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NBAA Update #08-37
Monday, September 15, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
In Hurricane Ike's Aftermath, NBAA in Touch With Local, Federal Officials
As Hurricane Ike made landfall last weekend, NBAA's web site kept Members advised about airports, weather and other operational information. In its aftermath, the Association has remained in touch with government officials and relief agencies evaluating the damage. The lingering effects from the hurricane may be felt for weeks to come; for example, damage to pipelines and refineries may limit the ability to resupply airports with Jet-A fuel (airports that receive fuel supplies from the Gulf are reporting on-hand inventories, with some airports along the East Coast reporting only four days of fuel on-site). NBAA encourages operators to check with their fixed base operators about current fuel supplies, and the Association will keep Members apprised about other information that could impact their operations. For the latest report from the National Weather Service, visit:

Federal Officials Continue Examining GA Security
In the years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the business aviation community has adopted a host of measures to ensure that general aviation (GA) aircraft, and people who rely on them, are protected. Nevertheless, as NBAA has previously reported, Washington policymakers continue to examine whether further policies for the industry are needed. Just last week, a congressional overview of security policies stated: "'major vulnerabilities still exist in general aviation.'" Responding to the report, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, "Security remains a top priority for our industry. Unfortunately, this report didn't mention the many effective steps we've taken to strengthen security in the years since 9/11. Nevertheless, we will continue working on proposals for enhancing GA security that also recognize the need for mobility and flexibility, which are so critical to business aviation."

New International NOTAM to Become Effective on Oct. 6
Effective October 6, Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 6/7435, which covers U.S. entry and overflight requirements, will be canceled and replaced by a new international NOTAM. Once the new NOTAM takes effect, U.S.-registered aircraft over 100,309 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight must obtain a Transportation Security Administration waiver when operating to or from or overflying U.S. territorial airspace. Aircraft over 100,309 pounds will no longer be allowed to operate between the U.S. and the portal countries of Japan, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales or the Bahamas without a waiver. Operators of U.S.-registered aircraft that are 100,309 pounds or less may still operate to or from or overfly the territorial airspace of the U.S. without a waiver as long as conditions specified in the NOTAM are met. F

NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption Extended by FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved NBAA's request to extend Exemption 7897, more commonly known as NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption, which relates to aircraft maintenance and inspection programs. The current Exemption Extension, 7897B, will expire on September 30, at which point Exemption 7897C will become valid for the next two-year period, expiring on September 30, 2010. NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption holds NBAA Members operating small aircraft exempt from 14 CFR 91.409(e) and 91.501(a), permitting NBAA Members to operate small civil airplanes and helicopters of U.S. registry in accordance with rules 14 CFR 91.503 through 91.535, and to select an inspection program as described in 14 CFR 91.409(f). This exemption is subject to conditions and limitations. NBAA Members may download Exemption 7897 at:

FAA Identifies Contributing Factors in Wrong Runway Takeoffs
The FAA has issued an information for operators (InFO) notice to highlight safety practices intended to reduce wrong runway takeoffs. After analyzing data on wrong runway takeoffs occurring over the past twenty-five years, FAA analysts and industry experts have determined a pattern of contributing factors evident in such incidents. Operators are encouraged to review the determined contributing factors and address them in both ground training and flight training using simulators. View the InFO notice at:

NBAA2008 Online Convention News Bureau to Feature Multimedia Coverage
As in years past, NBAA's News Bureau will provide on-site, online multimedia coverage of key events during the 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008), which will be held next month from Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 in Orlando, FL. The Association's News Bureau will feature stories and multimedia – including photos, podcasts and PowerPoint presentations – reporting on the highlights of the world's largest purely civil aviation trade show. The News Bureau will transform the NBAA2008 web site into a virtual portal for key events and happenings at NBAA2008, helping to keep Attendees as well as those unable to attend up-to-date with the latest information. Watch the Convention as it unfolds by visiting the Online News Bureau during NBAA2008, at:

NBAA Will Offer New On-Demand Resources Following NBAA2008
NBAA is pleased to announce that on-demand educational resources will be available to those wishing to participate in NBAA2008 but unable to attend in person. Among the offerings will be selections from the NBAA Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and featured Information Sessions available by CD-ROM or streaming online video. Current resources on-demand include the 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and several safety resources. Learn more at:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
NBAA Welcomes Customs Services to Valley International Airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced last week that agents are now available to conduct aircraft inspections at Valley International Airport (HRL) in Harlingen, TX. "The CBP's decision is good news for general aviation, because it increases the number of airports where people with cross-border business activity can get access to the customs services that are required by law," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president, safety, security & regulation. For a fee, CBP agents will perform the required inspections for Part 91 and 135 aircraft returning to or arriving in the U.S. from across the southern border. The CBP requires that operators provide at least one hour's notice prior to crossing the U.S. border. The CBP Guide for Private Flyers will be updated to reflect this change. To review the announcement, visit:

NBAA's Piccione to Keynote at CA Airports Conference
Lisa Piccione, NBAA's senior vice president, government affairs, will present the keynote address at this year's Association of California Airports (ACA) Conference, which will be held from Thursday, September 18 to Friday, September 19 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Representatives from California's public and private airports, officials from the California Division of Aeronautics, the FAA Western-Pacific Region Airports Division and industry partners will come together to promote and develop the state's air transportation system. This year's ACA will focus primarily on California's new best practices handbook and the state's Capital Improvements Program. The conference will be held at The Inn by the Lake in South Lake Tahoe, CA. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at or visit:

ORBAA Meeting at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport This Wednesday
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a meeting this Wednesday, September 17, at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (MGY). An overview and discussion of the Ohio Aerospace Initiative for Ohio colleges and universities will be led by representatives from Limited Brands, NetJets and Nationwide. Also, Glenn McConnell of NetJets will discuss the Accelerated Ab-Initio Pilot Training Program. Attendees will also be able to tour the Wright B Flyer. The meeting will be held at the Commander Aero Hangar, 10570 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and networking. RSVPs should list the name of each person attending and be submitted to Lori Williams of AircraftLogs at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at or visit:

Airport Officials and Business Aviation Operators to Meet This Week in Oakland
Officials from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and business aviation operators will meet this Wednesday, September 17 to discuss noise-related issues. The agenda will include a review the Preferential Noise Policy established in 1976, noise impacts from operations, monitoring and enforcement methods and FAA procedures for Runway 27/09 departures and arrivals. The Oakland Community Forum will recognize recipients of the OAK Noise Abatement Award. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Business Jet Center located at 9351 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA. For more information, contact Larry Garlindo at (510) 563-2881.

Idaho Governor to Speak at IBAA's Sept. 18 Meeting
The Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will hold its fall networking meeting this Thursday, September 18 at Boise Airport (BOI), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This week's event, sponsored by the Idaho-based Quest Aircraft Company, will feature guest speaker Idaho Governor Butch Otter and a static display of the company's recently certified KODIAK aircraft, a 10-place single-engine turboprop utility airplane. The event will be held at Western Aircraft Hangar 4, 4546 Aeronca Street, in Boise, ID. The cost to attend is $15 at the door and dress is business casual. RSVP as soon as possible to IBAA's Bob Martin at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

FAA to Hold Meetings on Proposed Modifications to Chicago Class B Airspace
NBAA encourages Member attendance at three public meetings hosted by the FAA on September 23, 24 and 25. The meetings may present an opportunity to discuss differences between the FAA proposal and the plan proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee of user groups, which include airlines as well as general aviation, relating to proposed new restrictions to Class B airspace over Chicago resulting from the construction of new parallel runways at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The September 23 and 25 meetings will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), at Signature Flight Center, 1061 S. Wolf Road. The September 24 meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on DuPage Airport (DPA), at DuPage Flight Center, 2700 International Drive. For more details, and to view the FAA's proposal and the Ad Hoc Committee's report, visit:

Pennsylvania Aviation Advocacy Day, Sept. 24
The Aviation Council of Pennsylvania (ACP) will hold its annual Aviation Advocacy Day on September 24 at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. At the event, ACP and NBAA Members are invited to meet with their legislators to discuss increases to the Transportation Assistance Program and the elimination of a sales tax on parts, maintenance and repairs. The day will begin with a participant briefing from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Participants should make appointments to meet with their legislators between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The fee to attend is $35. For more information, contact ACP's Bob Rockmaker at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

AEC to Hold Second Aerospace Career Fair at Republic Airport
In cooperation with the Long Island business Aviation Association (LIBAA), the Aerospace Education Corporation (AEC) will hold its second Aerospace Career Fair at Republic Airport (FRG) on September 25 and 26. AEC and LIBAA expect to welcome 2,000 attendees, including students from local middle and high schools and community members. The Aerospace Career Fair, which is supported by NBAA, educates students and teachers about the career paths available in the aerospace industry. Students are able to view aircraft and speak with industry professionals about careers in flight, airport management, aircraft maintenance, manufacturing and engineering. The U.S. Air Force and the FAA will be featured exhibitors. The AEC is still seeking additional aircraft and exhibitors for the event. For more information, contact the AEC at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

CABAA Meeting to Feature Mentoring Luncheon
The next Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) meeting, to be held on September 26, will feature a mentoring luncheon for students of Lewis University. Students will be given the opportunity to have lunch at a table hosted by an aviation professional working in their chosen area of expertise, such as: flight, maintenance, airport management, air traffic control, cabin service or sales and marketing. All attendees are asked to register by September 19 on CABAA's web site, where aviation professionals also can sign up to host a table and students can specify their mentoring interest. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, or visit the CABAA web site at:

St. Louis Group will Meet to Discuss TRACON, Sept. 26
The Greater St. Louis Business Aircraft Association (GSLBAA) will hold a meeting on September 26 at the St. Louis Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Center, where the FAA's Gregg Barrett, director of operations, air traffic control, will be providing a guided tour. The tour will be limited to approximately the first 30 attendees who register. The St. Louis TRACON is located at 22 Research Park Court in St. Charles, MO. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and box lunches will be served. The fee to attend is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To register, contact GSLBAA's Bev Lehenbauer at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, or visit the GSLBAA web site at:

Baldwin Aviation

NBAA Announces Eight Staff Promotions
NBAA today announced the promotion of eight Washington, DC-office staff members: Maureen Cameron has been promoted to Director of Marketing, Conventions, Seminars and Forums; Dina Green, to Director, Registration and Seminar Exhibits; Joe Hart, to Senior Manager of Regional Forums Static Displays; Dan Hubbard, to Senior Vice President, Communications; Aimee Kaufman, to Director of Marketing, Membership Marketing; Mark Larsen, to Operations Service Group Project Manager; Margie Morgan, to Manager of Exhibits; and Scott O'Brien, to Operations Service Group Project Manager. "NBAA congratulates these individuals for their hard work and contributions to NBAA and to the business aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read the full press release at:

Deadline to Register for Next CAM Computer-Based Test Is Sept. 17
The next Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam offered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format will be held in November at various locations throughout the country. The deadline to sign up for the exam is September 17. 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 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. To learn more, visit:

Registration for 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown Closes Sept. 17
The deadline to register for the 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown is this Wednesday, September 17. Sponsored in partnership with NBAA, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, the Safety Standdown 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 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. Attendance is limited and NBAA Members are encouraged to register early. Registration closes on September 17. To register and learn more, visit:

NBAA2008 Program Features Broad Range of Critical Issues
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will feature a diverse array of industry experts and events that address critical issues for Members and the industry. Highlights include an address by the Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, member of the National Transportation Safety Board, at the NBAA Safety Committee Town Hall meeting on October 7, and NBAA's Annual Meeting of Members, which provides an opportunity to review the Association's activities over the past year. Review the full schedule of events at:

Make the Most of NBAA2008 with NBAA Connect
NBAA is again offering NBAA Connect to help NBAA2008 Attendees identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests. Those already registered for NBAA2008 can access NBAA Connect to help navigate through more than one million square feet of floor space, over 1,100 exhibits and over 100 Information Sessions. Users can print out personalized schedules and floorplans to help make the most of NBAA2008. For more information, visit:

Register Now for NBAA2008 PDP Workshops
Those planning to attend NBAA2008 are invited to register now for pre- and post-Convention Professional Development Program (PDP) Workshops. The Emergency Response Planning Workshop is designed to help companies prepare and update emergency plans to effectively respond to an aviation-related crisis. Geared toward flight department managers, Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments will provide key information about safe operations, regulatory compliance and basic management practices. The Flight Operations Manual Workshop will be offered to prepare Attendees to draft an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations-compliant flight manual. To register for the Convention and related workshops, visit:

November Deadline for Several Scholarships Approaching
The November deadline for three NBAA scholarships is quickly approaching. In the category of scholarships that offer tuition reimbursement for enrolled students, the UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship is available to students at NBAA/UAA member institutions. In the category of monetary and training awards for working professionals, the Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship and the Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship – both of which are administered by the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee – are available. For more information and to begin your application, visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
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 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 14–16, 2009, Long Beach, CA

NBAA Leadership Conference
February 18–19, 2009, New Orleans, LA

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

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