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NBAA Update #02-22
Monday, June 3, 2002
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT ACCESS PROCEDURES DELAYED
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) missed a self-imposed deadline of Friday, May 31 to issue an interim final rule and establish a process for restoring general aviation operations at Reagan National Airport (DCA). Department of Transportation personnel report that the work by TSA officials in this regard is largely complete, but has yet to be approved by senior Bush Administration officials. Further word on this matter is expected by the end of this week. For background information on the situation at DCA, visit:
TSA EFFECTIVELY DELAYS 12-5 SECURITY PROGRAM FOR
The TSA has effectively delayed compliance with the Security Program for Aircraft 12,500 pounds or more by 60 days. The TSA will release a standard security program (SSP) on June 24, 2002, or shortly thereafter with provision for a 30-day comment period. After the comment period, the TSA will issue a final SSP with which the operator will have 30 days to comply. A copy of this regulation is available at http://www.tsa.dot.gov/briefingroom/PressReleases/security_aircraft.shtm. For more information, contact NBAA's Eric Ramsdell at email@example.com.
SUCCESS OF EBACE INDICATES GROWING EUROPEAN
EBACE2002, the Second Annual European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition held last week in Geneva, Switzerland, registered 4,824 Attendees an increase of more than 30 percent over last years total and featured 219 Exhibitors at the Palexpo Conference Center. EBACE2002 Informational Session presentations are available for download at:
NBAA COMPENSATION & BENCHMARK SURVEY UNDERWAY
NBAA Member Representatives now may participate in the NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey, which combines the NBAA Operator Profile & Benchmarking Survey and the NBAA Salary Survey into a single web-based survey. Survey data will be kept strictly confidential. No company-identifying information will be published. The new online format was designed to streamline the data collection process and speed data entry for survey participants in subsequent surveys. To participate, visit:
IOWA TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATION BILL RESULTS
Last week the Iowa House and Senate passed the FY 2003 Transportation Appropriation Bill, which includes operational dollars to maintain the Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Aviation and will provide $1.7 million for airport building construction. However, the state no longer will provide certain funding, including help to maintain airside improvements through AIP, to maintain the AWOS system, to provide commercial air service marketing funding, or to provide emergency assistance through the Facilities & Equipment Program. This responsibility now rests solely with airport and city sponsors. For more information, contact Michelle McEnany, director, Office of Aviation, Iowa DOT, at Michelle.McEnany@DOT.STATE.IA.US or NBAA's John Balsiger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICHIGAN MEMBERS URGED TO CONTACT THEIR SENATORS ABOUT HB 4454
On May 30, the Michigan Senate voted 20 to 17 in favor of HB 4454, which would secure $1 billion for Michigan's airports and infrastructure. However, even though HB 4454 passed, a motion was made to reconsider the vote, and that motion was passed for the day. The Michigan Senate possibly will reconsider the vote by which HB 4454 passed sometime this week. NBAA Members are urged to get in contact with their state senators as soon as possible to support the passage of HB 4454. For more information, contact Michigan Business Aviation Association representatives Steve Young, Pat Laughlin, or Cindy Schnetzler at (517) 371-2223, or NBAA's John Balsiger at email@example.com.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS THIS WEEK IN NASHVILLE, TN AND POCONO, PA AREAS
NBAA Members should be aware that NASCAR races held this week in Nashville, TN and Pocono, PA may cause flight operation delays in both of those regions. Aircraft are expected to arrive in the Nashville region on Friday, June 7 primarily at Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Smyrna Airport (MQY) and depart in the late afternoon on Sunday, June 9. In addition, about 225 aircraft are expected to arrive in the Pocono region on Thursday, June 6, primarily at Scranton International Airport (AVP), Mount Pocono Municipal Airport (MPO) and Hazelton Municipal Airport (HZL), and depart on Sunday, June 9. For more information, visit the Race Team Aviation Association web site at http://www.rtaa.org or contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BE AWARE OF STMP IN MEMPHIS, TN REGION THIS WEEK
