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NBAA Update #06-41
Monday, October 09, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Issues Statement Regarding Voluntary Operational Teterboro Guidelines
NBAA last week issued a statement about an agreement signed by a working group of airport and industry representatives, including NBAA, concerning voluntary measures for some operations at Teterboro Airport (TEB). "The measures include not only compliance with existing voluntary bans on Stage 2 aircraft related to nighttime operations, but also the practice of restraint at all other times, including the consideration of alternate aircraft for accessing Teterboro Airport," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. To view a copy of the full statement, visit:

NBAA Convention Exhibit Floor and Static Display Sell Out in Advance
With Exhibitor records already broken several weeks before opening day, the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006), to be held October 17 through 19 in Orlando, FL, promises to be a memorable one. The exhibit floor has completely sold out for the first time in Convention history, with close to 1,150 Exhibitors registered and 5,233 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces sold, an almost 9 percent increase in booth spaces compared to the 2005 show. 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. The Static Display of Aircraft likewise has sold out, with more than 115 aircraft expected at Orlando Executive Airport. For more information about this record-breaking show or to register, visit:

Opening General Session Speakers to Include Arnold Palmer, Gerald Shaheen
Thousands of people are expected at next week's NBAA Convention in Orlando. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will welcome Attendees the morning of October 17 in his role as host of the Opening General Session, which will feature golf legend and business aviation supporter Arnold Palmer and Gerald L. Shaheen, chairman of the board of directors, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Review the full program schedule for this year's Convention at:

Carville and Matalin Will Provide Mid-Term Election Forecast at NBAA Convention on Oct. 18
With just 29 days left until the mid-term congressional elections, a number of controversial issues dominate Capitol Hill and campaigns across the country. The contentious political environment has many pollsters and pundits wondering which political party will hold a majority in Congress after election day. Against this backdrop, famed political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will provide their insights about the campaign climate and what it means for the November elections at the NBAA Convention on Wednesday, October 18, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Their remarks will set the stage for a panel discussion by NBAA's Ed Bolen and leaders from four other general aviation organizations focusing on a controversial aviation proposal: The commercial airlines' attempt to shift $2 billion in costs to general aviation and seize control of the aviation system from Congress. Convention Attendees are encouraged to attend the sessions; to learn more about the user fee panel, visit:

Cessna to Receive New NBAA Albert Ueltschi Humanitarian Award During Convention
During NBAA2006, the Association will present Cessna Aircraft Company with the inaugural NBAA Albert Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in recognition of the leadership and spirit of service demonstrated by the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift. "The generosity of the hundreds of Cessna Citation owners and operators required to accomplish this massive humanitarian effort epitomizes the sense of community and service that NBAA intends to recognize with the Ueltschi Humanitarian Award," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We created this award to bring recognition to the often unsung efforts of the business aviation community to pitch in whenever there is an opportunity." For more information, visit:

Very Light Jets Taking Center Stage
Announcements of new very light jet (VLJ) projects and updates on FAA certification of aircraft have headlined the aviation and mainstream media over the past several months. NBAA has lined up senior executives from VLJ manufacturers and an air taxi start-up for a VLJ panel discussion to be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 during NBAA2006. Executives are confirmed from Adam Aircraft, Aviation Technology Group, Cessna Aircraft Company, Eclipse Aviation, Embraer, and Magnum Jet for this exclusive insight into the VLJ marketplace. FAA and DOT staff will present on regulatory initiatives related to VLJs and air taxis. In addition to VLJ announcements, many other aircraft and product announcements are expected to be made at this year's NBAA Convention, the only place in the world where buyers can make side-by-side comparisons of all business aviation aircraft in or soon to be in production. For more information or to register, visit:

NBAA Connect: A New Resource for Convention Attendees
This year, NBAA has introduced a new resource, NBAA Connect, to help NBAA2006 Attendees identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests, allowing them to get the most from their Convention experience. "NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention is a tremendously exciting event that offers something for everyone in business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA Connect will help Attendees navigate through more than a million square feet of floor space, more than 1,100 exhibits and over 100 Informational Sessions by connecting visitors directly to the resources and people that are most important to their trip." For more information, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
Fleet Mix Figures Stall PDK Noise Relief
An effort to reduce noise for neighbors around Georgia's DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), a primary business aviation airport for the Atlanta area, remains ensnarled in red tape nearly a year after airport officials submitted an environmental assessment (EA) to the FAA. The idea was to formalize noise-reducing routes for all turbojet aircraft departing the airport to the south, toward the city center and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, but both EA and master plan efforts for the airport have been put on hold until an issue regarding the airport's fleet mix is resolved. The complete report, which is part of an ongoing series of NBAA airport reports, is available online at:

Notice to Operators Using DFW RNAV SIDs
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) tower experienced three instances in the month of September where an aircraft departed on a RNAV SID with the incorrect runway loaded in the aircraft's flight management system (FMS). In all three cases, air traffic controllers involved took immediate action to resolve the situation, but it is critical that flightcrews ensure that the correct runway, SID and transition are properly loaded into the aircraft's FMS prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in the flight director commanding a turn in the opposite direction to intercept the track loaded in the FMS, resulting in a deviation from the course assigned by ATC. For more information, contact NBAA's Mark Larsen at or visit the NBAA web site at:

Customs Clearance Procedures for International GA Flights Arriving at Dulles
Effective October 1, and until further notice, international general aviation arrivals at Dulles International Airport (IAD) in the Washington, DC, area can expect to clear customs at their FBO of choice. As always, operators should contact Landmark Aviation or Signature Flight Support at Dulles prior to their arrival for current procedures at the airport. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

NY/NJ Port Authority Career Day Planned for Oct. 12
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) will hold its first annual Airport Career Day on October 12 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Teterboro Airport (TEB). This annual event will host approximately 600 middle-school students from the area, introducing them to various airport-related work. Students will visit the Aviation Museum located on the airport, the Port Authority Police Department and the AIG facility. This Career Day is but one of the advocacy programs established by PANYNJ to encourage a better understanding between the airport and its neighbors. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Introducing GLOBTRAN

NBAA's Next Regional Forum to Be Held in Long Beach, CA, on Nov. 16
NBAA will hold its next Business Aviation Regional Forum at 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, visit:

PDP Course Offered in Conjunction With Long Beach Regional Forum
On November 17 in conjunction with the NBAA Regional Forum in Long Beach, NBAA will offer a Professional Development Program (PDP) Course titled "Goal Achievement for Today's Professional Aviation Department." The PDP Course will be held on November 17 at the Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel. Flight department personnel will learn how effective goals, tied into the corporate objectives and consistent with industry trends, can make the difference between a mediocre corporation and a top-notch organization. This event also will teach the importance of meaningful performance appraisals as key to company growth. This event meets NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Objectives L2 and PM5, and the registration fee includes registration for the Long Beach Regional Forum. For more information or to register, visit:

VanAllen Group to Present NBAA's Emergency Response Planning Workshop
Every aviation department should have the ability to implement its emergency response plan at a moment's notice. On October 15 and 16, in conjunction with the NBAA Convention, The VanAllen Group will present NBAA's Emergency Response Planning Workshop. This event will help your company be prepared in the event of a worst-case scenario, give you the knowledge needed to prepare an effective response and provide tips for updating your company's emergency response plan at least every other year. Participants will learn the issues involved in aviation-related disasters, which can also readily be applied in non-aviation events, including automobile accidents, fires or acts of violence. This Workshop meets NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Objective OPS5, and the registration fee includes registration for the NBAA Convention. For more information, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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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