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NBAA Update #04-25
Monday, June 21, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
House Passes Act That Includes Extension of Bonus Depreciation
Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4520, the "American Jobs Creation Act of 2004," by a vote of 251 to 178. This major corporate tax policy legislation includes a provision extending bonus depreciation for one year. Since the U.S. Senate had already passed a similar measure, the next step in the legislative process will be consideration of the two bills by a Senate-House conference committee, which is expected to occur before the August recess. NBAA encourages members of the business aviation community to contact their elected officials in the House and Senate and to urge them to enact the legislation before the end of July. For more information, contact NBAA's Pete West at or visit NBAA's Contact Congress web site at:

NBAA Meets with TSA Acting Administrator on Secure Access Issues
On June 16, NBAA representatives met with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Acting Administrator David Stone and TSA senior staff members to provide an update on NBAA's "Secure Access" initiatives. In particular, NBAA Interim President Donald E. Baldwin pressed the TSA to expand the TSA Access Certificate (TSAAC) Program and to provide operational/access benefits to TSAAC holders that reflect their commitment and investment in the program. Baldwin also expressed appreciation for the recent TSA decision to suspend the three-trip requirement for international fleet waivers. While Stone could not commit to any course of action at this time, he said he recognized the value of the TSAAC Program and the substantial investment that NBAA Members have made in it. Stone also said that he remains committed to submitting a comprehensive security proposal to the Bush Administration by the end of this year for consideration to re-open Reagan National Airport (DCA) to qualified general aviation users. For more information, contact NBAA's Dick Doubrava at

Results of June Security Council Meeting
On June 10, NBAA's Security Council met with TSA Policy Office representatives at NBAA Headquarters to discuss the status of NBAA general aviation security initiatives, including a proposed expansion of the TSAAC Program and access issues such as TFRs. TSA representatives at that meeting indicated that they are conducting an internal review of the TSAAC Program to determine how to proceed. Under consideration is a possible expansion of the program to other airport locations. Currently, TSAAC Program participation is limited to Part 91 operators based at Teterboro (TEB) and Morristown (MMU) airports in New Jersey and Westchester County Airport (HPN) in New York. The next NBAA Security Council meeting will be held during the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention this October in Las Vegas. For more information about NBAA's Security Council, Secure Access Program and TSAAC Program, visit:

NBAA Participates in Discussions About ICAO Regulatory Development
Last week NBAA participated in a U.S. aviation industry exchange of information on the processes and challenges involved in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulatory development. Present were ICAO Council President Dr. Assad Kotaite, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Taieb Cherif and Head of the Air Navigation Bureau Bill Voss as well as other members of the ICAO Council and Commission. In particular, discussion was devoted to the processes involved in developing SARPS (international standards and recommended procedures similar to the U.S. FARs). NBAA's Bill Stine was designated to show the aviation community how it can participate in the work of the organization. For more information, contact Stine at

NBAA to Host ABACE Forum in Hong Kong This July
On July 15 and 16 in Hong Kong, NBAA will host its first international Business Aviation Regional Forum, which is planned as a pre-cursor to the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) that will debut next year in Shanghai. The ABACE Forum in Hong Kong will feature aircraft from Gulfstream and Bombardier, indoor exhibits from Metrojet and B/E Aerospace, and more. The purpose of this event is to identify opportunities and challenges for business aviation growth in China, to prioritize those issues and to put together a plan for moving forward. The ABACE Forum will be held at Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), and the host hotel is the Regal Airport Hotel. For more information, visit:

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Regional News
FAA Publishes Flight Restrictions for DNC in Boston
The 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) is being held in Boston, MA from July 26 to 29. The FAA will establish a 30 nm radius (NMR) temporary flight restriction (TFR) around Boston VORTAC for this event. With the exception of scheduled air carriers and certain law enforcement aircraft, all aircraft operations will be prohibited within a 10 nm radius of the Boston VORTAC. All aircraft operating within the 10 to 30 NMR area are limited to aircraft arriving or departing local airfields. There also will be a special traffic management program (STMP) for IFR traffic landing at Bedford (BED), Beverly (BVY), Lawrence (LWM) and Norwood (OWD) airports. For links to additional restrictions, the STMP and the complete advisory, visit:

