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NBAA Update #05-40
Monday, October 03, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Business Aviation Groups Laud Congressional Action to Halt Implementation of Onerous 'Fuel Fraud' Provisions in Highway Bill
NBAA today was joined by other business aviation groups in welcoming recent action taken by federal lawmakers to shelve a series of provisions in the 2005 Highway Bill that are unreasonably difficult for the business aviation industry to implement and potentially detrimental to aviation infrastructure funding. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK), Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Conrad Burns (R-MT) and House Aviation Subcommittee Member Robin Hayes (R-8-NC) sent letters to U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow urging immediate suspension of the new rules until a workable solution is reached with business aviation. Those letters coincide with a letter sent by industry to the Treasury Department last month. To review a copy of the press release, visit:

NBAA 9th Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Clinton-Bush Katrina Relief Fund
NBAA has named the Clinton-Bush Katrina Relief Fund as the sole recipient of its 9th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament, to be held Monday, November 7 at Champions Gate Golf Resort near Orlando, FL. Though golf player space for the tournament is now sold out, several sponsorship opportunities still exist, including those for the continental breakfast, awards luncheon (half sponsor), buses, team prizes, premium welcome gift and several hole contests. To learn more, or to register for a sponsorship, visit:

NBAA Announces Dates of 2006 Latin American Event in Brazil
NBAA and the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) will jointly host the 4th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2006) from Thursday, August 10, to Saturday, August 12, 2006, on Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. New in 2006, the event will be located at Varig's 2,400-square-meter hangar on the airport, with static aircraft outside on the ramp. For more information about the results of LABACE2005, held earlier this year, visit the official site at:

NBAA APIS Submission Service Not Available Starting Oct. 4
Effective on or after Tuesday, 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 currently are 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:

Pilots Should Crosscheck FMS Waypoints With Published Procedure Chart
With regard to aircraft utilizing the newly established Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) RNAV departure procedures, NBAA has learned of several recent instances in which waypoints that were previously loaded in the FMS flight plan were removed after the departure runway loaded in the FMS was changed. Such removals have caused situations in which the aircraft did not proceed to the next desired waypoint but rather to a waypoint or transition fix beyond the next waypoint on the route. In many of these cases, a substantial turn away from the expected route resulted and caused significant problems in the enroute environment. It is imperative that pilots crosscheck the FMS legs page against the published procedure chart for the correct sequence of waypoints. For more information, contact NBAA's Mark Larsen at

Operational Trial of 30/30 Separation Standards in Oakland OC3
Effective December 22, the FAA will introduce an operational trial of 30 nm lateral and 30 nm longitudinal (30/30) separation standards in Oceanic Sector 3 (OC3) of the Oakland Oceanic Flight Information Region. During the trial, the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center may apply 30/30 in OC3 between aircraft/operators meeting aircraft equipage and authorization requirements. The trial will affect eligible aircraft operating between airports in the U.S. and those in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tahiti. For more information, visit the Oceanic Procedures Branch web page at or download operational policy/procedures online at:

Update to AC 90-100, U.S. Terminal and Enroute RNAV Operations
The FAA has published GENOT 05005, "Operation on U.S. Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes, Standard Terminal Arrivals and Departure Procedures." This GENOT provides an update to information on Advisory Circular 90-100 relative to the RAIM check requirement. In part, the AC states, "The FAA is developing a RAIM prediction service for general use. Until this capability is operational, a RAIM prediction does not need to be done for any RNAV route conducted where ATC provides radar monitoring or RNAV departure/arrival procedure, which has an associated 'RADAR REQUIRED' note charted. Operators may check RAIM availability for RNAV departure/arrival procedures at any given airport by checking approach RAIM for that location." For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at or view the full GENOT at:

Tour State-of-the-Art Potomac TRACON, Take ADIZ Seminar
Through an initiative called Operation Raincheck, individuals are invited to tour the Potomac Consolidated TRACON in Warrenton, VA, and also to attend an informational seminar about the Washington DC Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Included will be a Q&A session with management and controllers on any topics. Two identical sessions have been set up for 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. To participate, send your name, the names of any guests, each person's country of citizenship and session preference to the FAA at Supply separate e-mail addresses for guests if available.

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop Comes to 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:

Where Can I Find Master Minimum Equipment Lists?
The FAA's Flight Standards Service maintains a web site that has draft and final Master Minimum Equipment Lists (MMELs) for rotorcraft, small aircraft and transport category aircraft. For further information, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at or visit:

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Regional News
FAA Unveils Plans for East Coast Routes to South Florida
In a customer briefing last week, FAA ATC managers announced a number of new initiatives along the East Coast to improve traffic flow in and out of South Florida in time for the winter season. The FAA intends to have the new routes published by the end of this month. Several new Atlantic routes have been added, and some are one-way routes into and out of Florida. For aircraft equipped to operate in Oceanic airspace, deep-water routes such as Amber 761 are available as an alternative to the conventional route structure. This month, NBAA will unveil a page on the Association's web site at containing all the new routes and STARS as well as briefings on the changes. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at or Harry Houckes at

NBAA Teams With Vermont Member and Local Leaders to Improve DDH Runway
Recent action taken by NBAA and Member Company AirNow of Bennington, VT, has helped bring planned improvements for Morse State Airport (DDH) a step closer to reality. Plans developed by DDH officials to extend the facility's runway to 5,000 feet were met with complaints from local residents, halting the runway improvements. AirNow contacted NBAA, which provided information on the importance of airports to regional economic development. The state of Vermont also contributed economic data, and the Bennington County Industrial Corp. stated at a public meeting that the airport was "vital if the area is to remain competitive in the emergence of a high-technology business core around Bennington." Though a decision about the runway is still pending, four alternatives have been offered, all recommending runway improvements but at various lengths. For details, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

New York Aviation Management Association Conference Is This Week
The New York Aviation Management Association, which includes airport administrators, aviation organizations, aircraft operators and state governmental agencies, will hold its annual Fall Conference from October 5 to 7 at the Clarion Hotel in Rochester, NY. Presentation topics will include aviation security, new technology for small airports and media relations. The keynote speaker will be Alfred Kahn, Cornell University professor emeritus and consultant to the National Economic Research Association, who will discuss issues facing the aviation industry. NBAA is a conference sponsor. To register online, visit For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Greater Washington Business Aviation Association Golf Event Is Next Week
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will hold its first annual golf tournament next Monday, October 10, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the International Country Club in Fairfax, VA. Both members and non-members are invited to attend. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Aero Club of Washington Foundation and Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. For more information, visit the GWBAA site at, or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Emergency Response Planning Seminar to Be Held in Atlanta Oct. 17–18
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) in partnership with the Southeast Aviation Safety Roundtable will hold an Emergency Response Planning Seminar on October 17 and 18 at the BellSouth hangar on Fulton County Airport in Atlanta, GA. The two-day seminar will be conducted by Aviem International, recognized experts in the field, and a fee will be charged to attend. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the GBAA Aviation Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at


For Discounted Fees, Register for NBAA2005 in Advance
The NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2005) will be held November 9 through 11 at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center in Florida. Advance registration for this event will be available until October 25. Attendees who register prior to October 25 will be offered discounted fees and receive their badge credentials in the mail. Attendees who register after October 25 will not receive the discount and must pick up their badge credentials in Orlando. Registrants have the option of making a $25 voluntary donation for Hurricane Katrina relief during the registration process. For more information or to register online, visit the NBAA web site at:

NBAA2005 Housing Reopens
Following the relocation of the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention to Orlando, Travel Planners and NBAA quickly confirmed hotel room blocks and rates at Orlando hotels. Those who originally booked their New Orleans housing through Travel Planners already should have received an e-mail confirming their Orlando hotel reservations. On September 29, Travel Planners re-opened the housing reservation system to anyone wishing to make a new reservation in Orlando. To learn more or make a reservation, visit:

Travel$ense 3.75 Update Released
On September 29, NBAA released Version 3.75 of its business travel productivity-tracking software, Travel$ense. This update adapts to changes in the reservation system used by Travel$ense that prevented users from obtaining comparable airline flights and fare data. Travel$ense is a tool to help management better analyze and understand business travel by automatically calculating the actual business hours, productivity, trip expenses and family time saved by traveling via business aircraft versus airline alternatives. NBAA's Jason Wolf will answer Travel$ense questions and provide software demonstrations from November 9 to 11 at the NBAA Headquarters booth during the Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando. For more information, visit:

From Novice to Expert, All Welcome at 2006 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
The NBAA 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be held January 25 to 27 in San Antonio, TX. Developed by the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, the 2006 Conference agenda will feature sessions designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced professionals, on topics such as overseas operations, North American cross-border issues, using software for flight department integration, buying fuel on the road and qualifying charter operators. Six Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Courses also will be held in conjunction with the Conference. The 16th annual event drew more than 1,500 Attendees and 275 Exhibitors, and similar numbers are expected in 2006. Information about the agenda, hotel and airline reservations, Exhibitor and Sponsor opportunities, and more are available online at:

CAM Exam to Be Held Feb. 24 in Dallas, Following Leadership Conference
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. NBAA is now accepting applications for the first CAM Exam in 2006, which will be administered on Friday, February 24 in conjunction with the NBAA Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX. Applications for the February CAM Exam should be submitted to NBAA no later than Tuesday, January 10. For more information, contact NBAA at or visit:

NBAA2005 in Orlando

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

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