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NBAA Update #08-12
Monday, March 24, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
P-RNAV Implementation in London Terminal Control Area Planned
In March 2009, the United Kingdom National Air Traffic Services (NATS) plans to introduce precision area navigation (P-RNAV) procedures in the London terminal maneuvering area, known as Terminal Control North. This will affect operations at Heathrow (LHR), Luton (LTN), Stansted (STN), London City (LCY) and Northolt (NHT) airports. To better manage traffic, P-RNAV standard terminal arrival (STAR) and standard instrument departure (SID) procedures will be utilized in this area. To make use of these procedures, operators must receive P-RNAV approval from their state of aircraft registration. Once P-RNAV procedures are implemented, operators that do not hold the required approvals may face delays and can expect longer routings. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 90-96A, available on the NBAA web site, provides information on P-RNAV operations and approvals. For additional information, visit:

NBAA Regional Forum Comes to San Antonio This Week
At this week's NBAA Regional Forum in San Antonio, TX, Mark Hazard of Universal Weather and Aviation will highlight the basic elements of a security or emergency response plan and provide helpful information to assess the safety level of a particular location. Another presentation, which will be given by Dr. Quay Snyder of Virtual Flight Surgeons, will address the disease model of alcoholism and business aviation alcohol prevention programs. At the last educational session of the Forum, Greg Winton will update the industry on the FAA's focus on operational control of business aircraft. The one-day event will be held this Thursday, March 27. To view the full agenda and register, visit:

Safety Management System Implementation Video Now Available Online
In support of NBAA's On-Demand Education initiatives, a safety management system (SMS) implementation video is now available to the industry at no charge. The streaming video was produced in cooperation between NBAA, The Home Depot, Inc., AIG Aviation and Marsh. The main objectives include the planning of an SMS; common pitfalls to avoid; the formation of a safety committee; completion of a workplace hazard assessment; use of incident reporting practices, as well as hazard tracking and analysis; and the commitment to a continuous improvement program. Watch these videos and access more on-demand courses at:

Aviation Community Marks Passing of Medallion Foundation Executive Director
NBAA regretfully reports that Jerry Dennis, executive director of the Medallion Foundation, Inc., passed away on March 9 in California. He was 65 years old. Dennis served as executive director of the Medallion Foundation from its start in 2001, until retiring in February 2008 to pursue other interests. The foundation is an Alaskan non-profit safety organization funded by grants from the FAA that works to reduce aviation accidents, commercial aviation insurance rates and influence the aviation safety culture throughout the state of Alaska. Throughout his career in aviation, Dennis fought for safety. He was an inspiration to the industry and will be truly missed. Condolences can be sent to the family c/o Nicky Barnes at P.O. Box 51810, Sparks, NV 89435, or via e-mail at

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
NBAA's Bolen to Be Featured Presenter at Regional Safety Standdown
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will hold a Safety Standdown at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, VA on Tuesday, April 8. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be a featured presenter, along with business aviation veteran Bob Agostino; Greg Feith, former NTSB senior air safety investigator; and Paul Schuda, associate managing director, NTSB. The event will address such timely issues as fatigue management, in-flight cabin safety, safety standdown fundamentals and a briefing on TWA Flight 800, which will include a viewing of the reconstructed aircraft not open to the public. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit:

GSLBAA Will Hold Meeting This Friday, Mar. 28
The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting this Friday, March 28, at Syberg's on Dorsett and I-270, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will feature a discussion by Andy Biller of Duncan Aviation on improving flightcrew situational awareness and new LCD cockpit display technologies. There is a charge of $15 for members and $20 for guests to assist GSLBAA with expenses for non-sponsored luncheons. RSVP by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 26 to GSLBAA's Bev at 314-845-3102. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Georgia Group to Host Electronic Flight Bag Symposium
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its first symposium of the year on April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Transportation Facility (formerly the BellSouth Hangar) on Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY) in Atlanta, GA. Learn about the history and evolution of electronic flight bags (EFBs), hardware and software and the future of EFBs and integrated flight decks. An operator panel also will discuss the deployment of EFBs, planning considerations and lessons learned. This is a free event with lunch provided. RSVP with attendee names and company information to For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit:

Baldwin Aviation

Last Chance to Apply for the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship
The application deadline for the NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship is next Monday, March 31. NBAA offers aspiring and current flight attendants and flight technicians the opportunity to receive scholarships in conjunction with several sponsors. These scholarships support the mission of the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee to promote education and training opportunities for business aviation flight attendants and technicians. Download the application, or learn more, at:

Maintenance Management Conference to Feature AET Certification Exam
During this year's Maintenance Management Conference, several NBAA Maintenance Committee members have volunteered to take the National Center for Aircraft Technician Training's aircraft electronics technician (AET) certification exam. The Conference will take place from April 15 through 17 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The certification exam will be administered Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., immediately following the Conference. To learn more about the exam, or to access an AET study guide and a self-assessment tool that covers all of the exam subjects, visit:

NBAA and FSF Will Co-Host 53rd Annual Safety Seminar
NBAA and Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) will co-host the upcoming 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar from April 29 to May 1 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL. More than three hundred business operators and users meet with leaders of industry, government officials and university researchers to review current business aviation safety issues at the annual event, which has been co-presented by NBAA and FSF since 1998. To register, or for more information, visit:

NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum to Cover State and Federal Issues
The NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum, which will be held at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York, NY on May 30, will cover both state and federal aviation tax issues, critical for ensuring proper planning and compliance. In the first seminar, legal and industry experts will discuss federal aviation regulations that pertain to ownership, leasing, charter and the use of management companies. Other sessions will cover current events in bonus depreciation and excise taxes, state aviation taxes and tax issues associated with providing flights for political candidates and non-business use of aircraft.

Save the Date: 13th Annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference
The theme for this year's NBAA Flight Attendants Conference is "Going Global, New Challenges for Today's Flight Attendants." The annual event, which will be held from June 27 to 28 in Tucson, AZ, will feature presentations on international topics, including the international standard for business aircraft operations, cultural differences and safety and security in the international environment. The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee hosts the two-day Conference each year to provide educational sessions and networking opportunities for flight attendants and technicians. Last year, a record number of people were in attendance, with more than 250 total participants. The full agenda and online registration soon will become available on the NBAA web site, at:


Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 27, 2008, San Antonio, TX

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

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
April 9, 2008, Raleigh, NC

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

PDP Course: Managing the Aviation Safety Program
April 18, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

PDP Course: Technical Operations: Policies and Procedures Manual Development
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

2nd Annual Safety Standdown Europe
May 19, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008)
May 20–22, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 26, 2008, Dayton, OH

13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 27–28, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2008, Bedford, MA

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