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NBAA Update #05-24
Monday, June 13, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Bolen Testifies at Senate Hearing on General Aviation Security
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on June 9, focusing on general aviation security in Washington, DC airspace and the plan recently announced by the government to reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to general aviation operators. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), chairman of the Committee, presided. "The TSA and DHS deserve credit for producing a plan for general aviation at National Airport, but even they recognize that the plan represents only a beginning, and that it ultimately will need to be expanded to more cities and made more workable," Bolen told the Committee. In addition to NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), FAA and other representatives from the general aviation community testified. To read Bolen's testimony, review NBAA's press release on this event, or get more information about this issue, visit:

NBAA Offers Response to USA Today Editorial
In a July 7, 2005, "Counterpoint" in USA Today, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen wrote: "Anyone who fears homeland security will be threatened if general aviation flights return to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is letting fear overrule common sense." Bolen's article was written in response to the USA Today's Editorial, "Safer skies? Not this way," which was critical of TSA's plan to allow limited access for general aviation into DCA. To review NBAA's response, visit:

Members Invited to Event at DCA Commemorating GA's Return to Airport
On Thursday, June 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., aviation and business leaders will gather at the Signature Flight Support hangar at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) for a reception to welcome the restoration of general aviation to DCA and salute those in Congress and the Administration who have made the return of business aviation at the airport possible. The reception will be chaired by Sen. George Allen (R-VA), and co- hosted by NBAA, the Washington Airports Task Force, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Signature Flight Support. It will feature exhibits, twilight airside bus tours and complimentary fare. NBAA Members are invited to attend, and RSVPs are due by June 17 in order to receive special parking permits. Members, download a special invitation at:

NBAA Members Invited to Participate in JOBS Act Teleconference This Week
To inform NBAA Members about IRS Notice 2005-45, Deductions for Entertainment Use of Business Aircraft, NBAA's Tax Committee will hold a two-hour teleconference this Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The call will be open to NBAA Members and there is no charge to register for this education initiative. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to send questions regarding the IRS guidance in advance of the teleconference to NBAA's Mike Nichols at so that Member questions can be addressed by NBAA's Tax Committee during the call. To participate in this informational teleconference, open only to NBAA Members, register in advance via the NBAA web site at:

Next IS-BAO Workshop Held in Conjunction With San Jose Regional Forum
IS-BAO Implementation Workshops are conducted regularly to introduce operators to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), an industry code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. Since IS-BAO's launch in 2002, business aviation flight departments in the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, the Netherlands and South Africa have completed implementation and become IS-BAO registered. The benefits of implementation, as cited by these operators, include enhanced operating safety, team building, efficiencies and improvements in operations/maintenance, employee satisfaction and reduced insurance rates. Operators with questions or considering IS-BAO implementation are invited to attend the July 8 workshop at San Jose International Airport, the day after NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum. To register or learn more, visit:

General Aviation 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 revised PDF application/nomination form now allows users to fill out the form digitally. For more information, download the form at:


Regional News
NBAA and TSA Representatives to Address Ohio Group This Wednesday
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold its first statewide meeting this Wednesday, June 15 at the Lane Aviation facility at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH. A featured speaker will be NBAA Central Regional Representative Durwood Heinrich on safer approaches and landings. In addition, the following Transportation Security Administration representatives will provide an overview of the TSA in relation to business aviation: Scott Lorenzo, stakeholder manager, John Dipaola, stakeholder liaison and Perry Dorn, assistant federal security director for law enforcement. The event will begin at 12:00 noon. For more information, visit, or contact ORBAA President Phil Roberts at (937) 890-8900 or Heinrich at

South Florida Business Aviation Association Accepting Nominations
The South Florida Business Aviation Association is accepting nominations prior to scheduled elections from interested parties for several open positions including the office of vice president and a board member vacancy. The Association has been active in Florida for several years on behalf of the business aviation community preserving airport access, serving as an information resource and providing charitable support for aviation-related educational institutions. Currently planned activities include a golf tournament in September and a general membership meeting in December. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at


CAM Governing Board Meets in Washington, Presents CAM Certificate
The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board met May 31 to June 2 in Washington, DC, to conduct the business of the CAM Program and to hold elections. During the meeting, Bill McBride of The Home Depot was re-elected to a three-year term as a member of the governing board; Mark S. Chaney of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated was appointed to fill a governing board vacancy; and the public-at-large director vacancy was filled by management and quality assurance expert Stephen Hall. On June 1, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen addressed the governing board, and Dr. Thomas Q. Carney of Purdue University, chairman of the governing board, officially presented Mark Chaney, a new CAM, with his official CAM certificate. For more information or to review meeting photos, visit:

Registration Now Open for 2005 NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic
The NBAA 9th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, November 13 at the Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville, LA, in conjunction with the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held November 15 through 17 in New Orleans. Online registration for both Attendees and Sponsors of the tournament is now available. Last year, NBAA's Classic raised $55,000 for the Santa Monica, CA-based charity Angel Flight West, which provides free, non-emergency air transportation in response to medical needs. This year's tournament will benefit a charity in the greater New Orleans region, to be announced. For more information or to register, visit:

Flight Attendants Conference Visits Atlanta This Week
NBAA and its Flight Attendants Committee will host the 10th Annual Flight Attendants Conference on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, GA. This event will include sessions on cabin safety and security, corporate aircraft passenger service, catering tips and professional development. Attendees also will learn about the safety and regulatory requirements that can maximize cabin safety for both passengers and crew. Flight attendants, flight technicians and other flight department professionals will take away options, procedures and techniques that they can immediately put to use in their daily operations. On-site registration will be available in Atlanta. For more information, visit:

Several NBAA Scholarship Applications Now Available Online
Applications are now available for the following seven NBAA scholarships: Avfuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS), NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, USAIG PDP Scholarship and William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship. Applications for most of these scholarships are due September 1, except for the Barden Scholarship, which is due November 1, and Maintenance TRACS, which is due January 15. For more information or to download applications, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
NBAA 10th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 17–18, Atlanta, GA

NBAA Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 20–21, San Francisco, CA

NBAA Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 22–23, San Francisco, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
July 7, San Jose, CA

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
July 8, San Jose, CA

August 9–11, Shanghai, China

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 15, Denver, CO

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
September 16, Denver, CO

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
November 14, New Orleans, LA

NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention
November 15–17, New Orleans, LA

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