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NBAA Update #05-36
Monday, September 05, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Moves 2005 Annual Meeting & Convention to Orlando, FL
NBAA has selected the Orlando Orange County Convention Center and nearby Orlando Executive Airport in Orlando, FL, as the new venue for its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in November. The Convention will take place from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, a week earlier than originally planned. The announcement comes after NBAA was forced to move the event from New Orleans, LA, because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. "Although we deeply regret having to leave New Orleans, we think that Orlando presents a very good opportunity for our Members and Exhibitors," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. For more information, visit:

NBAA Creates Hurricane Katrina Information Resource and Requests Members to Submit Information on Hurricane Relief
NBAA is providing an information resource for its Members in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. At, NBAA provides information on the ways NBAA Members can help the citizens of New Orleans, including a process for submitting available assets, such as airplanes, helicopters and other mobile equipment to aid in continuing relief efforts. NBAA expects that relief organizations will request the support of available assets once distribution channels are reestablished, and the Association requests that operators register their assets with NBAA, so NBAA can provide the information to assist in their efforts. In addition to its value as a clearinghouse for Member Company assets, the NBAA Hurricane Katrina Information Resource also outlines the Association's charitable efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina and provides the latest aircraft operational information for airports in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region. Review the Hurricane Katrina Information Resource online at:

Last-Minute Delay in AC 90-100
The FAA is delaying aircraft compliance with Advisory Circular (AC) 90-100 until September 29, but still expects operators to comply with the operational guidance contained in the AC, since computers systems have been modified along with other flight-planning software systems. FAA NOTAM FDC 5/7641 states that in the interim, all operators that comply with the revised aircraft equipment suffixes /E, /G, /R, /J, /L and /Q are authorized to file and fly RNAV SIDs/STARs and routes. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at or review the NTAP document at:

October RNP/Avionics Workshop in Toulouse
The FAA and Eurocontrol will co-sponsor a workshop on required navigational performance (RNP) and future avionics requirements from October 4 to 7 in Toulouse, France. The "Implementing RNP" session will present and debate the current and future worldwide implementations of RNAV, P-RNAV, RNP strategy and satellite-based navigation applications and will provide a coordinated definition/application of RNP between Eurocontrol and the FAA. The "Avionics for 2011 and Beyond" session will present the role of the aircraft as a component of the CNS/ATM system over 2011 and 2020 in providing an avionics roadmap and a logical architecture shared by industry. For more information, contact Gwen Brugallé at or visit:

Denver Regional Forum Is Next Week; Ed Bolen Featured Speaker
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen is the featured keynote speaker at NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum, which will be held Thursday, September 15 at the TAC Air facility on Centennial Airport (APA) in Denver, CO. The day-long event will feature briefings on topics of interest to the Denver-area business aviation community, such as Rocky Mountain Ski Airport issues, medical certification, management tools, aircraft ownership issues and maintenance management. It also will showcase approximately 25 static aircraft, more than 50 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. Limited exhibit space still remains. For more information about exhibiting or attending this event, visit:

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Regional News
DFW RNAV SID Procedures Commence Operation on Sept. 6
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Air Traffic Control will implement the new RNAV departure procedures at 0901 UTC on Tuesday, September 6. If the aircraft is appropriately equipped, DFW ATC requests that operators departing DFW file to fly the new RNAV SIDs. The safety and success of these procedures require that pilots fly them precisely. After monitoring ground control during taxi, pilots will be handed off to another controller, who will verify that the correct runway and initial departure fix are correctly entered into the FMS, then handed off to tower control. Based on information from testing, ATC requests that after crossing the applicable waypoint with the 220 knot speed restriction, pilots accelerate the aircraft to 250 knots as soon as practical. For more information on the procedures implementation, contact NBAA's Mark Larsen at

Portland Tower/Approach Control Issues Amended Filing Procedures
The FAA has published Portland Tower/Approach Control Letter to Airmen (LTA) No. 05-05, titled "Amended Filing Procedures for the PDX KELYY1 and CROWN1 Departure Procedures." Direct any questions to Portland Tower/Approach Control staff at (503) 493-7500, or review the LTA online at:

Connecticut Aviation Task Force's Security Determination
The Connecticut Aviation Task Force (CTATF) has determined that at present, no additional security procedures or programs will be initiated in the state. The task force believes that procedures and programs such as NBAA's Security Best Practices, AOPA's Airport Watch Program, FAA's use of TSA presenters at the Regional Pilot Proficiency Programs, and Connecticut DOT's GA and Airport Visits Program, in conjunction with the Airport Security Self- Analysis Program, provide sufficient security guidance. Locking devices other than what are currently installed by OEMs will not be mandated. However, instances of unlocked, unattended and/or open aircraft doors and keys left in aircraft will be monitored closely. It is in GA's best interest to secure GA aircraft to preclude legislative mandates in Connecticut. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

NBAA's Ed Bolen to Speak at Idaho Business Aviation Luncheon, Sept. 16
NBAA President Ed Bolen is scheduled to speak at the Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) networking luncheon to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday September 16 at the Western Aircraft Hangar, Boise, ID. For more information or to RSVP, contact IBAA's Mike Pape at or contact NBAA's Paul Smith at

Massachusetts Airport Management Association Conference, Sept. 14-16
The Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA), which exists to preserve, protect, promote and improve aviation in Massachusetts, will hold its annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Worcester, MA, September 14 to 16. Of particular interest will be a briefing on the New England Region Airport Systems Plan and the Massachusetts State Legislature Aviation Caucus, composed of several state legislators and MAMA representatives. During the caucus, attendees will preview a new NBAA DVD focusing on the importance of community dialogue in addressing challenges and opportunities at regional airports. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at


CASS Abstracts Due Sept. 19
Abstracts for the 51st Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), scheduled for May 9 to 11, 2006, in Phoenix, AZ, are due to the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) on Monday, September 19. The theme for the 2006 CASS is "Aviation Safety – Supporting the Corporate Mission." To submit an abstract, e-mail a brief (one-page) abstract with the Call for Papers cover sheet – available online at in the Call for Papers section – to FSF's Joanne Anderson at CASS, co-sponsored by FSF and NBAA, is recognized as the premier forum for the discussion and exchange of safety information for corporate and business operators. Each of the seminar presentations aims to deliver useful, specific information that can be applied directly to operations. For more information, visit:

Women in Corporate Aviation Scholarships Due This Saturday
Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) offers three new scholarships for individuals pursuing careers in corporate/business aviation. The WCA scholarships provide access to instruction, training and other resources in support of career advancement and professional development for current and future aviation professionals. All applications must be postmarked by Saturday, September 10. For more information, visit:

RFPs for CAM Program Marketing Plan Due Sept. 15
NBAA seeks proposals to assist in the successful marketing of the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program. The proposals should outline a marketing plan designed to increase the number of candidates applying for and taking the NBAA CAM Exam. Proposals must be received by NBAA before the close of business on Thursday, September 15. The proposals and all other correspondence regarding the project should be directed to NBAA's Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or Learn more about the CAM Program at Download the RFP in PDF format at:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Labor Day Holiday
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed today, Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday.

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 15, Denver, CO

NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention
November 9–11, Orlando, FL

17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 25–27, 2006, San Antonio, TX

Leadership Conference
February 2006, Dallas, TX

33rd Annual International Operators Conference
March 20–23, 2006, Tampa, FL

Maintenance Management Conference
April 2006, Location TBD

May 3–5, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

51st Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 9–11, 2006, Phoenix, AZ

11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 2006, Denver, CO

NBAA Regional Forums

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