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NBAA Update #10-06
Monday, February 08, 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

User Fees Excluded From White House Budget – What's Next?
As NBAA announced last week, the fiscal year 2010 budget from the Obama Administration does not include user fees for aviation system funding or modernization. In this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reminds NBAA Members that continued vigilance on the issue will be important in the months and years ahead. Bolen also provides a look ahead at the pending FAA reauthorization legislation; to hear the podcast, visit:

Kentucky County Recognizes Business Aviation Value
In recent months, proclamations from statehouses, including those in Georgia and West Virginia, have championed all aviation, including business aviation. Last week, another proclamation in support of the industry was added to the list. The document, signed by Hardin County, KY, Executive Harry Berry states: "The state of Kentucky and Hardin County has a significant interest in the health of General Aviation, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations, which employs more than 1,374, and has an economic impact of $1.746 billion on the state of Kentucky." See the proclamation at:

New York Times and Others Cover Industry's Haiti Crisis Response
Business aviation plays an important role in helping communities in crisis, and that tradition has been highlighted in the industry's response to the Haiti earthquake. NBAA has been chronicling the community's efforts with news organizations, and highlighting those stories on the Association's web site. A recent story in The New York Times is among a number of print and broadcast news organizations to report on flights conducted by NBAA Members, a number of which have been coordinated through the efforts of the volunteer group Corporate Aircraft Responding in Emergencies (CARE), which was formed with NBAA's support. Read the article by visiting:

New Resource Describes IRS 'Passive Activity' Grouping Rules
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Revenue Procedure 2010-13 requiring taxpayers to file statements with their income tax returns if they want to group separate activities together for purposes of the passive-loss rules. Without such a statement, the IRS may assert that a company's aircraft operations are a separate passive activity, with the result that tax losses incurred by operations could not be deducted against the operating income of the company's business. An article detailing the new revenue procedure, and its impact on business aircraft can be reviewed by visiting:

Flying to Vancouver Olympics? New Audio Briefing Can Help
To help those planning to fly to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, NBAA has provided a new On-Demand Education resource focused on airspace, airport access and security issues. The 30-minute audio briefing and accompanying slide presentation features discussions by Steve Whynott of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Jennifer Holmes of the Vancouver International Airport Authority and Bill Boucher of the Canadian Business Aviation Association. To hear the audio briefing, along with further details on Olympics operations, visit:

NBAA Releases Safety Management System Overview
NBAA last week released a new white paper, Twelve Steps to an Effective Safety Management System: A Review of the Fundamentals. The white paper, in addition to NBAA's SMS Workshops, is one in a series of resources to help operators understand new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards that instruct ICAO member states to develop SMS regulations for jet operations. NBAA recommends an SMS for aircraft of all sizes, and the Association is making the guidelines available free of charge. For information on NBAA's SMS Workshops contact Scott O'Brien at To download the white paper, visit:

NBAA2010 Exhibitor Application Now Online
NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) will be the perfect venue for reaching key contacts who decide on the purchase of aviation products and services. Over 1,000 Exhibiting Companies from around the world are expected to showcase their products and services at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 100 business aircraft are anticipated for the Static Display of Aircraft at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. To review Exhibitor information, contract terms, conditions, rules and regulations, and a secure online Exhibitor application for NBAA2010, visit:

Baldwin Aviation

Vermont Invests in General Aviation to Spur Economy
Burlington International Airport has made a significant investment to develop facilities for general aviation (GA). Officials believe that jobs and revenue from GA operations at the airport could help spur long-term growth and development. The value of business aviation in generating jobs and serving communities is a core message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which educates policymakers and opinion leaders on the value of business aviation. See the video report from Burlington CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3 by visiting:

Wichita Aero Club Hosts Kansas Governor, Feb. 10
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson will be the guest speaker at the Wichita Aero Club luncheon on February 10 at 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel at Wichita Mid-Continental Airport (ICT). Governor Parkinson will address the role of general aviation in Kansas, where a third of the statewide budget is directly tied to aviation. The luncheon costs $30 for members and $40 for non-members. To RSVP, call (316) 641-5962 or e-mail For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at or visit:

Last Chance to Register for the Salt Lake City Safety Day
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

Kansas City Association Meets This Thursday
The Kansas City Business Aviation Association (KCBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting this Thursday, February 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Kansas City Community Center located at 1999 Iron Street. The meeting will feature presentations from aviation insurer USAIG and equipment manufacturer Honeywell. To attend, RSVP to For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Slot Program in Effect This Weekend at Many Mountain Airports
The FAA special traffic management program (STMP) for airports in the Rocky Mountain region will be in effect again this President's Day weekend. Arrival slot reservations, which can be obtained through the FAA's e-STMP web interface, will be required from February 11 to 15 at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and Rifle Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL). Reservations will be required from February 12 to 17 at Hailey Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) and Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). Obtain slot reservations at:

South Florida Association Meets Feb. 16
The South Florida Business Aviation Association invites owners and senior flight department managers to a breakfast at the Jet Runway Cafe at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) on Feb. 16 at 9:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by Honeywell and will feature a presentation by Counselors of America's Small Business Owners. RSVP to Jerry Gemma at or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Centennial Business Pilots Host Meeting Feb. 16
The Centennial Airport Business Pilots Alliance (CABPA) will host a meeting on February 16 featuring three guest speakers from the FAA. Mark Phipps from the FAA's Denver TRACON, FAA district manager Ric Wunn and airspace manager Greg Dyer will participate. The meeting will be held at The Perfect Landing Restaurant at Denver Jet Center on the airport at 11:30 a.m. To RSVP, contact Bill Payne at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Pacific Northwest Group Presents Second Annual Safety Event
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will host its second annual one-day safety event on March 4 at Seattle's Museum of Flight on King County International Airport (BFI). Speakers include National Test Pilot Schools founder Sean Roberts, former National Transportation Safety Board investigator Greg Feith, Bob Agostino, the "father of the Safety Standdown" and aviation safety analyst John Nance. For further information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at To register, visit:

NBAA Update

NBAA Creates New Director Position, Seeks Candidates
NBAA is looking to fill a Director-level position that will be responsible for coordinating sales and other revenue for the Association's events, products and services, and also for creating strategic sales plans across all Divisions of the organization. This position will also oversee Static Display activities at NBAA events. For more information and a detailed job description, e-mail NBAA's Human Resources Division at

Scholarship Recipients To Be Recognized at Leadership Conference
NBAA recently announced recipients of the 2010 Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management and Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) Scholarships. The 2010 Baldwin Scholarship is awarded to Jonathan Conrad, chief pilot for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Airship Operations and Philip A. Stang, Chief Pilot with BLS Aviation/Aircraft Services Group. The 2010 CAMC Scholarship was awarded to Amanda Gray, a corporate pilot with Deere & Company and Dustin L. Rose, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The recipients will be recognized at the NBAA's 2010 Leadership Conference; for more information or to register for the event, visit:

NBAA Announces Call for Speakers for NBAA2010 Education Sessions
NBAA is pleased to announce its call for speakers for education sessions at NBAA2010, to be held in Atlanta, GA on October 19-21. NBAA is seeking 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. Proposals are due to NBAA by March 5, 2010. For more information and to view the call for speakers form, visit:

NBAA Jobs Board Opens Windows of Opportunity
New job openings in the business aviation industry are posted nearly every day to the NBAA Jobs Board. Some other recently posted opportunities include openings for flight coordinators in Wisconsin and Texas, pilots in Florida and New York, maintenance technicians in California and transportation managers in Virginia. To view all open positions or create an account, visit:

NBAA's GA Desk Extends Your Flight Department's Reach
The NBAA GA Desk relays real-time information to subscribers on the constantly changing conditions in the National Airspace System. With increased flight restrictions and the airspace growing more complicated, NBAA's GA Desk can help keep subscribers informed of the latest temporary flight restrictions, avoid delays, plan the most effective routes and resolve time-critical issues pertaining to crew, aircraft and passengers. To learn more about the GA Desk and find out how to subscribe, visit:

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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