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Issue #13-43,  Oct. 28, 2013

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TOP NEWS

NBAA Convention a Resounding Success for the Business Aviation Industry
Held from Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, NV, NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013) marked three days filled with robust exhibitor and attendee participation, a number of news-making announcements from products and services providers, and other exciting show features. The show floor was packed with about 1,100 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services in two exhibit halls. A sold-out static display of aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport featured 83 fixed-wing aircraft of all types and sizes, while an all-new indoor static display of aircraft at the Las Vegas Convention Center featured 12 more light business airplanes and helicopters. To learn more, visit the NBAA2013 Online News Bureau or review NBAA2013 highlights .

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2013 NBAA/CAN Soiree Raises $440,000 for Life-Saving Flights
NBAA and Corporate Angel Network (CAN) last week raised $440,000 through a charity benefit, titled the NBAA/CAN Soiree, held to support CAN's life-saving flights for cancer patients. The event took place on Oct. 23, at the conclusion of the second day of NBAA's Convention, and featured live and silent auctions and a concert performance by The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band. Learn more about the Soiree and Corporate Angel Network .

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See Dozens of Planes, Other Convention Highlights, in NBAA's Photo Galleries
Throughout all three days of NBAA2013, the Association posted photo galleries on a wide range of scenes from the Convention, from speakers and education sessions, to the exhibit booths and aircraft displays. Some of the most popular images feature the outdoor static display of aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport, where business aircraft buyers from around the globe evaluated a wide spectrum of aircraft options in person, and the first-ever indoor static display at the Las Vegas Convention Center, featuring light business airplanes and helicopters. View the NBAA2013 photo galleries .

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Video Galleries Chronicle NBAA2013
View videos from NBAA2013 featuring highlights from each day of the show and tributes to award winners, including Humanitarian Award recipient Harrison Ford and Meritorious Service to Aviation Award recipient Capt. Gene Cernan. Also watch the "Parade of Planes" from McCarran International Airport to the Las Vegas Convention Center in preparation for NBAA2013's indoor static display. View the NBAA2013 videos .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

In Newest No Plane No Gain Initiative, 10 CEOs Tell Value of Business Aviation
In a new advocacy publication unveiled Oct. 22 by the sponsors of the No Plane No Gain campaign, 10 highly respected CEOs from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies unambiguously affirm how business aviation works for their companies. The new faces of the campaign, called Top Ten, were introduced at the NBAA2013 Media Kickoff Breakfast . The CEOs' testimonials have been published in an easy-to-share booklet, also called Top Ten, and were featured throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center last week on hanging signage and displays across the show floor. Read more about the latest element of the No Plane No Gain campaign .

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New Study: On an International Scale, Business Aviation Creates Value for Worlds Best-Managed Companies
NBAA on Oct. 22 welcomed a new study showing that companies based around the world are increasingly turning to business aviation for the same reasons as American companies, and are reaping the similar productivity and competitive benefits. The study titled "Business Aviation and the World's Top-Performing Companies," is the fifth in the Business Aviation Users study series to be completed by NEXA Advisors, LLC. This newest study concludes that on a global basis, users of business aircraft stand out from their peers as measured independently by leading business authorities, and take top honors in revenue growth, innovation, employee satisfaction and market share. Read more about the latest NEXA study .

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FEATURED STORY

During Winter Ops, Work Closely With Destination FBOs
Winter is just around the corner, and when flying to a destination where snow, ice or other cold weather conditions are possible, its vital to make handling arrangements in advance with your destination FBO. Check and double-check the availability of hangar space and de-icing services before you depart. Dont ever assume, said John Frangitani, lead dispatcher for Meridian Air Charter. Read more about winter planning with FBOs in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

At NBAA2013, First Operators to Base Aircraft in China Discussed How to Succeed
Panelists representing some of the first American companies to set up flight departments in China took part in a session at last week's NBAA2013 focused on doing business in China. The panelists spoke to the advantages their companies have found, as well as the challenges. With airspace only recently opened to business aviation, the regulatory environment is continually evolving, and operators face differing limitations on crew visas, new procedures for pre-clearances and other snarls. Some of those regulatory challenges may improve over time, as NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reported that Chinese officials increasingly see business aviation as tied to the country's economic aspirations. Learn more about doing business in China .

