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NBAA Update #10-32
Monday, August 09, 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 to Implement ICAO 'Line Up and Wait' Phraseology, Sept. 30
As NBAA first reported this past January, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) "line up and wait" phraseology will be effective on September 30. This replaces the current FAA phraseology, "taxi in to position and hold." Pilots need to be familiar with and be ready to read-back and accept instructions from air traffic control using the new phraseology. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at To review FAA order 7210.754, which details the new procedure, visit:

Senate Considering Woerth as U.S. Member of ICAO Council
A nomination hearing on Duane Woerth, the White House candidate to be the U.S. member of the ICAO council was held August 5 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. NBAA strongly supports Woerth, who comes with long experience in the industry. The position has remained unfilled for over a year, and in July, NBAA and 11 other aviation organizations urged the Senate to confirm a representative, citing the important priorities that require U.S. input on "global actions and priorities in the areas of aviation safety, security and environment." To read the letter in its entirety, visit:

Podcast: TSA Partners With Industry on New Security Measures
Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently introduced two security measures informed by input from the general aviation industry. NBAA and other industry groups are particularly enthusiastic about plans to streamline the process for international waivers without reducing the security benefit. "We're not going to be effective without a partnership with the general aviation community," Brian Delauter, the TSA's general manager for general aviation, says in this episode of NBAA Flight Plan. Subscribe to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast through Apple's iTunes, or listen anytime on NBAA's web site by visiting:

EUROCONTROL Releases Small Emitters' Tool for ETS Compliance
Many business aviation operators may opt to use a simplified method to determine their fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) monitoring and reporting purposes. EUROCONTROL has released a European Commission-approved tool in the form of a Microsoft Excel file that allows an operator to calculate and record its annual emissions that are subject to the EU-ETS. For more information and to download the Excel file, visit:

Union Pacific Railroad Understands ‘No Plane No Gain’
NBAA Member Company Union Pacific (UP) relies on two Bombardier CL300s and one Falcon DA 200 for quick transport when it's most needed. "Railroads are the most cost-effective and safest way to move large quantities of almost anything," said Zoe Richmond, UP public affairs director. "But on the rare occasion of a derailment or other incident, we must get our experts on the ground quickly, often with business airplanes. In those cases, a business airplane isn't a 'nice to have,' it's a 'have to have.'" The need to move teams of people, a hallmark of business aviation, is often highlighted in the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To read and hear more about how business aviation helps Union Pacific and companies all across the U.S., visit:

Careers in Business Aviation Day: Inspiring Passion for Aviation
NBAA invites students interested in exploring careers in aviation to attend the Careers in Business Aviation Day free of charge at NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta (NBAA2010), GA, on October 21. Sponsored by the Local Atlanta Committee, this exciting event – open to students between 12- and 17-years-old – will provide a chance to meet Exhibitors and aviation professionals from around the world, attend focused Education Sessions, see a wide range of business aircraft on display and speak with university representatives. NBAA2010 provides the single-best introduction available to the world of business aviation and teach students how to turn a passion for aviation into a fulfilling career. For more information and to register, visit:

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NBAA’s Piccione Addressing NextGen at Transportation Summit, Aug. 12
NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will participate in a panel discussion on the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System, or "NextGen," system during the 13th Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Summit held from August 9 to 13 in Irving, TX. Piccione will speak on behalf of the business aviation industry and will discuss the research and accomplishments that have been made toward the transition to a satellite-based aviation transportation system. To learn more about the summit, visit:

DC-Area Legislative and Tax Luncheon, Aug. 11
NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will speak at the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association's (GWBAA’s) legislative and tax luncheon on August 11 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s (DCA) Signature Flight Support from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Piccione’s presentation will address topics on the FAA reauthorization, DCA access, aircraft re-registration, bonus depreciation and environmental issues. Additional guest speakers will include Virginia Department of Aviation Director Randall Burdette and Maryland Office of Regional Aviation Assistance Director Ashish Solanki. For more information and to register, visit:

North Texas Luncheon to Highlight Medical Support, Aug. 17
On August 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA) will hold a luncheon at the FlightSafety Learning Center located at 3201 East Airfield Drive, at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Kevin Kelly, North and South American Business Development Director of Remote Diagnostic Technologies for Medaire, will discuss a new, cutting-edge in-flight and ground medical support product for flight departments. There is no charge for NTBAA members to attend and a $10 donation for non-members. To RSVP, contact NTBAA's Marj DeLong at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Tennessee Airports Conference to Feature NBAA Staff, Aug. 20
NBAA’s Lisa Piccione is set as a featured speaker for the 25h annual Tennessee Airports Conference in Nashville at the Airport Marriott. The event, titled "Celebration of Flight," starts at 8:30 a.m. on August 20, and will focus on airport and aviation liability, land use and wildlife issues, among networking events and panels. Piccione will provide an update on the business aviation community in Tennessee and legislative issues on Capitol Hill. For more conference information contact Lesa Bont at or NBAA’s Harry Houckes at To register for the event or for a full program list, visit the state’s web site at:

Dallas TCAS Schedulers Explore Industry Issues, Aug. 25
The next Texas Corporate Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers Group (TCAS) meeting will be held on August 25 at 11:30 a.m. at FlightSafety International near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), 3201 East Airfield Drive, TX. Sponsored by Debbie Martin with Signature Flight Support, Scott Garrett with World Fuel and Felix Vinklarek with International Trip Planning Services (ITPS), the meeting will include industry issue updates and forecasts with discussion. To RSVP, contact Rosemary Forbes at For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at

Tampa Meeting Focusing on Cabin Tech and Communication, Aug. 26
The Tampa Bay Aviation Association (TBAA) will hold a meeting titled "Cabin Networking & Communication" on August 26 at the Signature Flight Support facility on Tampa International Airport (TPA). The event will start at 11:00 a.m. and feature sessions on the uses of wireless devices in the cockpit, new technology for global connections and an update on lighter hardware already being installed on King Air and Cessna Citation aircraft. The technical brief will be presented by Banyan Air Service in partnership with Thrane & Thrane and Satcom Direct. For more information, please contact Daniel Slapo at or contact NBAA’s Harry Houckes at

NBAA Webinar to Focus on Scholarships, Mentor Programs, Aug. 26
The third installment in NBAA’s Regional Business Aviation Group Leader series webinar will be held on Thursday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. The 90-minute program, titled "Business Aviation: Building Scholarship and Mentor Programs", will provide regional leaders with strategies and resources needed to develop effective local scholarship and mentor programs, illustrated with case studies from colleagues around the country. The agenda will include discussions addressing the value of supporting local youth seeking aviation knowledge. Log-in instructions will be provided prior to the webinar. To sign up or for more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or Dan Burkhart at

Safety Standdown Comes to San Diego, Sept. 20
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) will host its 2nd annual Safety Standdown on September 20 in San Diego, CA, focusing on how human factors relate to safe flight operations. Keynote speaker Dr. Tony Kern, an author and aviation safety expert, and other presenters will provide attendees with practical information and insight on safety management systems, winter weather operations and other important safety topics. For more information, visit:

NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference

Register This Month for NBAA2010 and Save
NBAA is offering a $30 discount for early registration before August 31 for NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA, October 19-21. As the premier annual meeting place for the business aviation community, NBAA2010 is the most productive and efficient opportunity for business aviation professionals to learn and connect in one place, at one time. The Convention will feature approximately 25,000 industry professionals, over 100 Education Sessions and Maintenance & Operations Sessions and exhibits at the Georgia World Congress Center and a Static Display of Aircraft on DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK). For more information and to register, visit:

Business Aviation Comes Together at Chicago Regional Forum, Aug. 18
The business aviation industry is ready to meet at NBAA’s Chicago Regional Forum on August 18 at DB Aviation in Waukegan Airport (UGN), in Waukegan, IL. The event will feature valuable Education Sessions on aircraft management and lease agreements, challenges and opportunities for business aviation, insurance renewals process, how to create an "airborne office" and other important issues. The event will also provide networking opportunities and allow attendees to participate in Chicago Area Business Aviation Association's golf tournament on August 19, the proceeds of which benefit aviation scholarships. To review the full agenda and to register, visit:

NBAA Now Accepting Applications for Journalism Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 NBAA Gold Wing Award, presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation, by trade or nontrade media, in print, web-based or broadcast formats. The deadline for submissions is August 20. For more information on the award and to review past winners, visit:

NBAA Marks the Passing of J.D. Lyon, CBAA President
The business aviation community recently marked the passing of former Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) president and CEO J.D. Lyon, who died on July 29. Lyon was an active cross-border business aviation leader who was integral in the preliminary development of the successful Private Operator Certificate Program and a valued contributor to NBAA's International Operators Committee. Lyon is survived by his wife, Val, their three children, Cecil, Deborah, Pamela and their families, including six grandchildren. NBAA extends condolences to Lyon’s family and friends.

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit

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

Protecting Your Medical Certification: Tips for Professional Pilots Webinar
August 19, 2010, 2:00 p.m. ET

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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No Plane No Gain

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in Chicago

Corporate Angel Network

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