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NBAA Update #05-33
Monday, August 15, 2005

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Enthusiasm High at ABACE2005, With More Than 2,100 in Attendance
Last week more than 2,100 individuals attended the debut of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2005), which drew prominent business aviation industry figures from around the world. Held August 9 through 11 in Shanghai, China, the event featured more than 50 Exhibiting Companies at Shanghai New International Exhibition Center and 12 aircraft in current production from several major business aircraft designers at nearby Hongqiao Airport. ABACE, the only major Asian event focused solely on business aviation, provides a key venue for industry and government figures to meet and promote business aviation. For more information, including photos, media coverage, and Exhibitor and aircraft lists, visit the official ABACE web site at:
http://www.abace.aero

Aviation Insurance: Extra Expense Coverage
The "extra expense" component of your aviation insurance coverage is possibly one of the most misunderstood coverages your policy contains. Found in the physical damage section of your aircraft insurance policy, extra expense coverage is a feature designed to assist with the inconvenience when your aircraft is down for physical damage repairs. Your travel needs do not automatically stop when your airplane is down for repairs. Your available options and what is covered can be confusing; learn about aviation extra expense coverage via a new article available to NBAA Members online. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at [email protected], or view the article at:
http://web.nbaa.org/member/ops/taxes/riskmgmt/extra20050815.php

FAA Clarifies Compliance Date for SIC Final Rule
On August 4, the FAA issued a final rule for issuing type certificates for second-in-command pilots. The rule, however, did not identify a compliance date for the new requirement. The FAA did provide the following statement regarding the compliance date for the SIC rule: "A decision has been made to establish a compliance date for complying with the new SIC type rating final rule and that date will be April 30, 2006. This new compliance date will be issued in the Federal Register.... The effective date of the final rule will remain September 6, 2005, but you will not need to comply with the rule until April 30, 2006. This will allow you and us here at the FAA the necessary time to meet the administrative obligations of this final rule. The FAA will continue to file its difference with ICAO for the exception of our SIC pilot rules vs. the ICAO standard for SIC pilots." For more information, contact NBAA at [email protected].

FAA Requesting Towers Validate TIPH
In response to NTSB concern about the use of the "taxi into position and hold" (TIPH) procedure, the FAA has directed all ATC tower managers to undergo a simple review process to validate the operational necessity of TIPH at their airports. This action will ensure that TIPH is only used at airports where an operational benefit or need exists due to traffic volume to mitigate delays. TIPH will continue to be used wherever it has proven capacity and efficiency benefits, which is likely to be the case at high-demand or congested larger airports. Operators at airports that continue use of TIPH will see no operational changes as a result of this review. Operators at airports that discontinue TIPH should see no operational impact on time required to taxi and depart. Direct questions to NBAA's Bob Lamond at [email protected].

Airborne Internet Survey Ends This Week
Researchers at the FAA Technical Center are conducting a 15-minute online survey to understand how emerging communications technologies could be used to enhance safety, improve operational efficiencies, lower overall system costs and increase passenger productivity while traveling. The survey will end on August 20. Participate in the survey by visiting the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/aisurvey

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Regional News
One Month Until Business Aviation Regional Forum in Denver
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held Thursday, September 15 at the TAC Air facility on Centennial Airport (APA) in Denver, CO. This day-long event will feature briefings on topics of interest to the Denver-area business aviation community, such as current events in business aviation, medical certification, management tools, aircraft ownership issues and maintenance management. It also will showcase approximately 30 static aircraft, 50 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. Exhibit space is still available. NBAA encourages individuals to make flight and hotel reservations in advance to take advantage of airline discounts and negotiated room rates. For more information or to register, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/cs/forums/20050915

NBAA Works With FAA to Implement Major Changes to Florida Airspace
In recent years there has been substantial traffic volume from November through March to and from Florida with no accompanying changes in airspace, which has resulted in airspace complexity that led to delays and extended routings for operators. After substantial input from NBAA, the FAA soon will implement significant changes to both enroute and terminal airspace in Jacksonville and Miami ARTCCs and various TRACONs in Florida. On September 1, advanced navigation routes utilizing RNAV procedures both to and from various Florida airports will go into effect for specified aircraft, and in November, the Florida Airspace Optimization project will introduce new airspace sectors, revised preferential routing, offshore routes and standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), both conventional and RNAV. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/fl20050815.php

LAX Customs Changes Clearance Protocol
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Los Angeles International (LAX) is changing its clearance location, so those planning Customs clearance at LAX on or after September 1 should contact their LAX FBO provider as early as possible. Within the next two weeks, the Port District will direct arrivals to clear at a designated FBO or the Tom Bradley International Terminal. According to CBP's Los Angeles area director, the organization requires a more secure area in order to meet its primary mission, "to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States." For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at [email protected].

NBAA Represents Business Aviation Interests in Houston
The FAA is in the process of expanding the airspace around Houston to include several business aviation satellite airports over the next two to three years to accommodate the growth of flights into and out of the Houston area. On August 9, representatives from NBAA and several of its Member Companies attended an FAA meeting at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), where NBAA advocated on behalf of business aviation operators at IAH, Hobby (HOU), Sugar Land Regional (SGR), Lone Star Executive (CXO), and Hooks Memorial (DWH) to ensure that traffic flows are designed to accommodate the needs of all users in the Houston area, not just the airlines. For more information, contact NBAA's Paul H. Smith at [email protected] or Bob Lamond at [email protected].

