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NBAA Update #06-34
Monday, August 21, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
General Aviation Security Update: New FAA Advisory Modifies International Security NOTAM
On August 18, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a National Security Flight Advisory that replaces NOTAM FDC 6/6101 effective August 23. The advisory modifies the weight limits contained in NOTAM 6/6101 to 100,309 lbs. MTOW, matching the weight specified in the Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP). Existing waivers to NOTAMs 2/5319 and 6/6101 remain in effect for the duration specified in those waivers. Operators of aircraft weighing 100,309 lbs. MTOW or less are no longer required to fly through "portal countries." The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)threat level remains at "Code Orange," or high, for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the United States. NBAA urges aircraft operators to maintain vigilance. To review the FAA advisory, visit:

Customs Clearance Procedures Changing at Some General Aviation Airports
NBAA has received reports of changes to clearance procedures at some airports for international general aviation aircraft arrivals. In Los Angeles, aircraft that could normally clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Van Nuys, Burbank or any other airport served by the Los Angeles Customs Port must now clear customs at Los Angeles International Airport. Under similar requirements for the Dallas region, all general aviation aircraft now must clear Customs at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. At Washington Dulles Airport, general aviation aircraft passengers are bussed from FBOs to the international arrivals building for processing. NBAA recommends that operators verify Customs clearing procedures at their intended airports prior to arriving to reduce the possibility of surprises. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at

Compensation Results Available for the 2006 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey
Compiled compensation data now is available for the 2006 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey. Compiled operational benchmark data will be released at a later date. The results are based upon survey responses from 904 aviation departments that provided compensation data for 3,571 employees. Online access to the compiled results of the survey is available at no cost to survey participants. Participants may purchase hard copies of the survey results for $75. NBAA Member Representatives who did not participate in the survey may purchase online access to survey results for $75 and hard copies for $150. Survey results are not available to non-Members. For more information, visit:

NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption Extended
The FAA has approved NBAA's request to extend Exemption 7897, more commonly known as NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption. The current Exemption Extension 7897 expires on September 30, 2006. Exemption 7897 is valid for the next two-year period, expiring on September 30, 2008. In this extension, NBAA is granted an exemption from 14 CFR 91.409(e) and 91.501(a) to permit NBAA Members to operate small civil airplanes and helicopters of U.S. registry under the operating rules of 14 CFR 91.503 through 91.535 and to select an inspection program as described in 14 CFR 91.409(f). This exemption is subject to conditions and limitations. NBAA Members may download Exemption 7897 at:

NBAA's Success with DOT on Foreign Civil Aircraft Regulatory Change Explained
In February 2005, in response to a petition by NBAA, the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify Part 375 to permit the receipt of compensation for the operation of U.S.-registered foreign civil aircraft without reference to the corporate structure or citizenship make up, whenever the only compensation received is limited to that permitted by FAR 91. The final rule issued on March 28, 2006, amends the requirements governing the licensing and operations in the United States of U.S.-registered "foreign civil aircraft," which are not engaged in common carriage. The aircraft defined as "foreign civil aircraft" can be surprising. Learn what this means, what relief that has been granted, and what limitations still exist as a result of this rulemaking initiative, by reading the article at:

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Regional News
Aspen Runway Closing for Two Months Next Spring
Colorado's Aspen/Pitkin County Airport will be closed to all air traffic from approximately 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2007, through approximately 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2007, so that the runway pavement can be rehabilitated. The project also will include improvements to runway safety areas and emergency vehicle access roads within the airport perimeter. Preliminary improvements not requiring airport closures will begin this autumn. Additional airport closures of two days or less will be necessary in late 2007. Visit for updates, and check NOTAMs for the most current and official information. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Post-NASCAR Race Survey for Indianapolis ATC
Indianapolis Center (ZID) has published a survey for pilots who recently flew into Indianapolis International Airport (KIND) for a NASCAR event on August 6, 2006. Steve Lutomski, Traffic Management Officer at Indianapolis ARTCC, says this an opportunity for pilots to provide feedback regarding service they received associated with the Brickyard 400 Race. Results of the survey may help ATC personnel improve their performance for future events where air traffic demand is increased and traffic management initiatives may be implemented. For more information, contact NBAA's Sue Ashley at To download the survey in Word format, visit:

Northern Ohio Business Aviation Association Meeting on Sep. 1
The Northern Ohio Business Aviation Association will hold a meeting at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport terminal building on September 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Speakers will include TSA representative Brian Anderson, who will discuss airport security at general aviation airports; Air BP/Houston representative Walter Chartrand, who will discuss recent FAA regulatory developments; and Cuyahoga County Airport Commissioner Steve Nagy, who will discuss the future of Cuyahoga County Airport. Cessna representative Rich Silvey will have a Citation XLS on static display and available for demonstration. Contact Tom Slavin at to make demonstration arrangements prior to September 1. The deadline for reservations is August 28; please RSVP via email to For more information, contact NBAA's Central Regional Representative Bob Quinn at, or visit:

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NBAA Calls for Balance in CNN Coverage of General Aviation Security
In response to an August 14 "Larry King Live" segment in which general aviation security was mischaracterized, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a letter to the producer for the show to identify general aviation security measures, and request an on-air interview to provide balance and context to the issue. "No organization representing general aviation was included to provide any facts about what has been, and continues to be done to harden general aviation from terrorist threats," Bolen's letter stated. To review the full letter, visit:

Applications for Next CAM Exam Due Aug. 31
Through the certification process, NBAA and the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board seek to recognize excellence in the field of business aviation and raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments. The next CAM Exam 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. To learn more about the CAM Program or access the CAM Program Guide and Application, visit:

NBAA Marks Passing of Business Aviation Champion George Priester
NBAA marked the passing of George Priester, 98, who died in his home on Aug. 17. Priester, who owned and operated Palwaukee Airport from 1953-1986, flew some of the earliest business aircraft models and taught pilots during World War II and afterwards at his own school for instrument pilot training. During his tenure at Palwaukee Airport, it grew from an airport with four short, gravel runways to a significant business aviation airport. "George Priester leaves an outstanding legacy of service to business aviation, and he will be missed by his many friends in the industry," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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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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