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NBAA Update #02-47
Monday, November 25, 2002
NBAA SECURITY COUNCIL MET LAST WEEK, DEVELOPED NEW PROCEDURES
NBAA's new Security Council met on November 22 to develop additional security procedures for business aircraft operators. For more information, contact NBAA's Jack Olcott at [email protected] or Bob Blouin at [email protected].
NBAA RECEIVED UPDATE ON PRIVATE
CHARTER SECURITY RULE
On November 19, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sent NBAA a letter containing information regarding the Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP), also known as the 95,000 Pound Rule. Although no definite date was given, the letter refers to adjustments to the rule being made by the TSA and that publication of the final rule will be made shortly with the provision for operators to have "at least 30 days notice of the contents of the final rule and security program before compliance is required." Download a copy of the letter in PDF format at:
ADMIRAL LOY SWORN IN AS UNDER SECRETARY FOR SECURITY
Today, Admiral James M. Loy was sworn in as under secretary of transportation for security, with responsibility for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Serving as acting under secretary since July, Loy was confirmed by the Senate on November 18. On October 3, NBAA President Jack Olcott met with Loy to discuss utilization of the Transportation Security Administration Access Protocol (TSAAP) proposal to provide business aviation access equivalent to that of the airlines. For more information, contact NBAA's Pete West at [email protected] or Doug Carr at [email protected].
FAA UPDATES INTERNATIONAL AVIATION WEB SITE, REQUESTS FEEDBACK
The FAA Office of International Aviation recently has made some changes and additions to their International Aviation Online web site. They would appreciate any input/feedback you might have on this page to make it most useful to those conducting international flight operations. The site is located at http://www.intl.faa.gov/displaypage.cfm?id=39. E-mail your feedback to FAA's John Regas at [email protected] and copy NBAA's Bill Stine at [email protected].
STMP FOR DENVER SKI SEASON EVENTS
The FAA has announced the Airport Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for annual Ski Season events in the Denver, CO area. Operators are reminded that the slot reservations program will be in affect for all domestic nonscheduled IFR arrivals from November 27, 2002, through April 28, 2003, from 1400-0300z for the following airports: Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL), Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Sardy Field (ASE), Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) and Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). For full details about the STMP, visit the NBAA web site at:
NEW ROUTINGS TO APF AND MKY FOR TURBOJETS
The FAA recently announced new routings to Naples (APF) and Marco Island (MKY) airports that apply to turbojet aircraft only. Direct questions about the routings to Miami ARTCC's Darren Galloway at (305) 716-1530. To review the routings, visit the NBAA web site at:
UPDATES TO ALASKA FAA WEB SITE
Visit the Alaska FAA web site for recent updates on the following topics: (1) Flight Advisory: High Frequency Active Aurora Research Program-Light Detection and Ranging System (HAARP-LIDAR), at http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at/notices/haarp.htm, and (2) Notice to the Public: Five proposed 500 ft. AGL towers, at http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at/notices/northslope500.htm. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected].
NEXT NTSB AVIATION INDUSTRY TRAINING CLASS TO BE HELD APR. 30-MAY 1
The NTSB has announced that its next Aviation Industry Training Class will be held April 30 and May 1 at the NTSB Conference Center, L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC. They will begin accepting applications in January. To download a brochure in Word or PDF format for this class, visit the NTSB web site at http://www.ntsb.gov/academy/sched_courses.htm. For more information, contact NBAA's Sarah Dicke at [email protected].
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PART-TIME CONSULTANT
FOR TAOARC MEETINGS
NBAA is seeking a part-time consultant to represent the best interests of Association Members at FAA-sponsored Terminal Airspace Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee (TAOARC) meetings throughout 2003. For details of the requirements, visit the NBAA web site at:
NEW AVIATION GROUP TO FORM AT HANSCOM FIELD IN MASSACHUSETTS
Several NBAA Members have indicated they would like to form a Hanscom Airport Users Group to address issues and concerns at Hanscom (BED), located in Bedford, MA, such as U.S. Customs clearance, airport access and approaches to active runways. A feasibility meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12, from 11:00 a.m. to no later than 1:00 p.m. at the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Jet Aviation facility on the airport. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
NBAA ADDS FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL
WORKSHOP TO CALENDAR
NBAA will host a Flight Operations Manual Workshop on January 28 and 29 in Anaheim, CA. This event has been completely revised to incorporate the new International Standards for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO). For more information or to register, visit:
DULLES REACHBAC RESULTS
On November 20, Jack Olcott, NBAA president, and Scott McHugh, TSA federal security director for Dulles Airport, addressed a large group of operators and industry personnel during an NBAA REACHBAC meeting at the airport. Olcott provided an update of current security issues and the Association's ongoing efforts to secure access to airports and airspace for the business aviation community. McHugh, who has an extensive security background and is experienced with business aviation operations, was positive in his approach to the industry as he answered questions from the audience and outlined TSA's accomplishments and progress toward Congressionally mandated goals. For details about this event, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at [email protected].
TRAVEL$ENSE RELEASE 3.61 UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
This update to NBAA's Travel$ense software program adjusts to changes in the airline reservation system that could cause an "Unexpected Screen Not Processed" error message when pricing comparable airline trips.
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR 2003 SCHEDULERS SCHOLARSHIP
Applications are due December 2, and recipients will share a total of $35,000 in funds. Download the application in PDF format at:
EBACE2003 PRESS REGISTRATION
The media are cordially invited to attend EBACE2003, which will showcase more than 200 business aviation Exhibitors from around the world covering more than 16,000 square meters at Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland from May 7 to 9, 2003. The only major European exhibition to focus solely on business aviation, EBACE2003 is organized jointly by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and NBAA. For general information about EBACE, visit http://www.ebace.com; for details about EBACE2003 Press Registration, visit:
NBAA HEADQUARTERS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
The Washington, DC Headquarters of NBAA will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2. NBAA wishes its Members a safe and happy holiday.