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NBAA Update #02-41
Monday, October 14, 2002
FAA ISSUES AIRFIELD AND AIRCRAFT
On October 10, the FAA issued a new security alert regarding airfields and aircraft. This alert provides guidance for identifying suspicious activities while operating, servicing or renting small aircraft, in addition to airfield precautions. Review the FAA Alert at:
SOME OPERATORS HAVE NOT RECEIVED 12-5 SECURITY PROGRAM
NBAA has learned that FAR Part 135 operators with aircraft over 12,500 pounds may still be waiting for a copy of the 12-5 Security Program from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). If you are a 135 operator of aircraft over 12,500 pounds and have not received your copy of the program, contact NBAA's Ops Service Group at email@example.com or (202) 783-9250.
FAA ISSUES NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION OF SMO ACCESS
On October 8, the FAA issued a Notice of Investigation of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) Access Restrictions. The Notice recommends that Santa Monica defer any further action regarding the Airport Conformance Program (ACP) until the matter is resolved. Under the ACP, the airport would be closed to any aircraft with an approach speed greater than 140 knots and a wingspan greater than 78 feet, thereby potentially banning more than 7,000 jet operations from the airport per year. For more information, visit:
TWO TFRs FOR SAN DIEGO'S MIRAMAR
AIRSHOW THIS WEEK
FAA will enforce two Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for the Miramar Airshow from October 17 through 20. Operators in the San Diego area should carefully review relevant NOTAMs. To download a graphic depiction of the TFR, visit www.nbaa.org/airspace/NKXTFR.ppt. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Lamond at email@example.com, or download a Letter to Airmen from the FAA Western Pacific Region in PDF format at:
NTSB EXPANDS WEB SITE WITH ACCIDENT DATA SINCE
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has expanded its web site to include aviation accident synopses and data covering the years from 1962 to the present. Previously, data issued prior to 1983 were not available online. Now, over 90,000 additional data records from air carrier and general aviation accident investigations, conducted from 1962 to 1982, have been added and are accessible through the NTSB web site. These include five years of investigations conducted by the Board's predecessor agency, the Civil Aeronautics Board, before 1967. Full query capability can be found on the NTSB web site under "Aviation" at:
OCTOBER HAR FORUMS TO BE HELD IN DENVER AND DALLAS/FORT
The FAA's High Altitude Redesign (HAR) Program will host two user forums, on October 22 in Denver, CO and on October 30 in the Dallas/Forth Worth, TX area. HAR is a top-down national redesign of enroute airspace that will provide connectivity between local airspace redesign efforts. The FAA has announced that the first phase of HAR is set for implementation for March 2003 and encompasses airspace above FL390 in seven centers: Denver, Seattle, Oakland, Salt Lake, Memphis, Kansas City and Chicago. The user forums will address the proposed concepts and airspace changes. To attend, contact FAA's Larry Bicknell at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Timmerman at email@example.com. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at firstname.lastname@example.org or review the HAR invitation online at:
FAA MEETS TO REVIEW RNAV DP AND STAR SYSTEM AT McCARRAN
This week, the FAA will host a working group to review and make suggestions to improve the RNAV DP and STAR system at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. The meeting will take place from October 15 through 17 in the Commissioner's conference room on the fifth floor of the LAS terminal building. Flight departments are encouraged both to attend this meeting and to share experiences, anomalies and suggestions pertinent to LAS RNAV procedures by contacting Keith Gordon at CloudCraft@aol.com and NBAA's Dan Burkhart at email@example.com.
PNBAA TO MEET DURING HONEYWELL CFIT CONFERENCE THIS WEEK
This week, Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) members will gather during Honeywell's Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)/Runway Safety Conference, to be held on October 16 and 17 in Bellevue, WA. PNBAA President Mark McIntyre said the event is a great opportunity for members to meet Don Bateman, the father of the Ground Proximity Warning System. Bateman and his associates will discuss an enhancement to the Honeywell Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System that provides an audio warning of pending runway incursions and runway misalignment. For more information and to register online, visit http://www.egpws.com and click on "CFIT/Runway Safety Conference." Direct questions to McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at email@example.com.
MEDICAL AVIATION FORUM TO BE HELD THIS THURSDAY IN TETERBORO
NBAA Members are invited to an Aviation Medical Forum from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on October 17 at the Jet Aviation Training Center, 90 Moonachie, Teterboro, NJ. Lunch will be provided by MultiService Corp. To attend or for more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TETERBORO USERS' GROUP TO MEET OCT. 16 IN NEW JERSEY
The Teterboro (NJ) Users' Group will meet this Wednesday, October 16. To attend or for meeting location information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
NORTH CAROLINA REACHBAC EVENT
TO BE HELD TOMORROW
An NBAA Operation REACHBAC luncheon and briefing will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15 in Charlotte, NC. Bill Williams, North Carolina Department of Transportation aviation director, and Manolito Garabato, TSA director for Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT), will be the featured speakers for this event. For more information, visit:
ONLINE MENTORS NEEDED FOR AVIATION STUDENTS
The University Aviation Association (UAA) in conjunction with MentorNet asks women and men with an educational or professional background in aviation who are currently employed in private industry, government or military sectors to consider becoming online mentors for university aviation students. Through this mentoring program, mentors and students communicate by e-mail during the school year about topics such as career goals, balancing work and life and course work. Mentors are provided with topics and training online designed to ensure a successful e-mentoring experience. To apply to serve as a mentor, visit http://uaa.auburn.edu. For more information, contact Dr. Mavis Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or NBAA's Jay Evans at email@example.com.
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: SECURITY AND
Review NBAA President Jack Olcott's comments on GA security at:
NBAA HEADQUARTERS CLOSED TODAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY
NBAA's Washington DC offices will reopen tomorrow, October 15 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.