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NBAA Update #10-02
Monday, January 11, 2010

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

WV Governor's Proclamation Makes Clear: No Plane, No Gain
The essential role of general aviation, including business aviation, in supporting West Virginia's economy was recognized in a proclamation signed last week by the state's governor, Joe Manchin III (D-WV). The proclamation declares January "General Aviation Appreciation" month and notes that "a great many businesses and communities depend upon general aviation aircraft and small aircraft of all types for access to medical treatment, mobility, economic opportunity, disaster relief and a wide range of critical resources." These benefits from business aviation are among those articulated by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. NBAA staff attended the proclamation signing ceremony. To read a web article about the proclamation and learn about other grassroots initiatives that have been part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, visit:

FAA Releases NOTAM for Super Bowl XLIV
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the special traffic management program (STMP) notice to airmen (NOTAM) for Super Bowl XLIV, to be held in Miami, FL, on February 7. Although there will be no slot reservation requirements for this event, operators should note the possibility of ground delay programs, ground stops and/or miles-in-trail restrictions at Miami-area airports during the event. The FAA will release more information regarding temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) soon, which will be published on the NBAA web site as soon as it is available. View the NOTAM at:

FAA to Implement ICAO's 'Line Up and Wait' Phraseology
Recently an FAA Safety Risk Management Panel concluded that it is safe to replace the FAA phraseology, "position and hold," with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) phraseology, "line up and wait." The National Transportation Safety Board previously recommended that the FAA amend order 7110.65, requiring the use of standard ICAO phraseology for airport surface operations. The change, which is being coordinated within the FAA, requires an extensive awareness campaign to ensure pilots and controllers are informed. If approved later this month, the changes could be implemented by June 2010. For more information contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at

Podcast Provides 2010 Outlook for Business Aviation
The business aviation community weathered one of the worst storms in recent memory in 2009. In this episode of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, industry analysts Richard Aboulafia, vice president, analysis for the Teal Group Corporation and Brian Foley, founder, Brian Foley Associates, discuss the marketplace outlook for 2010. Foley's comments come on the heels of a January 2009 report Foley released, which provides an outlook for the industry in the coming year. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on Apple's iTunes web site and receive new episodes every Monday automatically, or listen to episodes at:

Business Aviation Insider Has New Look in Print, Online
Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's award-winning, bimonthly publication, has a new look, both in print and online. The January/February 2010 edition, sponsored by Flight Safety International, focuses on tips and tools to help those in the industry invest in themselves in this tough economy. To review the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider, visit:

Feedback Requested on Europe's 8.33 kHz Channel Spacing
Eurocontrol is requesting feedback, by March 22 from aircraft operators regarding the proposed 8.33 kHz channel spacing implementation in Europe. The proposal document outlines the proposed timeline and requirements for both airborne and ground-based very high frequency (VHF) radios. For more information on reviewing the document, and for contact information for feedback, visit:

EBACE Exhibitor Applications Due This Week
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2010) will bring together operators, policymakers and decision-makers from Europe, North Africa, India, Russia and the Middle East to learn about the latest equipment, regulations and safety procedures. Exhibitors will meet face-to-face with thousands of business aviation professionals. The priority lottery deadline for EBACE2010 Exhibitors is this Friday, January 15. For more information and to download the Exhibitor application, visit:

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This Week’s Houston Forum Takes Place Entirely Indoors
While the weather forecast for this Thursday’s Regional Forum being held in Houston, TX, may be gloomy, Attendees and Exhibitors will be warm and dry inside the Enterprise Jet Center hangar, one of the few capable of hosting an entire NBAA Regional Forum inside its facility. A dozen business aircraft and all exhibit booths and educations sessions will be available indoors from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 14. Sessions will focus on regulatory issues related to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, safety related information on preventing runway excursions, and important FAA-related issues to consider when creating structures for aircraft ownership and operations. Register now or learn more at:

Virginia’s Loudon County Proposing Aircraft Property Tax Increase
The Board of Supervisors in Loudon County, Virginia, home to many NBAA Member Companies based at airports such as Washington Dulles (IAD) and Leesburg (JYO), is again considering a large percentage increase in the personal property tax rate on aircraft. NBAA urges Members based in Loudon County to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on January 19 at 6:00 p.m. to provide testimony about the negative impact this tax increase would have on business aviation in the county. For more information on this proposal or attending the meeting, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at (202) 783-9250 or

Houston Group Hosts Global Compliance Discussion, Jan. 13
The Houston Regional Aviation Professionals (HRAP) will hold its first meeting of the year in Kemah, TX, southeast of Houston on January 13. The event, which will be held at Landry's Seafood House, located at 1 Kemah Boardwalk, will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a presentation and dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bobby Butler, vice president and chief compliance officer with Universal Weather and Aviation, the meeting sponsor, will give a presentation on global compliance issues and their impact on aviation operations, followed by a discussion of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. To RSVP, contact HRAP Co-Chair Zinnia Lerma at For more information, contact NBAA’s Steve Hadley at

