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NBAA Update #06-38
Monday, September 18, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA2006 Opens in Four Weeks
The NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) will take place from October 17 to 19 in Orlando, FL, where more than 1,100 Exhibitors will be featured in nearly one million square feet of exhibit space in the Orange County Convention Center. Additionally, more than 110 aircraft will be on display at Orlando Executive Airport, and over 100 Informational Sessions will be offered throughout the week. Highlights will include the Static Display Reception on October 17 at Orlando Executive Airport; the NBAA Gala, a celebration of the business aviation industry on October 18; and Silent and Live Auctions benefiting NBAA Charities. Details about registration, housing and travel arrangements, the program schedule and more are online at:

FAA Issues Pre-Takeoff Safety Alert for Operators
Following the tragic airline accident in Lexington, KY, as a result of the aircraft departing from the wrong runway, the FAA has issued a safety alert for operators (SAFO) regarding flightcrew techniques and procedures that enhance pre-takeoff and takeoff safety. Flightcrews and flight operations managers and trainers should be familiar with the content of this SAFO. The content should be provided to pilots during ground training, and the techniques should be reinforced during flight training, supervised operating experience, line checks and proficiency checks. Download the SAFO in PDF format at:

Updated Resource on Carriage of Elected Officials Now Available
Your company may be considering providing a candidate for state or federal office with the use of your aircraft for a campaign trip. Such activity is not prohibited, but it is regulated, and not just by a single governmental agency. NBAA's Carriage of Elected Officials Handbook, which exists only in PDF format, identifies the most important agencies, regulations and other considerations involved in campaign travel. Download this NBAA resource at:

Members Encouraged to Share Cape Town International Registry Experiences
NBAA actively participates in the International Registry Advisory Board (IRAB), representing the interests of the business aviation community to the Cape Town International Registry (CTIR) management team. NBAA wants to address problems and challenges users might face when registering interests with the CTIR, so users are invited to share their experiences. NBAA Members are encouraged to share their opinions about the international registry, identifying any problems or challenges that need to be fixed either immediately or within the next six months. To share opinions, send an e-mail to (type "CTIR feedback" in the subject line), or view NBAA's CTIR resource at:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
UN Session TFRs for New York Metro Area, Sept. 18-20
The FAA has published temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) that will be in place from September 18 to 20 in conjunction with the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. NOTAMs will apply flight restrictions on the New York Metro area, affecting operations at John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Westchester County (HPN) and Farmingdale (FRG) airports in New York, and Newark (EWR), Teterboro (TEB) and Morristown (MMU) airports in New Jersey. Operators must use all resources to prevent flying into restricted airspace. Review the TFRs at:

Los Angeles Tower Revises Phraseology to Improve Safety of RNAV Departures
As an added layer of safety for the implementation of RNAV departures from parallel runways, controllers have been asking pilots to "verify first waypoint." In order to streamline the process while continuing to provide this layer of safety, the phraseology will be revised and validated at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The controller will advise the pilot to: "Verify first waypoint, (Waypoint Name)"; for example, "Verify first waypoint, HIIPR." The pilot will be expected to acknowledge the query as he or she would any other ATC communication, but a specific readback is not required. The effective date of the procedure is September 25. For more information, contact Los Angeles Tower's Marv Shappi at (310) 342-4904 or NBAA's Bob Lamond at

New RNAV Procedures for MIA/FLL Effective Sept. 28
As an ongoing part of the FAA's "Roadmap for Performance Based Navigation" effort, new arrival and departure procedures will be in place for both Miami International (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) airports, which will allow for more efficient use of the airspace, along with a reduction in dependence on radar vectoring. The need for altitude and speed adjustments will be greatly reduced as well. The standard arrival (STAR) procedures and departure procedures (DPs) were designed with RNAV systems in mind, since 95 percent of the aircraft utilizing the airspace is now RNAV equipped. The new procedures will go into effect on September 28. For more information, view a PowerPoint presentation with diagrams of each STAR and DP:

Aspen Runway Closing for Two Months Next Spring
Colorado's Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) will be closed to fixed-wing air traffic from approximately 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2007, through approximately 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Helicopter traffic will be allowed during this period, with Aspen Atlantic Aviation providing limited fueling services. This closure is necessary so that the existing runway pavement can be rehabilitated. The project also will include improvements to runway safety areas and access roads. Preliminary improvements not requiring airport closures will begin in the fall of 2006. Additional airport closures of two days or less will be necessary in the fall of 2007. Visit for updates, and check NOTAMs for the most current and official information. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

