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NBAA Update #09-15
Monday, April 13, 2009

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Takes LASP Concerns to Meeting Between TSA and Industry
On April 6, NBAA continued to press its concerns with officials at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding its controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal, which would overlay a security regime for the big airlines onto tens of thousands of businesses all across the country. If left unchanged, the plan would overwhelm small businesses in a time of economic crisis without providing a clear security benefit. At the meeting, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said more work needed to address host of grievances on this issue. For more information about what NBAA Members can do to stay active on the issue, visit:

Bolen Reminds NPR Affiliate of Industry's Strong Record on Security
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on April 7 talked with National Public Radio Houston affiliate KUHF 88.7 FM for the station's story on the general aviation community's frustrations with the TSA's LASP. In the interview, Bolen reminded local NPR listeners: "We want to do our part to harden our industry against attack. We think every industry has that responsibility and we have a long track record or reaching out to the federal government, offering ideas, taking voluntary actions. So we'd like to work in partnership with them to get this done and hopefully we'll be able to do that." Read the transcript of the interview or hear the audio at:

Bolen Provides No Plane No Gain Update for Dallas Forum Attendees
At NBAA's Dallas Regional Forum last week, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen provided an update on No Plane No Gain, the industry's advocacy campaign. "We want to make sure policymakers and opinion leaders are well aware of the essential role business aviation plays for citizens, companies and communities across the country," Bolen told Forum attendees. As part of his presentation, Bolen showed the audience the campaign's television and newspaper advertisements. The ads can be viewed at the No Plane No Gain web site, updated daily, at:

Get the Latest on the EU's Developing Aviation Emissions Program
As NBAA has previously reported, policymakers in the U.S. and around the world continue to closely examine aviation emissions as part of an overall review of all carbon emissions from transportation. In the European Union (EU), consensus is emerging around a plan for aviation known as the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which could apply to NBAA Members and others with flights to or in between EU states by 2012. Under the plan, each operator would be assigned to one of the states for the program's administration. Some NBAA Members have recently advised the Association that the UK has sent letters requesting point-of-contact information as part of the program. NBAA has created an EU ETS web resource to explain what the program means for NBAA Members flying to the EU, answer common questions about the plan and outline what NBAA is doing to advocate for the industry. Learn more at:

Deadline for NBAA Environmental Issues Survey Is This Friday, Apr. 17
The deadline to complete NBAA's environmental issues survey is this Friday, April 17. While general aviation is responsible for only a small fraction of transportation emissions, national and international policymakers are focused on reducing carbon emissions in all areas, including aviation. Responses to this 10-question survey will help NBAA work with policymakers to develop reasonable, balanced policies that support the industry's twin goals of promoting the mobility and growth of business aviation while minimizing its environmental footprint. To begin the survey, visit:

FAA Provides Guidance on In-flight Engine Failure Procedures
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 09008, which provides guidance to flightcrews for properly identifying and responding to in-flight engine failures. The FAA has issued this alert in response to several recent incidents in which flightcrews misidentified engine ignition lights as engine failures and/or failed to follow correct engine failure procedures. The SAFO recommends flightcrews be trained in a broad range of scenarios that might cause engine ignition lights, including circumstances that may be misinterpreted as engine failure. The SAFO also recommends that during operations, once a flightcrew has verified an engine failure, the entire engine shutdown checklist should be completed, without interruption. To review the SAFO, visit:

FAA Offers New Procedures for Accessing Interim MMELs
The FAA's Flight Standards Division is currently transitioning its Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) publishing system to a web-based application. The Flight Standards Division publishes MMELs for each model of aircraft, specifying all the onboard equipment that must be functioning properly for aircraft operations to be permitted. During the transition, operators can access final MMELs on the Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) web site at To view and print draft MMELs, as well as draft and final policy letters and final Flight Standardization Board reports, operators can visit For more information about MMELs, visit NBAA's web site at:

EBACE Offers Tools for Business Growth; Register Now to Attend
Leading companies continue to find the competitive advantage that is gained through the use of business aviation, and the 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009) will give Attendees the tools needed to help their businesses grow, and to help Exhibitors stay in front of their customers. This year's event will be held from May 12 to 14 at Geneva PALEXPO in Switzerland, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Geneva International Airport. Registration, schedule and housing details are all online at:

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Regional News
TSA Announces Three More Gateway Airports for DASSP
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last week announced the addition of three new gateway airports under the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP), which allows certain general aviation aircraft to apply for access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). This brings the total number of gateway airports with access to DCA to 26 airports. Effective April 15, the following new locations are gateways for the DASSP: Landmark Aviation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, CA; Wiggins Airways at Manchester Airport (MHT), Manchester, NH; and Signature Flight Support at Long Beach Airport (LGB), Long Beach, CA. For more information about the DASSP, visit the NBAA web site at:

Telluride Regional Airport Closed to Fixed-Wing Operations Until Nov. 2
Due to construction on Runway 09/27, Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) will be closed to fixed-wing operations until November 2. Helicopter operations will be permitted with prior permission, which can be obtained by contacting the airport at (970) 728-8603 or at Common Traffic Advisory Frequency 123.0. During the construction project, the existing runway will be replaced and re-graded. Operators are advised to monitor FAA notices to airmen for the latest information. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Airport in Focus: Chicago Executive Airport
With a strong focus on supporting area businesses, Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) is one of the busiest business aviation airports in Illinois. Owned by the Village of Wheeling and the City of Prospect Heights, PWK has grown from modest beginnings into a bustling 411-acre airport that serves as a powerful economic engine for the surrounding region. Chicago Area Business Aviation Association President Katy Glynn calls PWK, "a hidden fuel injection for the local economy" due to its close proximity to downtown Chicago. The airport offers an ILS, a GPS and a VOR approach to Runway 16. To learn more about PWK, read NBAA's article at:

Maintenance Safety Meeting for Ohio Operators, Apr. 15
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a Maintenance Safety Meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The meeting will be held at Stevens Aviation, Hangar #1, Hangar Drive, on Dayton International Airport (DAY). The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 2:30 p.m. Issues will address best maintenance practices and the impact on safety. To RSVP, contact ORBAA's RoyceAnn Martin at (419) 372-0554 or for more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at Learn more about ORBAA or RSVP online at:

Teterboro Group to Hold Educational SWAP Meeting, Apr. 16
The Teterboro Users Group (TUG) will hold an informative meeting on the use of severe weather avoidance plans (SWAPs) on April 16 at Teterboro Airport (TEB). The severe weather season is approaching and this meeting will focus on using SWAPs to avoid delays. The meeting is open to all operators in the New York City metropolitan area. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be served. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the airport office building located at 90 Moonachie Avenue in Teterboro, NJ. To attend, contact TUG's Peter Bellini at For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Schedulers and Dispatchers to Meet in Portland, Apr. 16
The Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will hold their spring networking meeting this Thursday, April 16 at the Heathman Lodge near Portland International Airport (PDX). The meeting will begin with registration at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a keynote address from NBAA Vice President, Safety, Security & Regulation Doug Carr and will conclude with a giveaway drawing at 8:30 p.m. The Heathman Lodge is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Drive in Vancouver, WA. The cost to attend is $25 for PRSDA members and $40 for nonmembers. To RSVP and reserve a hotel room, contact PRSDA's Michaelle Olson at as soon as possible. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

South Florida Breakfast Meeting on Technical Services, Apr. 22
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will host a breakfast meeting on legal issues facing aircraft technicians at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) on April 22. Guest speaker Scott Burgess of the Aviation Legal Group will discuss a mechanic's liability when working on aircraft and signing off logs, as well as the issues related to placing a mechanic's lien on an aircraft. The meeting will be held at the Jet Runway Cafe at the Banyan fixed base operator on the airport from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Attendance is open to aviation professionals of all specialties. To attend, RSVP by April 17 to Jeff Ramsden at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Join in Re-Launching the Rhode Island Aviation Association on Apr. 22
A group of Rhode Island aviation professionals has recently proposed re-launching the former Rhode Island Aviation Association (RIAA). The aviation community in Rhode Island faces several current policy and operational issues that could be more effectively addressed together. A formative meeting to bring the community together and discuss re-launching the RIAA will be held on April 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Warwick Room on the third floor of the main terminal at T. F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, RI. Attendees should park in Short Term Lot D; parking tickets will be validated. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

San Diego Group to Host Scholarship Fundraiser, Apr. 27
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) will host is 3rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on April 27 at Arrowwood Golf Course in Oceanside, CA. SDRAA is committed to supporting aviation education, and this event benefits students in the San Diego area pursuing aviation careers. Last year's event raised nearly $10,000 to support SDRAA's scholarship fund. For tickets, details on sponsorship opportunities or scholarship information, contact SDRAA Director-at-Large Fred Gammon at or visit:

Apollo 17 Commander to Speak at Georgia Meeting, May 1
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) has announced that former astronaut Gene Cernan will be the dinner speaker for the association's 10th Annual Membership Meeting on May 1. Cernan, who is also a retired navy pilot, commanded the Apollo 17 moon mission and was the last man to walk on the moon during the Apollo Program. The GBAA 10th Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Marriott Stone Mountain Evergreen Resort outside Atlanta, GA. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at For hotel and event registration, visit:

Speakers Announced for Greater Washington Safety Standdown, May 7
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will hold its 3rd Annual Safety Standdown on May 7 at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, VA. Alfred C. Haynes, recognized for his performance during the 1989 emergency landing of United Airlines Flight 232, will serve as the keynote speaker. Other speakers will include Flight Safety Foundation's Jim Burin; ServiceElements' Bob Hobbi; Dassault Falcon Jet's John Rahilly; and NTSB Training Center's Paul Schuda. NBAA is an event sponsor and attendees will qualify for credit toward NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at To register, visit the GWBAA web site at:

Local Safety Training to Be Held at Westchester County Airport, May 12
NBAA, the Morristown Aviation Association, the Teterboro Users' Group and the Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) have teamed with FACTS to offer local safety training at Westchester County Airport (HPN) on May 12. Trainings will be held in aircraft evacuation, ditching, survival, hypoxia and airport crash fire rescue (CFR). In addition, updates on area navigation, required navigation performance, customs and e-APIS will be provided by guest speakers. This training is a great way to fulfill safety training obligations at an affordable price of $25, which will cover food and beverage cost. Space for this training is limited. To RSVP, contact WAA's Eric Bossard at, Peter Bellini at or Jeff Lee at For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Plan Ahead: Idaho Meeting to Feature Ed Bolen, May 29
The next meeting of the Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will be held May 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Boise, ID, and will feature a presentation by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The exact time and location of this event will be announced in future editions of NBAA Update. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit IBAA's web site at:

Rocky Mountain West Aviation Expo to Feature Industry Leaders
As part of the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain West Aviation Expo (RMWAE) in Boise, ID, the Idaho Aviation Association and the Idaho Aviation Foundation will host an industry expert panel discussion on the morning of May 30. The panel will address the state of the industry and will feature NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen with leaders from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The Idaho Aviation Festival RMWAE will be held from May 30 to 31 and feature the latest aviation technology, static displays of aircraft and live product and service demonstrations. For more information or to participate, contact the Idaho Business League's Lee Hudson at or NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

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Learn to Navigate Change at This Week's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
This year's Maintenance Management Conference (MMC), held this week at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Louisiana from April 15 to 17, will help maintenance managers and other personnel address change in their flight operations and adapt to the current economic climate. MMC will feature sessions on technology trends, operational hot topics, regulatory issues and professional development. In addition, more than 80 maintenance service providers will be featured in the exhibit hall. The MMC is approved as an FAA Inspection Authorization Renewal Course and qualifies in attaining and maintaining the Certified Aviation Manager credential. Two PDP classes, Technical Operations: Policies and Procedures Manual Development and Managerial Communications will be offered on Tuesday prior to the start of the conference. For more information and to register, visit:

NBAA Emergency Response Planning Workshop Teaches Simulated Accident Scenario
Held in conjunction with the Flight Safety Foundation and NBAA's Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, the Association's Emergency Response Planning Workshop, featuring The VanAllen Group, will be offered from April 20 to 21 at the Hilton Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The event will provide a unique safety teaching experience and ensure that Attendees are prepared to develop an emergency response plan or ensure that existing plans are up-to-date. The workshop will use an interactive, simulated accident scenario to guide participants through key safety issues and help them obtain the best possible outcome in a business aircraft accident or non-aviation emergencies, including automobile accidents, fires and acts of violence. The workshop fulfills NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Objective Ops5. For more information and to register online, visit:

Act Now for Spring Break Discount for On-Demand Education Resources
This week NBAA is offering a spring break discount on all its On-Demand Education resources. Today, Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17, all NBAA On-Demand Education resources will be offered at a 30 percent discount, on top of the 25 percent discount that Members already receive over the non-Member rate. NBAA's On-Demand Education resources were recently described by Business & Commercial Aviation as "likely the most tightly focused collection of courseware available to the flight department," and comprise more than 50 session recordings from NBAA's most recent events. To take advantage of this limited-time offer, view NBAA's offerings on Impact Learning's web site, then call (866) 702-3278 and mention coupon code "NBAASB09." Orders must be completed before 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 17. Select courses to order today at:

Applications Now Available: NBAA Scholarships for Professionals and Students
Applications for the following NBAA scholarships are now available online: Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship; Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship; NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship; U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group PDP Scholarship; William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship; UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship; Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship; and ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship. NBAA offers these and other scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in aviation as well as professionals in various disciplines pursuing continuing education, including aviation managers, maintenance professionals and others. NBAA also offers scholarships for individuals seeking to become Certified Aviation Managers and enrolling in NBAA Professional Development Program courses. To review deadlines, download applications and learn more, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
PDP Course: Managerial Communications
April 14, 2009, New Orleans, LA

PDP Course: Technical Operations – Policy & Procedures Manual Development
April 14, 2009, New Orleans, LA

24th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
April 15–17, 2009, New Orleans, LA

PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
April 20–21, 2009, Orlando, FL

9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009)
May 12–14, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

Non-Business Aircraft Use: An In-Depth Compliance Workshop
May 28, 2009, Los Angeles, CA

Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
May 29, 2009, Los Angeles, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 24, 2009, St. Paul, MN

14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 25–27, 2009, New Orleans, LA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

62nd Annual Meeting & Convention
October 20–22, 2009, Orlando, FL

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