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Issue #14-27, July 7, 2014

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TOP NEWS

NBAA Files Complaint With FAA on Santa Monica Airport Grant Assurance Obligations
NBAA and several other parties have filed a complaint with the FAA concerning California's embattled Santa Monica Airport (SMO). The complaint, formally filed on July 2 with the FAA Part 16 Airport Proceedings Docket, requests that the FAA clarify that the airport must continue to abide by its FAA grant assurances through August 2023 – to ensure vital aviation services and facilities remain intact. "The continuing attempts by the city of Santa Monica to close its community airport fly in the face of their legal obligations and disregard the importance of the airport as a general aviation gateway to Southern California," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the latest developments involving SMO .

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NBAA Continues to Refute Gannett Media Report Attacking GA Safety
Within hours after the June 18 publication of a sensationalist and misinformed USA Today article implying that general aviation (GA) is inherently unsafe, NBAA joined with other aviation stakeholders to aggressively challenge the aspersions cast by the series against GA manufacturers. However, the Association's efforts did not stop there in refuting the report, titled "Unfit for Flight." In all, more than 50 Gannett-owned newspapers ran all or part of the article attacking GA safety, so each one of those publications received an editorial response by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen setting the record straight. "The industry's continuing emphasis on the development of safety technologies, and a sustained focus on effective training for use of the equipment, is a big reason why aviation is among the safest forms of transportation," Bolen wrote. Learn more about NBAA's response .

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Newly Published Aircraft Transactions Guide Covers Regulatory, Financial Issues
Late last month, NBAA announced the release of its first-ever Aircraft Transactions Guide, a one-stop resource for owner-operators and flight departments planning to conduct an aircraft transaction. Covering issues that range from taxes to FAA regulatory considerations, the publication is not intended to replace transaction advisors but instead augment their advice and help Members make smart purchasing decisions. "With advance planning and knowledge of the questions to ask your advisors, we hope to help Members avoid costly pitfalls during the transaction process," said Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior manager for finance and tax policy, who managed the publication's production in conjunction with several industry volunteers on the Association's Tax Committee. Learn more about the Aircraft Transactions Guide .

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NBAA Names Chris Strong Senior Vice President, Conventions and Membership
NBAA on July 1 announced that Chris Strong, previously the Association's senior vice president, marketing and member services, has assumed the role of senior vice president, conventions and membership, replacing Kathleen Blouin, who stepped down from the role on June 30 . "Since Chris joined NBAA five years ago, he has not only been successful at building membership to a new, all-time high, but has also been instrumental in priority areas for the Association, like brand awareness and customer service," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more about this NBAA leadership change .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Summer a Good Time to Remind Your Elected Officials of Business Aviation's Value
While your representatives in Washington, DC are in their home districts for summer recess, let them know that their support of general aviation is of vital importance. NBAA's online Contact Congress resource helps people in business aviation make their voices heard about the policies most important to them. Members of Congress are most attentive to their constituents, and NBAA's online tools can help Association Members talk to elected officials, via email or Twitter, about proposed user fees, the FAA's proposed sleep apnea requirements, the importance of being a member of the General Aviation Caucus and more. Take action to support general aviation .

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FEATURED STORY

Your Flight Operation Enters the Smartphone Era: What Now?
There's no question that introducing smartphones and tablets can improve productivity in a paper-based flight department, but it does bring new challenges. There are regulatory guidelines to follow, for example. "Most FAR Part 91 operators are unaware that they are required to get an FAA letter of acceptance to implement electronic recordkeeping systems," said Nathan Winkle, secretary of the NBAA Maintenance Committee. There is also choosing the hardware, operating systems, policies and software for mobile device management and other considerations. The new Technology Issue of Business Aviation Insider has the story on how to avoid high-tech hiccups in the flight department. Printed copies are mailing to subscribers now, and Members may log in to view the digital edition of NBAA's magazine .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Mexico Lifts Some Restrictions on Non-Revenue Flights
Flying to and within Mexico just got much less restrictive for U.S. and foreign-based operators flying aircraft listed on a charter certificate but conducting private, non-revenue operations to Mexico. The Mexican aviation agency, DGAC, recently made changes to previous rules put in place on April 7 of this year. The new rules clarify that operators with aircraft listed on a charter certificate are once again allowed to operate those same aircraft to Mexico as private, non-revenue flights. Read more about changes to Mexico's flight restrictions .

