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NBAA Update #10-43
Monday, October 25, 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

Successful NBAA2010 Demonstrates Show's Continued Value
As last week's NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) came to a close, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen said the highly successful show reflects its continuing value, even as the industry confronts a turbulent marketplace. "Even in this climate, people and companies continue to seek out effective venues for conducting business, sharing information and networking, which is why NBAA's Convention remains a must-attend on the industry's calendar," Bolen said. The show included 1,083 Exhibitors – more than the count for last year's event – and a sold-out Static Display of Aircraft with 93 aircraft. Attendee registration reached 24,206, up more than 5 percent for attendance at the 2009 Convention. For more information about NBAA2010, visit:

Podcast: Looking Back at a Strong NBAA2010
NBAA2010 proved once again that the show is the industry's premier event. This week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast captures the highlights from the Convention's three days in Atlanta, GA. NBAA Exhibitors and Attendees discuss the upbeat mood at this year's show, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt recognizes five aviation legends as Master Pilots, and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen unveils plans for the re-introduction of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in 2012. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on iTunes and receive episodes automatically, or listen online at:

Bolen Tells CNBC 'No Plane, No Gain'
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen looked to NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention as an opportunity to help spread the message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign through interviews with CNBC and other news outlets. As one example, Bolen appeared on CNBC to explain the value of business aircraft to companies. "What you have with business aviation is an opportunity to go to communities with little or no airline service, to be able to do three stops in one day instead of one stop in three days, to be basically able to talk en route about proprietary information, and essentially turn travel time into productive work time" Bolen told the CNBC hosts. Watch the video at:

Buffett Promotes No Plane No Gain Message in Wall Street Journal Ad
Since its launch, the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has included a concerted advertising emphasis to highlight the many benefits business aviation provides. Last week, a No Plane No Gain ad featuring campaign spokesman Warren Buffett appeared in the October 19 edition of The Wall Street Journal. In the full-color ad, the Berkshire chairman and CEO states: "I originally called my airplane 'indefensible' – today, I call it 'indispensible!'" The ad is among several others featuring high-profile campaign spokespersons, all of which have appeared in business aviation industry trade publications, newspapers and magazines in the mainstream media, and on national and Washington, DC-area television programming. See the ad and others from the campaign by visiting:

Advocacy Videos Tell Good-News Story About Business Aviation
As part of the No Plane No Gain campaign, NBAA has made available four new advocacy videos that show the value of business aviation. Business Aviation: The Story of NBAA and the Industry chronicles the history of the business aviation community and NBAA's work to support companies using business aircraft. Business Aviation Works shows how business aircraft benefit companies of all sizes. No Plane No Gain: Business Aviation Makes Its Voice Heard details the progress of the industry's advocacy campaign, and explains how individuals can contribute to the success of the program. Finally, The Business Aviation Community's Airlift to Haiti is a documentary of the industry's work to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Complimentary copies of the videos in DVD format are available now by contacting

Study Says Business Aviation Gives Edge to Small, Mid-Size Companies
A new study, conducted by NEXA Advisors, shows that small and mid-sized companies using business aviation achieved greater success in important measures of performance than comparable companies without business aircraft. The study, conducted for NBAA as part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, demonstrates that the enterprise value business aviation confers on Standard & Poor's 500 index companies also applies to S&P 600 small-cap companies. "This study reveals that use of a business airplane is a sign of a well-managed company, regardless of the size of the enterprise," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more, and access a copy of the study by visiting:

Cross-Border Issues Conference Next Month in Montreal
NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) next month will jointly present a new Cross-Border Issues Conference, to be held November 18 and 19 in Montreal, Canada at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. With over $1.5 billion in goods moving across the border between the United States and Canada each day, many business aircraft operators from both countries make frequent cross-border flights. This conference to address the challenges faced by operators when crossing the border and flying in the airspace of the U.S. or Canada. More information is online at:

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O'Hare Airport Slot Reservation Requirement Expires on Oct. 31
The requirement to obtain slots for non-scheduled aircraft arriving at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which has been in place since 2005, expires on October 31. The requirement was originally issued through SFAR 105 and was put into place to help manage the volume of non-scheduled arrivals flying into ORD. The SFAR specified an expiration date of October 31 in anticipation that sufficient airspace and airport improvements would be made to allow for the program's cancellation. To view the SFAR, visit:

Northwest Region Alert: EIS Public Comment Period Ends Nov. 15
The Air Force has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Powder River Training Complex, which affects airspace in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, and is soliciting public comments. To ensure your comments are considered in preparation of the final EIS, submit them to the following address by November 15: HQ ACC/A7PS, Attn: Linda DeVine, 129 Andrews Street, Room 337, Langley AFB, VA 23665-2769, fax: (757) 764-1975. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit:

DC-Area Aviation Fundraiser Rescheduled for Wednesday
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) has rescheduled its golf tournament fundraiser for Wednesday, October 27, at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA. Proceeds from the event will benefit GWBAA charitable activities and support local aviation activities, like the Aero Club of Washington. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at or visit:

Next Pacific Rim Schedulers/Dispatchers Meeting in Seattle, Nov. 4
The Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will host its next general meeting on Thursday, November 4 at McCormick & Schmick's Harborside Restaurant on Lake Union in Seattle. This is a dinner meeting featuring a presentation by body-language expert Jan Hargrave. Registration for this event begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT and the cost is $25 for PRSDA members and $40 for non-members. RSVP by October 28 to PRSDA's Michaelle Olson at For additional information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Next Pacific Northwest-Area Meeting in Seattle, Nov. 9
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will host its next general luncheon meeting on Tuesday, November 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The topic for this event will be "Preparing for an Emergency: Public Relations and the Plan," featuring speakers Cary Pfeffer, former news reporter, anchor and founder of ClearComm Consulting, and Pete Agur, managing director and founder of The VanAllen Group, Inc. This event will be held at the View Lounge of the Museum of Flight at Seattle's Boeing Field. RSVP to by November 1 to secure a seat. For additional information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit:

Maintenance Symposium Coming to Charlotte, Nov. 18
Duke Energy will host a business aviation maintenance symposium on November 18 at its hangar at 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, and the event will be preceded by a golf tournament on November 17. For more information contact JoAnna Rigney at, Bob Kerfonta at, or NBAA's Harry Houckes at, or register online at:

FAA Customer Forum for Phoenix-Area Operators, Nov. 30
The FAA will host a Valley of the Sun Customer Forum for Phoenix-area operators on November 30 at the US Airways Flight Training Building. FAA participants will include Albuquerque Center, Phoenix TRACON and Phoenix Air Traffic Control Tower. Topics under consideration include White Sands Spaceport, a STARS update, and a report on PHX RNAV routes, PHX Taxiway flow analysis and PRC airspace changes. RSVP to the FAA at no later than November 24. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Idaho Charity Event Coming to Boise, Dec. 3
The Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will host a holiday social event to benefit local aviation scholarships on Friday, December 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The program will feature light fare at the home of IBAA's steering committee chair and is open to IBAA members, spouses and friends. Space is limited and RSVPs must be made no later than November 12 with a $20 donation to the scholarships. For more information, or to RSVP, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

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Benefit Raises Over $220,000 to Support Life-Saving CAN Flights
More than $220,000 was raised at the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit held during NBAA2010 on October 20 in Atlanta, GA, with the proceeds going to Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Based in White Plains, NY, CAN is the only charitable organization in the United States dedicated to arranging free flights for cancer patients to treatment centers using the empty seats on business aircraft. "For nearly 30 years, the business aviation community has stepped up to help, and now flies between 250 and 300 cancer patients a month to specialized and critical treatment," said Peter Fleiss, CAN president and CEO. "On behalf of these patients, we at Corporate Angel Network thank you all." Learn more about the event at:

Arnold Palmer Receives NBAA's Highest Honor
American icon and esteemed businessman Arnold Palmer received the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, NBAA's highest honor, during NBAA2010 in Atlanta, GA, last week. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests. Palmer has been a lifelong advocate for business aviation, most recently serving as a spokesman for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Learn more at:

Industry Leader Stinebring Honored With John Winant Award
During NBAA2010 last week, Paul Stinebring of Emerson Electric was recognized with the 2010 NBAA John Winant Award, named in honor of the Association's former director and long-time president, and given in recognition of former NBAA Board members who, as Winant did, continue to dedicate their time and expertise to promoting business aviation after they have concluded their service as NBAA directors. "Given Paul's remarkable contributions to the International Business Aviation Council, 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." Review the original announcement at:

Business Aviation's McKinnon Recognized With Doswell Award
Also during NBAA2010, business pilot and industry leader Chuck McKinnon received the NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award for his pioneering role in business aviation, and his pivotal leadership in unlocking the industry's future in the U.S., Europe and beyond. While at IBM, McKinnon opened the company's aviation facilities at Le Bourget Airport, just outside Paris. He continually championed the value of the airport to French government officials and was instrumental in thwarting plans to level the airport to make room for residential and commercial development. For more information, review the related press release and NBAA Flight Plan podcast published earlier this year at:

Pope and Larson Honored With NBAA Journalism Awards
During the NBAA2010 Media Kickoff Breakfast held on October 19, Stephen Pope, senior editor of Aviation International News, and George Larson, senior editor of Business & Commercial Aviation, received the NBAA Gold Wing Award and NBAA David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award, respectively. Pope received the 2010 Gold Wing Award for his first-person coverage of a business aviation relief mission that brought supplies to victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Larson received the 2010 Platinum Wing Award for his decades of highly regarded business aviation coverage. Learn more by visiting:

NBAA Scholarships Encourage Business Aviation Careers
NBAA offers a wide range of scholarships to encourage young people to seek careers in business aviation. During NBAA2010 last week, several students received awards from the following NBAA scholarship programs: USAIG/PDP Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship and Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship. Learn more about the scholarship recipients at:

Workers' Comp Insurance Participants Can Now Earn Cash Dividends
NBAA Members participating in the Association's Workers' Compensation Insurance Program now have the opportunity to earn a cash dividend in the form of a refund for a significant portion of their annual premiums, up to 25 percent based upon loss experience. Underwritten by Phoenix Aviation Managers and administered by NationAir Aviation Insurance, the program has been popular among Members since its launch in 2009. The dividend opportunity applies to all currently insured, new participants and every company that has participated since the program's inception. All NBAA Members that operate aircraft are eligible to participate in the program, regardless of size. The policies cover everyone involved with a company's aviation operation. Details are online at:

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference

Introduction to SMS Workshop
November 16–18, 2010, Bedford, MA

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference
November 18–19, 2010, Montreal, Canada

Introduction to SMS Workshop
December 7–9, 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aircraft Registration Conference
February 3–4, 2011, Naples, FL

22nd Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
February 9–11, 2011, Savannah, GA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
February 17, 2011, Boca Raton, FL

19th Annual Leadership Conference
February 23–24, 2011, San Diego, CA

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