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Issue #14-17,  April 28, 2014


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TOP NEWS

NBAA's Online Advocacy Tools Facilitate Contact With Lawmakers
NBAA Member John Gibson recently told fellow Members how his use of the Association's Contact Congress online tools helped him easily express his views on user fees to one of his elected representatives, saying the benefit of these advocacy tools is that they enable NBAA Members to immediately identify their lawmakers and send them email or Twitter messages. Gibson said he felt the need to respond to the Obama administration's proposal for per-flight user fees, and let his representatives know the negative impact the fees would have on his business. Learn more about Contact Congress and how you can help make business aviation's voice heard in Washington .

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FAA Pushes Back Effective Dates for Air Ambulance Rule
The FAA last week announced a delayed implementation date for the new helicopter air ambulance rules. The compliance date for sections of the new rule, which had an original effective date of April 22, 2014, have been pushed back by one year to April 22, 2015, allowing more time for compliance, the FAA reports. The final rule – which was published on Feb. 21, 2014, and reported on by NBAA – only left operators with a short time to comply with changes. The FAA's extension only affects provisions with an the original compliance date of April 22, 2014, while all other aspects of the rule will retain their original effective date. For more information, contact NBAA’s Brian Koester at (202) 783-9495 or [email protected] .

 

NBAA Encourages Owner Participation in FAA General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey
The FAA has mailed invitations for participation in its annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, which represents an opportunity for the business aviation community to make its views and concerns known. The Association strongly encourages all aircraft owners who have been invited to participate in the survey to complete it online or via the mail-in survey form. Accurate representation and full participation benefits the entire industry. Learn more about the FAA survey .

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Rise in Pre-Owned Aircraft Prices May Be 'Precursor' to Recovery
An April 2014 J.P. Morgan analysis of pre-owned business aircraft sales offers a glimmer of encouragement to an industry hungry for signs of an economic rebound, with a reported 1.9 percent month-over-month increase in aircraft asking prices. While that marks the strongest increase in asking prices in more than a year, those involved in selling previously owned aircraft met that figure with guarded optimism. "It's a drop in a data point bucket that I label 'precursors,'" said Jay Mesinger, president and CEO of Mesinger Jet Sales. "We'll change that name to something closer to 'recovery' as we see more data points supporting that, but we're not there yet." Read more about the J.P. Morgan report .

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Space Museum Raising Funds to Showcase Gulfstream II Shuttle Trainer
A crowd-funding campaign is underway to bring a shuttle training aircraft (STA) – Grumman Gulfstream II N945NA – to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, which will use the aircraft as a museum exhibit and immersive classroom. That's because the Gulfstream II was not only the first long-range business jet, but it also was used by NASA for many years as an STA, piloted by astronauts so they could practice landing approaches they would later have to perform in the orbiting space vehicle. Learn more about the Gulfstream II shuttle training aircraft .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

At California Aviation Day, NBAA Says: 'No Plane, No Gain'
Aviation took center stage in Sacramento, CA last week as state and national aviation organizations, including NBAA and other aviation interests, took part in the second annual California Aviation Day. Stacy Howard, NBAA's Western regional representative, participated in the event with handouts developed by NBAA for the No Plane No Gain Advocacy campaign including: NBAA's Business Aviation Fact Book, the ever-popular No Plane No Gain pins and the campaign's Top Ten booklet, featuring 10 CEOs with 10 widely respected companies, each providing a reason business aviation is critical to their success. Read more about NBAA and California Aviation Day .

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FEATURED STORY

NBAA Safety Committee Working to Define Professionalism
Professionalism has been a focus for NBAA and its Members since the Association's founding, and among the Top Safety Focus Areas listed by the NBAA Safety Committee, "professionalism" can often be among the most difficult terms to define. "That's exactly what the Professionalism Working Group has been focused on," said Marty Grier, Sr., maintenance manager at the Home Depot flight department and member of the NBAA Safety Committee. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on the importance of maintaining professionalism .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Register Today for EBACE2014
The 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014), which runs from May 20 to 22, returns for the 14th consecutive year to Palexpo and Geneva International Airport in Switzerland. With about 12,000 attendees, 500 exhibitors and 50 state-of-the-art business aircraft on static display, EBACE is the premier business aviation event in Europe. There will also be several educational opportunities, focusing on the changing European operating environment, safety management systems, security requirements, airport and trans-Atlantic access issues and more. Register today for EBACE2014 .

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EBACE2014: Cabin Crew Conference Provides Educational Opportunities for Crewmembers
EBACE2014 will again feature the EBACE Cabin Crew Conference, an educational opportunity for cabin crewmembers and those who supply services to the cabin sector. The one-day conference is held on Monday, May 19, the day prior to the official opening of EBACE2014. Learn more about the EBACE Cabin Crew Conference and register .

