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NBAA Update #07-41
Monday, October 08, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Joins Bombardier for This Month's 11th Annual Safety Standdown
In its ongoing commitment to developing and disseminating safety information and best practices for the business aviation community, NBAA, along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), will partner with Bombardier for its 11th Annual Safety Standdown in Wichita, KS. The three-day event, taking place from October 23 to 25, will cover a variety of critical safety issues such as human factors, international procedures, medical and emergency training, and aviation law and security. The Safety Standdown is free for all Attendees, and participants can receive credit for NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager Program. For more information, visit:

IS-BAO Workshop to Follow Safety Standdown, Oct. 26
The International Business Aviation Council will present an International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) Workshop on Friday, October 26, following the 11th Annual Safety Standdown. The Workshop is designed to assist operators who are implementing, or considering implementing IS-BAO safety best practices, and will include a detailed discussion of the guidance provided by IS-BAO, as well as presentations on the risk assessment process, developing a safety management system and audit considerations. The Workshop will be held at the Cessna Conference Center, 6711 West 31st St. South in Wichita, KS from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, and the cost is $400. For more information, contact Kathy Perfetti at To download a registration form and copy of the agenda, visit:

Save the Date for NBAA2008; Oct. 6 – 8, 2008
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will take place next year in Orlando, FL on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8. NBAA2008 will continue to build on the enormous success of NBAA2007, which had 32,088 Attendees and a record total of 1,152 Exhibitors, in addition to a Static Display with approximately 115 state-of-the-art aircraft. The NBAA2008 Exhibitor Prospectus will mail in early January. To view highlights from NBAA2007, visit:

NBAA Supports FAA's Call For NextGen Preparation
NBAA last week stated its support for an FAA proposal calling some aircraft to equip for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), a satellite-based technology, by 2020. "Although general aviation aircraft avoid busy airspace and airports, NBAA welcomes the introduction of ADS-B technology because of its ability to enhance aviation safety and increase available system capacity," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The general aviation community has long embraced technologies that improve safety and expand capacity, and this technology represents another advancement in those areas." The FAA issued its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 5, and comments on the proposal are due by January 3, 2008.

FAA Issues Notice on Ice and Heavy Snow Conditions; Copy Available at NBAA Web Site
The FAA has published Notice 8900.19 regarding allowance times in ice pellet conditions, procedures and limitations for pilot assessment of precipitation intensity and dispatch in heavy snow conditions. This notice applies primarily to certificate holders and fractional program managers that have FAA-approved deicing/anti-icing programs or plans. During the winter of 2006 and 2007, operations in light ice pellets were approved with an allowance time of 25 minutes. After conducting additional research, the FAA has extended allowance times for operations in various ice and heavy snow conditions. To download the notice, visit:

NBAA Web Site Has Updated CBP Guidance for Private Flyers
NBAA and members of its International Operators Committee have been working with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over the past year to update the CBP Private Flyers Guide (PFG). On September 26 a completely revised PFG became available and now includes applicable current CBP policies, regulations, documentary requirements and ports-of-entry for non-air carrier operations. Additionally it contains extensive links from its index to various sections within the document, sample forms and Internet links, making the updated document more user-friendly. Further questions can be directed to Michael Kaneris at or NBAA's Operations Service Group at The PFG may be found at:

Business Aviation Insider Profiles NBAA Member Company; Fall Issue Will Mail Soon
The latest issue of NBAA's Official Member Publication, Business Aviation Insider, profiles NBAA Member Company MacNeil Automotive Products, Ltd. The company uses sophisticated tools to produce custom-designed precision-fit floor liners, floor mats, cargo compartment liners, mud flaps, side window deflectors and other protective products that are carefully crafted for specific vehicle makes and models. "Our planes get us in front of our customers, eye-to-eye," David MacNeil says. "That hands-on approach has been a significant factor in the growth of our company." The next issue of Business Aviation Insider will mail to Members later this month. To review the Member profile, visit:

NTSB Recommendations Likely to Impact FAA Runway Safety Discussions
In June 2006, the NTSB held a hearing to discuss findings regarding the December 2005 accident of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that ran off the departure end of Runway 31C at Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW). The board's recommendations may impact the FAA's Landing Distance Aviation Rulemaking Committee discussions and recommendations on takeoff and landing distance calculations; specifically, the assumptions and margins required to be included in the calculations. View additional information on the NBAA web site at:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
NBAA Operators Seek Customs Reinstatement at Some California Airports
Local NBAA operators are working with airport authorities, the FAA, legislators, community partners and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to find a means to reinstate customs clearance at Van Nuys (VNY), Burbank Bob Hope (BUR) and Long Beach (LBG) Airports. CBP aircraft clearings temporarily suspended at all three airports have become permanent. NBAA Members have asserted that direct flights, as opposed to unnecessary tech stops, increase safety and efficiency and reduce carbon footprint. To assist this effort, international operators that would prefer CBP clearance at VNY, BUR or LGB are encouraged to forward their interest, including an approximate number of annual clearings to NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

New Jersey's First Annual Safety, Security and Access Forum to be Held Oct. 18
The Morristown Aviation Association (MAA), Teterboro Users' Group (TUG) and Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) have collaborated to present a Safety, Security and Access Forum, to be held October 18 from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. at the CAE Simuflight Center in Whippany, NJ. The first-ever event is expected to become an annual forum. Featured speakers will include NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen; President of the New Jersey Aviation Association Arlene Feldman; the FAA's Carmine Gallo; and the airport managers of Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU), Teterboro Airport (TEB) and Westchester County Airport (HPN), among others. The event is being sponsored by CAE Simuflight. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

PNBAA to Host Lunch Meeting This Thursday
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will host a luncheon on October 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle. PNBAA officers will provide an association update, and presentations will be given by the Washington State Department of Transportation and Embraer. Lunch is free for dues-paying members, and the cost is $25 for those with outstanding dues, or guests. RSVP to Gene Clow at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

St. Louis Area Business Aviation Meeting This Week
The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) will hold a meeting this Friday, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. that will take place at Midcoast Aviation, Hangar 21, 6400 Curtiss-Steinberg Drive at St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS). Greg Babcook, regional sales manager for Embraer Aircraft, will discuss the company's aircraft developments and have an Embraer Legacy 600 on display, and Midcoast will provide a tour of its new expanded facilities. Donations of $15 for members and $20 for non-members are requested at the door. Those who wish to attend must RSVP by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 10 to Bev at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

GWBAA to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Local Charities, Oct. 15
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will host a fundraiser on October 15 to benefit charitable efforts in the Washington, DC area. This event is part of ongoing efforts by the GWBAA to promote safety, provide education and grassroots advocacy and keep the DC-area business aviation community informed about issues affecting them. To sponsor this event, contact Paige Kroner at, or for more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at To register, visit the GWBAA web site at:

Cessna Aircraft Company

NBAA2007 Presentations Now Available at Online News Bureau
Dozens of presentation files from the 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) are now available to download from NBAA's Convention News Bureau. Session topics include satellite communications programs, aircrew training, supersonic business jets, synthetic vision systems and the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Program. Review the presentations – along with videos, photos, podcasts and articles – at NBAA's Convention News Bureau online at:

Aviation Management and Undergraduate Scholarship Deadlines Are Nov. 1
Application deadlines for the Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship, the Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship and the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship are November 1. The Baldwin Scholarship benefits individuals wishing to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs), and promotes professional development in business aviation by providing financial support for qualified CAM Exam candidates. The Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship will award $850 to qualified candidates to attend the NBAA Leadership Conference in February, which promotes professional development and leadership skills of individuals seeking careers in flight department management. The Barden Scholarship will award $5,000 to five undergraduates studying aviation-related curricula. To apply, or for more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at, or download applications at:

Sponsorships, Exhibitors Still Being Accepted for Upcoming S&D Conference
NBAA's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, to be held next year from January 29 to February 1 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Georgia, is still accepting sponsorships and Exhibitor booth space applications. NBAA expects over 2,400 to attend the 2008 Conference and 300 Exhibitors have already registered. The event provides a forum for schedulers and dispatchers from across the country to meet, network and share industry best practices. A number of sessions will address current needs and issues for the profession. For more information, visit:

ABACE Forum to Be Held in Hong Kong, Feb. 14, 2008
The 3rd Annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2008) will take place in Hong Kong on February 14, 2008 at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre. The hundreds of Attendees expected at next year's forum can learn more about business aviation and how it can help them succeed in the global economy. The one-day event features business aviation's top vendors, industry leaders and experts from around the world as they join together with the emerging Asian market. Over 50 Exhibitors will display the latest airplanes, helicopters, aviation equipment and services. Information Sessions will provide timely updates on the latest developments in business aviation. More information on ABACE2008 will be posted on the NBAA web site as it becomes available, at:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed on Monday, October 8 in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday, and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

Baldwin Aviation

Upcoming NBAA Events
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

SPDP Course: International Scheduling
November 9, 2007, Savannah, GA

SPDP Course: Weather and Aircraft Performance
January 28, 2008, Savannah, GA

SPDP Course: Resource Management for Aviation Leaders
January 28–29, 2008, Savannah, GA

19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 29–February 1, 2008, Savannah, GA

SPDP Course: Aviation Security for the Business Aviation Flight Department
January 29, 2008, Savannah, GA

SPDP Course: Building a Higher Performance Flight Department Team
January 29, 2008, Savannah, GA

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2008)
February 14, 2008, Hong Kong

Regulatory Hot Topics Seminar
February 22, 2008, Fort Lauderdale, FL

PDP Course: Flight Department Finance and Budget Accounting
February 26, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Leadership Conference
February 27 – 28, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Certified Aviation Manager Exam
February 29, 2008, San Antonio, TX

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