FAA ATO Customer Forum at Boeing Field Deferred Until Spring
Due to scheduling conflicts, the FAA ATO Customer Forum at Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI), previously scheduled for September 25, is being postponed until the February/March 2007 timeframe. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at

Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association to Meet on Sept. 20
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a fall meeting from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at Lane Aviation at the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). Jim Oppermann from Ohio State University will discuss student work programs, and Greg Dekker, AIG senior vice president, will address the impact of new technologies and competitors on the aviation insurance market. Afternoon sessions will focus on maintenance issues and the implications of the Capetown Convention. To RSVP, e-mail Bonnie at Direct questions, to ORBAA's Doug Stewart at or NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Planning Meeting for New Iowa Dispatchers Group Is Sept. 27
A new Schedulers and Dispatchers Regional Group is being formed for Iowa and the surrounding states. An informal organizational meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27, at Elliot Aviation, 2800 McKinley Ave., Des Moines International Airport (DSM), Des Moines, IA. Registration will take place at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, informal networking and the meeting. The featured speaker will be NBAA's Midwest Regional Representative John Balsiger, who will discuss the Association's Regional Representative Program and how to use NBAA's Contact Congress resource to oppose user fees for general aviation. RSVP to Diane Rivers at For more information, contact Balsiger at

Chicago Area Business Aviation Association Meeting on Sept. 29
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will hold its next monthly meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 29 at the Motorola Hangar on Palwaukee Municipal Airport (PWK). The luncheon and meeting are free courtesy of the meeting sponsor, Gulfstream. The meeting highlights will be a presentation and static display featuring the G150 and G450. To pre-register, contact CABAA's Carrie VanTilburg at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at or visit the CABAA web site at:

Eastern Region Helicopter Council's Annual Meeting, Sept. 29-30
The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) will hold its annual meeting from September 29 to 30 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, NJ, in conjunction with a two-day Safety Management Education Course on September 28 and 29. ERHC members and non-members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at or visit the ERHC's web site at:

North Florida Group to Participate in Youth Airfest on Oct. 7
The North Florida Business Aviation Association (NFBAA) will participate in the North Florida Regional Youth Airfest Day to be held October 7 at the Signature Flight Support facility on Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and feature corporate aircraft tours, military and aerobatic aircraft static displays, police and fire rescue displays, a Kennedy Space Center exhibit and more. Proceeds from the show will benefit Give Kids the World, a non-profit organization helping children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world. For more information, contact NFBAA's Pat Mulvihill at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit the NFBAA web site at:

Introducing GLOBTRAN

September Issue of Maintenance Newsletter Now Online
NBAA Quick Turns is an e-mail newsletter for Members dedicated to the promotion of business aviation maintenance practices and safety. The September issue contains a message from NBAA Maintenance Committee Chairman Jim Janaitis, as well as a listing of maintenance-related events to be offered in conjunction with the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention, an introduction to new members of the NBAA Maintenance Committee, details about the 2007 Maintenance Management Conference and more. Review the issue online at:

S&D Conference Introduces New Show Program in 2007
Similar to the directory that is distributed at the NBAA Convention each year, the NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will introduce a new Show Program and Directory of Exhibiting Companies in 2007. Distributed to Attendees at the Conference with their credentials, the Show Program will include pertinent information relative to exhibits, sessions, social gatherings and other events. Full- and half-page advertising opportunities are available in this publication. Insertion orders are due by December 1, and artwork is due by December 12. For more information on advertising, visit:

Preliminary Details for 2007 NBAA Conferences Now Online
Preliminary details about Conference themes, hotel and travel accommodations, and registration fees have been posted to the NBAA web site for the following events: 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers, January 21-24; Leadership Conference, February 20-21; 34th International Operators Conference, March 26-29; Maintenance Management Conference, April 2-4; 12th Annual Flight Attendance Conference, June 29-30. With the exception of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference to be held in Phoenix, AZ, these events will be held in San Diego, CA. Individual event pages can be accessed through the main NBAA Events Calendar page at:

2007 NBAA Regional Forum Schedule
NBAA has updated the schedule for its 2007 Business Aviation Regional Forums as follows: January 25, Scottsdale, AZ; February 9, Nagoya, Japan; March 22, Fort Lauderdale, FL; April 26, White Plains, NY; June 8, St. Louis, MO; and November 8, Oakland, CA. 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:

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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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