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NBAA Update #02-04
Monday, January 28, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY OLYMPIC
NBAA anticipates that beginning today the FAA will start sending out pilot accreditation packages to those operators approved by the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command to fly within the 45-mile Salt Lake City Olympic Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) zone. The accreditation packages will contain the procedures for obtaining required security inspections at gateway airports. NBAA will post these procedures on its Web site as soon as they are available. For more information, visit the NBAA Web site at:
FAA ISSUING BLANKET
WAIVERS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRIPS
The FAA is now issuing blanket waivers to business aviation operators planning international trips who wish to bypass the "portal countries" referenced in FAA NOTAM 3356. The FAA Waiver Request Form is available on the NBAA Web site.
NEW ORLEANS TFR FOR SUPER BOWL
Although an official FAA NOTAM has not yet been issued, NBAA anticipates that a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) zone will be created 30 miles around either the Super Dome or New Orleans Louis B. Armstrong Airport for several days prior to Super Bowl XXXVI, February 3, 2002. NBAA expects a total ban on all Part 91/135 operations the day of the game from 1100 local to midnight local. The FAA already has implemented a Special Traffic Management Program for both New Orleans Louis B. Armstrong Airport (KMSY) and New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW) from January 30, 2002 through February 4, 2002.
IRS ISSUES REVENUE
The IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2001-59, which provides the inflation-adjusted items for 2002. Under Section 3, part 22, the
international departure and arrivals tax (use of international air travel facilities) is increased to $13.20 beginning in 2002. The rate for flights originating or terminating in Alaska or Hawaii is $6.60. Download the Revenue Procedure at:
PROPOSED BILLS WOULD AFFECT TETERBORO, NJ OPERATIONS
New Jersey legislator Loretta Weinberg has introduced two bills, AR30 and AR31, that would ban aircraft operations at Teterboro Airport (TEB) between midnight and 6:00 a.m. and continue the "heavy aircraft ban." In this instance, "heavy" was not defined, however, in the past it has referred to aircraft over 100,000 pounds. NBAA is monitoring this situation closely. For more information, contact NBAA Regional Representative Dean Saucier at email@example.com or NBAA Manager, Airports & Ground Infrastructure Jeff
Gilley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECURITY BRIEFING IN NEW JERSEY, FEB. 6
Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers (Associated Aviation Underwriters) and Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc. are hosting a series of Business Aviation Security Briefings to review and improve the industry's best practices for corporate aviation security. The February 6 briefing, which is free of charge and includes lunch, will be held in Moonachie, NJ; additional security briefings will be held in Dallas, TX; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Van Nuys, CA; and Minneapolis, MN in the coming months. To register or for more information, contact Edward Williams at Global Aerospace at (973) 379-0862 or email@example.com.
AIG SECURITY BRIEFINGS IN CHICAGO & ST. LOUIS SUCCESSFUL
With over 70 people in attendance at each event, the St. Louis meeting was coordinated through the Greater St. Louis Business Aircraft Association while the Chicago event was coordinated through the Chicago Area Business Aircraft Association, with NBAA's Bob Blouin updating the groups on current security issues. For information on future seminars, call AIG directly at (404) 249-6188.
NBAA SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR TWO AWARDS
NBAA currently is accepting nominations for business aviation's two most distinguished honors: the NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. Nominations are due by February 15. For more information, contact Joe Ponte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSF SEEKS NOMINATIONS
FOR BUSINESS AVIATION MERITORIOUS AWARD
Established in 1975, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) Business Aviation Meritorious Award recognizes sustained, outstanding contribution and service to corporate aviation safety. NBAA encourages Members to nominate worthy candidates for this award. Nominations are due to FSF by February 6 and may be submitted via the FSF Web site at
http://www.flightsafety.org/award_nominate.html. For more information,
contact FSF's Kimberly Granados at email@example.com.
MATT ZUCCARO RECEIVES NBAA SILK SCARF AWARD
NBAA congratulates Matt Zuccaro, who recently was awarded the Association's Silk Scarf Award at the quarterly Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) meeting. Zuccaro was recognized for his actions following September 11, when he kept NBAA Members informed regarding NOTAMs, waivers and TFRs affecting New York City heliports and used his political influence to help NBAA Members gain access to these airports. Zuccaro is the former chairman of Helicopter Association International, a member of the ERHC Board of Directors, and a member of the NBAA Vertical Lift Subcommittee. For more information, contact NBAA Regional Representative Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.