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NBAA Update #09-38
Monday, September 21, 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

NBAA Tells Biased Media: No Plane No Gain
In response to negative news coverage about small airports and business aviation published last week in USA Today and aired on NBC's Today show, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issued a statement underscoring the value of general aviation, including business aviation, to the nation's citizens, companies and communities. "Your one-sided story about small community airports lacks any sense of balance, and presents a gross misperception of the value of general aviation, public-use airports, federal funding of the air transportation system, and the needs of millions of Americans in communities nationwide," Bolen wrote. To read the entire letter, visit:

Business Aviation Community Speaks Up for Industry
When the mainstream media and the big airlines took a gratuitous slap at general aviation last week, NBAA's response was echoed by Association Members. "The financial and practical gains provided to local economies that benefit from proximity to small airports are enormous," wrote Cary Baker, principal with Baker Design, an NBAA Member Company. "Jobs, taxes, emergency services are just a small part of these community benefits. Most small airports are the ‘life blood' of the communities they serve." NBAA prepared a web article with sample messaging and e-mail contact information for the news outlets that aired the negative coverage. To view the article, visit:

NBAA Advocates for Business Aviation in NextGen Planning
NBAA has been part of a working group charged with developing recommendations for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the transformation to a Next Generation Air Traffic Control system, or NextGen. The work on the recommendations – compiled in a report recently submitted to the FAA – has been coordinated through RTCA, a non-profit organization established to formulate consensus-based solutions to aviation system challenges, including communications, navigation, surveillance, air traffic control and other issues. NBAA called for expanded development of RNAV and RNP approaches, especially at community airports the business aviation community relies upon, among other recommendations. "FAA Administrator Babbitt was very complimentary of all the recommendations he received, and indicated that he intends to incorporate the guidance into the agency's modernization plans," said Steve Brown, NBAA senior vice president of operations. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen chairs RTCA's Board of Directors. For more information, contact Brown at

TSA Reaffirms Consideration of Changes to LASP
Earlier this month, the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), of which NBAA is a member, met for the first time in nearly three years to receive updates on TSA security programs affecting airports, cargo and general aviation. The TSA indicated that the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) is under review and undergoing revisions based on comments received to the docket and at public hearings. The agency expects to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking in early 2010 detailing the program's modifications. The TSA indicated that industry would have 60 days to review and submit comments on the new proposal. Additionally, NBAA recommended that the TSA form a general aviation subgroup of the ASAC to focus on issues specifically related to GA. For additional information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at or visit:

NBAA Flight Plan Looks at the Fall Congressional Session
Congress is back from an August break, but what does that mean for the business aviation industry, which has faced a host of legislative and regulatory challenges this year? Lisa Piccione, NBAA's senior vice president of government affairs, discusses recent activity on the TSA's LASP, and provides a look ahead to what is expected on reauthorization for the FAA and climate-change legislation that could impact the aviation sector. Subscribe to Flight Plan on iTunes or listen online at:

Senate Passes DOT Funding Bill for FY2010
Last week, the Senate passed the fiscal year 2010 Department of Transportation funding bill. Among the bill's many provisions is funding for the FAA, including $3.5 billion for the Airport Improvement Program and increases in spending for air traffic control modernization. The House of Representatives approved its version of the bill earlier this year. Now the House and Senate will convene a conference committee to resolve the differences between the two bills. For more information, contact NBAA's Ashleigh de la Torre at

FAA Releases SAFO Addressing Pilot Fatigue
In order to provide guidance to FAR Part 121 and Part 135 operators, the FAA has issued a safety alert for operators (SAFO) discussing flightcrew fatigue. The SAFO provides concepts on fatigue countermeasures for short-haul operations, which affect crews differently than long-haul operations. An emphasis is placed on reviewing scheduling practices, assigning rest periods, creating effective sleep opportunities for crews and educating pilots on the need to get sufficient rest. To review the SAFO, visit:

NBAA Offers New Electronic APIS Compliance Resource for Members
Through a partnership with ARINC Direct Business Aviation Solutions, NBAA is offering Members a new option for complying with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) requirements. The electronic APIS transmission service offered by NBAA meets all applicable regulatory requirements and has been fully approved by CBP. The online tool allows Members to quickly and easily submit, modify and store APIS data for future use and includes many time-saving features. To register for an account, visit:

NBAA Publishes Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering
The regulatory environment governing air charter brokering can be unclear, so NBAA has published a new guide that outlines best practices for this industry segment. The guide describes the regulatory environment in which air charter brokers work, along with business practice recommendations to benefit air charter consumers, operators and brokers. For more information on this topic, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at To download the publication, visit:

NBAA's Convention: A Key Part of Your Business Strategy
The NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), to be held from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, will focus on helping Attendees and Exhibitors survive and thrive in these uncertain times. For Attendees, sessions will provide the information needed to stay on top of the pressing challenges facing their businesses. For Exhibitors, the show will provide a premier venue for putting products and services in front of thousands of customers in one place, at one time. To learn more and register now, visit:

Final Week to Register for Bombardier Safety Standdown
This is the final week to register for the Bombardier 13th Annual Safety Standdown, to be held in Wichita, KS from September 28 to October 1. Speakers include Bombardier's James Hoblyn, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Deborah Hersman and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce. Industry safety experts will present sessions throughout the four-day event that begins with a full-day CPR and safety-skills training course. Safety Standdown is officially co-sponsored by NBAA, the FAA and NTSB. For full details and to register, visit:

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Notice Issued on Santa Ana RNAV Departure Procedure
The FAA recently began assigning eligible area navigation (RNAV)-equipped aircraft the DUUKE ONE RNAV departure procedure from John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA. Since the procedure was implemented, a business aviation operator was involved in a pilot deviation from the procedure that required ATC intervention to resolve the situation. It is imperative that operators review the procedure prior to departure and ensure the aircraft is flown in accordance with the procedure and ATC instructions. For more information, visit:

RUUDY TWO Teterboro Procedure Reissued
Jeppesen has reissued the chart for the RUUDY TWO RNAV SID for Teterboro, NJ. The RUUDY was reissued with the September 18 revision package and is effective upon receipt. The initial climb instructions for the Runway 24 departure now emphasize the altitude crossing restrictions for WENTZ and TASCA that are necessary to separate traffic departing Teterboro and traffic arriving into Newark, NJ. Eligible RNAV-equipped aircraft can expect an ATC clearance for the RUUDY TWO RNAV SID when departing Teterboro Runway 24. For full details concerning Teterboro departures and a copy of Jeppesen's revised RUUDY TWO RNAV SID, visit:

Congressional Committees Look at Hudson River Airspace
Last week, both the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held hearings on the safety of operations in the New York City/Hudson River airspace. Representatives from government, general aviation and labor testified at the hearing. NBAA submitted testimony that reiterated the industry's strong safety record and supported the FAA's proposed changes to rules governing operations in that airspace. For more information, contact NBAA's Dick Doubrava at, or review NBAA's testimony at:

Be Sure You Know IRS Not-For-Profit Requirements
Many local, regional and charitable business aviation organizations have incorporated as not-for-profit entities. The IRS requires not-for-profit organizations to file tax returns using the Form 990, 990-N or 990-EZ based on the organization's gross receipts and assets. The IRS has recently revised its not-for-profit filing requirements and depending on the organization, they may be different than in prior years. NBAA encourages local, regional and charitable business aviation groups to ensure they are meeting IRS reporting requirements to avoid jeopardizing their tax status. The revised filing requirements are available on the IRS web site at:

Bolen to Address Wichita Aero Club, Sept. 23
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will address the Wichita Aero Club this Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m. Bolen will discuss legislative priorities for business aviation, the work of the No Plane No Gain campaign and plans for the upcoming NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention. The luncheon will be held at the Wichita Airport Hilton Hotel, 2098 Airport Road, located on the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT). Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. The meeting is the latest in a series of business aviation community forums Bolen has addressed, including a recent meeting of the Southern Colorado Business Aviation Association and a separate meeting, held last week, of the Embraer Operators Conference in Nevada. For additional information on the upcoming Wichita meeting, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at or visit the Wichita Aero Club web site:

St. Louis Association to Meet Sept. 25
The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBA) will hold a meeting this Friday, September 25, at Syberg's on Dorsett and Highway 270 at 11:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Russ Meyer, chairman emeritus of Cessna Aircraft Company, who will speak about the state of the business aviation industry. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To RSVP, contact GSLBA's Bev Lehenbaurer by September 23 at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Plan to Attend San Diego Safety Day, Sept. 29
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) will hold its first Safety Standdown on September 29 at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) in Carlsbad, CA, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature a slate of nationally recognized speakers, including Steve Brown, NBAA senior vice president, operations; Patrick Carey, AirFlite aviation safety and security officer; Peter Drinkwater, San Diego County airports director; and others. The event will cover safety management systems, flight deck automation and Southern California air traffic control planning and phraseology. Attendance qualifies for NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program credit. For more information, contact SDRAA at or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at, or visit the SDRAA site at:

CABAA Will Hold Mentoring Meeting, Sept. 29
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will hold its annual mentoring meeting on Tuesday, September 29, at Lewis University, One University Parkway, Aviation Building, Unit #282 in Romeoville, IL. A Boeing representative will give a presentation on the future of the aviation industry, and NBAA Regional Representative Bob Quinn will discuss issues including the TSA's LASP, safety management systems and an overview of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. For more information, visit:

First Annual Ohio Aviation Forum Is Oct. 6
A forum dedicated to the discussion of traffic flow management and collaborative decision-making will be held at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH on October 6. This first annual Ohio Aviation Forum is hosted by Aerospace Enterprises and will feature a number of presentations by NASA, Kent State University, the Air Force Institute of Technology and others. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at or visit:

Wisconsin Group Will Hold Safety Day on Oct. 7
The Wisconsin Business Aviation Association (WBAA) will hold a Safety Day on Wednesday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Johnson Controls Hangar, 300 E. Citation Way, Milwaukee, WI. Sponsored by Johnson Controls and Gulfstream, the program will include topics on human factors challenges, a swine flu update, airport accident response and safety management systems. There is a $35 charge per attendee. To RSVP, contact Steve Rehwinkel at For more information, visit:

Cold Weather Ops Seminars at Teterboro and Bedford Next Month
The Teterboro Users Group, Westchester Aviation Association, Morristown Aviation Association and NBAA are sponsoring a cold-weather operations seminar on October 6 at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey. The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CBAG), the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA) and NBAA are sponsoring a cold-weather operations seminar October 7 at Hanscom Field Airport (BED), in Bedford, MA. The seminars will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and several seats are still open at both locations. While there is no admission charge, a $25 fee is requested for food and beverage expenses. To register for the Teterboro location, contact Julia Muriale at, and for the Bedford location, contact Michele Posey at Direct other questions to NBAA's Dean Saucier at


Introducing New NBAA Resource: Business Aviation Jobs
NBAA is pleased to announce a new online resource called Business Aviation Jobs. The new job board features search abilities, allowing job seekers to find openings by position, geographic location or type of operation. Those seeking jobs can upload resumes, search available jobs, sign up for job alerts and take advantage of career tips and tools, all free of charge. Additionally, hiring companies can post openings and search resumes efficiently to find qualified candidates quickly. As an introductory offer, NBAA is offering two months of free job postings for NBAA Member Companies seeking to fill job openings. After that, employers can pay a small fee for a single, 30-day job posting and take advantage of discounts for multiple postings. Start using this resource now at:

Support CAN Through NBAA Charity Benefit and Auctions
The 2009 NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions has already attracted an impressive list of donated auction items. The sole beneficiary of this year's Charity Benefit is Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a charitable organization that provides free flights for cancer patients to treatment centers using empty seats on business airplanes. Attending the Charity Benefit and participating in the Live and Silent Auctions are ideal ways for companies to support CAN. The event will be held on October 21 in conjunction with NBAA2009. For more information or to register for the Charity Benefit online, visit:

September Issue of NBAA Exhibitor Update Now Available Online
The September issue of NBAA Exhibitor Update has mailed to subscribers and is now available for viewing on the NBAA web site. Issue highlights include details related to the upcoming NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) in Orlando, FL, and announcements about 2010 events such as the 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and Business Aviation Regional Forum series. To view the September issue or to subscribe to NBAA Exhibitor Update, visit:

Deadline to Register for October CAM Exam Is Sept. 24
The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam will be offered in paper format on October 19 in conjunction with NBAA2009 in Orlando, FL. The deadline to register for the exam is Thursday, September 24. The CAM credential is considered the highest recognition for business aviation professionals. To register for the exam, contact NBAA's Sarah Wolf at Learn more about the CAM Program at:

2010 Sponsorships Available for NBAA's Member Publication
Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's award-winning Member publication, is delivered free of charge to over 19,000 Member subscribers and distributed to thousands more at Association events across the country. Each issue touches upon virtually all aspects of the business aviation industry, including operational issues, developments in the federal policy arena, NBAA events and Member benefits. Reserve your space today by contacting Melissa Murphy at Learn more and download the 2010 Media Planner at:

NBAA Job Opportunity: Operations Service Group Specialist
The NBAA Operations Division is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Operations Service Group specialist. Position responsibilities include providing legislative, regulatory, technical and flight operations information to NBAA Members and supporting Operations Division subject-matter experts with research activities, including writing news stories. For more information, including qualifications and other requirements, visit:

NBAA's Nichols Appointed to NBTA Aviation Committee
Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president of operations, education & economics, has been appointed to the National Business Travel Association's (NBTA's) Aviation Committee. Nichols will provide perspective and guidance on business aviation issues on behalf of NBAA Members. NBTA represents over 4,000 travel managers and provides travel education and benchmarking information to its members. Its Aviation Committee serves as a source of information and education regarding business travel issues, enabling NBTA Members to evaluate the impact these issues have upon their organizations.

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

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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