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NBAA Update #02-49
Monday, December 9, 2002

FAA PUBLIC FORUM SLATED TO DISCUSS CIP WEATHER PRODUCT
The FAA will hold an informal public meeting to seek aviation weather user input from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, FAA Headquarters, 9th Floor Conference Room, 1575 Eye Street, Washington, DC. The objective of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to discuss the use of the Current Icing Potential (CIP) product and provide input to FAA's plans for implementing this new weather product. Review the text of the relevant Federal Register document online at:
www.nbaa.org/airspace/cip_fedreg.htm

DENVER ARTCC SKI COUNTRY PAPER AVAILABLE
Denver Center has published a paper explaining the history and current rationale behind the Ski Country Special Traffic Management Program (STMP). The document is intended to be a general discussion of background information pertinent to the Ski Country STMP and also includes more detailed information regarding variables that affect the capacity and user access to reservation slots. Download the paper in Word format at:
www.nbaa.org/airspace/den_artcc_ski_country.doc

TETERBORO RNAV RUNWAY 6 APPROACH PUBLISHED
The Teterboro RNAV (GPS) Runway 6 Approach has been published in the November 28 NY TRACON Letter to Airmen 02-8. Of special importance are the transition routes provided from STARs and airways to the DWURF Initial Approach Fix. Download and read the entire Letter to Airmen in PDF format at:
www.nbaa.org/airspace/teb_rnav_runway6.pdf

GORMAN 3 SID IMPLEMENTED AT LOS ANGELES ON NOV. 28
The FAA implemented the new Gorman 3 Standard Instrument Departure (SID) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 28. One of the key changes to the SID was the assignment of an airspeed of 250 knots or less until advised by ATC. The inclusion of this speed was an idea developed by the Southern California TRACON (SCT) and approved by Los Angeles Center (ZLA) to reduce frequency congestion and the workload of controllers who always issue this speed for LAX departures. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/airspace/lax_gorman.htm

PA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION TO MEET THIS FEB. IN PITTSBURGH
The Pennsylvania Business Aviation Association (PBAA) plans to hold its February meeting in the Pittsburgh, PA area, assuming there is enough interest in the Pittsburgh area aviation community. The PBAA is a statewide organization with roots in central PA that addresses local and regional aviation issues throughout the state. Several NBAA Members have shown an interest in joining PBAA. To join PBAA or RSVP for the February meeting, contact Richard Johnson of Harrisburg Jet Center at rj@harrisburgjetcenter.com or NBAA's Dean Saucier at dsaucier@nbaa.org.

HANSCOM FIELD USER GROUP MEETING TO BE HELD THIS THURSDAY
After several parties expressed interest, an organizational meeting will be held this Thursday, December 12, to discuss the creation of a business aviation users group at Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA. Lunch will be provided at the event, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of BED's Jet Aviation facility. Current successful business aviation groups in the Northeast that may serve as models for the BED group include the Connecticut Business Aviation Group, Long Island Business Aviation Association, Aviation Professionals Sharing Ideas, Morristown Aviation Association, Pennsylvania Business Aviation Association, Teterboro Users' Group and Westchester Aviation Association. For more information about the meeting or any of these groups, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at dsaucier@nbaa.org.

NBAA FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANUAL WORKSHOP IS JAN. 29-30
IBACs International Standards for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) is now 10 months old and rapidly becoming the accepted model for business aviation standards and procedures around the world. NBAA's popular two-day Flight Operations Manual Workshop now incorporates the IS-BAO template and provides Attendees with more than enough materials to develop their own flight operations manual using the new standard. Extensive workshop discussions provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how other flight department work and structure their departments. Please note that the Workshop dates are Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30, 2003. These dates correct an error that appeared on NBAA's printed brochure for this event. For the latest information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/seminars/fomw/fomw_2003_01.htm

NBAA FLIGHT DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP GETS A NEW NAME
By popular request, the NBAA Small Flight Department Management Program has changed its name to better describe its content. This event, now called the Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop, will next be held on February 20 to 21 in Colorado Springs, CO, in conjunction with the NBAA Leadership Conference. Since this event provides great value for all flight departments, not just the small ones, its useful and challenging contents remain the same, and only its name has changed to ensure that a greater number of flight departments may take advantage of it. Participants enjoy spirited discussions on how to handle flight department management issues and discuss mini-case studies that portray real-world challenges for flight department managers. More information about this event will be posted online soon at:
www.nbaa.org/seminars

FAA SYSTEMS TRAINING SESSION FOR SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS
On of the highlights of the NBAA 14th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be a session titled "FAA Systems Training: Interactive Instruction on Tools and Information." During the session, FAA representatives will discuss the tools and information available to help schedulers/dispatchers understand and manage the National Airspace System. For more information about this and other sessions at the Conference, visit:
www.nbaa.org/seminars/sdc

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2003 NBAA MERITORIOUS AND DOSWELL AWARDS
NBAA is now accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. Nominations are due to NBAA by February 15, 2003. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/awards