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Issue #14-29, July 21, 2014

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TOP NEWS

As FAA Plans Integration of UAS, NBAA Closely Monitors, Coordinates With Government
The FAA said it expects that by Aug. 31 it will take the first step toward codifying the agency's five-year phased plan to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System. Congress mandated that the FAA fully integrate UAS by September 2015 as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Bob Lamond, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure, participates in the FAA's UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and he recently shared his thoughts about the latest developments on UAS integration. Read more about UAS integration .

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NextGen: What Does It Mean for Business Aviation?
Steve Brown, NBAA's chief operating officer, has a unique perspective on the ongoing transition of the nation's aviation system to a satellite-based Next Generation (NextGen) system, having previously served as the FAA's vice president of operations planning and associate administrator for air traffic services. Recently, Brown answered several questions about what the continuing implementation of NextGen will mean for business aviation, including concerns he has about the technical aspects of NextGen. Read more on Brown's thoughts about NextGen .

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The FAA recently announced that nine potential replacement fuel proposals for 100 low-lead (100LL) aviation fuel were submitted for consideration by the agency. NBAA is part of a coalition of groups participating in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), a joint industry-government effort to facilitate the development and deployment of unleaded aviation fuels for piston-engine GA aircraft. "We are very pleased to see the PAFI achieve this milestone, on schedule, as it continues through a highly structured process to identify and develop an unleaded avgas solution," said Eli Cotti, NBAA director, technical operations. .

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NBAA Establishes New Weather Subcommittee, With FAA Officials on Hand
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen announced the formation of a new NBAA group dedicated to facilitating improvements in aviation weather information and flight safety. "NBAA wants to fully support the general aviation weather initiatives of the FAA and other government agencies, including ways to improve current and predictive weather information," said Bolen, speaking at the Friends & Partners of Aviation Weather forum in Washington, DC, where FAA officials were on hand. A goal for the new subcommittee is to provide a mechanism for everyone in the aviation weather user community to discuss and find consensus with the FAA and National Weather Service on identifying and meeting the most critical weather information needs of general aviation operators. Read more about the new weather subcommittee .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

When Congress Takes a Break, NBAA's Advocacy Efforts Continue
In the nation's capital, summer is usually the time when lawmakers to leave town and head back to their home states and districts. At NBAA, it's also a good time to talk about the benefits of business aviation, said Dick Doubrava, NBAA's vice president of government affairs. "We try to take the opportunity – especially during the August congressional recess – to do outreach with airports, local officials and NBAA Members," said Doubrava. "We work closely with other aviation organizations to advocate and educate throughout the country. We try to hit all the meetings and conferences to talk with people who work in this industry as well." One such summer meeting was the recent the General Aviation Issues and Security Conference, which was hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives in Pittsburgh, PA. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on NBAA's recent advocacy efforts .

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Scottsdale, AZ Mayor Says, 'No Plane, No Gain'
Last month, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane lauded the success of Scottsdale Airpark, issuing a proclamation declaring June as General Aviation Appreciation Month in the city. He noted that the 8.5-square-mile airpark, with its 8,000-foot-long runway, now hosts about 2,200 companies and employs 48,000 people, 28 percent of all the city's working residents. In fact, it is now the second largest employment center in the state. Read more about the Scottsdale Airpark's contribution to business in Arizona .

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FEATURED STORY


Nearly every modern professional uses social media – such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – and business aviation professionals are no exception. However, flight department and charter employees are often entrusted with confidential information. Simply posting a picture during a trip can inadvertently disclose negotiations for a major business deal to competitors. "Technology is blurring the line between personal and professional," said Charlie LeBlanc, vice chair of the NBAA Security Council. "Employers need to establish expectations regarding acceptable use of social media." Read about security risks and policy for social media the .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FAA Issues New NOTAM for Ukraine
In the wake of a tragic airliner missile strike last week, the FAA has issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information regions. This action expands an earlier prohibition of U.S. flight operations over the Crimean region of Ukraine and adjacent areas of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Read more about the NOTAM for Ukraine .

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No Plane No Gain Message in View at Upcoming Embry-Riddle Chinese GA Symposium
Organizers of an upcoming forum, which will focus on the development of a robust general aviation infrastructure in China, recently ordered 25 copies of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign's Top Ten booklet, as well as several dozen of the popular No Plane No Gain lapel pins, to highlight campaign themes to visiting dignitaries and other participants. Scheduled to take place in August and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, the two-day symposium will include nearly two dozen students participating in classes as part of the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program, a partnership between the U.S. government and industry partners to promote aviation industry-wide cooperation between the two countries. Learn more about the symposium and the No Plane No Gain campaign .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Regional Business Aviation Groups Plan Summer Safety Events
Several regional business aviation groups are providing in-depth safety programming in the coming weeks. Organizations in Georgia, Southern California and Tampa Bay are among those holding aviation-safety education events over the summer, several of which are building up a strong annual tradition. Other opportunities will be available in Cincinnati, OH; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; and Atlanta, GA. Read more about summer aviation safety events .

