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Issue #14-19, May 12, 2014

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TOP NEWS

FAA Cuts Paperwork for ADS-B Approvals
The FAA has created a new and more efficient operations authorization for U.S.-registered aircraft in order to comply with early automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) directives mandated by a growing number of other countries, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. The original authorization, designated A353, had to be approved by the responsible flight standards district offices, regional office and by multiple branches at FAA headquarters. According to the FAA, in earlier years, the A353 process was adequate since the agency was receiving fewer than 10 applications a year. However, air navigation service providers in the Asia-Pacific region had ADS-B mandates go into effect in December 2013, requiring "state-of-registry" compliance. The FAA's decision to issue OpSpec/MSpec/LOA A153 has cut the length of the application from 200 to 20 pages, "reducing the burden on the operator and decreasing the time period to process applications." Learn more about the new process for ADS-B approvals .

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New EU-Wide Safety Authorization Required for U.S. Part 135 Operators
The European Commission has adopted a new regulation that requires commercial air transport (CAT) operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known as "third-country operators" (TCOs), to obtain a single EU-wide safety authorization to fly to, from or within the EU. CAT operators include all airlines and charter operators, including U.S. Part 135 operations. "While the goal of a single safety standard across the entire EU is a laudable goal, NBAA remains wary of the new burden this new requirement will place on small companies," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president of regulatory and international affairs. "NBAA staff have met with EASA officials to explain our concerns, and we have told them that we will be closely watching how this requirement is rolled out." Read more about the new requirement for TCOs .

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GAMA: Business Jet, Piston Shipments Remain Strong in First Quarter of 2014
Recently released General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) data for the first quarter of 2014, show that business jet shipments were up 19.4 percent over the same period last year, as airframe makers delivered 154 new jets. Piston airplane shipments jumped 21.4 percent, with 221 airplanes (202 singles and 19 multiengine aircraft) delivered in the first quarter. This positive showing still falls short of the piston peak in 2006, when manufacturers shipped 600 aircraft in the first quarter. Read more about GAMA's report .

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To Get Ahead in Business Aviation, Be Present and Prepared
As aviation students prepare for graduation at colleges throughout the country, many may be wondering how they will get ahead once they start their business aviation careers. The same goes for more established aviation professionals further along in their careers. "Because flight departments are sometimes small and far from the core of the company's main business, it's often tough to get ahead," Steve Brechter, senior advisor for operations at Gray Stone Advisors said. "We're off by ourselves and out of the mainstream. We need other, perhaps unconventional tactics, to advance our careers." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on how to get ahead in business aviation .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Bolen Reminds Washington: Don't Use Business Aviation to Score Political Points
As this year's midterm elections approach, politicians on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are attempting to advance their agenda with mischaracterizations of business aviation. Many in Washington – from President Obama to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp – can claim to propose closing a "loophole" by changing the depreciation schedule for business aircraft. "Yet every time these proposals are examined," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, "they fail the substance test." In addition to directly contacting policymakers, NBAA has recently published advocacy pieces on behalf of the industry in the papers like The New York Times. Read more about NBAA's advocacy work .

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No Plane No Gain Resources Highlight Business Aviation's Value in Virginia
Highlighting the benefits of the state's business aviation resources to government officials and agencies was a key theme of a recent Virginia Department of Aviation open house, and organizers employed several NBAA resources to help share that message. "In short, we help the state conduct business most efficiently," said Steve Harris, director of flight operations and safety division for the Virginia Department of Aviation. "Virginia is a long state, and by ground it's a day-long affair to go from one end to the other. Many of the personnel flying with us say that they couldn't do business without us." Copies of NBAA's Business Aviation Fact Book and Top Ten advocacy publications were distributed to the approximately 100 attendees at the event to further demonstrate the industry's significance to Virginia. Read more .

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FEATURED STORY

Flying to Brazil? Make Advance Planning Your Goal
The world's largest soccer tournament, the 2014 World Cup, will be held from June 12 to July 13 in cities across Brazil. Big events always magnify the transportation pinch points of host locales, and the World Cup is expected to drive a 60 percent jump in non-airline flights during the tournament. As NBAA's International Operations Committee advises, operators traveling to Brazil for whatever reason should learn local procedures, including for visas and medical certification; seek out weather briefings that cover volcanic activity in the Andes; and generally be prepared for processes to take longer. Read more about flying to Brazil in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) is taking place next week in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 20 to 22. EBACE is the premier event for the European business aviation community, with about 12,000 industry attendees reviewing the latest offerings from nearly 500 vendors and suppliers around the world, nearly 50 state-of-the-art aircraft on static display and valuable education sessions. EBACE2014 attendees are invited to a coffee social on May 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Stand 1517 in Hall 4. To avoid lines at the Palexpo convention center, .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Bolen to Speak at NBAA's Inaugural 'Insights Connection' on May 15
NBAA is launching an Insights Connection event series designed to provide a new opportunity for Members to talk with NBAA senior executives in person about issues affecting the business aviation community. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Insights Connection to be held on May 15 at the Westchester Hilton in Rye Brook, NY, near Westchester County Airport (HPN). Admission is free, the event begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is included. RSVP and learn more about NBAA's Insights Connection event in New York .

