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NBAA Update #09-46
Monday, November 16, 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

Bolen Highlights Business Aviation Value at DOT Conference
When the Department of Transportation (DOT) held a conference of aviation policymakers and other industry leaders last week to discuss planning for the aviation industry, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reminded participants of the essential role of business aviation to the nation's economy and transportation system. Bolen noted that the business aviation community has a presence in every state in the country, and invests in upgrades to the nation's aviation system so that it can continue to support economic growth, job opportunities, vital public services and other benefits. These benefits are among the advantages provided by business aviation, which are the central message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. To learn more, visit:

Video: Bolen Discusses NextGen Value Before Congress
At a recent hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told lawmakers that general aviation (GA) has supported congressional proposals for modernizing the nation's air traffic control system, so that it remains the world's largest, safest and most efficient. The business aviation community supports proposals to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and continue toward a next-generation aviation system by building upon the fuel tax as GA's payment mechanism. Video clips from the hearing, including questions and answers from members of the subcommittee, are available on NBAA's dedicated YouTube channel at:

TSA to Publish Proposed Security Rule for Aircraft Repair Stations
Later this week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) affecting aircraft repair stations certificated under FAR Part 145. The proposed regulations would establish requirements for repair stations to adopt and implement a standard security program and to comply with security directives issued by the TSA. The proposed regulations would also provide procedures for the TSA to notify repair stations of any deficiencies in their security programs, and to determine whether a particular repair station presents an immediate risk to security. The TSA has provided 60 days for public comments on the proposal, and it will determine the due date for the proposal's comments based on its yet-unknown publication date in the Federal Register. Download a copy of the proposed rule in PDF format:

Palmer Ads Remind Policymakers: No Plane, No Gain
As Congress moves into the final weeks of the legislative year and debate continues on a variety of issues, the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign is putting forward a highly recognizable and respected spokesman to remind lawmakers about the importance of business aviation to thousands of companies across the U.S. Ads featuring American legend Arnold Palmer appear this week in print venues, including USA Today, and on television networks, including CNN, Fox and MSNBC, that are seen by federal lawmakers and their staff. Like many companies, Palmer's business is located in a town not served by the airlines, making business aviation a vital element in the success of Palmer's enterprises. "For more than 50 years, using a business airplane is the single most productive thing I have done," Palmer says in the TV spot. To view the print and television ads, visit:

NBAA Leaders Bring No Plane No Gain Message to NATA Event
Two members of NBAA's Board of Directors – Jeff Lee, IBM director of flight operations, and Scott Moore, Luck Stone chief pilot – spoke last week on a panel moderated by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The panel was part of the National Air Transportation Association's (NATA's) annual Aviation Business Roundtable. The NBAA directors' companies are very different in size, yet, Bolen said, "it's important to see the diversity of our community, and the flight department perspective is not one limited to the size of a company, type of company or geographic region." Read more about the panel at:

Podcast: Local Groups, Community Affect Positive Change at SDL
NBAA and its Member Companies work tirelessly with regional aviation groups to preserve access for business aviation to airports across the country. In the latest edition of NBAA Flight Plan, Mike Goode, of NetJets and the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) president, discusses a City of Scottsdale decision to make positive accommodations for business aviation at Scottsdale Airport (SDL). A maximum takeoff weight restriction of 75,000 pounds had prevented long-range flights for business aviation, but was lifted by the City of Scottsdale following advocacy efforts by the local community, AZBAA and NBAA. Other communities can affect positive changes at their local airports by following tips Goode outlines in the interview. Receive the newest episode of Flight Plan automatically by subscribing to the podcast on Apple's iTunes, or listen now at:

Business Aviation Insider Presents the NAS at a Glance
The most recent edition of NBAA's Business Aviation Insider features an article about the FAA's Operational Information System (OIS), an online resource that provides information about traffic management initiatives in aviation, including ground delay programs, ground stops and airspace flow programs. Readers will also find the airspace guidance previously disseminated through the stand-alone publication, NBAA Navigator, now included as part of Business Aviation Insider. Learn more at:

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Required Reroutes Southbound Out of NY During Thanksgiving Holiday
With the onset of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, traffic of all kinds is expected to increase in the New York region. Those in the business aviation community can expect required reroutes off the New York satellite airports from November 18 to 27. Traffic typically filed southbound over WHITE off of TEB/MMU/CDW will be routed over LANNA and J48. While adding mileage, departure delays out of New York typically associated with the WHITE demand should be reduced. Traffic departing HPN southbound will be routed either over BEADS J174 if operating to the east coast of Florida or LANNA J48 if operating to the west coast of Florida. The Deepwater routes via AZEZU M201 are also available for aircraft that meet the offshore requirements. Operators should check the ATC System Command Center advisories for specific route information on the day of a flight, as required routes could vary on a daily basis. For more information, contact NBAA's GA Desk at

Dallas Schedulers and Dispatchers to Meet on Nov. 17
The Texas Corporate Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers Group (TCAS) will hold its annual holiday meeting and dinner at Dallas Love Field (DAL) on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Jet Aviation-Dallas at its facility on the airport, located at 7363 Cedar Springs Road. The event is co-sponsored by Pegasus Flight Support, Colt International, World Fuel and Business Jet Access. The dinner will feature a raffle to support the Disabled Crime Victims Assistance organization. For more information, contact TCAS president Mark Ott at or NBAA's Steve Hadley at

SFO-Area Operators Invited to Participate in Customer Forum, Nov. 19
Business aircraft operators in the San Francisco area have an opportunity to participate in an FAA Customer Forum on November 19. At the meeting, agency officials will provide briefings on the San Francisco control tower, North California TRACON and Oakland Center (ARTCC). The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the San Francisco International Airport Administrative Offices on the 5th Floor (RWY28R Conference Room). Those wishing to attend in person can obtain more information from FAA's Dave Foyle at For more information about happenings in the Assocation's Western Region, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association Meeting, Nov. 20
The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting on Friday, November 20, at 11:30 a.m., at Syberg's at the intersection of Dorsett Road and Highway 270. The featured speaker will be John Teipen, MCFI DPE, FAASTeam Lead Representative, who will discuss effective flightcrew communications and the complexity of familiar or routine ground operations. There is a charge of $15 for members and $20 for guests to assist GSLBAA with this non-sponsored luncheon.  RSVP by Wednesday, November 18 to GSLBAA's Bev at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

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Members Invited to Participate in 2010 Olympics Survey
NBAA invites Members who plan to use the company airplane for travel to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games to participate in a short online survey. NBAA will use the data gathered to assist with the facilitation of travel to and from the Vancouver area during the games, to be held between January 29 and March 24, 2010. In order to access the survey, or for more information about the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, visit:

NBAA's Houston Regional Forum Is Jan. 14
NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums are day-long learning and peer networking venues designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities, and to provide an introduction to local leaders interested in learning more about the industry. NBAA's next Regional Forum, to be held in Houston, TX, will take place on January 14 at Enterprise Jet Center, located on Hobby Field Airport. The Houston Forum will feature hundreds of Attendees, 50 indoor Exhibitors, approximately 20 static aircraft and valuable education sessions for those operating in the region. Information on housing and transportation, exhibit information and sponsorship opportunities is now available at:

NBAA Announces Call for Speakers at 2010 Regional Forums
NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums offer the aviation community a wide range of valuable education sessions on current industry topics, in addition to indoor exhibits and static displays. NBAA is pleased to announce its call for speakers for education sessions at the 2010 Regional Forums. Proposals for presentations on topics such as safety and risk management, maintenance and technical issues, airspace and airport access, aircraft and flight operations, aviation management, aircraft ownership and career and leadership development are welcomed. Proposals are due to NBAA by December 7. For more information and to view the call for speakers form, visit:

Featured Member Benefit: New NBAA Apparel Store
The Association is now offering NBAA-branded apparel and No Plane No Gain merchandise, available exclusively at the new online NBAA Apparel Store. Featuring hats, shirts, jackets and other merchandise, Members can wear these garments proudly to show their backing of the Association and to help promote the No Plane No Gain message. Learn more or make a purchase by visiting the online store at:

No Plane No Gain

Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 14, 2010, Houston, TX

21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 27–29, 2010, San Antonio, TX

18th Annual Leadership Conference
February 24–25, 2010, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 11, 2010, Van Nuys, CA

37th Annual International Operators Conference
March 29–April 1, 2010, New Orleans, LA

25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
April 6–8, 2010, San Diego, CA

10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2010)
May 4–6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

55th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 11–13, 2010, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 10, 2010, Teterboro, NJ

15th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 24–26, 2010, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 9, 2010, Chicago, IL

19th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)
October 19–21, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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