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NBAA Update #05-48
Monday, November 28, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
E-STMP Program Changes Delayed Until Dec. 8
Due to unforeseen automation problems, the FAA is delaying implementation of changes to the e-STMP program until December 8. Effective that date, all operators requesting an e-STMP reservation will be required to update their registration information. In addition, the new e-STMP process of obtaining and verifying reservations will go into effect at that time. FAA's FDC NOTAM 5/0872, which addresses the IFR STMP for Ski Mountain Airports, will be replaced in the December 22, 2005, NOTAM publication cycle with a new NOTAM covering all future e-STMPS. NBAA has reported extensively on the program changes; direct questions about the program to NBAA's Jo Damato at or Bob Lamond at, or for further details, visit:

TSA Offers Plan on Fractional Aircraft Security
On November 22, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sent a letter to European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Executive Secretary Raymond Benjamin outlining the TSA's plan to address security for fractional flights operating into Europe. TSA's letter notes that the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) provides a foundation for many of the possible requirements and that the industry could easily adopt many of the measures. ECAC will meet December 7 and 8 in Paris and likely will finalize any decisions on this issue. For additional information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at Review the TSA letter at:

Industry Working Group Finalizes Proposal for European Fractional Regulations
An international industry working group (IWG) has finalized a proposal that outlines a framework for European regulators considering formal regulations for fractional ownership programs. The IWG, formed at the request of the ECAC Special Task Force on Fractional Ownership, focused on the economic and safety regulation of business aircraft in both private and public transport operations. The working group's recommendations address a variety of issues in addition to fractional aircraft operations, including foreign on-demand operations into the U.S. and Fifth Freedom issues. The report will be delivered to the ECAC Special Task Force in preparation for the ECAC Directors General meeting next week in Paris. For additional information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at

European Union RNAV Requirements and Implementations
Since January 1998, Basic RNAV (B-RNAV) capability has been mandated for operations in European en route airspace. As a means of overcoming the current inconsistencies in European Civil Aviation Conference terminal airspace, Eurocontrol has produced a plan for the implementation of Precision RNAV (P-RNAV) operations. P-RNAV provides the navigational performance and functionality required for RNAV terminal area procedures and offers the ability to use RNAV functionality in all phases of flight except final approach and missed approach. Though there is currently no mandate for P-RNAV, and conventional terminal area procedures will continue to be provided, operators with P-RNAV approval may experience operational advantages in European terminal airspace. More information about P-RNAV and the approval process may be found on the NBAA web site at:

What Is a SAFA Inspection?
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) has developed an inspection program that complements ICAO safety oversight audits in Europe by concentrating checks of aircraft during stops at European airports. This inspection program is known as the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) program. ECAC member state aircraft, as well as aircraft from non-ECAC member states, are subject to ramp inspections that will evaluate the aircraft's documents and crew, the apparent condition of the aircraft and the carriage of mandatory cabin equipment. The intent of these inspections is to identify non-compliance with ICAO requirements set out in the Annexes to the Chicago Convention. More information about the SAFA program may be found on NBAA's web site at:

Correction to Nov. 21 NBAA Update Item on Fort Lauderdale
Last week's NBAA Update article titled "Fort Lauderdale to See Increase in Arrival Rates" erroneously stated that Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) had its U.S. Customs hours permanently extended until 9:00 p.m. Instead, it is Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) that had its Customs hours permanently extended until 9:00 p.m. This action was taken to encourage operators that would otherwise land at FLL and use Customs there to land at FXE, thereby mitigating traffic demand at the busier FLL. NBAA regrets the error.

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
Traffic and Noise Concerns at Stuart, FL's Witham Field
With the start of the winter season in the Southeast, operators are reminded to closely follow published traffic patterns and noise abatement procedures on arrival and when departing from Witham Field (SUA) in Stuart, FL, as traffic to and from the airport continues to be a concern with the local community. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

South Florida Business Aviation Association to Reschedule Meeting
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) general membership meeting planned for Thursday, December 8 has been postponed and will be rescheduled during the first quarter of 2006. Watch NBAA Update for information on the new meeting date, agenda and featured speakers. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at


Gene Kranz to Keynote Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
The keynote speaker of the NBAA 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be Gene Kranz, former NASA director of mission operations, who will discuss the role of schedulers and dispatchers as the "mission control" of their flight departments. This event, to be held January 25 to 27 in San Antonio, TX, gives schedulers and dispatchers the most up-to-date information on issues directly related to their role in the corporate flight department. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend the 2006 Conference, which also will highlight the products and services of hundreds of Exhibitors. To date, 270 booths have been reserved and space is still available. The full agenda with session descriptions is now available online, and registration will be available by the end of this week. For more information, visit:

CAM Exam to Be Held 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:

Managers Invited to Leadership Conference, Feb. 22-23 in Dallas
The 2006 NBAA Leadership Conference will be held February 22 to 23 at the Embassy Suites Outdoor World in Dallas, TX. This interactive program provides current and emerging flight, maintenance and office managers the opportunity to learn and share their practical knowledge and experiences for being successful leaders in a changing and challenging world. The Leadership Conference will be held in conjunction with an NBAA Professional Development Program Course, Regulatory Issues Forum and Certified Aviation Manager Examination. Registration for this event should be open and available on the NBAA web site by December 15. To review the preliminary agenda and other details, visit:

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program

Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 19, 2006, Boca Raton, FL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
January 20, 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

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
March 30, 2006, St. Louis, MO

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

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
June 9, 2006, Dulles, VA

11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 23–24 2006, Denver, CO

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