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NBAA Update #08-19
Monday, May 12, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Urges Congress to Continue Effort to Pass FAA Reauthorization Bill
Last week, NBAA commended Congress for its work to date to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and modernize the nation's aviation system, and urged the Senate to continue its work for passage of FAA reauthorization, or funding, legislation. The Senate has been considering a reauthorization measure, which includes an additional $290 million each year for continued transformation toward a satellite-based aviation system, also known as "NextGen." However, consideration of the measure was suspended after a procedural vote unrelated to FAA reauthorization and funding. Read the press release, at:

Aircraft in WATRS Plus Asked to Include New Remarks in Flight Plan
Aircraft operating in the West Atlantic Route System (WATRS) Plus control areas that have required navigation performance 4 (RNP4) or RNP10 certifications are asked to include this information in the remarks section of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plan. Users should enter the remarks NAV/RNP4 or NAV/RNP10 in section 18 of the ICAO flight plan in addition to listing the letters R and Z in section 10. The WATRS Plus route structure redesign and separation reduction will commence on June 5. The reduced lateral separation standards will only be applied to aircraft that annotate the correct RNP information in the remarks field and in section 10. More details on the WATRS Plus route redesign can be found at:

FAA Seeking Comments on ETOPS OpSpecs
Part 135 operators that may be impacted by the FAA's extended operations (ETOPS) final rule are encouraged to review a draft of the ETOPS Operations Specifications (OpSpecs) recently posted by the FAA. On January 16, the agency published a final rule that broadened ETOPS to include all multi-engine turbine aircraft operated under Part 135. The ETOPS rule is applicable when these aircraft, at approved one-engine inoperative cruise speed, are more than 180 minutes flying time from an airport meeting the requirements of Part 135. There is a mandatory compliance date of August 13 for those operations, where ETOPS regulations are applicable. Operators that have comments on the draft OpSpecs are encouraged to forward them to NBAA's Operations Service Group at To review the draft, visit:

Dual J80 Route Out of New York and Philadelphia Available May 15
A dual J80 route westbound out of New York and Philadelphia will be available beginning May 15. The objective for the dual J80 route is to provide additional departure capacity for westbound aircraft out of New York City and Philadelphia by alleviating constraints associated with airport departure flows that compete for J80. The dual J80 route virtually parallels the current J80 airway and is built on a series of established area navigation (RNAV) fixes and navigational aids. This new procedure will be implemented as an unpublished route and will be available as a "Q Route" or RNAV route at a later date. The FAA is expected to soon release an advisory circular on the new route. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Snell at

EBACE Next Week to Feature More Exhibitors Than Ever Before
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland next week on May 20 through 22 at Geneva PALEXPO, where a record number of Exhibitors will display the latest products and services available in business aviation today. A total of 1,958 booth spaces have been reserved for the three-day event, marking a 38 percent increase over last year. Other event highlights include the EBACE2008 Opening General Session, moderated by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and European Business Aviation Association CEO Eric Mandemaker, numerous Information Sessions, 58 aircraft on static display and over 11,000 Attendees. To learn more, visit:

May Newsletter for Schedulers and Dispatchers Now Online
Now available online, the May 2008 issue of NBAA Dispatch includes a message from NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee Chair Anne-Marie Smith of Steelcase Aviation, who provides a preview of special 20th anniversary plans in store for the 2009 NBAA S&D Conference in Long Beach, CA. Sponsored by Chevron, the issue also includes guidance for Part 91 operators about the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), instructions on how to obtain copies of this year's S&D Conference videos, professional development testimonials and news about industry professionals and regional groups. The printed issue has mailed to NBAA Member schedulers and dispatchers. View the issue online, at:

ICAO to Hold Aeronautical Information Management Event in June
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will hold a Worldwide Symposium on Enabling the Net-Centric Information Environment from June 2 to 4 in Montreal, Canada. The symposium, which is supported by NBAA, is focused on resolving institutional and legal issues related to the transition from aeronautical information services (AIS) to aeronautical information management (AIM), which, unless addressed in a timely manner, may constrain the progress towards AIM and its implementation in the future air traffic management (ATM) system. The event will feature an exhibition focusing on products and services related to aeronautical information provision. ICAO is seeking the participation of government policymakers and regulators, AIS and other air navigation service providers, private sector aeronautical information/data suppliers and airspace users. To register or learn more, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
NBAA Will Host Regional Forum in Ohio Next Month
The next NBAA Business Aviation Forum will be held on June 26 at the Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH. The Regional Forum is a one-day learning and networking experience for the regional business aviation community and for local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. Sessions at the event will include topics such as best practices for pre-owned aircraft sales, new air taxi business models for very light jets and threat and error management for business aviation. NBAA staff and industry experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing business aviation today, and FAA Air Traffic Control personnel will be available to answer questions on air traffic management procedures and policies in the region. To learn more, or to register, visit:

Join AZBAA Tomorrow for 1st Annual Safety Day
The Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) will host its 1st Annual Safety Day on Tuesday, May 13, when NBAA's Doug Carr, vice president, safety & security, will outline the Association's safety initiatives. The event also will feature Catherine Fish, national accident prevention counselor, who will discuss decision-making and human factors; Richard Komarniski of Grey Owl, who will address maintenance and safety management systems; and Timothy McCulloch of Baird Williams & Greer LLP, who will review safety risks and regulatory issues. In addition, Medaire will sponsor a raffle, where one attendee will win a GPS. The Safety Day is being held at the passenger terminal on Scottsdale Airport (SDL), located at 1500 N. Airport Drive in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Idaho Group to Hold Spring Meeting on May 28
The Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will meet for its spring networking luncheon meeting on May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Western Aircraft Hangar, 4546 Aeronca Street, on Boise Airport (BOI). The quarterly meeting, sponsored by Cessna, will focus on trends in the business aviation industry and the emergence of smaller and very light jets. The cost to attend is $15, which includes a lunch buffet. The new Cessna Mustang also will be on display. Business casual attire is requested. RSVP by May 26 to IBAA's Mike Pape at or Wayne Werner at (208) 343-6889. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at, or visit:

Aviation Personnel International

Don't Miss NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum in NYC, May 30
The NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum will take place in New York, NY on May 30 at the New York Marriott Downtown. The forum provides intermediate-to-advanced information on aviation tax issues critical for ensuring proper planning and compliance. The event will feature a panel discussing business aviation audit issues, and one presentation will address the tax aspects of aviation leasing, such as passive activity losses and aircraft charter management arrangements. Other seminars will cover carriage of political candidates, fuel excise taxes, state and federal tax issues and various non-business uses of general aviation aircraft.

NBAA Recognizes Three New Certified Aviation Managers
NBAA announced last week that three individuals successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination, which was administered by the Association in March 2008. The new Certified Aviation Managers are: Paul Thomas, captain and safety manager, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN; Keith Unzicker, captain, Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL; and Curt Voves, airframe & powerplant mechanic, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA. NBAA congratulates these business aviation professionals on their achievement. The CAM Exam is being administered this month in a computer-based format. For more information, contact NBAA's Jay Evans at, or visit the CAM web site, at:

Greater Washington Aviation Open Raises $140,000 for Charity
On May 5, the 20th Annual Greater Washington Aviation Open (GWAO), the largest aviation charity event in the Washington DC area, raised a record $140,000 for Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a non-profit organization that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on business flights. NBAA again took part in hosting this year's event, where tournament attendees included senior leadership from aerospace manufacturers, airlines and congressional and federal offices. Since it was established in 1989, the GWAO tournament has raised more than $1.25 million for CAN, which has enabled the organization to expand its service to more than 200 patient flights per month. For more information, visit:

Podcasts and Presentations Available from NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
Select podcasts and presentations from last month's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference in Daytona Beach, FL are now available. The annual three-day event features valuable information for single aircraft or large-fleet managers interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills, not only in the areas of technical expertise, but also in the process involved in managing the maintenance function. Next year's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA, from April 14 to 17, 2009. To access podcasts and session materials, visit:

NBAA Flight Attendants Conference to Address Security and International Flights
The theme for the 13th Annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference, taking place from June 27 to 28 in Tucson, AZ, is "Going Global, New Challenges for Today's Flight Attendants." In a featured session, NBAA's Doug Carr will discuss business aviation security issues for international travel and rulemaking within the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration and International Civil Aviation Organization. His presentation will address access portal airports for international travel, passenger security and dealing with the e-APIS filing and other immigration rulings. Additional session topics will include the impact of regulation on business aviation flight attendants, managing fatigue to maintain safe operations and global health issues. To register online or review the agenda, visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
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, 2008, Tucson, AZ

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

12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 4, 2008, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance
October 4, 2008, Orlando, FL

17th Annual NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 4–5, 2008, Orlando, FL

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 4–5, 2008, Orlando, FL

Flight Operations Manual Workshop: Employing the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO)
October 4–5, 2008, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Goal Achievement and Conducting Valuable Performance Reviews
October 5, 2008, Orlando, FL

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam
October 5, 2008, Orlando, FL

61st Annual Meeting & Convention
October 6–8, 2008, Orlando, FL

Maintenance Manual Workshop
October 9, 2008, Orlando, FL

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 9–10, 2008, Orlando, FL

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