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NBAA Update #10-19
Monday, May 10, 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

No Plane No Gain: WA Recognizes General Aviation Value
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire recently announced a statewide proclamation declaring May "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in the state. The proclamation outlines the critical role general aviation (GA) plays in business, agriculture, emergency medical air- service and the overall economy – all benefits highlighted through the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. General aviation contributes over 178,000 jobs and approximately $3.18 billion in total economic impact to Washington alone. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen welcomed the proclamation: "It is great to see Washington join other states in recognizing the value of general aviation to their communities and economies." Read the full story at:

Congress Recognizes Business Aviation Relief Efforts in Haiti
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, S.Con.Res. 61, that recognized the general aviation industry for its work to coordinate relief missions to help victims of the January 12 earthquake that ravaged the island nation of Haiti. The measure passed the Senate unanimously. It specifically mentions how business aircraft were vital to the response effort, bringing in cargo and supplies, and transporting passengers. The House is expected to pass the resolution this week. The value of business aviation in providing relief to people and communities in crisis has been a central theme of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, and NBAA continually works to highlight the industry's work in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Read the Senate resolution and more by visiting:

NBAA Concerned About FAA Registry Policy Change on Use of Trusts
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently expressed concerns over the use of non-citizen owner trusts to obtain valid registration of aircraft in the United States. As a result, the FAA has stopped processing aircraft registrations that are based on the use of non-citizen owner trusts. NBAA, in conjunction with other industry stakeholders, is working with the FAA to explain the catastrophic consequences this action is causing, and urging that the FAA continue to process aircraft registrations using non-citizen owner trusts. Non-citizen owner trusts are permitted by FAA regulations and have been used by companies and approved by the FAA for decades. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

FAA Notices Change Taxi Instruction Practices
The FAA has issued Notices 7110.528 and 7210.747, both effective June 30, that significantly alter the past practices of issuing taxi instructions to the departure runway or ramp area that allow aircraft to cross all runways that the taxi route intersects, except the assigned runway. The new procedure will require an explicit runway crossing clearance for each runway crossing and may result in crews receiving more "hold short" instructions before being allowed to continue their taxi route. For more information, visit:

NBAA Meets With OMB Concerning FAA Re-registration
NBAA joined several aviation and finance industry associations to express significant concerns about an FAA proposed rule that would require periodic re-registration of all aircraft on the FAA registry. The industry group recently told the Office of Management and Budget about the significant costs associated with the plan, hundreds of millions of dollars more than the FAA projected. NBAA will continue to monitor this FAA notice of proposed rulemaking, first made in 2008, and notify Members of any developments. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at

EBACE2010 Marks 10-Year Milestone With Strong Support
The 10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2010) ended with a sold-out exhibit floor and Static Display of Aircraft, along with 11,174 Attendees and an air of optimism that the industry's economic outlook is on the upswing. "This was by any standard a very successful anniversary for EBACE and a tremendously successful Convention," said Brian Humphries, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) president and CEO. Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, agreed. "The level of Exhibitor and Attendee participation in this show was a welcome boost to our industry, and demonstrates that business aviation remains highly valued around the world," he said. Learn more at:

Association Leaders Discuss Global Reach of Business Aviation
On today's NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, and Brian Humphries, EBAA president and CEO, discuss the strong industry support and participation at EBACE2010 in Geneva, Switzerland, and why analysts and experts say it may point to industry recovery. Receive Flight Plan episodes automatically by subscribing on iTunes or listen online at Bolen and Humphries also appeared on Bloomberg Television live from EBACE2010 and talked about the value of business aviation, and the state of the business aircraft market. Watch the video via NBAA's YouTube channel at:

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New NBAA Community Outreach Resources: Airports Checklist
NBAA has produced new community outreach checklists to help those in the business aviation community advocate on behalf of local business aviation groups, company flight departments or general aviation airports. The Airports Checklist helps airport stakeholders educate neighbors in surrounding communities about the importance of general aviation airports to local economies. This exciting new resource offers Members an easy five-step guide to hosting an Open House, including research, planning, task assignment, fine-tuning of details, and promotion. It also offers tips on conducting school tours, holding a "City Officials Day," providing media incentives for positive airport publicity and engaging public speakers about airport contributions. Learn more at:

Teterboro ATIS Frequency Change Effective May 12
NBAA has been advised that the ATIS frequency for Teterboro Airport (TEB) commonly used on the ground will be changed on May 12, 2010, from 132.025 to 132.85 due to potential interference with Washington Center/ZDC. TEB ATIS frequency 114.2 will remain unchanged. Effective May 12, the two TEB ATIS frequencies will be 132.85 and 114.2. Unfortunately, this update will not be in the chart cycle until June, when a notice to airmen (NOTAM) will confirm the change to the new frequency. For more information, contact NBAA at

Traffic Management Initiatives Expected at Boeing Field, May 17–20
Due to increased demand at Seattle Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI), operators should expect possible traffic management initiatives from May 17 to 20. On these dates, operators should prepare for possible ground delay programs, ground stops and/or increased mile in trail. Since heavy departure demand is expected on May 20 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., operators should contact their FBOs in advance to ensure parking availability. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

FAA CDM ‘Road Show' Coming to Chicago
The FAA and its aviation industry partners are extending an invitation to aircraft operators to attend their Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Road Show on May 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the United Airlines Operations Planning Center in Elk Grove Village, IL. The meeting will cover the latest developments in traffic flow management (TFM) and the work being done by the FAA's CDM Workgroup and its various sub-teams. For more information or to register for the event, visit:

Washington, DC-Area Safety Standdown, May 20
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will hold its annual Safety Standdown at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, VA from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Speakers will include Rick Rowe, director of the Bombardier Safety Standdown, MedAire's Dr. Paulo Alves, NTSB's Paul Schuda, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Bruce Landsberg and keynote speaker Rod Machado, aviation humorist, educator and psychologist. For more information and to register, visit:

Bolen to Address SFBAA Meeting, Jun. 22
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be the featured speaker at the South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) meeting on June 22 at Avitat Boca Raton, 3300 Airport Road on the airport, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bolen will provide an industry update, brief the group on No Plane No Gain advocacy efforts and review the importance of community involvement. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact SFBAA President Jeff Ramsden at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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Annual Safety Edition of Insider Mailing Now
The latest edition of Business Aviation Insider – the annual Safety Issue, sponsored by Baldwin Aviation – features a message from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on the tools that the Association provides to help the industry continue to build on its safety record. The publication has additional safety news for readers, including a feature on cockpit discipline, the latest safety statistics from expert Bob Breiling & Associates, a maintenance-related article on who in a company should perform avionics updates, an article on how a flight risk assessment tool enhances safety and more. The issue, now mailing to Members, is available online at:

Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar Taking Place This Week
The 55th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), the industry's premier business aviation safety event, will be held in Tucson, AZ, from May 11 to 13. NBAA, in partnership with the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), co-sponsors the three-day event. This year's CASS is expected to draw more than 400 business aviation specialists and will feature presentations by leaders of industry, government officials and university researchers. For more information, visit:

Dallas Hosts Safety Management System Workshop, May 25–27
The use of safety management systems (SMS) will be in focus at an NBAA Introduction to SMS Workshop at Dallas Love Field this month. The workshop, the result of a joint partnership between NBAA and Aeronomx, will be offered May 25 to 27. The forum covers the basics of aviation safety and key SMS concepts. Guidance also will be provided on how to utilize the International Business Aviation Council's SMS Toolkit, which takes operators through the complete SMS implementation process and provides valuable tools and reference materials. Members registering today can save up to $100. To learn more and register online, visit:

Registration Open for U.S.-Canada Cross Border Webinar
Online registration is now available for an upcoming NBAA webinar on U.S.-Canada cross border issues, to be held at 1:00 p.m. ET on May 20. A joint effort by NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), the hour-and-a-half webinar will address common challenges operators face when leaving and returning to the U.S. and operating within Canada, as well as issues that Canadian operators face in the U.S. Presenters will include CBAA President and CEO Sam Barone, Universal Weather & Aviation's Laura Everington and Skyservice Business Aviation Inc.'s Simon Roussel. To register, visit:

May Is Member-Get-a-Member Month
NBAA is actively building our Membership – and our Members are our biggest advocates. It's more important than ever that our collective voice be heard across the nation, and together, we can grow our Member network to be an even stronger voice for business aviation. If you know of a friend or colleague who would benefit from NBAA Membership, now is the time to refer them. If they join by May 31, they will save 20 percent off their first-year dues, and enter you both for a chance to win one of several prizes – including American Express gift cards, tickets to the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta and more. Joining is easy. Just direct them to and have them enter Promo Code REFERRAL and your name, when prompted. For complete information about this promotion, visit:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Webinar
May 20, 2010, at 1:00 PM EDT

Introduction to SMS Workshop
May 25–27, 2010, Dallas, TX

Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
June 4, 2010, Chicago, IL

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

Understanding Your Aviation Insurance Policy Webinar
June 17, 2010, at 2:00 PM EDT

PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 21–22, 2010, San Diego, CA

PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 23–24, 2010, San Diego, CA

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

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