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NBAA's Second Insights Connection Comes to St. Louis on June 6
Following the inaugural event on May 15, NBAA will host a second Insights Connection on June 6 at Monsanto's hangar, 18500 Edison Ave., Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) in Chesterfield, MO. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served between 6 and 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown. Admission is free, and operators in the Greater St. Louis area and throughout the Midwest are encouraged to attend. To encourage a productive Q&A session, the Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association is collecting questions in advance at [email protected] . RSVP and learn more about NBAA's Insights Connection event in St. Louis .

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Nevada Supreme Court Rules on Interstate Commerce Exemption
A recently published Nevada Supreme Court opinion clarifies the requirements for the application to aircraft of the interstate commerce exemption from Nevada sales and use tax. In Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. vs. Nevada Department of Taxation, the court considered a sales tax refund claim made by Harrah's. Chris Younger, a partner with GKG Law who focuses his practice on business aircraft transactions as well as issues relating to federal and state taxation and regulation of business aircraft ownership and operations, wrote about the decision. Read more .

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Teterboro Hosting June 10 Webinar on Operations Issues
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will host a flightcrew webinar on June 10 at 11 a.m. to clear up operational confusion at Teterboro Airport (TEB) due to ongoing construction as well as existing altitude and heading restrictions that are sometimes problematic. An agenda will be finalized in the next couple weeks and distributed to any interested participants. To make the webinar as productive as possible, and focus on issues of most concern to flight crews, airport administrators are requesting input from frequent operators to/from TEB. To suggest issues for discussion, or for more information, contact the Port Authority's Pam Philips at [email protected] .

 


The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) is urging operators flying to and from East Hampton Airport (HTO) to adhere to the published noise abatement procedure. With community pressure mounting to ban helicopters altogether at HTO, operators are encouraged to fly the routes precisely, adhering to the recommended altitudes and using the best rate of climb/descent that does not interfere with passenger and crew safety or comfort. East Hampton officials are doing daily compliance checks, identifying operators that do not comply. .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

May 21, 2014
Utah Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Benefit 
Salt Lake City, UT
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May 22, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Daytona Beach, FL
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June 2–4, 2014
Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training Safety Smackdown
San Antonio, TX
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June 2–3, 2014
Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training Owner-Flown Symposium
San Antonio, TX
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June 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
San Antonio, TX; New Castle, DE
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Sept. 17, 2014
Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Assn. Charity Tournament
Seattle, WA
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Business Aviation Insider

 

NBAA NEWS

Book Your Hotel for NBAA's Van Nuys Regional Forum in June
There are only a couple of weeks left to take advantage of the NBAA discounted room rate for the Business Aviation Regional Forum in Van Nuys, CA, taking place on June 26. While there are many great hotels in the area, NBAA has narrowed it down to five locations with exclusive rates just for attendees. The forum has a sold-out exhibit floor with more than 95 vendors, 20 business aircraft on static display, numerous education sessions and more than 1,500 operators and prospective buyers. Book a Van Nuys Regional Forum hotel room .

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Flight technicians are expected to be just as well versed in preparing the in-flight food as they are in maintaining the airplane. At NBAA's 2014 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, June 19 to 21, in West Palm Beach, FL, attendees will learn tips to improve catering orders, ensure excellent food service and enhance cabin safety and security. In addition to high-quality programming, the conference also provides an opportunity to network with peers and meet with vendors. .

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NBAA Seeks PDP Course Providers for 2015
NBAA is seeking presenters for Professional Development Program (PDP) courses to be held in conjunction with NBAA events in 2015, in addition to a two-day dispatch recurrent class offered at next year's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. NBAA's PDP courses help business aviation professionals better serve their flight departments, as well as prepare for the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam. Individuals and organizations interesting in providing PDP courses or a dispatch recurrent class should contact NBAA's Tyler Austin at [email protected] . Learn more about NBAA's PDP and review program objectives .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Deadlines Approaching for NBAA Scholarship Applications
NBAA is currently accepting applications for a wide range of scholarships whose application deadlines are this summer or fall. "These NBAA programs will provide tens of thousands of dollars to help promising aviation students realize their career goals," said Jay Evans, NBAA's director of professional development. "We strongly encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities by submitting applications." Learn more about scholarships available to aviation students .

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Flight Operations Workshop Offered in Lead Up to Flight Attendants Conference
NBAA is presenting a Flight Operations Manual Workshop on June 16 and 17 in West Palm Beach, FL, in conjunction with the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference. This interactive, two-day PDP course draws from participants' experiences to provide a deeper understanding of how flight departments really work. The workshop will cover all the essentials for drafting a successful flight operations manual: standard operating procedures, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, safety management systems and more. Register for the workshop now .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

NBAA Can Help Graduates Get Ahead in Business Aviation

Steve Brechter, senior advisor for operations at Gray Stone Advisors, said that for those who aspire to careers in aviation management, being aligned with NBAA offers a "resource-laden world of opportunities." Brechter pointed to the Certified Aviation Manager program as one example. "Certainly, if you aspire to being an aviation manager, that's what you need to do," he said. "Aviation managers of the new millennium are very different people than they were 20 or 30 years ago. The skill sets are very different." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

May 15, 2014
Insights Connection
Rye Brook, NY

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

June 5, 2014
Regional Leadership Roundtable
San Antonio, TX

June 6, 2014
Insights Connection
St. Louis, MO

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






 

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