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NBAA Update #10-24
Monday, June 14, 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 Part of Coalition on Government's Avgas Planning
NBAA and a coalition of general aviation leaders – including the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, and others, – have been responding to the government's call for eliminating lead in aviation fuel with a coordinated effort to minimize the industry's emissions footprint while supporting the mobility and growth of general aviation. The coalition recently sent a letter requesting an extension to an Environmental Protection Agency request for alternatives to lead in fuel. Learn more at:

Senate Committee Considers TSA Nominee
Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing for John Pistole, the Obama Administration's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration. During the hearing, several senators encouraged Pistole to work with the general aviation community, stressing the problems inherent in a one-size-fits-all approach to security. Pistole agreed to work with all stakeholders to further develop a risk-based approach to transportation security. Pistole's nomination now will be considered by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 16. For more information, contact NBAA's Ashleigh de la Torre at

FAA Continues 'NextGen' Rollout
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued plans for implementing Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) "out" equipage for aircraft operators. The guidelines require ADS-B out to be installed on aircraft operating in Class A, B and C airspace by 2020. The business aviation community has long supported continued transformation to a Next Generation Air Traffic Control system, or "NextGen," and ADS-B is seen as the cornerstone technology for such a system. "The FAA's plan for implementing ADS-B over the next 10 years, developed in consultation with all aviation stakeholders, demonstrates the shared priority government and industry have placed on aviation system modernization," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen recently told media organizations. For more information, and to review the final rule, visit:

FAA Requires Increased Tire Inspections on Learjet 60
On June 8, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that will require operators of Learjet Model 60 aircraft to increase routine tire inspections. The AD follows a September 2008 crash in which the NTSB determined that improperly inflated tires lead to the failure of the tires during takeoff. The AD becomes effective on July 13. See NBAA's information on tire safety online at:

NBAA Monitoring Legal Challenge to EU ETS
The English High Court recently referred a legal challenge to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This lawsuit, brought forth by the Air Transport Association and its member airlines, challenges the EU directive that extends the existing emissions trading scheme to airlines and operators from around the world engaged in international aviation activities to or from EU countries. The ECJ has the authority to rule on the Europe-wide directive that applies the EU ETS to flights to, from or within EU countries. NBAA will continue to monitor these legal proceedings and will provide updates as developments occur. For more information, visit:

Business Aviators Focus of New NBAA Ads
NBAA's mission is to serve any company, of any size or type, that uses a general aviation (GA) airplane. Therefore, a new advertising campaign addresses the specific challenges confronting business aviators with light airplanes, and highlights the products and services NBAA offers to support their flight operations. If you are an entrepreneur who relies on a GA airplane to help your business succeed, NBAA wants to hear from you. To read a web article about the new ads, visit:

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TEB Forum Demonstrates Business Aviation Value
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the popularity of the Association's June 10 Regional Forum at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) proves both the essential role of business aviation in the U.S., and the value to industry of networking and education events at the local level. Approximately 1,900 Attendees attended the forum. The event featured 90 indoor Exhibitors and more than 30 aircraft on static display, making the TEB event the largest and most active NBAA Regional Forum to date. "The enthusiasm surrounding this event is a positive sign that the industry continues to be driven by passion and professionalism, despite tough economic times," Bolen said. Read more about the forum online at or read coverage in Bergen County's The Record newspaper at:

Increase in Air Traffic Expected at MRY for U.S. Open
Due to the U.S. Open Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, CA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expecting an increase in traffic at Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) from June 13 to June 21. To help accommodate this traffic, a number of recommended routes in and out of MRY have been provided. In addition, the FAA has provided a letter to airmen with additional guidance. Operators are encouraged to contact their fixed base operator of choice to ensure that there will be sufficient parking when they arrive. For more information and to view the letter to airmen, visit:

Pacific Northwest Group to Host 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

Colorado Association Meeting Scheduled for Jun. 17
The Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA) Industry Group Committee is hosting a networking event on Thursday, June 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. held at Suite 200 at 8100 South InterPort Boulevard on Centennial Airport (APA). Summer Kick-Off Celebration is an opportunity for aviation professionals across Colorado to meet and learn more about CABA's new Industry Group Committee. Board members and group leaders will also be available to discuss the direction of each CABA working group and how they can work together to develop the state's aviation industry. RSVP to Mike Turner at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

NBAA's Ed Bolen to Address South Florida Meeting, Jun. 22
Next week, 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 or NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or visit:

