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NBAA Update #10-36
Monday, September 06, 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, Industry Coalition Comments on Avgas Alternative Search
On August 27, NBAA and other general aviation (GA) associations submitted joint comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the search for an unleaded replacement for 100 low lead fuel. An EPA proposed rulemaking brought NBAA together with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association, American Petroleum Institute, and National Petrochemical and Refiners Association. Among other findings, the comments note that insufficient data and modeling exist to indicate that lead emissions from GA cause or contribute to any violation of national air quality standards. The comments also reiterate the industry's long-standing commitment to finding alternatives to leaded fuel. Read the comments and a history of this issue on NBAA's web site at:

NBAA Provides Updated Resource on Rules for Charitable Flights
Many NBAA Members generously make their aircraft available for charitable purposes, which was demonstrated recently by the numerous relief flights conducted in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In addition to operational considerations that must be planned for when conducting charitable flights, there are regulatory and tax consequences to be aware of. For example, careful advance planning is necessary for operators to successfully meet the Internal Revenue Service guidelines for deducting costs attributable to a charitable flight. Members now have access to an updated resource that navigates the tax and regulatory issues surrounding charitable flights. To view the article, visit:

NBAA Encourages Participation in Operational Control Survey
NBAA's Domestic Operations Committee is soliciting participation in a survey of aircraft operational control practices. The committee will use the results of the survey in its work to create a resource for NBAA Members that will clarify appropriate roles and responsibilities for operators with respect to aircraft operational control. NBAA is encouraging participation in this short online survey, which is open for participation through Monday, September 27, at:

NBAA Highlights Industry Value for National Business TV Program
Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president of operations, education & economics, highlighted the value of business aviation on the August 19 episode of "First Business," a TV business news show that reaches 150 television affiliates nationwide, including in the New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC markets. The reporter for the story notes that "NBAA has been promoting a No Plane No Gain strategy," and cites data, provided by Nichols, showing that business aviation accounts for $150 billion in economic development, supports 1.2 million jobs, improves company productivity, boosts access to small and medium-sized airports, and saves companies millions. The broadcast of the segment was seen by an estimated 263,000 viewers, and can be viewed any time on NBAA's web site at:

Paul Stinebring to Receive John Winant Award at NBAA2010
Paul Stinebring of Emerson Electric will be honored with NBAA's 2010 John Winant Award on October 19 at the Association's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA. "Given Paul's remarkable contributions to the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), we believe it is entirely appropriate that he is receiving the John Winant Award," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "After all, it was John Winant who more than any other individual is responsible for the creation of IBAC." Read the full press release at:

Who's Exhibiting at NBAA2010? Companies Just Like Yours
Hundreds of companies will exhibit at NBAA2010, including avionics providers, charter operations, FBOs, technology development firms and companies large and small. With approximately 25,000 Attendees, NBAA's Convention is the best – and for some the only – forum for meeting new customers. "We come to the NBAA Convention every year because our company is heavily involved in business aviation," Todd West, senior sales representative for Aerospace Optics, told NBAA at last year's Convention. "This is the biggest and best show to introduce our new products." Read more about why companies rely on NBAA's Convention as their premier exhibiting opportunity at:

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New Article Provides New York State Sales and Use Tax Update
When making an investment in a business aircraft, understanding the potential costs of state and local taxes is very important. A new article for NBAA Members provides details on the specific sales and use taxes and potential exemptions available to aircraft owners in the State of New York. For example, exemptions such as the "Sale-for-Resale Exclusion" and "Commercial Aircraft Exemption" may offer important tax planning opportunities for New York-based operators. With recent tax law changes in New York, this article provides an updated analysis of the common exemptions used by business aircraft owners and operators. To view the article, visit:

New Jersey Governor Proclaims 'No Plane, No Gain'
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) recently announced a statewide proclamation designating September 29, 2010, as "Aviation Awareness Day," highlighting the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to the Garden State. The proclamation echoes the themes of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign and notes that general aviation is vital for state businesses and farms, as well as for providing disaster relief and a wide array of travel options. "We applaud Governor Christie for issuing this proclamation, which will help underscore the essential role business aviation plays in serving New Jersey's citizens, companies and communities," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read the proclamation, and NBAA's press release about it, at:

Idaho Plans a Networking Meeting on Sept. 8
The Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will host a luncheon meeting in Boise at Western Aircraft's hangar on September 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The presenter and event sponsor, Hawker Beechcraft, also will provide aircraft for a static display. The cost for lunch is $15 per person. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or RSVP before September 1 at:

San Diego Safety Standdown Features Industry Experts, Sept. 20
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) will host its 2nd Annual Safety Standdown on September 20 in San Diego, CA. Speakers will include aviation safety expert Dr. Tony Kern of Convergent Performance on human factors; Dr. Paulo Alves, MD, on fatigue; Don Baldwin of Baldwin Aviation on safety management systems and Gulfstream on HUD/EVS/synthetic vision. The event qualifies for NBAA Professional Development Program and Certified Aviation Manager Program credits and recertification. For more information, visit:

