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NBAA Update #06-27
Monday, July 03, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA California Members Mobilize to Help Defeat Punitive Bill
Thanks to grassroots mobilization by NBAA Members, and the combined efforts of California business groups, airport associations, and local and national aviation associations, California proposal AB 2501 was defeated in the State Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. Had the bill passed into law, it would have required the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) to monitor turbine and turboprop aircraft taxi and ground operations 24 hours a day, at a cost of more than $150,000. The bill duplicated similar studies already underway, singled out SMO and could have limited access to SMO. The successful effort demonstrated how grassroots action by NBAA Members, combined with strong strategic alliances with similar interest groups, can affect federal, state and local policy debates. NBAA thanks its California Members and their partners for making their voices heard with their elected officials. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

New Oceanic Errors Safety Bulletin Announced
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NATSPG), composed of industry, ATC and state regulators, has noted repetitive oceanic errors, which include gross navigation errors (GNEs, 25 nm or more), large height deviations (300 feet or more) and erosion of longitudinal separation. Operators are reminded that the safety of the airspace is constantly monitored and its performance is reviewed; thus, repeated errors present recurring hazards and pose threats to overall flight safety. To address this topic, the NATSPG has developed a new Oceanic Errors Safety Bulletin (OESB), which should be used as an oceanic operational checklist and in conjunction with the guidance found in the NAT MNPS Operations Manual to reduce the chance of a GNE. Download the OESB online at:

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop to Be Held in White Plains on Aug. 24
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 August 24 in White Plains, NY. For more information, contact Those planning to attend the workshop should complete and submit an Operators IS-BAO Workshop Registration Form, available online at:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
NBAA Joins Witham Tenants and Businesses to Preserve Runway
Action has yet to be taken on proposed options to achieve compliance with FAA runway safety area and runway protection zone standards for the main runway at Witham Field (SUA) in Stuart, FL. NBAA staff and airport tenants and businesses recently met with FAA officials at the Orlando Airports District Offices to make the case for a compliance option to preserve the most runway for takeoff and landing. A vote by the County Commission ( could come in late July, and an airport noise advisory committee already has voted to recommend to Martin County that the usable runway length be reduced by 460 feet. Letters of support to preserve more of the runway should be sent to the five Martin County Commissioners at 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996. For more information, contact Dave Smith at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at

FAA Proposes Changes to Preferential Arrival Routings at MIA and FLL
The FAA is proposing several changes to preferential arrival routings to Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) effective September 28. NBAA Members should comment on any of the proposed changes no later than July 19 via e-mail to NBAA's Bob Lamond at The specific preferential routes can be viewed online at:

Allentown Tower LTA No. 04-1, Practice Instrument Approaches
The FAA Allentown Tower has published Letter to Airmen (LTA) No. 04-1, titled Practice Instrument Approaches, which details services to pilots practicing approaches to the following Pennsylvania airports: Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport (1N9) and Braden Airpark (N43). Download the letter online at:

RSVP Now for Annapolis Luncheon and ARINC Tour on Jul. 20
On July 20, the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will host a complimentary lunch briefing and tour of the ARINC facilities in Annapolis, MD. GWBAA President Bob Blouin and other members of GWBAA's board will be on hand to welcome attendees and provide an update on the group's activities and upcoming events. Members of the DC-area business aviation community are invited to attend; reservations are required no later than Monday, July 17, to Susan Boyle at For more information, visit the GWBAA web site at or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Georgia Group to Host Safety Day on Aug. 23; NBAA's Steve Brown to Speak
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold a Safety Day on August 23 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. The presentations will cover a wide range of safety-related topics of interest to flight department personnel. The keynote speaker will be NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Steve Brown. For more information visit the GBAA web site at or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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NBAA Applauds Cessna Special Olympics Airlift
NBAA commends the businesses and individuals involved in the 2006 Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift on July 1 and July 8. Through this initiative, more than 1,800 athletes from approximately 35 states will be flown to the Special Olympics U.S. National games in Ames, IA, courtesy of donated aircraft, pilots and fuel. On July 1, before the start of the games, a Special Olympics Citation will land every 60 to 90 seconds. Following the conclusion of the games, on July 8, the Citations will return the athletes to their home states. The first Citation Special Olympics Airlift was in 1987. To learn more about the 2006 airlift, call 1-877-DSM-LIFT (1-877-376-5438), or visit:

Updated 2007 Business Aviation Regional Forums Schedule Now Available
NBAA has updated the schedule for its 2007 Business Aviation Regional Forums. The 2007 Regional Forum schedule is: January 25, Scottsdale, AZ; February 9, Nagoya, Japan; March 15, Fort Lauderdale, FL (tentative location); April 26, White Plains, NY; and June 8, St. Louis, MO. NBAA's Regional Forums 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 and abroad. For more information, visit:

NBAA Announces Nine New PDP Courses; Calls for More Course Providers
NBAA has announced nine new Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses offered by five different PDP providers. The nine new PDP Courses are consistent with current PDP learning objectives and are available in distance-education format, including online offerings, as well as a scheduled one- or two-day format. Those interested in taking PDP Courses are encouraged to review further details about PDP offerings and providers by visiting NBAA's PDP web site at Along with the nine new PDP Courses, NBAA is seeking providers for additional courses. For more information and to review a list of the new courses, visit:

NBAA Gold Wing Award Applications Due This Month
Applications for the 2006 NBAA Gold Wing Award are due July 15, 2006. This award is presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation (use of general aviation aircraft for business purposes) by trade or nontrade media in print, web-based, or broadcast formats. The NBAA Gold Wing Award recognizes journalism's important role in reporting the significant contributions of business aviation to the national economy. For more information or to download an application, visit:

Several NBAA Scholarship Applications Due Aug. 1
NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. Applications for the following scholarships are due August 1: Avfuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, USAIG PDP Scholarship and William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship. In addition, the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship application is due November 1. For more information about each scholarship and to download applications, visit:

Applications for Next CAM Exam Due Aug. 31
The next Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination will take place on Monday, October 16, in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention. Applications for the exam should be submitted no later than Thursday, August 31. NBAA recently recognized six individuals who passed the exam administered in April 2006. To learn more about this announcement, or to learn more about the CAM Program, visit:

NBAA Headquarters Holiday Hours
NBAA Headquarters will close at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3, and be closed all day on Tuesday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.

CompAir is now available online!

Upcoming NBAA Events
15th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 15–16, 2006, Orlando, FL

59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006)
October 17–19, 2006, Orlando, FL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 16, 2006, Long Beach, CA

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 17, 2006, Long Beach, CA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates


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