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NBAA Update #10-48
Monday, November 29, 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 Represents Industry in Comments to NextGen Planning Committee
As the Obama administration's task force wraps up its work to plan for the future of the nation's aviation system, NBAA has ensured that the industry's value and priorities are well understood. In comments to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC), NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen stated: "In small towns and rural areas across America, business aviation is an essential tool that enables businesses to thrive, grow and create jobs in their hometowns." NBAA has been represented at each of the FAAC meetings. Read Bolen's comments in their entirety by visiting:

NBAA Questions FAA on Plans for Duty and Rest Requirements
NBAA has questioned the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) apparent intent to apply recently developed duty and rest requirements for FAR Part 121 operations onto FAR Part 135 charter operations. "FAA indicates that Part 135 operators could face a duty and rest rule nearly identical to that established for Part 121 operations. That naive statement, unfortunately, suggests a lack of basic knowledge of Part 135 operations," said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, safety security & regulation, in his comments to the FAA. Carr noted that the FAA's plans are unclear about a host of considerations for Part 135, including theater of operations, consecutive nighttime flights, and how long-call and short-call reserve would apply to an on-demand Part 135 operation. To read NBAA's comments in their entirety, visit:

Planning Ahead Is Essential to Safe Winter Flying
With the arrival of winter weather, it's crucial for operators to familiarize themselves with the proper procedures for dealing with aircraft icing. When temperatures drop below two degrees Celsius, ice, frost or frozen slush can form on an aircraft's wings both on the ground and in the air, presenting a major hazard. "Every operator needs know how to deal with icing, even if you're based in a Sunbelt state," said NBAA's Doug Carr, vice president, safety, security & regulation. "The weather can change so quickly this time of year that even if you only make one flight per season into an area where it freezes, you need to understand the risks." Read the full article at:

Webinar: Experts Call Attention to In-Flight Food Safety
General aviation (GA) professionals have unique challenges to consider when handling and preparing food on flights. "No one wants to talk about food safety, but the truth is, every year 5,000 people in this country die from food-borne illness," said Jean Dible, president and founder of GA Food Safety Professionals. Dible trains GA professionals in food safety standards and insists that everyone involved in serving food on a flight needs to be aware of food safety issues, from the scheduler/dispatchers who place an order, to the FBO personnel, to the flight attendants who serve it. Read the full article online at:

Podcast: Lessons Learned From the Platinum Jet Case
This month's verdict in the Platinum Jet Management case is good cause to think about how your charter company is structured and how that structure is presented to your customers. In this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Association Vice President, Operations, Education & Economics Mike Nichols points out the advantages – and obligations – of educating your prospective charter clients about business aviation and how to shop for the right deal. NBAA can support your efforts with online and other resources. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and receive new episodes automatically, or listen to this episode and all others any time by visiting:

SATCOM Approved for Primary ATC Communication in North Atlantic
The North Atlantic Systems Planning Group of the International Civil Aviation Organization recently approved the use of SATCOM as a primary means of communication when conducting flights in the North Atlantic (NAT) Region. The regions' air navigation service providers (ANSP) say no approvals are required to use SATCOM in the NAT. Final guidance regarding this change is being developed and will be released in early 2011. Operators who plan to use SATCOM for communications should continue using standard phraseology when providing position reports. Aeronautical radio operators will relay the reports to the appropriate ANSP as they presently do with high frequency radio communications. For additional information, visit:

Intercepting, Tracking the ILS Guide Slope on Approach
As a result of recent pilot deviations, operators are reminded that interception and tracking of the glide slope from an Instrument Landing System (ILS) at altitudes above the glide slope intercept altitude may be problematic. Intercepting the glide slope at a higher altitude may not ensure that minimum, maximum and/or mandatory altitudes published for fixes located prior to the precision final approach fix will be met. The FAA's Aeronautical Information Manual will be revised to contain this advisory. For more information, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at

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Newark and New Orleans Are New DCA Gateways
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the addition of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP), which allows certain general aviation aircraft to apply for access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Operators granted access under the DASSP must be screened at an approved FBO at a gateway airport prior to arriving at DCA. DASSP screening is now available at the Signature Flight Support FBOs in both Newark and New Orleans. For more information, contact the NBAA Operations Service Group at or visit:

Increased Holiday Traffic Expected in New York Region
The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day brings increased traffic to many airports in the New York City region. For the remaining holiday period through New Year's, departure and arrival delays are possible, specifically during weekday afternoon hours. Typically, the most traffic southbound out of the New York area is seen on Thursdays and Fridays, with the highest number of arrivals occurring on Sunday afternoons and evenings. For more information, contact NBAA's GA Desk at

