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NBAA Update #10-39
Monday, September 27, 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 Applauds Presidential Signing of Bonus Depreciation
Today, NBAA lauded President Obama for signing into law legislation that includes a provision for "bonus depreciation," to accelerate cost recovery of strategic business purchases this year, including business aircraft. The measure, included as part of an overall legislative package for small businesses, passed the House and Senate earlier this month. "Now that the President has signed the measure into law, companies will be able to take advantage of the provision right away, giving them access the benefits of business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read the full press release at:

How Can Bonus Depreciation Help You?
Companies considering the purchase of equipment, including new business aircraft and upgrades to existing aircraft (e.g., new avionics, new engines, new interior) may be able to move forward on those investments now and take advantage of bonus depreciation to help off-set the cost. Depending on whether the aircraft is used in commercial or non-commercial operations, bonus depreciation will be available through the end of 2010 or the end of 2011. In an article prepared by NBAA Tax Committee Chair, Ed Kammerer, the details of bonus depreciation are examined. Read more at:

Congress Again Extends FAA Funding
Last week, Congress approved a 16th extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding and programs. The latest extension, which preserves funding for the Agency's programs at current levels, is set to expire at year's end. When the extension concludes, Congress must either finish its work on FAA reauthorization, or extend current law again to provide time for lawmakers to continue deliberations on the matter. Neither the House nor Senate bills include new user fees, and instead would help fund system modernization with an increase in the jet fuel tax. Learn more about the business aviation community's commitment to FAA reauthorization and aviation system modernization by visiting:

NBAA Urges Senators to Approve Woerth as ICAO Representative
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen recently joined with the heads of 12 other aviation associations to urge Senate leaders to confirm Duane Woerth as U.S. representative to the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In a letter to the senators, the associations stated that the United States has been disadvantaged by the lack of a representative at ICAO over the past 18 months. To read the letter, visit:

Podcast: Know the Rules for Flying Elected Officials
It's campaign season, and if you or your company are considering providing transportation to a candidate for office, you need to know the rules before having political candidates on business or personal aircraft. Michael Toner, partner at the Bryan Cave law firm in Washington, DC, discusses the restrictions and reimbursement issues for operators and candidates in federal or state elections on this NBAA Flight Plan podcast. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on Apple's iTunes and receive episodes automatically, or listen any time at:

No Plane No Gain Featured on New Forbes Web Site
Forbes recently launched an interactive web site dedicated to providing news about how business aviation helps companies of all sizes succeed. The new site prominently features the No Plane No Gain logo, and a message from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen about the role of business aviation in boosting employee efficiency and productivity. The campaign, sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, continuously uses new media to advocate for the industry. To view the site, visit:

Don't Forget: 'Line Up and Wait' Starts This Week
Starting on September 30, the FAA will begin implementing the ICAO phraseology, "line up and wait." This replaces the current FAA phraseology, "taxi in to position and hold." Pilots need to be familiar with, and ready to read-back and accept, instructions from air traffic control using the new phraseology. For more information, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at Review FAA order 7210.754, which details the new procedure, at:

Webinar: Icing and Winter Operations – Review the Essentials
NBAA Members preparing for winter flights have access to best practices for de-icing and preventing icing through a recent NBAA webinar hosted by Dr. Judith Van Zante, icing specialist and aeromechanical engineer with Sierra Lobo, Inc. at NASA Glenn Research Center. Frozen contaminants – including frost, snow, ice and slush – are major hazards, according to Van Zante, and contamination the size of sand grains on a wing can reduce maximum wing lift by 30 percent, or increase lift-induced drag by 40 percent. Learn how to safeguard your aircraft and more details of the webinar at:

Are You Attending NBAA's Atlanta RNAV/RNP Workshop?
NBAA, along with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the FAA, will jointly host a workshop on the necessary steps for flight departments to obtain RNP-AR approval on Monday, October 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in conjunction with NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA. The session will be offered free of charge and will provide an overview of existing FAA guidance, financial and environmental benefits obtained and personal experience from operators who have been through the processes. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at Review the full NBAA2010 program schedule at:

Support NBAA Charities at Next Month's Golf Classic
The NBAA 14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 17, at Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, GA, in conjunction with NBAA2010. Proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities, which raises funds to support philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. Since the tournament was founded in 1997, it has raised over $400,000 for various charities. Player spots and sponsorships are still available. To participate, register at:

Baldwin Aviation

Teterboro VFR Dalton Departure off Runway 19 Now By Request Only
The VFR Dalton Departure procedure off Runway 19 at Teterboro Airport (TEB) is now available via pilot request only. Pilots must now specifically request the procedure as controllers will no longer offer it. There are strict altitude requirements for the VFR Dalton Departure and the FAA wants to make sure that the pilots requesting the procedure are familiar with those restrictions due to recent altitude "busts." The VFR Dalton Departure procedure can be beneficial when TEB is experiencing departure delays associated with a Runway 19 departure configuration. IFR departures off Runway 19 are commonly delayed due to the separation requirements between the TEB departures and the EWR Runway 22L arrivals. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Snell at

FAA to Host Denver-Area Customer Forum
On Wednesday, September 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the FAA will host a customer forum at the Denver International Airport conference room located in the main terminal. The meeting provides an opportunity for operators in the Denver area to meet with key air traffic control personnel and other FAA officials. For more information, or to RSVP for the meeting, contact FAA's Scott Steinbrecher at

DC-Area Annual Meeting and Fundraiser, Sept. 30
This week, the Greater Washington Business Aviation (GWBAA) will hold its 6th Annual Golf Tournament at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA. As always, a portion of the proceeds will benefit GWBAA charitable activities, including the Aero Club of Washington. Course information can be found at For information and to register as a sponsor or player, visit:

Connecticut Fall Luncheon Featuring Gulfstream Aerospace, Oct. 6
The fall luncheon meeting of the Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CBAG) will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at the Avon Old Farms Hotel, 279 Avon Mountain Rd, Avon, CT at 11:30 a.m. Geoff Nye of Gulfstream Aerospace will make a presentation on the strategic importance of business aviation, and ways to communicate that value to key audiences. RSVP to or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

South Florida Annual Fundraiser, Nov. 5
The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will hold its annual event on Friday, November 5, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, FL. This networking event for the South Florida aviation community will help support SFBAA's charitable activities and scholarship fund. Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. A reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. with awards, a raffle and prizes. SFBAA has arranged for special room rates at the Boca Raton Resort. For hotel reservations call (888) 491-2622. For sponsorship opportunities, contact SFBAA's Tracy Gough at For more information and to register, visit:

Gulfstream G450: Let the Journey Begin

NBAA-PAC Presents Free 2010 Election Outlook Webinar, Sept. 28
Association Members are invited to register for a free live webinar to be held tomorrow, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET to provide an outlook for the fall elections. Lisa Piccione, NBAA's senior vice president, government affairs, will moderate the preview, which will feature veteran political consultants Julian Epstein, a principal with Law Media Group, and Ralph Reed, president, Century Strategies. The two will provide Democratic and Republican viewpoints. For more information and for Member registration at no cost, visit:

NBAA Product Promotes the Real Facts About Business Aviation
NBAA today released its 2010 Business Aviation Fact Book, a comprehensive profile of the industry that provides real-world information and data about the industry's value to citizens, companies and communities across the country. "With this publication, we are putting a resource in people's hands that presents the true face of business aviation with simple but powerful facts," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The Fact Book is being offered as part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, and is available in print or online at Review the press release at:

NBAA to Honor 11 Flying Safety Award Recipients at NBAA2010
NBAA has announced 11 recipients of the Association's Safe Flying Achievement Awards for 2010. Recipients will receive the awards on October 19 at 12:00 p.m. in Atlanta, GA, as part of the NBAA2010 Awards Luncheon. The recipients include companies awarded for 50 and 60 years of safe flight, as well as a new award for companies with 75 years of unblemished aviation safety. "When it comes to safety, these companies have set the standard in our industry," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Review the press release at:

Single Pilot Safety Standdown at NBAA2010
Light business airplane pilots who fly their own airplanes for business face a unique set of safety considerations, which is why NBAA will host the 2nd Annual Single-Pilot Safety Standdown as part of NBAA2010 in Atlanta, GA. The standdown, which is sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Company, will take place, on Monday, October 18. The event will feature an entire day of safety-centered programs for owner/operators and single pilots, including sessions on professional airmanship, single pilot resource management, icing, aviation health and fatigue countermeasures. For more information, visit:

Insider Shows How NBAA Member Avjet Uses Green Technology to Lower Costs
NBAA Member Company Avjet Corporation is meeting the challenge of environmental sustainability with its "green" hangar at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA. Andy Myers of Shangri-La Construction, which partnered with Avjet on the project, says, "There are ways to not only use green technology to make your operations more cost-effective and environmentally friendly, but actually get more out of your hangars and office spaces than before." Find out how in the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider, sponsored by SimCom Training Centers, online at:

Seeking Courses for Professional Development Program
NBAA seeks new courses from educational providers for inclusion in the 2011 Professional Development Program (PDP). Designed to prepare business aviation professionals for management roles, the courses are taught through a variety of convenient and flexible delivery methods, including Internet courses, video instructions and on-site seminars. Submissions by individuals and organizations should cover at least one of the PDP objectives. Deadline for submissions is November 1. For more information on PDP or to view a list of current PDP objectives, visit:

NBAA Webinar: Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Webinar: NBAA Election 2010 Preview: Race for Control of Congress
September 28, 2010, 2:00 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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Safety Standdown USA

Panasonic Avionics' Global Communication Suite

Corporate Angel Network

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