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NBAA Update #08-27
Monday, July 07, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Encourages Owner Participation in FAA Survey
Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveys owners of general aviation aircraft in order to develop the General Aviation & Part 135 Activity Survey, which is used by the FAA for planning purposes, and by the industry for statistical data. The PA Consulting Group, an independent research company, is assisting the FAA with this survey. NBAA strongly encourages all aircraft owners who have received the survey to complete and remit the form by the August 15 deadline. For more information, contact the PA Consulting Group's Theresa Tennant at

NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference Most Well Attended Yet
The NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference (FAC) held on June 27 and 28 in Tucson, AZ was the most well attended FAC to date, with 276 Attendees on-site. The Conference focused on concerns facing business aviation professionals, such as safety awareness, security and cultural diversity. NBAA's Steve Brown, vice president, operations, one of several presenters, highlighted the Association's efforts to help cabin crews face the challenges of a changing economy and international travel. Read the full press release for more details, at:

Insider Feature 'Ask the OSG' Provides Tips on Quiet Flight
In the "Ask the OSG" feature of the current issue of Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's official Member publication, the Association's Operations Service Group (OSG) provides information for operators of aircraft classified for Stage 2 noise standards. The article discusses several options for Stage 2 operators to modify their aircraft to meet Stage 3 standards, as would be required by a provision included in the FAA reauthorization bill now pending in Congress. The next edition of Insider will be mailed to Member subscribers at the end of this month. NBAA's OSG is a free Member benefit for businesses needing quick, authoritative information about flying or managing aircraft. NBAA Members can contact the OSG at (202) 783-9250 or To read the online version of Insider, including this article, visit:

Lots of Reasons to Visit NBAA's Oshkosh Tent This Year
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and other Association staff will welcome business aircraft owners and operators at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, from July 28 to August 3 at NBAA's hospitality tent (S-41, on the flight line). Additionally, NBAA's Membership staff will provide information on Membership benefits and a chance to win a trip to one of the Association's events. NBAA's Operations Service Group representatives also will be on hand to answer questions on business aircraft ownership and operations; and the Association's Conventions staff will offer insights and take suggestions for NBAA's new event, the Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference, scheduled for March 12–14, 2009, in San Diego, CA. To review NBAA's ad in the AirVenture program, visit:

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Regional News
MA Grassroots Efforts Pay Off
Massachusetts' grassroots organizations were instrumental in convincing the state's legislature and governor not to include the repeal of the current aircraft parts and labor tax exemption in this year's budget. Led by the Massachusetts Airport Managers Association, several grassroots organizations, including the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association and NBAA, participated in providing data and contacting legislators to maintain the aircraft tax emption. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum Coming to Bedford, MA
The next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on September 10 on Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA. The event is a one-day learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community. It will feature approximately 30 aircraft on static display, 60 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. In addition, FAA Air Traffic Control Traffic Management personnel will be available at the NBAA GA Desk/FAA Booth throughout the day. To register and learn more, visit:

Sun Valley Airport STMP Program in Effect for Arrivals This Week
A special traffic management program (STMP) has been implemented for Sun Valley Hailey/Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) on July 8 and 13 of this week. Slots will be required for all domestic, non-scheduled instrument flight rules (IFR) arrivals between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. local time on both days. Slots can be obtained via the FAA STMP web site. Operators must reconfirm the slots between 12 to 24 hours prior to departure. Complete details on the STMP for Sun Valley can be found in the July 3 release of the Notices to Airmen publication, at:

NBAA's Nichols to Address Business Aircraft Symposium in NY
On July 17, NBAA's Mike Nichols, vice president operations, education & economics, will give the keynote address at a Corporate Aircraft Symposium & Exhibition at the Westin Times Square Hotel in New York, NY. This event, developed by Acralinx Agenda, LLC, will bring together participants from the charter, finance, brokerage and leasing aspects of business aviation. Nichols will provide an update on the current regulatory environment affecting business aviation. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at

NBAA Regional Representatives Support Local Communities
To facilitate communications between NBAA and regional communities, the Association employs several regional representatives as full- time staff members based in localities across the country. NBAA's regional representatives build long-term relationships with NBAA Member Companies and regional business aviation groups, advocating on behalf of business aviation in their local communities. In addition, NBAA's regional representatives promote the creation of new regional business aviation groups wherever needed. For more information, and to learn how to contact an NBAA regional representative, visit:

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Advertise in the NBAA2008 Show Guide
Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies are due July 18, and artwork is due August 1. The Show Guide is distributed to all Attendees and contains pertinent information about exhibits, Information Sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other events at NBAA2008. Show Guide advertisers also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase web advertising on the NBAA2008 official Convention web site. To purchase advertising, contact NBAA's Melissa Murphy at or NBAA's Kirby Konz at For more information, visit:

NBAA's New Light Business Airplane Event Is Coming to San Diego in March
NBAA's Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (NBAA Light), taking place in San Diego, CA from March 12–14, 2009, will be dedicated to operators who use light business airplanes to make their enterprises more successful. The event will feature a host of information sessions focusing on topics of interest to business owners and other operators of light jets, turboprops and piston airplanes. Sessions will feature presentations from industry experts on choosing the right airplane for your business needs, aviation tax planning for owner-operators and small business owners and other issues. A single-pilot Safety Standdown is also planned. For more information, visit:

Computer-Based Exam Makes Becoming a CAM Easier Than Ever
The next Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam offered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format will be held in September at various locations throughout the country. NBAA introduced computer-based testing for the CAM Exam last year to provide greater convenience and flexibility for Members who would like to become CAMs. The next paper-based exam open to applications will be offered October 5, in conjunction with NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. The CAM credential is considered the highest recognition for business aviation professionals. Through certification, individuals demonstrate their commitment to the safety, security and effective management of business aviation. The deadline to apply for the CBT in September is July 17, and the deadline for the paper-based test in October is August 21. To learn more, visit:

NBAA On-Demand Education Offers Safety Resources From CASS
Proceedings presented at the 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), co-hosted by NBAA and Flight Safety Foundation in April, are now available for purchase as streaming video or CD-ROM. The CASS was initiated in 1955 to provide a forum for discussion and review of safety matters that are the focus of the business aviation community. Expert speakers include leaders of industry, operators and users, government officials and university researchers. Available recordings cover topics that focus on runway safety, smoke and fire risk mitigation, implementing a safety management system, airport wildlife hazards, threat and error management and others. For details, visit:

Make Plans to Attend NBAA's Upcoming Annual Events
Dates and locations have been set for NBAA's largest annual events through 2010. Interested members of the business aviation community can make plans now to attend these events. NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will be held from October 6 to 8 in Orlando, FL. The NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be held from January 14 to 16, 2009, in Long Beach, CA; the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009) will be held from February 11 to 12, 2009, in Hong Kong; and NBAA's Inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (NBAA Light) will be held from March 12 to 14, 2009, in San Diego, CA. For a full list of the dates and locations, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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

NBAA Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference
March 12–14, 2009

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