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NBAA Update #10-22
Monday, May 31, 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

FAA's Babbitt to Present NBAA With 'Spirit of Aviation' Award
J. Randolph "Randy" Babbitt, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator, will present NBAA with the National Aviation Hall of Fame's (NAHF's) 2010 Milton Caniff "Spirit of Flight" Award. The award, which recognizes NBAA's advocacy and other contributions made toward the advancement of aviation, will be presented to NBAA as part of NAHF's annual enshrinement weekend in Dayton, OH in July. "We at NBAA are most pleased that the National Aviation Hall of Fame will recognize the Association's contributions with this award," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We are delighted that Randy Babbitt will present it at the ceremony." Read the full story at:

FAA Issues SAFO on Nighttime Operations at Uncontrolled Airports
To emphasize the importance of developing procedures for operations at uncontrolled airports during nighttime hours, the FAA has issued a safety alert for operators (SAFO), calling for procedures and training programs to ensure that flight crews are knowledgeable in the use of common traffic advisory frequencies and pilot controlled lighting (PCL) systems, and noting that night ground operations should only be conducted on lighted airfields. Recently, the FAA has observed an increase in incidents where flight crews have failed to activate airport PCL systems during ground operations after dark. While this SAFO is specifically directed at commercial air carriers, all operators should develop similar procedures and training. For more information, review the SAFO at:

NBAA to Represent Industry at National Transportation Planning Meeting
NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Lisa Piccione will represent business aviation at this week's meeting of the National Multi-Modal Transportation Steering Committee, which was formed in 2008 to bring together government agencies, private sector entities and trade associations with the goal of providing a collaborative forum to advocate responsible transportation solutions that address long-term challenges facing the nation. Piccione will provide an industry update and speak on the importance of general aviation, including business aviation, in promoting jobs and opportunities for communities nationwide, themes promoted by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. The meeting will be held on June 3 and 4 in Maricopa, AZ. For more information, visit:

NBAA Flight Plan Podcast: ADS-B and Its Effect on Business Aviation
In this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt talks about his plans for moving ahead with technologies for the Next Generation Air Traffic Control system, or "NextGen," including Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B. In the Flight Plan podcast, Babbitt says that GA – and business aviation in particular – have been stalwart supporters of ADS-B and NextGen for years. Listen to the podcast on iTunes or online at:

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Good News on Florida Use Tax Reform Legislation
Florida use tax reform legislation signed by the governor is a win for Florida's economy and for out-of-state aircraft owners. The new rules will go into effect July 1, 2010. Newly purchased aircraft by non-residents living in another state will be able to fly to Florida and remain for up to 21 days during the first six months of ownership, and an aircraft may enter or remain in Florida exclusively for the purpose of flight training and repairs with no time constraints during the first six months of ownership without the potential liability of a Florida use tax. NBAA and the South Florida Business Aviation Association worked with other groups to educate legislators on the importance of this legislation to Florida's economy. For more information, visit:

Business Aviation Comes Together at Teterboro Regional Forum
A strong turnout is anticipated for the next NBAA Regional Forum to be held June 10 at Jet Aviation on Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey. Exhibit space is sold out, as this Forum will feature over 80 indoor exhibits and more than 30 static aircraft on display. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will discuss the industry's challenges, and education sessions will focus on communicating the flight department's value to the company, the future of aircraft values and understanding the NTSB accident investigation process. NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums are day-long learning and peer networking venues designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities. To sponsor this event, contact NBAA's Katrina Bradshaw at To register, visit:

NBAA Continues Outreach to Type Clubs
In an effort to support all companies using a general aviation airplane for business, NBAA continues to attend events held by aircraft type clubs across the country. As one example, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will attend the 14th Annual Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association (POPA) Convention on June 3 at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. "Attending a club's meeting provides an opportunity for NBAA to hear directly from those using light GA airplanes for business about their specific needs and priorities and how NBAA can help support their business operations," said Bolen. Type club members and companies that want to hear from NBAA at upcoming meetings are encouraged to contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at For information on the event, visit:

Ed Bolen Addressing Oklahoma Aerospace Summit, Jun. 3
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will participate as a panelist at the Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance Summit, to be held from June 1 to 4 at the Cox Convention Center Arena in Oklahoma City. In addition to Bolen, the "Threats to General and Business Aviation" panel on Thursday, June 3 will feature leaders from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Association of State Aviation Officials. The summit covers every aspect of the aerospace industry and draws attendees from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at or visit:

Burbank Seminar to Focus on Human Error Reduction, Jun. 3
NBAA Members are invited to attend a seminar focusing on combating human error, sponsored by Global Aerospace in partnership with NBAA, 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. The Association's Western Region Representative, Dan Burkhart, will be available to answer NBAA Member questions at the event. For more information, contact Global Aerospace's Richard Kelters at or Burkhart at, or register at:

Pacific Northwest Group to Host Educational SMS 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. Following the luncheon, a workshop will offer detailed guidance on developing an SMS and becoming an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO)-registered operator. The meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and speakers include IBAC's Kathy Perfetti and NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Lisa Piccione. The cost is free for PNBAA members and $25 for non-members. RSVP to PNBAA's Dave Lehman at or Brint Smith at, or for more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

NBAA 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. For more information or to RSVP, contact SFBAA President Jeff Ramsden at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit:

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Business Aviation Insider Features Lane Aviation: Flying Safely for 75 Years
Milestones are important events in a company's history and NBAA Member Company Lane Aviation in Columbus, OH marked an important anniversary in May. The fixed base operator (FBO) and on-demand charter provider, based at Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), has operated safely for 75 years. Find out how the company keeps its safety culture alive and well in the May/June issue of Business Aviation Insider, sponsored by Baldwin Aviation. To read this article and more, visit:

Get Instant Access With NBAA's On-Demand Education Program
Did you miss any of NBAA's monthly live webinars this year? You can still benefit from this educational content. All of the webinars are available now on NBAA's On-Demand Education web site. Review the complete library of NBAA's On-Demand Education programs for aircraft and flight operations; airspace and airport access; aviation management and aircraft ownership; career and leadership development; industry updates; maintenance and technical issues; and safety and risk management. Recently recorded webinars topics include pandemic planning and employment issues; crew scheduling and fatigue management; carriage of elected officials; federal excise taxes; and U.S.-Canada cross-border issues. For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at or visit:

NBAA's Introduction to Safety Management System Workshop, Jun. 15–17
In a joint partnership with ARGUS, NBAA will host a Safety Management System (SMS) Workshop at the Honeywell Learning Center in Morristown, NJ from June 15 to 17. Workshop participants will attend sessions on aviation safety basics, key SMS concepts and will receive guidance on how to utilize the International Business Aviation Council SMS Toolkit. For more information and to register online, visit:

Flight Attendants Conference to Focus on Safety, Service and Excellence
The 15th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, scheduled for June 24 to 26 in San Diego, will promote the theme "Fifteen Years of Safety, Service and a Commitment to Excellence." This year's keynote speaker, Ron "Maxi" Mumm, Former Thunderbirds commander, will provide insight to help business aviation flight attendants and technicians become better leaders and improve performance through higher engagement. In addition to the popular Lead/Manager Flight Attendant/Flight Technicians Roundtable, session topics will include deep-water survival, social media, minute clinics and confronting the unexpected. For more information and to register online, visit:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed today, Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, June 1.

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

Contractual Considerations in Aviation Insurance Webinar
July 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Introduction to SMS Workshop
July 27–29, 2010, Denver, CO

Business Aviation Regional Forum
August 18, 2010, Chicago, IL

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

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