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NBAA Update #07-34
Monday, August 20, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Challenges Southwest Airlines' Misleading Claims About GA
Southwest Airlines recently became the latest carrier to publish an article in its in-flight magazine inferring that this summer's unprecedented airline delays are somehow related to general aviation (GA). Of course, despite plenty of evidence from the Department of Transportation that airline delays are mostly the product of weather and the airlines' own practices, the airlines continue using false and misleading claims like these to try and muster support for their plan to shift billions of their costs onto GA, introduce new user fees and assume control of the air traffic control system. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen challenged the misleading article with a letter to Southwest CEO Gary Kelly, saying, "We had reason to hope you would not take advantage of frustrated passengers to tell such a deceptive story." To read Bolen's letter, visit:

NBAA Newsletter Highlights Possible GA Security Developments
The Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are reviewing new security protocols for general aviation, and this year, the TSA could release a number of programs designed to enhance security for business aviation operations. While the TSA programs could include both regulatory mandates and advisory guidance, it is important to note that the industry and NBAA will have an opportunity to provide feedback before any requirements are finalized. NBAA will ensure that the Membership receives sufficient notice to provide constructive feedback. Review NBAA's report on GA security in the latest issue of Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's Member newsletter at:

Business Aviation's Biggest Event Is Only Five Weeks Away
NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) is coming to Atlanta, GA, from September 25 to 27. The event, located at the Georgia World Congress Center, will draw thousands of Attendees, display hundreds of exhibits and provide ample networking and information-sharing opportunities. Highlights will include the Static Display of Aircraft at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY); a number of celebrations to commemorate NBAA's 60th anniversary, Georgia's 100th anniversary of powered flight and other important industry milestones; and several charitable events, including the KaBOOM! Park Build. Advance registration is $135; on-site registration is $160. Register or learn more about NBAA2007 events at:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
Annual Meeting Will Feature Regional Groups Networking Session
Attendees at NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA, are invited to visit the Local/Regional Business Aviation Association Networking Session from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, where participants can learn about regional business aviation groups and how they benefit airports and communities. Local leaders from various regional groups will be on-hand to answer any questions. The event will take place in room C205 of the Georgia World Congress Center. For more details on this session and others, review the NBAA2007 program at:

NBAA Works to Address Access Issues at Oregon's BDN
NBAA is working with Members, local operators, city and county officials and the FAA Northwest Mountain Region to resolve access issues resulting from airport construction at Bend Municipal Airport (BDN) in Bend, OR. Last week, NBAA's regional staff were on the ground attending meetings and discussing the issue with local news organizations, after which a temporary agreement was reached, keeping the airport open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and allowing crews more time to finalize the runway project despite a noise ordinance limiting hours of construction. The Deschutes County Commission will hold the next hearing on Wednesday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. NBAA will provide additional information as it becomes available, but in the meantime, questions or comments can be directed to NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

NFBAA to Meet in Jacksonville, Sept. 19
On September 19, the North Florida Business Aviation Association (NFBAA) will meet at 12:00 noon at the Sheltair FBO on Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Featured speaker Clint Clouatre of Embraer will brief the group on the new Embraer Executive Jets and the Phenom 100 VLJ. To RSVP, contact Pat Mulvihill at, or for more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Baldwin Aviation

Charity Events Are Highlights of NBAA2007
Attendees at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) in Atlanta, GA, are invited to take part in several charity events. The 11th Annual Chairman's Charity Golf Classic will take place on Sunday, September 23, at the Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, GA. The 3rd Annual Benefit Auctions will feature both Silent and Live Auctions. Silent Auction items will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center from September 24 to 26, when Attendees may view and bid on the items. On Wednesday, September 26, the NBAA Benefit Gala will feature the 3rd Annual Live Auction. All proceeds will support NBAA Charities, which aids schools, civic, cultural and healthcare organizations in the United States and abroad. To register for these charity events or to learn more, visit the NBAA2007 web site at:

NBAA Offers Planning Tool for NBAA2007
NBAA again is offering NBAA Connect to help Attendees at NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests. Those already registered for NBAA2007 can now access NBAA Connect, where users can print out personalized schedules and floor plans to help make the most of the NBAA2007 experience. For more information about this valuable service, and to register for NBAA2007, visit:

Baldwin and Barden Scholarship Deadlines Approaching
Application deadlines for both the Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship and the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship are November 1. The Baldwin Scholarship, named in honor of the accomplished pilot and NBAA Board Member, was established earlier this year to benefit individuals wishing to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). The scholarship promotes professional development in business aviation by providing financial support for qualified CAM Exam candidates. The Barden Scholarship, named in honor of Janice Barden for her contributions to business aviation and NBAA, will award $5,000 to five undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula. To apply, or for more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at, or visit:

Save the Date: 35th Annual International Operators Conference
NBAA's 35th Annual International Operators Conference, to be held from March 10 to 13, 2008, in San Antonio, TX, will feature Information Sessions designed to help flight departments fly safely, securely, efficiently and legally. This event not only is a valuable networking event with industry peers, but also an opportunity to meet the service providers needed to plan a safe and successful international trip. More information will be published when available on the NBAA Events web page at:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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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