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NBAA Update #09-36
Monday, September 07, 2009

NBAA Update is the National Business Aviation Association's weekly e-newsletter providing a synopsis of the latest operational, regulatory and legislative news for the business aviation community, as well as information about NBAA activities, Member benefits and upcoming industry events. Subscribe for free or review the archives at

FAA's Hudson River Plan Appears Sensible and Workable
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) plan for new safety procedures in the low-level airspace over the Hudson River appears to be reasonable and workable, NBAA’s Steve Brown, senior vice president for operations, recently said. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt unveiled the plan last week after an August 8 accident between two general aviation aircraft over the river. Brown said the plan was based on input from a working group with industry and government representatives. “NBAA looks forward to reviewing a detailed rulemaking proposal and providing comments when it is issued,” Brown said. The FAA’s press release on the proposal is available at:

FAA Releases Guidance on Aircraft Climb Performance
The FAA has added guidance to expected aircraft performance on terminal instrument procedures-based standard instrument departure procedures (SIDs) and obstacle departure procedures (ODPs) in the Agency’s recent Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). This new guidance was included in the AIM in response to inquiries by operators concerning the need to comply with a SID or ODP climb gradient following an engine failure on takeoff above V1 speed. For more information, visit:

NBAA Unveils John H. Winant Award
NBAA has unveiled a new award, the John H. Winant Award, in memory of the legendary Association leader who served for five decades, beginning with his leadership on the Board of Directors. The new award will recognize members of NBAA’s Board whose service to the business aviation community extends well beyond their Board tenure. The first presentation of the Winant Award will be made during NBAA’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL, from October 20 to 22. To learn more about the award, visit:

Kings’ Blog Post Previews Light Business Airplane Conference
Aviation veterans John and Martha King are encouraging entrepreneurs who rely on a light airplane for business to support the aviation community by joining NBAA and getting involved. In a recent blog post, the Kings urge operators to join NBAA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry and attend the Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference at NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL, from October 20 to 22. To read the post, visit:

Who's Exhibiting at NBAA2009? Companies Just Like Yours
For hundreds of NBAA Members, the Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention remains a must-have on the marketing calendar. “This challenging economy only amplifies the reasons we come here, year after year,” said Tom Myers, marketing director for Aircell, a provider of airborne communications equipment. NBAA's Convention enables Aircell's marketing team to connect with customers and grow the business. To learn why companies like this one value NBAA's Convention, especially in a challenging business climate, visit:

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Register for NBAA’s Regional Forum in Las Vegas
NBAA’s Business Aviation Regional Forum is coming to Las Vegas this Thursday, September 10, and this week is the last opportunity to register. The event, which will be held at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), is expected to draw hundreds of Attendees and feature approximately 60 Exhibitors and 30 aircraft on Static Display. NBAA staff will provide information on NBAA Member benefits and, with FAA air traffic control officials, answer questions about business aircraft ownership and regional operating procedures and policies. To review the agenda and to register, visit:

Dallas Love Field Pilots Association Meeting Tomorrow
The Dallas Love Field Pilots Association will hold a luncheon meeting this Tuesday, September 8 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Texas. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with local, regional and national industry updates, including a presentation by the luncheon’s sponsor, Embraer, on the company’s latest milestones. To RSVP, contact Embraer’s Mariana Tran at For additional information, contact NBAA’s Steve Hadley at

FAA Hosting Customer Forum for Houston-Area Operators Thursday
The FAA will hold a customer forum for operators in the Houston, TX area this Thursday, September 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The agenda will include an open forum for questions and concerns regarding air traffic control and regional airspace issues. The meeting will be held at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in the Continental Airlines In-Flight Training Center, located at 4375 Wright Road. To attend, RSVP to the FAA's Lisa Smalley at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

KCBAA Supports Event in Kansas City, Sept. 12
The Kansas City Business Aviation Association (KCBAA) is supporting the Challenge Air for Kids and Friends flying event September 12 at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) in Kansas City, MO. Challenge Air is a non-profit organization for physically challenged children. The event will be held at the Executive Beechcraft hangar at 10 Richards Road and lunch will be provided. For more information, visit:

Ohio Group Will Meet Next Week at Port Columbus Airport
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a meeting September 16 at Lane Aviation on Port Columbus Airport (CMH). Keynote speaker Pete Agur, founder of The VanAllen Group, will address “Opportunities in a Challenging Economy.” ORBAA President Dave Vornholt will discuss the role of the organization. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The cost to attend is $15 per person and includes lunch. RSVP to RoyceAnn Martin at (419) 372-0554 or For more information, contact NBAA’s Bob Quinn at

Make Plans Now to Attend SFBAA Safety Day, Sept. 18
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will host its first Safety Day on September 18 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Featured speakers include Bob Agostino, “Father of the Safety Standdown,” and former National Transportation Safety Board Senior Air Safety Investigator Greg Feith. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheltair facility on the airport, located at 1100 Lee Wagener Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Lunch will be provided by Silver Lining In-Flight Catering. RSVP to SFBAA’s Jeff Ramsden at For more information, contact NBAA’s Harry Houckes at

Northeast Schedulers & Dispatchers to Host Groton, CT Meeting, Sept. 29
The Northeast Schedulers and Dispatchers (NESD) will hold a lunch meeting on September 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Groton-New London Airport (GON) in Connecticut. The meeting will have two keynote speakers: Mark Mata from Satcom Direct, who will discuss flight tracking, flight deck freedom and partnerships with Air Routing International (ARI); and a representative of the Coleman Group, who will discuss results-driven marketing communications for business aviation. The lunch will be held at Lanmar Aviation on the airport, located at 201 Tower Avenue, and is sponsored by The Coleman Group. RSVP by September 22 to NESD’s Amy Roy at (203) 845-5420 or For more information, contact NBAA’s Dean Saucier at

Cold Weather Safety in Focus for New England Event, Oct. 7
The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CBAG), the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA) and NBAA are sponsoring a cold-weather operations seminar on October 7. Several industry experts, including NASA's Dr. Judith Van Zante and Walter Randa of Leading Edge, will give presentations, and representatives from local airports will share procedures for ice and snow removal, equipment and braking action. The event will be held at the main terminal building on Hanscom Field (BED). There is a $25 charge for non-members of either CBAG or MBAA to cover lunch and morning beverage. The fee will be waived for those signing up as members at the event. For more information, contact NBAA’s Dean Saucier at

PNBAA and PRSDA Hosting Joint Meeting in Seattle, Nov. 12
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) and the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will host a joint dinner meeting on November 12 at the Museum of Flight on King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA. Information about the program, including speakers and topics, will be announced in future issues of NBAA Update. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at, or visit the PNBAA web site at:


Details Now Online for 2010 NBAA S&D Conference
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference is an annual event that provides timely information to professionals responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. The conference features hundreds of exhibits from aviation manufacturers and services providers. The 2010 event will be held from January 27 to 29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. Although registration for the event is still pending, interested Attendees can review details about the Conference, including a tentative agenda, online. Exhibitors can also download the Exhibitor Prospectus. Exhibitor applications are due October 2. For more information, visit:

NBAA Releases 2010 Regional Forum Schedule
NBAA’s schedule for next year’s Business Aviation Regional Forums includes the following: Houston, TX on January 14; Van Nuys, CA on March 11; Teterboro, NJ on June 10; and Chicago, IL on September 9. For more information, interested Exhibitors should contact NBAA’s Marti Smith at or visit:

Help Support NBAA Charities: Sign Up for Chairman’s Classic
NBAA will hold its 13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 18, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL in conjunction with NBAA2009. All proceeds from the 2009 tournament will benefit NBAA Charities, a non-profit entity supporting philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. To register and learn more, visit:

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

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

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

13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

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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