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NBAA Update #05-37
Monday, September 12, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Business Aviation Community Mobilizes to Help Katrina Victims
In the time since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, an outpouring of generosity and assistance has come from the business aviation community. Individuals and companies from all parts of business aviation have contributed many assets and talents to produce a significant relief effort. Learn more about the efforts of NBAA Member Companies to assist those in need at:

NBAA Hurricane Katrina Air Mail List Helps Business Aviation Community Coordinate Relief Efforts
Last week, NBAA established a Hurricane Katrina Relief Air Mail list to help operators better coordinate Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Air Mail is NBAA's series of e-mail discussion lists established for collaboration and discussion on topics of interest to business aircraft operators. This new list is intended to focus exclusively on relief-related initiatives, so that the flow of assistance information can be streamlined. List subscribers can e-mail fellow operators at For more information about this special list, contact NBAA's Jason Wolf at To subscribe to the list using an online form, Members may visit:

New Information Available on Relocation of NBAA2005 to Orlando, FL
On September 2, NBAA announced that the 58th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2005) will be relocated to Orlando, FL, from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, a week earlier than originally planned. The announcement came after NBAA was forced to move the event from New Orleans, LA, because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. Information is now available on transportation, housing, registration and other logistical matters related to the venue change. For the latest news about the rescheduled Convention, visit the official NBAA2005 web site at:

Bolen to Speak in Denver at Regional Forum This Thursday
The opening session of NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be presented by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who will address the topic of "Business Aviation Today." The event 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 30 static aircraft, 50 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. Online registration will be available until close of business Wednesday, September 14, after which time individuals may register in person at APA. For more information, visit:

New NBAA Product Gives Members Valuable Information to Make Flight Planning More Manageable, Efficient
The Association today announced the release of the NBAA National Airspace System Status Briefing (NASSB), a user-friendly, web-based product that provides valuable, real-time information for anyone involved in flight operations. The NASSB, which is available to all Members for a subscription fee, was developed by the NBAA GA Desk at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center. The product gives Members an instant snapshot of domestic ATC traffic management initiatives and restrictions, providing Members the ability to quickly generate bulletins that can assist in making operations in the national airspace more manageable and efficient. The first two months are available for an introductory price of $40 per month. For more information, visit:

NBAA and NATA Continue Work on Jet Fuel Tax Problems Caused in Highway Bill
The recently enacted Highway Bill (H.R. 3) made changes to the taxation of jet fuel and has created concerns for commercial and private aircraft operators as well as fuel vendors. NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association have teamed up to ensure that the entire industry receives the most up-to-date guidance on the impact of this change and to develop strategies for mitigating or reversing the tax change. The working group aims to have guidance available in sufficient time for operators to review and implement any new procedures prior to the October 1 change. Last week the group learned that officials from the IRS and Treasury Department were meeting to discuss the taxation process and identify where in the fuel delivery chain special IRS registration would be available or required and which parties in the transaction would be eligible to apply for a refund of excess taxes. For more information, visit:

NBAA Announces 2005 Meritorious Service and Doswell Award Winners
The NBAA Board of Directors has selected Ambassador Edward W. Stimpson, former U.S. representative to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as the recipient of the 2005 NBAA Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation. Ronald J. Guerra, president of KaiserAir, Inc., will receive the 2005 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. These awards will be presented on Thursday, November 10 at the NBAA Gala event during the Association's 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit:

IRS Allows Highway Vehicles to Remove Aviation Fuel
To alleviate local fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina, the IRS has announced that the agency will permit vehicles registered for highway use to remove aviation-grade kerosene (aviation fuel) from certain airports without violating the favorable excise tax treatment to which those airport fueling terminals are entitled. The airports to which this relief applies are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), Memphis International Airport (MEM), Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). This relief applies beginning September 2 and will remain in effect through November 1. For more information, view the related IRS information release (IR-2005-95) at:

Must the SIC of an Aircraft Flying Domestically Have a Type Rating?
No. A pilot flying in domestic operations and acting as second-in-command (SIC) of an aircraft certificated for operations with a minimum flightcrew of at least two pilots is not required to have a type rating. However, pilots of these aircraft who plan to fly outside of U.S. airspace and land in foreign countries must obtain the new SIC pilot type rating. On August 4, the FAA released a final rule that requires the SIC type rating for foreign operations. The new rule became effective on September 6, and the compliance date for the rule is June 6, 2006. More information about the new SIC rule may be found on the NBAA web site at:

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Regional News
2006 Business Aviation Regional Forum Schedule Announced
NBAA is pleased to announce that the following cities are slated to host the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in 2006: Boca Raton, FL; Dallas, TX; Washington, DC; and Long Beach, CA. Dates and airport hosts are: January 19, Avitat Boca Raton at Boca Raton Airport (BCT); April 13, Business Jet Center at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL); June 8, Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne Associated at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); and November 16, Air Flite Aviation at Long Beach Airport (LGB). More information for each event, including an Exhibitor Prospectus and contract information, is forthcoming. For more information, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at, or visit:

NBAA's Ed Bolen to Speak at Idaho Networking Luncheon This Friday
NBAA President and CEO 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 in Boise, ID. For more information or to RSVP, contact IBAA's Mike Pape at or NBAA's Paul Smith at

California Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Airports
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed into law a bill that closes a loophole in California law, allowing school development in close proximity to airports. Assembly Bill 1358 (Mullin, D-19th) requires that all proposed sites be reviewed by California's Aeronautics Division. With incompatible land use being a primary cause of airport access issues, such legislation will protect the business aviation community in California. NBAA Member advocacy is critical to protecting our aviation system, our economy and our jobs. Have you written your local, state or federal officials recently? To learn more, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at or visit NBAA's Contact Congress grassroots center online at:

Members Invited to FAA Customer Forum in Miami, Sept. 29
The FAA will host a customer forum in Miami on Thursday, September 29, to provide a briefing on the Florida Airspace Optimization Project and cover issues that pertain to the upcoming "snowbird" season and other efficiency issues for the Eastern U.S. region. In attendance will be FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center representatives, traffic management officers from all Eastern-service-area Air Route Traffic Control Centers and system ops representatives from major underlying radar approach controls. This event will provide customers with facility representation from Canada to Miami. All South Florida terminal facilities also will be represented to participate and answer questions. The meeting will be held at the Miami Airport Hilton from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. RSVP by September 21 to NBAA's Bob Lamond at

Tri-State Schedulers & Dispatchers to Meet Sept. 20
The Tri-State Schedulers & Dispatchers group, which serves Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, will meet next on Tuesday, September 20 at Pfizer Aviation in West Trenton, NJ. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., and the meeting will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. RSVP to Trish Jones at or Sharon Martin at For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at

Northeast Regional Schedulers to Gather Sept. 23
The Northeast Regional Schedulers group plans to hold a luncheon meeting on Friday September 23 beginning at 12:00 noon. The lunch, which will be held at Atlantic Aviation's facility at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY, will be sponsored CSC Transport. The program will include a presentation on offshore radar routes. RSVP by September 19 to Dianne Tarantino at or Jennifer Perizzolo at For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at

Houston Luncheon for Schedulers/Dispatchers Set for Sept. 20
The Houston Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers plan to hold a networking luncheon on Tuesday, September 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Houston Hobby Airport Hilton. Registration begins at 11:30, and lunch, which will be sponsored by Jet Aviation, is to be served at noon. The featured speaker will be Lorraine Grubbs-West, author of How Southwest Airlines Does It: An Insider's View. Her presentation is titled "Lessons in Loyalty." RSVP by September 15 to Jo Harroff at or Alma Franco at For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at

GBAA to Hold Emergency Response Seminar This October in Atlanta
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), in partnership with the Southeast Aviation Safety Roundtable, will host a two-day Emergency Response Seminar on October 17 and 18 at the BellSouth Hangar, Fulton County Airport (FTY), Atlanta, GA. A portion of the registration fee will benefit the GBAA scholarship fund. Last year the group raised $12,000 to benefit six students pursuing careers in aviation. For more information, visit the GBAA web site at or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Upcoming Charity Events Benefit Worthy Causes
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) Annual Golf Tournament will be held September 23 at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton, FL, and will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and the aviation scholarship fund at Broward Community College. Additionally, on October 10, the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will hold its first annual golf tournament at the International Country Club in Fairfax, VA. The GWBAA event will benefit both the Aero Club of Washington Foundation and Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. For more information, visit the SFBAA site at or the GWBAA site at, or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at


Dates for 2006 NBAA Conferences Now Online
NBAA has announced the dates and locations for its Spring 2006 Conferences, which are: 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (January 25–27 in San Antonio, TX), Leadership Conference (February 22–23 in Dallas, TX), 33rd Annual International Operators Conference (March 20–23 in Tampa, FL), Maintenance Management Conference (April 17–19 in Dallas) and 11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference (June in Denver, CO). NBAA regularly updates its Events Calendar web page with information about these and other events; for details, visit:

CASS Abstracts Due Next Monday
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) next Monday, September 19. The theme for the 2006 CASS is "Aviation Safety – Supporting the Corporate Mission." 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:

Chairman's Charity Classic Moves to Champions Gate on Nov. 7
The date and location of the NBAA 9th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament have been changed to Monday, November 7, at Champions Gate Golf Resort in ChampionsGate, FL. Online registration for both Attendees and Sponsors of the golf tournament is now available. Those who already had registered for the original event in New Orleans need not re- register for the rescheduled event in Orlando. Since the Classic's founding in 1997, the amount of funds raised for charity each year has risen steadily. Proceeds from the 2005 tournament will benefit Hurricane Katrina relief efforts; further details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's Sue Kaplan at or visit:

Last Call for CAM Marketing Plan RFPs
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:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 15, 2005, Denver, CO

NBAA 14th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
November 7–8, 2005, Orlando, FL

Pre-Convention Seminars
November 2005, Orlando, FL

NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention
November 9–11, 2005, Orlando, FL

Post-Convention Seminars
November 2005, Orlando, FL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 19, 2006, Boca Raton, FL

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

Leadership Conference
February 22–23, 2006, Dallas, TX

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 13, 2006, Dallas, TX

Maintenance Management Conference
April 17–19, 2006, Dallas, TX

May 3–5, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2006, Washington, DC

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

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