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Issue #14-08,  Feb. 24, 2014


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TOP NEWS

NBAA 'Climb Via' Training Presentation Addresses Upcoming Phraseology Changes
The NBAA Access Committee recently developed an extensive training presentation to foster better understanding of the new "climb via" and "descend via" instructions that will go into effect on April 3. "We came within 48 hours of implementing climb via back in August 2012," said NBAA Access Committee member Rich Boll. "However, there was a high level of misunderstanding throughout the industry about the process – particularly about speed adjustments, and how pilots would react to changing speed clearances – that needed to be addressed before the process could go live." Following extensive consultation with the FAA's Performance-Based Navigation Aviation Rulemaking Committee (PARC), on which the NBAA Access Committee participated, the agency issued revised guidance that will go into effect this spring. Learn more about the coming changes .

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Airport Managers Reminded to Submit A/FD Edits Through FAA Portal
NBAA and the FAA remind airport managers and professionals responsible for updates to the Airport/Facility Directory (A/FD) to submit any revisions through the FAA's online National Flight Data Center (NFDC) portal. This process for updating airport records, which is outlined on the inside front cover of each A/FD, ensures that the appropriate FAA office receives the necessary changes. For instructions on submitting changes and the online form, visit the NFDC public use airport data change web page .

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GAMA: General Aviation Aircraft Deliveries Rose in 2013
General aviation aircraft shipments rose across the board in 2013, but the increases varied widely by market segment, ranging from a less than 1-percent increase in business jet shipments to a more than 10-percent jump in turboprop shipments, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported last week. Despite the modest 4.3-percent gain in total aircraft shipments, billings jumped 24 percent to $23.4 billion, the second-highest annual total since the U.S. economy fell into recession in 2008. Read more of GAMA's 2013 year-end report .

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NBAA Lands in Anaheim for Heli-Expo 2014
The attention of the global rotorcraft community will be on Anaheim, CA this week as Helicopter Association International (HAI) presents its annual Heli-Expo convention from Feb. 24 to 27. As in years past, NBAA staff will be on hand throughout the show to meet with both NBAA Members and event attendees to discuss matters affecting the business aviation and rotorcraft industry. In addition to the Association's presence on the show floor, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen is scheduled to participate in the General Aviation Association CEO Town Hall, and complimentary copies of NBAA's magazine, Business Aviation Insider, will be available. Attendees also may stop by NBAA's booth to take advantage of an exclusive 20-percent discount off their first-year membership. Learn more about NBAA's presence at Heli-Expo .

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New Web Application Enhances NBAA Air Traffic Services Process
A new web-based application developed by NBAA has proven to be a tremendous boon in the effort to streamline the process of exchanging information between NBAA Air Traffic Services (ATS) and its subscribers. ATS monitors both the airspace and the flights submitted by subscribers, then helps operators avoid problems and delays with routing and timing suggestions. With the advent of a new web-based application, those services are easier to use than ever before, according to NBAA Air Traffic Management Specialist Jim McClay. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on the new NBAA ATS application .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

February Marks Fifth Anniversary of No Plane No Gain Advocacy Campaign
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, a joint effort of NBAA and GAMA to educate the public on the importance of business aviation. Since the launch of No Plane No Gain, NBAA and GAMA have been taking this positive message about business aviation directly to Capitol Hill and state legislatures, and the message is resonating with government officials. No Plane No Gain has also reached the public through a multimedia approach involving advertising and a strong web and social media presence. Learn more about No Plane No Gain .

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FEATURED STORY

Could a Helicopter Make Your Operation More Flexible?
"We can pick up a passenger at our Farmington, CT pad and be in midtown Manhattan 35 minutes later," explained Paul Anderson, vice president of United Technologies' flight department, on why their operation uses helicopters. "That would be a three-hour trip by car." The latest edition of Business Aviation Insider features a special section on corporate helicopters, including rotor-wing safety and helicopter access issues. Copies of the issue are available this week at the Helicopter Association International's Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA, which runs from today through Feb. 27. Those attending Heli-Expo can pick up complimentary copies of the magazine from either the publication bins or the NBAA booth. View the helicopter section online in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

European Aviation Leaders to Speak at EBACE2014 Opening Session
Frank Brenner, director general for Eurocontrol; Andr� Kudelski, vice chairman of Geneva International Airport and chairman and CEO of the Kudelski Group; and Roland Werner, state secretary of transport, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, will be the Opening General Session speakers at this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) in Geneva, Switzerland from May 20 to 22. Learn more about EBACE2014 .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Northwest Aviation Groups Join Together in Advocacy Efforts
There's been an increased level of aviation advocacy in both Washington state and Idaho as aviation groups and supporters have become more active in their state legislatures on issues ranging from taxes to land-use planning. "It's been gratifying to see the aviation community in both states become so engaged and involved," said Kristi Ivey, NBAA's Northwest regional representative. Ivey, who works closely with aviation groups throughout the Northwest on a variety of issues, has played a role in advocating for both sets of legislation. Read more about advocacy efforts in Washington state and Idaho .

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Call to Action: Support Arizona Aviation Tax Reform
NBAA strongly encourages Members in Arizona to support a proposed amendment to Senate Bill 1174, which would reform the aviation tax system in the Grand Canyon State and promote economic growth. The legislation would simplify aircraft licensing fees in Arizona by replacing a tax of 0.5 percent on aircraft market values with a flat rate structure. Under the proposal, the license tax would only apply to aircraft based in the state for more than 90 days. Finally, all purchases of aircraft in Arizona would be exempt from sales and use tax. Learn how to support the Arizona legislation .

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New Mexico Aviation Tax Exemptions Headed to Governor
Last week, the New Mexico state legislature passed two measures designed to attract business aviation to the state, and both bills are now awaiting the Governor's signature. House Bill 14 would exempt aircraft parts and maintenance services from the gross receipts tax which can range from 5.125 percent to 8.6875 percent depending on the location of the business. The legislature also passed House Bill 24, which would provide an exemption from the gross receipts tax for aircraft more than 10,000 pounds sold to commercial or military carriers. NBAA applauds the efforts of Members to advocate for this important legislation. Learn more about the New Mexico legislation .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

Feb. 27, 2014
Southern California Aviation Assn. Safety SHARE Roundtable 
Long Beach, CA
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Feb. 27, 2014
Southern California Aviation Assn. Networking Event
Long Beach, CA
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Feb. 28, 2014
Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Assn. Meeting 
St. Louis, MO
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March 1, 2014
New York-Area Annual IA Renewal ICS Training Course 
Flushing, NY 
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March 2–4, 2014
Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium
Grand Forks, ND 
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March 5, 2014
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Aviation Day at the Capitol
Saint Paul, MN 
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March 7, 2014
Chicago-Area Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
West Chicago, IL 
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March 11, 2014
Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training IA Renewal  
San Antonio, TX 
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NBAA Regional Forums 2014

 

NBAA NEWS

Apply by March 1 Deadline for NBAA Flying Safety Awards
The deadline to apply for NBAA's 2014 Flying Safety Awards is March 1, and the Association urges eligible Members to apply for these prestigious awards to gain recognition for their outstanding safe flying achievement. Honoring Member Companies and their pilot, maintenance technician and support service teams, the 2014 awards will be given based on performance between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. Read profiles of past award recipients and apply this week for the 2014 Flying Safety Awards .

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NBAA2014 Speaking Proposals Due Feb. 28
The call for speakers for NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) closes this Friday, Feb. 28. This year's Convention, set for Oct. 21 to 23 in Orlando, FL, will feature approximately 50 dedicated education sessions, plus maintenance and operations sessions and a career day. Speaking proposals 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. Respond to the NBAA2014 call for speakers today .

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An open-invitation Safety Forum will take place just prior to this year's 2014 Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) on Tuesday, April 15 in San Diego, CA. Safety managers and pilots are encouraged to participate in the free event. The forum, hosted by regional roundtable members with support from the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), provides an opportunity for aviation professionals to share safety-related ideas and collaborate on advancing safety best practices. The forum begins at 8 a.m. To participate or request more information, contact Lisa Sasse at [email protected] . BASS is co-sponsored by NBAA and FSF. .

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To be held on May 2 in San Francisco, NBAA's Business Aviation Taxes Seminar is the premier educational and networking opportunity for accountants, attorneys, advisors and flight department personnel engaged in aviation tax planning during the initial aircraft acquisition, and throughout the ownership cycle. It is also the perfect follow-up to last October's NBAA's Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference. The one-day seminar provides an intermediate-to-advanced look at emerging state tax issues like scrutiny of aircraft leasing structures; the latest best practices for managing non-business use of an aircraft; and federal excise tax implications for non-commercial (Part 91) operators. .

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NBAA Seeks Candidates for Multiple Association Positions
The Association is currently hiring for several positions. The managing editor oversees the day-to-day production and editorial development of content for NBAA's print and online communications channels. The communications editor supports production and editorial development of NBAA publication and web content. The senior manager, marketing oversees marketing initiatives across all channels to grow attendance and exhibit sales at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition and other key events. The coordinator, professional development supports the Association's professional development, conference and seminar activities. A paid spring internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain exposure to working in a trade association while learning about business aviation. Review the full NBAA job descriptions .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NBAA Announces Recipients of 2014 Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarship
NBAA last week announced the recipients of its Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship, which benefits individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). The scholarship, which is given annually in coordination with the family of Donald A. Baldwin Sr., promotes professional development in business aviation by providing financial support for qualified CAM exam candidates. This year's recipients are Shaun Gerber and Andrew Brigman. Read more about the Baldwin scholarship recipients .

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Apply for Maintenance TRACS by Friday
Applications are due on Feb. 28 for NBAA's Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (Maintenance TRACS). The program offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive fully funded aircraft, engine and avionics training. Maintenance TRACS awards are donated by more than two dozen major original equipment manufacturers, engine makers and top training companies. Apply for Maintenance TRACS today .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

NBAA ATS Subscribers to Benefit From New Web-Based Management Tool

The new system enables subscribers to either email their flight plans or post them to an NBAA web page, then use that page to review and even edit their submissions, according to NBAA Air Traffic Management Specialist Jim McClay. "There's now more than one way to submit flights to us, and subscribers can make changes to their itineraries without having to resend the entire schedule," he added. NBAA Flight Plan has the story.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

June 19–21, 2014
Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
West Palm Beach, FL






 

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