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Issue #13-39,  Sept. 30, 2013

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TOP NEWS

Government Shutdown Expected to Have Limited Immediate Impact on Essential Aviation Safety Services
As the clock ticks down to an anticipated federal government shutdown on Tuesday, Oct. 1, NBAA representatives are in communication with officials at various government agencies to discuss the ramifications of the shutdown, and ensure that services essential to the safe and efficient operation of business aircraft would not be adversely affected. At this time, it appears that the government's "life and safety" positions and essential aviation services will not be immediately impacted. NBAA will keep Members informed as more details become available. Read more about the possible effects of a government shutdown .

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House Small Business Committee to Host GA Roundtable This Week
Congressman Sam Graves (R-6-MO), chairman of the House of Representatives' Small Business Committee and co-chair of the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus, has invited NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and other general aviation leaders to attend an Oct. 3 roundtable on the challenges facing the industry. The invitation-only session, which will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and include all 14 members of the House committee, as well as numerous industry leaders, will feature a wide-ranging discussion that will seek to identify solutions to the most pressing issues facing GA. Learn more about the House Small Business Committee .

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NTSB Finalizes Rule Changes for Aviation Certificate Enforcement Appeals Process
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a final rule on the aviation certificate enforcement appeals process, and also issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend one of that rule's benefits to pilots involved in emergency enforcement cases. The final rule allows pilots subjected to certificate enforcement to appeal to administrative law judges, as well as seek appeals in a federal district court or federal court of appeals. It also requires the FAA to provide certain information contained in its enforcement investigative report to the certificate holder or face dismissal of the case. The NTSB said the proposed rule would apply many of the same provisions to emergency certificate action, and was the result of feedback received during the interim rule's public comment period. Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted through Oct. 21. NBAA has been active on this issue and previously filed comments with the NTSB. Read more about NBAA's comments on this issue .

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DOT Publishing Air Charter Broker NPRM
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to improve the air travel environment for consumers of single entity charter air transportation. The DOT is taking this action to protect consumers, ensuring that consumers of single-entity charter air transportation have adequate information about the operator of chartered aircraft and by enumerating certain prohibited unfair and deceptive practices by air taxis and commuter air carriers. The NPRM proposes creating a new class of indirect air carriers called air charter brokers, establishing required disclosures and listing certain prohibited unfair and deceptive practices for this class. NBAA is reviewing this proposed rulemaking in detail and is preparing comments for submission this November. This NPRM and its impact on the business aviation industry will be discussed in detail at the NBAA2013 education session, titled "FAA and DOT Regulatory Compliance," on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Review an advance copy of the NPRM .

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Use Coded Departure Routes for Quicker Communication With ATC
NBAA Air Traffic Services reminds operators about the benefits of using coded departure routes (CDRs) during non-standard operations, usually due to inclement weather or high volume special events. CDRs enable quicker and more concise communication of complex routes between pilots and controllers. Crews should enter "CDR Capable" in the remarks section of their flight plan if they are trained and the aircraft is equipped. Review the FAA's database of CDRs and read a recent advisory circular on using them .

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Barden, Whitman to Receive NAA's Distinguished Statesman Award
Two individuals with ties to NBAA will be honored this fall by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). Janice Barden and Bruce Whitman will be among five recipients of NAA's 2013 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award, to be presented at the NAA fall awards dinner on Nov. 12 in Arlington, VA. "We congratulate Janice and Bruce on their selection for this prestigious award, for which they are both well deserving," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the award winners .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

NBAA Can Help Members Support Their Airports
Too often, when there's a public meeting on an airport issue, none of the tenants shows up, said John Dorcey, chairman of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and a retired airport executive. "So already, before the project is out of the gate, the deck is stacked against us because those who do show up are anti-airport or anti-spending," he added. But for those unsure of how to get involved, advocacy groups such as NBAA can help by providing technical information, political expertise and contacts, both within government and within the industry. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast on advocating for your airport .

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NBAA Staff, Local Leaders Tackle Regulatory Challenges at Seattle Town Hall
Regulatory and legislative issues – both at the national and state level – were on the agenda at last week's informational town hall meeting at Boeing Field in Seattle, hosted jointly by NBAA and the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA). In addition to providing the latest regulatory and legislative updates for the NBAA and PNBAA members in attendance, the meeting attracted the leadership of a number of regional aviation groups, including the Washington Pilots Association and the Washington Airport Managers Association. State Sen. Jim Honeyford, also attended the town hall and expressed his support of business aviation, and his understanding of the importance of business aviation to the state of Washington. Read more about the Seattle meeting .

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FEATURED STORY

Know Your Destination Airport
"Any airport you fly into for the first time, or do not have significant experience with, is unfamiliar – regardless of whether it's in the middle of nowhere, or Boston Logan," advises NBAA Safety Committee chairman Eric Barfield. So how do you prepare before flying into a new airport? Familiarize yourself with any unique procedures due to surrounding geography, weather, noise restrictions or other factors. Know what facilities and infrastructure are available at your destination airport, and be alert for unique risks, such as foreign object damage or wildlife strikes. View the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider to learn about flying safely to unfamiliar airports .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

At NBAA2013, International Ops Committee to Discuss Flying to Unknown Areas
Business opportunities in remote parts of the world often require flight crews to go to areas they may be unfamiliar with. Steven Thorpe, assistant chief pilot for Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Corp. and vice-chairman of NBAA's International Operators Committee, said his group is constantly looking for the latest intelligence regarding places where most crews have never flown. Prior to the upcoming NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), the committee will meet in Las Vegas, NV on Oct. 21 in a session designed to vet speakers and topics, such as flying to unknown areas, to be highlighted at NBAA's International Operators Conference next March. Learn more about the international session prior to NBAA2013 .

