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NBAA Update #08-22
Monday, June 02, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Expresses Concerns Over Aircraft Re-Registration NPRM
Last week, NBAA filed comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would mandate re-registration of all aircraft every three years. While NBAA supports the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) goals to enhance the accuracy of the U.S. aircraft registry, the Association believes that the FAA's proposal would be expensive to administer and problematic for aircraft operators, and that more modest improvements could be implemented. The FAA has concluded that approximately 30 percent of the aircraft registry is no longer eligible for registration. Forcing 239,000 aircraft that already are compliant to re-register every three years would impose a great burden, so NBAA proposed an alternate solution that would achieve the FAA's goals of an accurate registry.

ERAM Implementation Date Postponed Until June 29
The En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) implementation date has been postponed from June 5 until June 29 in order to prevent conflict with the start of a new charting cycle as well as the West Atlantic Route System (WATRS) transition. ERAM is the largest National Airspace System equipment replacement program in FAA history. The FAA web site has been updated with a contingency plan for anyone who is participating in the transition. This detailed plan goes over the steps to be taken in the month prior to the switch in addition to several plans should issues come up during the transition. For further information, contact NBAA's John Kosak at or visit the FAA web site at:

WATRS Plus Redesign and Separation Reduction to Become Effective June 5
The WATRS Plus route structure redesign and separation reduction project will be implemented effective June 5 at 1000z. This redesign will reduce the lateral separation standard for authorized required navigation performance 4 (RNP 4) and RNP 10 aircraft as well as increase the available routes through WATRS airspace. Further details on the WATRS Plus route redesign can be found at:

Injunction Prohibits Santa Monica From Enforcing Aircraft Ban
A federal court injunction continues to prohibit the City of Santa Monica from enforcing its ban on large aircraft operations at its municipal airport (SMO). The city has appealed the judge's injunction order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a process that will take many months, if not longer. The FAA has issued a director's determination in the Part 16 administrative proceeding, reaffirming its earlier finding that the city's proposed ban violates provisions of federal law and grant assurances. The city has until June 16 to indicate that it will comply with the order, request a hearing or appeal the determination to the associate administrator for airports. To review the director's determination, and read a full article on the situation, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
DCA Now Has Additional Gateway Airport in New York
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Long Island Mac Arthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, NY as the newest gateway airport for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The designation allows certain pre-cleared general aviation (GA) operations, including business aircraft and charter flights, to fly directly from ISP to DCA. ExcelAire is the approved fixed base operator for this location. Currently, the TSA allows GA flights that meet criteria of the DCA Access Standard Security Program to land at DCA. Aircraft must arrive from one of 23 gateway airports, including ISP, after flightcrews have been vetted and passengers screened. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at, or visit:

Teterboro Users Asked to Complete RNAV Capability Survey
To help develop future area navigation (RNAV) instrument procedures at Teterboro Airport (TEB), the Teterboro Users Group (TUG) has created a survey to determine the RNAV capability of aircraft utilizing TEB. Operators are asked to complete the survey and return it to TUG. Survey returns can be sent three different ways: via e-mail to; via fax to (201) 393-6901; or by mail to TUG, P.O. Box 422, Saddle River, NJ 07458. For more information on the development of RNAV procedures at TEB or on the survey, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at Download the survey at:

Ohio Regional Forum Will Address Aircraft Resale, Part 135 Ops and Safety
The next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on June 26 in Dayton, OH at Dayton International Airport (DAY). In a featured session, Susan Sheets of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) and a panel of NARA members will speak and answer questions on pre-owned aircraft sales. Additional session topics include on-demand operations under Part 135 and the threat and error management systems approach to safety. The event will feature approximately 30 static aircraft, 60 Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees, and NBAA staff will be available to provide information on Member benefits. To learn more, or to register, visit:

First-Ever Houston Aviation Alliance Safety Day to Be Held June 18
Houston Aviation Alliance (HAA) and NBAA will co-host the first annual Houston Safety Day on June 18. The event is targeted toward business aviation operators throughout the Houston region and will feature local, national and international speakers from various organizations, including the FAA, FlightSafety International, CAE SimuFlite, International Business Aviation Council, Aviation Research Group, Marathon Oil, Million Air and MedAir. Topics will include safety management system development, runway incursion prevention, fatigue and human factors, and best practices for flight and maintenance departments. The all-day event, with no attendance fee, will be held at Enterprise Jet Center at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), beginning with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. RSVP to HAA at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at, or visit:

Upcoming South Florida Meeting in Miami on June 18
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its second meeting of the year at Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker Greg Feith, a former National Transportation Safety Board accident investigator. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at Miami Executive Aviation on OPF, located at 15001 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL. RSVP to SFBAA's Jeff Ramsden at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Georgia Symposium to Be Held in Kennesaw, June 18
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its second symposium of the year at the Flight Works facility in Kennesaw, GA from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The symposium is an opportunity to learn about current best practices in aircraft recordkeeping. Lunch will be provided. Flight Works is located at 500 TownPark Lane, Suite 350, Kennesaw, GA. Attendees should RSVP by June 4 with both their name and company name to For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at or visit:

Baldwin Aviation

Latest Issue of Business Aviation Insider Now Online
The May/June issue of Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's official Member publication, is now available online. In this issue, NBAA interviews Member Luck Stone to find out how the company uses business aviation to mine opportunities. The issue also contains a message from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on the environmental policy debate; tips for minimizing aircraft emissions and flying during thunderstorm season; and announcements about NBAA's new Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference and On-Demand Education offerings, among other features. This issue began mailing at the end of May and Members will receive their issues soon, if they haven't already. Review the issue online now, at:

Podcast Preview Available for Flight Attendants Conference
NBAA will host the 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference in Tucson, AZ on June 27 and 28. With the ever-changing industry environment, business aviation cabin safety professionals must be prepared for many new challenges they cannot always anticipate. In a new NBAA podcast recording, Flight Attendants Committee Chairwoman Judy Reif describes how the 2008 Conference will prepare these individuals for such challenges. She also interviews Captain H.G. "Boomer" Bombardi, a planned Conference speaker, who will discuss the effect of smoke, fire and fumes (SFF) in the cabin and how flight attendants play a crucial part in helping the cockpit crew determine the proper solution to an SFF event. To review the Conference agenda, register to attend or listen to the podcast, visit:

Call for Speakers: Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference
NBAA invites proposals for presentation topics and speakers at the inaugural NBAA Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference that will be held March 12 to 14, 2009, in San Diego, CA. Responses must be received by June 30. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at, or visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 23–24, 2008, Tucson, AZ

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 25–26, 2008, Tucson, AZ

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
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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