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Issue #13-28,  July 15, 2013


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TOP NEWS

NBAA Welcomes House Committee's Passage of Small Aircraft Revitalization Act
NBAA last week welcomed unanimous passage by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of H.R. 1848, also known as the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act, which aims to smooth the certification process for Part 23-certified general aviation (GA) aircraft, while preserving the safety focus at the center of the certification process. The measure, which establishes a date for implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Part 23 certification recommendations, will now move to the full House of Representatives for consideration. H.R. 1848 calls on the FAA to adopt consensus-based, design-specific performance requirements for Part 23 aircraft certification. Read the full press release .

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House General Aviation Caucus Achieves Record Membership
The House General Aviation (GA) Caucus, comprised of U.S. congressional representatives who recognize the importance of all general aviation, including business aviation, in the United States, recently achieved an unprecedented 197 members. "The House GA Caucus is a powerful voice on behalf of the industry on Capitol Hill," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The continued growth of this caucus underscores the bipartisan recognition in Congress that general aviation creates jobs, provides a transportation lifeline to communities across the country, helps businesses succeed and supports people and communities in times of crisis." Formed in 2009, the House GA Caucus – and its companion GA Caucus in the Senate – serves as an informal, bipartisan group that promotes the essential role that GA plays in local communities and the national economy. Read more about the House GA Caucus .

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Reminder: Operators Urged to Take General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey
Each year, the FAA invites owners of GA aircraft to participate in the General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, which is used by the FAA for planning purposes and by the industry for statistical data. NBAA strongly encourages all aircraft owners who have been invited to participate in the survey to complete it online or via the mail. Learn more about the FAA's GA survey .

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'Last Man on the Moon' Gene Cernan to Receive NBAA's Highest Honor at NBAA2013
Astronaut Eugene "Gene" Cernan, the "last man on the moon" and a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs, will receive NBAA's Meritorious Service to Aviation Award during a presentation at the association's 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013). The Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, which is the business aviation industry's most distinguished honor, recognizes Cernan's extensive contributions to furthering achievements in aviation and aerospace. An accomplished pilot, Cernan is also a regular guest at NBAA's annual Convention, where he frequently joins other legendary aviators in presenting the National Aviation Hall of Fame's Combs Gates Award honoring aviation history, research and preservation efforts. Read more about NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award winner Gene Cernan .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

NBAA's Doubrava Urges GA Operators to Get Involved in Advocacy
NBAA's Dick Doubrava, director, legislative affairs, was a panelist at the General Aviation Issues and Security Conference held from July 9 to 11 in Chicago. Attendees of the annual event largely consisted of general aviation airport managers. Doubrava joined a panel of speakers to discuss GA issues and the importance of business aviation and regional airports to communities around the country. The panelists also discussed the future of the industry, current challenges and methods of attracting new, young talent to general aviation. Read more about the panel discussion .

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July Is GA Appreciation Month in Colorado
For the third consecutive year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has proclaimed the value of general aviation in the Centennial State, naming July 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month. "General aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our people, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms," the governor said in his proclamation, which noted that the state has 76 public use airports, 17,819 pilots and 5,483 GA aircraft. Read more about general aviation in Colorado .

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FEATURED STORY

EU Parliament Formalizes ETS Reprieve – What's Next?
The European Parliament has formally "stopped the clock" for implementing the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) on non-EU operators, but for those flying within Europe, implementation took place as scheduled on April 30. "If an operator flies point-to-point in Europe, those flights will be covered still," said International Business Aviation Council Director General Kurt Edwards. "The obligations under the ETS will remain. So it's a partial relief at best." Read more about the status of EU-ETS and potential for a global solution to reducing aviation carbon emissions in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

