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NBAA Update #07-43
Monday, October 22, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
As Congress Reviews Aviation Security, NBAA Highlights GA Security Measures
As NBAA has previously reported, federal policymakers remain focused on security enhancements for aviation, including general aviation (GA). Last week, Congress held two hearings to explore the issue. The Senate Commerce Committee reviewed progress by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in meeting congressionally mandated requirements to strengthen aviation and surface transportation security programs. In testimony, TSA Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley reaffirmed his agency's intention to enhance GA security programs. At a hearing by the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, subcommittee members pressed Hawley about reported lapses in air carrier and general aviation airport security programs and asked whether additional measures might be necessary. NBAA continues to articulate the unique needs and challenges of business aviation operations, telling policymakers that a one-size-fits-all policy for GA security would be ineffective and likely unworkable. For additional information, contact NBAA's Dick Doubrava at To review an NBAA issue paper on general aviation security measures, visit:

FAA to Host Telcons on ERAM Transition
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host a series of bi-weekly telcons as part of an effort to educate the aviation community on the upcoming changes in flight plan processing associated with the en route automation modernization (ERAM) program. ERAM is the largest National Airspace System (NAS) equipment replacement program in FAA history and involves the replacement of 20 air route traffic control center (ARTCC) host computer-processing systems. These telcons will take place every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET beginning October 31 and continuing through December 12, and will discuss the upcoming changes in flight plan filing and processing as the FAA transitions from a NAS flight plan format to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plan format on or about June 5, 2008. For more information, contact NBAA's John Kosak at, or view the FAA presentation at:

FAA's Winter Deicing Program Update Published; Copy Available at NBAA Web Site
The FAA has released its annual update for aircraft operators required to have an FAA-approved deicing program. This deicing program update applies primarily to Part 121, 125 and 135 operators, and provides FAA inspectors and aircraft operators with information on holdover times, a listing of qualified deicing/anti-icing fluids and recommendations on various other ground deicing/anti-icing issues. While this update does not apply to operations conducted under Part 91, NBAA recommends that Members review the notice for updated information and issues related to their operation. To download the update, visit:

NBAA Provides Online Webcast of NOTAM Realignment Meeting
The FAA's Aeronautical Information Management Group conducted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) realignment town hall meeting last week to discuss upcoming changes to the NOTAM system, including the Distant "D" NOTAM criteria that will replace the ICAO NOTAM criteria in January 2008. Those who missed the event may view the recorded meeting online at NBAA's web site, along with additional information about NOTAM realignment at:

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Regional News
Don't Miss This Week's 11th Annual Safety Standdown in Wichita, KS
In its ongoing commitment to developing and disseminating safety information and best practices for the business aviation community, NBAA, along with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, 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 Oakland Regional Forum, Nov. 9
The International Business Aviation Council will present an International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) Workshop on Friday, November 9, following the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in Oakland, CA. 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 KaiserAir Oakland Jet Center at 8433 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA, and the cost is $400. For more information, contact Kathy Perfetti at To download a registration form and copy of the agenda, visit:

Austin Subcommittee Hearing on Future of Business Aviation
The Austin Airport Advisory Commission Subcommittee on General Aviation has recently completed a study on the state of general aviation at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Texas. The subcommittee will hold a public hearing on issues that could shape the future of business aviation at the airport. The hearing will be held on October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Austin aviation building, 2716 Spirit of Texas Drive, located on the north side of AUS. The meeting is open to the public and no RSVP is required. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Houston ARTCC and TRACON Customer Meeting This Month
The FAA's Houston ARTCC and terminal radar approach control (TRACON) will hold a customer focus meeting on October 30 to provide an overview of Houston area operations, airspace flow programs, airport arrival and departure configurations and other airspace issues. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Houston Fire Department Training Facility located at 8030 Braniff Avenue adjacent to William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Following the meeting, officials will provide tours of both Hobby Tower and the Houston Fire Department Training Facility. To attend, RSVP by Wednesday, October 24 to Lisa Smalley at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

South Florida Business Aviation Meeting, Fundraiser Nov. 2
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will host a meeting and fundraiser on November 2 as part of continuing efforts to promote safety, provide education and grassroots advocacy, and keep the region's business aviation community informed about issues affecting it. To sponsor this event, which will benefit charitable efforts in South Florida, contact Tracy Gough at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit the SFBAA web site at:

Pacific Rim S&D Association Meeting Next Month in Seattle
The Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Association will hold a meeting on November 15 at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field-King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA. Registration and networking will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation by Jim Sweeney, vice president of Weather Modification Inc. and president of Fargo Jet Center. The evening will conclude with a giveaway drawing at 8:00 p.m. The event is open to both PRSDA members and non-members, and the cost for dinner is $25. To attend, RSVP by Friday, November 9 to Michaelle Olson at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

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Last Call for Scholarships With Nov. 1 Deadline
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. Individuals wishing to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs) may apply for financial support through the Baldwin Scholarship. Recipients of the Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship will be awarded $850 to attend the NBAA Leadership Conference in February, and 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:

On-Demand Business Aviation Education Now Available
NBAA, in partnership with Impact Media Solutions, has made available numerous on-demand courses to promote career development for business aviation professionals. The courses are available online as a pay-per-view product and on CD-ROM video. Current course offerings include sessions from the NBAA 12th Annual Flight Attendant Conference and the 15th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference. Sessions from this year's 16th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference will be available soon, along with selections from the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention held last month in Atlanta. To learn more and view on-demand courses as they become available, visit:

NBAA Announces Sponsorship Opportunities for Tax and Regulatory Seminars
NBAA is offering new sponsorship opportunities with associated benefits for the 2008 Tax and Regulatory Seminar Series. The Association's Tax Committee Seminars are highly rated and well-regarded educational programs. In response to Member requests, NBAA has developed a sponsorship program, which will provide sponsoring companies enhanced visibility to flight department managers and employees, aircraft owners and aviation tax and legal professionals. View the sponsorship levels and benefits posted on NBAA's web site at:

Save the Date: International Operators Conference, Mar. 10 - 13
NBAA's 35th Annual International Operators Conference will be held March 10 through 13 in San Antonio, TX. The four-day Conference will feature information sessions on flight safety, security, efficiency and regulation. Speakers from around the world will address international operational issues, new technologies and the latest trends in cultural sensitivities. The event also will provide Attendees opportunities for networking with industry peers and introductions to service providers. More information will be posted as it becomes available. For more information in the meantime, contact NBAA's Dina Green at

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

3rd Annual 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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