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NBAA Update #10-23
Monday, June 07, 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

NBAA Resource Details SEC Disclosures for Member Companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires publicly traded companies to disclose the values of perquisites, such as non-business use of aircraft provided to certain executives, but the IRS has differing rules for reporting non-business use of aircraft and may require a company providing non-business flights to disallow a portion of the depreciation normally attributable to business aircraft. For SEC purposes, when reporting the aggregate incremental cost of providing a non-business flight, should public companies include the cost of disallowed depreciation? This question is analyzed in a new article co-authored by NBAA Tax Committee Member Alvaro Pascotto. For more information, visit:

DOT to Issue Air Charter Broker NPRM
At a recent meeting with the Department of Transportation (DOT), officials informed NBAA staff of their intent to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to air charter brokers. The NRPM is expected later this year and NBAA will provide written comments after it is released. Over the past years, NBAA has urged the DOT to take regulatory action to further clarify the role of the air charter broker, and codify an indirect air carrier status for air charter brokers. For more information on past DOT actions with respect to air charter brokers, visit:

Business Aviation Honors Military Heroes
Business aviation is at work in many ways in the U.S., as demonstrated in the role of business airplanes in providing air transport for organizations focused on lending a hand to deserving citizens. Impact A Hero Weekend, sponsored by the non-profit Impact Player Partners, is an annual celebration for the nation's military veterans in Houston, TX. For the third straight year, business airplanes provided flights for wounded and disabled U.S. veterans to the event. NBAA Member Company Universal Weather & Aviation donated both flight time and pilots to fly Marine Corporal Ronny Porta and Army Sergeant Joel Tavera in its Gulfstream G150 to the Houston-area event. Both are still in treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Read the full article at:

Join NBAA Honors Ceremony With All-Star Industry Panel
The National Aviation Hall of Fame has selected NBAA as the 2010 recipient of the Milton Canniff Spirit of Flight Award, and at the ceremony to recognize the Association's work on behalf of industry, an all-star panel of aviation leaders will discuss the industry and NBAA. Moderated by television news legend and aviator David Hartman, the panel will include: Clay Jones, chairman, president and CEO, Rockwell Collins; Clay Lacy, president, Clay Lacy Aviation; Jeff Lee, director, flight operations, IBM; Joe Lombardo, president, Gulfstream Aerospace; Jack Pelton, CEO, Cessna Aircraft Company; and David Sokol, chairman, president and CEO, NetJets. To learn more and register to attend, visit:

Podcast: What To Know About Crossing the U.S.-Canadian Border?
In the years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, business aviation flights over the U.S.-Canadian border have been subjected to an ever-changing regimen of government regulations. If your business conducts flights across the border between the U.S. and Canada, what should you know before you go? This week's NBAA Flight Plan covers the basics as a follow-up to a recent webinar on the topic hosted by NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association. Subscribe to this or any NBAA Flight Plan podcast through Apple's iTunes, or listen anytime on NBAA's web site by visiting:

Baldwin Aviation

Strong Teterboro Event Demonstrates Value of NBAA Regional Forums
While this week's NBAA Regional Forum at Jet Aviation on Teterboro Airport (TEB) might be the Association's most successful forum to date, it will also demonstrate the value of NBAA's regional events to the business aviation community. Among other benefits, NBAA's Regional Forums provide a venue for discussion of the issues confronting NBAA Members at the local level: that is, the airport policies, city council ordinances and proposals from state legislatures that impact business aviation flight operations in a specific city, state or region. At the Teterboro event on June 10, over 1,000 industry professionals are expected to be in attendance, with 30 static display aircraft and over 90 indoor exhibits. The host FBO, Jet Aviation, will be open for business during the event. For more information, visit:

Advocacy Makes a Difference With Florida Tax Legislation
Florida use tax reform legislation recently signed by Governor Charlie Crist is a win for the state's economy and for out-of-state aircraft owners. Newly purchased aircraft of 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. For more information, visit:

Pacific Northwest Group to Hosting Safety Workshop, June 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. Next week's meeting will include a discussion on safety management systems (SMS) and their impact on aviation organizations and operations. After 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. To RSVP contact PNBAA's Dave Lehman at or Brint Smith at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Bolen to Provide No Plane No Gain Update in Florida, June 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 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 or NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit:

No Plane No Gain

NBAA Publication Keeps Safety Front and Center
As evidence of the continuing emphasis on safe flying by the business aviation community, the number of accidents involving U.S. operators of business turboprops and jets declined sharply in 2009. The latest safety-themed edition of Business Aviation Insider explores this and a host of other safety issues. The issue, sponsored by Baldwin Aviation, includes a message from NBAA and President and CEO Ed Bolen. View the edition online at:

Flight Attendants Will Host Blue Angel George Dom
The 15th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, on June 24 to 26 in San Diego, CA, will welcome George Dom, former U.S. Navy Blue Angel commander, as keynote speaker. Dom will speak on "High Trust Leadership," offering insights on ways leaders can enhance a team's performance through improved relationships, professionalism and accountability. In addition to the popular Lead/Manager Flight Attendant/Flight Technicians Roundtable, session topics will include deep-water survival, social media, minute clinics and more. For more information and to register online, visit:

Aviation Students Encouraged to Apply for USAIG PDP Scholarship
NBAA's USAIG Professional Development Program (PDP) Scholarship application is now available online to undergraduates enrolled in an aviation-related two-year, four-year, or postgraduate degree program that incorporates the NBAA PDP. The deadline for this and four other NBAA scholarships benefiting aviation students and professionals is July 30. For more information and to download applications, visit:

Oshkosh-Bound Business Aviators: Visit NBAA This Summer
NBAA will be right in the thick of the flight-line activity every day at AirVenture Oshkosh this summer. An air-conditioned hospitality tent with front and back porches, three education sessions and materials, attentive staff and lots of giveaways will be ready for NBAA Members and other pilots and aviation enthusiasts who stop by the tent, located at space #465, during the event from July 26 to August 1 at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI. "NBAA supports all companies that use general aviation for business, and every year at Oshkosh we meet many company owners and operators who fly their own aircraft to help their companies succeed," said Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO. Learn about all NBAA will offer at Oshkosh by visiting:

Safety Standdown USA

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

14th Annual Safety Standdown USA
October 4–7, 2010, Wichita, KS

63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), with pre- and post-Convention Seminars
October 19–21, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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