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NBAA Update #10-29
Monday, July 19, 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 Continues Call for Improved DCA Access
Can access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) be made more workable in a way that continues to address federal officials' security concerns regarding flights over the nation's capital? That was the question on the table at a recent meeting of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials and industry stakeholders, according to Doug Carr, NBAA vice president of safety, security & regulation. Carr attended the meeting accompanied by representatives with five NBAA Member Companies who are among the top business aviation users at DCA. Read more about NBAA's suggestions to the TSA:

Prestigious Advocacy Award Is Industry's Award, NBAA Says
The 2010 Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award, presented Friday evening to NBAA, is above all else, a recognition of the vision and dedication of the people in the business aviation community, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "NBAA is humbled by this honor," he said, "because it pays tribute to the tens of thousands of extraordinary individuals whose passion and professionalism have made the business aviation community one of America's great success stories." To learn more about the award, visit:

New, Onerous FAA Aircraft Registration Regulations Published This Week
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had estimated that approximately one third of aircraft registrations are no longer valid. To rectify this, this week the FAA will publish sweeping new regulations regarding aircraft registration. Over a three-year period, the FAA will terminate the N number registrations of all aircraft registered before October 1, 2010, and will require the re-registration of each aircraft to retain U.S. civil aircraft status. Aircraft registrations will be valid for three years and registration certificates will include the expiration date. The FAA will cancel the N-numbers of aircraft that are not re-registered or renewed. NBAA is analyzing the new rule and its significant impact on business aircraft owners. For more information, including an advance copy of the final regulation, visit:

FAA Provides Guidance on Enhanced Upset Recovery Training
The FAA has issued an information for operators (InFO) notice on enhanced upset recovery training. The InFO makes operators aware of facts regarding loss of control (LOC) as an accident category. Although the overall accident rate has decreased, the LOC category remains the leading cause of fatal accidents in the last 20 years. The FAA strongly recommends that operators and training centers incorporate into their training programs applicable sections of the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, a document that provides guidance on the development of upset recovery training. For more information, review the InFO notice at:

NBAA Supports 'Accelerated Depreciation' in Congressional Testimony
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen submitted written testimony to Congress outlining the importance of extending 'accelerated" depreciation policy for aircraft purchase. In testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, he noted that extending the tax policy would "help promote the sale of business aircraft and preserve the good-paying manufacturing jobs that come with those sales." Read NBAA's press release about the testimony at:

Business Aviation Lends a Hand for Special Olympics
Business aircraft have long provided flights in support of worthwhile initiatives, and that tradition has been in evidence this week. On July 17 and 24, hundreds of athletes have been and will be transported by business airplanes to this year's Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, NE, courtesy of Cessna Citation owners who are donating their company's airplanes, pilots and fuel to fly the athletes to and from the games at no charge. The event takes shape as the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift, sponsored by the Cessna Aircraft Company. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen participated as a volunteer in this year's event. To learn more, visit:

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NBAA Welcomes OH Proclamation Saluting Business Aviation
Last week, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH) declared July 16, 2010, as Aviation Industry Awareness Day, recognizing the essential role all of aviation, including business aviation, plays in serving Ohio. 'NBAA thanks Governor Strickland for highlighting the value of business aviation to communities and companies in Ohio," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. 'The state is widely recognized as the birthplace of aviation, and it's clear that today, business aviation continues to support thousands of jobs, business productivity, access to small airports and humanitarian initiatives in the state." The proclamation follows similar declarations issued in a number of states recognizing the value of business aviation. To learn more about the Ohio proclamation, read NBAA's press release at:

State Senator Antenori to Attend AZBAA Meeting on Wednesday
Arizona state Senator Frank Antenori (R-D29) will meet with the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) this Wednesday, July 21, to discuss the value of business aviation to the greater Tucson area. Antenori has great interest in business aviation as TSA and FAA sources indicate that general aviation accounts for nearly 75 percent of all air traffic in the Tucson area. The meeting will be held at 7:00 a.m. at the Airport Clarion Hotel. For more information, contact Mike Zonnefeld at (520) 977-7670 or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

GWBAA Meeting Features NBAA's Piccione, Aug. 11
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) will host a legislative and tax update event on August 11 at DCA's Signature Flight Support from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. NBAA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will discuss news from Capitol Hill, legislation that could affect business aviation and NBAA's advocacy efforts. Special guests will include Virginia Department of Aviation Director Randall Burdette and Maryland Office of Regional Aviation Assistance Director Ashish Solanki. Lunch will be served. For more information and to register, visit:

GBAA Safety Day Scheduled in Atlanta for Sept. 1
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its annual Safety Day on September 1 at the Hilton/Atlanta Marietta in Marietta, GA. This year's program features a briefing by NTSB Vice Chairmen Robert Sumwalt, in addition to presentations on safety management systems, crew resource management and hypoxia awareness. For more information about the event or to register, visit:

PNBAA Hosting Multiple Upcoming Events
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) has three upcoming events in the Seattle area. On July 28, PNBAA will host a Maintainers Luncheon at Clay Lacy BFI from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Staff members from Aircell, the event sponsor, will give a presentation on business aircraft Internet connectivity; RSVP to PNBAA's Darwin Stout at On August 5, PNBAA will host a barbecue in conjunction with the Blue Angels practice session prior to the SeaFair air show at Galvin Flying Services BFI from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; RSVP to Lastly, PNBAA will host its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Event on September 22 at Redmond Ridge Golf Club. To register, volunteer or sponsor this event, or for more information on any of these events, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit:

Save the Date: Maintenance Symposium in Charlotte, Nov. 18
Duke Energy will host a corporate maintenance symposium on November 18 at its hangar on Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the technical program will run until 4:00 p.m., with breakfast and lunch provided. Participants can anticipate four hours of IA and AMT credit. There is no charge for operators. For more information, contact Bob Kerfonta at or NBAA's Harry Houckes at

NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)

Business Aviation Insider: Member With Light Business Airplane Ascends
In today's challenging economy, many companies have reacted by cutting travel budgets. However, Brad Pierce, CEO with NBAA Member Company Restaurant Equipment World (REW), believes in traveling to see existing and potential new customers in person – and his Cirrus Design SR-22 has been instrumental in that strategy. 'This business would not be what it is today without the use of general aviation aircraft," said Pierce, who pilots the Cirrus. 'The airplane is worth every penny, now more than ever." Find out how in the latest issue of Business Aviation Insider, sponsored by South Carolina Power Team, online at:

Podcast: NBAA Honors Chuck McKinnon, Industry Pioneer
Chuck McKinnon, a tireless innovator, a staunch business aviation advocate and a man who knows first-hand about the history of the industry, will be recognized with the Association's John P. 'Jack" Doswell Award in recognition for his pioneering role in the industry, and his pivotal leadership in unlocking its future in the U.S., Europe and beyond. In a special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, McKinnon shares his perspective on the decades he spent in business aviation. Subscribe to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast through Apple's iTunes, or listen anytime on NBAA's web site by visiting:

SMS Introduction Workshop Coming to Denver, July 27–29
In a joint partnership with ARGUS, NBAA will host a two-and-a-half-day Safety Management System (SMS) Workshop in Denver, CO from July 27 to 29. Through interactive presentations and group exercises, attendees will be provided with details on the safety benefits and business case for developing an SMS. Guidance will be provided on how to utilize the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) SMS Toolkit, which takes operators through the complete implementation process. For more information and to register online, visit:

NBAA Resource for Aviation Insurance Contracts Available
As a follow-up to NBAA's June webinar titled Understanding Your Aviation Insurance Policy, last week's live webinar on Contractual Considerations in Aviation Insurance gave attendees a better understanding of the common types of aviation contracts, their components and how they could impact their aviation insurance. Access the webinar recording to learn what should and should not be changed, recognize common aviation contract terminology and understand what those terms mean. Moderator Sean Fitzgibbons, Wal-Mart Stores, and presenters Melissa Harder, Willis Global Aviation, and Lou Timpanaro, Frank Crystal & Company, are all members of the Aviation Insurance Working Group of NBAA's Tax Committee. Purchase the webinar recording at:

Call for Speakers: 2011 NBAA Leadership Conference
NBAA's Corporate Aviation Management Committee is seeking presenters for the Association's 2011 Leadership Conference, to be held February 23 to 24, 2011, at the San Diego Hilton. The 2011 conference theme will be 'Engaging Leadership" and all potential presentation submissions should include a title, brief description of the topic and some background on the presenter. The deadline is August 31, and submissions should be sent to NBAA's Jay Evans at

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
October 17, 2010, Atlanta, GA

19th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Human Factors
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Customer Service Programs
October 18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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

PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 22–23, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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