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Australia Proposes Temporary Relief for ADS-B Requirements
Operators flying in Australia may be able to take advantage of an exemption that would allow a two-year period of temporary relief from the ADS-B mandate set to take effect on Dec. 12, 2013. On that date, all flights operating at FL290 and above will be required to be ADS-B equipped as part of an effort to help air traffic management cope with increasing air traffic in the upper altitudes. However, due to concerns from several aircraft manufacturers over delays in providing factory supported supplemental type certificates for the equipment, Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority is prepared to allow certain operators within defined airspace the ability to request a temporary exemption. Read more .

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REGIONAL NEWS

NBAA's Bolen Addresses Southeast Aviation Expo
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen visited Greenville, SC on Sept. 27, appearing as the keynote speaker at the third annual Southeast Aviation Expo, which was held at Greenville Downtown Airport. Bolen's message about the size, diversity and economic value of business aviation resonated well in one of the most aviation-friendly states. Katie Koon, executive director of the South Carolina Aviation Association, which sponsored the expo, said airports of all sizes across the state participated in South Carolina Aviation Week. Read more about the Southeast Aviation Expo .

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Wyoming Conducting Surveys on Benefits of General Aviation
The Wyoming Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division is conducting a survey to identify how businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals benefit from general aviation airports in the state. The survey is investigating how Wyoming airports improve efficiency for these users and support other important services – as well as the number of jobs in Wyoming that rely on aviation. The Aeronautics Division is also conducting a second survey of all travelers who have used general aviation to visit Wyoming. Both surveys will be open until the first week of November. Take the economic benefit survey .

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FAA's New York-Area Business Aviation Forum, Oct. 17
The FAA is hosting a New York-area Business Aviation Forum on Oct. 17 at the agency's Eastern Region Headquarters in Jamaica, NY from 8:30 a.m. to noon. FAA representatives from all local air traffic control facilities will be on hand to answer questions about operating in the New York Metropolitan Airspace. Officials will present updates on traffic flow management plans associated with the upcoming New York Super Bowl, as well as specific ground and airspace issues at New York satellite airports. To be added to the approved security list, RSVP by Oct. 14 to NBAA Air Traffic Services Specialist Dean Snell at [email protected] .


FAA Releases Special Air Traffic Procedures NOTAM for NBAA2013
The FAA has released a special air traffic procedures NOTAM for NBAA2013 in Las Vegas, NV next month. These procedures will be in effect from Oct. 17 to 24. Complete details – including the NOTAM, parking reservation requirements, required routings, as well as a downloadable quick-reference guide on arrival and departure procedures for Henderson Executive (HND) and North Las Vegas (VGT) airports – can be found on the NBAA2013 Air Traffic Information web page .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

Oct. 1, 2013
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop 
Morristown, NJ 
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Oct. 2, 2013
Northeast Dispatchers & Schedulers Quarterly Meeting 
North Kingston, RI

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Oct. 3, 2013
South Florida Business Aviation Assn. Mechanics Breakfast 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Oct. 4, 2013
Colorado Business Aviation Assn. Fall Industry Training Event
Denver, CO
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Oct. 8, 2013
Carolina Aviation Professionals Assn. Inaugural Fundraiser 
Concord, NC 
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Oct. 9, 2013
Kansas City Business Aviation Assn. Charity Benefit 
Lenexa, KS 
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NBAA NEWS

Download NBAA2013 Mobile App Today
Those planning to attend NBAA2013 in Las Vegas are encouraged to download this year's mobile app for the show, which can help guide their planning for the event. The NBAA2013 mobile app is again available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and any web-capable smartphone, as well as for iPad tablets. With a full, up-to-date map of the Las Vegas Convention Center exhibit areas, the free app will enable users to easily find exhibit booths, descriptions of products and services by category, and a wealth of other information related to the show. Download the NBAA2013 mobile app .

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Save $200 on NBAA Tax Conference Registration
Anyone interested in learning more about managing international aircraft transactions and maximizing aircraft-related tax deductions shouldn't miss NBAA's Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, to be held on Oct. 20 and 21 in Las Vegas, NV. Because the Tax Conference is held in conjunction with NBAA2013, registrants receive complimentary registration to the Convention. To save $200 with early bird pricing on both events, register by Oct. 3 .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Registration Open for 2014 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
Registration is now open for NBAA's 2014 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2014), to be held from Jan. 14 to 17 in New Orleans, LA. Professionals responsible for scheduling or dispatching business aircraft have this once-a-year opportunity to gain highly relevant educational training, benchmark with peers in the industry and meet vendors face-to-face. Learn more and register for SDC2014 .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Ask for Help When Advocating for Your Airport

Advocacy groups like NBAA have resources available to help Members support their local airports. “For instance, in the case of a runway extension, we can explain that such a project can help grow the economy by adding jobs and bringing in new business,” said NBAA Northeast Regional Representative Dean Saucier. “We can back that up with facts, figures and historical examples of how such expansion has helped elsewhere.” This week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast has more on this issue.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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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