No Plane No Gain Will Be Focus of OH Meeting
In a meeting in Cleveland, OH on January 13, Bolen will discuss the progress of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign and underscore the importance of grassroots activism in helping deliver the campaign's message to policymakers. Retired Air Force Captain Earl Morse will also talk about Honor Flight’s missions, which transport military veterans to Washington, DC, to visit memorials to the wars they served in. The role of business aviation in supporting humanitarian flights is among the core messaging for the No Plane No Gain program. To learn more about the Cleveland event, contact ORBAA's RoyceAnn Martin at or visit:

Bolen to Speak at CABAA Meeting on Jan 15
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will also speak at the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) annual meeting this Friday, January 15. Like the ORBAA meeting, Bolen will update attendants on the progress of the No Plane No Gain campaign and the importance of communicating the value of business aviation. The Chicago meeting will start with a networking reception at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and speakers. The event, which costs $20 for CABAA members and $30 for non-members, will be held at the Drury Lane meeting center located just outside Chicago, in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. For more information and to register, visit:

SDRAA Hosts First 2010 Networking Event, Jan. 19
Relational Investors and CareFusion, along with the San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) and NBAA, will host an evening networking session on January 19. The program will include a short presentation by Mike Goode, president of the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA), on local group advocacy and its importance in increasing and preserving access at local airports. NBAA, AZBAA and others were successful in a grassroots effort that culminated with the Scottsdale Airport taking further measures to welcome business aviation. The January 19 event will be held at the McClellan-Palomar Airport Premier Jet facility, 2100 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Emergency Planning Workshop at Westchester Airport, Feb. 3
The Westchester Aviation Association, Global Aerospace and Fireside Partners are sponsoring an Advanced Forum in Emergency Planning on February 3 at New York's Westchester Airport (HPN) Avitat. This event will provide information and tips for your company's crisis management teams, risk managers and others interested in emergency response planning. The program begins at 8:45 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m., and the $30 fee per person is payable at the event in cash or check. The forum is limited to 100 attendees, and reservations must be made by January 27 to Debbie Mojica at For more information, contact NBAA’s Dean Saucier at

Utah Safety Day Is Feb. 10 in Salt Lake City
The Utah Business Aviation Association (UBAA) will host its second annual Safety Day on February 10 at the Million Air FBO on Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), in General Aviation Hangar 7. Presenters at the event include "Father of the Safety Standdown" Bob Agostino, NBAA's Doug Carr, former U.S. Senator Jake Garn, FlightSafety's Shannon Forrest, MedAire's Ginger Bartos and Utah Aeronautics' Pat Morley. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the attendee cost for this all-day event is $50. To attend, RSVP to For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Safety Day Set for Mar. 4 in Seattle
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will host its second annual Safety Day at the Museum of Flight on King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA on March 4. The all-day event will feature prominent industry speakers covering a wide range of safety topics affecting business aviation operations. Further event information and instructions for how to register will be published in future issues of NBAA Update. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

NBAA Update

NBAA Offers Light Business Airplane Buyers Guide
Companies choosing to use general aviation airplanes to help them meet and exceed their goals are able to select from an array of aircraft that each provide unique benefits. The NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyers Guide provides an overview of the available aircraft and gives prospective buyers the information they need to select the right aircraft for their operation. This resource is available to NBAA Members and available online at:

NBAA Marks the Passing of David Sheehan
NBAA recently marked the passing of David Sheehan, a business aviation veteran with thousands of hours of flight experience, a former NBAA Board member and also a regional representative for the Association. "David was a tremendous asset to the business aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "His dedication and countless hours in service to the betterment of our industry will not be forgotten." Sheehan served on NBAA's Board of Directors from 1989 to 1996, during which time he held the positions of treasurer and vice chairman of the Board. To review a web article detailing Sheehan's legacy, visit:

Register Now for This Month's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
Online registration is available for NBAA's 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, the most important event for those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft, being held from January 27 to 29 in San Antonio, TX. Attendees and Exhibitors can book accommodations at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio through NBAA's web site or contact the hotel directly. Registration is also open for three Schedulers Professional Development Program courses, a Flight Operations Manual Workshop and a Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop, all NBAA professional development events being held in conjunction with the S&D Conference. For full details about all events, or to register, contact NBAA's Sandy Wirtz at or visit:

Prep Guide Helps Members Plan for S&D Conference
To help Attendees at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference plan ahead and make the most of their time at the event, NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee has prepared a Conference Prep Guide. The document contains basic facts about the event, along with helpful survival tips, acronyms commonly used by this sector of the industry, regional group contacts and more. To download the Conference Prep Guide, view other event details and register, visit:

NBAA S&D Committee Now Accepting Applications
If you would like to contribute to the growth and continuing evolution of the schedulers and dispatchers profession, then apply to join the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee. This group is looking for experienced professionals who are willing to share their ideas and talents. The deadline to apply for 2010 consideration is February 19. For more information about the S&D Committee and to access the NBAA standing committee application for 2010, visit:

NBAA Jobs Board Connects You to Opportunities
The NBAA Jobs Board makes it easier to find exciting, challenging positions in business aviation with companies that are hiring. Some of the most recent openings are for captains in South Carolina, maintenance directors in Tennessee, chief pilots in California and sales managers in North Dakota. To view all the open positions or create an account to gain greater professional exposure, visit:

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

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