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NBAA Update #07-52
Monday, December 24, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
New ICAO SARPs for International GA Operations to Be Released
This month, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Navigation Commission approved the proposed text for the modernization of Annex 6 Operations of Aircraft, Part II International General Aviation (GA) – standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for international GA operators. This effort is a milestone that marks the completion of nearly three years of work by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, including NBAA and the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). The amendment will become effective in 2008 to ensure that states and operators are aware of the upcoming changes to the Annex, but the changes will not apply until November 2010. This will assure that states are given adequate time to make needed regulatory changes and for operators to be in compliance. For more information, contact Ray Rohr at or NBAA's Bill Stine at To review a report of the meeting and a copy of the draft, visit:

Traffic Management Initiatives Possible Over Holiday Period
The FAA is likely to utilize traffic management initiatives (TMIs) over the holiday period to balance demand with airspace capacity. The FAA also may implement ground delay programs, including (GAAPs). NBAA recommends that operators file flight plans early and check the FAA's operational information system (OIS) web page and advisory database on the planned day of travel. For more information, including links to additional resources, visit:

Over-flight Fees Being Charged in Certain Caribbean Airspace
NBAA has become aware of over-flight fees being charged to operators utilizing airspace in the Piarco Flight Information Region (FIR) of the Caribbean. The Piarco FIR is comprised of 750,000 square miles spanning the Caribbean from Antigua in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south. The fees are being collected by the Caribbean Air Navigation Advisory Services (CANAS) under the direction of the Trinidad Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA). All aircraft, except for military and state-owned aircraft, are being charged by weight and distance flown. For more information, contact the CANAS's Danny Bhagwansingh at or NBAA's Operations Service Group at

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
Act Now to Reserve Exhibit Space at ABACE Forum
Hundreds of Attendees are expected at the Association's ABACE Forum, which will take place next year on February 14 at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre in China. This one-day event will feature business aviation's top vendors, industry leaders and experts from around the world as they join together to demonstrate the value of business aviation to emerging Asian markets. Over 50 Exhibitors will display the latest airplanes, helicopters, aviation equipment and services, and multiple Information Sessions will present the latest developments in aircraft technology. Reserve booths now by using the online exhibit space reservation system at:

Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum Is Coming to Fort Lauderdale
On February 22, NBAA will host a Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum in Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing area business aviation professionals with information to understand and address some of the most important issues facing the industry. The forum will feature an operational control update, a panel on employment issues and several Information Sessions on topics such as security, aviation insurance, air charter brokers and international operations. Attendees also can receive continuing education credits. Both Members and non-Members of NBAA are invited to attend. For more information, or to register, visit:

Baldwin Aviation

January Newsletter for Schedulers and Dispatchers Now Online
Now available online, the January 2008 issue of NBAA Dispatch includes a message from NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee Chair Jenny Showalter, who reports on highlights of the upcoming S&D Conference taking place in Savannah, GA from January 29 to February 1. Sponsored by FlightSafety International, the issue also includes the announcement of two new Schedulers Professional Development Program courses, an overview of NBAA's S&D scholarship program and news about industry professionals and regional groups. The printed issue has mailed to NBAA Member schedulers and dispatchers. View the issue online at:

Registration Now Open for 2008 Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
Each year, NBAA and the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) host a Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), designed to provide a forum for discussion and review of safety matters that are the focus of the business aviation community. The 2008 safety seminar will take place from April 29 to May 1 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL, and will focus on innovation and change in business aviation safety. Over 300 representatives of business operators are expected to attend the CASS, which is tailored to meet the needs of decision-makers in government, industry and academia charged with the responsibility to influence safety in design, manufacture, development, training, maintenance and operation. For more information, or to register, visit:

Call for Speakers: 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
NBAA's Flight Attendants Committee is seeking speakers and presenters for next year's 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference to be held on June 27 and 28 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, AZ. The theme of next year's Conference is "Going Global, New Challenges for Today's Flight Attendants." The Committee is seeking experts to speak on topics related to this theme. Proposals must be submitted by January 15 to NBAA's Jay Evans at

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Christmas Holiday
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26.

ABACE 2008

Upcoming NBAA Events
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

35th Annual International Operators Conference
March 10–13, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 27, 2008, San Antonio, TX

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
March 28, 2008, San Antonio, TX

PDP Course: Managing the Aviation Safety Program
April 14, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

Maintenance Management Conference
April 15–17, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

Maintenance Manual Workshop
April 18, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

Certified Aviation Manager Exam
April 18, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 24, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

PDP Course: Customer Service
April 25, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
April 28–29, 2008, Palm Harbor, FL

53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 29–May 1, 2008, Palm Harbor, FL

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