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NBAA Update #07-08
Monday, February 19, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Calls Proposed FAA Budget "Sweetheart Deal" for the Big Airlines
NBAA last week denounced a funding plan by the FAA for providing a huge tax break and other giveaways to the large airlines, while punishing the mostly small and mid-size businesses in general aviation, and stripping Congress of most of its role in aviation system funding decisions. "It's fitting that the FAA's plan was introduced on Valentine's Day, because it's a sweetheart deal between the Agency and the commercial airlines," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "Going into the FAA reauthorization process, the airlines wanted three things. They wanted user fees – they got them. They wanted to shift their costs to general aviation – they got that. And they wanted to reduce congressional oversight of the aviation system decision-making – they got that, too." said Bolen, adding "Hopefully, we'll get a better hearing from those in Congress who traditionally oppose big new government bureaucracies and care about the nation's small and rural communities." Review the press release at:

Leadership Conference Opens This Week in San Diego
NBAA's Leadership Conference will be held on February 21-22 in San Diego, CA. The conference provides information sessions that offer guidance on managing aviation departments more effectively. Alan Klapmeier, head of Cirrus Design Corporation, will kick off the event with a keynote address on Wednesday morning. At the Wednesday luncheon, NBAA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will discuss the impact of the FAA's misguided user fee plan on business aircraft operators. This year's Leadership Conference will be held at Sheraton San Diego Hotel. For more information, or to register online, visit:

Aviation Insurance: Additional Insured – Who Needs It?
If you own or operate an aircraft, you have probably been asked before to name another party as an additional insured under your liability policy. It may have been the governmental entity that owns the airport where you are based, the pilot training facility you use, the lessor of the aircraft, or a charter customer. Why are they asking for this, what coverage does it provide them, and what are the downsides, if any? An additional insured is an entity that you (as the named insured and owner of the policy), either desire or are required to extend a certain degree of protection under your liability policy. An endorsement to your policy is necessary to implement this change. In addition, the party normally will request a certificate of insurance verifying their status as an additional insured under your policy. Read more about this topic at:

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Regional News
Trials of 30/30 Separation Expanded Throughout Oakland Oceanic Control Area
On March 13, 2007, the operational trials of 30-nautical-mile lateral and 30-nautical-mile longitudinal separation (30/30) will be expanded throughout the Oakland Oceanic Control Area. While Oakland ARTCC may apply 30/30 separation to aircraft meeting the equipage and authorization requirements, other operators not meeting these requirements will still be accommodated throughout the area. To be eligible for 30/30 separation, the aircraft and operator must be authorized for RNP-4 operations, the aircraft must be equipped with a FANS-1/A datalink package, and satellite communications and ADS-C surveillance must be maintained. For additional information, view the FAA notice at:

Jeffco Airport (BJC) Renamed Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
The Board of Commissioners in Jefferson County, CO has renamed Jefferson County Airport as "Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport." Kenneth Maenpa, the airport manager, reports that local businesses, aviation consultants and tenants on the airport were involved in the decision to rename the airport, which was, in part, due to the large number of Jefferson counties in the United States. The new name has been trademarked, and will not be duplicated. The airport's ICAO identifier will remain KBJC. Phraseology to be used with the air traffic control tower is still "Jeffco Tower" until March 15 when the new phraseology of "Metro Tower" will be official. For more information, contact Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport officials at (303) 271-4850 or e-mail NBAA's Steve Hadley at

FAA Customer Forum at Boeing Field on Feb. 22
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association will host an FAA Customer Forum on February 22 at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field (BFI). The event will be sponsored by Advanced Aviation Services/ReUp Systems Inc., FlightSafety International, NBAA and Tag Aviation. Dennis Roberts, Administrator of FAA Northwest Mountain Region will address issues surrounding the potential acquisition of BFI by the Seattle Port Authority. In addition, the FAA will provide Portland Hub, Seattle Hub and Service Center briefings and discuss the Traffic Flow Management Tools that are available. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP for this event, contact Gene Clow at (425) 985-0155 or For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

FAA Chicago Center Customer Symposium Feb. 28
FAA Chicago Center is holding its first customer symposium on February 28 at the Chicago ARTCC in Aurora, IL. There will be presentations regarding timed-based metering, O'Hare modernization and traffic management initiatives. Control room tours will also be available. Registrations for this event are due by Wednesday, February 21. For the registration form, an agenda, and a video introduction by Bill Cound air traffic manager for the Chicago ARTCC, visit:

