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NBAA Update #09-40
Monday, October 05, 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 Applauds Senate GA Caucus Formation
NBAA last week applauded Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) for forming a General Aviation (GA) Caucus in the Senate. In a "Dear Colleague" letter, Begich and Johanns said "the goal of the Senate General Aviation Caucus is to work with pilots, aircraft owners, the aviation industry, and relevant government agencies to insure a safe and vibrant environment exists for GA in our country." NBAA also commended Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sam Brownback (R-KS) and James Inhofe (R-OK) for becoming caucus members. The letter raises several points that are central to the No Plane No Gain campaign sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association: general aviation creates jobs, provides transportation to small towns and communities and is essential to the nation's economy. To read the full release, visit:

House Bill Calls for Increased Industry Participation in TSA Regulations
NBAA said a recently introduced bill could strengthen industry input on proposed regulations from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and bring consistency to the process for issuing security directives. The bill, H.R. 3678, is sponsored by Rep. John Mica (R-7-FL). It is co-sponsored by Reps. Allen Boyd (D-2-FL), Vernon J. Ehlers (R-3-MI), Sam Graves (R-6-MO) and Thomas Petri (R-6-WI, who are members of the House of Representatives' General Aviation Caucus. "This legislation will allow us to work with the TSA to respond quickly to imminent security threats, while at the same time providing a review process that properly balances risk with potential industry impacts," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Full details of the legislation are available at:

Veterans Airlift Event Will Highlight No Plane No Gain Message
Business aviation supports people and communities in times of crisis. That's a central theme of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, and it will again be on display at a Veterans Airlift Command charity reception co-hosted by NBAA on October 14 in Washington, DC. Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded soldiers, veterans and their families through a network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. "We are honored to support this great event for a worthy cause," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. For more information and to RSVP, contact Bryce Walker at

NBAA Welcomes Rosekind Nomination to NTSB
Last week, NBAA welcomed the White House nomination of Dr. Mark R. Rosekind to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Rosekind is an expert on the effects of pilot fatigue on productivity, safety and flight operations. "We've always been honored to welcome Dr. Rosekind as a featured speaker at our industry's most important safety-themed events," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We look forward to continuing our efforts to promote business aviation safety when his nomination to the Board is confirmed." The nomination must now be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. For more information, visit:

Senate Climate-Change Bill Raises Concerns for NBAA
NBAA cited concern over congressional legislation introduced last week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "The business aviation community has a record of continuous improvement on environmental stewardship," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted, pointing to long-promoted proposals to contain emissions while preserving mobility. Bolen added that "aviation's already small environmental footprint could effectively be further reduced by expediting aviation system modernization." Introduced by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA), the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733), does not explain the potential cost of the legislation to the industry, does not re-invest funds raised from the industry into aviation and does not reflect industry principles outlined in a document assembled by NBAA and 19 other aviation associations and offered earlier this year. That document is available at:

Congress Approves Temporary Funding Measure Including DOT, DHS
Last week, Congress approved temporary stop-gap funding for all federal agencies. Although the federal fiscal year ended on September 30, Congress had yet to complete its work on spending bills for the coming fiscal year, requiring lawmakers to approve a "continuing resolution" to preserve the flow of funds to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies at current levels for one month while the annual appropriations bills are completed. For more information, contact NBAA's Ashleigh de la Torre at

Union President, Business Aviation Advocate Speaks at NBAA2009
Tom Buffenbarger, international president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), will be a featured speaker at the Opening General Session for NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009). "Few industries are as critical to the nation's economic well-being as the business aviation industry," said Buffenbarger. "Each successive generation of aircraft is driven by technologies and innovations that directly and indirectly support millions of jobs and the kind of high value economic activity which we simply cannot afford to lose." To review a press release and video welcome from Buffenbarger, visit:

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RUUDY TWO Teterboro Procedure to Be Reinstated Tomorrow
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. Due to internal FAA technical issues the procedure was temporarily suspended but will be reinstated on October 6. 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:

First Annual Ohio Aviation Forum Is Tomorrow
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, hosted by Aerospace Enterprises, 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's Safety Day Is Wednesday
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 WBAA's Steve Rehwinkel at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at or visit:

Cold-Weather Ops Seminars at Teterboro, Bedford Are This Week
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

