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NBAA Update #01-03
Monday, November 26, 2001
NBAA CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET RESTORED
NBAA's connection to the Internet was substantially upgraded last Friday, doubling the speed at which information can be provided to the Membership via Air Mail and the five Web sites we host, including www.nbaa.org. Due to technical glitches experienced during the upgrade, however, our Web site was partially inaccessible over the weekend. As of Monday afternoon, this problem has largely been solved. We apologize for any inconvenience the upgrade may have caused.
WAIVERS AVAILABLE FOR PART 91 OPERATORS
NBAA and the FAA have developed a process allowing Part 91 operators to request waivers for FDC NOTAMS 01/0613, 01/0617, and 01/0628. Approvals are being granted, on a case-by-case basis, for Part 91 N-registered international operations to and from countries not included on the list of "portals" in NOTAM 1/0628, foreign-registered aircraft operations into the NAS, and Part 91 VFR helicopter operations into New York City heliports. NBAA Members wishing to request a waiver must complete the Waiver Request Form, available for download from NBAA's Web site, and fax it to the FAA.
ALL NYC HELICOPTER WAIVERS HAVE BEEN APPROVED
All New York City helicopter operations/heliport waiver requests have been approved. Any operator experiencing difficulty obtaining a waiver to operate out of the 30th St., 34th St., or Wall St. heliports should contact NBAA directly at [email protected] or (202) 783-9250. Waiver Request Forms can be downloaded from NBAA's Web site in PDF format.
EFFORTS CONTINUE TO SECURE ACCESS TO DCA, LGA AND JFK
No FAR Part 91 or Part 135 flights have been permitted into Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) since September 11. Additionally, nearly all Part 91 operations are not approved into LGA, JFK and BOS. A series of meetings last week with Federal officials on the TFR issue were unsatisfying, but they reveal the necessity for political leaders at the highest levels to consider the issue and for the development of Federally-approved security mechanisms to facilitate restored access. Unrestricted access to TFR airports (i.e., to pre-September 11 standards) is not on the radar. For more information, contact [email protected].
EXAMINE YOUR SECURITY CULTURE
NBAA Members are encouraged to review security procedures used by their flight departments at home and when using FBO facilities on the road. Check with the latest security provisions of NBAA's Management Guide at www.nbaa.org/member/mgmtguide/01-02.htm#1.21.
WAR RISK INSURANCE ARTICLE
An article titled "Insurance Coverage for War Risks, Hijacking and Other Related Perils" by Stuart C. Hope, CPCU and Eric W. Barfield of Hope Aviation Insurance, Inc. is now available for download from the NBAA Web site in PDF format.
REGISTER FOR NBAA 2001 AND RECEIVE A FREE BADGE FOR NBAA
Any NBAA Member registered as a Delegate for the rescheduled NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention in New Orleans on December 12 to 14, 2001, will receive one free registration to the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention scheduled for September 10 to 12, 2002, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. www.nbaa.org/2001
WITH TWO WEEKS TO GO, NBAA'S CONVENTION
CONTINUES TO GROW
Currently, there are 674 companies scheduled to exhibit at the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention this December in New Orleans, including both indoor exhibits at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and outdoor exhibits at the NBAA Static Display of Aircraft on Lakefront Airport. To exhibit, contact Linda Peters at [email protected] for indoor space and Bill Miller at [email protected] for outdoor space.
LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT (ISP) SURCHARGE UPDATE
As part of a continuing effort to address the Town of Islip, NY's recent adoption of an ordinance imposing a "noise surcharge" of $50,000 per flight on all aircraft operations at Long Island MacArthur Airport between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., the FAA sent a second letter to the town official's on November 14, a copy of which is available for download from NBAA's Web site. The letter states that the noise surcharge is subject to ANCA and Part 161 regulations and that the FAA will issue a notice of apparent violation if the ordinance remains in effect.
SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (SMO) ORDINANCE UPDATE
On November 13, 2001, the Santa Monica, CA City Council adopted an ordinance that increased the fines and penalties for violations of the Santa Monica Airport Noise Abatement Code, expanded the definitions of "owners" and "operators" of aircraft for compliance and enforcement purposes, and increased aircraft registration requirements. The new ordinance holds an aircraft's pilot, owner(s) and operator(s) all potentially responsible for noise violations. A recent letter from the FAA to the Santa Monica City Council is available for download from the NBAA Web site.
BARDEN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY
The NBAA/UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship application deadline is this Friday, November 30, 2001. This Scholarship, worth $1,000, is awarded annually to five undergraduates who are studying aviation-related curricula. For more information or an application, visit the NBAA Scholarship Web site or contact Jay Evans at [email protected][email protected] www.nbaa.org/scholarships
SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship application deadline is this Friday, November 30, 2001. This Scholarship award, provided in conjunction with five corporate sponsors, promotes the professional education of business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. For more information or an application, visit the NBAA Scholarship Web site or contact Jay Evans at [email protected].
TEXAS ATC USER DIALOGUE IS
THIS WEDNESDAY; DC-AREA EVENT IS DEC. 3
All Association Members are invited to an NBAA ATC User Dialogue this Wednesday, November 28 in Addison, TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area), which will include FAA representatives from FAA Southwest Region Headquarters, Ft. Worth Center, Dallas TRACON, Dallas Tower, Love Field Tower and other local towers. A DC-area ATC User Dialogue will be held December 3 at Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA. Both events are free. To attend either event, contact Bob Lamond at [email protected].