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NBAA Update #09-23
Monday, June 08, 2009

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Welcomes Legislation Increasing Industry Input on TSA Proposals
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week welcomed passage of legislation to allow the aviation industry to review and provide input toward Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposals, while bringing consistency to the use of “security directives” in TSA regulation. “This legislation will allow the TSA to respond to imminent threats, while providing the agency the necessary flexibility to develop and implement the most effective, tailored and workable solutions,” Bolen said. “As a result, industry and government will be able to strike an appropriate balance between the need to address immediate threats and allowing for an appropriate public review.” To review NBAA’s press release about the measure, visit:

FAA Emphasizes Constant Angle of Descent for Non-Precision Approaches
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 09011, which provides guidance to Part 121 and Part 135 operators about the importance of utilizing a constant angle of descent when conducting non-precision instrument approaches. The SAFO covers several specific procedural recommendations for flightcrews, as well as recommendations for operators to update their training programs and operating procedures accordingly. To review the SAFO, visit:

‘NBAA Flight Plan’ Has Considerations for Stormy Summer Weather
The latest installment of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast features an interview with Master Certified Flight Instructor Tom Turner on considerations for flying during the summer storm season. This and other edpisodes of NBAA Flight Plan are now available for download and subscription from the podcasts section of Apple’s iTunes web site. To directly access this week’s episode through NBAA’s web site, visit:

NBAA’s Convention: A Key Part of Your Business Strategy
NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention, which will take place from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, will focus on helping Attendees and Exhibitors survive and thrive in these uncertain times. For Attendees, the education sessions will provide the information needed to stay on top of the pressing challenges facing their businesses. For Exhibitors, the Convention will provide a premier venue for putting products and services in front of thousands of customers in one place, at one time. As always, NBAA Members receive a discount on registration. To learn more, visit:

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Regional News
Ohio Senate Votes to Strip Funding for State Aviation Activities
Last week, the Ohio Senate voted to eliminate all state funding – nearly $2.4 million – for aviation activities as part of the state's next fiscal budget. This cut would eliminate the Ohio Airport Grant Program, airport safety inspections, enforcement of the Ohio Airport Protection Act, printing of aeronautical charters and airport directories, and airport registration for security purposes, including payroll, operating and equipment costs for these activities. Since the Ohio House and Senate have both acted on versions of this bill, a conference committee will convene soon to address the differences between these two versions. NBAA recommends that Members visit to contact their Ohio state senators, highlight the importance of state-funded aviation activities and encourage them to restore funding for line item 777471 - Airport Improvements - State. For more information, contact the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association’s (ORBAA’s) Doug Stewart at, Doug Hammon at, or NBAA’s Bob Quinn at Visit the ORBAA web site at:

Teterboro Airport Closures Coming in July
Due to a runway rehabilitation project beginning this month at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB), there will be two 36-hour weekend closures of both runways in July. During these times, the airport will be effectively closed to fixed-wing traffic, although helicopter operations will be permitted. The dates and times for the closures are as follows: Friday, July 10 at 11:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. and Friday, July 17 at 11:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact NBAA’s Dean Saucier at, or visit:

SDRAA Hosts Annual Meeting This Week, Awards Aviation Scholarships
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) will hold its 2009 Annual General Meeting this Wednesday, June 10, at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) in Carlsbad, CA. Board members will outline SDRAA’s objectives for the next year, including special programs, efforts to support the aviation industry and next spring’s 4th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. This year’s 3rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser was a success, with the association awarding scholarships to Rudy Gomez and Michael Vivaldi, two local university students pursuing careers in aviation. The annual meeting will be held at Premier Jet on the airport. To RSVP as requested, contact SDRAA at For more information, contact NBAA’s Dan Burkhart at

SFBAA Meeting June 11 at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its second-quarter meeting this Thursday, June 11 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Banyan Aviation's Hangar 9, next to Jet Cafe on the airport. The evening's guest speaker will be Dan Brunskole, who will discuss the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and why compliance is becoming necessary for operators. To RSVP, contact SFBAA's Jeff Ramsden at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

NBAA Regional Forum Comes to St. Paul This Month
NBAA will host a Regional Forum in St. Paul, MN on June 24, offering regional businesses practical tools for purchasing, owning and operating business aircraft during these turbulent economic times. Industry experts will provide detailed guidelines for buying and selling business aircraft and discuss the latest technology, including enhanced vision systems and heads-up displays. In the general session, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will give an update on No Plane No Gain, the industry’s campaign to educate policymakers and opinion leaders on the value of business aviation. The event will feature static aircraft, dozens of indoor exhibits and hundreds of Attendees. For more information or to register, visit:

Next Ohio Business Aviation Association Meeting Is June 24
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold its next meeting Wednesday, June 24, at Lane Aviation, Port Columbus Airport in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. The theme of the meeting is “The Business of Aviation,” with presentations and discussions concerning the challenges facing flight departments. The meeting will start with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and also will include a networking lunch sponsored by ARG/US at 12:00 p.m. Adjournment is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. RSVP by June 15 to ORBAA’s RoyceAnn Martin at For additional information, contact NBAA’s Bob Quinn at

GBAA Hosts Cabin Communication Session, June 26
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold a cabin communications session from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Georgia Department of Transportation Hangar on Fulton County Airport (FTY). The event will focus on important considerations and pitfalls to avoid before investing in emerging cabin technologies. There is no charge to attend, and the event will be followed by a complimentary networking lunch. Space is limited and RSVPs will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to GBAA at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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Five NBAA Scholarships Nearing July 31 Application Deadline
In the current economic climate, scholarships to promote business aviation careers and professional development are especially important, and NBAA is doing its part to ensure that these critical programs remain available. On July 31, applications for five scholarships are due, including the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group PDP Scholarship and William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship. The scholarships offer tuition reimbursement for enrolled students or monetary and training awards for working professionals. For more information on scholarship deadlines, as well as an overview of scholarships offered, visit:

Advertising Opportunities Now Available on
NBAA Members now have the opportunity to purchase advertising on, the primary source for Association news, information and benefits for the more than 8,000 Member Companies and the general public. Advertisers may purchase large, prominent web banners that are displayed in a rotation on most pages of the web site. Advertisers may choose to target specific top-level sections of the site or purchase run-of-site advertising. For more information, visit:

NBAA Member Feedback on MMC Survey Due June 17
NBAA welcomes Member feedback on its 24th Annual Maintenance Management Conference (MMC), which was held this year from April 15 to 17. Members are encouraged to provide feedback by participating in a survey open until June 17. The NBAA Maintenance Committee wants to ensure that the annual MMC provides Attendees with a strong offering of knowledge and tools necessary to manage aircraft maintenance activities in the context of complete asset management and ground operations. Participation in this short survey will help NBAA deliver an improved conference in 2010. To take the survey, visit:

Two PDP Workshops in Washington, DC Area Next Month
NBAA will offer two Professional Development Program (PDP) Workshops next month to help business airplane operators and flight department professionals advance their careers. Held in Alexandria VA, the workshops will provide management training for professionals to increase their skills and set themselves apart. The NBAA Flight Operations Manual Workshop, offered July 20 to 21, will prepare Attendees to draft an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS BAO)-compliant flight manual. The NBAA Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop, offered July 22 to 23, will educate Attendees in safe operations, regulatory compliance, budgeting and accounting, vendor selection, personnel management and other skills. NBAA Members receive a discount for both workshops. To view a full list of PDP course offerings and register for next month’s courses, visit:

Application Deadline for September CAM Exam Is Next Month
The deadline to apply for the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam offered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format in September is July 20. NBAA offers CBT for the CAM Exam to provide greater convenience and flexibility for Members who would like to become CAMs. NBAA also offers a paper-based exam that will be offered October 19, in conjunction with NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. The application deadline for the paper-based test is September 3. 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:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
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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