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NBAA Update #10-45
Monday, November 08, 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

Elections Bring Change to Congress, Including GA Caucuses
Last week, the mid-term Congressional elections produced a shift in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the upcoming 112th Congress. Republicans have picked up at least 60 seats, with some races still too close to call. In the Senate, Democrats retain the majority, but by a smaller margin than they had before November 2. "Post-election changes in Congress are a fact of life in Washington," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA will continue working with leaders from both political parties to promote policies that support business aviation." NBAA has prepared a web article with more information about the election results, and a breakout of the outcome for GA Caucus Members. For more information, contact NBAA's Lisa Piccione at or visit:

Time Remains for Congress to Complete FAA Reauthorization
As Congress has continued to debate a multi-year reauthorization of funding and programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a 16th "extension" of FAA funding was passed in September, keeping funding at current levels. With the midterm elections over, there is still time on the congressional calendar for lawmakers to approval a final FAA reauthorization bill before adjournment. Using NBAA's Contact Congress resource, you can urge your elected representatives to pass a final measure that increases the fuel tax for general aviation, in lieu of new user fees, to help fund aviation system modernization. To send your letter to Congress, visit:

Podcast: What's the Latest on the LASP?
The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) is being revised with industry input, according to TSA Administrator John Pistole. In this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Pistole says he understands the value of business aviation, and that a revised LASP will "minimize the security risks while again providing for those key components that make business aviation a critical part of business today." Greg Kulis, NBAA Security Council chairman, says the revised proposal should better serve the TSA and the business aviation community. "We're certainly more optimistic now than we've ever been that … it will reflect the needs of the industry," Kulis says. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on iTunes and receive new episodes automatically, or listen anytime at:

CBP Steps Up APIS Enforcement: NBAA Provides Compliance Resources
As NBAA has previously reported, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has had in place an Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) requirement for cross-border flights for more than a year. Since 2009, pilots planning cross-border flights have been required to submit a passenger manifest and flight information no later than 60 minutes prior to departure from the United States, or from a foreign location to the United States. CBP recently informed NBAA that it will begin issuing fines to operators that do not submit APIS information in a timely manner or make inaccurate transmissions. First-time violators will be subject to a $5,000 fine, and each additional violation will be subject to a $10,000 penalty. NBAA offers comprehensive information on this requirement and a cost-effective APIS transmission service at:

Media Outlets Report: No Plane, No Gain
First shown at the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention last month, a sampling of national and local television coverage from 2010 is now posted on the No Plane No Gain web site. The coverage shows that – from cable television outlets including CNBC and CNN, to local television outlets from coast to coast – the campaign's message has been communicated through media outreach initiatives. Watch the compilation by visiting:

Bermuda Issues SMS Guidance: NBAA Offers Compliance Tools
The Department of Civil Aviation in Bermuda has issued a notice indicating that all business aircraft operating to the island must comply with the provisions in Annex 6 Part 2 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. Section 3, which applies to aircraft over 12,500 pounds, contains a number of requirements, such as the need to implement a safety management system (SMS). The notice identifies the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) among the preferred means to demonstrate compliance with SMS standards. From November 16 to 18, NBAA will offer an SMS Workshop in Bedford, MA, providing specific guidance on how to implement an SMS that meets ICAO standards. To learn more about the workshop, visit:

NBAA Article, Webinar Explore Workplace Generational Issues
Employees in today's workplace span four generations. Whether you're a seasoned veteran who is managing younger employees, or a skilled Gen Xer managing upward, BridgeWorks' Lynne Lancaster's practical insights will help you manage more effectively by learning how to connect with each generation. NBAA's web site has an article on the issue, and the Association will conduct a webinar on the subject – What a Difference a Generation Makes – on November 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information and to register, visit:

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Georgia Governor Again Declares: No Plane, No Gain
At this year's NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue renewed his support for business aviation, again declaring an Aviation Appreciation Month in Georgia. "Business aviation is an 'extender,'" Perdue said at NBAA's Convention. "Time is money, but it's more than money…Aviation helps us use it more effectively." The governor made his remarks after accepting NBAA's 2010 American Spirit Award, given for his long-time support of aviation in Georgia. Read the full proclamation at:

Ohio City Declares General Aviation Month
The city of Riverside, OH has joined 17 states and one county in officially recognizing the value of general aviation, declaring November 2010 "General Aviation Appreciation Month." In issuing the proclamation, Deputy Mayor Edward W. Schock said, "More people are using their own aircraft because they don't have a direct route to their destination." View a copy of the proclamation, signed by Riverside Mayor William Flaute, at:

NBAA, AOPA, Alaska Groups Urge Protest of Anchorage Tax Increase
NBAA, the Alaska Airmen's Association, the Alaska Air Carrier's Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association are asking members to protest a tax increase for Anchorage operators. If implemented, registration taxes on aircraft located within the municipality will be doubled. A public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, November 9, at the Assembly Chambers of Loussac Library in Anchorage. Ordinance No. AO 2010-81 proposes to double the current aircraft registration tax within the municipality of Anchorage in 2011. This is an effort by the city to raise revenues to be deposited in to the general fund, none of which goes directly to the airports located in the Municipality of Anchorage. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at

Georgia Maintenance Seminar and IA Refresher Set for Nov. 10
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) and Duncan Aviation have scheduled a Business Aviation Maintenance Seminar and Inspection Authorization Refresher for this Wednesday, November 10 at the Georgia Aviation Authority's Corporate Hangar at Fulton County Airport (FTY) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program features a diverse group of presenters and all maintenance and flight personnel are invited. To RSVP, contact GBAA at For more information, visit:

Tampa Bay-Area Meeting, Nov. 11
On Thursday, November 11, the Tampa Bay Aviation Association (TBAA) will hold a meeting for its members at 9:30 a.m. in the Tampa International Airport board room. The room is located on the third floor of the main terminal, next to the Airside A section of the airport. To RSVP, contact TBAA president Vic Slacter at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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:

Cleveland Safety and Efficiency Review, Nov. 17
The FAA is inviting operators to attend a System Safety and Efficiency Review at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) on November 17. The meeting, hosted by representatives with the CLE Airport Traffic Control Tower, will provide an overview of air traffic operations at the airport, a review of current airport challenges and an outlook of anticipated changes. The meeting will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hopkins Room located in the airport's A Terminal. To RSVP, contact Holly Hyett at For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

FAA South Florida Customer Forum Set for Nov. 18
On November 18, the FAA's Southeast Manager for Tactical Operations Mike Artist will hold a customer forum at Miami International Airport (MIA) in the airport North Terminal Auditorium, Concourse D, Level 4. The program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include an update on Miami Center; airport operations at MIA, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI); FLL construction; and Caribbean operations. RSVP with name, title and organization to FAA's Sherrie Callon at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

South Carolina Safety Council Schedules Fly-In, Mar. 26
The South Carolina Aviation Safety Council will hold its inaugural Safety Council event on March 26, 2011, at Rock Hill Airport (UZA). This event will feature safety seminars including a briefing by National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Robert Sumwalt. For more information about the program, or to register, visit:

Safety Standdown Set for Tampa Bay Area, Apr. 16
The Tampa Bay Aviation Association (TBAA), in conjunction with the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam Tampa Office), will hold its first General Aviation Safety Standdown on April 16, 2011, in the Tampa Bay area. The event will cover six safety-related topics, including high-risk phases of flight, en-route and cruise, as well as flight planning and decision making. Save the date and learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting TBAA's Daniel Slapo at For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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Last Call for Applications: Two Management Scholarships
Applications are due by Monday, November 15 for two NBAA scholarships designed for current and aspiring business aviation managers. The Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship benefits individuals seeking to become Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs), and the Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, given in cooperation with sponsor AvFuel Corporation, enables qualified candidates to attend the 2011 NBAA Leadership Conference. Learn more and download applications at:

Cross-Border Issues Conference to Debut in Montreal, Nov. 18–19
On November 18 and 19, NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) will jointly present a new Cross-Border Issues Conference in Montreal, Canada at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. The conference will cover issues including the ability of foreign-registered private aircraft to carry Canadian citizens within the country, through discussions by regulators directly responsible for developing and enforcing cabotage restrictions in Canada. Commercial operators will also learn about the process for obtaining the necessary approvals to conduct flights within Canada. To register for the conference and review the complete agenda, visit:

NBAA's On-Demand Education Has Tax Conference Presentations
If you missed the important topics covered at this year's NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, you can now access them online. The video recording with synched slides from last month's conference is now available via NBAA's On-Demand Education Program. This recording is ideal for flight department managers, attorneys, accountants and Part 135 operators interested in reviewing strategies to save money when acquiring, owning and operating an aircraft. Sixteen topics are addressed, including excise taxes on transportation and fuel; the FAA's re-registration rule and other current aircraft registration issues; issues related to importing and exporting an aircraft; and what's new at the IRS. NBAA Members receive discounted pricing. For more information and to order, visit:

Call for Speakers: 2011 Regional Forums
NBAA has announced a call for speakers for education sessions at the Association's 2011 Business Aviation Regional Forums. Proposals are welcome for presentations on topics such as safety and risk management; maintenance and technical issues; airspace and airport access; aircraft and flight operations; aviation management; career and leadership development; and aircraft ownership. Proposals are due to NBAA by December 7. For more information and to complete the required form, visit:

NBAA Seeks Candidates for Three Association Positions
NBAA has two part-time and one full-time job opportunities available immediately. The part-time positions are a GA Desk specialist (30 hours per week) and an Operations Service Group specialist (21 hours per week). The OSG specialist will provide legislative, regulatory, technical and flight operations information to NBAA Members. The GA Desk specialist will serve as an advocate for equity in airspace allocation and participation in traffic management programs. The full-time position is a project manager, membership marketing, who will work with the director of marketing on membership marketing, recruitment, retention and engagement projects, and campaigns across direct mail, print, e-mail/web, collateral, telemarketing and events. For more information and complete job descriptions, visit:

NBAA Offices Closed for Veterans' Day
NBAA's headquarters and regional offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11 to observe the Veterans' Day holiday. The offices will re-open on Friday, November 12.

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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