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REGIONAL NEWS

NBAA, Regional Groups Seek Closer Ties
This year's Local and Regional Group Networking Session, held at NBAA2013, not only offered business aviation leaders from around the country the opportunity to network with each other, but also served as a forum for how they could work better with NBAA staff to achieve the industry's goals. Collaboration was the watchword of the networking session, a point brought home by numerous NBAA senior staffers including Ed Bolen, president and CEO, Steve Brown, chief operating officer, and Lisa Piccione, senior vice president of government affairs as well as the sessions leader, Don Hitch, chairman of the Local and Regional Group Subcommittee of the NBAA Access Committee. Read more about the regional networking session at NBAA2013 .

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NBAA NEWS

Five Questions for New NBAA Chairman Ron Duncan
Last week the Association caught up with newly elected NBAA Chairman Ron Duncan, president and CEO of General Communication, Inc. (GCI), Alaska's largest telecommunications provider, to hear his thoughts on NBAA, its Convention and NBAA's advocacy and education efforts. Having served as an NBAA director since 2005, Duncan began his term as chairman at the NBAA 66th Annual Meeting held on Oct. 23. Learn more about Duncan .

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NBAA Honors Business Aviation Luminaries During Convention Week
Each year, NBAA's Convention honors several standouts in the aviation community. During the Opening General Session on Oct. 22, NBAA presented actor Harrison Ford with its Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership for his work as a general aviation advocate and humanitarian pilot. On the same day, NBAA recognized the lifelong contributions of two industry veterans, Peter Ingleton and James Cooling, as well as the outstanding safe-flying records of more than a dozen Member Companies, at the annual NBAA Awards Luncheon . Finally, at the second-day General Session on Oct. 23, NBAA honored Apollo 17 astronaut and business aviation advocate Gene Cernan with its highest honor, the NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award .

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CAM Governing Board Welcomes Three New Directors
NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board has added three new directors, Craig Fitzsimmons, safety officer for Lookfar Aviation, Rick Mrkacek, senior pilot and maintenance manager at GROWMARK, Inc., and Denise Wilson, president and founder of Desert Jet. The CAM Governing Board has also honored the service of three founding directors who have left the board: Thomas Carney of Purdue University, Kent Lovelace of the University of North Dakota, and Jack Stockman of W.J. Aviation. Learn more about the CAM Governing Board .

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NBAA Marks the Passing of Former Chairman David Woodrow
NBAA marks the passing of a former NBAA chairman and an instrumental figure in the 1981 launch of the International Business Aviation Council, David M. Woodrow, who died on Oct. 16 at age 88. Woodrow, whose involvement with NBAA spanned two decades, was a member of the Association's Board of Directors from 1976 to 1989, and he served as chairman from 1981 to 1983. Read more about David Woodrow .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NBAA Careers in Business Aviation Day Popular With Students, Teachers
Each year, the third day of NBAA's Convention puts an emphasis on business aviation careers and building the talent pipeline during its annual Careers in Business Aviation Day programming. This year's Careers Day, held on Oct. 24 and sponsored by Honeywell, drew local middle and high school students to hear inspiring speeches by former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar and the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, Barrington Irving. A Teachers Workshop sponsored by Honeywell and Build A Plane was attended by an enthusiastic group of educators, and the annual NBAA/UAA Career Seminar drew about 130 college students. Learn more about Careers in Business Aviation Day .

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Saint Louis University Aviation Center Becomes PDP Provider
Saint Louis University's Center for Aviation Safety Research (CASR) is NBAA's newest approved Professional Development Program (PDP) provider. The center's two-day course, Safety Management Systems for Managers, gives business aviation personnel an overview and grasp of SMS concepts, knowledge and skills to successfully implement an SMS. With the addition of CASR, NBAA now has a total of 23 PDP course providers. Read more about NBAA's newest PDP provider .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

When Considering Lasik, Look for an Experienced Doctor

Dr. Quay Snyder, president and CEO of Aviation Medical Service, advises pilots considering Lasik to use only a board-certified ophthalmologist with plenty of experience. As a rough minimum, Snyder suggested those who have conducted at least 5,000 procedures. He also strongly suggested following the doctor’s post-surgical advice to the letter. Learn more about Lasik for pilots in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

Jan. 30, 2014
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Boca Raton, FL

Feb. 5–7, 2014
Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference
St. Pete Beach, FL

Feb. 18–20, 2014
Leadership Conference
Atlanta, GA

March 17–20, 2014
International Operators Conference
Tampa, FL

April 15–17, 2014
Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
Shanghai, China 






 

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