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NBAA Update #08-38
Monday, September 22, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
In Aviation Panel Forum, Bolen Underscores Value of System Modernization
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, in comments at an aviation industry forum held by the Air Traffic Control Association last week, reiterated the support from the general aviation community for aviation system modernization, and pointed out the benefits of continued system transformation. "We look forward to continuing our efforts with government and industry stakeholders on this important issue," Bolen said. "We need to build upon the good work already done to transform the nation's aviation system, given its importance to our nation's economy and citizens' quality of life." Read a web article about the forum at:

Wall Street Developments Highlight Need for Awareness in Insurance Matters
In recent days, NBAA has received questions from operators who are concerned about the developments unfolding in the financial markets, and considering what actions they should take, if any, with respect to their aviation insurance policies. "NBAA recommends that operators who are concerned about their specific situation communicate with their aviation insurance broker about plans and contingencies," said NBAA's Mike Nichols, vice president, operations, education & economics. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners today issued a statement specific to the situation involving American International Group, which has a large aviation practice. NBAA Members with questions can contact the Association's Operations Service Group at To view the statement, visit:

NBAA Supports House Legislation to Curb Energy Futures Speculation Trading
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to limit excessive speculation in the agriculture and energy futures markets. The Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act, H.R. 6604, grants the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the authority to limit the number of offshore agricultural and energy futures contracts that an investor may own. The legislation also grants the CFTC the ability to impose limits on over-the-counter traders as well. "Given that increased futures trading by speculators has been linked to the surge in fuel prices over the past year, NBAA welcomes initiatives like this one, which are intended to head off runaway cost spikes for fuel," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. No Senate action on the bill has been scheduled. For more information, visit the web site for the Stop Oil Speculation Now coalition, which NBAA joined earlier this year, at:

Sept. 30 Deadline Approaching for Part 125 Operators; NBAA Provides Update
Operators of Part 125-size aircraft are continuing to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on issues relating to their letters of deviation authority (LODA). In late March, the FAA provided many operators with a six-month extension to comply with the agency's evolving guidance in this area. While these extensions are now coming to an end, the FAA has not provided consistent guidance on a number of important issues. NBAA has learned that operators needing additional time for compliance should request further extensions from their principal operations inspector (POI). These extension requests must provide details on how the operator is working to come into compliance with FAA guidelines. The POI will be sending requests to FAA headquarters for review. For additional information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at or visit:

NBAA Has Member Resource Regarding Misclassified Workers
For the many flight departments that utilize independent contractors, it is important to understand the ramifications of misclassifying employees as contractors. Beginning in tax year 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new form that can be utilized by employees who believe they have been misclassified as independent contractors. The IRS will likely use this information in its effort to determine if employers are avoiding tax obligations by misclassifying workers. While determining what constitutes an independent contractor may be difficult, this NBAA resource provides Members with information that can assist in making the determination.

NBAA2008 to Follow Monday-to-Wednesday Schedule; Only Two Weeks Away
NBAA reminds those planning to attend and exhibit at NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) in Orlando, FL that the show will take place on a Monday-through-Wednesday (October 6–8) schedule instead of the traditional Tuesday-through-Thursday program. "We just want to remind people that this change means that everything will start a day early at this year's show," said NBAA's Kathleen Blouin, senior vice president, conventions, seminars & forums. This year's Convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). For more information, visit the official NBAA2008 web site at:

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Regional News
Education Sessions from NBAA Bedford Regional Forum Available Online
Audio recordings of the education sessions presented at the recent NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in Bedford, MA are now available online. The sessions focus on a variety of topics including health tips for long haul flights, common regulatory mistakes made by flight departments and threat and error management (TEM). The TEM session, presented by John Thomas of Jet Aviation, introduces an intuitive and practical approach that operators of any size business aircraft can utilize to identify and manage risk. Many air carriers utilize TEM systems, and the concept has been embraced by organizations such as the Flight Safety Foundation. To access the audio recordings, visit:

FAA Meets This Week About Chicago Class B Airspace
NBAA encourages Member attendance at three public meetings hosted by the FAA on September 23, 24 and 25. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss differences between the proposals from the FAA and the Ad Hoc Committee of user groups, which both relate to Class B airspace restrictions over Chicago, resulting from the construction of parallel runways at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The Ad Hoc Committee's main concerns are the low floor area east and west of ORD between the 25 and 30 ring. 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, located at 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, located at 2700 International Drive. For more details, visit:

New RNAV Departures for Orlando Released; Implementation Delayed
Six new area navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departure (SID) procedures for operation into Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be published on September 25. These published procedures will include: EPCOT, FATHE, FSHUN, GUASP, JEEMY and LEWRD. However, they will bear a notice to airmen reading "ATC ASSIGNED ONLY," and full implementation and use of these procedures has been delayed until mid-January 2009. Operators are requested not to file or request these procedures in flight planning at this time. For more information, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at

RNAV Changes Enacted for Miami-Area Airports
On September 25, the new SSCOT ONE RNAV ARRIVAL will be published, serving the following airports: Miami International (MIA), Opa Locka (OPF), Kendall-Tamiami (TMB), Homestead Air Reserve Base (HST), Homestead General Aviation (X51) and Ocean Reef Club (07FA). However, this procedure will not be implemented until September 30. Concurrent with the publication of the SSCOT ONE on September 25, the DEEDS ONE RNAV ARRIVAL will be cancelled. Between the cancellation of the DEEDS ONE on September 25 and the implementation of the SSCOT ONE on September 30, aircraft landing at the above-referenced airports should file for the CYPRESS FIVE ARRIVAL (CYY5). For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

