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NBAA Update #04-35
Monday, August 30, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Flight Restrictions and Security Procedures for 2004 RNC
With the 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC) underway today in New York City, increased security measures have been implemented and multiple temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) have been published. Among the restrictions, the TFRs prohibit general aviation access to LA Guardia Airport (LGA) until September 3, prohibit all Part 91 and 135 helicopter operations within downtown Manhattan between September 1 and 3, and establish special ingress/egress procedures for Morristown Airport (MMU). Special security screening is required for departures from TEB, JFK, and EWR. Several TFR corrections and additions have already been issued, and security procedures could be changed at any time. For more information, including a TFR impact summary, visit:

Expected TFRs for Upcoming VIP Travel
In addition to the New York City TFRs, operators should anticipate TFRs for VIP travel this week for the following areas: Detroit, MI, Des Moines/Alleman, IA, Nashville, TN, and Gettysburg, PA. Since TFRs are announced shortly before they go into effect, Members must continue to use all resources to prevent flying into restricted airspace. Operators are urged to review NOTAMs carefully prior to every flight. For more information, visit:

Results of NBAA DRVSM Meeting With FAA
NBAA recently met with FAA representatives to discuss issues related to Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (DRVSM) implementation and continued coordination between NBAA and the FAA on this issue. In particular, the FAA briefed NBAA on its survey of airlines, air cargo, regional jet and other operators conducting operations between FL 290-410 in U.S. airspace. The FAA projects that 88 to 92 percent of the flights now conducted between FL 290-410 inclusive are anticipated to be RVSM-compliant by January 20, 2005, which is within parameters for the implementation of DRVSM to proceed. To review the meeting notes, visit:

NBAA2004 Opening General Session to Feature Armstrong and Crossfield
Astronaut Neil Armstrong and test pilot Scott A. Crossfield will present the 2nd Annual Harry B. Combs Award during the Opening General Session of the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention on Tuesday, October 12 in Las Vegas, NV. Both Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon, and Crossfield, the first to fly both Mach 2 and Mach 3, are enshrinees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, which administers the Combs Award. More than 30,000 Attendees are expected to register for this year's Convention, to be held October 12 to 14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a Static Display of Aircraft at nearby Henderson Airport. Over 1,021 Exhibitors already have registered, and exhibit space is still available. For more information or to register, visit:

IS-BAO Raises Flight Operations to a Higher Standard
NBAA encourages Member flight departments to implement the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), which contains a safety management system. Though not a minor undertaking, this worthwhile process ultimately determines whether or not flight department operations meet or exceed the best practices of the business aviation industry. Once an organization complies with the program and an audit is performed, it is issued the IS-BAO Certificate of Registration to signify the high standard of its flight department operations. For more information, contact Ray Rohr, IS-BAO program manager, at or NBAA's Bill Stine at, or visit:

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Regional News
Seattle County Executive Praises Business Aviation at NBAA Forum
During the opening session of NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum on August 26 at Seattle's Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI), King County Executive Ron Sims stated that business aviation ties businesses together, providing business opportunities and the personal contact that "closes the deal." He concluded, "King County will continue to be a friend and an ally of business aviation." More than 650 people attended the Forum, which featured the products and services of 46 indoor Exhibitors, 21 static aircraft and a full slate of informational sessions. NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held November 18 at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). The 2005 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums schedule will be announced at the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas. Learn more about NBAA Regional Forums at:

VLJ Session Scheduled at Dallas Regional Forum
The Business Aviation Regional Forum to be held on November 18 at Business Jet Center on Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) will include a special session called "The Emerging Very Light Jet Market" moderated by Bill Garvey, editor-in-chief of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine. For the full agenda and other information, or to register, visit:

FAA to Publish RNAV SIDs for Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport
Effective August 30, the FAA will publish 16 new RNAV Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The procedures will not be implemented until October 12 in order to give operators time to familiarize themselves with the new procedures. RNAV SIDs take advantage of modern non-land based navigation technologies to increase efficiency, capacity and safety for aircraft departing from airports in the NAS. The FAA is expanding RNAV SIDs from use in Las Vegas, where they were first introduced in 2002, to the rest of the National Airspace System, starting with DFW. NBAA Members that operate to or from DFW should familiarize themselves with these new procedures before October 12, especially if they have no recent experience utilizing the RNAV SIDs out of Las Vegas. For more information, visit:

Reminder About Climb and Descent Performance and Transponder Usage
The FAA's New York TRACON has published Letter to Airmen (LTA) 04-01, "Climb and Descent Performance and Transponder Usage." Recently, there have been several incidents where less-than-standard separation between aircraft occurred as a result of an aircraft's non-standard climb/descent rate performance, non-activation of transponder equipment or incorrect beacon code selected on departure. Particularly within New York Approach Control airspace, where there exists a continuous high volume of traffic in complex airspace, it is essential that information concerning aircraft performance is clearly communicated and those procedures for the operation of transponder equipment be closely followed. In an effort to eliminate similar events, LTA 04-01 serves as a reminder to the aviation community of Aeronautical Information Manual-related paragraphs, which are used as a basis to separate aircraft by air traffic control personnel. Download the letter:

Fort Lauderdale Construction Update
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) begins Runway 9L/27R construction in September. Phase 1, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on September 7 until 7:00 a.m. on September 8, closes R9L/27R and R13/31 to complete intersection work. Operations will be restricted to 9R/27L. The intersection work continues from 10:00 p.m. on September 8 until 6:00 a.m. on September 9, and again from 10:00 p.m. on September 9 until 6:00 a.m. on September 10. Phase II closes R9L/27R from 7:00 a.m. on September 13 until 7:00 a.m. on September 28. FLL only will be able to land 20 aircraft per hour on R13/31 and will have limited use of R9R/27L, likely resulting in over 60-minute departure delays and arrival ground delay programs. Phase III begins in November during the midnight hours and is expected to have little impact. For more information, contact NBAA's GA Desk at

Kissimmee Gateway Airport Recovers From Charley
Hurricane Charley and a recent tornado haven't stopped operations at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM). Though parts of the airport are still without power, all full-service FBOs are open, with Ranger Jet Center using a generator to supply power to its operation. The NDB is out of service. Runway 15/33 is undergoing milling and paving and will be complete by the second week of October. Runway 06/24 is available for operations except for a 48-hour period when both runways will be closed during runway intersection paving. Both runways also may be closed at brief intervals for additional painting and grooving. Operators are reminded to check NOTAMs for information related to the ISM runway closures. For more information, see related story in NBAA Update issue #04-29 at:

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NBAA Bids Farewell to Bob Blouin
NBAA would like to share the following message from outgoing Senior Vice President, Operations Bob Blouin, whose last day with the Association is August 31: "First and foremost, I have had a wonderful seven years at NBAA and have learned much from the Board, the Members and Staff. I am very thankful for the opportunity given to me with such a great organization. I am especially proud of the people I have worked with in the Operations Department. They are a valuable resource to the Members. Looking forward, Ed Bolen is going to be a first-rate leader for NBAA. I have extended an offer to assist Ed, the Board, Staff and Members in any way I can be of help. My choice to leave came down to expanding my professional experience and taking on some new, exciting challenges and opportunities." NBAA bids farewell to Blouin, who can be reached at

NBAA Offers New Training Scholarship for Schedulers and Dispatchers
NBAA announces a new Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship in conjunction with corporate sponsors Airline Ground School, CornerStone Strategies LLC, Flight Safety International and MedAire, Inc. A total of six training awards, including one offered by NBAA's GA Desk at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center, will be presented to current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers to promote their career development. Information about this and nine other NBAA scholarships is available online at, along with downloadable applications. For more information, visit:

Join NBAA's new President & CEO, Edward M. Bolen, at a special Operation REACHBAC

Upcoming NBAA Events
REACHBAC Event Featuring New NBAA President and CEO
September 17, White Plains, NY

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
September 21, Van Nuys, CA

Pre-Convention Seminars
October 10-11, Las Vegas, NV

13th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 10-11, Las Vegas, NV

Professional Development Program Course
October 11, Las Vegas, NV

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
October 11, Las Vegas, NV

57th Annual Meeting & Convention
October 12-14, Las Vegas, NV

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
October 15, Las Vegas, NV

Post-Convention Seminars
October 15-16, Las Vegas, NV

Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 18, Dallas, TX

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 19, Dallas, TX

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