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NBAA Update #08-02
Monday, January 14, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
FAA Extends A008 Inspection Deadline
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended the compliance date for Part 135 operator special emphasis inspections for operational control (OpSpec A008). While the majority of Part 135 operators have had this inspection, additional time was required for FAA principal operations inspectors (POIs) to meet with every Part 135 operator. The new deadline for inspections to be completed is February 29, as communicated on December 8, 2007, by FAA Headquarters personnel to each FAA regional division manager for distribution to FAA flight standards district office (FSDO) managers. POIs may obtain a copy of this extension notice through their FSDO manager. NBAA has made available on its web site numerous operational control resources to assist Part 135 operators in preparation for this special emphasis inspection. For more information, visit:

NBAA Announces Media Opportunities at S&D Conference
NBAA today invited members of the media to attend the Association's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference. The four-day event will be held from January 29 to February 1 at the International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, GA. The media will have access to all Conference sessions, and opportunities to interview keynote speaker Tom Whittaker, the first disabled person to summit Mt. Everest, and NBAA officials, including NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. This year's event already has broken Exhibitor records, with 387 Exhibiting Companies. Attendance at the 2007 S&D Conference was the highest to date, with more than 2,400 registered Attendees and 351 Exhibiting Companies. Read the full media advisory at:

ABACE Forum Is Coming Soon to Hong Kong
Hundreds of Attendees are expected at the 2008 ABACE Forum, being held on February 14 in Hong Kong. The event will feature 12 aircraft on Static Display at Hong Kong Airport and 23 Exhibitors with 29 booth spaces at nearby Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre. Information Sessions will feature industry experts discussing airspace and regulatory issues for operating in the Asian region (including operations related to the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games) and the challenges and opportunities for establishing business aviation operations in the region. Following the ABACE Forum, NBAA's next Regional Forum will take place in San Antonio, TX on March 27. To register online for the ABACE Forum, or to learn more about program highlights, travel arrangements and accommodations, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
RNAV SIDs to Be Implemented at Salt Lake City International
On January 17, six area navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departures (SIDs) will be implemented at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The new procedures include the EDETH ONE, LEETZ ONE, NSIGN ONE, PECOP ONE, TWIN FALLS ONE and WEVIC ONE RNAV departures. Salt Lake City Tower requires aircraft to maintain 230 knots after liftoff in order to avoid compression of aircraft on the SIDs until directed to accelerate by the controller. Salt Lake City approach also has requested flightcrews to use on initial contact the phraseology "...with you out of (current altitude) on (SID name) departure for (cleared altitude)," in order to communicate compliance with the altitude restrictions of the departure procedure being flown. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

DFW Resumes Use of RNAV SIDs Off the Ground
On January 10, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) resumed use of the RNAV SIDs, where pilots are expected to engage the lateral navigation/navigation immediately after departure, as no headings will be assigned by the tower. Due to some RNAV track deviations that occurred in December, DFW Tower has been assigning initial departure headings to aircraft assigned RNAV SIDs, and departure controllers then vectored the aircraft to join the SID. It has been confirmed that these track deviations were caused by human error, and the database has been verified as being correct. Flightcrews must ensure that the appropriate SID, departure runway and transition are appropriately loaded into the aircraft's flight management system when flying RNAV SIDs. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

NBAA Joins Others to Sponsor 3rd Annual Arizona Aviation Day
NBAA, with several other area groups, is sponsoring Arizona's 3rd Annual Aviation Day, which will be held January 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the lawn of the state Capitol. NBAA and the Arizona Business Aviation Association have been working with local groups to coordinate event logistics and shape the day's agenda. The event will feature several aviation exhibits, and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with state legislators. Other regional business aviation groups looking for new ways to educate and influence state lawmakers should contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at To register for the Arizona Aviation Legislators Day, visit:

Chicago Group to Hold Meeting This Month
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will hold a luncheon meeting on Friday, January 25 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, IL from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featured speaker NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will address the challenges and opportunities facing the business aviation industry in 2008. Along with networking opportunities, the meeting will include this year's CABAA board election, a preview of events and a review of last year's activities. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, or for payment details and to RSVP, visit the CABAA web site at:

ORBAA Meeting in Columbus Will Focus on Security
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a meeting to address aviation security issues on January 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). Several speakers will give presentations, including NBAA's Doug Carr, who will give a regulatory update and information on NBAA legislative efforts, and the Transportation Security Administration's Jay Jeffrey, who will discuss the MANPAD missile threat to aviation. Other presentations will include Part 91 and 135 security issues; the Columbus police department's terrorism early warning unit; and security concerns for international operators. Attendance is limited to 80 people, and both members and non-members are welcome. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP to ORBAA's Jennifer Wainscott at, or for more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Aviation Personnel International

Several SPDP Courses to Be Offered at 19th Annual S&D Conference
Although this year's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference officially begins on January 29, several NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Courses are being offered prior to the event's kickoff. Beginning January 28, NBAA is offering five SPDP Courses at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Georgia. Courses include: International Scheduling, Weather and Aircraft Performance, Resource Management, Security for Flight Departments and Building a High Performance Flight Department. Register to attend or learn more at:

2008 Advertising Space Available in NBAA Update
Advertising space is now available for NBAA Update, the Association's informative weekly e-mail newsletter. With more than 15,000 readers each week, NBAA Update is an excellent vehicle for marketing campaigns aimed at business aircraft operators. Banner ads also will appear in the NBAA Update archives on the Association's web site, providing thousands of additional views. To reserve ad space, or for more information, contact Melissa Murphy at, or visit:

Deadline Approaching for International Operators Scholarship
Each year, NBAA offers the International Operators Scholarship in conjunction with sponsor ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats to benefit business aviation professionals engaged in international operations. The scholarship provides funds for a professional or educational training program of the recipient's choice, and will be awarded at NBAA's 35th Annual International Operators Conference, to be held in March. Applications must be received on or before January 31. For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at, or to apply, visit:

Fort Lauderdale Will Host Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum
Recent domestic and international actions and proposed initiatives have had a significant impact on the regulation of business aircraft operations. 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 these issues facing the industry, such as employment, security, aviation insurance, air charter brokers and international operations. Attendees also can receive continuing education credits.

City of Phoenix

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

8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008)
May20–22, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Taxes Forum
May 30, 2008, New York, NY

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