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NBAA Update #06-17
Monday, April 24, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
TSA Releases Security Advisory for Aircraft Owners and Operators
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a security advisory to aircraft owners and operators flying overseas. U.S. intelligence cited a message posted in Arabic on a web forum that urged Muslims to destroy private American jets, and even explained how to identify such aircraft. NBAA urges all Members to review available aircraft and airport security precautions, especially when traveling outside of the United States. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at, or review the TSA advisory in PDF format at:

Next Week's EBACE Poised to Be Strongest Yet
From May 3 to 5 at Geneva Palexpo, the 6th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2006) will showcase hundreds of Exhibiting Companies from around the world and cover nearly 22,000 square meters of exhibit space. At nearby Geneva International Airport, more than 50 business aircraft will be shown in an 18,000-square-meter Static Display area. Several notable industry and government figures will speak at EBACE2006, including Sir Ralph Robins, the recently retired Rolls-Royce CEO; Bo Redeborn, Eurocontrol director for air traffic management strategies; and Edward W. Stimpson, former U.S. ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Other noteworthy figures scheduled to attend include: Piero Ferrari, vice president of Ferrari, SpA; Patrick Goudou, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency; and Mikolaj Ratajczyk, chairman, Special Task Force on Fractional Ownership for the European Civil Aviation Conference. EBACE2006 is poised to be the strongest show in the event's six-year history, with more than 9,000 Attendees expected. For more information, visit:

NBAA Member Survey Closes This Wednesday
The deadline for participating in the 2006 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey is this Wednesday, April 26. This survey was developed to help NBAA Member Representatives and their company salary administrators evaluate their flight departments by providing a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and operational data. All NBAA Member Representatives for companies that operate aircraft are eligible to participate. Participants will receive free online access to survey results once compiled. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at or visit:

Do Aircraft Purchased Prior to Mar. 1 Need to Be Registered With CTIR?
The Cape Town International Registry (CTIR) is an international registry that went into effect on March 1, 2006. The CTIR was designed to protect financial interests in certain aircraft and engines. Any ownership or international interests in aircraft assets that were in place prior to the effective date of the Cape Town Convention have been "grandfathered" and are not required to be registered in the CTIR. Should the owner of an aircraft wish to sell or refinance that asset at any date in the future, at that time the asset may be subject to the provisions of the Cape Town Convention and registration in the CTIR. More information about the Cape Town Convention and the CTIR may be found on the NBAA web site at:

Member Discount Available for 2005 Turbine Aircraft Accident Review
Robert E. Breiling Associates, Inc. has released its Annual Turbine Aircraft Accident Review for 2005. The review covers turbojet, turboprop and turbine helicopter accidents and incidents for calendar year 2005. The review is available for $330. NBAA Members will receive a 10-percent discount off the purchase price of this product. To place an order, contact Robert E. Breiling Associates at (561) 338-6900.

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Regional News
NBAA Report on Spirit of St. Louis Airport
The new year brought with it a gift for the Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) – a dramatic drop in noise complaints. Whereas there had been 1,200 or so complaints annually in previous years, Dick Hrabko, director of aviation for St. Louis County, said he's only received about a dozen so far this year. Since there were no changes made at the airport, Hrabko's best explanation for the calm is the just-completed Part 150 study: "The process gave the people who were angry an opportunity to learn more about what the airport can and can't do." For the complete report on SUS, which is part of an ongoing series of NBAA airport reports, visit:

Georgia Group to Hold Member Meeting and Golf Tournament on May 5
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its 7th Annual Members Meeting and Golf Tournament on May 5 at the Flat Creek Golf Club in Peachtree City, GA. Following tradition, part of the proceeds from the event will benefit GBAA charitable activities and aviation scholarships. Captain Al Haynes will be the featured speaker at dinner that evening. For more information visit the GBAA web site at or contact Dave Small at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at


NBAA Marks Passing of Aviation Legend Scott Crossfield
On April 20, aviation legend A. Scott Crossfield, 84, died in the crash of his Cessna 210 in Georgia. "Scott Crossfield will truly be missed, and his family is on the minds and in the hearts of all of us in American aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "Scott was a giant, and in addition to being a pioneer, was a wonderful guy, with legions of friends and admirers." Crossfield made history in 1953 by becoming the first pilot to fly faster than twice the speed of sound. He served as a test pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. He also was the 1984 recipient of NBAA's Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, business aviation's most distinguished honor.

Maintenance Scholarship Winners Announced During Conference
On April 18, NBAA and its Maintenance Committee congratulated 12 recipients of the 2006 Maintenance TRACS program at NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference in Dallas, TX. Currently in its inaugural year, the Maintenance TRACS program is open to current and future A&P holders and other individuals interested in developing their technical and professional career paths in business aviation maintenance. Award recipients are able to attend model-specific courses at aircraft, engine and avionics training centers. NBAA thanks the following organizations for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Bombardier Aerospace, CAE Simuflite, Cessna Aircraft, FlightSafety International, GE Engines, Global Jet Services, Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, Inc., Raytheon Aircraft, PAMA Foundation, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Rolls-Royce. For the full list of recipients, visit:

NBAA to Host Safety and Emergency Response Seminars Next Month
Themed "Supporting the Corporate Mission," the Flight Safety Foundation/NBAA 51st Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) will be held from May 9 to 11 in Phoenix, AZ. With more than 300 business aviation operators expected, CASS is the industry's premier business aviation safety event, featuring presentations by leaders of industry, operators and users, government officials and university researchers. In conjunction with CASS, NBAA and The VanAllen Group, Inc. will host an Emergency Response Planning Workshop (ERPW) on May 8 and 9. This interactive, two-day event teaches aircraft operators how to prepare for a worst-case scenario: an aircraft accident and its aftermath. For more information about the ERPW, visit, and for CASS details, visit:

This June, Flight Attendant Conference to Promote Crew Excellence
At the NBAA 11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference to be held June 23 and 24 in Denver, CO, keynote speaker and former United Airlines pilot Denny Fitch will recount the details of the United Airlines crash at Sioux City, IA, highlighting the importance of crew resource management in such situations. The Conference also will feature sessions on safety, career development, FBOs and international handlers, effective communication, the future of cabin crews and catering. In addition, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will speak during the opening session; NBAA Flight Attendants Committee Chair Mike Hesslink of FlightSafety International will report on Committee activities; and both winners and sponsors of the 2006 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship will be recognized. For full details, visit:

Flight Operations Manual Workshop Comes to Denver, Jun. 19-20
All flight departments should have an up-to-date flight operations manual setting forth policies and procedures designed to ensure safe and effective flight operations. NBAA requires its Corporate Members to have a manual, and many insurance companies also insist on one. The NBAA Flight Operations Manual Workshop to be held June 19 and 20 in Denver, CO, uses the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) as the basis for providing participants with all materials needed to develop or update an excellent flight operations manual, custom-tailored to their operations. This Workshop also meets NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Objective AM1. To learn more or register, visit:

Workshop on Management Fundamentals to Be Held in Denver, Jun. 21-22
The two-day NBAA Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop gives flight department managers key information about safe operations, regulatory compliance, basic management practices, budgeting and accounting, cost controls, vendor selection and tracking, records and reports, planning for the future and other issues. This interactive program, which meets NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Objectives AM1 and AM5, will provide practical, proven techniques for making a flight department more effective and efficient. For more information, visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
6th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2006)
May 3–5, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
May 8–9, 2006, Phoenix, AZ

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

Business Aviation Taxes Forum
June 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA

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

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
June 9, Washington, DC

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 19–20, 2006, Denver, CO

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 21–22, 2006, Denver, CO

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

4th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2006)
August 10–12, 2006, São Paulo, Brazil

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