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NBAA Update #02-16
Monday, April 22, 2002
NAPLES ENFORCES BAN ON STAGE 2 OPERATIONS
The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) is actively enforcing a ban on all Stage 2 operations at Naples Municipal Airport (APF) in Naples, FL. Effective March 1, 2002, only certain Stage 2 aircraft that have been issued temporary waivers by the NAA are authorized to use the airport. Violations of this restriction may result in fines, and repeat violations may lead to an owner and/or operator being denied access to the airport via any aircraft. For more information, contact NBAA's Jeff Gilley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOMORROW IS DEADLINE FOR TWELVE-FIVE
The Transportation Security Administration's twelve-five program will create substantial new security requirements for charter operators using aircraft with a MGTOW equal to or greater than 12,500 pounds. NBAA Members should especially note the phrasing of the weight requirement, which includes aircraft at 12,500 pounds, unlike other regulations that only target aircraft above that weight. Members are encouraged to submit comments on this program via the Web at dms.dot.gov by the April 23 deadline. Review the rule at:
AN EXPANDED EBACE2002 OPENS FIVE WEEKS FROM
EBACE2002, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus totally on business aviation, will be held May 28 through 30 in Geneva, Switzerland, and feature informational sessions designed to address the issues of European-based operators, operators flying to Europe, and non-operators who can benefit from the use of aircraft for business. In comparison to the event's premier in 2001, EBACE2002 exhibit space has increased by 15 percent and the number of Exhibiting Companies has increased by 11 percent. Thirty-six aircraft are scheduled to appear in the Static Display of Aircraft at the Geneva International Airport. EBACE2002 is organized jointly by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and NBAA. To learn more or register, visit:
NBAA RECEIVES UPDATE ON ALIEN TRAINING ISSUE
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently conducted a briefing on the status of the flight school background-check process that will be required of certain alien training candidates. Officials showed a PowerPoint presentation previewing the Web site that will be used to submit candidate information when requesting authorization to train. Although no definite date was given for implementation of this process, the DOJ indicated that it would be operational in the near future. For more information, contact NBAA's Eric Ramsdell at email@example.com.
MAY 13 BRIEFING SCHEDULED CONCERNING GA ACCESS TO
On Monday, May 13, NBAA will hold its fifth monthly briefing on the status of general aviation access to Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). All interested parties are invited to attend this free event, which will be held at the Signature Flight Support facility and include lunch, provided by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. To RSVP or for more information, contact NBAA's Marie Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWO-PILOT REQUIREMENT FOR SINGLE-PILOT
At aviation-insurance renewal time, your insurance company may require you to have a two-pilot crew for your single-pilot certified aircraft. This change in insurance company philosophy is a direct result of the trend toward more conservative underwriting, another byproduct of the hard aviation insurance market. To read more about this topic, review an article by Stuart C. Hope CPCU and Eric W. Barfield of Hope Aviation Insurance, Inc. on the NBAA Taxes Web site at:
TEB USERS DESIRE CHANGES IN CUSTOMS PROCEDURES
Members of NBAA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Teterboro Users Group recently met to form a plan to persuade U.S. Customs to clear international flights at each of Teterboro Airport's (TEB) FBOs rather than at one central location on the airport, which is the current procedure. More than 5,000 international flights are cleared annually at TEB. NBAA Members that use the airport are concerned about safety, since access to the Customs ramp often requires aircraft to taxi in the opposite direction of traffic flow; added controller work load at an already busy airport; added aircraft operating expenses due to fuel burn, engine cycles and flightcrew duty hours; and the environmental impact of increased noise and emissions. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
RESULTS OF ATLANTA TRACON CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT MEETING
On April 17, the FAA introduced recently developed plans for area navigation (RNAV) and eventual vertical navigation (VNAV) departure routes in the Atlanta area. The initial phase of this program would be limited to RNAV operations for air carrier traffic departing from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL). Future plans could include RNAV departures for general aviation aircraft from area satellite airports and later VNAV operations for both groups. The FAA anticipates publishing these procedures in late November 2002. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTENNIAL BAN ON SCHEDULED SERVICE RESCINDED
On April 11, the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, which operates Centennial Airport (APA) in Denver, CO, voted to rescind a ban on scheduled service for carriers flying planes of nine seats or less. Current FAA rules require that airports like Centennial permit scheduled service with planes of 30 seats or less, but the FAA is writing new regulations that would effectively limit scheduled service to planes with nine seats or less. The airport has endured a financial squeeze since the FAA eliminated about $2 million in annual payments to Centennial four years ago. The Airport Authority commissioners hope their action will reinstate Federal funds for Centennial. For more information contact NBAA's Paul Smith at email@example.com.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS AT ONTARIO AIRPORT IN CALIFORNIA
This week, NASCAR Winston Cup races will take place at California Motor Speedway. About 190 aircraft are expected to arrive at Ontario International Airport (ONT) in California on the afternoon of Thursday, April 25 and to depart the afternoon of Sunday, April 28. To avoid congestion and delays, plan flights accordingly. For more information, visit www.nascar.com or contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELAYS POSSIBLE AT MORRISTOWN AIRPORT IN NEW JERSEY
Operators flying into Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU) in Morristown, NJ may encounter a congested ramp due to the construction of a new Signature Flight Support terminal as well as taxiway and ramp improvements. Delays are expected to be at a minimum, however. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
CONNECTICUT BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING APRIL 29
The next meeting of the newly formed Connecticut Business Aviation Association will be held on April 29. To join the association or attend the meeting, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING MAY 7
The next meeting of the newly formed North Carolina Business Aviation Association will be held on May 7. To join this association or attend the meeting, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
RACE TEAM AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING APRIL 29
The Race Team Aviation Association, a business aviation group formed to enhance communication among those involved in the racing team business within the state of North Carolina, will hold its quarterly meeting on April 29. Learn more about this association at www.rtaa.org. Any team sponsor interested in joining this association may do so by contacting Ronnie Fountain at firstname.lastname@example.org or NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
ATLANTA EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING
WORKSHOP, MAY 16 TO 17
No one wants an aircraft accident to occur, but aircraft operators must be prepared to cope with the aftermath of an aircraft accident. NBAA's Emergency Response Planning Workshop is an interactive, two-day seminar that provides knowledge and experience available nowhere else. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's Lydia Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
CHICAGO TAX FORUM, MAY 17
In 1999, the tax code contained 1,395,000 words and was supported by more than 649 forms and schedules. It has since grown more complex. You don't have to feel like you're alone trying to decipher IRS regulations as they pertain to your operations. NBAA and leading industry tax specialists can tell you what you need to know for your operations, using words you can understand. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's Lydia Newsome at email@example.com or visit:
NBAA STAFF RAISES $1,400 FOR MS WALK
On April 20, seven NBAA Staff members participated in a seven-mile walk for multiple sclerosis (MS) in Washington, DC, raising $1,400 for the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. NBAA thanks its Members for their support. For more information or to make donations, visit www.MsandYou.org or contact NBAA's Deb Worden at firstname.lastname@example.org.