Operators Requested Not to File Dulles STOIC ONE DEPARTURE
Potomac Terminal Radar Approach Control is requesting that pilots departing Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) avoid filing the STOIC ONE RNAV DEPARTURE procedure, which will be published on September 25, until further advised. Internal procedures for the use of this departure procedure are still pending. Air traffic automation is currently programmed to assign the CAPITAL DEPARTURE. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

Registration Extended for CABAA Meeting This Friday
The upcoming Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) meeting, to be held this Friday, 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. The registration deadline has been extended from September 19 to Thursday, September 25. Attendees can register through CABAA's web site, where aviation professionals will also be able to sign up to host a table, and students will be able to specify their mentoring interest. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, or visit the CABAA web site at:

NYAMA Annual Conference to Address Industry Challenges
The New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) will hold its annual conference from October 1 to 3 at the Crowne Plaza LaGuardia in East Elmhurst, NY. The event will include presentations on the State Aviation Systems Plan and crisis management, and feature an interactive seminar on fixed base operators (FBOs), in which FBO personnel will define the most important challenges facing the FBO industry in New York. NYAMA intends to incorporate some of these issues into the organization's 2009 legislative initiatives. Topics for discussion include surviving the fuel crisis, sales tax inequities, minimum standards, insurance considerations and more. Suggested topics for the FBO interactive seminar may be e-mailed to For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at Learn more and register at:

WCA Career Scholarship to Be Awarded in Orlando
The Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) Career Scholarship will be awarded during the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, on Tuesday, October 7. WCA President Cassandra Shelby will make the semi-annual presentation at 5:00 p.m. during the "Get Refreshed Reception" recognizing the business aviation community in the Southeast. The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Universal Orlando in the Gallery Room. The reception will be an opportunity for Attendees to visit with colleagues and learn more about Women in Corporate Aviation. In addition to light refreshments, Attendees will be eligible for a number of door prizes at the event. Guest speakers will include Georgia Business Aviation Association's Dave Small and NBAA's Harry Houckes. For more information, e-mail Jacqueline Dispoto at

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Register Online in Advance for NBAA2008 to Save Time and Money
NBAA is pleased to offer the convenience of online registration for NBAA2008. Online registration is the recommended means of registration and will remain active for the duration of the Convention. Attendees can save time and money by registering online in advance. The advance registration fee for NBAA2008 is $150 for Members and $250 for non-Members, while on-site registration fees are $200 for Members and $300 for non-Members. Some seminars at NBAA2008 require separate payments, and Attendees can also register for these through the NBAA2008 online registration process. To register online now, visit:

NBAA2008 to Feature Sessions for Every Segment of Industry
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando will offer a host of Information Sessions for business aviation professionals in every segment of the industry, including the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, very light jets, the future of aviation maintenance, environmental issues impacting business aviation, operational control for Part 91 and Part 135, emergency response planning and much more. In addition, several Professional Development Program Workshops will be offered in conjunction with NBAA2008. To review the full program, visit:

González to Give Keynote Address at NBAA2008 Opening General Session
As in years past, 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. The OGS additionally 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. Learn more at:

NBAA Announces Recipients of 2008 Flying Safety Awards
NBAA has announced the recipients of the Association's 2008 Flying Safety Awards. Three NBAA Member Companies will receive the 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award, which recognizes NBAA Members who have flown 50 years or more without an accident, and five NBAA Member Companies will receive the prestigious 60 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award, recognizing 60 years or more of flight without an accident. These awards support the exceptional achievement of NBAA Member Companies in maintaining safe flying operations. Recipients will be formally recognized during the Awards Luncheon at NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. For more information, view the press release:

NBAA Announces UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship Recipients
NBAA congratulates the recipients of the 2008 University Aviation Association Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, which grants $1,000 to each of five students seeking to develop careers in the business aviation industry. This year's recipients are Robert O. Bennett of Middle Tennessee State University, Angelica Maleskis and Farrin Whitney Maalia Souza of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Shannon Roth of Southern Illinois University and Rory Thiel Wilson of University of North Dakota. The scholarship is named for Janice K. Barden, founder of Aviation Personnel International, who has served many times as the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention Local Committee chair. For more information, view the press release at:

Limited Seats Still Available for NBAA Charities Gala
Tickets are nearly sold out for this year's NBAA Charities Gala, featuring live entertainment by The Blues Brothers, and the Association's 4th Annual Live and Silent Auctions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Corporate Angel Network, which organizes the use of business aircraft to provide cancer patients with free flights to treatment centers. The Charities Gala will be held Tuesday, October 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel. For more information or to donate an item for NBAA's Live and Silent Auctions, contact NBAA's Dina Green at To reserve tickets, visit:

Local Businesses Lend Support for NBAA Playground Build 2008; Volunteers Still Needed
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 NBAA2008. The playground will be built in one day, and nearly 300 volunteers will be needed to make the initiative a success. Participants will be helping to make the community brighter for neighborhood children by giving them a safe place to play. Many local businesses are lending their support but volunteers are still needed. Buses will transport volunteers between the Orange County Convention Center and the build site. For more information, visit:

NBAA2008 Attendees Can Use NBAA Connect to Navigate Convention
NBAA reminds NBAA2008 Attendees to take advantage of NBAA Connect, a resource that helps Attendees to identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests. NBAA Connect automatically finds everything at the Convention that matches the objectives of individual Attendees, and is a tool to navigate over 1,100 exhibits, over 100 Information Sessions and more than one million square feet of floor space. Those already registered for NBAA2008 can access NBAA Connect and generate personalized schedules and floor plans for each day of the Convention. For more information, 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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