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NBAA Update #08-35
Monday, September 01, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Site Has the Latest on Hurricane Gustav Airport Closures and Special Procedures
NBAA has resources to help Members stay informed about airports, weather and other operational information related to Hurricane Gustav. Get reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other information at NBAA's Hurricane Preparedness site.

NBAA Working With FAA to Coordinate Flights Into Gustav-Impacted Airports
The NBAA GA Desk in the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center is assisting the FAA and business flight departments in post-Hurricane Gustav recovery efforts. Many NBAA Member flight departments will play a vital part in damage assessment and infrastructure recovery once it is safe to operate in the Gulf Coast area post-landfall. Operators that have a critical need to fly into a restricted area should comply with the instructions in FDC NOTAM 8/5893. Also contact NBAA's GA Desk for further assistance.

Stay Current on Airspace Changes With NBAA Airspace Alerts
As Hurricane Gustav pushes through Louisiana and Texas, airspace access and restrictions will change rapidly. NBAA's GA Desk at the FAA Command Center will post up-to-the-minute changes as they are issued by the FAA. To ensure you receive the latest information, subscribe to NBAA's Airspace Alerts Airmail at:

NBAA Challenges Sensationalist Bloomberg News Story on Charter
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week called into question a one-sided story from Bloomberg News that overlooked the emphasis by government and industry on charter broker oversight in an attempt to paint the whole charter industry as unsafe. In a letter sent to newspapers that published Bloomberg's article, Bolen said: "NBAA supports the government's role in ensuring charter safety, and NBAA leads an initiative with the Department of Transportation to increase oversight of charter brokers without destroying the value reputable companies offer customers." Review Bolen's full letter at:

NBAA2008 Now Only a Month Away
The NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) – the world's largest purely civil aviation trade show – is only one month away. NBAA2008 will take place from Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). Over one million square feet of exhibit space at the OCCC will accommodate indoor exhibits and over 100 Information and Maintenance & Operations Sessions. The highly anticipated three-day event will include the NBAA Playground Build, the Annual Chairman's Charity Classic, the NBAA Charities Gala and an Opening General Session featuring International Civil Aviation Organization President Roberto Kobeh González and famed political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin. Register now or learn more at:

TSA Releases Voluntary Security Enhancements for FBOs and Aircraft Operators
As part of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) ongoing efforts regarding general aviation security, the agency has released two new documents designed to provide specific security considerations for aircraft operators and fixed base operators (FBOs). The guidance documents do not constitute regulatory requirements but should be used as a benchmark against current security practices. Developed in cooperation with NBAA and other industry stakeholders, these measures incorporate existing best security practices across a wide range of operations and business models to allow for the greatest amount of adoption as possible. NBAA will soon follow up with a survey of Member Companies to gather feedback on these security guidelines. To read the documents, visit:

FAA Issues Notice Addressing Read Back of Altitude Clearances
Over the past several months, misunderstood altitude clearances have contributed to multiple losses of aircraft separation. As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a notice that provides new procedures for the acknowledgement and read back of altitude clearances. It is imperative that flightcrews acknowledge all altitude clearances. For more information, view the notice at:

FAA Publishes Holdover Time Tables for Winter 2008–2009
The FAA has released its annual update for aircraft operators required to have an FAA-approved deicing program. This deicing program update applies primarily to Part 121, 125 and 135 operators, and provides FAA inspectors and aircraft operators information on holdover times, a listing of qualified deicing/anti-icing fluids and recommendations on various other ground deicing/anti-icing issues. While this update does not apply to operations conducted under Federal Aviation Regulation Part 91, NBAA recommends that Members review the notice for information and issues related to their operation. To download the update, visit:

NBAA's September Newsletter for Schedulers & Dispatchers Now Online
Now available online, the September 2008 issue of NBAA Dispatch includes a message from NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee Chair Anne-Marie Smith of Steelcase Aviation, who reflects on the past and future of the profession. Sponsored by Air BP, the issue also includes an update on plans underway for the 20th Anniversary S&D Conference, how schedulers and dispatchers can get involved with NBAA Charities and news about industry professionals and regional groups. The printed issue has mailed to NBAA Member schedulers and dispatchers. View the issue online, at:

NBAA Will Be On-Site at AOPA Expo 2008
NBAA will welcome business aircraft owners and operators at this year's Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Expo from November 6 to 8 in San Jose, CA. The event will include presentations and exhibits on the latest in general aviation technology, educational seminars and networking opportunities. NBAA's Membership staff will be on-site at booth 1601 to provide information about how NBAA helps make businesses more successful in their aircraft operations, and on the benefits of Membership. NBAA Conventions staff will take suggestions for NBAA's new event, the Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference, scheduled for March 12 to 14, 2009 in San Diego, CA. For more information about the AOPA Expo 2008, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
San Antonio International Runway Closure Begins Today
As of today, Runway 03/21 at San Antonio International (SAT) is closed and scheduled to reopen on October 10. This closure is due to construction on adjacent Taxiway G. Reduced arrival and departure rates are expected, which could lead to traffic management initiatives such as increased mile in trail and ground delay programs. SAT Tower has advised that scheduled air carriers will be utilizing Runway 12R/30L, and business aviation use of Runway 12L/30R will assist in minimizing delays. Questions can be directed to NBAA's Dean Snell at

Because of Construction, Permission Now Required for GA at SEA
Prior permission is now required for general aviation (GA) operators flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) due to ongoing construction. Taxiway T is no longer available for parking, and GA parking only will be available west and south of the non-movement area marking adjacent the GA ramp. Once the GA ramp is full, a notice to airmen will be released announcing the airport is closed to GA aircraft. To secure permission before flying to SEA, contact ASIG Aviation Services at (206) 433-5481. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Florida Airspace Redesign to Be Implemented
On September 25, as part of the Florida West Coast Airspace Redesign Project, eight new area navigation arrival and departure procedures will be published, with implementation beginning on September 30. Airports and their new procedures include Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) JINGL ONE STAR; Miami International Airport (MIA) SSCOT ONE STAR; Palm Beach International (PBI) WLACE ONE STAR; Southwest Florida International (RSW) CSHEL ONE SID, SHFTY ONE STAR and TYNEE ONE STAR; Boca Raton (BCT) PRRIE ONE STAR; and Naples Municipal (APF) and Marco Island (MKY) PIKKR TWO STAR and SHFTY ONE STAR. Numerous other arrival and departure procedures for these airports are being modified or deleted as well. For more information, visit the NBAA web site at:

Bedford to Host NESD Quarterly Meeting, Sept. 9
The Northeast Schedulers and Dispatchers (NESD) will hold its quarterly meeting on September 9 at Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA. The event will take place at Signature Flight Support, 180 Hanscom Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Darlene Radloff, chief of security training and education at ASI Group, a global risk management services company. Attendees are asked to RSVP as soon as possible to NESD's For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Schedulers & Dispatchers Group Will Meet in Trenton Next Month
The Tri-State Area Dispatchers and Schedulers (TADS) will conduct its quarterly meeting on September 16 at Metro Restaurant, located at 172 Scotch Road in Trenton, NJ. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., when Ed Mackey, a medical instructor from MedAire, will speak to the group about travel health concerns. There also will be an update on the upcoming NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Long Beach, CA. Space is limited and those wishing to attend are advised to RSVP as soon as possible to TADS's Sharon Martin at or TADS's Kim Lamond at

SFBAA Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 17 at PBI
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its third quarter general membership meeting at the Galaxy Aviation FBO at 3800 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL on Wednesday, September 17. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and refreshments will be provided by Silver Lining Catering. Guest speaker Len Knight, a Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) tower and area controller, will discuss current local airspace philosophy and procedures, with a Q&A session following the presentation. RSVP to SFBAA's Jeff Ramsden at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

PNBAA September Meeting Has Moved From Sept. 18 to Sept. 19
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) has re-scheduled its next meeting, previously set for September 18, to September 19 at the Museum of Flight at King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA. There will be a featured presentation on "Glacier Girl," a P-38 lost under an ice cap in Greenland during World War II. Bob Cardin, former project manager for the recovery and restoration of the aircraft, will provide a detailed insight into the five-year effort and relate the story of the historic mission of the P-38's "Lost Squadron." For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit the PNBAA web site at:

Baldwin Aviation

Volunteer for NBAA Playground Build in Orlando
NBAA, BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit group, will join with Orlando residents and NBAA Member Companies to build a new aviation-themed playground in conjunction with the Association's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. The playground will be built in one day, and nearly 300 volunteers will be needed to make NBAA Build 2008 a success. Serving as project chair will be Gary Boekenkamp, vice president, strategy and business development, BBA Aviation. Participants will help make the community brighter for neighborhood children by giving them a safe place to play. To become a volunteer, or for more information, visit:

Register Online Now for NBAA 12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
The NBAA 12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the ChampionsGate Golf Resort in ChampionsGate, FL. NBAA Chairman of the Board Jeffrey W. Lee will preside over this year's tournament, which will be held in conjunction with NBAA2008. All proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities. Nearly $400,000 has been raised for various aviation-related charities since the Charity Classic's founding in 1997. The player fee for this year's tournament is $295, and foursomes can be purchased for $1,180. In addition, several sponsorship opportunities are available. To become a sponsor or learn more, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at Register online at:

2009 S&D Scholarship Applications Now Available
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee is now accepting applications for the 2009 S&D Scholarship and 2009 S&D Training Awards. Applications must be received by October 17. Applicants may now e-mail applications to NBAA at However, applications cannot be e-mailed without a scanned signature. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the NBAA 20th Annual S&D Conference, to be held from January 14 to 16, 2009 in Long Beach, CA. To download scholarship applications or for more information, visit:

2009 Regional Forum Schedule Announced
The NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum schedule for 2009 has been announced. The locations and dates for next year include: Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Dallas, TX on April 9; Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN on June 25; and Henderson Executive Airport (HND) in Las Vegas, NV on September 17. NBAA Regional Forums bring business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for one-day events at premier airports and fixed base operators in the U.S. and abroad, and are designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities, including providing information to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. For more information about NBAA Regional Forums, visit:

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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