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NBAA Update #06-33
Monday, August 14, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Security Restrictions Remain in Flux Following Bombing Plot; Continued Vigilance Advised
General aviation security requirements continue to change after last week's ramp up in aviation security. The FAA's most recent NOTAM (6/6101) issued on Saturday, August 12, appears to relieve operators with aircraft less than 95,000 pounds maximum gross takeoff weight from most security requirements. NBAA has learned that while NOTAM 6/6101 remains in effect as of press time, another NOTAM could be issued soon that reinstates requirements for "portal countries" and waivers. NBAA will post any changes to international security requirements to the NBAA web site as soon as they are issued by the FAA. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at, or visit the NBAA web site at:

Countdown to Convention: NBAA Returns to Orlando in Two Months
From October 17 to 19 in Orlando, FL, the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) will feature the products and services of more than 1,100 Exhibitors in nearly one million square feet of exhibit space at the Orange County Convention Center. In addition, more than 110 aircraft will be on display at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), and a comprehensive schedule of Informational Sessions will address timely issues affecting the business aviation community. Registration, housing and travel arrangements all may be made in advance online. For more information, visit the official NBAA2006 web site at:

NBAA Voices Safety Concerns About FAA Landing Distance Assessment Requirement
In June, the FAA published a notice announcing a new requirement for air carriers, including Part 91 Subpart K and Part 135 operators, to conduct a landing distance assessment just prior to landing, considering runway conditions, weather at time of arrival, airplane configuration and deceleration means. An additional 15-percent safety margin must be added to the landing distance calculation. The FAA is expected to announce a one-month implementation delay that would require air carriers to submit the compliance procedures to their principal inspectors by October 1, 2006, with full implementation by November 1, 2006. NBAA has significant concern that this new requirement, while intended to increase safety, could reduce safety and negatively impact fractional and charter aircraft operations. Last week, NBAA participated in a runway contamination workshop related to this notice and continues to address business aviation's concerns with the FAA.

FAA Publishes Holdover Time Tables in Advance of Winter Season
In October 2005, the FAA issued Notices 8000.309, "Dispatching During Precipitation Conditions of Ice Pellets, Snow Pellets or Other Icing Events for Which No Hold Over Times Exist," and 8000.313, "Parts 121 and 135 Operations Specifications for Deicing/Anti-icing Operations in Ice Pellets Without Deice/Anti-ice Fluids." As a result of these notices, industry officials requested that the FAA conduct research to obtain data to support relief for some of the current conditions for which no holdover times exist, and that research was conducted during the winter season of 2005-2006. Now the FAA has released deicing/anti-icing guidance for the winter 2006-2007 season. The general requirement that takeoff not be attempted with any contaminant adhering to the critical surfaces of the aircraft still applies, although the FAA provides precipitation condition allowances. Download the guidance in PDF format at:

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Regional News
NBAA to Co-Host GA Issues Conference in Denver, Sept. 17-19
The first-ever General Aviation Issues Conference will be co-hosted by NBAA and other aviation organizations from September 17 to 19 in Denver, CO. This event will cover a range of notable issues affecting general aviation today. The meeting will create opportunities to discuss and debate critical challenges facing general aviation airports and industry, as well as provide a unique networking forum with prominent figures in the GA community. NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will participate with other industry leaders in a session titled "State of the General Aviation Industry, Washington Perspective," while other NBAA staff members will participate in sessions on GA security and environmental challenges. For more information or to register for this event online, visit:

Manchester Tower LTA 06-1, Non-Movement and Non-Visibility Areas
The FAA Manchester Tower has published letter to airmen (LTA) No. 06-1, titled "Non-Movement and Non-Visibility Areas," which details the areas where Manchester Tower is not able to provide airport traffic control services at Manchester Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire due to obstructed vision. Download LTA 06-1 in PDF format at:

Minnesota Group Stands Up for Fair MSP Landing Fees
After noting a last-minute item added to the Minneapolis Airport Commission (MAC) meeting agenda recommending an increase in landing fees for general aviation aircraft landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) rallied its forces to temporarily table the measure. The MAC had recommended an increase from $10 to $68.69 per landing for aircraft under 27,419 lbs. and $2.48 per thousand pounds for those above. Members of NBAA and MBAA and NBAA's John Balsiger testified in opposition to the plan. While not entirely against a fee adjustment, MSP business aviation users believe that the present proposal is not justified and are concerned that they had not been consulted. NBAA Members will meet with the MAC to discuss potential MSP fee adjustments. For more information, contact NBAA at

MBAA to Highlight the VLJ on Aug. 24
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association will spotlight the very light jet (VLJ) during its upcoming VLJ Day, to be held 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 24 at ASI Jet Center, Flying Cloud Airport (FCM), Eden Prairie, MN. The event, which is free of charge with lunch provided, will include an aircraft static display, exhibits and an information session led by Pete Agur of The VanAllen Group. Small single- and multi-engine aircraft owners, business and government leaders, chief pilots, flight department managers and individuals interested in learning more about VLJs are invited to attend. RSVP to Direct questions to MBAA's David Clark at (925) 261-5945 or NBAA's John Balsiger at, or for more information, visit the MBAA web site at:

AEC Long Island Aviation Career Fair to Be Held Sept. 28-29
The Aerospace Education Corporation (AEC) is a not-for-profit organization created by the Long Island Business Aviation Association to promote aviation education, particularly as it relates to business aviation. Established in January 2006, AEC will host its first Aviation Career Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 28 and 29 at Republic Airport (FRG), Farmingdale, NY. Through an interactive approach that puts students in contact with industry professionals, this event will introduce both middle- and high-school students to the various careers available in the aviation industry. A few sponsorships and exhibition spaces are still available for the event. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at or visit:

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Call for Speakers: 2007 Leadership Conference
NBAA and its Corporate Aviation Management Committee are now planning the 2007 Leadership Conference, which will be held February 21 and 22 in San Diego, CA. This event is designed for current or aspiring flight department managers, or others in leadership positions within the organization. The Committee is looking for speakers to lead presentations relevant to business aviation managers. Presentations should support the event's theme, "Painful Problems, Powerful Solutions: Learning to Lead in Difficult Times in Business Aviation." For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at

Call for Sponsors: 2006 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship
NBAA has issued a call for sponsors for its 2006 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, which is administered by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee and made possible by corporate sponsors. This scholarship enables qualified candidates to attend the annual NBAA Leadership Conference, which next will be held February 21 and 22 in San Diego, CA. Since the program's inception two years ago, this scholarship has been granted to 11 individuals. Those interested in sponsoring this scholarship must reply by next Monday, August 21, via e-mail to NBAA's Jay Evans at

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Upcoming NBAA Events
IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
August 24, 2006, White Plains, NY

Safety Standdown, Presented by Bombardier, NBAA and FAA
October 2–5, 2006, Wichita, KS

10th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 15, 2006, Orlando, FL

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

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