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NBAA Update #10-03
Monday, January 18, 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

Business Aviation Spools Up for Haiti Crisis Response
When natural disasters strike, the business aviation community snaps into action to help people and communities in times of crisis. Following last week's 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, scores of NBAA's Member operators contacted the Association to offer financial or in-kind donations of aircraft and flight crews to transport specialists and medical supplies into disaster-stricken areas. Organizations within the industry also mobilized to help coordinate relief efforts. NBAA is highlighting the industry's work in this area on the Association's web site; to read accounts, visit:

Bolen Welcomes Industry's Haiti Relief Efforts
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a letter to NBAA Members and other business aviation professionals last week to applaud the industry's crisis-relief efforts to date. "NBAA has heard from many Members wanting to volunteer aircraft, supplies and personnel to support earthquake relief efforts.... We know that the business aviation community will continue to answer the call for help, and we will do all we can to support the industry's work to help those in crisis," he said. Review the full message at:

NBAA Has Online Resources for Haiti Response
To help coordinate the industry's efforts to respond to the Haiti crisis, NBAA has established a web site with registries to help match available assets with people and organizations involved in coordinating missions into the affected area. NBAA is sharing the information in the databases with federal officials who are coordinating the government's response to the crisis, and also with non-governmental organizations in and outside the industry. The site also includes operational information related to Haiti, contact information for relief organizations and other helpful information. To access the resource, visit:

TSA Adds Gateway Airports for Vancouver Olympics
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has amended the list of U.S. Gateway airports available for flights bound for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. In addition to the three Gateway airports announced previously, Boise Airport (BOI), Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and Spokane International Airport (GEG), the following airports have been made available to all operators: Bedford Hanscom Airport (BED), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Memphis International Airport (MEM), Minneapolis-St. Paul International/World Chamberlain Airport (MSP), Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Teterboro Airport (TEB), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Westchester County Airport (HPN) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). For more information about Gateway airport procedures and operating to the Vancouver area for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, visit:

TSA Extends Comment Deadline for Repair Station Proposal Comment
Late last year, the TSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) establishing requirements for aircraft repair stations certificated under FAR Part 145 that would require repair stations to implement a standard security program and comply with security directives issued by the TSA. NBAA wants to ensure that obstacles aren't created for having an airplane repaired, and thereby impacting safety. NBAA encourages Members to submit their own comments by the extended deadline of February 18. For more information and a link to register comments, visit:

Airport Vulnerability Assessment Begins
The TSA has announced the release of the General Aviation (GA) Airport Vulnerability Assessment. This voluntary assessment, based on requirements in the 9/11 Commission Recommendation Act of 2007, requires the TSA to develop and implement a standardized threat and vulnerability assessment program for GA airports. The TSA has identified approximately 3,000 general aviation airports to complete the survey. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at Access the survey at:

New NTSB Reporting Requirements Take Effect Mar. 8
The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB's) final rule on new requirements for incident reporting has been published in the Federal Register. The new requirements, effective March 8, modify the instances when a pilot must report an incident in accordance with 49 CFR Part 830. Among other new reporting instances, the rule requires immediate reporting of a complete loss of information, excluding flickering, from more than 50 percent of an aircraft's cockpit displays, including alerting, monitoring, navigation and airborne collision avoidance systems. NTSB incident reporting should be completed using NTSB Form 6120.1. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at To view a copy of the final rule, visit:

Podcast: Flight Safety Continued to Strengthen in 2009
Safety has always been a top priority for business aviation, and 2009 was one of the safest years on record for the industry. Data compiled by Robert E. Breiling Associates show that fatal accidents involving business aircraft were down 31 percent in 2009 as compared to the previous year. What's the key to the industry's continuing success in safety improvements? Breiling tells NBAA Flight Plan that many business aviation pilots "are as well trained as the airline pilots." Along with Breiling's comments and analysis, the podcast details the resources NBAA offers for enhancing Members' flight safety. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on Apple's iTunes web site and receive new episodes every Monday automatically, or listen to episodes at:

Baldwin Aviation

SDRAA Hosts 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 tomorrow, 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 more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at, or visit the SDRAA web site at:

Tampa Group Holds Monthly Meeting, Jan. 26
The Tampa Bay Aviation Association (TBAA) will hold its next monthly meeting on January 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Signature Flight Support facility on Tampa International Airport (TPA). Featured speaker Mike McCracken from Hawker Beechcraft will provide the latest insights into the business aircraft market. To RSVP, contact Vic Slacter of OSI Restaurant Partners at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Emergency Planning Workshop at Westchester Airport, Feb. 3
The Westchester Aviation Association, Global Aerospace and Fireside Partners are sponsoring an Advanced Forum on Emergency Planning on February 3 at New York's Westchester Airport (HPN) Avitat in White Plains, NY. This event will provide information and tips for company 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 in Salt Lake City, Feb. 10
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

NBAA Update

Business Aviation Insider Focuses on Professional Development
Although the business aviation community has been challenged by a sluggish economy over the past year, the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider explains why now is actually the best time to invest in your business aviation career. The January/February issue, sponsored by FlightSafety International and mailing to Members now, contains several stories focusing on professional development, and the resources NBAA has available to help Members ascend in their business aviation careers. Read the cover story, titled "Prepare for Takeoff," either in print or online at:

Access Resources Online for S&D Conference Planning
NBAA has posted several resources on the Association's web site to help Attendees prepare for the 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, being held from January 27 to 29 in San Antonio, TX. The site contains downloadable session presentations, a pocket agenda and other resources. Attendees can access and print the materials out in advance, as they will not be available on-site. Also provided is a new S&D Conference Prep Guide containing survival tips, an aviation acronym decoder and conference preparation checklist. To download these materials, view the full agenda or to register, visit:

Nominations for NBAA Meritorious Service and Doswell Awards Due Mar. 8
NBAA is now accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant lifelong contributions to aviation. The Doswell Award honors lifelong individual achievement in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards. The 2010 award recipients will be officially recognized at the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA. For more information and nomination guidelines, visit:

International Operators Conference to Be Held Mar. 29 to Apr. 1
NBAA advises Members that printed brochures mailed to Members for the Association's 37th Annual International Operators Conference contain incorrect dates for the event. Please note that this year's conference will be held from March 29 to April 1 in New Orleans, LA. This event offers strategies to improve safety and efficiency in transporting business travelers to global markets. The agenda includes regional reviews of airspace, security and cultural issues from around the world, as well as a full safety day designed specifically for international operators. For more information and to register, visit:

Featured Member Benefit: NBAA Scholarships
Did you know that as an NBAA Member, you have access to an extensive range of scholarships for full-time and continuing education? NBAA's scholarship program, generously supported through sponsors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students, and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals. Currently, the following two scholarship programs have upcoming deadlines: applications for the ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship are due January 29, and applications for the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) are due February 12. Download the application forms or view the full list of NBAA scholarships at:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 19.

No Plane No Gain

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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