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NBAA Update #07-14
Monday, April 02, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Bolen to Represent GA Community This Week at U.S. Chamber's Aviation Forum
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be among speakers from the public and private sector at a forum hosted this week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation to discuss FAA "reauthorization," or funding. At the forum, to be held at the Chamber's Washington headquarters on April 4, Bolen will outline the general aviation community's leadership role in aviation system modernization and will outline the effectiveness of proven funding methods for aviation capacity enhancements. A new FAA funding proposal pushed by the big airlines would abandon the current, ultra-efficient funding system for one based on new user fees and massive tax hikes. Forum registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the program and lunch will follow from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. For more information, contact Drew Preston with the U.S. Chamber at (202) 463-5500, and to register, visit:

NBAA Files Comments on Proposed FAA Rules for On-Demand Air Taxi Operations
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding on-demand air taxi operations in response to questions asked by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). On behalf of its Members who use chartered aircraft to supplement their employee travel options, NBAA representatives have met with members of the NTSB to discuss the issues surrounding aircraft charter and consumer education, and NBAA has issued several comments on the specific questions asked on the ANRPM. In addition, NBAA's Aircraft Charter Consumer Guide, a reference designed to educate consumers on air charter, is available online at Download NBAA's comments on the ANPRM in PDF format at:

FAA Issues Inspector Guidance for Part 142 Training Centers
The FAA has released Notice 8000.355, which provides guidance to aviation safety inspectors regarding the certification and surveillance of Part 142 training centers and the oversight of outsourced air carrier crewmember training. The guidance focuses on topics such as the check airman approval process, designation of examiners, use of flight training devices, qualification and designation of training center instructors, and the certification of Part 142 training centers. To view the notice, visit:

NBAA Maintenance Management Conference Opens This Week
The 2007 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference is opening today, April 2, in San Diego, CA. This year's keynote speaker is Charles E. Taylor II, great-grandson of engine builder and mechanic Charles Edward Taylor, who will discuss his famous grandfather's background, life and 29-year history with the Wright brothers. Other agenda highlights include: a review of the psychology of workplace relationships, leadership presentations, crisis communications, asset management and technology updates. Hundreds are expected to attend this year's Maintenance Management Conference. For more information, visit:

EBACE2007: Driving Commerce in Europe and Beyond
NBAA Members should plan now to attend the 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007), to be held May 22 though 24 in Geneva. EBACE is the best place in Europe to find business aviation products and services from the world's top vendors, to learn about the latest operational issues and to meet face-to-face with the regulators and government officials who make decisions that directly affect business aviation operations in Europe and around the world. More than 10,000 people will view over 300 exhibits in Halls 6 and 7 of GENEVA PALEXPO and 50 aircraft at the Static Display of Aircraft on Geneva International Airport. To view the event program and floor plan, or to register and make housing arrangements, visit:

EBACE2007 Keynoter Is Dr. Bertrand Piccard
Famed aviator Dr. Bertrand Piccard will deliver the keynote address at the EBACE2007 Opening General Session to be held at GENEVA PALEXPO, in Ballroom B on Tuesday, May 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Piccard is the European champion in hang-glider aerobatics and is most famous as captain of the Breitling Orbiter 3, the first non-stop, around-the-world balloon flight. Moderated by EBAA CEO Brian Humphries and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, and themed "How Business Aviation Helps Fuel the European Entrepreneurial Spirit," the Opening General Session is the first of many valuable, informative sessions that will be held at EBACE2007, the only European exhibition focusing exclusively on business aviation. Learn more at:

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Regional News
NBAA's Regional Forum Visits the New York Metro Area This Month; PDP Course to Follow
NBAA will host its next Business Aviation Regional Forum on April 26 in White Plains, NY, followed by a Professional Development Program (PDP) Course on April 27 titled Public Relations and Marketing for the Business Aviation Flight Department. The 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 White Plains event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, 20 static aircraft, hundreds of Attendees and sessions on the top issues facing business aviation today, with a special focus on aircraft transactions, safety management systems and customer service. Exhibit space is still available. For more information or to register, visit:

Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Study at FLL, May 1
Public hearings are set for May 1 on the draft environmental impact study (EIS) underway for possible runway projects at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL). The FAA and airport EIS consultants will be available for a question-and-answer session from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and public comments will be heard immediately after. The meetings will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Connecticut Group to Hold Quarterly Meeting on Apr. 5
The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CTBAG) will hold its quarterly meeting on April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Avon Old Farms Inn, Route 44 in Avon, CT. L. Scott Frantz, Bradley International Airport chairman, will discuss the Connecticut airport system and how general aviation offers numerous possibilities, from business to public service. CTBAG members and non-members are invited to join or renew their memberships at this event. For more information, contact CTBAG's Larry Jorash at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Next Long Island Meeting Is Apr. 12
The Long Island Business Aviation Association (LIBAA) will hold its quarterly meeting on April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the 56th Fighter Group Restaurant. The featured speaker, retired FAA traffic management officer Ron Regan, will discuss the challenge of the 9/11 NAS shutdown and how to address possible future shutdowns. RSVP to LIBAA at by April 4, or for more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

North Florida Meeting to Feature Congressman Crenshaw, Apr. 16
The North Florida Business Aviation Association will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 16 with Congressman Ander Crenshaw as the featured speaker. This is an opportunity for the business aviation community in North Florida to get a view from Capitol Hill on current issues affecting our community. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority offices on the Jacksonville International Airport. For more information, contact NFBAA's Pat Mulvihill at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Pacific Rim Schedulers and Dispatchers Meeting, Apr. 19
The Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association will hold a meeting on April 19 in the Flags Room of the World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street) in downtown Portland, OR. Registration and networking will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by a dinner and the keynote speaker, Captain Karen Kahn, an author, pilot and aviation career counselor. The evening will conclude with a giveaway drawing at 8:00 p.m. Both members and non-members of the PRSDA are welcome to attend. For questions, directions to the meeting, recommended lodging or more information, contact PRSDA's Michaelle Olson at or NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

NBAA's Steve Brown to Address Texas Aviators, Apr. 28
On Saturday, April 28, the Texas Aviation Association will hear NBAA's Steve Brown, senior vice president of operations & administration, speak at its 5th Annual Convention on the most vital issues facing business aviation today. The session will inform aviators and community leaders of the intense issues facing business aviation and its potential effects on businesses in the surrounding communities. The presentation will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the John B. Connelly Auditorium, Texas State Technical College Campus and Airport (CNW) in Waco, TX. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at, or visit:

Georgia Group's Member Meeting and Fundraiser, May 4
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its 8th Annual Member Meeting on May 4 in Stone Mountain, GA. Among the 12 scholarships to be awarded this year by the GBAA, two full scholarships will be available to attend either of the following Darden Executive Education Courses at the University of Virginia: "Managing the Corporate Aviation Function" or "Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function." Scholarship applications are due April 20. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at To register for the event or for more details on scholarships, visit the GBAA web site at:

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NBAA Member Survey Closes on Apr. 16
The deadline for participating in the 2007 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey is Monday, April 16. This survey was developed to help NBAA Member Representatives and their company salary administrators evaluate their flight departments by providing a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and operational data. All NBAA Member Representatives for companies that operate aircraft are eligible to participate. Participants will receive free online access to survey results once compiled. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at or visit:

More Than 500 Attend 2007 International Operators Conference
Last week, the NBAA 34th Annual International Operators Conference drew 520 people from countries from around the world to San Diego, CA, for four days of sessions focused on international flying. The Conference covered important topics for international operators, including global security, medical issues, Customs and visa waiver programs, emergency response plans and future technology. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen gave an update on the ongoing user fee debate. The event also provided a review of each global region's key issues and many opportunities to network with industry peers. The 2008 International Operators Conference is slated to be held next March in San Antonio, TX. Visit the 2007 Conference page at:

CAM Governing Board Calls for Nominations, Announces Elections
NBAA Members are invited to nominate candidates for election to the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board. In order to be considered, nominations for these positions must be submitted before the next Governing Board meeting, which is planned for June 5 and 6 in Washington, DC. All viable candidates must be qualified CAMs in good standing. The next election of CAM Governing Board members will be held this summer, and election results will be announced on September 25 at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA. Submit nominations and direct all questions to CAM Administrative Director Jay Evans at Learn more about the CAM Program at:

NBAA Announces Maintenance TRACS Recipients
NBAA and its Maintenance Committee today congratulated the 14 recipients of the 2007 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at the Maintenance Management Conference being held this week in San Diego, CA. The 2007 Maintenance TRACS recipients are: Sousan Alexander, Dan Parker, Steve Church, Donald Peters, Charlene Hall, Louis Duquette, Russell Harden, Amanda Stinson, Jorge Chipollini, Michael Parks, Kelly Tuzsynski, Bryan Dudas, Ian Rotich and Jeffrey Hitchcock. NBAA thanks the following sponsors for making the Maintenance TRACS program possible: Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, CornerStone Strategies, FlightSafety International, GE Engines, Global Jet Services, Gulfstream Aerospace, Honeywell, Inc., Rolls-Royce and Sino Swearingen. For more information, visit:


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

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

Maintenance Manual Workshop
April 5, 2007, San Diego, CA

Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Vendor Management
April 5, 2007, San Diego, CA

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

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

Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Public Relations and Marketing for the Business Aviation Flight Department
April 27, 2007, White Plains, NY

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
May 7–8, 2007, Tucson, AZ

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

Application Deadline for September CAM Exam
August 6, 2007

Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2007)
August 9–11, 2007, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Aviation Resource Management
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Mastering Communication Skills
September 24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam
September 24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007)
September 25–27, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 8, 2007, Oakland, CA

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 9, 2007, Oakland, CA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

Exhibit at NBAA2007


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