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Issue #14-24, June 16, 2014

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TOP NEWS

NBAA Welcomes House Hearing Seeking Greater Clarity on NextGen Specifics
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen submitted written comments last week before a hearing by the U.S. House Small Business Committee regarding implementation by the FAA of a satellite-based, "NextGen" air traffic control network. The hearing focused on the potential challenges for small businesses in the general aviation community in complying with an FAA mandate that all aircraft be equipped with ADS-B technologies by Jan. 1, 2020. "We know that a modernized system will boost its capacity – something especially important to business aviation, because we have seen that when airspace and airports become constrained, business aviation tends to get pushed out of those areas," Bolen said. However, he cautioned that several requirements under the FAA's equipage mandate remain unclear. Read more of Bolen's letter to the committee on NextGen .

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NBAA Continues Tradition of Supporting Special Olympics Airlift
About 100 business airplanes transported Special Olympics athletes from around the country to New Jersey on June 14 as part of the 7th Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift. For more than 10 hours on June 14, a business aircraft arrived or took off at Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) every three or four minutes, carrying more than 700 athletes to the games. "It's all possible because of business aircraft owners that donate their planes, fuel and crews, who volunteer to fly the missions," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who was on hand as a volunteer supporting the event. "You get a true sense of individuals and the industry giving back." Learn more and view photos of the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift .

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FBI's $10,000 Reward Program to Thwart Laser Attacks Expanded Nationwide
The FBI will take nationwide a program that offers up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those who aim a laser at an aircraft. The reward is available for 90 days in all 56 FBI field offices. A test of the program in a dozen cities in February showed a 19 percent drop in "lasing" of aircraft in those areas, according to the bureau. "We're pleased to see the FBI expand this effective program to all airports after the successful initial public awareness campaign," said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, regulatory and international affairs. Read more about the FBI's expanded laser attack reward program .

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Mastering Cockpit Technology Essential for Safe Operations
Flight management systems technologies, especially when newly adopted, can be major distractions for flight crews, cause runway incursions and lead to confusion in flight, according to the NBAA Safety Committee, which has named technology management as one of its 2014 Top Safety Focus Areas. "When pilots step into a new avionics suite, it's not an evolution, it's a transformation," said Gray Stone Advisors Principal James Lara, a member of the NBAA Safety Committee. "In order to make that leap, you really need to have significant study and professional instruction to be competent and safe." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on the importance of understanding cockpit technology .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Bolen to Wall Street Journal: Business Aviation Helps Grow Our Economy
When a story in The Wall Street Journal recently mischaracterized business aircraft as simply a "perk" for many company leaders, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was quick to respond. Noting that key personnel may be required to use the company aircraft in order to keep tight schedules, Bolen added that business aircraft still provide "the most effective way for top companies to talk to customers, open markets and solidify business relationships in an increasingly global economy." Read Bolen's full letter to the editor .

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FEATURED STORY

Cabin Professionals: Prepare for the Step to International Travel
For business aviation flight attendants, transitioning from domestic flying to international trips can be a big jump, with unique medical, food safety and security risks. Experts from NBAA's Flight Attendants Committee also recommend training in cultural differences, which they've built into this week's Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference , taking place from June 19 to 21 in West Palm Beach, FL. "At last year's conference, we started a series on service and cultural awareness called 'Around the World in 20 Minutes,' and we're doing it again this year," said committee member Terri Fuhrmann. It's not too late to register for the conference, and read more about preparing for international travel in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Flying to Brazil During the World Cup? NBAA Can Help Plan Your Trip
The FIFA World Cup, which opened last week and runs through July 13, is the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the senior men's national teams from the 208 member associations of FIFA. NBAA has published resources to help companies whose business plans will take them to Brazil during the competition. For more information, review NBAA's Business Aviation Insider article and 2014 FIFA World Cup resource page .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Van Nuys Forum to Cover Tax Issues for Operators in Western States
The intricacies of aircraft tax policies – and how to navigate them to your advantage – will be the topic of an invaluable session for aircraft owners and operators attending the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum on June 26 in Van Nuys, CA. The seminar will focus specifically on tax policies in the western states of California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. "From learning how to properly use available exemptions to dealing with property taxes, this session will provide critical information for owners and operators," said Scott O'Brien, NBAA senior manager, finance and tax policy. Learn more about the tax session at the VNY forum .

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There's Still Time to Register for NBAA's Van Nuys Regional Forum
NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Van Nuys, CA is next Thursday, June 26. Those participating in the forum will have access to an aviation advocacy update from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen; more than 1,500 attendees; over 95 exhibitors; and 20 business aircraft on static display. The forum also features education sessions on Western state tax issues, FileSmart and best practices for fuel buying. Save time and avoid lines by registering early .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

June 19–21, 2014
Colorado Aviation Business Assn. Aviation Week Activities
Englewood, CO Area
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June 19, 2014
Chicago Area Business Aviation Assn. NextGen Maintenance Seminar
Glenview, IL
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June 24, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
New Castle, DE
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June 27, 2014
Ohio Regional Business Aviation Assn. Scholarship Benefit
Powell, OH
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Aug. 21, 2014
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Atlanta, GA
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Sept. 11, 2014
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Charity Tournament
Dulles, VA
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Van Nuys Regional Forum

 

NBAA NEWS

Florida-Based Flight Attendants and Flight Technicians: Join NBAA This Week in West Palm Beach
Take advantage of the premier professional development event for corporate flight attendants and flight technicians, and attend NBAA's Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, from June 19 to 21 in West Palm Beach, FL. The conference agenda has been specifically designed to provide business aviation cabin crews with the opportunity to network with peers, meet with vendors and participate in high-quality education sessions. Register for the conference .

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Celebrate Business Aviation With NBAA's Photo Contest
NBAA this month is hosting a photo contest to highlight the value business aviation brings to companies, communities and individuals throughout the country. All who submit photos by July 7 via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BizAvInAction and following the rules of the contest will be entered to win prizes. Submitted photos may be displayed in a photo gallery on NBAA's website, shared on NBAA social media channels and used in other ways to demonstrate how business aviation helps companies and communities across America. Read NBAA's photo contest rules and enter .

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The Association last week recorded its 20,000th follower on Twitter. Since joining the microblogging site in 2009, NBAA has used Twitter to relay news in real time not only to Members and others in the business aviation community, but also to elected officials and reporters with national and local news outlets. NBAA also uses Twitter to interact with attendees and exhibitors in real time at events throughout the year, including its flagship convention, which this year can be followed using the hashtag #NBAA14. In addition to Twitter, NBAA is active on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube. .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Last Chance to Register for Tuesday's Leadership Webinar
Tomorrow, June 17, NBAA is presenting a webinar with Professor Emeritus Jim Clawson of the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business titled "Leadership: Getting Below the Surface." Exploring themes in leadership that apply to flight departments, the webinar counts for Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) qualification or recertification credit. "We will cover issues of how we act and think strategically about the current state and future of the flight department, including such issues as how to lead teams and lead change," said Clawson. Pre-registration is required. Register for the webinar .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Instruction Needed to Master New Cockpit Technology

Pilots are usually left to their own devices when it comes to learning the nuances of new avionics suites, said NBAA Safety Committee member James Lara, and that could be a problem. "Only the foolhardy think they can jump into an aircraft with a new avionics suite without first going through the instruction required to obtain a full understanding of what it can do and how you can do it." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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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