Teterboro Airport and Users Group Working to Simplify TEB Departure
NBAA recently was advised that several altitude deviations pertaining to the TEB 5 Departure (at Teterboro Airport) were observed by ATC. NBAA Members are advised to read the departure procedure (DP) carefully and understand any deviations to the DP issued by a controller. In an attempt to clarify the complicated departure, the Teterboro Users Group (TUG), Teterboro Airport, the FAA and NBAA are collaborating on methods to simplify the departure, which hopefully will be in place by September 2004. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Avoid Travel Delays in California This Week
This week's NASCAR Nextel Series race will be held at the Infineon Race Track in Sonoma, CA. Napa Valley Airport (APC) could experience congestion and delays, particularly Wednesday, June 23 through Monday, June 28. Operators are advised to plan accordingly. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Business Aviation Regional Forum Comes to Chicago This Thursday
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held this Thursday, June 24 at DuPage Flight Center on DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago, IL, with exhibits located at T-Bird Aviation. The Chicago-area Forum is expected to be the largest one yet, with more than 70 Exhibitors, 30 aircraft on Static Display and 1,000 Attendees. The event will open with a Forum Kick-Off session featuring NBAA Staff members, local elected officials and airport officials. Throughout the day, NBAA and industry representatives will present a variety of Informational Sessions addressing the importance of security for business aviation operations, the factory/service center relationship, transitioning from paper to electronic charting, runway incursions, aircraft purchase considerations and analyzing the corporate shuttle option. For more information, visit:

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NBAA Announces Results of First CAM Governing Board Meeting
The NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board concluded its first meeting on June 3. During the three-day meeting, officers for the CAM Governing Board were elected: Dr. Thomas Q Carney of Purdue University, chairman; Jack Stockmann of Citizens Communications, vice chairman; and Elizabeth Dornak of DuPont Aviation, secretary and treasurer. The CAM Governing Board is responsible for all matters pertaining to NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager Program. It seeks to measure and recognize competence in those areas pertinent to the certification of business aviation professionals. For more information, visit:

Flight Attendants Conference Focuses on Safety and Security Issues
Last Friday and Saturday, 160 corporate aviation flight attendants and flight technicians gathered in Anaheim, CA for the NBAA 9th Annual Flight Attendants Conference to network and participate in sessions about cabin safety and security, corporate aircraft passenger service, catering tips and professional development. Hosting this event was the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee, which also presented Flight Attendant Scholarships to 36 recipients. For more information about the 2004 scholarship winners and a link to event photos, visit:

NBAA Welcomes New Manager, Exhibits & Static Displays
Today Andrew Schweickert joins the NBAA Staff in the newly created position of manager, exhibits & static displays. In this position he will provide support for the Association's domestic and international Conventions, Seminars and Business Aviation Regional Forums. "With the success of NBAA's international events – EBACE in Europe, LABACE in Latin America and the soon-to-be-launched ABACE in Asia – the Association can benefit from Andy's marketing and business development background," said NBAA Vice President, Conventions & Seminars Kathleen Blouin. For more information, visit:

NBAA Gala Featured Entertainer Is Kenny Loggins
Previously known as the NBAA Safety Awards Banquet, the NBAA Gala honors and celebrates the recipients of NBAA's most prestigious awards. This year's event also features entertainment by Kenny Loggins, one of the most successful songwriters and performers in the world. For more information about the 2004 NBAA Gala, visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
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

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
August 24, Philadelphia, PA

Maintenance Management Workshop
August 25, Seattle, WA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
August 26, Seattle, WA

Regulatory Issues Forum
August 27, Seattle, WA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

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