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NBAA Update #08-03
Monday, January 21, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
TSA Launches Secure Fixed Base Operator Program
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently launched the secure fixed base operator program at Signature Flight Support locations in Anchorage, AK and Shannon, Ireland. This voluntary proof-of-concept program allows fixed base operators (FBOs) to check passenger and crew identification against official flight manifests for general aviation (GA) aircraft inbound to the United States. The TSA also will check identification against electronic advance passenger information system (eAPIS) filings for operators (i.e. Part 135) required to utilize this system. The FBO will only transmit the results of this check and not include any passenger biographical information. Operators electing to participate in the program at Shannon still will be required to complete customs clearance procedures upon arrival in the U.S. The program is being conducted to determine if advanced screening of GA aircraft inbound to the U.S. would provide additional security, while maintaining operational flexibility.

NOTAM Realignment Goes Into Effect Next Week
On January 28, the first phase of the FAA's Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Order 7930.2 will proceed. Once the NOTAM realignment takes effect, civil local NOTAMs will be classified as D NOTAMs, and will be stored, numbered and distributed throughout the U.S. NOTAM system. These NOTAMs will be input with keywords at the beginning of each to aid in parsing and classifying the data. For more information, including examples of keywords and NOTAMs, visit:

State of the Union to Impact GA Operations in Washington ADIZ
The Federal Aviation Administration has released Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAM 8/0828, placing major restrictions on regional GA operations during the State of the Union Address on January 28. Restrictions include: prohibition of operations within the Washington, DC air defense identification zone (ADIZ) from 2000L (29/0100z) to 2300L (29/0400z), except aircraft on an active instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan arriving and/or departing from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); prohibition of operations within the Washington, DC flight restricted zone (FRZ) from 2000L (29/0100z) to 2300L (29/0400z). Access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) will not be permitted between the hours of 2000L (29/0100z) and 2300L (29/0400z); flight waivers to operate within the FRZ are suspended, with the exception of those beginning with ELO, GOV and SPO; provisions of FDC NOTAM 7/0211 (Maryland 3 airports) are temporarily suspended for the duration of the NOTAM. For more information, contact NBAA's GA desk at

Exhibit Floor Sells Out for 19th Annual S&D Conference
NBAA's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference – business aviation's premier event specifically catering to schedulers and dispatchers – has sold out of exhibit space with 390 booths, making this year's event another record breaker. The four-day Conference, which will be held from January 29 to February 1 in Savannah, GA, will focus on operations in the National Airspace System, cross-border trends, security best practices and the latest management and customer service techniques. The event also will feature keynote speaker Tom Whittaker, author of Higher Purpose and the first disabled person to summit Mt. Everest. Learn more or register at:

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Regional News
Revised Guidance Issued for RNAV SIDs at Salt Lake City International
On January 17, six area navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departures (SIDs) were 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. Changed from last week's information reported in NBAA Update, upon initial contact with departure control, the pilot should only state the altitude leaving and the assigned SID. Example: "(Call sign) leaving 5,200, LEETZ One Departure." This phraseology will communicate intent to comply with the altitude/speed restrictions of the departure procedure being flown. On initial call-up, do not restate the initial level-off altitude; do not restate the "top" altitude on the SID. Pilots are expected to comply with all SID speed and altitude constraints unless those are explicitly modified by air traffic control. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at
NBAA's Lisa Piccione to Present at Nebraska Aviation Symposium
The 16th Annual Nebraska Aviation Symposium will be held from January 23 to 26 in Kearney, NE at the Holiday Inn on 110 Second Avenue. On Thursday, January 24, NBAA's Lisa Piccione, senior vice president, government affairs, will give a presentation on the national legislative issues facing business and general aviation. The Holiday Inn is located just north of I-80 at exit 272. For more information, contact Tom Trumble at or NBAA's John Balsiger at

NBAA's Bolen Is Featured Speaker at CABAA Meeting This Friday
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will hold a luncheon meeting this Friday, January 25 at Drury Lane Theater 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 upcoming events and a review of last year's activities. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, or visit the CABAA web site for payment details and to RSVP, at:

Speakers Will Discuss Security at Ohio Group Meeting
This week, the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will address aviation security issues during a meeting on Wednesday, January 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). NBAA's Doug Carr, vice president, safety & regulation, will provide a regulatory update and information on NBAA's legislative efforts. The TSA's Jay Jeffrey 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 open to both members and non-members. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. To RSVP, contact ORBAA's Jennifer Wainscott at, or for more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

AZBAA to Host 7th Annual Scholarship Benefit in Scottsdale
Members of Arizona's business aviation community will convene in Scottsdale, AZ on March 28 and 29 for the 7th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Dinner. Event proceeds will fund scholarships for worthy students pursuing careers in business aviation enrolled at an Arizona college or university. Since its inception in 2002, the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) has awarded over 40 scholarships worth over $50,000 collectively. Future career interests of recipients have included business aviation operations, fixed base operator management, aviation law, airframe & powerplant mechanics and aviation safety. A limited number of select sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact AZBAA's Debbi Laux at (480) 333-3725 or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at, or visit the AZBAA web site at:

Boeing Field Asks Local Aviation Community for Book Contributions
This summer, Seattle's Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Plans are underway to honor the airport with a commemorative book created by the BFI Community Relations and Aviation Education Department, and staff members are asking the local aviation community to share written memories and photographs for inclusion in the book, "Memories of Boeing Field," which will celebrate the field's rich history. Boeing field was established in 1928 and has since grown to be named one of the "100 Most Needed Airports" in the U.S. by the National Air Transportation Association. Those who wish to contribute can send memories and photographs to BFI's, or for more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey

Aviation Personnel International

NBAA2008 Web Site Is Now Online
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will take place this year on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), which now has Customs available right on the field. Over 33,000 Attendees and more than 1,200 Exhibitors are expected at the Convention, ranked among the top 10 trade shows in the U.S. by Tradeshow Week 200 magazine. The event also will feature a Static Display of Aircraft at ORL and over 100 Information and Maintenance & Operations Sessions. Visit the NBAA2008 web site for more information about exhibiting, advertising and sponsorship opportunities and travel details, at:

Online Registration Now Available for Leadership Conference
NBAA's Corporate Aviation Management Committee will host the 2008 Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX on February 27 and 28. The event will bring together industry peers for an interactive program offering insights on effective leadership and management. Featured keynote speaker Stephen M.R. Covey will give the presentation "Leadership at the Speed of Trust," providing trust-building tools for organizations. The Conference also will feature sessions on important issues such as business ethics, diversity and aviation department safety. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or register online at:

Several Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Available in 2008
NBAA is offering a variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities in 2008 designed specifically to reach the business aviation community. Sponsorship opportunities include the Association's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008), 8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Business Aviation Regional Forums and a number of NBAA Seminars. Advertising opportunities are available in several NBAA publications, including Business Aviation Insider – the Association's official Member publication; NBAA Update; NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel; and event publications such as the NBAA2008 Show Guide. To learn more and view rates, visit:

NBAA Flying Safety Award Applications Due Mar. 1
Applications for the NBAA Flying Safety Award are due on March 1. The awards are given annually as a testament to the high degree of professionalism inherent in business aircraft operations and as a tribute to the skill and ability of a company's management, maintenance, pilot and support personnel teams. They have brought worldwide attention to business aviation's safety record and have been endorsed and approved by the National Safety Council. Award applications must be submitted to NBAA by mail or faxed to (202) 331-8364. A printed copy of the rules and regulations with application forms has been mailed to all Member operators, and PDF versions are available online. To learn more about award categories and download an application, visit:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

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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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