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NBAA Update #02-27
Monday, July 8, 2002
TWELVE-FIVE STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM
In a July 3 memo to NBAA, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the availability of the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), which details the requirements for the final rule titled "Security Programs for Aircraft 12,500 Pounds or More." Distribution, however, is limited. Because the TFSSP contains information of a sensitive security nature, it is available for review and comment only by Part 121 and 135 operators with an operational need to know. Comments on the TFSSP are due by August 19, 2002; the final rule will be effective no sooner than September 19, 2002. For more information, including how eligible parties may obtain the TFSSP, visit:
MILWAUKEE NOTAM GROUNDS MKE-BASED
A TSA-directed NOTAM effective today and tomorrow has grounded based business aircraft operators at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee due to security concerns surrounding the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Scheduled air carrier operations only are permitted at MKE through tomorrow. Requests for security waivers must be directed to and approved by the TSA at (202) 267-9425. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at email@example.com or visit:
TSA CONTINUES TO ANNOUNCE FEDERAL
In the past week, TSA has announced the selection of Federal Security Directors (FSD) at more than a dozen airports. Federal Security Directors at U.S. airports are responsible for the efficient implementation, performance and enhancement of security and screening standards for airport employees, among other duties. NBAA encourages all Member Companies to establish working relationships with their local FSDs as soon as possible to help FSDs become familiar with business aviation operations. As contact information regarding new FSD appointments becomes available, NBAA publishes it on the web at:
NY AND NJ WANT BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS
New York and New Jersey legislatures have proposed bills that would require all primary and advanced flight training students to undergo a background check. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBAA TO HOST JULY 15 BRIEFING ABOUT GA ACCESS TO
Next Monday, July 15, NBAA will host a briefing on the status of general aviation (GA) access to Reagan National Airport (DCA). All interested parties are invited to attend the July 15 briefing, which will be held at DCA. TSA officials have declined to attend this meeting and have indicated that news on general aviation access to DCA will not be forthcoming until at least the end of July. To RSVP for the briefing, contact NBAA's Marie Wilkins at email@example.com. For background information on the situation at DCA, visit:
LABACE WEB SITE NOW ONLINE AT LABACE.ORG
The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) web site is now online at www.labace.org. LABACE, organized jointly by the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) and NBAA, will debut in São Paulo, Brazil on January 16 to 18, 2003. More than 300 vendor-sponsored exhibits will display state-of-the-art equipment in the air-conditioned Transamérica Expo Center, and a Static Display of Aircraft will be located on Congonhas Airport, the leading business aviation airport in Brazil located 20 minutes from the Expo Center. Local regulatory officials will be on-hand for briefings and feedback. For more information, visit:
SEATTLE-AREA TSA DIRECTOR TO SPEAK TO PNBAA
Robert Blunk, the recently appointed TSA Federal security director for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) on Tuesday, July 16. Other guests will include John Sibold, director of aviation for the State of Washington; Mike Colman, acting airport director at SEA; and Ron Griffin, security director for Boeing Field (BFI). The PNBAA meeting will be held at the Nordstrom Hangar at Boeing Field at 4:00 p.m. To RSVP, contact Mark McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact McIntyre or NBAA's Dan Burkhart at email@example.com.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN CHICAGO AREA
Members should expect possible delays and congestion this week at Chicago-area airports. On Thursday, July 11, more than 100 aircraft are anticipated to arrive at Midway (MDW), Lewis University (LOT), and Aurora Municipal (ARR) airports for Busch and Winston Cup Series NASCAR races, and they are scheduled to depart on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. Adjust your arrival and departure operations around these days to avoid delays and congestion. For more information, visit the Race Team Aviation Association web site at www.rtaa.org or contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUST 1 COMMAND CENTER GA DESK PRESENTATION IN WHITE PLAINS
NBAA Members are invited to a presentation about the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) General Aviation (GA) Desk at 11:00 a.m. on August 1 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, White Plains, NY. The GA Desk provides NBAA Members with face-to-face representation to the FAA on matters pertaining to the daily operation of the National Airspace System. NBAA's Jo Damato and Bob Lamond will discuss how the GA Desk can help reduce Members' travel time enroute, help with SWAP program routes and improve the overall efficiency of ATC. The presentation will be sponsored by Avitat Westchester and include lunch. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lamond at email@example.com or NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AVKIDS IS A FINALIST IN TEACHERS' CHOICE
NBAA is pleased to announce that its AvKids (Aviation for Kids) Program has been selected as a finalist in the 2002 Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards competition, an awards program for educational products. AvKids is a program designed to educate elementary school students about the benefits of business aviation to the community and the career opportunities available to them in the business aviation industry. The winners of this year's Teacher's Choice Awards will be announced in October. For more information about AvKids, visit:
WRIGHT FLYER MECHANIC TO BE HONORED WITH MEMORIAL
The Aviation Maintenance Career Commission (AMCC), in partnership with Wright State University, has selected the national site for the Charles Taylor Memorial at the university in Dayton, OH. The memorial will be built in a pedestrian plaza directly in front of the Paul Laurence Library, which features a full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer in its four-story glass atrium. Charles Taylor was a design engineer, machinist and mechanic to the Wright Brothers' first powered manned flight on December 17, 1903. As an effort of its Maintenance Committee, NBAA is a member of the AMCC. For more information, visit the AMCC web site at www.amccommission.com or contact NBAA's Eli Cotti at email@example.com.
NBAA'S BLOUIN ELECTED TO TERM AS CHAIRMAN
OF RTCA BOARD
NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Bob Blouin has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of RTCA, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation that develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues. For more information, visit: