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NBAA Update #08-43
Monday, October 27, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
FAA Issues InFO Regarding Carriage of Air Operator Certificate
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week issued an information for operators (InFO) message outlining the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement for commercial operators to carry a "True Certified Copy" of their Air Operator Certificate (AOC). This is not an FAA requirement, but rather an ICAO requirement. The FAA is providing this information to operators as a courtesy. A "True Certified Copy" carries an official stamp or seal and a certification statement. The purpose of the ICAO requirement is to allow regulatory authorities to determine, during inspections such as ramp inspections, which state that has responsibility for regulatory oversight of the aircraft's operations. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at To read the InFO, visit:

Important Reminder: New International NOTAMs Effective Nov. 1
Effective this Saturday, November 1, two new notices to airmen (NOTAMs) regarding U.S. entry and overflight requirements will become effective. NOTAM 8/3576 will cover U.S.-registered aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 100,309 pounds or less. Under the new NOTAM, these aircraft will still be authorized to operate to, from, within or transit the territorial airspace of the U.S. as long as all applicable conditions outlined in the NOTAM are met. It will not be necessary for U.S.-registered aircraft that are 100,309 pounds or less to obtain an airspace waiver. NOTAM 8/3577 will cover U.S.-registered aircraft over 100,309 pounds, and will require these aircraft to obtain a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) waiver or be authorized under an approved TSA aviation security program when operating to, from or overflying the territorial airspace of the U.S. For additional information, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at or review the full NOTAMs at:

2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown a Success
The 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown held last week in Kansas City, MO provided valuable safety training to nearly 600 attendees. The annual three-day event, held in partnership with NBAA, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, focuses on improving human performance in aviation through knowledge-based training and personal discipline. This year's event featured presentations on a variety of relevant topics by top aviation and avionics professionals. Professor Antonio Cortes of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University addressed the topic of cognitive errors, Dr. Mica Endsley from SA Technologies discussed how to build better situation awareness and Sean Roberts with the National Test Pilot School spoke about advanced aerodynamic considerations during flight upsets. For more information, visit:

NBAA's Lisa Piccione Details Benefits of GA at IAWA Conference
Last week, the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) held its 20th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The IAWA is an international organization of women who hold positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry. The annual fall conference is the association's signature event, providing presentations on timely and important topics by prominent women in the field, and offering opportunities for global networking. This year's Conference included a discussion of the international benefits of general aviation (GA), featuring a presentation on the local and global benefits of GA hosted by Lisa Piccione, NBAA senior vice president of government affairs. "This conference represents all segments of aviation all across the world, and is a great opportunity to discuss the importance of GA not only for small towns and rural communities in North America, but the global economy," said Piccione. Studies have shown that in the United States alone, GA contributes more than $150 billion to gross economic output each year, and directly or indirectly employs more than one million people, whose collective earnings exceeded $53 billion. For more information on the IAWA Conference, visit:

In NBAA's Business Aviation Insider: Airplane Helps Water Valley Land Company Ascend
Colorado native and owner of NBAA Member Water Valley Land Company Martin Lind began his career as a farmer and built upon his knowledge of development trends to found his thriving family-owned real estate development and management company 20 years ago. Lind and his associates must cover vast tracts of land, and business aviation has helped his company ascend. "The airplane is a great tool for us to bring people to see our properties first hand," Lind said, "We have a competitive advantage in that we can let our customers view a site with their own eyes." Lind and two business partners share a King Air 350, and Water Valley uses the airplane, typically with all the seats full, once or twice a week to fly missions out of Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (FNL). The company is profiled in the current issue of the Business Aviation Insider, sponsored by GE Capital. To read the full profile, visit:

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Regional News
RSVP by This Wednesday for GSLBAA Meeting in St. Louis
The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting this Friday, October 31, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Syberg's restaurant. Featured speaker Carolyn Ford, a fuel sales representative with UVair, will give a presentation called "Getting the Most Out of Your Fuel Program." The restaurant is located at 2430 Old Dorsett Road, one block east of Highway 270, in St. Louis, MO. There is a charge of $15 for members and $20 for guests. Attendees are asked to RSVP to GSLBAA's Bev Lehenbauer by noon this Wednesday, October 29 at (314) 845-3102. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Attend First Annual Greater Salt Lake Safety Day, Nov. 5
The first annual Greater Salt Lake Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) Safety Day will be held at Million Air Salt Lake City on Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) next Wednesday, November 5. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be a featured speaker at the event, along with Dr. Carol Ash of Sleep For Life, Walter Randa of Leading Edge, Patrick Morley of the Utah Division of Aeronautics, Mike Meigs of the FAA Office of Runway Safety and Shannon Forrest of FlightSafety International. The program will include presentations on human factors, winter ramp operations for flight and ground crews, runway safety and pilot monitoring. To attend, RSVP by this Friday, October 31, to GSLBAA's Michelle Favatalla at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers to Meet Next Thursday
The next Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) meeting will be held in Seattle, WA next Thursday, November 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the McCormick & Schmick's Harborside Restaurant on Lake Union. The meeting's featured speaker will be the nonverbal communication expert Jan Hargrave of Jan Hargrave & Associates. This meeting will be sponsored by Castle & Cooke, Chevron, Glacier Jet Center, Miami Executive Aviation and Scottsdale Air Center. There is a charge of $25 for members and $40 for guests. The restaurant is located at 1200 Westlake Avenue North. Attendees are asked to RSVP by this Friday, October 31, to PRSDA's Michaelle Olson at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

PNBAA to Hold Meeting Nov. 7 at the Museum of Flight
The next Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) meeting will be held Friday, November 7, at the Museum of Flight on King County International Airport/Boeing Field (BFI). The meeting will feature a presentation by David Rimmer, executive vice president for ExcelAire, who will recount his eyewitness experience of ExcelAire's tragic mid-air collision with a commercial airliner over Brazil in September 2006. Jeff Agur, director of business aviation and emergency response planning consultant for the VanAllen Group and Brint Smith, global aviation practice leader of Marsh Aviation Risk & Insurance will join Rimmer in providing valuable guidance for operators planning overseas travel, insights about enterprise resource planning and an open question and answer session. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit:

NBAA Members Encouraged to Participate in Online Economic Survey
The County of San Diego is updating its Economic Vitality Analysis for McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ). Home to over 29 NBAA Member Companies and over 45 business aircraft, CRQ is one of only two county airports offering precision approaches. NBAA Member participation is critical in securing future capital improvements at CRQ, which may include runway extension opportunities. Both CRQ-based operators and occasional users of CRQ are encouraged to participate in the survey, to help maintain and improve business aviation's important link to California's San Diego County. Once on the survey site, participants should enter survey code "B600," select the appropriate category, then select "Airport\Airline or General Aviation Related" and enter 100(%). Surveys must be completed before November 10. Answers to questions can be approximate, and respondent identities will remain anonymous. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at, or to take the survey, visit:

Wisconsin Group to Host Safety Day Next Month
The Wisconsin Business Aviation Association (WBAA) will hold a Safety Day on Tuesday, November 18, at Wisconsin Aviation on the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). The event will take place from 10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presenters will include Jan Gestner from the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) Flight Standards District Office; Greg Babcock, regional manager of Embraer Executive Jets; and Linda Augustine, MedAire senior medical instructor. Registration is required, and a downloadable form is available on WBAA's web site. Contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at with any questions. To register, visit:

Baldwin Aviation

Registration Now Open for EBACE2009; Exhibitor Deadline Is Nov. 21
The 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009) will be held next year in Geneva from May 12 to 14. EBACE is the preeminent forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors. Priority exhibit space at EBACE2009 will be assigned by lottery drawing. The deadline to apply for the lottery is November 21, and the Exhibitor Prospectus is currently available online. For more information, contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at, or visit:

ABACE2009 Exhibitor Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 7
Priority exhibit space at the 2009 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009) will be assigned by lottery drawing. The deadline to apply for the lottery has been extended to next Friday, November 7. ABACE2009 will be held in Hong Kong at the AsiaWorld-Expo, adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport, from February 11 to 12, and will include a Static Display of Aircraft at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre. ABACE2009 will bring together business aviation's top vendors, industry leaders and experts from around the world to focus on the value of business aviation to emerging Asian markets. For more information and to download the Exhibitor Prospectus, visit:

NBAA Invites Veteran S&D Conference Attendees to Share Memories
The theme for NBAA's 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference is "Honoring Our Heritage – Reaching for New Heights." The Conference will be held next year from January 14 to 16 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California. In recognition of the event's 20th anniversary, the NBAA S&D Committee is asking veteran schedulers and dispatchers to share their memories of past conferences, as well as stories and highlights from their careers as part of the Heritage Project, which will showcase the historical milestones, people, technologies and tools of the scheduling and dispatching profession at the 20th anniversary celebration. To share a story, visit:

Applications Now Available for 2009 Maintenance TRACS Scholarship
Applications are now available online for NBAA's Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (Maintenance TRACS). The scholarship, managed by the NBAA Maintenance Committee, offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive initial technician training courses for several aircraft models. Maintenance TRACS also provides scholarships toward courses for aircraft, engines avionics and professional development. The deadline for applications is February 13, 2009. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the 2009 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference to be held from April 15 to 17 in New Orleans, LA. To learn more, and to apply, visit:


Upcoming NBAA Events
PDP Course: Scheduling and Dispatch Function
January 12, 2009, Long Beach, CA

PDP Course: Highly Effective Teams at Work
January 12, 2009, Long Beach, CA

PDP Course: Human Factors
January 12–13, 2009, Long Beach, CA

SPDP Course: International Operations
January 13, 2009, Long Beach, CA

PDP Course: Finance and Budget Accounting
January 13, 2009, Long Beach, CA

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

PDP Course: International Standard-Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO)
February 10, 2009, Hong Kong

2009 NBAA Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009)
February 11–12, 2009, Hong Kong

PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
February 17, 2009, New Orleans, LA

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

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

36th Annual International Operators Conference
March 30 – April 2, 2009, San Diego, CA

PDP Course: Aviation Security
April 3, 2009, San Diego, CA

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