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NBAA Update #06-43
Monday, October 23, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA2006 Shatters Attendance and Exhibitor Records
NBAA's 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) was the biggest and best in the Association's history, breaking attendance records and selling out exhibit space earlier than ever before. At the close of the three-day event in Orlando, the attendance total was 33,088, which was a 14-percent increase over the final total for 2005, also in Orlando, and higher than the previous record of 31,665 set in Las Vegas in 1998.

NBAA2006 Online News Bureau Brings You Convention Highlights
During the Convention, NBAA's web site - through the NBAA2006 Online Convention News Bureau - was updated frequently with Association news as it happened in Orlando. Now after the event, the News Bureau serves as an archive for NBAA2006, with articles, photos, video clips, podcasts, and more. Visit the NBAA2006 Online Convention News Bureau at:

GA Leaders Detail Dire Threat Posed by Airlines' Effort to Shift Taxes and Seize Control of Aviation System
At a user fee panel discussion held at NBAA2006, the top executives of NBAA, AOPA, EAA, GAMA and NATA said that they are in for the battle of their lives during the FAA reauthorization process of 2007, when the decision on whether or not to implement user fees will be made. For a recap of this panel discussion, visit:

Political Pundits Carville, Matalin Handicap Upcoming Election
At NBAA2006, political odd couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, the married duo at different ends of the political spectrum, regaled NBAA Attendees with a series of political jokes and provided their unique perspectives on the upcoming midterm congressional elections. Matalin, a leading Republican consultant, and Carville, a well-known Democratic advisor, traded jabs with each other to the delight of the audience before handicapping their party's chances of winning control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. For highlights of the lively debate, visit:

Safety Town Hall Meeting Details Hypoxia Risk
A member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and a leading aeromedicine expert shared their insights on the threat of hypoxia to aviators, during this year's Safety Town Hall Meeting at NBAA2006. For more information, visit:

NBAA Honors Flying Safety Award Recipients at Convention
NBAA recognized the recipients of its 2006 Flying Safety Awards Program during its Convention. "Since NBAA was founded nearly 60 years ago, safety has been our highest priority," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We are pleased to recognize our Members who continue to meet the highest standards for operational safety." For more information, visit:

Trio of Aviation Legends Presents Author with Combs Gates Award
Aerospace historian and author Richard Hallion received the National Aviation Hall of Fame's 2006 Combs Gates Award for his extensive research on a book project documenting America's post-WWI role in the aviation industry. Hallion received the award during the Opening General Session on October 17, when it was presented to him by aviation legends Eugene Cernan, Bob Hoover and Joe Kittinger. For more information, visit:

NBAA Announces 2006 Journalism Award Recipients
NBAA presented its journalism awards during its Media Kickoff Breakfast on the opening day of NBAA2006. Aviation International News contributing editor and writer Mary F. Silitch received the 2006 NBAA Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes excellence and lifetime achievement in journalism. Contributing editor for Business & Commercial Aviation David Esler received the 2006 Gold Wing Award. For more information, visit:

NBAA Members Reach Out to Aviation Students
At the NBAA2006 session, "NBAA/UAA Reaching Future Business Aviation Professionals," over 140 students from University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions listened to a panel of business aviation professionals including: Phil Roberts from PAR Travel Tech; John Hatfield, CAM, from FlightWorks; Paul Murray from ConocoPhillips Alaska; and Kellie Rittenhouse from Pentastar Aviation. The presenters offered the students advice for building a successful career in business aviation, and discussed ways corporate flight departments can help develop tomorrow's aviation professionals. NBAA Members are encouraged to develop relationships with aviation universities to implement internships and mentoring programs. For more information on setting up a flight department internship program, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at or visit:

Celebrating IBAC's 25th Anniversary
At the NBAA Convention, the Association marked the 25th anniversary of the International Business Aviation Council Ltd. (IBAC). Founded in 1981, the organization represents, promotes and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory venues. For more information, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
PANYNJ Publishes Flight Crew Handbook for Teterboro
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has published a Flight Crew Handbook for Teterboro Airport (TEB) to familiarize flightcrews with noise abatement procedures, voluntary restraints from flying, preferred minimum sound track routes, and the TEB 5 departure route procedures. The handbook also includes a "hot spot" graphic depicting areas of the airport at which to be particularly vigilant in avoiding runway incursions. The Flight Crew Handbook is helpful especially to transient flight crews to allow them to avoid noise-sensitive areas around the airport, and comply with ATC altitude and heading restrictions. This free handbook may be obtained by contacting Rudy Steinthal at For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Long Beach, CA to Host NBAA's Next Regional Forum
On November 16, NBAA will hold its next Business Aviation Regional Forum at the AirFlite facility on Long Beach Airport. 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:

Call for Speakers: 2007 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums
NBAA is soliciting proposals for 45-minute information 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:

Introducing GLOBTRAN

NBAA Introduces New Member Publication at Convention
NBAA announced the launch of a new official newsletter for Members, titled Business Aviation Insider, which is designed to enhance communication with the Membership. "At a time when the industry is experiencing rapid growth and significant technological change, this new publication will strengthen communication from the Association to its Members by providing information about the issues confronting the business aviation community, and NBAA's work to advance the industry's agenda." said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. For more information, e-mail

NBAA Announces 2006 Winners of Five Scholarships
NBAA has announced the 2006 winners of five NBAA scholarships that promote the pursuit of learning about the aviation and aerospace industry. Recipients were recognized during the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention. For more information, visit:

Deadline for Barden Aviation Scholarship is Nov. 1
Through NBAA's UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, NBAA annually awards $5,000 to five undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions. Each student receives $1,000. The deadline to apply for the 2006 scholarship is November 1. This scholarship is named for Janice Barden, who has been active in the aviation community for decades and has served as chair of the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention Local Committee more than any other person in NBAA history. To download the scholarship application, visit:

EBACE2007 Exhibitor Prospectus Now Available
The 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007) will take place May 22-24, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. Applications for exhibit space should be submitted before December 8, 2006. The EBACE 2007 exhibitor prospectus will mail by month's end and is now available on the EBACE web site:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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

18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 21-24, 2007, Phoenix, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 25, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ

Regulatory Hot Topics Forum
January 26, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ

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