Special Traffic Management Procedures (STMP) will be implemented for domestic, non-scheduled IFR arrivals and departures at Memphis International Airport (MEM) in anticipation of a significant number of aircraft traveling to the Memphis, TN area during the Tyson-Lewis boxing match. Arrival slot reservations will be required from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9, and departure slot reservations will be required from on June 9. Reservations may be made by using the e-STMP web interface at www.fly.faa.gov or by touch-tone phone at (800) 875-9755. Due to limited aircraft parking at MEM, advance parking reservations are suggested; contact Signature Flight Support at (901) 345-4725 or Wilson Air Center at (800) 464-2992. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at email@example.com.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN LONG ISLAND, NY DURING U.S. OPEN GOLF
During the week of June 14, an increase in aircraft operations will affect Long Island, NY airports, including Farmingdale Republic (FRG) and Islip MacArthur (ISP), due to the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. In excess of 200 additional aircraft are expected to add to the ramp clutter at both FRG and ISP. An alternative to the congestion is Brookhaven Airport (HWV) in Shirley, NY. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW BUSINESS AVIATION GROUP FORMS IN PENNSYLVANIA
On May 30, business-oriented aviation companies in Pennsylvania met in Harrisburg to form the Pennsylvania Regional Business Aviation Group to advocate on behalf of business aviation and to address local and regional issues affecting business aviation in the state. Rich Johnson and Lou Beeman of Harrisburg Jet Center are the primary contacts for this new group, which will hold its next meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, at the Armstrong World Industries facility in Lancaster, PA. For more information or to join the group, contact Johnson or Beeman at (717) 774-0145 or NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
NEW BUSINESS AVIATION GROUP FORMS IN COLORADO
A new regional business aviation group has been created in Colorado Springs, CO and is actively recruiting members. For more information or to join, contact Chick Myers, CEO of Integrity Air, at firstname.lastname@example.org or NBAA's Paul Smith at email@example.com.
ADDISON, TX BUSINESS AVIATION GROUP TO MEET JUNE 10
The Addison Business Aviation Alliance will meet June 10. For more information or to attend, contact ABAA President Michael Tiller at firstname.lastname@example.org or NBAA's Paul Smith at email@example.com.
HOUSTON, TX AVIATION ALLIANCE MET TODAY
The Houston Aviation Alliance (HAA) is a local aviation forum that facilitates industry networking, communication and furthering the cause of aviation in the Houston area. For results of today's meeting or more information about the group or future meetings, visit http://www.hac.com or contact NBAA's Paul Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT HOUSTON CLASS B AIRSPACE TO BE HELD JUNE 7
On June 7, the Director of the Aviation Division, Texas Department of Transportation will moderate a public ad hoc committee meeting relating to the proposed modification to Houston Class B Airspace. This meeting will be held at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) at 10:00 a.m. in HAS Management Conference Room, Second Floor in Terminal A. For more information, contact NBAA's Paul Smith at email@example.com.
ATC USER DIALOGUE SCHEDULED
FOR JUNE 14 IN OKLAHOMA CITY
An NBAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) User Dialogue will be held at 8:00 a.m. on June 14 in Oklahoma City, OK, in conjunction with the Aerospace America Aviation Conference and Exposition on June 13 and 14. FAA personnel from the Traffic Management Units at Dallas/Fort Worth and Kansas Centers, Oklahoma City and Tulsa Towers have been invited to participate and answer NBAA Member questions. For more information or to RSVP, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit:
PROGRAM SCHEDULE HAS BEEN UPDATED ONLINE
The Program Schedule for the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held this September 10 to 12 in Orlando, has been updated on the NBAA web site at:
REMINDER TO EDITORS: NBAA GOLD WING AWARD APPLICATIONS
DUE JULY 16
The NBAA Gold Wing Award is presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation, by trade or non-trade media, in print, Web-based, or broadcast formats. Applications for the 2002 NBAA Gold Wing Award are due July 16, 2002. For more information or an application form, visit: