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NBAA Update #02-37
Monday, September 16, 2002
MANY TFRs REMAIN IN EFFECT
The temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) enacted to limit air travel over the three sites of last year's terrorist attacks expired on September 13 after memorial services were concluded. However, most of the other TFRs that have been put in place during the past eight months are still in effect, including restrictions on international flights and operations by foreign-registered aircraft. Flights over stadiums and other large outdoor venues are prohibited as well, and waivers granted to blimps and banner-towing aircraft operating over these facilities were rescinded last Tuesday, September 10 when the United States went to a Code Orange (High) security alert. No new TFRs are expected at this time. NBAA will post the latest information as it becomes available at:
MARION C. BLAKEY SWORN IN AS NEW FAA ADMINISTRATOR
On September 11, the U.S. Senate confirmed by unanimous vote the appointment of new FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey; she was sworn into office for a five-year term on Friday, September 13. "NBAA is eager to work effectively with Administrator Blakey as she endeavors to address the significant challenges confronting the FAA and the entire aviation community," said NBAA President Jack Olcott. "Fortunately, we will be able to build on an already healthy relationship with the agency's new leader that reflects a mutual recognition and appreciation for business aviation."
NBAA 55TH ANNUAL MEETING & CONVENTION A RECORD
The NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, held last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, closed on September 12 with a total of 27,785 Attendees viewing the products and services of a record 1,011 Exhibitors occupying approximately 900,000 square feet of exhibit space. In addition, there were 152 aircraft on Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport, including a record six aircraft never before displayed at a show. To review Convention articles and photos, click on related headlines in this issue of NBAA Update (see below) or visit the official NBAA2002 web site at:
ACAS (TCAS) TRAINING REFERENCES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Copies of an Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Training Package and ACAS II Bulletin, both shared with NBAA by Eurocontrol, are now available on the NBAA web site. NBAA urges its Members to review this material, which is universal in nature, to assist in midair-collision-avoidance training. For more information or to download the documents, visit:
APIS PENALTY FACT SHEET AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
NBAA's online Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) submission service at https://www.nbaa.org/part135/customs allows Part 135 operators to comply with requirements to electronically transmit passenger and crew manifest to U.S. Customs before arriving in the United States. A new APIS Penalty Fact Sheet is now available for download in Word format from the NBAA Customs web page at:
STAR/FMSP GENERAL NOTICE
The FAA has issued a General Notice (GENOT) to all FAA facilities clarifying procedures to amend altitudes when an aircraft is assigned a Standard Arrival Route (STAR)/Flight Management System Procedure (FMSP). The GENOT is available in PDF format (96 KB) from the NBAA web site at:
CALL FOR PAPERS: 48TH
ANNUAL CORPORATE AVIATION SAFETY SEMINAR
The 48th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS 2003), titled "Issues, Decisions & Attitudes: A Spring Break for Safety," will be presented by Flight Safety Foundation and NBAA on April 22 to 24, 2003, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. FSF and NBAA will focus on solutions to aviation safety issues that will have a positive influence on corporate aviation operations. Papers are sought in various areas, including flight operations quality assurance lessons learned, decision making, impact of technology on safety, effect of regulations on operators, and training maintenance, security and other safety-related issues. Abstracts must be received at FSF by September 25. For a full list of suggested paper topics and more information, visit:
GAMA REFLECT ON CHALLENGES OF PAST YEAR
Review the highlights of speeches and presentations given during the Annual Media Kickoff Breakfast, co-hosted by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) on September 10 in conjunction with NBAA2002.
EDSEL FORD AND TSA'S
TOM BLANK WERE FEATURED SPEAKERS AT NBAA2002
NBAA2002 opened on September 10 with an Opening General Session featuring speeches by Association President Jack Olcott and keynote speakers Edsel B. Ford II and Tom Blank, as well as a special NBAA American Spirit Award presentation in memory and honor of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93. Review the Opening General Session highlights at:
AVIATION MAXIMIZES THE VALUE OF MOBILITY
In today's increasingly complex global economy, business aviation is the mode of transportation that gives companies the most mobility, which in turn allows them to realize a number of competitive advantages, according to a study performed by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
FOR FLIGHT DEPARTMENT SECURITY DISCUSSED
A panel discussion conducted September 11 at NBAA2002 outlined the practical steps that flight departments can take to enhance the security of their operations. To review an overview of security information on NBAA's web site, visit http://www.nbaa.org/ops/security. To review an article about the Convention panel discussion in particular, visit: www.nbaa.org/conventions/2002/articles/security_best_practices.htm
NBAA CREATES NEW SECURITY COUNCIL, NAMES
SCHWARTZ AS CHAIR
NBAA announces the creation of a Security Council, to be chaired by Douglas Schwartz of AT&T, who recently completed a successful term as chairman of the Association's Safety Committee.
OPERATORS SHARE PERSPECTIVES
ON FEDERAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
At a panel discussion held during NBAA2002, Federal regulators, airport officials and Part 91 and 135 operators shared their knowledge and experiences regarding evolving Federal aviation-security requirements. www.nbaa.org/conventions/2002/articles/security_req.htm
THE KEY TO PREVENTING RUNWAY INCURSIONS
Two experts on runway incursions told Attendees at the Safety Committee Town Hall Meeting held during NBAA2002 that vigilance is really the only way to prevent runway incursions, the number of which have doubled since 1988. The Safety Committee Town Hall Meeting also recognized recipients of the NBAA 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award.
SEVEN DIRECTORS ELECTED TO NBAA BOARD
DURING ANNUAL MEETING
The Voting Membership of NBAA elected seven Directors to three-year terms during its Annual Meeting last week: James E. Cooling, Patrick C. Cunningham, John E. Frank, Durwood J. Heinrich, David Allen Maib, Steve Nielsen and Paul V. Stinebring.
NBAA COMMITTEES IDENTIFY
Leaders from each of NBAA's 15 Standing Committees met with the Association's Board of Directors at NBAA2002 to review the near-term goals of each Committee.
NBAA2002 ATTENDEES SHOW
STRONG INTEREST IN EBACE, LABACE
Representatives of the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) and the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) reported strong interest in the two international exhibitions among NBAA2002 Attendees.
IS-BAO STANDARDS BOARD APPROVES LAUNCH
OF NEW AUDIT PROGRAM
During NBAA2002, the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) made the following announcements regarding the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), a code of best practice developed by the industry: (1) The audit program for the IS-BAO is now available; (2) a number of third-party accredited auditors have been named; and (3) flight departments that choose to implement IS-BAO and have an audit completed will receive a certificate of registration from IBAC. Since the formal launch, IBAC has dispatched 133 copies of IS-BAO. For more information, visit:
2002 JOURNALISM AWARDS HONOR TORCH
LEWIS AND STAFF OF AIN
During NBAA2002, Torch Lewis of Business and Commercial Aviation magazine received the 2002 NBAA Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes excellence and lifetime achievement in journalism. The staff of Aviation International News received the NBAA Gold Wing Award, which is presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting of issues related to the business aviation industry.
NBAA ANNOUNCES NEW NORDAM SCHOLARSHIP
TO HONOR HOWARD AND FAGE
NBAA and The NORDAM Group will offer the 2003 NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship to encourage students who are pursuing education in the fields of aerospace engineering and aeronautical systems maintenance engineering. www.nbaa.org/pr/2002/20020911-046.htm
2002 GINOCCHIO SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO
NBAA has selected five students enrolled at NBAA/University Aviation Association-member institutions to receive Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarships.
2002 USAIG/PDP SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO
NBAA has selected three students in aviation-related collegiate programs to receive Professional Development Program (PDP) scholarships from the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG).
2002 IBAA/PDP SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO
NBAA has selected four students in aviation-related collegiate programs to receive Indiana Business Aviation Association (IBAA)/Professional Development Program (PDP) Scholarships.
FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL IS NEWEST
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee announce that FlightSafety International has been approved as a training provider for the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP).
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: NBAA2002 SENT
A POSITIVE MESSAGE
NBAA President Jack Olcott reflects on the Association's 55th Annual Meeting & Convention at:
THIS WEEK'S ONLINE NBAA POLL
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being highly optimistic and 1 being highly pessimistic, what is your outlook for the next 12 months for business aviation? To contribute and see the poll's results in real time, visit the NBAA web site at: