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NBAA Update #10-05
Monday, February 01, 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

President Drops User Fees From FY2011 Budget
NBAA today welcomed the Obama Administration's fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) federal budget proposal, which does not include new user fees for general aviation. "When it comes to the long-standing battle over user fees, it appears that today, we have reached an important and welcome milestone," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The fact that user fees are not part of the President's 2011 budget proposal shows the tremendous progress we have made over the past year. Whether this is an indication of a permanent policy shift on user fees, or a one-time development remains to be determined," Bolen added. "What we do know for certain is that our industry must continue to make its voice heard on this and other issues." To review NBAA's press release, visit:

Ranks of House, Senate GA Caucuses Continue to Swell
NBAA representatives and those for other general aviation groups were on hand last week as the Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucus formally launched with a Capitol Hill meeting to highlight the value of all general aviation, including business aviation. On the other side of Capitol Hill, the House GA Caucus recently added its 100th member. "The growth of these caucuses underscores Congress's recognition that business aviation creates jobs, provides a lifeline to communities across the country, helps companies succeed and supports people in times of crisis," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. View the caucus rosters caucuses by visiting:

Bolen's Op-Ed: Business Aviation Critical To Haiti Relief
It's a well-known fact that business aviation is uniquely suited for providing a first response to natural disasters. A number of the missions provided by NBAA Members flew into small airports surrounding the earthquake-ravaged city of Port-Au-Prince, demonstrating that a strong network of community airports is invaluable when disasters occur. In an opinion piece published in the January 31 edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen notes that NBAA Members, including those in Texas, "Are among the many whose employees are answering the call: donating their planes, their time and their skills to save lives and bring help to the people of Haiti." To review Bolen's opinion piece, visit:

Schedulers Conference Sees Third-Highest Attendance
NBAA's 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference concluded last week with its third-highest attendance at 2,282 Attendees. NBAA and its Scholarships and professional development achievement awards were presented to more than 70 participants. NBAA announced the names of 22 individuals who were awarded training scholarships and 52 recipients of certificates for their achievements in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP). For more information on the event, visit:

Prepare for the Vancouver Olympic Games
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games will begin this month in Canada. NBAA has compiled information from the FAA and other sources describing the security restrictions surrounding the event and outlining the procedures and steps that operators must comply with to fly to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) and other airports in the Vancouver area. For complete details, visit NBAA's dedicated web site at:

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Local Voices Pivotal in Demonstrating Business Aviation Value
While NBAA has enlisted well-known spokespeople like Arnold Palmer to remind policymakers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation, this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast highlights the value local voices have in underscoring the industry's value to citizens, companies and communities nationwide. "The people who are most effective at communicating and articulating how we operate are those within the local community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen during recent visits with regional business aviation groups in Ohio and Illinois. To hear the full podcast, subscribe through Apple's iTunes web site, or visit NBAA's web site at:

Arizona Governor Recognizes Business Aviation Value
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) and other state officials attended the fifth annual Arizona Aviation Day rally, an event that drew record attendance on January 20 at the state capital in Phoenix. "Aviation in Arizona is a powerful economic engine," said Joe Husband, Phoenix aviation superintendent and a past president of the Arizona Airports Association. "It translates into jobs and tax revenue." NBAA regional representative Dan Burkhart added that some 470,000 Arizona jobs are attributable to aviation, with an economic impact of $38.5 billion yearly, or about ten percent of the state's economy. To read an NBAA web article about the event, visit:

Aviation Preparations Being Made for Super Bowl XLIV
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a temporary flight restriction (TFR) for Super Bowl XLIV, to be held in Miami, FL on Sunday, February 7. The TFR restricts general aviation access on game day for aircraft conducting operations at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Opa-Locka Executive Airport (OPF) and North Perry Airport (HWO). In addition to the TFR, the FAA has published a number of reroutes for traffic heading to and from the southern Florida area during the week of the Super Bowl. For more information, visit:

FAA Revising Routes Out of DC Area
As part of the February 11th FAA charting cycle, the instrument flight rules (IFR) preferred routes westbound out of the Washington, DC area via airway J134 will be revised. These changes incorporate preferential departure routes into the published IFR preferred routes. This will simplify and clarify the Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) received on the flight deck. Specifically, the BLUES intersection will be added for RNAV equipped aircraft, HNN J134 will be added to the route string for numerous destinations and COLNS will be identified as the intersection of airways J134 and J6 for specific destinations. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Snell at

