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NBAA Update #08-34
Monday, August 25, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Extends Condolences to Friends, Family of Connie Penne
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week extended his sympathies to those affected by the sudden loss of Connie Penne, NBAA's vice president, membership marketing, who recently passed away. "We at NBAA are shocked and saddened over the news of Connie's passing, and our prayers are with her family at this difficult time," Bolen said. A memorial service is scheduled for September 6 at 7:00 p.m. EDT at College Parkway Baptist Church in Arnold, MD, with a reception following. NBAA is in the process of establishing a memorial fund for Ms. Penne. For more information, visit:

NBAA Convention Opening General Session to Feature Industry Leaders
As in years past, the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will feature an Opening General Session (OGS) that includes leaders from industry and government. International Civil Aviation Organization President Roberto Kobeh González, recognized for his life-long contributions to civil aviation in Central America, will give the keynote address on Monday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m. Additionally, the OGS will feature the well-known political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, who will offer their perspectives on the November presidential election, marking the duo's second appearance at an NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. Review the full schedule of events at the official NBAA2008 web site at:

NBAA's Business Aviation Insider Has Tips for Secure International Travel
The "Security Spotlight" feature in the current issue of Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's official Member publication, includes the latest security guidance for Members planning international trips. The article – the latest in a series of articles about general aviation security published by NBAA – discusses security threats, determining the needs for each operator's specific international missions, where to get expertise on security threat avoidance or response and more. To read the full article, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
TFR NOTAMS Will Affect Flights Into Political Convention Cities
Temporary flight restriction (TFR) notices to airmen (NOTAMs) will be in effect for the Democratic National Convention this week from August 25 to 28 in Denver, CO, and the Republican National Convention next week from September 1 to 4 in Minneapolis, MN. Operators requiring access into Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) and St. Paul Downtown Holman Field (STP) during the TFRs will need to obtain a special event Transportation Security Administration (TSA) waiver at least 96 hours in advance and clear a TSA inspection at one of three specified gateway airports. For complete details, visit:

NBAA Disappointed By FAA Action on GA Slot Use at LGA
Following last week's decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reduce the number of hourly slots available for general aviation (GA) at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA), NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the FAA appears to be emphasizing operational limitations at the airport instead of focusing on measures to increase capacity there. "Although general aviation does not contribute to congestion at LaGuardia, we remain disappointed that the FAA seems to be most interested in adopting measures to limit operations for all aviation segments at this and other New York City airports," Bolen said. "This spring, an ad hoc industry group including NBAA provided the FAA with a list of specific capacity-enhancing techniques that could be quickly implemented at LaGuardia. As of today, very few of those techniques are in effect."

Changes to Instrument Arrival Procedures to Be Implemented at LAX
On September 25, four revised Instrument Landing System approaches, as well as one new and two revised standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), will become effective at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA. The enhancements will simplify the selection of approach procedures by eliminating the need for runway transitions on Flight Management System- equipped aircraft. Assuming normal weather patterns, these new procedures will be in use for all aircraft arriving at LAX on or after 6:00 a.m. PDT on September 25.

Letters to Airmen Affecting Multiple PA Airports
The FAA Allentown Tower has issued two letters to airmen (LTAs) regarding practice instrument approaches and movement and non-movement areas affecting multiple Pennsylvania airports. LTA No. 08-1 details services to pilots practicing approaches to the following Pennsylvania airports: Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport (JVU) and Braden Airpark (N43). LTA No. 08-2 designates movement and non-movement areas at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). For more information, view the LTAs on NBAA's web site at:

NBAA Regional Forum Coming to Bedford, MA in Less Than Three Weeks
NBAA will host its next Business Aviation Regional Forum on September 10 at Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA. The forum will focus on regional challenges and opportunities for business aviation, with session topics on long-haul travel, current federal regulations for business aviation and the threat and error management systems approach to safety. The one-day learning and networking event also will feature approximately 30 aircraft on static display, 60 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. To register and learn more, visit:

CABAA Awards Several Scholarships to Aviation Students
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association earlier this month awarded eight $2,500 scholarships to qualified students attending university aviation programs. Recipients of this year's scholarships included: Jesus Juarez, Karlo Rivera, Natalie Kasak, Elizabeth Hoover, Daniel Forgey, Scott Marquardt, Heather Heidinger and James Koschmann. The CABAA Education Foundation this year raised $40,000 toward its aviation scholarship fund. For more information about the CABAA Education Foundation, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at or visit:

Texas S&D Group Luncheon Sept. 16
The Texas Corporate Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers Group (TCAS) will hold its next meeting on September 16 at Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Dallas, TX. The meeting, sponsored by MedAire, West Star and MGAS, will feature guest speakers Billy White of MedAire and Susie Corn of West Star. The luncheon will take place in the upstairs conference room of Business Jet Access at 8611 Lemmon Avenue, beginning at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to TCAS's Ron Manning at For more information, contact TCAS's Patty Hagen at or NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Baldwin Aviation

Results Available for 2008 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey
Results from the 2008 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey are now available to survey participants. The survey provides a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and operational data to help NBAA Member Representatives and their company salary administrators evaluate their flight departments. This year's results are based upon survey responses from 861 aviation departments that provided compensation data for 4,527 employees. Online access to the compiled results of the survey is available at no cost to survey participants. Participants may purchase hard copies of the survey results for $75. NBAA Member Representatives who did not participate in the survey may purchase online access to survey results for $75 and hard copies for $150. Survey results are not available to non-Members. To review results, visit:

Register Now for the 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown
The 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown, sponsored in partnership with NBAA, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, will be held from October 20 to 23 in Kansas City, MO at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center. This year's event will focus on a variety of critical safety topics and feature an exciting lineup of presenters, including John J. Nance, author and aerospace analyst at ABC News; Dr. Mica Endsley from SA Technologies; Air to Air photographer Paul Bowen of Paul Bowen Photography; and Clay Lacy of Clay Lacy Aviation. In addition, flightcrew and CPR training and a one-day maintenance workshop on human factors in aviation safety will be offered. Attendance is limited and NBAA Members are encouraged to register early. Registration will close on September 17. To register and learn more, visit:

NBAA Charities Gala to Feature the Blues Brothers
One of the highlights at NBAA2008 will be the annual NBAA Charities Gala, scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, October 7 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. The event will feature the Fourth Annual Live and Silent Auctions and entertainment by The Blues Brothers, with Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. All proceeds from the evening will benefit NBAA Charities, a charitable fund established to provide support to entities using business aircraft for humanitarian efforts. To donate items to the auctions, contact NBAA's Dina Green at To learn more about the NBAA Charities Gala, or to purchase tickets, visit:

Make Housing and Travel Reservations Online Now for NBAA2008
NBAA2008 hotel rates have been negotiated by NBAA to give Attendees the lowest rates at official show hotels; no pre-payment for hotel reservations; immediate confirmations; the option to update or cancel hotel reservations online without fees or penalties; and descriptions, photos and maps to aid in choosing hotels. To make housing and travel reservations online, visit the NBAA2008 housing web site at:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Labor Day
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.


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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