Task Saturation

In a world we everyone is encouraged to do more with less, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Eric Barfield, director of operations at Hope Aviation Insurance and chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee, has three recommendations for dealing with task saturation: communication, self-assessment and collaboration. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more information.

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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

Sept. 12, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Chicago, IL

Oct. 22–24, 2013
Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013)
Las Vegas, NV

 






 

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