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Issue #14-32, Aug. 11, 2014

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TOP NEWS

At Washington Aviation Forum, Bolen Says NextGen Focus Is 'Staying the World's Best'
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, speaking on Aug. 7 at a panel on airspace modernization, described the challenge of NextGen as how to transform the nation's air traffic system for the future without compromising what is currently "the best air transportation system in the world." "The business aviation community has been an advocate for NextGen, because we see it as an essential part of the U.S. staying the world's best, safest, most diverse, complex and most efficient air transportation system," he told an audience of industry leaders attending the 60th Air Safety Forum sponsored by the Air Line Pilots Association in Washington, DC. Read more and review video of Bolen's statement .

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Industry Data Suggests Business Aviation Turnaround Gaining Traction
Strong growth in business jet deliveries, and a modest rise in piston aircraft shipments, helped propel the overall market for new general aviation aircraft to a modest 4.8 percent gain in total deliveries and 4.5 percent increase in total billings in the first six months of 2014, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Business jet shipments in the first half of 2014 increased to 318 aircraft from 283 in the first six months of 2013, a 12.4 percent improvement. Piston deliveries rose 4 percent in the period to 520 aircraft from 500 the year before. Turboprop deliveries declined slightly to 272 aircraft from 276, a 1.4 percent decline. Learn more .

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New Training Management Systems Tool Designed to Enhance Safety
To assist in the development of superior airmanship skills, the NBAA Safety Committee's Training Advisory Subcommittee is developing an online Training Management Systems Tool. It's an effort to incorporate training concepts and the sort of organization flight departments have become familiar with, thanks to the safety management system concept put forth by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations. "The idea is to show flight operators how to incorporate training as a tool to mitigate risk," said Steve Charbonneau, deputy chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee and the senior manager of aviation training and standards at Altria Client Services. This week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast examines the importance of airmanship skills .

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NBAA to Honor Bob Hoover, Bill de Decker at 2014 Convention
Robert A. (Bob) Hoover and R.W. (Bill) de Decker will receive NBAA's Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and John P. "Jack" Doswell Award, respectively, at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). Hoover has had a long and distinguished career, first as a combat aviator during World War II, then as a military and civilian test pilot and longtime air show performer. De Decker is chairman of the board of Conklin & de Decker, the aviation research firm that has been providing comparative aircraft acquisition, ownership and operating cost data and analysis – including the Aircraft Cost Evaluator and Aircraft Performance Comparator products – for 30 years. Read more about Hoover and de Decker .

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NBAA Notes the Passing of Former Board Member Maxie Moore
Maxie B. Moore, Jr., a former NBAA board member, passed away on June 26 in Pullman, WA at age 86. Moore was employed by Southern Natural Gas Company and served as a board member from 1980 to 1989. He served as the chairman of the NBAA's Safety and Awards Committee from 1984 to 1986, when he was appointed chairman of the Membership Committee for one year. Review Moore's obituary .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

NBAA Praises Rep. Rokita for His Support of General Aviation
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4-IN) has always been a strong advocate for general aviation (GA), including business aviation, and as Congress begins its summer recess, Rokita took the opportunity to recognize the industry's importance to citizens, companies and communities. Last week Rokita, a member of the House GA Caucus, posted a blog on his website titled, "Helping General Aviation Take Off," in which he wrote about the importance of general aviation to his state's economy, and the U.S. economy as a whole. Earlier this summer, he held a meeting in his district on the importance of supporting general aviation and the need to simplify regulations in order to bring more pilots into the industry. Learn more about Rokita's support of GA .

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FEATURED STORY

For NAT Fliers, Time Running Out to Equip for FANS
Starting on Feb. 5, 2015, aircraft flying in the North Atlantic Track (NAT) system between FL350 and FL390 (inclusive) must be equipped with FANS 1/A, or an equivalent data link system, as well as automatic dependent surveillance-contract. While most new long-range jets delivered since 2013 are already equipped, "only about 5 percent of U.S. business aircraft have been retrofitted," said Matt Nelson of Duncan Aviation. "Retrofit solutions for many types of aircraft were only certified this year." While aircraft that are capable can fly above, beneath or around the desirable tracks, a similar data link mandate takes effect in European airspace on the same date. Read more about equipping for FANS in the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FAA Issues NOTAM for Iraq
The FAA last week issued a new notice to airmen (NOTAM) restricting U.S. operators from flying in the airspace above Iraq due to the hazardous situation created by the armed conflict. The new NOTAM supersedes previous FAA guidance for this airspace. The NOTAM applies to all U.S. carriers and commercial operators and all operators with an airman certificate issued by the FAA. The agency said the prohibitions on operations in this airspace would be re-evaluated by Dec. 31, 2014. Learn more about the NOTAM for Iraq .

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EASA, EBAA to Host Third-Country Operator Seminar in Germany
Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted a new regulation that provides commercial air transport operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known as third-country operators (TCOs), with a method of obtaining a single EU-wide safety authorization to fly to, from or within the EU. On Sept. 24, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the European Business Aviation Association will host a seminar in Cologne, Germany, to provide additional information on the application process, and answer questions. Since the TCO policy was unveiled, NBAA has worked to ensure that commercial air transport providers are aware of the policy's implementation, its likely implications for operators and the requirements for compliance. Learn more about the TCO seminar .

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REGIONAL NEWS

Know the Facts About Business Aircraft Taxes in Texas
State and local taxing authorities across Texas have focused on the aviation industry as a potential source of tax revenue. The state's aviation industry generates billions of dollars annually as measured by gross domestic product – a record $8.4 billion in 2011 – and ranks first in the nation for total direct air transportation sector jobs, with more than 153,000. Further, according to FAA records, more than 29,000 aircraft are registered in Texas, second only to California. Nathan S. Haley, an attorney in the aviation practice group at Dallas-based Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP, provides an overview of the tax issues that Texas-based business aircraft owners need to be aware of. Read more about Texas tax issues .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

Aug. 12, 2014
Arizona Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Scottsdale, AZ
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Aug. 19, 2014
Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop
Tukwila, WA
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Aug. 20, 2014
Nevada Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
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Aug. 21, 2014
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
Atlanta, GA
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Aug. 26, 2014
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Golf Classic & Scholarship Benefit
Blaine, MN
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Sept. 4, 2014
SONO Schedulers & Dispatchers Networking Event
Camarillo, CA
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Sept. 9–10, 2014
Northern California Business Aviation Assn. OSHA Training 
Oakland, CA
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Sept. 11, 2014
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Charity Tournament 
Dulles, VA
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Dallas Regional Forum September 2014

 

NBAA NEWS

Indoor Static Display of Aircraft Coming to Orlando for NBAA2014
Building on a successful introduction last year in Las Vegas, NBAA2014 will feature an indoor static display of light, fixed-wing business aircraft and helicopters, in addition to the expansive outdoor static aircraft display that is a hallmark of NBAA's annual convention. Approximately 12 to 15 light aircraft will be on static display in North Exhibit Hall B of the Orange County Convention Center. This will be the first time that an indoor static display of aircraft has been featured in Orlando, noted Joe Hart, NBAA director, static displays. The indoor display will compliment the approximately 95 business aircraft scheduled for display at nearby Orlando Executive Airport. Read more about the static displays at NBAA2014 .

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Book Exhibit Space for NBAA2014
A few booth spaces are still available for NBAA2014 in Orlando, FL. Nearly 1,000 of the world's leading aviation-related companies will showcase innovative products and state-of-the-art aircraft at this year's show. With 25,000 aviation professionals and decision-makers in attendance, NBAA2014 is the perfect opportunity to increase exposure and get critical work accomplished. Apply to secure NBAA2014 booth space .

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Priority Exhibit Lottery Deadline for SDC2015 Is Aug. 22
NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015), set for Feb. 3 to 6 in San Jose, CA, is the premier event to meet the professionals responsible for scheduling and dispatching business aircraft, as well 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 SCD2015 exhibitor application by Aug. 22 .

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Save the Date: NBAA's 2015 Flight Attendants Conference in Tucson
Join hundreds of flight attendants and flight technicians in Tucson, AZ next year for the 2015 NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference. Held June 30 to July 2 at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort, the conference provides advanced educational training and fosters business relationships between clients and vendors. For complete conference details, including the agenda and registration, visit the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference site .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Scholarships Put Schedulers & Dispatchers on Path to Success
For schedulers and dispatchers (S&Ds), like most business aviation professionals, starting the professional development journey is not always easy, but "education and experience are the two best tools for moving forward," said past scholarship recipient Beth Lerew, a licensed dispatcher and FBO customer service representative. For many professionals, the monetary or training awards provided through NBAA Charities scholarships provide an essential opportunity for obtaining those tools. Learn more about S&D scholarship opportunities and success stories .

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Call for Nominations: Schedulers & Dispatchers Leadership Award
Members are invited to nominate a colleague or peer for NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award. The award recognizes professionals who share outstanding business aviation industry expertise, provide extraordinary service, exhibit leadership and have made significant contributions to the scheduling and dispatching function. The recipient will be presented with the award on Feb. 4, 2015, at SDC2015 in San Jose, CA. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 29. Download the nomination form .

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Applications for Baldwin Aviation Management Scholarship Now Online
The Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship supports professionals seeking to become Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). Established in memory of Donald A. Baldwin Sr., an accomplished pilot and a member of NBAA's board from 1968 to 1971, the award provides funds for the CAM application, CAM Study Guide and CAM exam registration fee, as all as registration for NBAA's Leadership Conference. Applications for the Baldwin Scholarship are now available online and are due by Nov. 14. Apply for the Baldwin scholarship .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Operator Training Leads to Increased Safety

Throughout the year, NBAA and its affiliates offer a number of safety events for flight departments and single pilot operators. For example, NBAA's Single Pilot Safety Standdown takes place on Monday, Oct. 20 in conjunction with NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) in Orlando, FL. "It's important that organizations and individuals seek opportunities to update and evolve their procedures and skills," said J.R. Russell, chairman of Proactive Safety Systems, who leads NBAA's Training Advisory Subcommittee. "What worked 30 years ago may not work today. Crew resource management has evolved." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA EVENTS

 

Aug. 12–14, 2014
Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
São Paulo, Brazil

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

October 2014
Pre- and Post-Convention PDP Courses
Orlando, FL

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

Feb. 3–6, 2015
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015)
San Jose, CA

Feb. 24–26, 2015
Leadership Conference
Tucson, AZ






 

NBAA BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT

Take Advantage of NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption


Did you know that if you operate a piston, turboprop or single-engine turbojet aircraft under 12,500 pounds or a helicopter, you can access the small aircraft exemption NBAA has obtained for its Members? This exemption provides the full range of economic and operational options extended to large aircraft operators in FAR 91.501. From carrying passengers or property and seeking reimbursement for the flight, to entering into timesharing, interchange or joint ownership agreements, this Members-only exemption will save you time and money and allow you to fully operate your business aircraft with ease.

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