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NBAA Update #07-25
Monday, June 18, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Alerts Media to Airline Spin on GA and Delays
NBAA has alerted news organizations to the most recent efforts by the airlines to pin the blame for their air traffic system delays on general aviation. In spite of the airlines' spin, nothing could be further from the truth. At the heart of the airlines' predictable finger-pointing is their long-running attempt to use a congressional funding process for the FAA to shift billions of their costs onto general aviation, introduce new aviation "user fees" and assume control of the air traffic control system. Like other general aviation organizations, NBAA supports modernization of the nation's aviation system, so that capacity can be expanded where needs exist. But NBAA believes that the deceptions and false accusations by the airlines are drowning out meaningful discussion about how best to strengthen the system for all users, so that Americans will continue to have the world's largest, safest and most efficient aviation infrastructure. Review the media alert at:

Bolen Challenges Claims About GA in Airline Magazines
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent letters to the CEOs of United and Northwest Airlines denouncing mischaracterizations about general aviation included in their in-flight magazine commentaries. For example, the opinion pieces infer that business aviation is to blame for air traffic congestion, when in fact, Department of Transportation data shows that weather and the airlines' scheduling practices are to blame for delays. Learn more at:

IRS Proposes Regulations for Certain Non-Business Use of Aircraft
The long-awaited regulations on certain non-business use of business aircraft were published in the Federal Register by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on June 15. These regulations, which implement limitations on deductions as a result of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, are proposed and open for comment through September 13, 2007. An early review shows improvements over previous guidance issued by IRS Notice 2005-45. NBAA met with the IRS and Treasury Department on numerous occasions to express the industry's concerns with the approach the IRS took in the notice – it skewed results, and was administratively burdensome and punitive. NBAA and its Tax Committee are conducting a thorough review of the proposed regulations and will submit detailed comments. Download the notice of proposed rulemaking at:

NBAA Convention Ranks in Top 10 of U.S. Trade Shows
The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention has risen to eighth place in the ranking of largest U.S. trade shows based on square footage occupied by exhibits in 2006, according to Tradeshow Week 200. "We are pleased at the continued growth in support from the business aviation community for this event and for the opportunity to enhance public understanding of business aviation," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "These events showcase the diversity and vitality of business aviation, its industrial and technology innovation, contributions to the national economy, and growth and development of communities nationwide." The NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) will be held from September 25 to 27 in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit:

NBAA2007 Registration Now Available Online
Online registration is now available for NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention – the world's largest civil aviation trade show – which will be held from September 25 to 27 in Atlanta, GA. Visit the web site to register and find out more about NBAA's Benefit Auctions, Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament and KaBOOM! Build-a-Park project. Visitors can also purchase Benefit Gala tickets and view the virtual Exhibitor floorplan to assist with event planning. To register and for more information, visit:

Commemorative Flight Set for NBAA's 60th Anniversary
NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention activities will include a commemorative flight on Saturday, September 22, from New York, the site of NBAA's first meeting in 1947, to Atlanta, the site of this year's Convention. The flight will mark both NBAA's 60th anniversary and Georgia's centennial of flight. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be joined by two widely recognized figures in the general aviation community: Pat Epps of Atlanta-based Epps Aviation and Jamail Larkins, a Georgia resident made famous for obtaining his pilot's license at 14. "Pat and Jamail represent the best of aviation," Bolen said. "We're looking forward to the flight as a showcase for our industry's proud history, its diverse make-up today and its bright future." To learn more, visit:

Olympics Flight Operations Survey
NBAA, in conjunction with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member organizations, is working to determine the level of business aircraft operations expected at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. While operational numbers can be difficult to estimate this far in advance, NBAA is encouraging all operators to participate in the 10-question survey, even if plans to attend the events are still tentative. Survey results will be used to help regulatory authorities ensure that facilities are available to support operations. The survey will remain open until the end of June 2007. For additional information contact NBAA Operations Service Group at, or participate in the survey by visiting:

Where Can NBAA Members Find Resources About Federal Excise Taxes?
The NBAA Federal Excise Tax Handbook and IRS Publication 510 both provide information on the federal excise taxes that impact business aviation. Both resources provide detailed information on the fuel tax and the taxes imposed on commercial transportation of persons or property. The IRS has updated Publication 510 for 2007 to reflect current tax rates. The applicable 2007 tax rates are: domestic segment fee, $3.40; international arrival/departure tax, $15.10; international arrival/departure tax for Hawaii or Alaska flights, $7.50; and a 7.5 percent tax applied to the amounts paid for domestic commercial transportation. To review these resources, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
TEB Users Can Expect RNAV-6; NBAA and FAA Move Toward Efficiency
In an ongoing effort to allow for equitable use of the airspace in the New York metropolitan area, primarily at Newark Liberty International (EWR) and Teterboro (TEB) airports, operators can anticipate utilizing the RNAV/GPS approach to Runway 06 at TEB. The ILS to Runway 06 at TEB conflicts with EWR finals when EWR is operating on Runway 11/29 configuration. This results in extended holding, ground stops and ground delay programs at both airports. The RNAV/GPS to Runway 06 at TEB runs north of the EWR finals, therefore allowing a more productive flow to both airports. Aircraft unable to execute the RNAV/GPS Runway 06 to TEB may experience possible holding when New York TRACON (N-90) is utilizing that approach for TEB. NBAA staff and FAA personnel at ZNY/N-90 and TEB share a common goal of establishing equitable use of the airspace. This effort of utilizing the RNAV-6 approach is another step toward efficiency and equity in the National Airspace System. For more information, contact the NBAA GA Desk at

Four New RNAV STAR Procedures Implemented at CLT
Made effective June 12 at 0901Z, four new RNAV STAR procedures became available for use at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT). The procedures implemented include: ADENA ONE ARRIVAL, HUSTN ONE ARRIVAL, JOHNS ONE ARRIVAL and SUDSY ONE ARRIVAL. Although operators of properly equipped aircraft are strongly encouraged to file these STARs, they will not initially be mandated. Operators wanting to fly one of the new STARs should simply file the desired procedure. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

NBAA Encourages Regional Groups to Promote Aviation Safety
As an ongoing effort to promote aviation safety, NBAA encourages regional business aviation organizations to add a safety element to their organization's mission and/or programming, to help promote this important topic in their local communities. One such way that many regional groups have promoted safety is through the founding of an annual Safety Day in their cities and regions. For more information about setting up a Safety Day in your community, review the details of the Ohio and Chicago Safety Days listed below, or contact your region's designated NBAA representative, listed online at:

Ohio Regional Safety Day This Week on June 20
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a Safety Day and association elections this week on June 20. Walt Kraujalis will provide a business aviation safety overview; Ed Mackey of Medaire will discuss first-aid issues; and Tom Booth of FlightSafety International will provide a simulator presentation. In addition, Peter Stein of Johnson Controls, Jim Hodges of NetJets and Bob Agostino of Bombardier also will make presentations. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lane Aviation located at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). For more information contact ORBAA's Doug Stewart at (614) 503-4584 or NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Chicago Area Business Aviation Association Hosts Safety Day on June 22
This week, the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will hold its annual Safety Day on June 22. Presented by FACTS Training, the event will be held at DB Aviation on Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN), 3550 N. McAree Road, Waukegan, IL. Morning sessions will focus on human factors issues, hypoxia awareness and crew resource management. The afternoon sessions will utilize the FACTS emergency procedures simulator to provide demonstrations and insight into handling a variety of in-flight emergencies. NBAA will sponsor a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m., and Bombardier will sponsor the lunch. Registration for the Safety Day is limited to 125 people and includes meals. For more information, contact CABAA's Sandy Frentz at or NBAA's Bob Quinn at Review registration and payment information online at:

Idaho Group to Hold Summer Networking Meeting
The Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will hold its summer networking meeting Tuesday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Western Aircraft Charter Hangar at the Boise Airport (BOI). NATA President Jim Coyne will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. For RSVP and additional information, contact IBAA's Mike Pape at or NBAA's Kristi Ivey at, or visit:

Baldwin Aviation

CAM Exam Now Available in Computer-Based Format
The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board convened from June 5 to 7 at NBAA's Headquarters, and voted to extend the CAM Exam – the ultimate recognition for business aviation professionals – to a computer-based testing (CBT) format. This decision provides CAM candidates with greater flexibility, convenience and accessibility. The CBT format of the exam will be available at 250 testing center locations throughout the country with the first testing window set for January 2008. The traditional paper exam will still be offered three times a year. The next CAM Exam will take place on September 24 in concurrence with NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention, and the application deadline is August 6. To learn more, visit:

12th Annual Flight Attendants Conference Next Week
The 12th Annual Flight Attendants Conference will be held this year from June 29 to 30 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The two-day event will cover issues that are critical to every flight such as safety, security and professionalism. This year's Conference features a variety of speakers and breakout sessions. Among them, Arnold A. Angelici Jr. of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute will present a session on high altitude rapid decompression. The two-part session offers a flight attendant's personal account of the dangers of decompression and a discussion on high altitude flying and the associated risks. To learn more about this session and the annual Conference, visit:

Flight Operations Manual Workshop Featuring IS-BAO Next Week
NBAA's Flight Operations Manual Workshop: Employing the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) will take place next week from June 25 to 26 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The highly interactive Workshop has been completely revised to incorporate the new IS-BAO and draws upon the experiences of class participants to understand how flight departments really operate. The two-day event will cover topics including: safety management systems, standard operating procedures (SOPs), flight operations, training, maintenance and international standards. Participants will leave with sufficient knowledge and materials to develop an IS-BAO-compliant draft manual upon arrival back at home base. To learn more or register, visit:

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop Next Week
NBAA's Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop will be held next week at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina from June 29 to 30. The two-day event gives flight department managers key information about safety, compliance, management practices and budgeting and planning. Program features include an entire section on personnel issues, an emphasis on internal and external communications, mini-case studies to stimulate class participation and extensive notes, templates, forms and checklists useful in daily flight department operations. The Workshop will provide many new ideas and tips, resulting from extensive interaction between fellow managers. To learn more or register, visit:

Call for Advertisers: NBAA's Fall Journal
NBAA's Journal of Business Aviation offers aviation marketers an excellent medium to present products and services to NBAA Members who represent the core of the business aircraft marketplace. This publication examines a range of management, operational, safety and maintenance issues for business aviation operators. The publishing date for the next Journal is September 2007, and this issue will be distributed on-site at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention. Insertion orders and artwork materials are due by August 24. To advertise, contact Gary Worden at For more information, visit:

Business Aviation Insider

Upcoming NBAA Events
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

Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
September 23, 2007, Stone Mountain, GA

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

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

16th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
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

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

Maintenance Manual Workshop
September 28, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
September 28–29, 2007, Atlanta, GA

11th Annual Safety Standdown
October 22–25, 2007, Wichita, KS

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

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

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