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Issue #13-46,  Nov. 18, 2013

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TOP NEWS

NBAA Welcomes Final Congressional Passage of Small Aircraft Revitalization Act
NBAA last week applauded passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013, clearing the way for President Obama to sign the landmark overhaul of Part 23 certification guidelines into law. "Streamlining the certification process for general aviation manufacturers, while preserving important safety requirements, will lead to swifter adoption of new aircraft designs and vital safety equipment, benefiting everyone from pilots and their passengers to manufacturers," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The final bill, passed on Nov. 14, follows U.S. Senate approval of the measure in early October. Read more about the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act .

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Report: Government Shutdown Costly for Business Aviation
A recent report issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget indicates the delay in delivery of aircraft caused by the federal government shutdown last month held up $1.9 billion worth of aviation assets. That number is based on the delay of 156 aircraft deliveries slated to have taken place between Oct.1 and Oct. 16. The delay in aircraft deliveries came about because the FAA Aircraft Registry, based in Oklahoma City, OK, was closed for the 16-day duration of the government shutdown. The registry closure came at an especially bad time for aircraft manufacturers, dealers and brokers, as a high number of aircraft deliveries traditionally occur during the fourth quarter. Read more about the impact of the shutdown on business aviation .

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FAA Requests Comments on Draft of Weight and Balance Standards
The FAA recently issued a new draft version of Advisory Circular 120-27, Weight and Balance Control, that is available for public review and comment until Dec. 7. This draft version removes the standard average passenger and baggage weight data that the FAA has previously provided, which many Part 91, 125 and 135 operators have utilized in lieu of actual weights of passengers and baggage. NBAA encourages Members to review and comment on the draft version. Review the draft of AC 120-27 .

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Required OSHA Training Offered in NBAA Webinar on Nov. 20
NBAA will present a 90-minute webinar on Nov. 20 that will allow participants to satisfy mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements that go into effect on Dec. 1. Specifically, OSHA's new Hazard Communication Standard is designed to bring the U.S. into compliance with new international requirements for labeling and handling instructions related to hazardous materials. OSHA published the requirements in the Federal Register in March 2012. The webinar will begin at 1 p.m. EST, and the cost to participate is $49 per person. Learn more about the webinar .

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Bolen Marks Passing of Dr. Perry Inhofe, Senator's Son, Lost in Airplane Crash
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen expressed his condolences last week on the loss of Dr. Perry Inhofe, son of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who died in an aviation accident near Tulsa International Airport (TUL) on Nov. 1. "On behalf of NBAA and its Members, our thoughts and prayers are with the Inhofe family in this difficult time," Bolen said. "In addition to being widely acclaimed as one of the finest orthopedic surgeons in the country, Dr. Inhofe also shared his father's passion and love for aviation. Our aviation community mourns his passing." Dr. Inhofe, 52, earned his commercial pilot rating in 2009 and had recently earned his certified flight instructor (CFI) rating in single and multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft.

 

Changes and Recommendations Coming for IS-BAO Program in 2014
As 2014 begins, new recommendations will be reflected in the voluntary International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program. The changes were recently adopted by the Standards Review Board (SRB) for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), which administers the IS-BAO program. Wary of "standards creep" (the spread of new standards without regard to the number already on the books), the SRB has trimmed some program standards deemed duplicative. This week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast is the first of two installments covering IS-BAO changes. Listen now to learn more about IS-BAO standards for 2014 .

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Cessna Seeks More Citation Operators for Special Olympics Airlift
Cessna Aircraft Company aims to enlist 175 owners and operators of its Citation business jets to take part next spring in the company's seventh Citation Special Olympics Airlift (CSOA). So far, Cessna has recruited 26 companies to volunteer for the airlift, which will transport 800 or more athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the nation to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which will be held from June 14 to 21 in the Princeton/Mercer County area of New Jersey. Read more about CSOA .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

NBAA Names Two Washington Veterans to Vice President, Government Relations Posts
NBAA last week announced that Dick Doubrava, NBAA director, legislative affairs, and Christa Fornarotto, who is currently serving as FAA associate administrator for airports, have both been appointed to vice president positions with government-relations responsibilities for the association. "Advocacy on behalf of business aviation has never been more important, as demonstrated by the number and complexity of policy challenges the industry has faced in recent years," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "I am confident that NBAA Members will be well served with Dick and Christa in these key government affairs positions." Doubrava and Fornarotto will officially begin in their new roles with NBAA on Jan. 1. Read more about Doubrava and Fornarotto .

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At NATA Panel, Bolen Promotes Industry's Value, Highlights Sequestration-Era Challenges
The advocacy work continually undertaken through the No Plane No Gain program was among the topics discussed by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen at a Nov. 13 Washington roundtable of general aviation leaders, hosted by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Tom Hendricks. The No Plane No Gain program "promotes the real image of general aviation as a job creator and an overall economic benefit to the U.S. economy and communities nationwide," Bolen noted, adding that ensuring policymakers remain aware of the industry's importance � which is the central mission of No Plane No Gain � is critical in Washington's uncertain, sequester-driven environment. Learn more about the Aviation Business Roundtable .

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FEATURED STORY

Deadline Nears for Staff Training on Hazmat Communication Standard
An OSHA regulation requires widespread training of employees on a new Hazard Communication Standard by Dec. 1, and the new training requirements apply not only to aircraft maintenance department employees and pilots, but also to all employees in a company who might come in contact with hazardous materials while on the job. "Every flight department, every company in the United States, has to comply with the OSHA regulations for hazard communication for all their associates," said NBAA Safety Committee member Marty Grier. Learn more about this regulatory hot topic and how NBAA is helping Members meet this industry challenge in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Technical Guidance Video Available for NAT Flight Operations
Shanwick Oceanic Control, in the U.K., has published a technical guidance video for North Atlantic Oceanic Airspace flight operations called "Trackwise." The hour-long video provides an overview of the requirements and procedures for operation, not only within the organized track system, but more widely within the minimum navigation performance specification airspace. Read more about the Trackwise video .

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Australian Government Reminds Operators of 'Disinsection' Requirements
The Australian Department of Agriculture has issued a reminder to international operators that all aircraft flying into Australia must undertake "disinsection," meaning the removal of insects, in cabins and hold areas, prior to arrival in the country. The reminder was issued due to an uptick in non-compliance with pre-arrival procedures. The department is responsible for managing Australia's biosecurity system and reducing the risk of pests and diseases arriving in the country. For more information about meeting aircraft pre-arrival requirements, review the Australian disinsection requirements .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Thanksgiving Weekend Military Exercise Likely to Increase Air Traffic Delays Around Florida
The Navy is conducting a pre-deployment Composite Training Unit Exercise along the Southeast Atlantic Coast between Nov. 6 and Dec.18. Combined with the expected Thanksgiving holiday traffic, moderate to excessive delays are possible for those flights operating in or through this airspace during the Thanksgiving week/weekend. The exercise � which will result in the activation of most East Coast warning areas and several military operations areas and special-use airspace areas throughout Jacksonville, FL and Miami Centers' Airspace � is necessary to certify the carrier wing for deployment. Learn more .

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FAA Releases Holiday Traffic Management Details for Colorado Airports
In preparation for the upcoming 2013�2014 holiday season, the FAA has released a notice outlining plans for managing air traffic in and out of three Colorado airports: Aspen-Pitkin County (ASE), Eagle County Regional (EGE) and Rifle/Garfield County (RIL). This season, the FAA will not be using an air traffic slot reservation program (managed through the e-STMP system); instead, the agency will implement a variety of initiatives, including ground delay programs (GDPs), miles-in-trail, required routes and ground stops. Review the FAA notice and additional details on NBAA's winter holidays airspace web page .

