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NBAA Update #05-06
Monday, February 07, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Requests Meeting With NJ Port Authority Officials
Following the crash of a Challenger 600 at Teterboro Airport (TEB) last week, a number of elected officials in New Jersey have called for reductions in flights at the airport. NBAA has requested a meeting with officials of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to discuss the situation and work to define options that enhance safety without diminishing capacity. NBAA enjoys a long-standing and productive relationship with Port Authority officials, and the association is eager to address specific concerns. Last Tuesday morning, a Challenger CL-600 aborted its takeoff roll on Runway 6 at TEB, overshot the runway, crossed a highway and stopped after hitting a warehouse, injuring 20, including a motorist in a car struck by the plane who remains in critical condition. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

FAA to Meet With Business Aviation Groups About General Aviation Safety
The recent spate of general aviation accidents has led FAA officials to convene a meeting next week with leaders from the business aviation community. As an organization that has historically led the way in the development and promotion of industry best practices, NBAA looks forward to participating in this meeting and helping the FAA find effective approaches to safety concerns. NBAA urges Members to continually apply best safety practices and looks forward to helping FAA officials find effective approaches to safety concerns. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at or visit:

NBAA Releases Training Guidelines for Very Light Jets
NBAA has released recommended training guidelines for the next generation of very light jets (VLJs). The guidelines outline a minimum curriculum the association believes is necessary to satisfy a VLJ transition and recurrent training program. "The introduction of the very light jet into the general aviation community marks the beginning of a new era in business travel," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA wants to help ensure that these aircraft transition safely into the aviation system, and these guidelines will help VLJ operators understand what we believe are the appropriate minimum requirements for safe training to use the aircraft." View the guidelines online at:

Sen. Burns Assumes Leadership of Key Senate Aviation Subcommittee; Sen. Rockefeller Continues as Ranking Member
The Senate Commerce Committee's Aviation Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over aviation-related issues, has a new chairman. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) has been named to replace Sen. Trent Lott as subcommittee chairman. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV will continue serving in his position as ranking Democrat. NBAA Members with operations in Montana and West Virginia can contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at

White House Releases Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2006 Today
The Bush Administration today formally submitted to Congress its FY2006 budget, outlining spending priorities. Funding and programming priorities will be identified for several Federal agencies important to NBAA, including the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Homeland Security (DHS), as well as the FAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). NBAA already has begun a review of the Administration's budget proposal and will provide an outline of critical programs to NBAA Members in the coming weeks. For more information, contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at

Senate Consideration of Chertoff Nomination Continues
Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the nomination of Federal Judge Michael Chertoff to head the DHS. Judge Chertoff responded to questions about his proposed priorities for DHS and discussed his views on a number of homeland security issues. Senators urged DHS to target homeland security spending on areas most at risk for attack. The Committee is expected to vote on sending the nomination of Judge Chertoff for full Senate consideration early this week. For more information, contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at

DOT Releases Proposed Rule to Change FAR Part 375
Today, the DOT published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Part 375, governing the navigation of foreign civil aircraft within the United States. Many NBAA Members have lost the ability to utilize the joint-ownership, interchange, and charge-back provisions of FAR Part 91.501 because of the non-U.S. citizenship status of the company's chief executive or board of directors composition. In the preamble to the NPRM, the DOT states, "It is our tentative view that NBAA has made a persuasive case for the changes to Part 375 that it seeks, and we are proposing to amend our regulations to effect those changes." Comments to the NPRM are due by April 8. For further information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at


Regional News
NBAA's Bolen to Meet With Members in Albuquerque on Feb. 16
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be in Albuquerque, NM, to meet with NBAA Members and others in Albuquerque's aviation community on February 16. The meeting will take place at Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), and will be hosted by Cutter Aviation, an NBAA Member with facilities at ABQ. The event is scheduled for 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Businesses with a significant presence in Albuquerque and other interested parties should contact NBAA's Paul Smith at

OH Regional Business Aviation Association Holds Initial Organizational Meeting
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) held its first organizational meeting on February 3 in Dayton to consider the formation of a regional affiliation of business aviation interests for Ohio. A decision was made by the 17 attendees to proceed with a "test" period that includes evaluation of potential upcoming programs and web site content of interest to members. A June follow-up meeting is planned with a date to be determined. To learn more about the new organization, contact interim ORBAA leader Phil Roberts at or NBAA's new Central Regional Representative Durwood Heinrich at

New STARs for Washington, DC's Dulles International Airport
The FAA recently introduced the following new RNAV Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs) for Dulles International Airport (IAD): PRTZL, HYPER, LEGGO and BARIN. The published charts for navigation are available in the January 20 U.S. Terminal Procedures Northeast Volume as well as in the current Jeppesen charts. For more information, contact FAA Eastern Terminal Service Unit's Nick Mazzuca at (718) 553-4536.

FAA Announces Implementation of New STARs for Philadelphia International
Though BOJID ONE and SPUDS ONE RNAV Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs) have been published for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) since November 2002, they were not authorized to be implemented until recently. The air traffic automation problems preventing the use of these procedures have been resolved, and as a result these STARs will be implemented on March 1. The FAA is requesting that all appropriately equipped aircraft file for these procedures, including "/Q" aircraft. For more information, contact FAA Eastern Terminal Service Unit's Nick Mazzuca at (718) 553-4536. Download the new procedures in PDF format at:

NY Metro Departures Have Route Change to Dulles
ATC specialists are requesting jet operators departing Newark (EWR), La Guardia (LGA), Teterboro (TEB), Morristown (MMU) and Westchester County (HPN) airports going to Dulles International Airport (IAD) need to use the following routing: PARKE V457 LRP then to appropriate STAR to IAD users should file an altitude of FL200. Flights will actually fly at FL 170 and climb to FL 200 by LRP. This is due to a discrepancy in flight plan processing. PARKE J6 still may be filed for all other destinations. For more information, contact New York ARTCC's Bob Ocon at

Traffic Increases Expected Before and During NASCAR Daytona Events
The 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL season gets underway at the Daytona International Speedway on February 20. Be advised of increased air traffic and airport congestion beginning Thursday, February 16 through Monday, February 20. Depending on the popularity of a particular race, it is not uncommon for more than 300 additional aircraft to converge on one or more airports near a race track. For the Daytona race, the FAA has initiated Special Traffic Management Procedures (STMP) at various times from February 16 through February 20, for Daytona International (DAB), Ormond Beach Municipal (OMN), DeLand Municipal (DED), New Smyrna Municipal (EVB), Flagler County (X47), and Spruce Creek (7FL6). Consult NOTAMS for specifics. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at


Applications for April CAM Exam Due by Feb. 24
The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program identifies qualified professionals to lead corporate flight departments and companies using business aircraft. Whether you are an existing or an aspiring aviation manager, you can prove your knowledge and management skills through the successful completion of a certification exam. An upcoming CAM Exam is scheduled to be administered on April 14, in Colorado Springs, CO, in conjunction with the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference. Applications for the April 14 CAM Exam should be submitted to NBAA no later than February 24. Applications may be submitted online, or the application can be downloaded and submitted by mail or fax. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at, or visit:

Speakers Selected for 2005 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums
NBAA has chosen a final slate of 15 speakers to provide their knowledge and insight at the association's 2005 Business Aviation Regional Forums, scheduled for April 21, July 7 and September 15. The speakers for this year's Regional Forums were chosen from among 60 highly qualified candidates, and NBAA thanks all applicants for their interest. To view speaker information and agendas for each of these events, visit the official Forum web page at:

Nominations for NBAA's Highest Awards Due Feb. 25
NBAA is accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the 2005 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the 2005 John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards to NBAA by February 25. Award winners will be officially recognized at the Annual Gala of the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in November 2005. For more information, including nomination guidelines, visit:

2005 Flying Safety Awards Applications Due Mar. 1
The NBAA Flying Safety Awards exemplify NBAA's focus on aviation safety, and are demonstrative of the high degree of professionalism inherent in safe business aircraft operations. The awards have brought worldwide attention to the safety record for business aircraft and have been endorsed by the National Safety Council. All applications for the 2005 Awards must be postmarked no later than March 1. For more information or to download applications, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
SPDP Course: Basic Corporate Aircraft Scheduling
February 12, Reno, NV

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

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

SPDP Course: Meteorology
February 13, Reno, NV

16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
February 13–16, Reno, NV

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
February 21–22, Miami Lakes, FL

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
February 23–24, Miami Lakes, FL

Leadership Conference
March 1–2, Miami Lakes, FL

PDP Course: Management Control Procedures
March 3, Miami Lakes, FL

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
March 3, Miami Lakes, FL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
March 10, Teterboro, NJ

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

March 31–April 2, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Maintenance Management Conference
April 10–13, Colorado Springs, CO

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
April 14, Colorado Springs, CO

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 21, Farmingdale, NY

Aviation Insurance & Financial Risk Management Seminar
April 26, Orlando, FL

FSF/NBAA Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 26–28, Orlando, FL

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