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NBAA Update #06-42
Monday, October 16, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Board Chairman Emerick Issues Letter to Membership
In a letter to NBAA Members last week, Chairman of the Board Ken Emerick reflected upon some of the important developments that have taken place at the Association so far this year, and how those actions strengthen NBAA's efforts to serve its Members. "Your Association has devoted its efforts to the twin challenges of championing the interests of the industry in the federal policy arena while providing Member Companies with the best, most up-to- date operational and technical support so that you can continue to fly safely, securely and efficiently," he wrote. Review Emerick's full letter online at:

Convention Highlights to Include Carville/Matalin Presentation and User Fee Panel
As the mid-term congressional elections approach, a number of controversial issues dominate Capitol Hill and campaigns across the country. 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, during the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) on Wednesday, October 18, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. in Convention Center Room S230B. 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 user fees 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:

Convention Keynoters Include FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, Arnold Palmer and Gerald Shaheen
FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey will be a keynote speaker during the NBAA Convention's Opening General Session on October 17, along with Arnold Palmer, golf legend and business aviation supporter, and Gerald L. Shaheen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce chairman. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will host the proceedings, which also will include the presentation of the National Aviation Hall of Fame's Combs Gates Award. For coverage of the opening day activities, visit the NBAA home page this week at:

NBAA Reaches Out to Media Following Aircraft Accident
Following the October 11 airplane crash involving New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, NBAA has been in contact with media outlets across the country to report on the safety and security of business aircraft. NBAA Senior Vice President, Safety, Security & Operations Steve Brown has given interviews with ABC World News Tonight, CNBC, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Radio News and other organizations. NBAA will continue to report on the safety and security record for the business aviation community. For more information on NBAA's media efforts, contact NBAA's Dan Hubbard at or (202) 783-9360.

10th Annual Safety Standdown a Success; NBAA Commits to 10 More Years
Earlier this month, NBAA joined Bombardier and the FAA in support of the 10th Annual Safety Standdown, a multi-day event focused on improving business aviation safety. Held October 4 and 5 in Wichita, KS, the event brought together aircraft operators and safety experts in industry and government. Session topics included the "global war on error," fatigue countermeasures, runway incursions, aircraft icing, advanced aerodynamics and airborne weather radar. The event drew 460 Attendees, with many more on a waiting list, setting the stage for growth in 2007. Following the success of the 2006 event, NBAA has committed to participate in Safety Standdown for the next 10 years. For more information and a photo, visit:

CARE to Provide Air Support to Victims of National Emergencies
Members of the aviation community who believe that business aviation can act as a first responder in crises have formed a group named Corporate Aircraft Response in Emergencies (CARE). CARE's mission would be to provide immediate air support in times of national emergency when the scope of the event merits private-sector intervention. CARE is working with Angel Flight America and NBAA, through its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, to devise a way to establish a rapid-response team of business aircraft operators. To learn more or to apply to participate in CARE, NBAA2006 Attendees may visit the Angel Flight Booth (#3133) and the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee area at the NBAA Headquarters Booth (#2400). For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at

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Regional News
NBAA Convention to Offer Session About Regional Groups
Regional business aviation organizations are essential to preserving smooth access to our national air transportation system. At NBAA2006 this week, Attendees are invited to visit the NBAA Local/Regional Business Aviation Associations Networking Session, on Tuesday, October 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room S320A, to learn more about regional associations and how they can benefit your airport. NBAA and regional group leadership will present tool kits and takeaway information on subjects such as grassroots efforts, local safety events, fundraising, scholarships and career-fair planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet NBAA regional representatives and to network with leaders of regional groups from Arizona, Georgia, Nebraska, New York and Washington, DC. For more information about these and other NBAA2006 Information Sessions, visit:

Voluntary Operational Guidelines for New Jersey's Teterboro
NBAA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), in cooperation with the Teterboro Working Group, want to ensure that operators understand that the voluntary non-flying times at Teterboro Airport (TEB) are voluntary but designed to ensure continued progress in noise reduction at this unique airport. Stage 2 operators complying with the voluntary guidelines should refrain from use of Stage 2 aircraft during all hours of operation, and Stage 3 operators should refrain from operations from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local. NBAA believes these guidelines strike a balance by allowing companies to operate aircraft in a safe, secure and efficient manner while also being a "good neighbor" to the surrounding community. It is expected that this voluntary program will help mitigate some of the issues facing operators at TEB. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at Review NBAA's recent statement about voluntary operational Teterboro guidelines online at:

Two RNAV STARs for Phoenix Implemented
On October 10, two new RNAV standard terminal arrivals (STARs), the MAIER ONE and EAGUL ONE, were implemented for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Both arrivals were originally published in the September 28 Terminal Procedures Publication. For more information, contact NBAA's Mark Larsen at or visit the NBAA web site at:

Las Vegas 'Descend Via' Clearance Begins Today
The FAA Las Vegas TRACON and Los Angeles Air Routing Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) have completed the necessary actions in support of the addition of the "KEPEC ONE ARRIVAL (RNAV) STAR" being added to the routes issued a "Descend Via" clearance by Los Angeles ARTCC. Beginning today at 6:00 a.m. local, Los Angeles ARTCC personnel will issue RNAV-equipped aircraft routed via the KEPEC ONE ARRIVAL into McCarran International Airport (LAS) a "Descend Via" clearance. This action formalizes the ongoing clearances (Descend Via) that Las Vegas TRACON controllers have been issuing to pilots on the KEPEC STAR for some time now as these aircraft entered the TRACON's delegated airspace. This addition has been one that has been requested by operators for some time now. For more information, contact FAA's Tom Petrakis at or NBAA's Bob Lamond at

Introducing GLOBTRAN

Visit NBAA Web Site All Week for Convention Highlights
This week, NBAA's Convention News Bureau in Orlando will provide on-site, online coverage of the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006), to be held from October 17 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport. Throughout the show, the Association's home page at will feature stories and multimedia – including photos, webcams, Podcasts and PowerPoint presentations – depicting the highlights of the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Watch the Convention as it unfolds by visiting the NBAA web site throughout the week at:

Session to Cover Business Continuity Planning for Avian Flu Threat
NBAA is offering a new Information Session at its 59th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, titled Maintaining Business Continuity to Address Avian Flu. "Preparedness in the face of the unexpected is always important a priority for the business aviation community, and as a result, we felt it was important to provide Members with the latest information and resources on the avian flu public health threat," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We have assembled a panel of experts to assist our Members and their companies in better understanding the best practices for protecting their employees and their businesses." The session will be held Tuesday, October 17 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Convention Center Room S320E/F. For more information, visit:

Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference Available in Distance-Learning Format
NBAA, partnering with Impact Media Solutions, is now able to provide select NBAA Seminars either online as an on-demand, pay-per-view product, or via video CD-ROM. Now available for purchase in distance-learning format is the NBAA 15th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, which was held this week in conjunction with NBAA2006. More than 250 flight department personnel, tax and legal advisors attended this Conference. Either the entire program or program segments are offered via distance-learning format. Though the materials won't be available until several weeks after the event (approximately November 10), orders may be placed in advance by visiting:

Convention Attendees Encouraged to Use NBAA Connect
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. At the NBAA Connect Booth, located in the South Concourse of the Convention Center, Attendees will be able to print personalized schedules and floor plans to help them optimize their time at NBAA2006. For more information about this valuable new service, stop by the NBAA Connect Booth in Orlando or click on the NBAA Connect logo online at:

Airport Documentary to Be Shown During Convention
One Six Right is an exhilarating documentary film that celebrates an unsung hero of aviation – the local airport – by tracing the history and challenges of an airport icon: Southern California's Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions and opposes criticism of general aviation airports. Through the story of one airport, past to present, the film shares the timeless romance of flying with all ages. One Six Right will be shown several times each day of the NBAA Convention, and copies of the movie will be available for purchase outside Room S210E before and after each showing. To review showing times and sponsor information, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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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