Texas Schedulers Group to Hold APIS Presentation Feb. 28
The Texas Corporate Aviation Schedulers and Dispatchers Group will host guest speaker Gary Wiley from Universal Weather & Aviation who will discuss the U.S. Customs & Border Protection's Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) for business aviation operators, and the new regulations required for both Part 91 and Part 135 operations in Canada and Mexico. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, February 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Dalfort Fueling at Dallas Love Field (DAL). To RSVP, contact Patty Hagen at or NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Safety and Security Standdown to be Held at DCA on Mar. 8
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) has scheduled a Safety and Security Standdown for March 8 at the Signature Flight Support facility on Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). A number of distinguished guest speakers from the National Transportation Safety Board, Transportation Security Association, Flight Safety Foundation and original equipment manufacturers will cover topics such as fatigue management, human factors in aviation maintenance, in-flight cabin safety, aeronautical decision making and security for business aviation. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at or visit GWBAA web site at:

Regional Forum Coming to Ft. Lauderdale Mar. 22
On March 22, a Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). The Forum will feature approximately 25 aircraft on Static Display, 50 indoor Exhibitors, and a number of seminars and briefings for the business aviation community. NBAA Senior Vice President of Operations Steve Brown will give a presentation on business aviation issues with local and regional officials. For more information, or to register, visit:

Exhibit at NBAA2007

February Issue of NBAA Quick Turns Now Online
NBAA Quick Turns is an e-newsletter dedicated to the promotion of business aviation maintenance practices and safety. This issue contains a message from NBAA Maintenance Committee Chairman Jim Janaitis as well as details about the upcoming NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in San Diego, CA, and Maintenance Committee initiatives such as the Forum for Enhanced Reliability and Maintainability Standards (FERMS) and Project Bootstrap. For more information about the Committee or this publication, contact Review the issue online at:

NBAA Flying Safety Award Applications Due Mar. 1
The NBAA Flying Safety Awards have brought worldwide attention to the business aircraft safety record and have been endorsed and approved by the National Safety Council. These awards recognize the safety records compiled by Member Company management, maintenance, pilot and support personnel teams. Applications for the 2007 awards, which recognize performance as of December 31, 2006, mailed to Members in early January and are available online. Applications must be submitted to NBAA by March 1. For more i nformation or to download applications in PDF format, visit:

Flight Operations Manual Workshop to Cover IS-BAO
On March 5 and 6, NBAA will host a Flight Operations Manual Workshop, which can help flight departments develop an up-to-date flight operations manual – an essential framework of policies and procedures designed to ensure safe and effective flight operations. The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) will be discussed in detail. This highly interactive Workshop will also draw upon the experiences of class participants to understand how flight departments really operate. This event will be held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in Houston, TX in conjunction with the NBAA Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop. For more information, visit:

EBACE2007 Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
EBACE2007, the 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, will be held May 22, 23 and 24, 2007, at Geneva Palexpo Conference Center in Switzerland, with a Static Display of Aircraft next door at Geneva International Airport. Exhibit space is selling fast, but some space is still available. Exhibitors are encouraged to return their applications and payments as soon as possible to guarantee a space. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, including advertising space in the EBACE2007 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies. For more information, visit the official EBACE web site.

Applications for Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship Due Mar. 30
The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee is dedicated to promoting education and training as a means for business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians to enhance their professional careers. To support this position, NBAA offers aspiring and current flight attendants/flight technicians the opportunity to receive scholarships in conjunction with 18 sponsors. For the 2007 Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship, there will be 53 recipients. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2007. Download the application at:

NBAA Access Committee's Work Produces Results
Weather is often a key element of the decision-making process that impacts the ability of business operators to safely access airports and airspace. Over the last eight years, NBAA has become the de facto leader among professional aviation groups in seeking improved government weather services. NBAA now hosts the Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather event annually at the NBAA Convention, provides the FAA with user input for new product development, plays an active role in the JPDO NGATS Weather Team, and participates in an FAA advisory process for getting improved weather information into the cockpit. As work in these areas increases, NBAA seeks additional involvement from Association Members. The NBAA Access Committee Weather Working Group is soliciting new members to further NBAA's involvement in the future development of weather polices and the introduction of new technologies. Interested NBAA Members should contact Bruce Carmichael at For more information on the Access Committee, visit:

NBAA Headquarters Closed Today for President's Day Holiday
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters is closed today in observance of the President's Day Holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday, February 20.

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Performance Reviews and Feedback Systems
February 20, 2007, San Diego, CA

Leadership Conference
February 21–22, 2007, San Diego, CA

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

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
February 28, 2007, Bedford, MA

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
March 5–6, 2007, Houston, TX

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
March 7–8, 2007, Houston, TX

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 22, 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL

34th Annual International Operators Conference
March 26–29, 2007, San Diego, CA

Maintenance Management Conference
April 2–4, 2007, San Diego, CA

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
April 4, 2007, West Chicago, IL

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam
April 5, 2007, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 26, 2007, White Plains, NY

FSF/NBAA 52nd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 8–10, 2007, Tucson, AZ

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
May 21, 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007)
May 22–24, 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Taxes Forum
June 1, 2007, Chicago, IL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2007, St. Louis, MO

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
June 20, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 25–26, 2007, San Diego, CA

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 27–28, 2007, San Diego, CA

12th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 29–30, 2007, San Diego, CA

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