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NBAA Update #09-30
Monday, July 27, 2009

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Business Aviation News & Issues
NBAA Welcomes Progress on FAA Reauthorization
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week welcomed the Senate Commerce Committee’s approval of legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and modernize the nation's aviation system. ''We commend the Commerce Committee for its leadership in developing and approving legislation to ensure that the transformation of the nation’s aviation system will continue,'' Bolen said. ''We look forward to continuing to work with senators on FAA reauthorization as the issue progresses through the Senate.'' To read NBAA's full press release about the legislation, visit:

Bolen Taking No Plane No Gain Message to Oshkosh
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be on hand at the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture show this week to discuss how the No Plane No Gain program is educating Washington decision-makers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation. At AirVenture, Bolen and leaders of other general aviation associations will participate in a panel forum about the major issues facing general aviation, and what is being done in Washington and elsewhere to address those issues. The panel will be held on Tuesday, July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Pavilion 6; NBAA Members can also catch up with Bolen at NBAA's AirVenture tent, which will be in its traditional location, Booth 465, located along the flight line. To learn more about AirVenture, visit:

Education Sessions for Light Business Airplane Operators at NBAA2009
Owners and operators of light business airplanes (LBAs) will benefit from special programming at the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) this October in Orlando, FL. A series of education sessions ranging from aircraft acquisition to single-pilot safety will be offered. For example, Jeppesen will present on ''Flying GPS and WAAS Approaches, Understanding Charts and Databases,'' describing how to fly GPS approaches, the charts that are used to depict them and the databases on the airplane that contain the approaches. This session’s focus will include WAAS approaches and some of the changes of GPS-authorized substitution by the FAA. For more information on the LBA sessions, contact NBAA’s Operations Service Group at or visit:

U.S. House Approves FY10 Transportation Funding Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 3288). The bill provides fiscal year 2010 funding for the Department of Transportation, FAA and several other federal agencies. FAA funding priorities in HR 3288 include $9.35 billion for FAA operations; $2.9 billion for the FAA Facilities and Equipment Program; and $3.5 billion for the Airport Improvement Program. The bill also provides funding for additional FAA aviation inspection and aircraft certification positions and $13 million for accelerated research on alternative aviation fuels. For additional information contact NBAA's Dick Doubrava at

NBAA Webinar to Offer Cost-Saving Tips to Convention Exhibitors
Exhibitors at this October’s NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention are invited to take advantage of a series of free webinars scheduled for the months of August and September designed to save them money when exhibiting at this year’s show. Items to be discussed include reviewing and evaluating Exhibitors’ biggest spending areas; learning ways to minimize exhibit costs while maximizing company exposure; and advantages to buying materials direct. An e-mail invitation will be sent out to all confirmed Exhibitors soon, and for more information, contact NBAA’s Linda Peters at To attend or exhibit at this year’s Convention, visit the official NBAA2009 web site at:

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Regional News
NBAA Working to Prevent Night Curfew at Burbank Airport
Last week, NBAA filed strenuous objections to a proposed nighttime curfew for California’s Bob Hope Airport (BUR), which is being reviewed by the FAA. The curfew is subject to the FAA's Part 161 procedures, which require the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to prepare a detailed cost-benefit analysis of the restrictions and solicit comments on the analysis from all interested stakeholders. The proposal cannot become effective unless the FAA determines that it meets several statutory standards and satisfies the FAA's ''balanced approach'' to noise mitigation. NBAA’s objections, which are supported by a detailed analysis by the economic consulting firm GRA, Inc., explain that the airport authority has fallen far short of this standard and failed to make the cost-benefit data its analysis relies upon adequately available for public review. To read NBAA's comments, visit:

Going to Oshkosh This Week? Be Aware of Flight Restrictions
There will be numerous flight restrictions and special air traffic control procedures surrounding Oshkosh, WI, for EAA AirVenture 2009 this week. Before flying to this year’s event, operators are encouraged to review the arrival and departure procedures, radio frequencies, information on Wittman Regional Airport and more. The full NOTAM is available at:

NBAA Flight Plan Focuses on Access at Van Nuys Airport
This week, the NBAA Flight Plan podcast provides the third installment in a four-part series about challenges to access at general aviation airports in California, and the potential of those challenges to set precedent at airports elsewhere. Jol Silversmith, an associate with the law firm Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, LLP, discusses the situation at Van Nuys Airport (VNY), and what NBAA and local leaders in the business aviation community are doing to represent the industry. Now available on iTunes, NBAA Members can also download podcast episodes at:

Ohio Lawmakers Restore State’s Airport Grant Program
In a victory for Ohio’s general aviation community, last week, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed a $50.5 billion budget that included funding for the state's airport grant program, providing money for runway and taxiway maintenance and obstruction removal. Only a month before, in an effort to address the state’s $3.2 billion deficit, the proposed budget would have cut all state funding – nearly $2.4 million – for aviation activities for the next two years. General aviation advocates, including NBAA and the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association, pressed legislators to recognize that airport funding was critical to the infrastructure of the state and to the economy as a whole, especially given the economic downturn. To learn more about the effort, contact NBAA’s Bob Quinn at or visit:

NBAA’s Piccione to Speak at GA Event in Ocala, FL
General Aviation at the Crossroads, an event open to the entire general aviation (GA) community, will be held on August 12 at the Quality Inn Ocala, in Ocala, FL from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will examine the challenges facing general aviation and will feature a panel of aviation experts. NBAA's Lisa Piccione, senior vice president, government affairs, will give a presentation on the national legislative issues facing general aviation. To RSVP, contact event organizer David Keith at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Dallas Tower Reminds Pilots: Ensure FMS Departure Info is Correct
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Tower reported a recent incident in which an aircraft departed via an area navigation (RNAV) standard instrument departure (SID) with the incorrect runway loaded in the aircraft's flight management system (FMS). Air traffic controllers (ATC) took immediate action to resolve the situation, but it is critical that flightcrews ensure that the correct runway, SID and transition are properly loaded into the aircraft's FMS prior to departure. If the incorrect runway is loaded in the FMS for departure, the aircraft will deviate from its ATC assigned course while attempting to intercept the wrong RNAV SID track. For more information, visit the NBAA web site at:

Carolina Aviation Meeting at Monroe Airport Tomorrow
The next Carolina Aviation Professionals (CAP) meeting will be held tomorrow, July 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Monroe Regional Airport (EQY) in Monroe, NC, near Charlotte. For more information or to RSVP, contact CAP’s Julie Layne at or NBAA’s Harry Houckes at

Houston Aviation Professionals Meet This Thursday, July 30
The Houston Regional Aviation Professionals (HRAP), formerly known as Houston Schedulers and Dispatchers, will hold a quarterly meeting this Thursday, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriot Houston Hobby, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX. The event, sponsored by Enterprise Jet Center, Avfuel, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Marriott, will begin with a networking hour followed by dinner, presentations and business aviation announcements. Jan Hargrave of Hargrave & Associates will give a presentation titled ''The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Skills and Strictly Business Body Language,'' and other regional matters will be discussed at the meeting. RSVP to HRAP’s Zinnia Lerma at or Heather Hardwick at For more information, contact NBAA’s Steve Hadley at

South Florida Schedulers and Dispatchers Meet Aug. 7
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will host a breakfast for schedulers and dispatchers on Friday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport’s (FXE) Jet Runway Cafe. A guest speaker from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will discuss Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) filings. Breakfast will be provided by SFBAA; to RSVP for the event, contact SFBAA’s Jeff Ramsden at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Start Preparing Now if Attending the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
For those Members who are planning to attend the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games, which will be held in February 2010, there will be a number of requirements for those operating business aircraft to the event. NBAA has created a web page, based upon information from the FAA, NAV Canada and the Canadian Business Aviation Association, providing guidance regarding the procedures for gaining access to the Vancouver area during the games. For more information, visit:

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

NBAA Announces Recipients of Meritorious and Doswell Awards
The NBAA Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the Association's 2009 Meritorious Service to Aviation and John P. ''Jack'' Doswell awards. Serge Dassault, chairman emeritus, Dassault Falcon Jet, will receive the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, and Dick Van Gemert, Jet Aviation Holdings USA, Inc., will receive the Doswell Award. Information on the awards and previous recipients is available at:

Maintenance Professionals Encouraged to Apply for Fanning and NORDAM Scholarships
Applications for two of NBAA’s scholarships for students pursuing careers in aircraft maintenance are due this Friday, July 31. The NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in aerospace engineering or aeronautical systems maintenance engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship benefits students in airframe & powerplant (A&P) programs at approved FAR Part 147 schools. To download applications for these and other scholarships with July deadlines, visit:

Business Aviation Insider Coming to Your Mailbox
NBAA Members should be receiving their copy of the July/August edition of Business Aviation Insider, if they haven’t already. Insider, NBAA's bimonthly Member newsletter, is a free Member benefit and features content business aviation professionals need to know. In this issue, Members can learn tips to find the right charter operator, find information for thunderstorm season, learn the latest about FAA reauthorization and more. The edition is available to all Member employees online at:

NBAA Request for Proposals: Safety Management System Workshops
NBAA is evaluating the possibility of partnering with one or more vendors to offer workshops for business aircraft operators on implementing safety management systems (SMS). The workshops would focus on the SMS Toolkit developed by the International Business Aviation Council, of which NBAA is a member. The SMS contained in the toolkit is designed to meet the new standards for commercial and non-commercial operators established by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Responses to this RFP are due by August 7. For more information, contact NBAA’s Scott O’Brien at To review the RFP, visit:

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

13th Annual Safety Standdown USA
September 28–October 1, 2009, Wichita, KS

PDP Course: Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Technical Operations – Policy & Procedures Manual Development
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Human Factors
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: When Teams Work Well
October 19, 2009, Orlando, FL

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

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 23–24, 2009, Orlando, FL

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