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NBAA Update #01-07
Monday, December 24, 2001
ENHANCED CLASS B ELIMINATED, PART 91 ACCESS TO JFK/LGA
On December 19, the FAA issued several NOTAMs that eliminated Enhanced Class B airspace and reduced the TFRs in Washington, DC, New York and Boston, restoring Part 91 access to Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. NBAA is encouraged by the momentum these changes provide, and is accelerating efforts to secure business aviation access to Reagan National Airport (DCA), relax restrictions on foreign-registered aircraft and increase the number of "portal" countries through which international flights may proceed.
JANUARY 7 BRIEFING ABOUT GA ACCESS TO DCA
On Monday, January 7, NBAA President Jack Olcott and FAA representatives will address access for general aviation operations to Reagan National Airport (DCA) and be available for questions. A buffet lunch, hosted by Signature Flight Support, will be provided for all attendees. Currently, at least 25 representatives from the general aviation community are expected to attend.
FAA RELEASES NEW STARS FOR EWR, LGA, TEB
In support of ongoing airspace redesign in the New York Metropolitan area, the FAA is set to introduce three new Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARS) for Newark (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA) and Teterboro (TEB) airports. All will be effective as of December 27.
CAPE TOWN TREATY TO IMPACT AIRCRAFT SELLING,
Attorney Frank Polk of McAfee & Taft, PC explains how the Cape Town Treaty (previously known as the Unidroit Treaty) could affect U.S. aircraft owners, operators and lessees.
ISLIP TOWN BOARD WILL NOT ENFORCE "NOISE SURCHARGE"
In a December 5, letter to the FAA, the Islip, NY Town Board agreed to permanently not enforce the ordinance it adopted in September, which would have imposed a "noise surcharge" of $50,000 per flight on all aircraft operations at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. The Town responded only after the FAA threatened to issue a notice of apparent violation under Part 161, which could have led to proceedings to terminate Islip's eligibility for AIP grant funds and authority to impose or collect PFCs.
NBAA GOLF CLASSIC RAISES MORE THAN $28,000 FOR SEPTEMBER 11TH FUND
Participants in the NBAA 5th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament held December 11 raised $28,320 for the September 11th Fund, established by United Way of New York City and the New York Community Trust to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of victims, families and communities affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11. For more information, contact Joe Ponte at [email protected].
SCOTT CROSSFIELD TO SPEAK AT NBAA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee has invited Scott Crossfield to be the opening speaker of its 2002 Leadership Conference, to be held April 23 to 25 in Nashville, TN. Crossfield is best known for being the first to fly Mach 2 and also the first to successfully fly Mach 3. He holds a Master's degree in aeronautical engineering, and his career has included positions as a Navy fighter pilot, Apollo Program system director and aerospace technical advisor to U.S. Congress. For more information about the 2002 Leadership Conference, contact Marie Wilkins at [email protected].
NBAA MEMBERSHIP HITS 7,000
On December 12, NBAA welcomed its 7,000th Member, Mark Nutritionals, Inc., a Corporate Member based in San Antonio, TX, operating a Cessna Citation III. Dean P. Fischer is the Member Company Representative and a pilot. Kenneth Parrock is the flight department manager. For more information, contact Joe Ponte at [email protected].
TRAVEL$ENSE 3.57 UPDATE RELEASED
Issued December 16, this NBAA Travel$ense software upgrade addresses unexpected overnights for airline comparisons for users with the "Latest Airline Travel Time" set to later than midnight. It also updates airline database profiles to reflect changes in booking status.