At NBAA2013: International Aviation Transactions – Know What You're Getting Into
NBAA Members have found that buying, selling or leasing aircraft overseas, without knowing the local legal and regulatory landscape can lead to unforeseen, and sometimes very costly, consequences. One of the education sessions scheduled for NBAA2013, titled "Engaging in Aircraft Transactions Abroad," focuses specifically on aircraft transactions in foreign countries. "There's a vast array of issues that can trip you up in transacting aircraft sales and leases overseas," said Sean Fitzgibbons, associate general counsel for global investigations and business aviation at Walmart, who will be co-presenting the session along with James Meyer of the Miami law firm Harper Meyer. Read more about the NBAA2013 education session .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Aviation Industry in Maine Gets Boost With Continued Sales Tax Exemption
On June 28, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed into law a bill that exempts aircraft sales and aircraft parts from being taxed for the next 20 years. Dean Saucier, NBAA's Northeast regional representative, provided state officials with data and assistance in support of the new legislation, noting that the tax exemption would benefit the state by creating jobs and increasing indirect tax revenues from sources such as individual income, hotel stays, fuel purchases, businesses and more. Learn more about the new Maine law .

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Uptick in Runway Incursions at Moline Provides Lesson for All Pilots
A recent spike in runway incursions at Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL led representatives from the FAA Safety Team to issue a safety advisory, which also serves as a reminder for all pilots to take steps to avoid similar errors. In fiscal year 2012, the FAA recorded 1,150 runway incursions at airports across the United States, with 18 of those incursions categorized under the most severe "A" and "B" ratings, indicating a sharply increased potential for collision. Pilot deviations accounted for more than half of total incursions (722) and, of those, 82 percent were attributed to general aviation operations. Read more about runway incursions at MLI and across the country .

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Las Vegas Makes Changes to Departure Procedures
Effective July 12, the Las Vegas (LAS) control tower is now limiting departures from runway 19L/R as a normal procedure at McCarran International Airport. This is a result of identified operational issues between aircraft departing Runway 19L/R and go-around traffic from the Runway 25L/R complex. Operators should plan on departing Runway 25R in lieu of 19L/R. The FAA is requesting that general aviation operators filing over the TRALR waypoint utilize the STAAV Four departure in lieu of the Las Vegas Three departure. Operators should plan for additional taxi times and fuel burn as a result of this operational change. Learn more about Las Vegas departure procedures .

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Hours of Operation Reduced for Aspen Airport Tower
Effective July 11, the air traffic control tower at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) reduced its hours of operation to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, from the previous hours, which went to 10 p.m. Class D services are not available when the tower is closed. Aspen has a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) of 118.85 operational when the tower is closed and pilot controlled lighting will be available on the CTAF frequency. IFR clearances and cancellations may be obtained through Denver Center on 125.35. For more information, see NBAA's Airports page .

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Eastern Region Helicopter Council Reminds Operators to 'Fly Neighborly'
The summer season always sees an increase in helicopter operations in the New York region, accompanied by an increase in noise complaints. To avoid community calls for restrictions on flying, the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) is reminding helicopter operators to stay over water as much as possible. When flying to or from Teterboro Airport (TEB), ERHC asks operators to keep their altitudes as high as is safe. When flying tours, stay over water going southbound and maintain distance from the developed piers on the New Jersey shore. For East Hampton, the ERHC has already published noise abatement routes reported here in NBAA Update. For more information on any of these procedures, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at dsaucier@nbaa.org or visit the ERHC website .

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Florida Group Changes Name to Better Reflect Mission
Florida Aviation Trades Association members recently agreed to change their organization's name to Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA), to better describe who they are and what they represent. "The most important thing to your new president and our wonderful board is to succeed, grow and provide great value to [members]. We want you to get out much more than you put in, and vow that you will," newly elected President Deric Dymerski said in a statement. Learn more about FABA .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

July 16, 2013
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
New Castle, DE 

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July 16, 2013
Southern California Aviation Assn. Networking Event
Santa Monica, CA  
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July 18, 2013
Nevada Business Aviation Assn. Luncheon
Las Vegas, NV
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July 23, 2013
Michigan Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Wixom, MI
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July 30, 2013
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Chicago, IL
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Aug. 1, 2013
Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Assn. Summer Event
Seattle, WA 
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NBAA NEWS

NBAA to Honor IBAC's Peter Ingleton With 2013 Doswell Award
Peter Ingleton, director of liaison to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), will be honored with the 2013 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award recognizing exemplary service to the global business aviation community. He will receive the award during a reception at NBAA2013 this October in Las Vegas. Ingleton's career in the aviation industry spans more than 40 years, much of that time spent working in the ICAO program on the development of international aviation regulatory policy. Read more about Peter Ingleton and the Doswell Award .

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NBAA's 2013 Convention to Feature New Indoor Static Display of Aircraft
In addition to the expansive outdoor Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), NBAA's 2013 Convention will also offer, for the first time at the show, an indoor Static Display of Aircraft on the main exhibit floor inside the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new indoor Static Display of Aircraft will provide Attendees the opportunity to examine between 10 and 15 light business airplanes and helicopters, just steps away from the show's other indoor exhibits. About 100 more business aircraft will be featured at the show's traditional outdoor, airport-based Static Display of Aircraft at nearby HND. Learn more about NBAA's 2013 static display plans .

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NBAA's Highly Successful Denver Forum Showcases Industry's Local Impact
Last week, 974 attendees and 73 exhibitors gathered at Centennial Airport for NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Denver, CO. The forum featured a packed agenda, including an update from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and presentations on topics including the business aircraft purchase and sale process; aircraft ownership and operations; the new FileSmart educational initiative and information on preserving FAA medical certification. Also on site was a static display of 14 aircraft. The evening before the event, the Colorado Aviation Business Association held a series of mentoring sessions with high school students, and Jeppesen sponsored a reception that included tours of its training facility. NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Chicago, IL. Learn more about the Chicago forum .

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NBAA Seeks Candidates for Fall Intern Position
NBAA has an exciting paid fall internship opportunity for an enthusiastic, customer service and detail-oriented student. The intern position will last 10 weeks and can be full or part time. The intern will work predominantly in the Marketing and Member Services Division, but will also serve all divisions company-wide. This is an outstanding opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain exposure to various aspects of working for a trade association, as well as learn about the business aviation industry. Review the complete job description .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A Summer Reading List for CAMs
What are Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs), and those who aspire to be certified, reading this summer? A great start is the CAM Study Guide, a package of industry resources that includes the NBAA Management Guide, safety material and a variety of articles on aviation taxation and regulation. Other suggested reads include John Sheehan's book, Business and Corporate Aviation Management, Second Edition and Jim Cannon's Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast to hear interviews with the authors, and get more suggestions on great summer reads for aviation managers .

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Webinar Probes Takeoff/Landing Performance, Obstacle Issues
A webinar, titled "Transport Airplane Performance – Briefing for Business Aviation Pilots & Operators," is now available online for viewing by NBAA Members. It was created to introduce a series of training videos, which cover aircraft performance misconceptions. The videos are a product of three years of work by the FAA's Transport Airplane Performance Planning Working Group (TAPP). The training videos produced by TAPP include "Planning for Takeoff Obstacle Clearance," "Declared Distances," "Wet Runway Takeoff Performance" and "Landing Distance Assessment." Read more about the webinar and videos .

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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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CAM Study Guide: Not Just for Aviation Managers

The CAM Study Guide is not just for aviation managers, said NBAA Project Manager for Professional Development Sarah Wolf. ”Anybody working in a flight department will find the CAM Study Guide extremely useful. You’ll find information on noise abatement and how to develop job descriptions. It’s everyday material, as well as a great study guide for the CAM exam,” she said. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

Oct. 20, 2013
PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Emergency Response and Family Assistance Planning for Business Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Human Factors in Corporate Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals in Flight Departments Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Enhancing Productivity Through Business Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

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

Oct. 25–26, 2013
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

Jan. 14–17, 2014
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
New Orleans, LA

 






 

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