Massachusetts Association Will Feature Rep. Humason on Jun. 24
The Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA) will hold a meeting featuring Massachusetts Representative and House Aviation Caucus Co-Chair, Donald Humason, at 6:00 p.m. on June 24 at the Aloft hotel in Lexington, MA. Rep. Humason will discuss his background in the House and how efforts by his office, the Caucus and grassroots outreach recently helped to shelve the proposed repeal of the Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption. The meeting is free for Members, VIP guests and those who join MBAA at the event. Non-Members who RSVP in advance will be charged $15 and non-Members who pay at the door will be charged $25. To RSVP, contact David Richter at For more information, contact Dean Saucier at

Industry to Be Represented at Airport Officials' GA Policy Forum
When policymakers meet to discuss proposals affecting business aviation, NBAA ensures that the Association's Members are represented. NBAA will continue to advocate for business aviation at the 2010 General Aviation Issues and Security Conference, to be held from June 29 to July 1, in Morristown, NJ. Topics to be covered include the TSA's Large Aircraft Security Program, GA airport vulnerability assessment and other high-profile security measures. For more information, contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at

NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)

NBAA's New, Live Webinar Covers Aviation Insurance
Members of NBAA's Tax Committee will host a live webinar this Thursday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. ET, titled "Understanding Your Aviation Insurance Policy." The webinar will be presented by Stuart Hope, vice president and co-owner of Hope Aviation Insurance; Brint Smith, Vice President, Aviation, John F. Throne & Co.; and Dave Weil CFO of Solairus Aviation. These finance and risk management experts in the aviation field will review the basics of liability coverage, strategies for choosing an appropriate liability limit and will also discuss misunderstood policy conditions. For more information and to register, visit:

Podcast: TEB Forum Highlights Value of Airport to Local Economy
NBAA's June 10 Regional Forum at Teterboro Airport highlighted the economic value of the airport to the community. In this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Teterboro Airport Assistant Manager Pam Phillips details the recognition of the airport as a community asset, as demonstrated through the infrastructure investments made over the past decade. "In the last ten years, we've spent over $130 million improving the airfield," she says. Bergen County Elected Freeholders Chairman Jim Carroll agrees on the importance of the airport: "Because of this great facility, we've managed to bring in or keep several corporate headquarters in Bergen County," he says. Subscribe to this or any NBAA Flight Plan podcast through Apple's iTunes, or listen anytime on NBAA's web site by visiting:

Coming Soon—NBAA's Annual Membership Survey
NBAA's Annual Membership Survey will be arriving in NBAA Member inboxes in late June 2010. Participation in the annual e-survey is important, as responses assist the Association in better understanding the needs and interests of Members. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete, and allows Members to evaluate the wide-array of benefits and services currently available with NBAA Membership. For more information, e-mail

Member-Get-a-Member Winners Announced
NBAA Members that joined as part of the Member-Get-a-Member drive were entered to win prizes, and NBAA is pleased to announce that Tiger Aviation Services has won the Grand Prize $250 American Express gift card and two free tickets to NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010). Mike Hovey of Pilots on Demand LLC was referred to NBAA by Brad Wollett with Lane Aviation, and CG Aviation Services LLC was referred by Richard Ryan with Voyager Jet Center. All four will receive either a $100 American Express gift card or one ticket to NBAA2010 in Atlanta, GA this fall. For more information on Member benefits and initiatives, visit:

Book NBAA2010 Lodging Now for Exclusive Benefits
Exhibitors and Attendees are invited to book lodging now to guarantee the best possible hotel experience for the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), to be held in Atlanta, GA from Tuesday, October 19 to Thursday, October 21. Booking online with Travel Planners, the official housing company for NBAA2010, is the only way to receive exclusive benefits, including access to Travel Planners' hotel profiles, online reservation management, real-time reservations 24/7 and more. For more information, visit:

Combs-Gates Award To Be Given During NBAA Convention
The National Aviation Hall of Fame's call for entries for the Eighth Annual Combs Gates Award, which includes a $20,000 honorarium, is presented each year at the Opening General Session of NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention to an individual or group for a project that advances the promotion and preservation of America's air and space heritage. The deadline for submissions is July 30. For more information, contact the NAHF at (937) 256-0944, ext. 10 or visit:

14th Annual Safety Standdown USA

Introduction to SMS Workshop
June 15–17, 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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