NBAA's Bolen to Speak at Wichita Aero Club Tomorrow
As the Wichita Aero Club holds its second annual On-Air Summit on Tuesday, November 30, at the Wichita Airport Hilton, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will address aviation challenges and opportunities as part of a panel of other general aviation group leaders. The luncheon meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. and concludes at 1:45 p.m. Tickets are available online or by calling (316) 641-5962 or (316) 681-4471. Luncheons are $40 for non-members and $30 for members. For more information, contact NBAA's Steve Hadley at, or visit:

Carolina Business Aviation Meeting Set for Dec. 1
A meeting of Carolina's Aviation Professionals Association will convene Wednesday, December 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites-Speedway Blvd., 9850 Weddington Rd. Extension, Concord, NC. The event is sponsored by Signature Flight Support and access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) will be the topic of discussion. RSVP today, November 29, to For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Tampa-Area Meetings in December and January
The Tampa Bay Aviation Association will hold a holiday gathering from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Champps Americana located at the International Mall in Tampa on December 9. The January 13meeting will focus on safety and will feature Ken Burton from STARK Survival Training. For more information or to RSVP for the December meeting, contact Daniel Slapo at by December 7, or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

GWBAA Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception Set for Dec. 9
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association's annual meeting will be held this year at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) at the Signature Flight Support Facility on Thursday, December 9. The annual meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a reception to include refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to Paige Kroner at or for more information, e-mail NBAA's Harry Houckes at

South Florida Holiday Meeting Scheduled on Dec. 9
The South Florida Business Aviation Association's annual meeting will be held in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, December 9 from 7:00 to10:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by December 5 to Jeff Ramsden at for exact location and event details or contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

PNBAA Holiday Networking Social in Seattle, Dec 9
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association will host its holiday networking social on Thursday, December 9 at the Boeing Field Airport Terminal Building from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

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EBACE2011 Now Online, Exhibitor Lottery Deadline Approaches
The 11th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011) will take place May 17 to19, 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. Jointly hosted by the European Business Aviation Association and NBAA, the event features exhibits, a Static Display of Aircraft and education sessions – all located at the Geneva Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. Exhibitors may register for the event online, and the deadline for the Exhibitor lottery is December 5. For more information, visit:

No Plane No Gain Webinar Coming Dec. 6
Join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen for a live, interactive webinar detailing the progress of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Bolen will provide information on how everyone in the business aviation community can become involved in the effort, and educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation. For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at or visit:

Recipients of 2010 Barden Scholarship Announced
Five college students studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions have received 2010 UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship awards totaling $5,000. Read more about scholarship recipients Erin Coulter, Trevor Halvorson, Jared Platt, Austin Roberts and Zachary Waller and their career goals by visiting:

Time to Update Your NBAA Management Guide
NBAA has released the latest edition of the NBAA Management Guide, an industry how-to manual for business aviation management that assists flight departments with operational, maintenance, administrative and other considerations. The newly updated Fall 2010 version introduces several changes to the Administration and International Operations sections, and is available in both print and PDF formats upon request. For more information or to request your copy, visit:

Get Prepared for Holiday Airspace: Insider Tells You How
The Navigator department in the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider includes information and guidance on how to best navigate holiday airspace along the Eastern seaboard, as well as how to stay current on temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) year-round. It also details NBAA's work to receive earlier notification from the government about TFRs. The November/December issue, sponsored by Delta Air Elite, is online now, at:

Presentations Available from Cross-Border Issues Conference
On November 18 and 19, the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) and NBAA partnered to hold a highly successful cross-border issues conference in Montreal. The conference provided a unique opportunity for business aircraft operators to interact directly with government regulators from both nations and leading experts on cross-border flights. The presentations from the conference have been posted to NBAA's web site, and are available for download. To view the presentations, visit:

NBAA Apparel Makes the Perfect Holiday Gift
NBAA is now offering branded apparel and merchandise featuring the NBAA and No Plane No Gain logos. The sweatshirts, ballcaps and other apparel can be worn proudly and given to friends, colleagues and family to show your backing of the Association and reinforce the No Plane No Gain message. Visit the online apparel store at:

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Webinar: Catering Standards & Food Safety Best Practices
December 2, 2010, 2:00 p.m. ET

Introduction to SMS Workshop
January 25–27, 2011, Houston, TX

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

Introduction to SMS Workshop
March 8–10, 2011, Phoenix, AZ

38th Annual International Operators Conference
March 21–24, 2011, San Diego, CA

Webinar: Six Steps to a Seamless Aircraft Transaction
March 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m. ET

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