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NBAA Update #02-44
Monday, November 4, 2002
DETAILS OF 12-5, PRIVATE CHARTER SECURITY PROGRAMS
NOT YET AVAILABLE
The final Twelve Five Standard Security Program and the Private Charter Standard Security Program have been delayed. These programs were to have been available on Thursday, October 31. Due to a number of issues yet to be resolved, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), could not give an indication of when the programs would be available or the specific issues to be finalized. NBAA will announce specific information when it becomes available. For more information about security issues, visit:
FAA EXPANDS IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC RNAV DPs AND STARs
The FAA is expanding the implementation of public area navigation (RNAV) departure procedures (DP) and standard terminal arrivals (STAR). These procedures demand strict pilot awareness and adherence to the RNAV procedure course centerline in order to provide increased safety and efficiency. If unable to comply with the requirements of an RNAV DP or STAR, pilots should advise air traffic control as soon as possible. See 14 CFR 91.187 and the Aeronautical Information Manual, Chapter 5, paragraph 5-3-3 regarding malfunction reports. For more information, visit www.faa.gov/ntap/NTAP02OCT31/GEN02001.htm or contact NBAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMENTS ON PICTURE IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS RULE
DUE NOV. 27
Effective last Monday, October 28, pilots must carry photo identification along with their pilot certificate while exercising the privileges of a pilot license. Acceptable photo IDs include a state-issued driver's license, a government or military ID card, a passport or a photo ID issued by an air carrier or airport operator that allows the holder unescorted access to a secure area at an airport regulated under 49 CFR part 1542. When requested, pilots must present their photo IDs to a law enforcement officer or an authorized representative of the NTSB or TSA. Comments on the rule, titled "Picture Identification Requirements," Docket Number FAA-2002-11666, may be submitted until November 27 at http://dms.dot.gov. For more information, including a link to the rule, visit:
MINIMUM VECTORING ALTITUDE CHARTS FOR THE ELECTRONIC FLIGHT
NBAA supports the concept of providing electronic Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA) information on cockpit moving map displays. Bringing MVA charts into the cockpit can enhance situational awareness during radar vectored operations. NBAA has posted an 8.7 MB PDF file on its web site containing PowerPoint slides presented by the Air Line Pilots Association at the October 2002 Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum. For more information about the contents of the PowerPoint presentation, contact NBAA FMS Subcommittee Chairman Steve Bergner at SBergner1@cs.com. Download the 8.7 MB PDF file at:
REAL-TIME AIRPORT DELAY
STATUS AVAILABLE ON FAA WEB SITE
The FAA web site now has a page at www.fly.faa.gov/flyFAA/index.html that allows operators to obtain up-to-the-minute delay information about U.S. airports. The Air Traffic Control System Command Center's Real-time Airport Status page allows users to click directly on any one of the airports depicted on a map of the United States in order to obtain specific information about traffic conditions at those fields. Alternatively, operators can use follow links to see more detailed maps that show airports experiencing delays in any one of seven regions of the country. Airports are color-coded to indicate the length of arrival or departure delays or to show if the field is temporarily closed. For more information, contact NBAA at email@example.com.
FAA NAIMES WEB SITE NOW AVAILABLE
TO ENTIRE AVIATION COMMUNITY
The new FAA National Airspace System (NAS) Aeronautical Information Management Enterprise System (NAIMES) web site now is available to the entire aviation community. Users should go online at https://register.naimes.nas.faa.gov, where they will be required to register for a user ID and password. Information available on this site includes U.S., DOD and international NOTAMs and the ability to conduct a NOTAM search on a radius or flight path; ATCSCC weather links to the Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP), PIREPS, METARS, TAFS and NOAA Composite Radar Summary; and other aeronautical information, including Atlantic/Pacific Tracks, RVSM information, ATC System Command Center real-time NAS information. This web site can be used by individuals, airlines or groups. Registration will not be required after January 2003. For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STMPs WILL BE INSTITUTED AT SKI RESORTS BY MONTH'S END
Beginning November 27, Special Traffic Management Programs (STMPs) will be in place at airports that serve popular ski resorts in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. Slot reservations for arriving and departing IFR aircraft will be required daily from 0800-2100 MST at Jackson (JAC), Twin Falls (TWF) and Sun Valley (SUN) airports during the long Thanksgiving weekend, the period that extends from just before Christmas through New Year's Day, and the Valentine's Day/President's Day weekend. Between November 27 and April 28, STMPs also could be activated, if anticipated weather conditions or traffic volume dictate, at Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field (ASE), Eagle County Regional (EGE), Montrose Regional (MTJ), Rifle/Garfield County Field (RIL) and Telluride Regional (TEX) airports. To obtain a slot, visit www.fly.faa.gov/estmp or call (800) 875-9755. For more information, contact NBAA at email@example.com.
NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH UNLIKELY TO IMPACT CORPORATE FLIGHTS
Aircraft operators planning to fly over central Florida on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day) probably will not be affected by the next launch of the Space Shuttle because the liftoff of Endeavour is slated to take place between midnight and 4:00 a.m. However, aircraft operators planning to fly in the region on that date are urged to check NOTAMs, especially if the launch time is changed, to determine precisely what flight restrictions will be in effect during the launch or when the spacecraft returns to Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, November 21. For more information, contact NBAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 INFLATION ADJUSTMENT TO INTERNATIONAL
The IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2002-70, which provides the 2003 inflation adjustment to the international departure and arrivals tax. Item 26 on page 16 gives the new rate for the tax on use of international travel facilities. The general rate for 2003 will be $13.40 (up from $13.20 in 2002), and the 2003 special Hawaii/Alaska rate is $6.70 (up from $6.60 in 2002). For more information, download the Revenue Procedure in Word format at:
CLARIFICATION ON DRVSM CERTIFICATION FOR HAWKER 700
NBAA wishes to make the following clarification about the status of DRVSM certification for the Hawker 700 aircraft: Midcoast Aviation has confirmed they are very close to obtaining a Group Certification for DRVSM for the Hawker 700 aircraft. Operators interested in more information should contact Wayne Hundsdorfer of Midcoast Aviation at email@example.com. NBAA regrets any misinterpretation of information disseminated on this issue. For more information, contact NBAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. CUSTOMS ADJUSTS CLEARANCE TIMES AT THREE NORTHEAST AIRPORTS
Citing a lack of personnel and budget and the need to re-direct some U.S. Customs personnel to seaports and docks, the U.S. Customs service has adjusted the times it is available to clear aircraft at three GA airports in the Northeast: Stewart Airport (SWF) in Newburg, NY from 0800 to 1600 M-F; Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY from 0800 to 2000; and Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, NJ from 0800 to 2400 and to 1600 on Saturdays. Note that these times are local and are subject to change. Newark International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ will continue to offer continuous Customs services. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
NO CUSTOMS SERVICE AVAILABLE AT GREAT FALLS INTERNATIONAL
Customs service for general aviation at Great Falls International Airport (GTF) in Montana has been suspended indefinitely. Ongoing construction at the airport has left Customs without adequate facilities, so service has been suspended until Customs is relocated. For general Customs information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN MIAMI AREA IN MID-NOVEMBER
The final race of this year's NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup series will be held on November 16 and 17 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Some 120 additional aircraft will arrive on November 13 and 14 at the following airports in that area: Homestead (HST), Kendall-Tamiami (TMB), and General Aviation (X51). Departures will begin on November 16, with most leaving immediately after the race on the 17th. To avoid congestion and delays, plan trips accordingly. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
10 DAYS LEFT UNTIL DALLAS/FORT
WORTH BUSINESS AVIATION FORUM
Nearly 70 companies - including Dassault, Cessna, Bombardier, Piper, Socata, Raytheon, Gulfstream and Piaggio - are scheduled to participate in the NBAA Dallas/Fort Worth-Area Business Aviation Forum & Static Display, to be held on Thursday, November 14 at Meacham International Airport (FTW). In addition, more than 500 Attendees are pre-registered for this event, and over 25 aircraft are slated to appear on Static Display. This NBAA Forum will include a full day of informational briefings on security, taxes, insurance, management, training, communications, and maintenance issues, as well as a briefing for prospective business aircraft operators. To review the Forum agenda and a list of exhibitors and sponsors, or to register, visit:
REACHBAC EVENT TO BE HELD
AT DULLES AIRPORT IN VIRGINIA NOV. 20
Members of the business aviation community are invited to join NBAA President Jack Olcott and Scott McHugh, TSA Federal Security Director for Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia, for a special Operation REACHBAC luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20 at the IAD America Online-Time Warner aviation facility. In addition, several key Congressional staff officials from Virginia will be on hand to provide relevant observations and respond to questions. This event is exclusively sponsored by Multi Service Corp and includes lunch. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's June DeFontes at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web at:
NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION TO MEET NOV. 6
The North Carolina Business Aviation Association will meet at the VT Hangar at Piedmont Triad Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC on November 6 at 11:00 a.m. All interested in joining or learning more about this association are invited to attend. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS CONFERENCE DETAILS NOW
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be held February 2 to 5, 2003, in Anaheim, CA, in conjunction with four Schedulers Professional Development Program Courses and a Tax Forum. For more information and to review the Conference agenda, visit:
SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
DUE DEC. 2
Schedulers, dispatchers or other flight department members interested in receiving financial support to help obtain a license, finish a degree, take a computer class or attend an NBAA Seminar should apply for an NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee Scholarship. This year, the Committee plans to disburse $35,000 in funds to scholarship winners. Completed application packages are due to NBAA by December 2. Download the application at:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CORPORATE AVIATION
NBAA requests proposals from companies, institutions or individuals interested in providing speaker services in conjunction with NBAA's Corporate Aviation Management Conference (CAMC), to be held February 17 to 19, 2003, in Colorado Springs, CO. The theme of the conference will center on leadership. For more information about the Request for Proposals, visit the NBAA web site at:
SETTING UP A FLIGHT DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP
Offering a student an internship introduces an aviation student to the possibilities of a business aviation career. NBAA has developed a roster of several schools offering aviation education programs with the school's designated intern coordinator. Companies interested in offering an internship or bridge program within your flight department should contact the Intern Coordinator. This person will act as the point of contact between the student and flight department. To review a list of intern coordinators, visit: