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NBAA Update #06-37
Monday, September 11, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Business Aviation's Biggest Event Comes to Orlando Next Month
This October, the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) will return to Orlando's Orange County Convention Center for three days of exhibits, networking and information sharing. The world's largest civil aviation trade show will get underway on October 17 with an Opening General Session hosted by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Highlights will include the Static Display Reception on October 17 at Orlando Executive Airport; NBAA Gala, a celebration of the business aviation industry on October 18; and Silent and Live Auctions benefiting NBAA Charities. More than 100 Informational Sessions, including Seminars and Maintenance & Operations Sessions, will be offered throughout the week. To register, make housing and travel plans, and review the program schedule, visit:

Exhibit Floor Completely Sells Out for First Time in NBAA Convention History
At five weeks out, the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention exhibit floor has completely sold out, with close to 1,150 Exhibitors registered and 5,216 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces sold. This year's event also will feature 11 fixed-wing aircraft and four helicopters at the Orange County Convention Center, the most aircraft ever shown on the exhibit floor. More than 100 additional business aircraft will be presented at the nearby Static Display on Orlando Executive Airport. "The NBAA Convention highlights the rich diversity within the business aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "I'm pleased that the event is such a valuable offering for everyone in our industry, and I look forward to seeing our Exhibitors and Attendees in Orlando next month." For more information or to register, visit:

Navigating the Regulatory Maze When Flying Candidates for Election
You or your company may consider providing a candidate for state or federal office with the use of your aircraft for travel. This particular kind of political activity is not prohibited, but it is regulated – and not just by a single governmental agency. Several regulatory bodies have an interest in the private transportation of public officials and candidates, and it is important that operators be aware of the rules governing such flights. Read a new article on this topic on the NBAA web site at:

NBAA Welcomes Nomination of Mary Peters as DOT Secretary
Following an announcement by the White House on September 5, NBAA welcomed President Bush's nomination of transportation policy veteran Mary Peters to serve as Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary. Peters has been nominated to succeed Norman Mineta, who retired from the job earlier this year. "Mary Peters is known for her extensive work on transportation issues and her inclusive approach to doing business," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "I look forward to working with her and ensuring that she is fully aware of the concerns of business aviation." For more information, visit:

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Regional News
NBAA Regional Forum Returns to Long Beach, Nov. 16
Having last visited Long Beach, CA, in early 2003, the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will return to the AirFlite facility on Long Beach Airport (LGB) on November 16. NBAA's Regional Forum is a day-long learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community, and to provide an introduction to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. The Long Beach event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, 30 static aircraft and sessions on FAA, NTSB and DOT investigations, international flight planning and state tax issues for business aviation, with emphasis on issues relevant to California and neighboring states. Online registration for this event is open, and indoor and static display exhibit space is still available. To register or purchase exhibit space, visit:

California to Consider Industry Input on Common Carrier Exemption Interpretation
NBAA recently was asked to comment on California Regulation 1593 as it relates to the use of aircraft in common carriage, in order to identify what constitutes common carriage for the purposes of the exemption authorized by California Revenue and Taxation Code sections 6366 and 6366.1. In February 2006, the California Board of Equalization (BOE) issued an interpretation that said ferry flights should be classified as operational flights, rather than as qualifying common carrier use. The BOE believes ferry flights do not involve transportation of people or property. NBAA intends to participate in a planned Business Taxes Committee meeting that will discuss this issue in detail. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at or download the BOE memo at:

New RNAV Standard Terminal Arrival Routes for South Florida Airports
The FAA will implement the DEEDS1 and SWAGS1 RNAV STARs on September 28. Aircraft with equipment suffixes of /E, /G, /R, /J, /L, or/Q that would normally file the CYY4 STAR to Miami International (MIA) and satellite airports should file the DEEDS1 RNAV STAR. Aircraft with equipment suffixes of /E, /G, /R, /J, /L, or /Q that would normally file the FORTL4 STAR to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) and satellite airports should file the SWAGS 1 RNAV STAR. The preferred routes have been updated to show the new STARs. Aircrews are requested to have the updated STARs in FMSs, and to file the equipment-appropriate routes to avoid confusion and frequency congestion. ZMA will publish a NOTAM reminding pilots of the new STARS. For more information, contact Jacksonville Center's Howie Callon at (904) 549-1574, or Miami Center's Terry Culbertson at (305) 716-1562.

FAA Washington Center Issues LTA 06-06 Regarding Facility ID
FAA Washington Center has issued Letter to Airmen (LTA) 06-06, titled "Facility Identification and Radio/Interphone Message Format." In an effort to reduce excess verbiage and expedite traffic, Washington Center has modified its facility identification to include "Wash Center." "Wash Center" may be used in all radio/interphone message formats in lieu of "Washington Center."

