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NBAA Update #06-45
Monday, November 06, 2006

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Business Aviation News & Issues
FAA Updates Approved Deicing Programs for Winter 2006-2007 Season
The FAA has released its annual update for aircraft operators required to have an FAA-approved deicing program. This deicing program update, published in FAA Notice N8000.329, applies primarily to Part 121, 125 and 135 operations and was effective on October 27. This notice provides FAA inspectors and aircraft operators information on holdover times (HOT), a listing of qualified deicing/anti-icing fluids, and recommendations on various other ground deicing/anti-icing issues. While this notice does not apply to operations conducted under FAR Part 91, NBAA recommends that Members review the notice for updated information and issues related to their operation. To download the notice in PDF format, visit:

NATS Issues Notice on Using Satellite Phones to Alert UK ATC of Radio Failure
In response to an increase in the number of aircraft experiencing prolonged loss of communication while in UK-controlled airspace, the UK's National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has issued a safety notice that provides details of how pilots of aircraft equipped with a satellite telephone can contact ATC in the UK if they are ever faced with this situation. For more information, download the notice in PDF format at:

NATS Survey Highlights Need for Flightcrews to Include Cleared Flight Level on Initial Contact
A recent survey conducted by the UK's NATS to determine how frequently air traffic controllers have to confirm a cleared level because it was not included in the first transmission by a pilot revealed that in 73 percent of reports, pilots failed to correctly state their cleared level. In 20 percent of the reports, pilots incorrectly read back a level change clearance or stated an incorrect level on first contact. By ensuring that the content of the first transmission with each ATC sector contains the correct information and by ensuring that the read back of clearances is correct, pilots can reduce the risk of a "level bust" (altitude deviation) occurring and assist in reducing frequency congestion. For more information, download the notice in PDF format at:

French Missile Testing May Impact NAT Operations
The French military missile test authority, CELM, will conduct an initial test launch of their latest ballistic missile system using an inert warhead on either November 9 or 10 (with backup dates from November 21 to 24 and November 28 to December 1) from their launch facility located in Biscarosse, France, off the Bay of Biscay. The liability period for the test will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. local for each day of the test window period, but that period might end at 12:00 noon if excessive impact upon North Atlantic (NAT) westbound traffic would result. Actual duration of missile flight will be approximately 30 minutes. For more information, visit the NBAA web site at:

NBAA Laments the Loss of Former Board Member Donald Baldwin Sr.
NBAA is saddened by the loss of business aviation leader Donald Baldwin Sr., who passed away on November 3. Formerly employed by Texaco Inc.'s flight department, Donald A. Baldwin was a member of the NBAA Board of Directors from 1968 to 1978, and he received the NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award in 1991. He is the father of Donald E. Baldwin, who served as NBAA chairman from 2003 to 2004 and as interim president and CEO in 2004. To honor his memory, NBAA has created the Donald Baldwin Sr. Scholarship for students in aviation management programs at UAA member schools. Memorial contributions may be made payable to NBAA and sent to the Donald Baldwin Sr. Scholarship Fund, c/o NBAA, 1200 Eighteenth St. NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036-2527. Memorial contributions also may be made to the VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

NBAA Marks Passing of Aviation Leader Alan Conklin
NBAA also marks the passing of Alan Conklin, who died on November 3; he was 86 years old. In 1984, Conklin co-founded Conklin & de Decker Aviation Information, which provides aircraft costs, aviation research, consulting and education for business and general aviation. Following his college years, he served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, and later became active in aircraft sales, including all phases of business aircraft acquisition and fleet planning. During his illustrious career, he also was a factory demonstration pilot, FBO manager and Cessna distributor.

