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NBAA Update #02-20
Monday, May 20, 2002
THE THREAT CONTINUES
Members are reminded that the U.S. continues to prosecute a war on terrorism and that Federal officials continue to expect additional Al Qaeda attacks on the U.S. homeland. Members should remain acutely sensitive to all airport and airborne activities and report any unusual or suspicious personnel or events immediately. Contact the Transportation Security Administration at (866) 289-9673 or visit www.tsa.dot.gov. Contact the FBI at (202) 324-3000 or visit www.fbi.gov to find your local FBI district office.
GET TO KNOW YOUR TSA FEDERAL SECURITY DIRECTOR
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to announce the selection of Federal Security Directors (FSD) for individual air carrier U.S. airports, with 450 appointments planned. The FSDs are responsible for the efficient implementation, performance and enhancement of security and screening standards for passengers transitioning through their airport, for airport employees, and for other duties. NBAA encourages all Member Companies to establish working relationships with their local FSDs as soon as possible and help FSDs become familiar with business aviation operations. Members may initiate this important relationship by requesting face-to-face introductory meetings, inviting FSDs to user-group meetings and inviting FSDs to visit your facilities to outline your policies and procedures relative to daily operations and security. For more information or to learn who your FSD is, visit the NBAA web site at:
CHICAGO BUSINESS AVIATION FORUM TO FEATURE
The Chicago-Area Business Aviation Forum and Static Display, to be held on June 27 at DuPage Airport in West Chicago, IL, will include a panel on security featuring Isaac Richardson, the new Transportation Security Administration Federal Security Director for the City of Chicago. NBAA's new Business Aviation Forum and Static Display is a day-long learning and networking experience designed for local business aviation communities that provides informative workshops and briefings on timely topics, indoor vendor stations and outdoor aircraft displays. For more information about attending or exhibiting at this event, visit:
NEXT WEEK'S EBACE ADVANCE REGISTRATION UP
EBACE2002, to be held next week - May 28 through 30 - in Geneva, Switzerland, is the only European exhibition of its kind to focus totally on business aviation. Advance Delegate registration is up significantly over the same period last year. In addition, EBACE2002 will feature 220 Exhibiting Companies, up 16 percent over last year, occupying 14 percent more exhibit space at the Palexpo Conference Center. Additionally, more than 35 aircraft will be on Static Display at the adjacent Geneva International Airport. For more information or to register, visit:
BURBANK-GLENDALE-PASADENA AIRPORT AUTHORITY REQUESTS COMMENTS
In continuing efforts to restrict nighttime aircraft operations at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR), the BUR Airport Authority, as part of its FAR Part 161 study, proposes to ban all aircraft operations from BUR between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and requests public comments regarding the cost benefit of such a curfew. Should the FAA accept this proposal, NBAA is concerned that the proposal will have a devastating affect on business aviation operations at BUR and set a dangerous precedent nationally. Therefore, NBAA urges Members to submit comments on the proposal online at www.burbankpart161.org/comment.shtml. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at [email protected].
PRM OPERATIONS TRAINING VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE
Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) approaches currently are in use at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP); they will be commissioned for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in June and additional airports over the next two years. An FAA training video for PRM operations, available online at www.faa.gov/avr/afs/prmtraining, is required viewing for all pilots who wish to participate in PRM approaches at U.S. airports with PRM capability. (The FAA soon will replace this video with two updated versions.) NBAA encourages Members to ensure that their crews are trained and prepared to conduct PRM approaches at airports that have PRM capability. Non-PRM aircraft will likely encounter delays or non-optimum runway assignments at airports conducting PRM operations. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected].
NEW YORK GENERAL AVIATION SECURITY BEST PRACTICES REPORT AVAILABLE
The New York Aviation Bureau Security Task Force issued a paper titled "General Aviation Security Best Practices Report" at the annual meeting of the New York Aviation Managers Association in late April. NBAA Members interested in receiving a copy of this paper may contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
THE MOST COMMON CALIFORNIA USE-TAX EXEMPTIONS
Read an article by Alvaro Pascotto, Irell & Manella, LLP that summarizes the most common California use-tax exemptions applicable to aircraft and related issues.
MOVEMENT TO EXTEND MC-CLELLAN-PALOMAR RUNWAY CONTINUES
McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) in Carlsbad, CA is one of the busiest single-runway general aviation airports in the nation. Because the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is concerned that the airport's 4,900-ft. runway will limit its ability to support high-tech businesses, the Chamber and airport businesses have formed a committee to encourage airport sponsors and the City of Carlsbad to apply for a runway extension. The committee would like to ask NBAA Members two questions: Does your flight department avoid CRQ because of its short runway? Has your flight department eliminated CRQ as a base of operations because of runway length? If you answer yes to either question, or have further comments, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at [email protected].
MICHIGAN HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION FOR AIRPORTS
On May 15, the Michigan House narrowly passed HB 4454, the legislation necessary to implement a five-year $1 billion bonding program for airport infrastructure and security. To review a copy of HB 4454, visit the Michigan Legislature web site at www.michiganlegislature.org. For more information, contact NBAA's John Balsiger at [email protected].
ATC USER DIALOGUE SCHEDULED
FOR JUNE 14 IN OKLAHOMA CITY
NBAA has scheduled an Air Traffic Control (ATC) User Dialogue at 8:00 a.m. on June 14 in Oklahoma City, OK, in conjunction with the Aerospace America Aviation Conference and Exposition on June 13 and 14. ATC User Dialogues are designed to foster communications between NBAA Members and their local ATC service providers. FAA personnel from the Traffic Management Units at Dallas/Fort Worth and Kansas Centers, Oklahoma City and Tulsa Towers have been invited to participate and answer questions. For more information about the Aerospace America event, contact Carl Whittle at (405) 685-9546 or visit www.aerospaceokc.com. For more information or to RSVP for the ATC User Dialogue, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected] or John Balsiger at [email protected].
NEW BUSINESS AVIATION GROUP TO FORM IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
All NBAA Members located in Central Pennsylvania are invited to a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 at the Harsco Hangar, Capital City Airport (CXY), Harrisburg, PA. This meeting will explore the feasibility of forming a regional group to address the issues and concerns of the Central Pennsylvania business aviation community. For more information or to RSVP, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION MEETING JUNE 18
A second meeting will be held on June 18 in West Palm Beach, FL to discuss the formation of a South Florida Business Aviation Association. For more information or to join the group, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected].
GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT AVIATION CHARITY, JUNE 1 IN ST. LOUIS
The 26th Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association Memorial Open Golf Tournament will benefit Wings of Hope, a non-profit organization that donates aircraft to assist other charitable groups in combating malnutrition, disease and harsh living conditions around the world. The tournament will be held at Innsbrook Country Club, Warrenton, MO on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with an NBAA REACHBAC Reception on Friday, May 31, at the JetCorp Hangar, Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS), Chesterfield, MO. For more information about the tournament, contact Jeremy Cox at [email protected]; for details about the REACHBAC event, contact NBAA's John Balsiger at [email protected].
2002 BALCHEN/POST AWARD WINNERS
On May 1, Balchen/Post Awards were presented to airport snow crews for their dedicated efforts in maintaining their airports in safe and operational status during the 20012002 winter season. All categories of airports throughout the United States and Canada compete for these awards.
EBACE2002 PRESS CONFERENCE
Press Conferences will be held on May 27 to 29 in conjunction with EBACE2002, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus totally on business aviation, May 28 through 30 in Geneva, Switzerland.