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NBAA Update #02-34
Monday, August 26, 2002
NBAA2002 PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF, BEGINS IN 15
The NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest exhibition devoted solely to business aviation, starts two weeks from now in Orlando, and you don't want to miss it. More than 70 Informational Sessions will be offered throughout the week, including special sessions on security. Join 800 other members of the business aviation community on the evening of September 12 to honor Jim Raisbeck, winner of the 2002 Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation, and J. Robert Duncan, winner of the 2002 Doswell Award, at the NBAA Safety Awards Banquet. For details on these and other NBAA2002 events, visit the web at:
NBAA STATIC DISPLAY
TO FEATURE MORE THAN 120 AIRCRAFT
Only once a year will you find more than 120 aircraft side by side, open for inspection and direct comparison. Each year, executives and flight department personnel take advantage of this unique opportunity as the most time-efficient way during the year to compare aircraft and make final purchase decisions. This year's NBAA Static Display will be located at Orlando Executive Airport in conjunction with the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention. For more information about the NBAA Static Display, visit:
JOIN NBAA BY SEPT. 12 AND RECEIVE TWO FREE CONVENTION
If your company is not yet a Member of NBAA, join by September 12 and receive two free NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention Delegate registrations. For more information, contact NBAA's Benjamin Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 7 TO 13
In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating to and from the Orlando area in conjunction with the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, the FAA has issued procedures to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
TSA ANNOUNCES 64 NEW FEDERAL SECURITY
DIRECTORS THIS MONTH
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to announce the selection of Federal Security Directors (FSDs), who are responsible for the efficient implementation, performance and enhancement of security and screening standards for airport employees, among other duties. FSDs are now designated for 298 U.S. airports. NBAA encourages all Member Companies to establish working relationships with their local FSDs as soon as possible to help them become familiar with business aviation operations at all U.S. airports. To identify your FSD, visit:
TSA ESTABLISHES COMMENT PERIOD
ON "PRIVATE CHARTER SECURITY RULE"
TSA notified NBAA that it plans to establish a comment period of August 30, 2002, through September 20, 2002, for those operators affected by the Private Charter Security Rule, also known as the 95,000 Pound Rule. In addition, the security program compliance date for those operators is December 1, 2002. The formal notice, available now at the NBAA web site, should appear this week in the Federal Register. For more information, go to the NBAA web site at:
AIR AMBULANCE, AIR TOURS NOW QUALIFY FOR
SEPTEMBER 11 RELIEF
On August 20, 2002, the Department of Transportation responded to comments received on the April 16, 2002, amended version of the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act, which was established to compensate air carriers for direct losses suffered as a result of any Federal ground stop order and incremental losses beginning September 11, 2001. The August 2002 comments extend compensation to air ambulance operators, air our operators and other small air carriers. View the DOT comments as it appeared in the Federal Register at:
NY TRACON ISSUES LETTER TO AIRMEN RE: CLIMB/DESCENT PROCEDURES
Recently, there have been several incidents in which less-than-standard separation between aircraft occurred as a result of non-standard climb/descent rates, failure to activate transponder equipment, or selection of an incorrect beacon code. This Letter to Airmen serves as a reminder to the aviation community of AIM-related paragraphs and details the procedures to be used. All NBAA Members are encouraged to read this letter and comply with proper procedures.
DALLAS/FORT WORTH-AREA BUSINESS
AVIATION FORUM SET FOR NOVEMBER 14
NBAA will conduct its second Business Aviation Forum & Static Display on Thursday, November 14 at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to a static display of aircraft and dozens of exhibits, this day-long event will feature several seminars and briefings for NBAA Members. The first Business Aviation Forum, held on June 27 at DuPage Airport near Chicago, had more than 1,000 attendees, 27 aircraft on static display and 26 indoor vendor stations. For information about attending, exhibiting at, or sponsoring this event, contact NBAA's Benjamin Jones at email@example.com or Joe Ponte at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit:
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT UPDATE
On August 19, NBAA held a feedback session on general aviation (GA) security and a briefing about the status of GA access to Reagan National Airport (DCA). NBAA's next security update will be held at DCA on September 23 at 12:00 noon. For more information or to RSVP for this event, contact NBAA's Marie Wilkins at email@example.com.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN RICHMOND, VA NEXT WEEK
There are two NASCAR race cities next week: Richmond, VA and Darlington, SC. Races will take place at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7. Approximately 180 aircraft are expected at Richmond International Airport (RIC) during this period. Races also will be held at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC on August 31 and September 1; however, the impact of added air traffic will be minimal. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DECISION ON FORT LAUDERDALE INT'L RUNWAY EXTENSION EXPECTED SOON
On September 24, Florida's Broward County Airport Commission plans to make a decision on building a proposed extension of the south parallel runway at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Efforts to lengthen Runway 9R/27L, which currently is just under 5,300 feet long, have been in place since the airport's master plan was updated in the early 1990s. However, airport opponents claim that the number of local homes that would be exposed to substantial aircraft noise has been grossly underestimated. During a September 9 workshop, county commissioners are slated to reexamine other ways to increase capacity at FLL, and a public hearing to receive comments and render a decision is scheduled for September 24. For more information, contact NBAA's Jeff Gilley at email@example.com.
GEORGIA AIRPORTS ASSOCIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
The Georgia Airports Association (GAA) will host an Aviation/Airport Security Conference on September 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Macon Centreplex, Room 308. This event will bring together professionals from the Federal government, multiple state agencies, commercial and general aviation airports, and aviation businesses of all sizes concerned with airport security. There will be a limit of 125 participants, and lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by August 31 to attend this free event; to make reservations, contact Rhonda Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at email@example.com.
NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING
The North Carolina Business Aviation Association will hold an important meeting this Wednesday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Progressive Energy facility at Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU). A vote electing board members will be taken and committee assignments will be made. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPTEMBER NBAA DISPATCH NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE
The latest issue of NBAA Dispatch, the Association's newsletter for corporate schedulers and dispatchers, is now online. This issue is sponsored by Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc.
TRAVEL$ENSE RELEASE 3.60 UPDATE
This Travel$ense software update corrects changes in the airline reservation system that occasionally caused the program to fail to obtain flight and fare data.
THIS WEEK'S ONLINE NBAA POLL
Compared to this time last year, how does your company perceive the flight department? To contribute and see the poll's results in real time, visit the NBAA web site at: