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NBAA Update #04-48
Monday, November 29, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Challenger Crashes in Montrose, Colorado
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials are arriving today to begin the investigation into the crash of a Canadair Challenger (N873G) at Montrose Regional Airport. At approximately 9:55 a.m. MST yesterday, the aircraft impacted a fence and terrain while attempting to take off from Runway 31. A post-crash fire ensued. There were six persons aboard, including two pilots and a flight attendant. The passengers included NBC television executive Dick Ebersol and two of his sons. At this time, there are conflicting reports regarding the number of casualties. According to the NTSB, the plane was owned by Jet Alliance/Air Castle Corporation and operated by Global Aviation as Glow Air flight 73. The charter flight's destination was South Bend, Indiana. According to published reports, the crash occurred shortly after a NOTAM had been issued advising pilots of wet snow on the runway. Heavy snow had eased up before the plane prepared to take off, although there was no immediate word if weather was a factor in the crash.

NBAA's Ed Bolen Defends Safety Record of Business Aviation
Today, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen discussed business aviation safety during an on-air interview with CNBC. Bolen defended the safety record of business aviation, which historically is comparable to scheduled air carriers. Media inquiries should be directed to Cassandra Bosco at

White House Completes Review of Proposed Change to Part 375
On November 12, 2004, the Office of Management and Budget, charged with review of regulatory changes for the White House, completed its review of proposed changes to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation Part 375. Part 375 regulates the operation of foreign civil aircraft, which are either non-military, foreign-registered aircraft or U.S.-registered aircraft owned, controlled or operated by persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The DOT is expected to complete its final work on the proposal and make it available for public comment by publishing it in the Federal Register by the end of the 2004. NBAA led the effort to modify Part 375, which would expand the provisions of Part 91, Subpart F to some private, foreign aircraft registered in the U.S. For more information contact NBAA's Doug Carr at

Additional Preferred RNAV Routes Issued for California Basin and Pacific Northwest
Operators are advised that additional Preferred IFR "Q" Routes have been released for operations departing Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA), Portland, OR (PDX), or Vancouver, B.C. (YVR) going to the Basin airports in Southern California: Los Angeles (LAX), Santa Barbara (SBA), Burbank (BUR), Fresno (FAT), Long Beach (LGB) Santa Monica (SMO), Santa Ana (SNA), Van Nuys (VNY), Ontario (ONT), Palm Springs (PSP), and San Diego (SAN). Operators may begin to use these routes (Q7, Q9 and Q11) on Thursday, December 9, 2004, at 0901Z. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at or visit:

Compensation & Benchmarking Survey Deadline Tomorrow
The deadline for participating in the 2004 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey has been extended to November 30. This 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. Participants will receive free online access to survey results once compiled. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at or visit:

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Regional News
Sales/Use Tax on Fractional Aircraft in Illinois
The Illinois Department of Revenue has issued a General Information Letter directing that for purchases of a fractional share in an aircraft, Aircraft Use Tax liability is incurred on the purchase price of the fractional share of the aircraft purchased. The taxable purchase price of the fractional share shall not be less than the fair market value of the fractional share. Any non-retail transfer of ownership in an aircraft that results in a new registration or title will subject the aircraft to the Aircraft Use Tax. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at Review the Illinois General Information Letter at:

SFBAA Golf Tournament to Feature NBAA's Steve Brown
Steve Brown, NBAA's senior vice president, operations will be the guest speaker at the First Annual South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) Golf Tournament on December 7. The event, open to SFBAA members and non-members, will take place at the Atlantis Country Club in Atlantis, FL. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to an aviation scholarship fund. For more information, call Maureen Cole at (561) 307-2501 or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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Two Scholarship Applications for Schedulers and Dispatchers Due Tomorrow
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers 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:

Applications for Next CAM Exam Due Jan. 17
The next Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam will take place on March 3, 2005, in Miami, FL. Applications for the exam should be submitted no later than Jan 17, 2005. Applications may be submitted online, or the application can be downloaded and submitted by mail or fax. The CAM exam will be held three times in 2005: March 3, April 14 and Nov 14. Applications for any CAM exam must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the exam. For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at or visit:

Applications for Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship Due Dec 17
The NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee, in cooperation with sponsors The VanAllen Group, Pentastar Aviation LLC and The Schwan Food Company, has established the Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship to enable qualified candidates to attend the NBAA Leadership Conference. The 2005 NBAA Leadership Conference currently is scheduled for March 1-2, 2005 in Miami, FL. Applications for this year's scholarship must be received by December 17, 2004. For more information, visit:

International Operators Scholarship Applications Due Jan. 31
The 2005 International Operators Scholarship, established by the NBAA International Operators Committee with the support of ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats, will provide a total of $5,000 toward the education and training of scholarship recipients. The scholarship will be awarded at the NBAA 32nd Annual International Operators Conference on March 14-17, 2005. Applications for this year's scholarship must be received by January 31, 2005. For more information, visit:

Request for Proposals: Flight Attendant Conference Planning
The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee has begun planning the June 2005 NBAA Flight Attendants Conference, to be held in the Southeast United States. The Committee currently requests proposals for Conference presentations relating to issues relevant to the corporate flight attendant, such as cabin safety, security, catering, customer service and training programs. To submit proposals for the 2005 Flight Attendants Conference, contact NBAA's Jay Evans no later than December 31 at

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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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