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NBAA Update #04-38
Monday, September 20, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA2004 Takes Off in Just Three Weeks
This October 12 to 14, the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2004) will feature more than 1,050 Exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center, 89 static aircraft on Henderson Executive Airport (HND) and approximately 75 Informational Sessions. NBAA Static Display space is sold out, but potential Exhibitors can be added to a waiting list by contacting NBAA's Suzanne Cole at For more information or to register, visit:

TSA's David Stone and Journalist Fred Barnes to Keynote NBAA2004
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) David M. Stone and nationally known journalist Fred Barnes will be the featured Opening General Session keynote speakers for the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen also will speak during the Opening General Session as that event's host. The Opening General Session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, visit:

TSA Interim Final Rule for Additional Flight Training Security
Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published expanded requirements for aliens seeking flight training in the United States. The new requirements, resulting from legislation passed last year, expand background check requirements for candidates seeking flight training in aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less. Flight schools must be in compliance with the new rules by October 5, 2004, for training in aircraft weighing greater than 12,500 pounds and by October 20, 2004, for training in aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less. For more information, contact NBAA's Dick Doubrava at or Eric Ramsdell at Download the final rule at:

TFRs Implemented for U.N. General Assembly in New York City
Temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) have been issued due to the United Nations General Assembly 59th Session in New York City, September 20 to 22. FDC NOTAM 4/9878 details ingress and egress procedures for Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU). FDC NOTAM 4/9872 further defines restrictions and procedures for New York-area heliports, metropolitan airports and satellite airports. For more information, 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: Lansing, MI, on September 21; Philadelphia, King of Prussia and Westmoreland County, PA, on September 22; Detroit and Warren, MI, on September 22; St. Joseph, MO, and Bangor, ME, on September 23; and Janesville, WI, on September 24. Operators are urged to review NOTAMs carefully prior to every flight. For more information, visit:

NBAA Names Steve Brown Senior Vice President, Operations
Aviation industry veteran Steven J. Brown will join NBAA on October 4 as senior vice president of operations. "I couldn't be more pleased," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "Steve brings tremendous experience and proven leadership qualities to NBAA. He is a great addition to our team." For more information, visit:

NBAA Safety Recommendations to Enhance Flight Department Safety
The NBAA Safety Committee has developed and made available on the NBAA web site a list of nine safety recommendations. Ranging from flight operations to ground handling, these recommendations can assist departments of any size in enhancing the safety of their operations while also being affordable and effective. Stop by and discuss these recommendations with Safety Committee members at the NBAA Booth during the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas this October, or view them online at:

2005 GA Awards Application Now Available
The General Aviation Awards Program is a cooperative effort between the FAA and aviation industry sponsors, including NBAA, to annually recognize outstanding individuals in the fields of avionics, flight instruction and maintenance. In addition, the FAA annually recognizes outstanding individuals serving the national safety program as aviation safety counselors. The awards highlight the important roles these individuals play in promoting aviation safety, education and professionalism. The 2005 application/nomination form is now available on the NBAA web site in PDF format at:

Regional News
White Plains REACHBAC Luncheon Draws Record Crowd
NBAA's Operation REACHBAC luncheon, held last Friday, September 17 at Westchester County Airport (HPN), drew more than 500 attendees – nearly 200 more than last year's record. New NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who visited several flight departments the prior day, spoke of an increased role for government affairs for NBAA and a continued focus on airport and airspace access. Special guest James Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, described his heroic journey for attendees, and NBAA Board Member Jeffrey W. Lee, Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) president, emphasized the important work of WAA on significant aviation issues with state, county and local officials. Other speakers included Westchester County Association President Bill Mooney, Congresswoman Sue Kelly and Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano. For more information, contact NBAA's Joe Ponte at

CDR Test Procedures for HPN, TEB, MMU Have Been Revised
The coded departure route (CDR) abbreviated clearance test has been underway at New York's Westchester County Airport (HPN) and New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) and Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) since the beginning of August. The FAA has indicated that although there have not been many opportunities to issue abbreviated clearances, there also may be problems with ATC seeing the "CDR capable" remark in the remarks section of the flight plan when multiple remarks are entered. The procedures have been updated to recommend that operators file the "CDR capable" remark first if they intend to have multiple entries in that field. For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at Operators interested in participating in the test should review the training, contact and procedures information at:

Northeast Schedulers and Dispatchers Group Holds First Meeting
The Northeast Schedulers and Dispatchers (NESD) Group held its first meeting on September 15. This new group was formed to represent the needs of schedulers and dispatchers in the area covering Northern New Jersey, Eastern New York and New England. It also works to assist its members in training, education and networking efforts. (Note: The NESD Group was created to complement, not conflict with, the efforts of the existing Tri-State Dispatchers and Schedulers Group serving New Jersey, Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania.) NESD meetings will take place in various regions, with the next one to be held in Eastern Massachusetts. For more information about this group, contact IMS Health's Amy Roy at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Avoid Travel Delays in Delaware
This weekend's NASCAR NEXTEL race will be held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE. Expect increased traffic and congestion and plan flights accordingly at the following Delaware airports: Dover Air Force Base (DOV), Sussex County Airport (GED), Delaware Airpark (33N) and New Castle County Airport (ILG). Most race-related flights will arrive Thursday, September 23 and depart Sunday, September 26. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

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CAM Presentation During Chief Pilots Roundtable at NBAA
During a Chief Pilots Roundtable meeting at NBAA Headquarters on September 14, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen addressed the group on key issues and presented a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) certificate to Mark C. McIntyre, chief pilot of Mente LLC. Information about the NBAA CAM Program is available online at View the event photo at:

Dispatch Newsletter Provides 2005 Conference Preview
The September issue of NBAA Dispatch includes a message from Avitat Network Worldwide's Susan Ramsay, the 2004 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee chair, and previews plans for the NBAA 16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which will be held at the Hilton in Reno, NV, February 14 to 16, 2005. Also included are articles about four planned Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Courses, a new Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship, regional group news and more. For more information about the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee or NBAA Dispatch, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at Review the September issue online at:

Falcon 2000 Operators Needed to Join Planned CFE738 Subcommittee
NBAA is soliciting interested Falcon 2000 operators to form a new CFE738 Subcommittee of the NBAA Technical Committee. The Subcommittee would use an NBAA web-based forum as the primary means to communicate issues such as reliability, parts availability, service shop experiences and cost of ownership. Periodic updates to other Falcon 2000 operators will be made through published NBAA Maintenance and Operations Bulletins and yearly product presentations at CFE Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Sessions during the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. Interested parties should contact Mark Staudacher, maintenance manager, Dow Chemical Flight Operations, at or NBAA Technical Committee Liaison Eli Cotti at For more information about NBAA's Technical Committee, visit:

Update for 2003 and 2004 NBAA Membership Directory on CD
Due to the recent Microsoft update for Windows XP, Service Pack 2, there are some issues in functionality with the 2003 and 2004 versions of the NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel in CD format. Windows XP SP2 adds many security restrictions to Internet Explorer, including the disabling of a special protocol that the BookWorks Browser utilizes to run the Directory. Contact NBAA's Membership Department at (202) 783-9280 or with questions, or download a fix provided by the vendor at:

2005 International Operators Scholarship Application Now Online
The NBAA International Operators Scholarship was created to promote the education and training of individuals in the business aviation community with international aviation career goals. ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats is the corporate sponsor for this scholarship, which is administered by the NBAA International Operators Committee. The scholarship will be awarded at the NBAA 32nd Annual International Operators Conference in March 2005; preliminary Conference details are available online at In addition to the International Operators Scholarship, NBAA offers nine other scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. To learn more about all NBAA scholarships and to download applications in PDF format, visit:

NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference to Include Conference Bookstore
A Conference Bookstore will make its debut at the NBAA 16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Reno, NV, February 14 to 16, 2005. The bookstore will allow Attendees an opportunity to purchase books and other resources that relate to aviation, personal growth, career development and Conference sessions. Books recommended by Conference participants must meet at least one of the following criteria: aviation-related, personal growth and/or professional development. Submissions should include the following information: title, author, publisher and contact information of the person making the submission. All recommendations are subject to NBAA and Committee approval and publisher availability. E-mail submissions no later than December 15, 2004, to NBAA's Dina Green at

NBAA2004 to Provide Shuttle Bus Service for Attendees
For NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention Attendees, the Association will provide continuous shuttle bus service daily from hotels in the NBAA housing block to the Las Vegas Convention Center and between the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport. This service also will be in effect on the evening of Monday, October 11, for the Networking Reception and Registration period at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To review full details about the shuttle bus service, including hours of operation and shuttle bus routes, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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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