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NBAA Update #02-46
Monday, November 18, 2002
THE SECURITY THREAT CONTINUES
Many senior Federal officials with jurisdiction over homeland security and intelligence last week publicly reiterated their concerns about possible terrorist activities, including specific reference to aviation. A reportedly genuine Osama bin Laden audio tape, an al Qaeda statement threatening Washington and New York, increased intelligence "chatter" about possible threats and other factors are keeping Federal officials jittery. NBAA Members are advised to review and apply their security procedures. NBAA's new Security Council will meet on November 22 to develop additional security procedures for business aircraft operators. For business aviation security guidance online, visit:
NBAA'S DALLAS/FORT WORTH-AREA BUSINESS AVIATION FORUM A SUCCESS
The NBAA Business Aviation Forum & Static Display that took place last Thursday at Fort Worth's Meacham International Airport attracted more than 1,500 Attendees. The event, which featured more than 50 Exhibitors, 27 aircraft on Static Display and 13 well-attended informational programs, generated positive feedback from vendors and attendees alike. For details, contact NBAA's Joe Ponte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DULLES REACHBAC LUNCHEON IS
An NBAA Operation REACHBAC luncheon and briefing will be held this Wednesday, November 20, at the WorldCom aviation facilities located on Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia. NBAA President Jack Olcott, TSA Federal Security Director Scott McHugh and several key Congressional staff members from Virginia will be on hand. For more information or to RSVP, contact NBAA's June DeFontes at email@example.com or visit:
TOLEDO SEEKING COMMENTS ON SUPPLEMENTAL PART 150 NOISE STUDY
Ohio's Toledo Express Airport (TOL) is seeking comments on a draft supplemental Part 150 study and draft environmental assessment of proposed noise-abatement procedures for the Midwestern field. A public hearing on the subject has been scheduled for December 12, and the public comment period runs until December 20. To obtain a copy of the draft documents, write to Paul Toth, Airport Director, Toledo Express Airport, 11013 Airport Highway, Swanton, OH 43558. Written comments on the draft Part 150 study should be submitted to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's consultant, Rob Adams, Landrum & Brown, Inc., 11279 Cornell Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. For more information about noise abatement issues, contact NBAA's Jeff Gilley at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NBAA web site at:
SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH COULD AFFECT FLIGHTS IN FLORIDA THIS FRIDAY
Aircraft operators planning to fly over central Florida on Friday evening, November 22, should be aware that NASA has rescheduled the postponed launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour for some time between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. As usual, aircraft operators planning to fly in the region on that date are urged to check NOTAMs to determine what flight restrictions will be in effect during the launch or when the spacecraft returns to Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, December 3. For more information, contact NBAA at email@example.com.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN NEW YORK CITY AREA DEC. 7
Be advised that congestion, delays and perhaps temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) may be encountered in the New York City metro area and particularly at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey, from Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, in conjunction with a scheduled NASCAR awards banquet on December 6 and an Army/Navy football game at New Jersey's Meadowlands Sports Complex on December 7. Whether TFRs are established or the FAA issues STMPs remains to be seen; therefore, NBAA Members should check NOTAMs, upcoming issues of NBAA Update and the NBAA web site for guidance as it is released. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASSPORT IN NEED OF HELP ON HANSCOM AIRPORT ISSUE
MassPort -- the operators of Hanscom Airport (BED), Boston's premier general aviation airport -- has had to delay the removal of trees along the centerline and the width of BED's runways. The FAA has indicated a concern over the height of trees at the approach and departure ends of the runways, in particular Runway 11/29, and suggested that the trees be removed or that the DH be raised. A group of local citizens has retained an attorney to assist in barring the removal of the trees. This action may prevent any tree removal for up to one year, and if approved, will prevent the removal of all trees, period. For more information or to help MassPort petition the Massachusetts Environmental Affairs Office on this issue, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
PA'S CAPITAL CITY AIRPORT RUNWAY TO REMAIN UNALTERED
Capital City Airport (CXY) in New Cumberland, PA will not be adding the safety area originally requested by the FAA. According to FAA's Mike Sammartino, the Agency decided not to enforce the safety area. The inclusion of the safety area would have effectively reduced the useable portion of Runway 08/26 from 5,000 to 4,000 feet, which would have caused corporate tenants with mid- to large-size jets to re-evaluate their use of CXY. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC'S MONROE REGIONAL AIRPORT BEGINS EXPANSION PROJECT
Monroe Regional Airport (EQY), formerly Monroe Municipal Airport, located some 18 miles southeast of Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC, has taken the initial steps on a $28 million airport-expansion project, which will lengthen Runway 05/23 to 7,000 feet, move taxiways, establish a control tower and erect new hangars. Mark Donham, assistant city manager and the airport's first director, characterized EQY as a valuable asset and economic booster for the city. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at email@example.com.
TETERBORO RNAV RUNWAY 6 APPROACH TO BE PUBLISHED NOV. 28
The Teterboro, NJ Airport (TEB) RNAV Runway 6 approach will be published on November 28 and will provide transitions from STARs and airways to Runway 01/06. Pilots should plan on navigating the transition appropriate to their arrival fix. In addition, effective November 28, the following approaches are cancelled: NDB or GPS RWY 6; VOR/DME RWY 24; VOR/DME RNAV RWY 24; and GPS RWY 24, per Loretta Martin, New York TRACON air traffic manager. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR SCHEDULERS SCHOLARSHIP
Schedulers, dispatchers or other flight department members interested in receiving financial support to help obtain a license, finish a degree, take a computer class or attend an NBAA Seminar should apply for an NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee Scholarship. Applications are due December 2, and recipients will share a total of $35,000 in funds. Download the application in PDF format at:
VISIT LABACE.ORG FOR DETAILS ABOUT LATIN
The 1st Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2003) will be held March 12 to 14, 2003, in São Paulo, Brazil. Visit the LABACE web site to learn who should attend and what LABACE2003 will offer Delegates. The site recently has been updated with a tentative schedule of events and hotel maps and reservation information. In addition, online press registration is available for members of the media at www.labace.org/media. For more information about this event, visit the main LABACE site at: