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Issue #14-01,  Jan. 6, 2014


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TOP NEWS

FAA Selects Unmanned Aircraft System Testing Sites
The FAA announced on Dec. 30 the congressionally mandated selection of six research and test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) locations across the country. In response, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that, "At NBAA, safety is always our top priority, so it is therefore imperative that any introduction plan for UAS be thoughtful, deliberative and focused on safety. This means UAS should not share the same airspace with manned aircraft unless they meet the same certification and airworthiness standards as manned aircraft, including the ability to take timely directions from air traffic control, and to sense and avoid other aircraft and UAS." NBAA has representation on the FAA's government-industry UAS rulemaking committee, which the agency formed, in part, to ensure industry input into the FAA's plans for UAS development. Read more about the UAS research and test sites .

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Applications for 2014 NBAA Flying Safety Awards Now Available
NBAA is now accepting applications for the 2014 Flying Safety Awards, which will honor the outstanding safety records of Member Companies and their flight department personnel. The 2014 awards will be given based on performance between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2014. The award categories for companies and individuals are: Member Company Meritorious Safety Award, ATP or Commercial Pilot Safety Award, Private Pilot Safety Award, Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award and Aviation Support Services Safety Award. Apply today for the Flying Safety Awards .

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Uniting a Diverse Aviation Operation With Safety and Support
In conjunction with the 2014 NBAA Flying Safety Awards application period, NBAA will be profiling a series of 2013 recipients of the Safe Flying Achievement Awards, which honor those companies reaching safety milestones of flying for many decades without an aviation accident. This week's profile subject is Spectra Energy Corporation. Serving customers in communities across North America, Spectra Energy's network of facilities stretches from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Mississippi, South Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, and making weekly aerial inspections of the natural gas and crude oil pipelines is just one of the flight department's responsibilities. Taking employees where they need to be in furtherance of company business is another. Learn more about 60-Year Safe Flying Achievement Award recipient Spectra Energy Corporation .

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Business aviation is an industry that's constantly changing, so NBAA does everything it can to keep Members up-to-date on the latest issues, share information and make their voices heard. One of the most popular ways to stay engaged with the Association is through social media. NBAA uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to share information with Members, and last year launched a new Twitter-based Contact Congress tool that Members can use to tweet their congressional representatives with time-sensitive advocacy messages. Additionally, the Association offers Air Mail, NBAA's private social network, a Members-only space for business aircraft operators to collaborate and have discussions. .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Make Advocacy Your Resolution in 2014
From government shutdowns to threatened control tower closures to mandated sleep apnea screenings, business aviation faced a slate of obstacles throughout the past year. In those examples and others, NBAA and its Member Companies presented a passionate and united voice in sharing their concerns with lawmakers and others � and that voice will be vital in meeting additional challenges in 2014. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that it already appears likely that 2014 will bring with it a significant need for advocacy and vigilance on behalf of the industry's interests. Read more about advocating for business aviation in 2014 .

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FEATURED STORY

Framing Up the Year to Come for Business Aviation
For anyone selling new or used business aircraft, the market's rebound from the 2008 economic meltdown has been frustratingly slow. While analysts predict the trend of moderate growth with continue this year, some believe 2014 could finally mark a turning point. "We have seen many false starts to this recovery," said Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group Corporate vice president of analysis. But with strong corporate profits and equity markets, "there are solid reasons to think that, finally, these promising 'green shoots' will take hold." Read more about trends in the aircraft market in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

Expanded Mexican API Requirements, and Compliance Options
Last month, NBAA reported that Mexico adopted legislation requiring private operators to submit API data effective on Dec. 31, 2013. That mandate was quickly implemented in accordance with Mexican Instituto Nacional de Migracion law, which follows the previously established requirements held for commercial operations. For Members wanting to take the confusion and complexity out of compliance with Mexico's new API requirements, NBAA Operations Specialist Peter Korns notes that the Association has a tool available to ease compliance. Read more about meeting Mexico's API requirement .

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Tokyo Taking Ongoing Steps to Improve Business Aviation Access
International operators who haven't been to Tokyo lately may be surprised to learn that officials in the Japanese capital are making progress in easing access for business aviation into the city's airports. "You had problems getting both arrival slots and parking spaces," recalled corporate pilot Mark Swedenborg, who flies a Gulfstream G550 for a major corporation. "If you were traveling to Tokyo, you could only get into Narita, and that's more than an hour away from town by taxi. There were only five parking slots for general aviation on the whole field, and you had to reserve them in advance…. Now they're more open for business." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan for more on positive changes in flying to Tokyo .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Parking Reservations Required at NJ Airports for Super Bowl
Each year, accommodations must be made for all modes of transportation to and from the Super Bowl's host city � including all types of aviation traffic. This year, the Super Bowl will be held on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and parking reservations will be required at both Teterboro (TEB) and Morristown Municipal (MMU) airports. The FAA has no plans to implement an air traffic slot program through the electronic special traffic management program (e-STMP) system. Review the latest information as it becomes available on NBAA's Super Bowl resources page .

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NBAA NEWS


NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2014) runs next week, from Jan. 14 to 17 in New Orleans, LA. For anyone responsible for scheduling or dispatching business aircraft, the conference is the premier event for enhancing your training and benchmarking with peers in the industry. To help attendees get the most out of the conference, NBAA is providing a downloadable conference prep guide with event highlights, networking opportunities, tips for a successful conference and a list of aviation acronyms for industry newcomers. .

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NBAA Opens Call for Speakers for NBAA2014
NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) has a reputation for high-caliber educational programming. This year's event, set for Oct. 21 to 23 in Orlando, FL, will feature approximately 50 dedicated education sessions, plus maintenance and operations (M&O) sessions and a career day. The call for speakers for NBAA2014 is now open, through Feb. 28. NBAA Members are encouraged to submit speaking proposals, which must include a session title, abstract, learning objectives and speaker qualifications. Submissions must be for educational programming and not marketing/sales presentations promoting a particular company or product. NBAA staff and committee members will review submissions to develop the final session agenda. Respond to the call for speakers .

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Member Alert: Be Aware of Scams Related to NBAA Events
With the new year underway, exhibitors are gearing up for NBAA's two international events: the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2014) in April and the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) in May. But Association officials are warning exhibitors not to be taken in by vendors saying they are working on behalf of NBAA, when that is not the case. "Only specific companies are official partners with NBAA on our shows, and exhibitors should be careful to only work with those sanctioned groups," explained Kathleen Blouin, senior vice president, conventions & forums. Read more on how to avoid scams .

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NBAA Seeks Candidates for Two Positions
The Association is currently hiring for two critical positions: manager, static displays and coordinator, advertising and sponsorships. The manager, static displays is responsible for overall static display planning and logistics at NBAA events around the world. The coordinator, advertising and sponsorships provides support to the vice president, conventions and forums administrative affairs in tracking and executing all advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the Association. View the complete job descriptions .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Applications for Two Maintenance Scholarships Now Online
Applications for two NBAA scholarships focused on the maintenance profession are now available online. Sponsored by the NBAA Maintenance Committee, the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (Maintenance TRACS) provides a wide range of training courses that benefit those currently working or aspiring to work as maintenance technicians, including aviation military personnel transitioning to business aviation. The Fanning Maintenance Scholarship benefits two applicants pursuing careers as maintenance technicians via A&P programs at approved schools. Learn more about NBAA's maintenance scholarships .

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Early-Bird Deadline for Business Aircraft Conference Is Jan. 15
For anyone involved in buying, selling, financing and registering business aircraft, the premier educational and networking event of the 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. This year, NBAA has negotiated an [exclusive early-bird rate] at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, FL. Attendees must act by Jan. 15 both for hotel discounts and to save $250 on early-bird conference rates .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Getting to Tokyo Gradually Getting Easier

The changing climate for business aircraft operators across Asia is one reason for the change in attitudes in Japan, especially for airports near Tokyo. “[Japan] had the market cornered. But China has taken a lot of traffic away from them, and now the rest of Asia is jumping on board,” said Phil Linebaugh, chief operating officer at International Trip Planning Services, LLC, based in Houston, TX. NBAA Flight Plan has the story.

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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

April 16–17, 2014
Business Aviation Safety Seminar
San Diego, CA

April 22–24, 2014
Maintenance Management Conference
Tampa, FL

May 2, 2014
Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
San Francisco, CA

May 20–22, 2014
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
Geneva, Switzerland






 

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