Emergency Planning Workshop at Westchester Airport This Week
The Westchester Aviation Association, Global Aerospace and Fireside Partners are sponsoring an Advanced Forum on Emergency Planning February 3 at Westchester Airport (HPN) Avitat in White Plains, NY. This event will provide information and tips for crisis management teams, risk managers and others interested in emergency response planning. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and the $30 fee per-person fee is payable at the event. The forum is limited to 100 attendees, so make reservations as soon as possible by contacting Debbie Mojica at For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Safety Day in Salt Lake City is Feb. 10
The Utah Business Aviation Association (UBAA) hosts 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. Attendees will receive NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credit for their participation in this event. 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

Learn About FAA's Collaborative Decision-Making in Houston, Feb. 17
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its aviation industry partners are extending an invitation to aircraft operators to attend their Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Road Show in Houston, TX on February 17. The CDM Road Shows are an opportunity to educate attendees on the collaborative process between the FAA's Air Traffic Organization (ATO) and its industry partners, including NBAA, and provide an explanation of collaborative tools that were developed through CDM as well as ones that are under development. For more information, visit:

Massachusetts Meeting Coming To Lexington, Feb. 25
The Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA) will hold its next meeting on February 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Aloft Hotel located at 727 Marrett Road in Lexington, MA. The evening's featured speaker will be former NBAA chairman and former director of travel services for General Motors Ken Emerick. The event is free of charge for MBAA members and for those who become members at the event. The cost is $15 for non-members who RSVP in advance and $25 at the door. To RSVP, contact David Richter at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at For information on MBAA, visit:

Next Business Aviation Regional Forum in Van Nuys, March 11
Van Nuys, CA, will play host to NBAA's upcoming Business Aviation Regional Forum on March 11. The Forum will include exhibits, vendors and a Static Display of Aircraft, along with education sessions on such topics covering federal excise taxes for air charter operators, fatigue risk management systems and developing news in the local business aviation community. Additionally, NBAA representatives will lead a general session addressing the challenges and opportunities that face business aviation today. Information for prospective Exhibitors is available online at:

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Flight Plan "Air Bridge to Haiti" Series Now Available Online
In a special series, the NBAA Flight Plan podcast has broadcast daily reports on the business aviation community's work to support relief efforts in Haiti. Hundreds of donated business aircraft have delivered thousands of medical professionals and tons of supplies to communities in need. This five-part NBAA Flight Plan series "Business Aviation Builds an Air Bridge for Haiti Relief" takes listeners on missions to the earthquake-stricken country and provides on-the-ground reports of the industry's work to help those in crisis. To download all five episodes, visit Apple iTunes, or listen at NBAA's web site by visiting:

NBAA SMS Workshops to be Held at NTSB Training Center Next Month
The International Civil Aviation Organization standards mandate that a SMS requirement for non-commercial operators be incorporated into national safety standards by November 2010. To help operators prepare for this requirement, NBAA has partnered with ARGUS International to offer two SMS workshops at the NTSB Training Academy near Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) next month. The first workshop, Introduction to SMS, offered March 2-3, will cover the basics of aviation safety and offer an in-depth look at SMS concepts. The second workshop, offered on March 4, will address the SMS implementation process for operators planning to use the SMS Toolkit developed by the International Business Aviation Council. Attendees who register by February 10 are eligible for a discount. To learn more about these workshops, visit:

NBAA Supports Business Aviation Professionals in Challenging Times
In the most recent edition of Business Aviation Insider, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reminds NBAA Members that in this challenging economy, it's important to invest in yourself. "Looking to the coming year, NBAA remains committed to providing resources to help the dedicated people in our industry achieve ever-higher levels of professional excellence in their careers," Bolen says in his regular Business Aviation Insider newsletter column. Access the publication, sponsored by Flight Safety International in print or online at:

NBAA Leadership Conference Features Panel of Industry Leaders
At the 18th Annual NBAA Leadership Conference from February 24 to 25, aviation industry leaders Bill Boisture, chairman and CEO of Hawker Beechcraft; Bill Garvey, editor-in-chief of Business & Commercial Aviation; and Lou Seno, president of JSSI, will address the state of business aviation. The distinguished panelists will share their stories, answer questions and engage with Attendees on the business aviation industry's top concerns. Learn more and register now at:

Apply Now For 2010 Flying Safety Awards
NBAA invites Member flight departments to submit applications for the Association's Flying Safety Awards. The 2010 awards recognize achievement in flying safety and professionalism through years and hours of accident-free service for the year ended December 31, 2009. These awards are endorsed by the National Safety Council, and recipients are acknowledged at NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention. Applications are due to NBAA by March 1. Learn more or download application forms at:

No Plane No Gain

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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