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Issue #13-25,  June 24, 2013


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TOP NEWS

What You Need to Know About CBP's New Southern Border Overflight-Exemption Process
Recent changes to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency's "Southern Border Overflight-Exemption" process will benefit business aviation operators who frequently fly into the United States from across the country's Southern border. The modifications to the program were made possible through effective government-industry collaboration between CBP officials and NBAA's Security Council. Those new information-reporting requirements, which are mandated under CBP's Electronic Advanced Passenger Information System (eAPIS) system, ensure that CBP has the information it previously also needed under approval procedures for Southern border overflight exemptions. Therefore, some of the recent changes to the overflight-exemption program eliminate the need for duplication of information reporting for both programs. Learn more about the new process.

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FAA Reverses 2010 Moratorium on Non-Citizen Trusts, Concerns Still Remain
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a clarification of its position on non-citizen trusts (NCTs), which allows registration of aircraft to U.S. citizen trustees in situations involving non-U.S. citizen trustors and beneficiaries. Citing concerns that NCTs jeopardized the FAA's oversight authority over N-registered aircraft, the agency issued a moratorium on the use of NCTs in May 2010. That ban was subsequently relaxed following an immediate outcry from aviation groups, including NBAA. Both sides then engaged in discussions to determine language preserving the use of NCTs while also addressing the agency's concerns. "While not perfect, this clarification is largely what our industry had expected, based on earlier discussions between the FAA and the industry working group," said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president, operational excellence & professional development. Read more about the FAA's clarification on non-citizen trusts.

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Signs Point to Improvements in Job Market for Aviation Grads
The aviation employment market looks promising for 2013 aviation program graduates as they look for their first post-collegiate job opportunities. "Is 2013 looking better than, say, the years between 2009 and 2012? I'd like to say so, yes," said Brian Carhide, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University executive director of career services. A recent analysis of industry hiring data by AviationCrossing.com appears to concur, with many first-time listings for avionics engineers, aviation mechanics and aviation maintenance workers, for example. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more about employment opportunities for collegiate aviation graduates.

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Register Now to Be Part of NBAA2013 in Las Vegas
Online registration is now open for this year's NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), scheduled for Oct. 22 to 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with static displays of aircraft at both the convention center and Henderson Executive Airport (HND). Registration is also open for pre- and post-convention events, including NBAA's Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and Professional Development Program (PDP) courses. NBAA2013 is the can't-miss business aviation event of the year and the fifth-largest tradeshow in the U.S. The key operators and industry leaders will meet in Las Vegas to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for business aviation activity for the year ahead. Register now for NBAA2013 in Las Vegas.

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Colorado Aviation Gets a Boost With New General Aviation Alliance
General aviation (GA) interests in Colorado have a new advocacy group looking out for them with the formation of the Colorado General Aviation Alliance (CGAA). The new alliance will be focused on promoting GA within the state, as well as educating the public about the use, benefits and importance of general aviation to Colorado residents. CGAA also hopes to bring the issues and concerns of general aviation to the attention of government and airport authorities, and to promote better relations with regulatory and other agencies. Learn more about CGAA.

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Five More States Recognize General Aviation in June
The governors of Illinois, Idaho, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming have affirmed their appreciation of general aviation, each declaring June 2013 the month for recognizing the contributions of GA, including business aviation, to their states. Officials in Delaware and Nevada released similar proclamations earlier this month. Nearly all U.S. states have officially recognized the value of GA since the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, was launched in 2009. Even towns have released their own aviation appreciation statements, such as the recent proclamation by the mayor of Bolingbrook, IL. Read more about the latest state GA appreciation proclamations.

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Maryland Conference Highlights Positive Contributions of GA Airports
A recent one-day conference, hosted by the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) and the Maryland Aviation Administration, underscored the importance of aviation, including general aviation, in helping the state's economy. "Maryland's airports are tremendous economic engines for their communities, and they are poised for explosive growth in the future," said Lawrence Twele, MEDA president. Read more about general aviation in Maryland.

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FEATURED STORY

Navigating the Challenges of Catering Abroad
On a domestic trip, obtaining catering is usually straightforward, but international flights present unique challenges to schedulers planning meals for their passengers. It's more than the difference between a biscuit in the U.S. and a biscuit in the UK; schedulers need to be mindful of differences in portion size, packaging, units of measurement, food safety and security. "Are they following food and hygiene guidelines? Do they have background screenings of employees?" asked Paula Kraft, founder of Tastefully Yours Catering, listing questions to ask of overseas caterers, including: "Have their staff been trained in airport operations?" For more on catering international flights, see the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Free NBAA Webinar This Week on International Weather Hazards
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 NBAA's International Weather Hazards and Impacts webinar.

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REGIONAL NEWS

GA Departure Restrictions at TXKF in Bermuda
NBAA Air Traffic Services reports recent additional restrictions for general aviation aircraft trying to depart L.F. Wade International Airport (TXKF) in Hamilton, Bermuda. The constraint is due to the FAA replacement of the SSR radar located in Bermuda, which is solely used by the FAA in the ZNY ARTCC and is slated for completion by September 2013. With this outage the TXKF tower controllers are limited to the procedural ATC environment and all IFR releases are given by the controllers in ZNY. As a result of these constraints, TXKF has instituted a traffic management initiative (TMI); for full details, visit NBAAs Northeast Region Airspace page.

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Outdated Code Used in Electronic Approach Charts for ASH, CRQ and LIU
Jeppesen NavData for Cycle 1307, effective June 27, contains outdated procedure coding at the following locations: Boire Field, NH (ASH), Mc Clellan-Palomar, CA (CRQ) and Littlefield Mun, TX (LIU). Multiple changes have been made to the procedures that Jeppesen did not revise for Cycle 1307. Revised coding will appear in Jeppesen NavData for Cycle 1308, effective July 25. Until then, an entry will appear in the NavData Change Notices beginning June 28. Read more about the affected approaches.

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Change in Operating Hours Scheduled for Orlando Tower
Beginning July 1, the operating hours at Orlando Executive (ORL) Tower will be slightly reduced to a 15-hour day following a re-evaluation of traffic count data. The newly approved daily hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, and reflect agreement among numerous entities. During the hours the tower is closed, air traffic control services will continue to be provided by Central Florida TRACON. A NOTAM reflecting the change was published on June 14, and will remain in effect until the revised hours are published in the next AFD publication cycle in August. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at hhouckes@nbaa.org.


RNAV Arrivals to Be Phased Out at Centennial and Rocky Mountain Airports
Beginning July 1, RNAV Arrivals into Centennial (APA) and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (BJC) airports will no longer be used. At Centennial, IFR arrivals from the northwest will be cleared via the TOMSN arrival and descended to cross TOMSN at FL190. The SKRAFF RNAV arrival will be unavailable until further notice. At Metropolitan, arrivals from the northwest will be cleared via the TOMSN arrival and descended to cross TOMSN at 17,000 MSL, while arrivals from the southwest will be cleared via the POWDR arrival and descended to cross POWDR at 17,000 MSL. For more information, contact FAAs Denver TRACON Support Specialist Ted Goodlin at ted.goodlin@faa.gov.


REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

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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July 10, 2013
Colorado Aviation Business Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Englewood, CO 
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July 11, 2013
Tampa Bay Aviation Assn. Meeting
Tampa, FL
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July 23, 2013
Michigan Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Wixom, MI
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Aug. 21, 2013
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Atlanta, GA 
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NBAA NEWS

NBAA Announces Recipients of 2013 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship
The Association last week honored 32 recipients of the 2013 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship who were recognized during the NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, held from June 20 to 22 in Washington, DC. Administered by NBAA and its Flight Attendants Committee, this scholarship program was established to assist business aviation flight attendants/flight technicians in their roles as crew members aboard business aircraft. Read more about the scholarship recipients.

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Call for Nominations: NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Award
NBAA Members are invited to nominate exceptional individuals for the Association's 2014 Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding business aviation industry expertise, provide extraordinary service, exhibit leadership and make significant contributions to the scheduling and dispatching function. The award will be presented at next year's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. Nominations are due by Aug.16. Download the nomination form.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NBAA Recognizes Achievement in Schedulers Professional Development Program
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee recognized 30 individuals who received plaques and certificates for their achievement in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP). These recipients completed five or more SPDP courses, which are conducted by NBAA-approved educational providers on topics tailored to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have offered SPDP courses since 2001, and more than 700 courses have been completed to date. Read more about SPDP.

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Planning Ahead Key for Aviation Students Seeking Industry Jobs

As in any industry, the college graduates who have the best chance at finding jobs soonest after graduating are those who planned ahead, and students in collegiate aviation programs are no exception. "I would say 50 to 60 percent of those who will have jobs right after graduation are those who were interns. The rest will jump on the job fairs, career fairs and events like NBAA2013," said Brian Carhide, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University executive director of career services. Learn more about aviation employment opportunities for 2013 collegiate aviation graduates in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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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