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ABACE2014 Student Day Highlighted Career Opportunities Within Industry
Introducing high school and college students to potential careers within business aviation is a global imperative for growing the industry. In the tradition of similar gatherings at NBAA events in the United States and Europe, the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2014) welcomed approximately 100 Chinese aviation university students to Student Day, which was held on April 17, the final day of ABACE2014. Hosted by NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), the ABACE2014 Student Day offered the opportunity for aviation-minded students to learn more about the scope of careers available within business aviation. Learn more about ABACE2014 Student Day .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Registration Open for NBAA's Van Nuys Regional Forum
Join more than 1,500 pilots, owners and industry professionals at the next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum on June 26 at the Van Nuys Airport in California. Hosted by TWC Aviation and Signature Flight Support, the forum will feature 95 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, along with nearly 20 business aircraft on static display. NBAA's Regional Forums bring together current and prospective business aircraft owners and operators with the manufacturers, vendors and suppliers they need to know. Register for the Van Nuys Regional Forum .

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Plan to Attend NBAA's Inaugural 'Insights Connection' on May 15
The new NBAA Insights Connection event series is designed to provide an opportunity, in addition to those traditionally available, for Members to talk with NBAA senior executives in person about issues affecting the business aviation community. The inaugural Insights Connection event will be held on May 15 at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook, NY, near Westchester County Airport (HPN), with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen participating. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is included. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected] .

 

FAA's New York-Area Business Aviation Forum Scheduled for May 8
The FAA is hosting a New York-area Business Aviation Forum on May 8 at the agency's Eastern Region Headquarters in Jamaica, NY from 8:30 a.m. to noon. FAA representatives from all local air traffic control facilities will be on hand to answer questions about operating in the New York Metropolitan Airspace. Officials will present updates on traffic flow management changes associated with the upcoming severe weather season, including use of the new Collaborative Trajectory Options Program, as well as specific ground and airspace issues at New York satellite airports. Attendees must RSVP by May 5 to be added to the approved security list to enter the FAA facility. RSVP to NBAA Air Traffic Services' Dean Snell at [email protected] .

 

 

REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

May 1, 2014
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Safety Standdown
Ashburn, VA
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May 2, 2014
Southern California Aviation Assn. College Roundtable
Van Nuys, CA
 

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May 2, 2014
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Annual Meeting
Stone Mountain, GA
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May 6, 2014
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
St. Paul, MN
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May 6, 2014
Northern California Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
San Jose, CA
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May 6, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
San Diego, CA
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NBAA NEWS

Register Now for Free Webinar to Help Manage Weather Risk
New weather forecasting technologies and probabilistic weather information, which can help operators determine the risk of flying into thousands of airports worldwide, will be the topic of a free NBAA webinar taking place this week. "Managing Weather Risk" is set for 1 p.m. (EDT), on Tuesday, April 29, and NBAA Members can register for the session right up until start time. The one-hour webinar, sponsored by Jeppesen, is an opportunity for pilots, schedulers and dispatchers to learn how to look at the probabilities of a disruptive weather event at a particular airport and decide whether a flight there is worth the risk. Learn more about the webinar and register .

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NBAA Promotes Summer Internships
With summer approaching, NBAA is preparing for another round of interns and encouraging Members to consider setting up their own internship programs. Internships help prepare students for business aviation careers by exposing them to the inner workings of the industry, burnishing their customer service skills and providing unparalleled networking opportunities. "Summer internships are an effective way to foster future aviation professionals, and they benefit prospective employers, as well as students," said Sarah Wolf, NBAA senior manager for security and facilitation. Read more about the value of providing internships .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

New Scholarship Applications Online for Undergraduate Aviation Students
NBAA announces four scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students studying aviation. The NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship annually awards $2,500 to an undergraduate aerospace engineering or aeronautical systems maintenance engineering major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship annually awards $5,000 to an undergraduate student enrolled in an aviation management program at a University Aviation Association (UAA) member school. The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship awards $4,500 to undergraduate students enrolled at NBAA/UAA-member institutions, and the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship awards $1,000 to undergraduates at those institutions. Learn more about these scholarships and apply .

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NBAA Names Recipients of Maintenance Scholarships
NBAA's Maintenance Committee last week announced the 2014 recipients of the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at the Association's Maintenance Management Conference, held April 22 to 24 in Tampa, FL. Dedicated to the promotion of technical education and training for maintenance personnel in the business aviation industry, the Maintenance TRACS program is open to current and aspiring A&P mechanics, and also to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation. Review the Maintenance TRACS recipients .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Professionalism Among NBAA Committee's Top Safety Focus Areas

The NBAA Safety Committee is working on a number of deliverables regarding professionalism, including recommendations for best practices and a personal checklist being designed to keep the issue top-of-mind for business aviation operators. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

June 26, 2014
NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
Van Nuys, CA

Sept. 18, 2014
NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
Dallas, TX

Oct. 19–20, 2014
Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Orlando, FL

Oct. 21–23, 2014
Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014)
Orlando, FL






 

NBAA BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT

Take Advantage of NBAA's IBAC Membership


Through the Association's membership in the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), NBAA Members gain representation in the international aviation community, publication discounts and other benefits, such as the IBAC Aircrew Identification Card. The popular Aircrew ID Card is valued by operators because it helps airport officials identify business aircraft aircrews and expedite clearance and security procedures during international travel.

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