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NBAA Update #05-38
Monday, September 19, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Emerick Letter Outlines Business Aviation's Katrina Relief Efforts, Recaps Bolen's First Year
On September 13, NBAA Chairman Ken Emerick sent a letter to the Membership in which he reflected on the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, the efforts of NBAA and its Members to assist the people of the Gulf Coast region, and the challenges of relocating the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention to Orlando. He also recapped the positive changes that have occurred at the Association in the year since President and CEO Ed Bolen joined NBAA last September. Members may review the letter online at:

NBAA Supports House Measure to Protect Katrina Relief Volunteers From Legal Liability
Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would protect volunteers assisting the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The legislation, HR 3736, would shield volunteers who provide aid, medical treatment and rescue assistance from liability arising from injury and property damage. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, NBAA discovered that some relief organizations chose not to use aircraft and other assets donated from NBAA Members in support of relief missions because the degree of liability for using those assets was unclear. HR 3736, which was passed by the House last week, clearly protects volunteers and organizations that support relief missions for Hurricane Katrina. The bill now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate. For additional information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at To view a copy of the legislation, visit:

Hundreds Attend Denver Regional Forum
Approximately 800 Attendees participated in the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum last Thursday, September 15 at the TAC Air facility on Centennial Airport (APA) in Denver, CO. Altogether there were 72 Exhibitors and 18 static aircraft on display. NBAA has announced the dates for its 2006 Forums, which are as follows: 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). For more information or to review the Denver photo gallery online, visit:

View NBAA2005 Relocation Details Online, Including Floorplan
NBAA continues its work to ensure that the relocation of the 58th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2005) goes smoothly. The Convention will be held in Orlando, FL, from Wednesday, November 9, to Friday, November 11, a week earlier than originally planned due to the effects 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, including an updated Exhibitor floorplan for Orlando, visit the official NBAA2005 web site at:

Change in APIS Submission Requirements Will Make NBAA Form Obsolete
In 15 days, Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) transmission requirements will again change. Effective on or after October 4, commercial operators must make an APIS transmission using the UN-EDIFACT format, which captures additional passenger information. The NBAA APIS Submission Service does not use this format and will no longer be available at that time. The new Customs & Border Protection (CBP) eAPIS Online Transmission System uses the UN-EDIFACT format, and the majority of APIS transmissions are currently being made with CBP's system. Commercial operators are strongly encouraged to start using the CBP eAPIS system. More information about APIS, as well as a link to the CBP eAPIS system, may be found on the NBAA web site at:

SLOPs Available for NAT Operators
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has published the details of Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures (SLOP) for the North Atlantic region (NAT) in Bulletin B05-1. The posting contains excerpts from PANS-ATM (Document 4444) Amendment 4, for applicability on November 25, 2005, and from the new, yet-to-be-published 10th Edition of the North Atlantic MNPS Airspace Operations Manual. Review the bulletin online at:

How Do I Remove My Social Security Number From My Pilot Certificate?
The FAA Airmen Certification Branch no longer assigns the Social Security Number (SSN) as the pilot certificate number for newly issued original airmen certificates. However, if your pilot certificate uses your SSN as the certificate number, the FAA will continue to issue you that number unless you request a unique number. If you would like to change your pilot certificate number, or you would like to remove your SSN completely from official records, you may do so by filling out and mailing in Form AFS-760-Exam-01 or by using the FAA Airmen Certification online services site. The form, the address to which this form should be mailed, and a link to the Airmen Certification online services site may all be found on the FAA's web site (under the section "Change Your Airmen Certificate Number") at:

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop to Be Held in Cleveland, Oct. 19
IS-BAO Implementation Workshops are conducted regularly for operators to provide an introduction to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), a set of recommended best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. The IS-BAO Implementation Workshop is designed to assist operators who are implementing, or considering implementing, the IS-BAO. The next workshop will be held October 19 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, OH. For more information, contact Those planning to attend the workshop should complete and submit an Operators IS-BAO Workshop Registration Form, available online at:

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Regional News
Call for Speakers: 2006 Regional Forum Series
NBAA has issued a call for speakers for its 2006 Business Aviation Regional Forums, which bring business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for a one-day event at some of the best airports and FBOs in the nation. Regional Forums will be held on January 19 in Boca Raton, FL; April 13 in Dallas, TX; June 8 in Washington, DC; and November 16 in Long Beach, CA. Abstracts must be submitted to NBAA by October 31. For more information, download the official Call for Speakers form in PDF format, available at:

Multi-Story Housing Development Proposed Near Nation's Third-Busiest GA Airport
Developers have proposed land-use changes allowing the construction of high-density housing beneath Phoenix Deer Valley Airport's (DVT) traffic pattern. DVT, one of the nation's busiest general aviation airports, has been relatively unburdened by incompatible land use and is a primary training airport for the region. If developed, the project eventually will affect access and force the increased use of already impacted surrounding airports such as Scottsdale (SDL). Business aviation operators at DVT, SDL and other local airports request NBAA Members to contact the City of Phoenix, Board of Adjustments at 200 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003, Attn: Sabrina Matthews (Tel: 602-495-7029, Fax: 602-495-0563), referencing ZA 441-05-1, in opposition to this development. For a sample letter or further information, contact Nel Sanders-Stubbs at or (480) 922-8110 or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Massachusetts Legislators Encourage Aviation's Grassroots Efforts
At a recent Massachusetts Aviation Management Association meeting, local legislators reinforced the notion that grassroots activity is one of the most effective ways to make a positive impact on the legislative process. Representative Stephen P. LeDuc (D-4th), chairman of the newly formed Aviation Legislators' Caucus, told attendees, "you have the responsibility of contacting your legislative representatives to let them know what concerns you about legislative activity that impacts your industry." Representative Anne M. Gobi (D-5th) added, "Just a few telephone calls or letters can mean the difference in the passage of legislation." NBAA made two presentations during the meeting that supported interaction between business aviation operators and their local communities and airports. NBAA also supports grassroots activities through initiatives such as Contact Congress. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at or visit the Contact Congress web site at:


Notification of NBAA Bylaws Changes
The NBAA Bylaws define how the elected Board members control the strategy and day-to-day operations of NBAA. Periodically, the Board makes changes to these general rules, at which time the Board informs the Membership of the changes and provides a brief explanation, as required by the Bylaws. The Board recently made two packages of proposed changes to the Bylaws, designed to focus the role of the Board in the governance of NBAA. An explanation of the recent changes is provided online at:

NBAA Announces New Canadian Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship
NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have created the Canadian Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship in conjunction with corporate sponsor Shell Aviation Canada, which has donated $5,000 to benefit one or more Canadian candidates. The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, which already offers two well-established monetary and training scholarship programs that benefit U.S. citizens and others, is dedicated to promoting education and training as a means for schedulers and dispatchers to increase the professionalism of their positions. Applications must be received by NBAA on or before November 14. For more information or to download an application, visit:

Applications for Five NBAA Scholarships Now Online
In addition to the new Canadian Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship, 2006 applications for four other NBAA scholarships were added to the web site today. The Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship deadline is November 18; the International Operators Scholarship deadline is January 31; the Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship deadline is November 14; and the Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship deadline also is November 14. For more information and applications for these and other scholarships, visit:

CAM Exam Applications Due Sept. 28
Through certification, individuals can gain recognition and credibility within the business aviation industry and show that they are true professionals, committed to the management, safety and acceptance of business aviation. The next Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination will be administered on November 8 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention. Applications for the November CAM Exam should be submitted to NBAA no later than Wednesday, September 28. Applications may be either completed online or downloaded and submitted by mail or fax. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at or visit the CAM web site at:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
October 19, 2005, Cleveland, OH

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

NBAA2005 in Orlando

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