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Issue #14-30, July 28, 2014

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TOP NEWS

NBAA's Bolen: Continued Certification Improvements 'Critical' to Business Aviation
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week submitted a statement to a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on U.S. aviation manufacturing challenges, emphasizing that certifications and approvals are fundamental to all aviation segments, and that further improvements are needed to support business aviation's environmental, economic and safety concerns. "Certification is critical to business aviation in terms of time, cost, efficiency and safety," Bolen said. "Improvements must continue to be made to the FAA's certification processes, including operator authorizations, operator certifications, and aircraft and parts certifications." Read Bolen's full written testimony on the importance of certification improvements .

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FAA Releases New Approval for ADS-B Out
The FAA has released the new approval for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast out (ADS-B Out) operations outside of U.S.-designated airspace. In the past, the relevant paragraph, A353, had to be signed off from offices at the local, regional and national FAA offices. The new paragraph, A153, can be approved at the local FSDO. Not only does A153 require fewer signatures, but also the application package is less than 10 percent of the size of A353. "This is a win for the industry," said NBAA Project Manager, Operations Brian Koester. "This will be very beneficial for operators trying to conduct flights in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and the South China Sea FIR where ADS-B Out operational approval is required for flights above FL290." Learn more about ADS-B Out .

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NBAA Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Michael Lawson as U.S. Representative to ICAO
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen welcomed the announcement last week that the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Michael A. Lawson as the U.S. representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), serving with the rank of ambassador. "NBAA commends the Senate for approving the nomination of Michael Lawson," Bolen said. "ICAO is a critical organization and we look forward to working with Michael as our chief U.S. representative." Read more about Lawson .

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NBAA Members Urged to Complete FAA's General Aviation Survey
NBAA Members that were invited earlier this year to take part in the FAA's annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA survey) are strongly encouraged to submit their completed forms at their earliest convenience. Full participation is vital to provide an accurate representation of general aviation and on-demand charter operations. The survey covers all of calendar year 2013. The annual GA survey is the FAA's primary source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown and the ways people use general aviation aircraft. Read more about the GA survey .

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Business Aviation Pilots Needed for New Technology Study
MITRE's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), the FAA's federally funded research and development center, is soliciting the help of pilots to assess new technology and flight-deck procedures, along with pilot roles and responsibilities during various research simulations. "Business aviation participation with CAASD's research and development permits us to influence changes in U.S. National Airspace System proactively, as opposed to offering our needed corrections after deployment," noted NBAA Access Committee member Richard Boll. Learn more about the pilot study .

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New NBAA Subcommittee's Focus On Weather Will Benefit Members, Other Operators
A new effort to improve the gathering and dissemination of weather information to general aviation operators was highlighted on July 21, as NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen announced the formation of a new NBAA Weather Subcommittee. "A lot of people, at every level, are dedicating their time and expertise to help us try and identify the best weather practices, and best weather information, so that together we can ultimately disseminate it," Bolen said. "Working together, we can collectively raise the bar and continue to enhance aviation safety, not just in the U.S., but around the world." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on NBAA's new Weather Subcommittee .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Kentucky Governor Proclaims July Aviation Appreciation Month
Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has again expressed his support for aviation by declaring July "Aviation Appreciation Month." This month's declaration is the second statewide recognition of general aviation (GA) in Kentucky, with the first coming in July 2010. "Aviation employs thousands of Kentuckians and accounts for $1.75 billion in economic activity, and aerospace led Kentucky exports in 2013 with $5.6 billion," the proclamation states. Beshear also singled out hospitals, commercial businesses, multiple large cargo facilities and state tourism as enterprises that benefit from aviation. Read more about aviation in Kentucky .

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FEATURED STORY

For the Owner-Pilot, Go/No-Go Decisions Can Be a Unique Challenge
For pilots who are also business leaders and aircraft owners, it can be difficult to explain a "no-go" decision to expectant customers or family members at the intended destination. Nevertheless, cancelling a flight could be the right decision because of weather, mechanical issues or the physical condition of the pilot. "Entrepreneurs tend to have a 'can do' attitude," said Eric Barfield, chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee. "It can take a certain amount of humility to tell your family or your colleagues that you're unable to make a planned flight." Single pilots and owner-operators attending this week's EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI can learn more by picking up a complimentary copy of the July/August issue of Business Aviation Insider at NBAA's tent on the flight line, or read the full article online in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Aviation Community Helps Child With Lymphoma Get Home
Quick action on the part of the aviation and legal communities helped a critically ill 3-year-old boy return home to Columbia, SC from the Republic of Cyprus, where his family had been living. Gabriel Fleming was diagnosed in June with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and the family needed to return to the U.S. for advanced care. Flight instructor, former airline pilot and attorney Everett McMillian and others searched for a general aviation flight to take Fleming and his family from Cyprus back to the U.S. "Knowing the broad scope of resources that NBAA, AOPA and other aviation interests have, we reached out to them and immediately received a windfall of responses." McMillan said. Read more about Fleming's story .

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EBACE2014 Safety Workshop Presentations Now Available Online
This year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2014) featured a one-day Safety Workshop leading up to the full convention in Geneva, Switzerland. Moderated by NBAA's Doug Carr and the European Business Aviation Association's Brian Humphries, the program focused on stabilized approaches, safe go-arounds, human factors, fatigue management and more top safety issues. The presentations delivered at the EBACE Safety Workshop are now available for download in PDF format, with detailed material from Eurocontrol, the European Aviation Safety Agency and other industry experts. Download the EBACE Safety Workshop presentations .

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REGIONAL NEWS

NBAA Returns to Wittman Field for 2014 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Thousands of pilots and enthusiasts will visit Oshkosh, WI beginning today for the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA's) 2014 AirVenture Oshkosh. In what has become an annual tradition, NBAA will once again have its white tent along the flight line at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) for Members and non-members alike to visit with NBAA staff and learn more about the Association. "First and foremost, we want to make sure people know who we are, and that there is a voice for people using aircraft for business," said Kirby Konz, NBAA project manager, marketing. A drawing for a free pass to NBAA's 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) will be held each day of AirVenture. Learn more about NBAA's presence in Oshkosh .

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Westchester County Airport Localizer Upgrades Continue
Due to an instrument landing system upgrade, Westchester County Airport (HPN), in White Plains, NY, will experience an outage of its Runway 34 localizer from now through Aug. 23. During this localizer outage, operators can expect either the RNAV GPS Y or the Sound Visual to be the primary approach to Runway 34 when HPN is on a north configuration. Learn more .

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High Intensity Lights at Levi's Stadium Near SJC a Potential Hazard
The FAA has advised that stadium lighting and large jumbotron screens at Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, may cause a visibility hazard for pilots. The stadium is located 2.1 nautical miles north of San Jose International Airport (SJC), off the SJC VORTAC 309 Radial at 2 DME. It is situated along the arrival path for Runways 12L/R and is visible when arriving or departing from Runways 30L/R. During scheduled events and lighting tests, there is increased potential for glare and distraction to pilots from stadium lights and two jumbotron screens (facing north and south), which emit high intensity lighting. The visibility hazard may exist within 2,000 feet vertically and 12,000 feet laterally of the light source. Read the FAA NOTAM on the stadium lighting .

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Main Runway Closure Scheduled for Morristown Municipal in Early August
As part of an ongoing, multi-year runway rehabilitation project, the main runway at Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) in New Jersey will be closed from Aug. 4 at 7 a.m. to Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. While Runway 5/23 is closed, the airport authority anticipates a temporary change in aircraft operations in the vicinity and increased usage of the secondary runway, Runway 13/31. The rehabilitation project is intended to replace existing infrastructure over ten years. It does not include any runway extensions or airport expansions. For more information on the temporary closure, contact MMU airport authorities at (973) 538-6400, ext. 122 or [email protected] .

 

 

REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

July 31, 2014
Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Assn. Networking BBQ  
Seattle, WA
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Aug. 7, 2014
Utah Business Aviation Assn. Airspace Update Luncheon
Salt Lake City, UT
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Aug. 19, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Tukwila, WA
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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. 16, 2014
Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Assn. Meeting 
Seattle, WA
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Sept. 17, 2014
Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Assn. Charity Golf Event
Seattle, WA
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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

Political Duo Carville, Matalin to Return to NBAA Convention
Attendees at NBAA2014 will have front-row seats to the latest debate on hot-button political issues, courtesy of power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin. This will be the fourth NBAA convention appearance for the pundits, who most recently spoke at NBAA2012. Carville and Matalin are slated to appear in an hour-long moderated discussion, "All's Fair: Love, War and Politics," during the second-day opening session on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Read more about Carville and Matalin .

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Book Exhibit Space for Business Aviation's Biggest Event
Business aviation products and services providers are invited to exhibit at NBAA2014 from Oct. 21 to 23 in Orlando, FL. Those who attend 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. NBAA2014 is the year's best opportunity to showcase aviation products and services, meet qualified buyers from more than 90 countries and get business done for the year ahead. Book exhibit space for NBAA2014 online .

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Journalists: Gold Wing Award Entries Due This Week
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 this Thursday, 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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NBAA Seeks Candidates for Fall Intern Position
The Association currently has an opportunity for undergraduate students for a paid, 10-week fall internship. Candidates should be enthusiastic about aviation, detail-oriented and prepared to put customer service first. The intern will work predominantly with NBAA's Conventions & Membership division, but will support all divisions across the Association. The internship, which can be full or part time, is an ideal opportunity to learn about the business aviation industry and working for a trade association. NBAA is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, view the complete job description online .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NBAA Scholarship Applications Due This Week
NBAA Charities is offering four scholarships – with applications due this Thursday, 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. Learn more and apply for these scholarships .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

NBAA Takes Weather Planning to the Next Level

NBAA works daily on weather-related issues, and it has one of its Air Traffic Services specialists – John Kosak – representing business aviation on the FAA Collaborative Decision Making Weather Evaluation subteam. "The formation of our new Weather Subcommittee, part of NBAA's long-standing Access Committee, is the next logical step for NBAA's involvement," said NBAA President and CEO Bolen. 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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