New York Aviation Management Association Conference, Sept. 13- 15
The New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) will hold its annual conference this week from Wednesday, September 13, through Friday, September 15, at the Adams Mark in Buffalo, NY. NYAMA represents thousands of professionals from all segments of the aviation industry, including general aviation, airports, vendors, manufacturers and air carriers. Among the educational sessions will be a legislation and lobbying overview by NYAMA and NBAA representatives, which will discuss the importance of educating lawmakers regarding aviation issues. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at For event details or to register, visit the NYAMA web site at:

Kansas City Business Aviation Forum, Sept. 14
The Kansas City Business Aviation Association (KCBAA) will host its 2nd Annual Business Aviation Forum this Thursday, September 14. Aircraft manufacturers and aviation enthusiasts will join with local business and civic leaders to discuss the impact of business aviation in the local community. KCBAA and NBAA representatives will participate in a special program focusing on taxation and non-business use of business aircraft, business aviation ownership options and very light jet operations. This program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the main KCBAA forum will begin at 11:00 a.m., both in Hangar 3 of the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC). To register, contact For more information, contact KCBAA's Jeff Daniels at (913) 522-7890 or NBAA's John Balsiger at, or visit:

NBAA's Jo Damato to Speak at Houston Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers Meeting, Sept. 20
At the upcoming quarterly meeting of the Houston Aviation Schedulers and Dispatchers (S&D) on September 20, NBAA Senior Manager, Air Traffic Operations Jo Damato will speak about the role of the NBAA GA Desk in ATC traffic flow management. In addition, Air Security International will provide a brief update on security issues affecting general aviation traffic, and other discussions will address delay awareness and mitigation, as well as publicly available resources. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Houston Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. RSVP no later than September 15 to Jo Harroff at (712) 430-7200 or For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Westchester Aviation Association to Meet on Sept. 20
The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) will hold a breakfast meeting from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20 at the Skytop Restaurant on Westchester County Airport (HPN), White Plains, NY. Keynote speaker Rogers Hemphill of Aircraft Performance Group will discuss how runway analysis may allow operators to safely and accurately increase their maximum takeoff and landing weights, based on specific runways and actual conditions, and in some instances by several thousand pounds. In addition, Tom Cahill, FAA tower chief for HPN, will discuss upcoming technological improvements at the airport, and Pete Scherrer, HPN airport manager, will provide an airport update. For more information about this event or to join WAA, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at or visit the WAA web site at:

DC-Area Charity Event to Benefit Aero Club of Washington Education Foundation
The next event of the DC area's Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will be a fundraiser on September 25 benefiting the Aero Club of Washington Education Foundation, which sponsors educational initiatives for students and interns seeking careers in aviation. For more information, contact GWBAA's Bob Blouin at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at Learn about or register for the fundraiser online at:

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. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at or visit:

Introducing GLOBTRAN

NBAA Connect: New Tool Matches Up Convention Attendees and Exhibitors
For the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) in Orlando, the Association has introduced a new tool called NBAA Connect that enables Attendees to customize their Convention experience. After registering, Attendees are invited to access the NBAA Connect web-based portal, where they can search for Exhibitors, sessions, products, services and people most important to them based on their job function, products of interest and other criteria. Using that information, they are able to create a personalized, printable event schedule and floor plan to use at the event. NBAA Connect also enables Attendees to communicate with other Attendees and with Exhibitors based on their criteria. Attendees may access this service through the NBAA Connect icon on the NBAA2006 home page at:

NBAA Seeks Regional Representative for New Northwest Region
To facilitate communications between NBAA and regional communities, the Association employs several regional representatives as full-time staff members based nationwide. NBAA is now seeking candidates for a new Northwest Regional Representative position. This person will provide oversight and implementation of initiatives focused on communicating NBAA's services, benefits and values to Members and other community members in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. At least 7 to 10 years of experience in business aviation is required of candidates, who ideally will reside in the Seattle area. The closing date for this position is September 15. Learn more about this job opening at:

Applications for Several 2007 Scholarships Now Available
NBAA offers a variety of scholarship programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. Applications for several 2007 scholarships are now available. They are: Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, due November 16; ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship, due January 31; Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship, due November 10; Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship, due November 10; Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship, due November 10; and UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, due November 1. For more information or to download applications, visit:

Call for Speakers: 2007 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums
NBAA is soliciting proposals for 45-minute informational sessions to be provided during the 2007 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums. These presentations will focus on timely educational topics of interest to aircraft owners and operators. Safety, maintenance, management, regulatory and financial topics are examples of broad categories of interest to Regional Forum Attendees. The proposal deadline is October 31. To download the Call for Speakers form and learn more about NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums, visit:

Online MBA for Aviation Professionals

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

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
October 11, 2006, Palmyra, NJ

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

Professional Development Program Course: Customer Service
October 15, 2006, Orlando, FL

Emergency Response Planning Workshop (Meets PDP Objective OPS5)
October 15–16, 2006, Orlando, FL

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 15–16, 2006, Orlando, FL

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

IA Inspection Authorization Renewal Course
October 16, 2006, Orlando, FL

Professional Development Program Course: Aviation Safety
October 16, 2006, Orlando, FL

Managing Aircraft Icing for Corporate Flight Operations Seminar
October 16, 2006, Orlando, FL

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

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 20–21, 2006, Orlando, FL

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 7, 2006, Hong Kong

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

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

Professional Development Program Course: Customer Service
November 17, 2006, Long Beach, CA

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