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Issue #13-26,  July 1, 2013


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TOP NEWS

NBAA Welcomes Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as DOT Secretary
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen welcomed the confirmation of Anthony R. Foxx as the nation's 17th secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Foxx, who on April 29 was nominated for the post by President Obama, most recently has been serving as mayor of Charlotte, NC. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 27. "We congratulate Secretary Foxx on his confirmation, and we are anxious to meet with him personally, discuss our industry and take the next step in what we expect to be a productive, collaborative relationship," said Bolen. Read more about Foxx and his confirmation .

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New NBAA Resource on Net Investment Income Tax
The Treasury Department and the IRS last December issued long-awaited regulations on the new net investment income tax (NIIT), enacted as part of the 2010 healthcare overhaul. Beginning this year, the law imposes a 3.8-percent tax on the investment income of certain individuals, and it will affect many common airplane leasing arrangements. In a new article, NBAA Tax Committee members explain how to determine whether rental income from an airplane leasing activity could potentially be subject to the NIIT. Download and review the NBAA resource .

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Use Proper 'Descend Via' Phraseology on Optimized Profile Descents
Throughout the National Airspace System (NAS), many optimized profile descent (OPD) arrivals use the "Descend Via" phraseology. The latest implementation of these arrivals, like the IVANE ONE RNAV STAR into Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT), extend the "Descend Via" phraseology to include the runway transition. As more OPD procedures are implemented throughout the NAS, it's important that pilots understand and use the correct, unabbreviated phraseology when issued "Descend Via" clearances. Failure to use proper phraseology may result in extra communications, readback and hearback errors and pilot deviations. The Aeronautical Information Manual has not yet been updated with the new phraseology, so NBAA urges pilots to familiarize themselves with the procedures, available on NBAA's Communications With Air Traffic Control site .

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Safety in Focus: Could Technology Be a Hindrance to Your Operation?
When Jim Lara, secretary of NBAA's Safety Committee, had a new up-to-date avionics suite installed in his Baron last December, he faced a task even more daunting than selecting, installing and paying for the glass cockpit components: learning how to operate them. "I'm a pretty inquisitive guy and I'm pretty patient. But the documentation for the system that we put in our aircraft was 1,200 pages. That's a lot of reading," said the principal of Gray Stone Advisors, based in Knoxville, TN. Lara pointed out that the sixth item on the committee's list of Top 10 safety concerns is the "impact of technology," specifically the steep learning curve for constantly evolving avionics and ATC technologies. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on incorporating new technology in your flight operations safely .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

NBAA's Bolen Urges Thoughtful Approach to 'NextGen' Aviation Funding
Representing the perspectives of the business aviation community, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told an aviation industry forum in Washington on June 27 that stakeholders should take a careful approach in recommending funding and other structural reforms to the world's leading aviation system. Sponsored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and Airline Pilots Association International, panelists described the difficulties facing NextGen efforts in the uncertain funding environment created by the sequester (across-the-board cuts to federal agencies), including the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more about the forum .

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FEATURED STORY

Flight Apps Put the World at Your Fingertips
In domestic operations, consumer tablets like the Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab are already widely used as electronic flight bags (EFBs). Now in the international environment, tablets are taking their place in more business aircraft cockpits. "More and more authorities are accepting the iPad for enroute charts," said Dannys Famin, CEO of a Le Bourget-based charter operator in Paris. Because authorities share navigational and weather data, flight apps let pilots view charts and check weather for almost any airspace on earth, while simplifying pre-flight planning and international trip briefings. Read how flight apps are going global in the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

International Weather Hazards Highlighted in New Webinar
Business aviation pilots face a wide range of weather hazards when flying internationally, but an NBAA webinar presented on June 26 advised that understanding these phenomena before a flight – and their sometimes unexpected effects – can improve safety dramatically. During the hour-long session, "International Weather Hazards and Impacts," Jeppesen meteorologists described challenges posed by monsoons, dust and sand storms, tropical cyclones and jet streams. Review the webinar to learn more about international weather hazards .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Dassault Falcon Jet Invests $60 Million in Little Rock Expansion
To accommodate future demand for its aircraft, Dassault Falcon Jet recently announced a $60 million expansion of its worldwide completion center at the Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AR. With work beginning in 2014, the three-year project will add 250,000 square feet to the existing facility, expanding its footprint to 1.25 million square feet. Accomplished in phases, the project includes a 14-bay hangar that will house production and completion work on a new airplane the company will announce in October. Read more about Dassault Falcon Jet's expansion .

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Implementation of New RNAV Arrivals Delayed at Chicago Midway
Several advanced RNAV arrivals scheduled to be implemented at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) are being delayed or modified as efforts continue to enhance navigation procedures throughout the Chicago area. Operators should note that the ENDEE ONE (RNAV) Arrival and the PAANG ONE (RNAV) Arrival, published on June 27, will be initially published as N/A in NOTAMs. Additionally, the FISSK TWO (RNAV) Arrival will be modified via NOTAM to mirror the previous version: FISSK ONE (RNAV) Arrival. Pilots should anticipate modified clearances on the FISSK TWO arrival after the HALIE fix. For more information, contact the FAA's Rob Voss at rob.voss@faa.gov or NBAA Air Traffic Services at ats@nbaa.org .


JeppView Applications Displaying Incorrect Chart for DeKalb-Peachtree
Jeppesen has released a statement advising that the current version of JeppView products are presenting the wrong image for the ILS or LOC Runway 21L approach chart (51-1) for Atlanta's DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). The obsolete version of the chart has a revision date of March 1, 2013, effective March 7. The current chart – which will be included in the next JeppView release (1314) – is dated May 24, 2013, effective May 30. Affected applications include JeppView Classic, FliteStar, JeppView FliteDeck and JeppView Mobile FliteDeck, as well as applications by Rockwell Collins, Universal and others. Operators are strongly urged to make this information available to their flight crewmembers. View the current chart on Jeppesen's website .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

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 10, 2013
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Minneapolis, MN 
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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

International Issue of Business Aviation Insider Now Online
Constantly evolving technologies, continually changing regulations and new taxes make operating in the international environment much more of a challenge than domestic flying. However, opportunities abound. In the current issue of Business Aviation Insider – the International Issue – read about how apps for iPads and other tablets are supporting international operations as never before; about the latest operational information for missions in Japan, Russia and elsewhere; and more. Printed copies of the issue are mailing to Member subscribers now. To view preview pages or to log in for full access, visit the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum takes place on July 11 at TAC Air, Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. The day-long learning and peer networking event is designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community, and provide an introduction to local leaders interested in learning more about the industry. The forum includes a static display of aircraft, exhibitors and education sessions to help address pertinent regional issues. Also, NBAA's Membership staff will be on hand to provide information on Membership benefits and NBAA's Operations staff can answer questions about business aircraft ownership and regional operating procedures and policies. .

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Members Tell NBAA About Their Favorite Member Benefits
In May, NBAA asked Members to select their favorite Member benefit or promotion. The response was exceptional, with a diverse range of NBAA Member services cited throughout the hundreds of responses received. Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president for marketing & member services, noted that the "Tell Us Your Favorite Member Benefit" promotion provided valuable feedback directly from the NBAA Members, and feedback from similar outreach efforts has led to new Member programs and benefits. Learn more about NBAA's Members .

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NBAA Closed for July 4 Holiday
NBAA's offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. The Association will reopen on Monday, July 8.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Aviation Students Apply Now for NBAA's College, A&P Scholarships
The deadline is July 31 to submit applications for several of NBAA's scholarships for undergraduate students and students in airframe and powerplant (A&P) technical programs. Programs currently accepting applications include the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship and the NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship. Generously supported by industry sponsorships, NBAA's scholarship program offers nearly $100,000 annually in tuition reimbursement for students. Learn more and download scholarship applications .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Technology Learning Curve a Safety Issue

Jim Lara, secretary of NBAA's Safety Committee, said that the sixth item on the committee's list of Top 10 safety concerns is the "impact of technology," specifically the steep learning curve for constantly evolving avionics and ATC technologies. "One of the big things we're seeing is that there's a dependency on technology that contributes to the atrophy of basic stick and rudder skills," he said. "So when the automation goes south, what happens?" This week's NBAA Flight Plan looks into the safety implications of new aviation technology.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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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