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NBAA Update #10-21
Monday, May 24, 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

White House Taps FBI Official for Top TSA Post
Last week, the White House announced its intention to nominate Deputy Federal Bureau of Investigation Director John S. Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA has been without a White House appointee for administrator since President Obama took office. The nomination must now be considered by the U.S. Senate. "Security has always been a top priority for the business aviation community," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told news outlets last week. "As the Senate considers this nominee, NBAA will closely monitor the process to ensure that he has a solid grasp of our industry's unique operating model, and a readiness to collaborate with NBAA and its Members on reasonable and effective security measures." For questions or more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at

FAA Releases SAFO Regarding In-Flight Icing Hazards
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 10006, providing guidance for flight crew training in the event of in-flight icing conditions, including freezing drizzle and freezing rain. The guidance results from a number of National Transportation Safety Board recommendations. The suggestions include ensuring that flight crews have all pertinent weather information before and during the flight, emphasizing training on air traffic control procedures and the use of pilot reports, as well as a review of procedures for exiting an icing area. To view the SAFO, visit:

Vote for a Wright Brothers Statue in the U.S. Capitol
Through passion and dedication, the Wright Brothers made their vision of powered flight a reality. Now, the aviation community has an opportunity to dedicate itself to a vision for memorializing the Wrights' achievements in the U.S. Capitol building. The Ohio legislature plans to replace one of the state's two statues in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall. The legislature has provided an online means for Ohio residents and others to vote from among a number of potential statue candidates, and NBAA Members can support a ballot drive by voting for the Wright Brothers statue. To read a web article about the ballot drive, visit:

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In Westchester County, Planes = Gains
Governors in Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington state have all issued decrees echoing the No Plane No Gain campaign themes in underscoring the importance to transportation and economic development. Last week, New York's Westchester County offered a local proclamation during a meeting of the Westchester Airport Association, at which NBAA staff were in attendance. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said at the meeting that local companies use business aircraft "to shrink the distance between them and their customers - whether the customers are located out of the state, or out of the country." To read a web article on the proclamation and view the document in its entirety, visit:

NBAA's Bolen to Speak at Airport Officials' GA Conference
NBAA officials will represent the business aviation community at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) 5th Annual General Aviation Issues Conference next week, from June 29 to July 1 at Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) in Morristown, NJ. The conference will feature NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and will cover a wide range of issues and challenges affecting the general aviation (GA) industry, including the TSA's Large Aircraft Security Proposal. For more information and to register, visit:

Chicago-Area Presidential TFR Expected May 27-31
In support of a presidential visit to Chicago, the FAA has issued a flight advisory for the Chicago, IL area during May 27-31. It is anticipated that a temporary flight restriction (TFR) NOTAM providing more details on the specific airspace restrictions will be released in the near future. Members should review this information closely as the TFR is expected to significantly impact Chicago Midway (MDW), Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Gary, IN (GYY) airports. For more information, visit:

Tri-State Dispatchers to Hold Spring Meeting Jun. 3
The Tri-State Area Dispatchers and Schedulers (TADS) will hold its spring meeting at the Pfizer facility on the Trenton Municipal Airport (TTN) on June 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. Following the dinner, Fred Towers of Universal Weather and Aviation will discuss U.S. customs requirements, including topics such as Advance Passenger Information System, the visa waiver and southern border entries. To RSVP by May 28, contact Kim Lamond at

Delays Expected in Monterey, Jun. 13-21
The FAA has advised that delays are possible for operators at Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) from June 13 to June 21 due to the U.S. Open Pebble Beach Golf Tournament. Traffic management initiatives during the event may include ground delay programs, ground stops and/or increased mile in trail. Arrival and departure slots will not be required, but NBAA recommends that operators contact their FBO's in advance if operating in or out of MRY during this event. For more information, read the letter to airmen at:

PNBAA to Host Educational SMS Luncheon and Workshop, Jun. 15
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting on June 15 at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle, WA. The meeting will include a discussion on Safety Management Systems (SMS) and their impact on aviation organizations and operations. In addition, following the luncheon there will be a workshop on SMS, and the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), with detailed guidance on developing an SMS and becoming an IS-BAO-registered operator. The meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and scheduled speakers include IBAC's Kathy Perfetti and NBAA's Lisa Piccione. The cost is free for PNBAA members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Bolen to Address South Florida 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 campaign 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

Dr. Kern Leads Human Factors Seminar in Burbank, Jun. 3
NBAA Members are invited to attend a seminar sponsored by Global Aerospace in partnership with NBAA titled "Now It's Personal: the Human Error Challenge" on June 3 in Burbank, CA. Presenter Dr. Tony Kern will lead attendees to rethink their approach to human error reduction by presenting the case for empowered accountability. Dr. Kern's cutting-edge approach grew out of a program developed for U.S. Marine Corps aviators in combat operations. Members are encouraged to take this educational opportunity to refresh their human factors knowledge and meet NBAA's Western Region Representative Dan Burkhart at the event. For more information, contact Global Aerospace's Richard Kelters at or Burkhart at, or register at:

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U.S.-Canada Border Issues Webinar Now Available
Last week's U.S.-Canada Cross-Border Issues Live Webinar, produced jointly by NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association, provided the online audience with comprehensive, up-to-the-minute regulatory and operational information on cross-border flying. Now, the recorded event is available on-demand as a download in NBAA's On-Demand Education portal. Speakers include Laura Everington from Universal Weather & Aviation and Simon Roussel from Skyservice Business Aviation Inc, who address common challenges operators face when conducting missions across the U.S. Canadian border. In addition to the information provided in the online session, the webinar also served as an opportunity for CBAA President and CEO Sam Barone to announce the launch of a new, expanded forum on the topic, which will also be jointly produced by NBAA and CBAA, and held in Montreal later this year. To download the webinar, visit:

Booth Space Now Available at NBAA2010
NBAA2010, which will be held October 19 to 21, in Atlanta, GA, is now offering booth space for Exhibitors at the Georgia World Congress Center. NBAA2010 Attendees are the decision-makers in the general aviation industry, spending time on the exhibit floor, meeting and interacting with Exhibitors and playing a central role in the purchase process for their companies. In addition to the Exhibitors, NBAA2010 will feature a Static Display of Aircraft on DeKalb Peachtree Airport, over 100 Education Sessions and Maintenance & Operations Sessions (M&Os) and nearly 25,000 business aviation professionals in attendance. To sign up for booth space, visit:

Podcast: Proclamations Result From Effective Industry Advocacy
The recent proclamation lauding all general aviation, including business aviation, from county officials in Westchester, NY, is the latest positive outcome from a local grassroots advocacy effort by people and companies in the business aviation community. In this week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Jeff Lee, Association Member and NBAA Board Director, talks about how his group works with nearby residents and local government officials to address concerns of the residents and allow business to prosper at the local airport. NBAA Flight Plan is available on Apple's iTunes, or NBAA's website at:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

Introduction to SMS Workshop
June 1517, 2010, Teterboro, NJ

Understanding Your Aviation Insurance Policy Webinar
June 17, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. 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

63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)
October 19–21, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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