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Runway Closures Affecting Sonoma County Airport
As part of a runway safety improvement project at Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA, Runway 14/32 is closed until Oct. 15, and there will be a series of upcoming nighttime Runway 2/20 closures at the airport. The next scheduled nighttime closure runs this entire week, from 10:30 p.m. (PDT) to 6 a.m. (PDT). Phase 4 of this project, which begins on July 28, includes additional taxiway changes, such as a conversion of Runway 14/32 north of former Taxiway B (now Taxiway A4 and D) for use to taxi to and from Runway 20. In addition, there have been significant taxiway configuration changes that are not reflected in the current Jeppesen 10-9 airport diagram or the FAA AeroNav airport diagram. Read more about runway closures at STS .

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Charting Change in Error for Santa Monica Airport
On Thursday, July 24, the FAA will publish the KIMMO THREE Arrival. The route description for arriving aircraft was mistakenly changed to: "Depart DARTS INT heading 140, expect RADAR vectors to final approach course." FAA will issue a NOTAM at the same time as the KIMMO THREE Arrival goes into effect which changes the arrival route description for SMO to the following: "From over DARTS INT expect radar vectors to final approach course." The language in the FAA's Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is identical to that used in all previous versions of the KIMMO Arrival, and is not a change to operational practices. The NOTAM will remain in effect until the procedure is permanently changed. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at rlamond@nbaa.org .

 

REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

July 22, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Cincinnati, OH
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July 22, 2014
Michigan Business Aviation Assn. Golf Classic Benefitting Aviation Scholarships
Wixom, MI
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Aug. 7, 2014
Utah Business Aviation Assn. Airspace Update Luncheon
Salt Lake City, UT
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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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Sept. 18, 2014
Tampa Bay Aviation Assn. Safety Standdown
Tampa, FL
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Dallas Regional Forum September 2014

 

NBAA NEWS

Enterprise Holdings Executive Chairman, Industry Advocate Andy Taylor to Keynote NBAA2014
Andrew C. Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, and an advocate for business aviation, will be a featured speaker for the Opening General Session at NBAA's 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) on Oct. 21. Taylor is well qualified to speak to the value of aviation, given its role not only in his company's success, but in his personal and family history. Taylor's father, Jack, was a Naval aviator who flew an F6F Hellcat from the deck of the World War II ship USS Enterprise, the name Jack Taylor would bestow on the company he founded. Read more about Taylor and his participation in NBAA2014 .

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Reporters: Deadline Extended for Gold Wing Award Entries
The NBAA Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence is presented annually to trade or non-trade media for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation. The 2014 entry deadline has been extended to July 31, and all entries must be submitted via the secure online form. 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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Enter the Priority Lottery for Exhibiting at SDC2015 by Aug. 22
NBAA's 2015 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015) will return to California, Feb. 3 to 6, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. This is the premier event to meet the individuals who are directly responsible for the scheduling and dispatching of business aircraft, as well as procuring services for flight departments and on-demand charter operations throughout the world. Regardless of an organization's product or service offering, if schedulers and dispatchers are the target market – this is the best networking event of the year. To be included in the priority lottery, submit an exhibitor application by Aug. 22 .

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NBAA Board Revises Bylaws
The Association's Board of Directors recently approved revisions to NBAA's bylaws that adjust the timeline for nominating candidates for election to the Board as well as the process for electing select officers of the Association. Members may direct questions to NBAA's Corporate Secretary Benjamin Schwalen at bschwalen@nbaa.org . Review the current NBAA bylaws .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


NBAA Charities is offering four scholarships – with applications due July 31 – to undergraduate students studying business aviation. The Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship awards $5,000 to a student enrolled in an aviation management program at a University Aviation Association-member school. The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship awards $4,500 to students who have used business aviation to enhance the lives of others. The NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship awards $2,500 to an engineering or maintenance student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship awards $2,500 to one current and one upcoming A&P student. .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

NBAA Takes Part in GA Issues, Security Conference

The Association recently took part in the General Aviation Issues and Security Conference, hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives in Pittsburgh, PA. "The good news coming out of the conference was that general aviation airports are continuing to recover," said NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava. "We also talked about ongoing challenges. Chief among them is the pressure some airports are feeling from the communities they serve to curtail aviation activities or close altogether." Learn more 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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