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NBAA Update #04-37
Monday, September 13, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Convention Comes to Las Vegas in Just Four Weeks
More than 30,000 people, 1,000 Exhibiting Companies and 100 static aircraft are expected at the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held October 12 to 14 in Las Vegas. Current estimates suggest that this year's event will be at least 5 percent larger than last year and 15 percent larger than NBAA's last record-breaking Convention in Las Vegas in 1998. As NBAA's new president and CEO, Ed Bolen will preside over his first Convention and share his vision for the Association during the Opening General Session on October 12, which will include appearances by astronaut Neil Armstrong and test pilot Scott A. Crossfield. With nearly a million square feet of exhibit space, this is the world's largest purely civil aviation event. Learn more or register at:

NBAA Responds to Proposed Legislation
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a letter to New York Congressman Ed Weiner on September 10 regarding Weiner's proposed security legislation, HR 5035, which would require the Transportation Security Administration to conduct the same level of passenger and baggage screening required for the scheduled airlines for every aircraft capable of carrying passengers. "NBAA believes that if enacted, this legislation would destroy the business aviation community, force the closure of some businesses and drastically weaken business aviation's significant contributions to the economy," wrote Bolen. "At a time when we must prioritize scarce Federal resources, the substantial investment in personnel and equipment required by HR 5035 would not significantly increase security for the nation." Download a copy of the letter and the proposed legislation at:

NBAA Objects to Slot-Based Access Into O'Hare
Last week NBAA expressed frustration over a DOT and FAA decision to limit general aviation flights into Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) by reinstituting the airport reservation office (ARO). "While we appreciate the need to address capacity concerns at O'Hare, restricting access to one particular airport without understanding and addressing the implications for the entire air traffic system is unwise," noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen in written testimony submitted to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. For more information, visit:

Expected TFRs for Upcoming VIP Travel
Operators should anticipate temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) for VIP travel this week. A TFR currently is published for the Denver, CO, area that will be in effect on September 13 and 14. TFRs also can be expected for the following areas: Blytheville, AR, Las Vegas, NV, and Clarksburg, WV, on September 14, and St. Cloud, Blain, and Rochester, MN, on September 16. In addition, a NOTAM has been issued that establishes a 2 nm-radius TFR in New York City from September 14 to September 28. Though no airports fall within the boundaries of this TFR, helicopter and seaplane operations are required to follow ATC-assigned ingress/egress routes. Operators are urged to review NOTAMs carefully prior to every flight. For more information, visit:

FAA Releases Handbook Bulletin for Airworthiness (HBAW) 04-06 for Part 135 Operations
Effective August 31, this FAA bulletin applies to the airworthiness safety inspectors (ASI) with certificate management responsibilities for 14 CFR Part 135 certificate holders operating under 135.411(a)(1) applicability. This bulletin contains Flight Standards-wide policy/guidance to properly evaluate aircraft passenger seating configurations and to determine if aircraft are being maintained under the proper applicability of 135.411. This bulletin was released to address inconsistencies between different Flight Standards District Offices as to the placement of certain aircraft under the applicability of 135.411(a)(1) vs. 135.411(a)(2). For more information, download HBAW 04-06 at:

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Regional News
Planning a Trip to Florida or the Southeast? Call Ahead
Most airports and FBOs in the states affected by Hurricanes Charley and Francis are operational; however, some still might be operating with limitations at their facilities due to storm damage. Some still are without power. Call ahead for the latest information on their status. Also check with local businesses for any disruption in their services or shortages as a result of the storms. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Ivan currently is projected to land in the U.S. somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle by early Thursday. The NBAA GA Desk will continue to post any pertinent information on the Airspace Alerts e-mail list. Members may subscribe to Airspace Alerts at:

Special Air Traffic Procedures for NBAA Convention in Las Vegas
Today, the FAA Las Vegas TRACON published Letter to Airmen (LTA) No. 04-02, titled "Special Air Traffic Procedures, Las Vegas, Nevada Terminal Area Airports, October 8, 2004, through October 18, 2004. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Convention." While similar to the "Las Vegas NBAA STMP Special Air Traffic Procedures" in the current NOTAM, this LTA provides supplemental information for operators concerning a temporary ATIS and clearance delivery frequency at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), site of this year's NBAA Static Display of Aircraft. Download the letter in PDF format at:

White Plains REACHBAC to Feature Bolen and Special Guests This Friday
This Friday, September 17, NBAA will host a REACHBAC event in conjunction with the Westchester Aviation Association and the Westchester County Association that features Ed Bolen, NBAA's new president and CEO, along with special guest speaker Jim Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 mission, and Bill Mooney, president of the Westchester County Association. The complimentary buffet luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Westchester County Airport (HPN), Hangar E, 85 Tower Rd., White Plains, NY. RSVP to NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at For more information, visit:

Corporate Angel Network Breaks Another Record
White Plains, NY-based Corporate Angel Network, the national public charity providing free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment by using the empty seats on corporate and fractional jets, arranged a record-breaking 242 patient flights during the month of August. "We are delighted to be able to help so many cancer patients," said Bonnie LeVar, Corporate Angel Network's executive director, "and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of our participating corporations and the hard work and enthusiasm of our volunteers who together make this possible." More than 500 corporations participate in Corporate Angel Network efforts to transport about 200 cancer patients a month. The organization expects to fly its 20,000th patient early next year. Learn more about Corporate Angel Network at:

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

Corporate Aviation Leadership Program Offered This Month
The corporate aviation activity represents a sizable investment of capital and personnel in many companies today. Managers responsible for these activities face the challenges of using capital wisely, operating flexibly and efficiently, and leading small teams with a diversity of functional responsibilities. The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia is dedicated to providing an opportunity to successfully integrate good management and leadership practices with the specialized needs of the corporate aviation function. It offers two well-established programs, Managing the Corporate Aviation Function and Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function, through a cooperative effort with NBAA. Developing Leadership will be offered this month from September 21 to 24, and NBAA Members receive 10 percent off the regular program fee. For more information or to register, call (434) 924-3000 or visit:

NBAA2004 Seminars to Address Human Factors, Many Other Issues
What is your company doing to increase aviation safety and reduce maintenance technician errors and injuries? On Sunday, October 10, attend an NBAA Maintenance Human Factors Workshop for Aviation Technicians to find out error-prevention strategies for maintenance managers. This event is just one of several Seminars to be held in conjunction with the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention this October in Las Vegas. The Seminars include: 13th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference, Emergency Response Planning Workshop, Flight Operations Manual Workshop, Professional Development Program Course, Maintenance Manual Workshop and Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop. A separate fee is required, which includes registration for the NBAA Convention. For more information or to register, visit:

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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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