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Delays Possible at Ft. Lauderdale International During Winter Season
Due to single runway operations at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) caused by ongoing runway construction, in conjunction with increased demand during the winter months, delays are possible at the airport through early spring. Airport authorities advise operators to file flight plans for FLL as early as possible due to the increased likelihood of traffic management initiatives (TMIs), including ground delay programs (GDPs). Full details on the FLL runway construction project, with links to FAA resources containing pictures of the current runway and taxiway layout, are available on NBAA's airport web page .

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Chicago-Area Business Aviation Association Awards New Scholarship
A $4,000 scholarship focused on air traffic control (ATC) was awarded for the first time this year by the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA), in memory of a long-time member. Lewis University senior Michael Indelli was presented the inaugural Ken Johnson Memorial ATC Scholarship. The new award brings to more than $60,000 the amount of scholarship money presented annually by CABAA to help young people enter the aviation industry. Read more about CABAA's new scholarship .

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NBAA NEWS

NBAA Selected for Inclusion in International Air & Space Hall of Fame
On Nov. 16, NBAA was inducted into the San Diego Air & Space Museum's International Air & Space Hall of Fame in recognition of the Association's 65 years of advocacy for the industry. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen accepted the honor in a ceremony at the museum. "NBAA's induction recognizes� the leadership role exhibited so well by NBAA over the years," said Jim Kidrick, president and CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Kidrick pointed to NBAA's growth from just 19 Member Companies at its founding in 1947 to more than 10,000 Members today as evidence of the organization's value and leadership in the industry. Learn more about NBAA's induction .

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NBAA Marks the Passing of Former Chairman E.E. Dunsworth
NBAA marks the passing of former chairman E.E. "Dunny" Dunsworth, who served on the Association's Board of Directors from 1964 to 1973, and as board chairman from 1969 to 1971. Dunsworth passed away on Nov. 8 at age 88. In addition to serving in NBAA leadership positions from 1960 to 1978, Dunsworth helped found the Houston Aviation Association, and in 2004, he was presented with NBAA's Silk Scarf Award for his lifelong contribution to business aviation. Read more about Dunsworth .

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NBAA Issues Call for Speakers, Exhibitors for 2014 Regional Forums
NBAA has announced its call for speakers for education sessions at the Association's 2014 Business Aviation Regional Forums. Proposals for presentations are welcome on topics such as safety and risk management, maintenance and technical issues, airspace and airport access, aircraft and flight operations, aviation management, aircraft ownership, and career and leadership development. The 2014 Regional Forums will be held on Jan. 30 in Boca Raton, FL; June 26 in Van Nuys, CA; and Sept. 18 in Dallas, TX. NBAA also is now accepting exhibitor applications for the 2014 series of Regional Forums. Review the 2014 Regional Forum exhibitor prospectus .

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Grow Your Business at the 2014 Maintenance Management Conference
Join the directors of maintenance, flight department managers, technicians, aircraft owners and other decision-makers for the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2014), from April 22 to 24 in Tampa, FL. NBAA is now accepting exhibitor applications for the conference. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry leaders and experts. Review booth pricing and submit an exhibit application .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Register for Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference
For everyone involved in buying, selling, financing and registering business aircraft, the premier educational and networking event next year is NBAA's Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference. Held from Feb. 5 to 7 in St. Pete Beach, FL, this conference will explore the latest developments and current trends affecting aircraft transactions in the U.S. and around the globe. More than 130 industry professionals are expected to attend. Register for the conference today .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Changes Expected for IS-BAO Program in 2014

Notable additions to the IS-BAO program for 2014 include a recommendation that all members of a business aviation flight department be considered for participation in a fatigue management program, as well as recommendations regarding the pre-flight loading of oxygen. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on this topic.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

Nov. 20, 2013
Webinar: Hazmat Awareness Training Including the New GHS System Changes
1:00 p.m. ET

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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