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NBAA Update #04-45
Monday, November 08, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
TSA Issues Security Advisory for Aerial Application Aircraft
On November 1, a crop-dusting aircraft was stolen from Ejido Queretaro, near Mexicali, Mexico. Although there currently is no indication that this incident has any connection to terrorist activity, the theft is cause for concern. Past information indicates that members of al-Qaida may have planned – or still may be planning – to disperse biological or chemical agents from crop-dusting aircraft. The stolen aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA 25, Pawnee, and is registered in Mexico with the tail number XBCYP. Operators who see this aircraft should immediately contact the TSA General Aviation Hotline at (866) 427-3287. Download the TSA Advisory in PDF format at:

NBAA Submits Written Comments on Boston Logan Peak-Period Pricing Proposal
Following up on earlier oral comments submitted at a public hearing in Boston, on November 8 NBAA filed written comments with respect to a peak-period pricing scheme proposed for Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). NBAA noted that Massport is to be commended for the Runway 14/32 project. However, the Association continues to have concerns about a peak-period pricing proposal that could set a precedent for other airports. Consistent with concerns previously raised by the FAA in a letter to Massport, NBAA discussed the manner in which a determination of "over-scheduling" would be made, the alternative to a peak-period fee and the potential for discrimination against the operators of smaller aircraft. The comments will be included in the docket of a state rulemaking proceeding. For more information, visit:

Holiday Traffic STMPs Released
Operators are advised that Holiday Traffic STMPs have been issued for the following airports: Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport (JAC); Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey, ID; and Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF) in Twin Falls, ID. Active dates for these programs are: Wednesday, November 24 to Monday, November 29; Thursday, December 23 to Monday, January 3; and Friday, February 18 to Tuesday, February 22. Reservations will be available 72 hours prior to the estimated time of arrival. Operators also should expect the possibility that the STMPs for the Ski Country Airports (RIL, MTJ, TEX, GJT, ASE and EGE) will be in effect. For more information, contact NBAA at or visit:

New Preferred RNAV Routes Issued for Bay Area and Pacific Northwest
Operators are advised that new IFR "Q" Routes have been issued to assist users traveling between the San Francisco Bay Area Airports (SFO, SJC, OAK) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA; Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, OR; Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver, Canada; Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (EUG) in Eugene, OR; or Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, OR. Use of these routes will begin on November 9. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at or visit:

2004 NBAA Compensation & Benchmarking Survey Deadline Nov. 19
The NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey was developed to help NBAA Member Representatives and their company salary administrators evaluate their flight departments by providing a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and operational data. All NBAA Member Representatives for companies that operate aircraft are eligible to participate in the 2004 edition of this survey, which is now underway. The deadline for participating is Friday, November 19. Participants will receive free online access to survey results once compiled. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at or visit:


Regional News
Dallas Business Aviation Regional Forum Is Next Week
Thursday, November 18 is the date of the next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum, which will be held at Business Jet Center on Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Dallas, TX. NBAA's Regional Forums are day-long 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. NBAA is accepting Attendee registrations for this event, and Static Display space is still available. For more information, including an Exhibitor Prospectus, current Exhibitor list, registration instructions and preliminary agenda, visit:

Teterboro Adds Two Customs Facilities With US-VISIT Capability
Effective immediately, New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) has added two full-service U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities with US-VISIT capability. Depending on their destination at the airport, operators can use either the facility adjacent to Atlantic Aviation or the one at Jet Aviation, which should improve traffic flow and safety and reduce congestion. Although Customs service already had existed adjacent to Jet Aviation, the US-VISIT equipment had not been installed. As of November 5, the US-VISIT equipment is in place and the facility is fully functional. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Avoid Travel Delays Near Darlington, SC
Although air traffic will be heavier than usual in the area, congestion and delays in conjunction with this week's NASCAR race on Sunday, November 14 in Darlington, SC, should be at a minimum. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at


NBAA Announces Staff Promotions; Hires Vice President, Communications
NBAA announces that two veteran staffers have been promoted, and a new senior staff person has joined the organization. David W. Almy has been promoted to senior vice president, marketing & communications, and Kathleen M. Blouin has been promoted to senior vice president, conventions & seminars. The Association has hired Dan Hubbard as vice president, communications. For more information, visit:

Two Scholarships for Schedulers and Dispatchers Due Nov. 30
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee is dedicated to promoting education and training as a means for individuals to increase the professionalism of their positions. To further this objective, this year the Committee administers two scholarships in conjunction with several corporate sponsors: The 2004 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship and (new this year) the 2004 Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship. Applications for both scholarships are due by Tuesday, November 30. For more information or to download application forms in PDF format, visit:

NBAA Offices Will Close This Thursday, November 11
NBAA will close its offices this Thursday, November 11 in recognition of the Veterans' Day holiday. NBAA Headquarters will reopen at 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, November 12.

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 18, Dallas, TX

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 19, Dallas, TX

SPDP Course: Elements of Corporate Aircraft Scheduling
February 12, 2005, Reno, NV

SPDP Course: Effective Written Communications
February 12, 2005, Reno, NV

SPDP Course: Developing a High-Performance Team
February 13, 2005, Reno, NV

SPDP Course: Weather Planning
February 13, 2005, Reno, NV

16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
February 14–16, 2005, Reno, NV

32nd Annual International Operators Conference
March 14–17, 2005, Colorado Springs, CO

March 31–April 2, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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