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NBAA Update #04-18
Monday, May 03, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Update Now Offered in Two Formats
NBAA Update, the National Business Aviation Association's free, weekly e-mail newsletter, now is available in a new graphic format. Delivered to more than 15,000 subscribers each Monday, NBAA Update provides a synopsis of the latest operational, regulatory and political news for the business aviation community, as well as information about the Association and upcoming NBAA events. Starting today, subscribers will receive the graphic, or HTML, version of the newsletter unless they opt to receive the text-only version. To receive the text-only version, visit Send feedback about NBAA Update to or visit the NBAA Update archives online at:

Reality Check for Business Aviation Security
Security is at the top of NBAA's legislative and regulatory agenda. NBAA Interim President Don Baldwin shares his thoughts on this topic at:

More Complex and Numerous 91.141 TFR NOTAMs Anticipated
Several 91.141 TFRs have been issued for VIP travel this week through Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. These TFRs include 10 nm paths, following the Presidential motorcade for stops on the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, including: South Bend, IN; Kalamazoo, MI; Detroit, MI; Dayton, OH; Lebanon, OH; and Cincinnati, OH. Additional "rolling" TFRs should be anticipated for future campaign trips in the coming weeks. Also, following the July 2004 Democratic Convention, additional 91.141 TFRs will be issued for the travel of the Democratic candidate, Senator John Kerry. NBAA continues to lobby decision makers to reopen TFRs to security-qualified GA aircraft. The GA Coalition, of which NBAA is a member, is scheduled to meet with TSA Acting Administrator David Stone this Friday to address such security concerns. Operators are urged to review TFRs carefully to ensure that flight operations are outside the complex areas defined by these TFRs. For more information, visit:

Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar Has Large Attendance
Close to 330 Attendees from five countries attended the Flight Safety Foundation/NBAA 49th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar last week in Tucson, AZ. In opening remarks, NBAA Chairman Donald E. Baldwin said, "It has long been the view at NBAA that accidents and incidents rarely occur in flight operations that actively form and practice a strong safety culture.... Our challenge is to take the information that we hear over the next two days and apply it to make our operations safer." Aviation department standards and practices, accident causes and trends, flightcrew situational awareness, and human-factors issues were among the topics presented to aviation professionals. Attendees also met and interacted with safety vendors in a sold-out exhibit hall. Next year's CASS will be held at the Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando, FL from April 26 to 28, 2005. Review CASS highlights via PDF download at Review Baldwin's remarks at:

IBAC Publishes an Updated Business Aviation Safety Brief
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), of which NBAA is a member, in conjunction with the research facilities of Robert E. Breiling Associates, has published a Summary of Global Accident Statistics for 1998-2002 for business aircraft operations. The document is the only worldwide compilation of such data and is available to all interested parties on the IBAC web site. For more information, contact IBAC's Don Spruston at, or download the summary in PDF format at:

NBAA Requests Feedback Regarding Change to Preferred Routes
The FAA has proposed changes to the Preferred IFR Routes as published in the Special High Altitude Directional section of the Airport Facility Directories for the Northeast and East Central United States. If published they will affect current Preferred Routes for jets flying through Indianapolis Center (ZID) and landing at Dulles (IAD). Submit comments no later than May 21 to NBAA's Bob Lamond at


Regional News
Airspace Restrictions for June G-8 Summit at Sea Island, GA
The next G-8 Summit will be held at Sea Island, GA from June 8 to 10. With President Bush and other world leaders traveling in the area before, during and after the summit, the event has been designated a National Special Security Event. Airspace restrictions will be in place around Sea Island and Savannah, GA. The FAA will hold two pilot briefings to explain the airspace restrictions and answer questions on Monday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Old Executive Aviation Hangar at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) and on Tuesday, May 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the General Aviation Hangar at Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (SSI). Review FAA information on airspace restrictions during the G-8 Summit at:

Peak Period Pricing May Be Proposed for New BOS Runway
Massport is preparing to start construction of Runway 14/32 at Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS). An agreement with local community groups has been reached and submitted to a state court for approval. When the Environmental Impact Statement was prepared, one of the options suggested for the new runway during congested hours was peak period pricing, but no details were given. NBAA feels the danger with any peak period pricing plan is that it may discriminate against operators of smaller aircraft. Therefore, the Association will closely review and monitor the Massport proposal because of its significance to NBAA Members operating to and from Boston Logan as well as its importance as a precedent. For more information, visit:

Dulles Runway Construction Has Begun
On April 16, the initial phase of construction on Runway 12/30 began at Washington-Dulles International (IAD). Runway 12 is unusable and Runway 30 has a displaced threshold of 3,000 feet, leaving 7,000 feet available for use. Beginning June 10, Runway 12/30 will be closed completely. IAD Air Traffic Control has provided tips to help alleviate delays at this airport. For more information, visit the NBAA IAD web page at:

SC Transportation Committee Fails to Pass House Bill to Full Senate
The South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee has failed to pass House Bill 4537 to the full Senate. As a result, the South Carolina Department of Aeronautics will remain a part of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, where it has languished in recent years, under-funded and understaffed. The South Carolina aviation community had worked diligently to support legislation to move the Aeronautics Department to the state's Department of Transportation, to direct aviation fuel taxes to an airports trust fund and to establish an effective Aeronautics Commission. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

FAA Invites Comments on Proposed Antenna Tower Near TEB
The FAA is conducting an aeronautical study concerning the construction of a proposed antenna tower 421 feet above ground level (AGL) near Runway 01 at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) and is taking comments until June 2. Although the antenna and a proposed Ferris Wheel (see related story, April 19 NBAA Update) are not expected to affect instrument approaches, they could become a factor in circling to land as well as on glide path VASI approaches to Runway 01 at TEB. Comments about the antenna tower should be sent to FAA Eastern Region, 1 Aviation Plaza-AEA-520, Jamaica, NY 11434; reference 2004-AEA-633-OE. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at Download the FAA public notice from the NBAA web site at:

NW Mountain Region Airports Conference Addresses TERPS Issues
NBAA participated in the 11th FAA Northwest Mountain Region Airports Conference held April 19 to 21 in Seattle, WA, which attracted several hundred participants. A discussion about regional terminal instrument procedures (TERPS) issues addressed the operator's inability to maintain approach capacity at mountain airports when weather conditions require a special traffic management program (STMP). Of several solutions considered by the group -- composed of FAA representatives, state aeronautics directors, airport operators and industry representatives -- was the use of multilateration triangulation relayed to the controlling air traffic facility. Follow-on meetings of this group will attempt to solve this problem, which has plagued the aviation community for years. For more information, contact NBAA's Paul H. Smith at or Bob Lamond at

California Budget to Further Impact Aeronautics
Currently under consideration, California Senate Bill 1095 and Assembly Bill 1800 would eliminate $750,000 from the state's already meager Division of Aeronautics budget, money that would support FAA grants of approximately $15 million in airport improvements. NBAA is urging Senator Chesbro and Assemblywoman Oropeza to strike this proposal from their budget amendments and encourages Association Members to write members of the California Assembly Committee on Transportation and the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review to express their concern. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

FAA Seeking Comments on Bradley Airport Noise Program
The FAA is seeking public input on a proposed noise- compatibility program for Connecticut's Bradley International Airport (BDL). Comments are due June 21, and the agency expects to rule on the plan by October 18. Copies of the proposal can be examined at Connecticut Department of Transportation offices at the airport or the FAA office in Burlington, MA. For more information contact: John C. Silva, FAA New England Region, Airports Division, ANE-600, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803. For more information about BDL, visit:

Noise Program Approved for Reno/Tahoe International
The FAA has approved an FAR Part 150 noise-compatibility program for Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The program includes two-dozen actions, some of which will be phased in through 2008. Key elements include continuation of the preferential-runway use program, restrictions on engine maintenance run-ups and efforts to encourage the use of VFR helicopter arrival and departure routes. The Airport Authority of Washoe County plans to monitor noise- abatement procedure compliance and will pursue enactment of state legislation requiring fair disclosure of data from an airport noise and overflight track- monitoring system. For more information, contact Andy Richards of the FAA's San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, 650/876-2778. For more information about business aviation airports in general, visit the NBAA web site at:

Comment Period Reopened Regarding New Orleans Lakefront Privatization
The FAA is reopening the comment period for the Orleans Levee District's final application for participation of New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW) in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program. Specifically, the FAA is seeking information and comments from interested parties on the Operating Agreement of American Airports Lakefront, LLC, the proposed private airport operator. The comment period is being reopened because this agreement was not available to the FAA during the original public comment period, from January 16, 2003, to May 23, 2003, as published in the Federal Register. The comment period on this original docket is now reopened until May 28, 2004. Review the public dockets at; reference Docket No. 2003-14246. For more information, contact NBAA's Jeff Gilley at

FAA DRVSM Seminar Scheduled for June in Atlanta
The FAA will present its seventh seminar on Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (DRVSM) June 9 and 10 in Atlanta, GA. The intent of this seminar is to provide information on the DRVSM program to operators and other interested parties. For more information, contact Latonia Sewell at or visit:

Greater Washington Aviation Open Expected to Raise $100,000
The 16th Annual Greater Washington Aviation Open, the largest aviation charity event in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, is expected to raise more than $100,000 for the Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using the empty seats on corporate jets. More than 300 individuals are expected to participate in the golf and tennis tournament today, which this year features Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich as honorary chairman. NBAA's Pete West, the event's co-founder, said, "The Open is the largest contributor of funds for CAN operations, so everyone associated with the tournament should take pride in CAN's success." For more information, visit:

Why Fly?

Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board Meeting to Be Held Jun. 1-3
The first Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board (CAMGB) meeting will be held June 1 to 3 at NBAA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers of the CAMGB and establish policies and procedures in accordance with the CAMGB Bylaws. Officers selected from this meeting will be members of the current CAMGB as appointed by the NBAA Board of Directors in March 2004. Officers to be elected include the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer. Elections will be by affirmative votes from the attending CAMGB members. For more information about the CAM Program or to participate, contact or visit:

Hotel and Airline Discounts Available for Chicago Forum
NBAA will hold a Business Aviation Regional Forum on June 24 at DuPage Flight Center on DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago, IL. NBAA Regional Forums are learning and networking experiences designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation operators, those wishing to learn more about this form of transportation, and vendors across the United States. In addition to 50 indoor exhibits and 30 static aircraft, the Chicago event will feature a full slate of informational sessions on topics like business aviation security, factory/service center relationships, runway incursions, aircraft purchase considerations and corporate shuttles. Those who reserve hotel rooms by June 1 will receive discounted room rates, and airline discounts also are available. For more information, to exhibit, or to register, visit:

NBAA Seeks Coordinator, Operations Service Group
NBAA seeks a dynamic individual for an entry-level operations position at its Washington, DC Headquarters. Individual should be familiar with business aviation operations and will be responsible for responding to technical and operational questions, identifying and disseminating information on recurring business aviation issues, and providing support to and collaborating with other members of the NBAA Staff. Duties include interacting with flight department members and searching resources for timely replies. For the full job description and more information on how to apply, visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
Federal Tax Issues Surrounding Aircraft Ownership and Operations
May 7, Washington, DC

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
May 11, Atlanta, GA

May 25-27, Geneva, Switzerland

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
June 8, Chicago, IL

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 9-10, Boston, MA

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
June 10, Denver, CO

Airspace/Air Traffic Committee Meeting
June 10-11, Washington, DC

9th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 18-19, Anaheim, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 24, Chicago, IL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
June 25, Chicago, IL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
July 15-16, Hong Kong, China

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

Contact Congress