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Issue #14-16,  April 21, 2014


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TOP NEWS

NBAA: ABACE2014 a Record-Setting Show On All Fronts
The 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2014) was one for the record books, on a variety of fronts, NBAA reported last week. "As ABACE2014 comes to a close, it's clear that business aviation is growing in China and across Asia – most importantly, that's good news for our industry, but it's also good news for ABACE," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "It's clear that in the 25 short months since our first edition of ABACE, we've seen significant growth for the show at every level, and ABACE is now firmly established as a must-attend event for the international business aviation community, and for China's aerospace community." ABACE2015 is scheduled for April 14 to 16, 2015, in Shanghai, China. Read more about ABACE2014 .

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NBAA Welcomes EU Decision to Continue 'Stop the Clock' on EU-ETS
NBAA lauded a decision last week by the European Council to continue to "stop the clock" on further implementation of the controversial European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), while representatives to the International Civil Aviation Organization continue their work on a plan for addressing aircraft emissions worldwide. The council agreed on April 14 to extend its "stop-the-clock" provision affecting non-European operators until fall 2016. "NBAA and its Members have continually opposed onerous and unnecessary fees, taxes and regulations that severely harm the industry, which is why we have fiercely opposed the EU-ETS," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "We are gratified that decision makers in Europe have opted to leave in place the 'stop-the-clock' provision on EU-ETS." Read more about the decision to extend "stop the clock" on EU-ETS .

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'Climb Via,' 'Descend Via' Simply Mean Fly the Published Procedure
In an airspace increasingly composed of RNAV fixes and the routes they define, the FAA has introduced new phraseology for the delivery of IFR clearances: "climb via" and "descend via." Whether used in conjunction with standard instrument departures (SIDs) or area navigation standard instrument departures (RNAV SIDs), climb via is simply shorthand for fly the departure as published. "Some pilots are confused by this phraseology," said Keith Gordon, director of aviation at Flynn Gallagher Associates in Las Vegas, and a member of NBAA's Access Committee. "But once you understand the basic concept that this is simply verbal shorthand for 'fly the published procedure,' it becomes much easier to grasp." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on climb via and descend via .

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Santa Monica Seeks to Appeal Court Decision Preserving Access to Santa Monica Airport
In February, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California rejected the most recent effort by the city of Santa Monica to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The court's move was welcomed by NBAA, which joined with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in filing a friend-of-the-court brief on the matter. The court's ruling held that the city's challenge to federal requirements that SMO continue to be a publicly accessible airport was untimely, to the extent that it asserted the restrictions were invalid, as well as that the case had been filed in the incorrect court, to the extent that it sought compensation from the federal government. The city now has formally notified the court that it intends to appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has scheduled briefs to be filed in the fall. NBAA expects that the Association will continue to support the FAA's efforts to preserve access to SMO. Read more about the latest developments with SMO .

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NBAA Releases New Fatigue, Fitness for Duty Guidelines
NBAA released a new safety resource, "Duty/Rest Guidelines for Business Aviation," last week at the Business Aviation Safety Summit in San Diego, CA. The report, a joint effort with the Flight Safety Foundation, is the culmination of nine months of work by the Fatigue Task Force of NBAA's Safety Committee, and it addresses one of the committee's Top Safety Focus Areas. "We developed these guidelines after significant scientific review, extensive analysis of industry practices and industry feedback," said Leigh White, president of Alertness Solutions and lead of NBAA's Fatigue Task Force. "Our goal was to present the latest data and guidance – both rooted in science – to company and flight department management to help educate them about how to best use their crews." Read more about the new guidelines .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Eight Mayors Proclaim Value of General Aviation, Including Business Aviation
Another eight mayors from around the country have expressed their support for general aviation (GA), including business aviation, as well as community airports and the positive impact they have on local communities. The latest mayoral proclamations come from Brookings, OR; Claremont, NH; Crosby, ND; Keene, NH; Klamath Falls, OR; Marana, AZ; Meadville, PA and Minot, ND. To date, 49 states, and numerous mayors and local officials, have officially recognized the value of GA through proclamations, which often incorporate the central themes of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Launched in 2009 and jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, No Plane No Gain educates policymakers and opinion leaders about the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities. Read more .

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FEATURED STORY

Mitigating Fatigue for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
While extensive research has been conducted on methods to mitigate fatigue among flight crews, comparatively little has been done on the effect of fatigue on those who maintain aircraft. However, technicians should be aware of their own fatigue, and maintenance managers should pay attention to it, "like any other factor involved in human performance," said former NBAA Maintenance Committee member Jack Tunnell, who has studied fatigue countermeasures for Part 91 and 135 technical crews. Fatigue countermeasures in maintenance operations will be among the many topics covered at this week's Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2014) in Tampa, FL. Read more about fatigue in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Report: Demand for Business Aviation Remains Strong in Asian Region
Last week's ABACE2014 in Shanghai offered significant evidence of the continued strong demand for business aircraft, products and services in the region. As one example, Hong Kong-based aircraft sales and consultancy firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) chose ABACE2014 as the ideal venue to release its year-end report on the industry's performance in 2013. The "Greater China Business Jet Fleet Report" found that fleet totals throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan grew from 203 business aircraft operating in the region in 2011, to 371 as of the end of 2013. Read more about the report .

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Flying a Business Aircraft to EBACE2014? Plan Ahead and Be Prepared
Geneva International Airport is home of the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) static display of aircraft, and the airport of choice for most travelers to the exhibition. "Operators will need to plan ahead to secure parking space during the show dates," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president of regulation and international affairs. "Transient parking is limited to one overnight stop. Pilots should become familiar with all related NOTAMs. If parking space is full, consider requesting a shorter parking duration to allow for dropping off passengers and departing to another airport." Learn more about flying to EBACE2014 .

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REGIONAL NEWS

FAA Launches Demo General Aviation Safety Program in Phoenix Airspace
A year-long study by the FAA will serve as a test bed for extending the benefits of safety trends analysis, through the use of flight data management tools already employed by many Part 121 and 135 operators, to general aviation pilots across the country. The GA Data Demonstration Project offers pilots operating within 40 nautical miles of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) the chance to submit flight data to the agency's Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program. The newly formed General Aviation Issues Analysis Team will disseminate the aggregated data and make recommendations for improving operator safety. Team member Steve Charbonneau, vice chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee, called the project "a critical first step" toward greater collaboration between GA operators and the FAA to reduce accident rates. Learn more about the new safety program .

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Teterboro RNAV (GPS) X in Use by NY TRACON
The Teterboro Airport (TEB) GPS-X RWY 6 approach was recently published and is now in use by NY TRACON (N90). This instrument approach procedure (IAP) is advantageous for NY TRACON as a means to deconflict TEB traffic from certain Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) operations. The primary conflict arises when EWR is arriving on Runway 29 and TEB is arriving on the ILS Runway 6 and landing on either Runway 6 or Runway 1. This conflict will occur more often from now through June 1, when runway construction for EWR Runway 4L/22R will be complete. However, this runway configuration occurs outside of the runway construction period when winds dictate use of EWR Runway 29 for arrivals. Learn more .

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Miami International Runway Construction Closures Planned Into July 2014
A rehabilitation project of Runway 12/30 and associated taxiways is underway at Miami International Airport (MIA). The intersection of Runways 12/30 and 09/27 will be closed for 14 days between April 28 and May 11. During this closure there will be reduced landing distances available for Runway 9 and Runway 12 on an east operation, and reduced takeoff distances available for Runway 27 and Runway 30 on a west operation. Arrival capacity for the airport will be reduced on a west operation, introducing the possibility of traffic management initiatives, such as a ground delay program and/or mile in trail restrictions into MIA. Runway 12/30 will be closed from May 12 through July 17. For more information, contact NBAA Air Traffic Services' Dean Snell at [email protected] .

 

Volunteers Needed to Help Transport Special Olympians to TTN
In conjunction with Cessna Aircraft and Ronson Aviation, Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN) will host the Citation Special Olympics Airlift on June 14. Approximately 120 Citation and Hawker aircraft will transport some 650 Special Olympians to TTN for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which take place in and around Princeton, NJ. On June 21, approximately the same number will return to TTN to pick up the athletes for transport home. Passengers on board Citations will range from three to seven athletes, plus a coach or sponsor. A Citation business jet will land or take off every two minutes for 10 hours, and trip times will run up to three hours. Volunteers and aircraft are still needed. Learn more .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

April 22, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Atlanta, GA
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April 22, 2014
Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Chesterfield, MO
 

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April 23, 2014
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
St. Paul, MN
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April 24, 2014
Chicago Area Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Glenview, IL
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April 28, 2014
Southern California Aviation Assn. Charity Tournament 
Carlsbad, CA 
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May 1, 2014
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Safety Standdown
Ashburn, VA
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Van Nuys Regional Forum June 2014

 

NBAA NEWS

Last Chance to Register for NBAA's Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
Next week's Business Aviation Taxes Seminar, to be held on May 2 in San Francisco, CA, has been specifically designed to take attendees' tax and regulatory knowledge to the next level. By investing a single day, attendees will be provided an intermediate to advanced look at emerging state tax issues, the latest best practices for federal tax planning and possible excise tax implications for non-commercial operators. Register for the Business Aviation Taxes Seminar .

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NBAA Issues Call for Nominations for the CAM Governing Board
The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board is seeking nominations for those CAMs who are qualified and interested in serving as a director on the CAM Governing Board. Any CAM in good standing may be nominated for this director position. The three-year term for new directors will begin at the October 2014 Governing Board meeting. Nominations may be submitted in writing to the CAM Governing Board Administrative Director Jay Evans at [email protected] before May 15. Learn more about the CAM Governing Board nomination process .

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Registration Is Open for NBAA's 2014 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
The 2014 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, which will be held at the West Palm Beach Marriott in Florida from June 19 to 21, is a can't-miss event for any flight attendant or flight technician. Attendees at this year's conference will network with peers, meet with vendors and participate in high-quality education sessions. The agenda has been designed specifically to help business aviation cabin crews learn new techniques, refine current skills and reach new levels of accomplishment. Register for the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Free April 29 Webinar Will Help Operators Manage Weather Risk
Despite technology advancements in forecasting weather, errors still occur. To help schedulers, dispatchers and pilots more accurately understand how to take uncertainty in weather models and combine it with decision models to drive improvements in optimizing operational use and savings, NBAA will offer a free, Jeppesen-sponsored webinar titled, "Managing Weather Risk," at 1 p.m. (EDT) on April 29. Pre-registration is required. Register for NBAA's Managing Weather Risk webinar .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

New 'Climb Via,' 'Descend Via' Phraseology Makes Communication Easier

The new climb via and descend via phraseology has been 10 years in development, said Keith Gordon, a member NBAA's Access Committee. With more air traffic comes more radio congestion. The new phraseology is briefer than previous methods of communicating instructions, and cuts down on the number of words that must be spoken in conjunction with an initial or revised departure clearance. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

April 29, 2014
Webinar: Managing Weather Risk
1:00 p.m. ET

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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