Florida Meeting to Address FAA Re-registration Rule, Sept. 21
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will feature a briefing by Scott Burgess of the Aviation Legal Group on the three-year re-registration rule which could require action as early as November 1. The third-quarter general membership meeting will be held Tuesday, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, contact SFBAA president Jeff Ramsden at or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Aviation Career Fair Showcases Opportunities for Students, Sept. 23–24
Aerospace Education Corporation (AEC), a nonprofit organization that promotes aviation education, will host its annual Aviation Career Fair on September 23 and 24 at Republic Airport (FRG) Farmingdale, NY. AEC is seeking additional participation in the form of donations, aircraft for static display and volunteers to help make this event a success. The popular event will be available to middle and high schools as well as open to the public free of charge. There are currently over 2,000 attendees registered. In New York, aviation-related jobs represent nearly 5 percent of all employment and $35.9 billion in economic activity. To learn more about the fair and how to support AEC, visit:

Wisconsin to Host Safety Day Event, Sept. 28
The Wisconsin Business Aviation Association (WBAA) will hold a Safety Day, sponsored by Dassault Falcon, on Tuesday, September 28. The event will feature a presentation on crew fatigue by Dassault Falcon Jet Director of Flight Operations Rich Iudice, and a discussion with National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne. The event will be held at the offices of CR Meyer & Sons, 895 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh, WI, at 8:30 a.m. There is a $35 charge per attendee, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, or to RSVP, contact Steve Rehwinkel at

NJ Hosts Industry Awards Luncheon, Sept. 29
The New Jersey Aviation Association (NJAA) will recognize those in the aviation industry who helped aviation grow in the Garden State during a luncheon on September 29 in Princeton, NJ. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories to legislators, state officials and others for their contribution to New Jersey aviation. Guest speakers for the event include Carmine Gallo, FAA eastern region administrator, and Henry Orgodzinski, president of the National Association of State Airport Officials (NASAO). Seating is limited. For more information or register, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

NBAA's Piccione Presents at NY Aviation Management Meeting
The New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) will hold its annual Fall Conference and Exhibit Show from September 29 to October 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY. NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will discuss issues and trends affecting aviation and airports during a breakout session on September 30. The event features other educational sessions on a variety of topics from operational to environmental issues, networking opportunities and other special events for attendees. For more information on the event contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at or visit:

Trenton Airport Charity Event Supports Student Scholarships
To help launch the dreams of future aviation professionals, Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN), will host its annual "Sky's The Limit" scholarship golf classic on October 6 at the Wild Turkey Golf Club at Crystal Springs, NJ. The event will help raise funds to provide scholarships for students pursuing careers in aviation. For more information, contact Gerry Totaro at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Gulfstream G450: Let the Journey Begin

NBAA Honors MA Lawmaker With Silk Scarf Award
Massachusetts State Representative and MA Legislative Aviation Caucus Chairman Donald Humason, Jr. (R-4-MA) was recently presented with the NBAA Silk Scarf Award for his many contributions to his state's business aviation community. The award celebrates Humason's tireless work in promoting business aviation in Massachusetts, including the establishment of the state aviation caucus in 2005. He received the award on August 20 in front of 200 of his constituents, elected officials, and the Massachusetts Airport Managers Association prior to the Westfield International Air Show. Learn more by visiting:

NBAA's History, Captured in Keep Business Flying, Now Online
NBAA has made available to Members a history of the Association's first 40 years, titled Keep Business Flying. Authored by the late John H. Winant, former NBAA President and Board member, this book tracks the growth of business aviation, and NBAA's work to support the industry, from its earliest activities through the mid-1980s, providing a context for the founding and growth of NBAA. Scanned from the original hard copy, the book is available in PDF format. Learn more or order at:

Reminder: Winter Flying Webinar on Thursday
As colder weather approaches, now is the time for flight operations personnel to review techniques for preventing ground and airborne icing from having an adverse and potentially dangerous impact on flight operations. Join NBAA's Icing and Winter Operations live webinar on Thursday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar features Dr. Judith F. Van Zante, icing specialist and aeromechanical engineer with Sierra Lobo, Inc. at NASA Glenn Research Center. For more information and to register, visit:

Sponsor NBAA's 14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
Join hundreds of NBAA Members and support NBAA Charities by sponsoring this year's Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 17. Many quality tournament sponsorships are available to give businesses optimum exposure to hundreds of industry leaders and decision makers. All sponsorships include recognition on the sponsorship banner at the course, and most packages include player positions in the tournament. Held in conjunction with the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, over $400,000 has been raised for various charities since the Classic's founding. To become a sponsor, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at, or visit:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Labor Day
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed today, Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

Safety Standdown USA

Webinar: Icing and Winter Operations: Review the Essentials
September 9, 2010, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: NBAA Election 2010 Preview: Race for Control of Congress
September 23, 2010, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET

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

14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
October 17, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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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