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NBAA Third-Country Operator Webinar to Feature EASA Expert
The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) recently published regulations regarding the new third-country operator (TCO) authorization, which requires U.S. Part 135 and other commercial operators to receive a single EU-wide safety authorization to fly to, from or within the EU, including some parts of the Caribbean. A planned NBAA webinar on July 30 will feature Andreas Cordes, EASA's team leader for third-country operators, who will discuss the new requirement, the operator application and EASA evaluation processes, along with many related issues. Read more about NBAA's EU TCO webinar and register .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Auburn Aviation Soars as University Announces New Aviation Center
Auburn University is creating a new aviation center, which will oversee the school's flight training operation and strengthen the school's existing professional flight management and aviation management degree programs. The center will also offer students additional opportunities to interact with industry representatives in order to determine their own career paths. The announcement of the new aviation center comes about a year after Auburn officials, amid outcry from current and former students, reversed a decision to outsource flight training and "sunset" its aviation management programs. Read more about Auburn's new aviation center .

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NBAA Welcomes Grassroots Effort to Showcase Aviation's Value in Colorado
Colorado aviation enthusiasts should soon be able to show their support for the industry's value every time they get in their vehicle, thanks to a collaborative campaign by a number of Colorado aviation associations. The Support Colorado Aviation Project is seeking to raise awareness about the importance of aviation to the state by having a special group license plate issued and available for purchase. The bright and attractive license plate graphic depicts a variety of aircraft, from business airplanes and helicopters to hot air balloons and commercial airliners. Read more about the Colorado aviation license plates .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

July 8, 2014
Northern California Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Mountain View, CA
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June 9, 2014
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
St. Paul, MN
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July 10, 2014
Chicago Area Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Wheeling, IL
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July 15, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Alexandria, VA
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July 17, 2014
Ohio Regional Business Aviation Assn. Schedulers & Dispatchers Seminar
Columbus, OH
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Aug. 21, 2014
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Atlanta, GA
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NBAA NEWS

Now Is the Time to Book Exhibit Space for NBAA2014 in Orlando
NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), to be held from Oct. 21 to 23 in Orlando, FL, is the best opportunity to showcase aviation products and services, meet qualified buyers from more than 90 countries and get business done for the year ahead. The attendees who come to NBAA's convention spend an average of 10 hours visiting exhibits over three days, and 84 percent have final say or recommend products for purchase. On average, 36 percent of attendees are first-time visitors. Sign up to exhibit at NBAA2014 .

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Media Advisory: Entries Due for 2014 Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence
The NBAA Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence is presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation, by trade or nontrade media. This year, all entries must be submitted via a secure online form no later than July 15. This award program provides an opportunity for journalists to showcase their most important work, increase awareness of their publisher and demonstrate the true value of journalism and business aviation. Submit a Gold Wing Award entry .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Applications for NBAA's College, A&P Scholarships Due July 31
Aviation undergraduate students and students in A&P technical programs are invited to submit applications for NBAA scholarships by July 31. Programs currently accepting applications include the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship and the NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship. Generously supported by industry donors, NBAA's scholarship program offers nearly $100,000 annually in tuition reimbursement for students. Learn more and download scholarship applications .

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Save the Date for NBAA's 2015 Maintenance Management Conference
Maintenance technicians, directors of maintenance and owner/operators should make plans to attend next year's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2015) from May 5 to 7 in Portland, OR. Designed to boost the job performance of anyone responsible for managing business aircraft maintenance, this event features high-quality programming, as well as the latest products and services in the industry. Reserve the date now, and for conference details, including the agenda and registration, check the MMC2015 web page .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

New Aircraft Transactions Guide a Useful Tool for Smaller Operations

When developing its new Aircraft Transactions Guide, NBAA wanted to ensure that it was relevant and useful to company flight operations of all sizes, and in fact the guide is especially useful to smaller flight departments and owner-operators, reports Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior manager for finance and tax policy. "You may not have a staff of in-house attorneys or accountants, so the guide will give you an idea of the right questions to ask," he said. O'Brien also pointed out that the guide is a useful resource for in-house attorneys who may know everything about their companies but perhaps are not as familiar with the intricacies of aircraft transactions. Learn more about NBAA's newest publication in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

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

Oct. 19, 2014
PDP Course: Community Relations
Orlando, FL

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

Oct. 19–20, 2014
PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
Orlando, FL

Oct. 19–20, 2014
PDP Course: Aviation Human Factors
Orlando, FL

Oct. 19–20, 2014
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Orlando, FL

Oct. 20, 2014
PDP Course: Conducting Valuable Performance Reviews
Orlando, FL

Oct. 20, 2014
Single-Pilot Safety Standdown
Orlando, FL

Oct. 20, 2014
Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Course
Orlando, FL

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

Oct. 24–25, 2014
PDP Course: IS-BAO Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Orlando, FL






 

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