Peer Education Event Coming to Teterboro Airport, Oct. 14
Aviation Professionals Sharing Information (APSI) will hold a meeting on October 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Meridian North Hangar on Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey. The educational program will focus on various aviation organizations and opportunities to get involved. The format will allow for group discussion and will be open to questions. The event also provides a valuable peer-to-peer networking opportunity. To RSVP as required and for information about APSI membership, contact APSI president Omar J. Diaz at For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Arizona Group Continues Advocacy Work at Scottsdale
A recent survey sponsored by the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) reinforces the association's position and the Scottsdale Airport Commission's vote to adopt a proposal to increase the weight limit for current aircraft operating out of Scottsdale to 100,000 lbs. The city council will meet on October 13 to decide on the issue and AZBAA needs your support. For more information and to get involved, contact AZBAA's Chad Willems at or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

SFBAA Meeting and Annual Fundraiser Set for Friday, Nov. 6
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its annual meeting, fundraiser and golf classic on Friday, November 6 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. As in previous years, a portion of the proceeds will benefit SFBAA's charitable activities. The event will begin with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m. Space is limited and attendees must register by October 23. A special SFBAA room rate is available for event attendees. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact SFBAA's Tracy Gough at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit:

PNBAA/PRSDA Meeting Focusing on the TAG/AMI Experience, Nov. 12
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) and the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will host a joint meeting on November 12 at the Museum of Flight on King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA. A presentation will be made by Chuck McLeran, former CEO of AMI Jet Charter and U.S. executive of TAG Aviation, on the FAA's revocation of the AMI Air Carrier Certificate. McLeran will then be joined by a panel of industry experts to answer questions. The cost to attend, which includes dinner, will be $35. Seating will be limited so RSVP as early as possible. For more information including negotiated hotel rates, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit:

Raleigh Corporate Aviation Maintenance Seminar, Nov. 12
The 2009 Corporate Aviation Maintenance Seminar will be held November 12 at Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU). This event is an opportunity for maintenance personnel in the business aviation community to share information, network and receive updates in the maintenance arena. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast and lunch. This year's program will be held at the Progress Energy Hangar on RDU, 1650 East International Drive. To RSVP, contact Jim Griffin at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at


NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit Raising Funds for a Worthy Cause
The 2009 NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit helps support the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), which coordinates free flights aboard business airplanes to transport cancer patients to treatment centers. Attending the Charity Benefit is an ideal way for companies to show support for CAN, which is more important now than ever in this economic climate. Held in conjunction with the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) this month in Orlando, the exciting event will also feature the rock group Foreigner, which will perform after the auction. For more information, visit:

Live and Silent Auctions at NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit
The NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit will feature Silent and Live Auctions with proceeds from both assisting CAN with its mission. Auction items include a Vancouver Olympics package from Bombardier worth $20,000, a trip to Hawaii courtesy of Universal Weather & Aviation, simulator times and even a chance to fly along with business aviation photographer Paul Bowen on an air-to-air photo shoot. Silent Auction items will be on display in the Orange County Convention Center Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20. However, bidding will only take place during the Charity Benefit Reception starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, in The Rosen Centre. The Live Auction will take place during the Charity Benefit itself on Wednesday, October 21. For more information, including a full list of items available, and to register, visit:

Players, Sponsors Can Still Support Chairman's Charity Classic
Players and sponsors still have time to register for NBAA's 13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament which will be held on Sunday, October 18, at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with NBAA2009. Association Board Chairman Jeff Lee will preside over this year's tournament. All proceeds from the 2009 event will benefit NBAA Charities. For more information, visit:

NBAA Swine Flu Planning Seminar Available On Demand
Because of the urgency of the H1N1 flu pandemic issue and the high level of Member interest, NBAA is offering a recording of a webinar held last week via its On-Demand Education Program. Business aviation is particularly vulnerable to pandemics due to the confined workspaces on aircraft and the possibility of exposure when traveling internationally. This seminar assists operations personnel and safety managers in planning to respond to safety and legal issues in the flight department. The panel includes Dr. Paulo Alves, MedAire's vice president, aviation and maritime health worldwide, attorney Greg Ripple of NBAA Member Company Miller-Johnson and NBAA's Jo Damato. To learn more and access the webinar rebroadcast online, visit:

Housing Registration Open for S&D 2010 in San Antonio
Housing registration is now open for the 2010 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, to be held from January 27 to 29 in San Antonio, TX. Rooms are available at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The conference is an annual educational event that provides timely information on topics important to professionals responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. It also includes a wide variety of exhibits from aviation manufacturers and service providers. Pre-conference events, including Schedulers Professional Development Program courses, will also be offered on the days leading up to the conference. For more details and to make reservations, visit:

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 Annual Meeting & Convention

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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