Corporate Angel Network Sets New Record
Corporate Angel Network, the national public charity which provides free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment by using the empty seats on corporate and fractional aircraft, arranged a record-breaking 257 patient flights in October. The previous monthly record of 253 flights was set in 2005. Since its founding nearly 25 years ago, CAN has grown to include 530 participating corporations, five paid staff and a team of 50 part-time volunteers who work with patients, physicians, corporate flight departments, and leading treatment centers to coordinate the medical travel needs of cancer patients with the scheduled flight activity of participating corporations. To date, CAN has arranged nearly 25,000 flights and currently provides more than 200 patient flights per month. Learn more at:

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Regional News
Register Now for NBAA's November Regional Forum in California
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on November 16 at the AirFlite facility on Long Beach Airport (LGB). This event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, nearly 30 static aircraft and several briefings on topics of interest to the business aviation community. During the session opening, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will address key issues in business aviation today. Other speakers will include Chris Farrell, land use specialist for the California Division of Aeronautics, who will discuss California land use and airport issues, and Dr. Joseph Magaddino, economics department chair for Long Beach State University, who will discuss the regional importance of Long Beach Airport and its business aviation element. For more information or to register, visit:

New Connecticut Airport Managers Association Under Development
The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CTBAG) and several Connecticut airport managers, business aviation operators and state officials have responded enthusiastically to a plan to form a Connecticut Airport Managers Association, which would facilitate airport manager interaction with CTBAG, state officials and other New England states. The new group's mission will be to promote aviation, airport access and preservation, and security and safety enhancement. The group also will become part of a larger New England umbrella group composed of other airport, operator and user associations, state aviation agencies, FAA and TSA representatives, and legislators advocating on behalf of aviation in New England. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Pacific Northwest Group to Address FAA Rule Changes and Pilot Liability, Nov. 14
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will present a roundtable discussion on November 14 addressing recent FAA rule changes affecting business aviation technician, department personnel and pilot liability. The panel will include FAA, law, insurance and technical experts. Additionally, King County representatives will discuss how the transfer of Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) management to the Port of Seattle could affect BFI and business aviation. PNBAA Members also will vote on organizational issues. RSVPs should be e-mailed to Gene Clow at For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Chicago Area Business Aviation Association to Meet on Nov. 17
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will hold its next meeting on November 17 at the Aspen Executive Jet/Calamos Investments Hangar, located near the DuPage Terminal Building on 2727 Freedom Dr., West Chicago, IL. Hosted jointly by Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. and Aspen Executive Jet/Calamos Investments, the meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a buffet luncheon at 12:00 noon and presentation at 12:30. A "green" Falcon 7X en route from Dassault's plant in Bordeaux, France, to Little Rock, AR, will be available for walk-on inspection between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Send RSVPs by November 15 via e-mail to Carrie Van Tillburg at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Introducing GLOBTRAN

NBAA Creates New Access Committee
NBAA has folded its Airports/Heliports, Airspace/Air Traffic and Local Business Aviation Organization Standing Committees into a new Access Committee to better consolidate its efforts in support of the NBAA Board of Directors' Strategic Action Plan. The Access Committee will advocate for regulations and procedures that ensure business aviation's non-discriminatory access to airports and airspace. It also will develop products and services to help NBAA Members optimize the use of business aircraft in the airspace system, and it will educate local business and political leaders on the benefits and economic value of business aviation and regional airports. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at or visit:

Next Year's NBAA Convention to Be Held in Atlanta
The NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) will be held from September 25 to 27, 2007, at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, GA. Those already planning to attend will be able to make their housing arrangements online starting in January. The Exhibitor Prospectus for this event also will be published in early January. Other future dates and locations for the NBAA Convention are: NBAA2008 – October 28 to 30, 2008, in New Orleans, LA; and NBAA2009 – October 20 to 22, 2009, in Orlando, FL. NBAA2007 details will be posted online as they become available at:

Reminder: November Scholarship Application Deadlines
NBAA offers a variety of scholarship programs to promote professional development and business aviation careers. Applications for several 2007 scholarships are due by mid-month. 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; and Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship, due November 10. For more information about each scholarship or to download applications, visit:

PDP Course Offered With This Month's 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:

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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

Application Deadline for February CAM Exam
January 4, 2007

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

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2007)
February 6–7, 2007, Hong Kong

Business Aviation Regional Forum
February 9, 2007, Nagoya, Japan

Application Deadline for April CAM Exam
February 15, 2007

Leadership Conference
February 20–21, 2007, San Diego, CA

Certified Aviation Manager Exam
February 23, 2007, San Diego, CA

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