Operators Encouraged to Participate in Second Testing of DFW RNAV Departures
Dallas/Forth Worth Air Traffic Control requests that operators departing DFW between 1100 UTC and 1630 UTC daily from August 22 through August 25 file to fly the new RNAV SIDs if the aircraft is appropriately equipped. The safety and success of these procedures require that pilots fly them precisely. After monitoring ground control during your taxi, you will be handed off to another controller, who will verify with you that the correct runway and initial departure fix are correctly entered into the FMS, and then handed off to tower control. Based on information from the last test, ATC requests that after crossing the applicable waypoint with the 220 knot speed restriction, pilots accelerate the aircraft to 250 knots as soon as practical. For more information, contact NBAA's Mark Larsen at [email protected].

Michigan FPM Foundation Golf Classic Is This Friday
Aerodynamics Inc. will host the 8th Annual FPM Foundation Golf Classic on Friday, August 19 at Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield, MI. The FPM Foundation has funded more than $180,000 toward aviation scholarships and flight safety training to benefit students with exemplary performance at Michigan universities. Aircraft owners, aviation suppliers and all other industry professionals are invited to participate. To make golf or dinner reservations, contact ADI's Joan Cyman at [email protected]; for more information, contact NBAA's Durwood Heinrich at [email protected].

Upcoming Golf Outings Benefit Business Aviation Community
In addition to this Friday's FPM Foundation Golf Classic, several other upcoming golf tournaments are planned to benefit aviation scholarships and regional communities. The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association's annual Charity Golf Classic will be held August 25 at Prairie Landing Golf Club, West Chicago, IL; for details, visit http://www.cabaa.com. The Professional Pilots Association and Central Ohio Professional Aviation Maintenance Association will jointly host their annual Golf Outing on September 16 at The Landings at Rickenbacker Golf Course in Groveport, OH; for details, visit http://www.copama.org. The South Florida Business Aviation Association will hold its annual Golf Classic on September 23 at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton; for details, visit http://www.sfbaa.org. For more information about regional events, contact NBAA's Regional Representatives, listed at:
http://www.nbaa.org/regional

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NBAA News
Benchmark Data Now Available for NBAA Survey
In addition to previously published compensation data, compiled benchmark data now is available for the 2004 NBAA Compensation & Benchmark Survey. The results are based upon survey responses from 676 aviation departments that provided compensation and benchmark data. Online access to the compiled results of the survey is available at no cost to survey participants. Participants may purchase printed survey results for $50. NBAA Member Representatives who did not participate in the survey may purchase online access to survey results for $50 and printed copies for $100. Survey results are not available to non-Members. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/surveys/cbs

November CAM Exam Applications Due by Sept. 28
The Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program identifies qualified professionals to lead corporate flight departments and companies using business aircraft. Whether you are an existing or an aspiring aviation manager, you can prove your knowledge and management skills through the successful completion of a certification exam. The next CAM Exam will be administered on Monday, November 14 in conjunction with the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in New Orleans, LA. Applications for the November 14 CAM Exam should be submitted to NBAA no later than Wednesday, September 28. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/cam

RFPs for CAM Program Marketing Plan Due Sept. 15
NBAA seeks proposals to assist in the successful marketing of the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program. The proposals should outline a marketing plan designed to increase the number of candidates applying for and taking the NBAA CAM Exam. Proposals must be received by NBAA before the close of business on September 15. The proposals and all other correspondence regarding the project should be directed to NBAA's Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or [email protected]. Learn more about the CAM Program at http://www.nbaa.org/cam. Download the RFP in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/rfp

Second Edition of CAM Study Guide Now Available
The Certified Aviation Manager Study Guide, 2nd Edition, is now available. Designed to help prepare individuals to take the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination, this guide includes a testing domain outline, reference lists and a 30-question practice exam. The CAM Study Guide is available for a fee by contacting NBAA's Sarah Dicke at [email protected].

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 15, Denver, CO

9th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
November 13, New Orleans, LA

PDP Course: Communication and Decision Making
November 13, New Orleans, LA

Human Factors Workshop for Aviation Technicians (Phase I, Initial)
November 13, New Orleans, LA

14th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
November 13–14, New Orleans, LA

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
November 13–14, New Orleans, LA

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
November 13–14, New Orleans, LA

Certified Aviation Manager Examination
November 14, New Orleans, LA

PDP Course: Corporate Aviation Ethics
November 14, New Orleans, LA

Inspection Authorization Renewal Course
November 14, New Orleans, LA

58th Annual Meeting & Convention
November 15–17, New Orleans, LA

Maintenance Manual Workshop
November 17, New Orleans, LA

PDP Course: Applied Economics & Marketing
November 18, New Orleans, LA

Human Factors Workshop for Aviation Technicians (Phase II, Recurrent)
November 18, New Orleans, LA

Flight Operations Manual Workshop: Employing the International Standard of Business Aircraft Operations
November 18–19, New Orleans, LA

17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 25–27, 2006, San Antonio, TX

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar
http://www.nbaa.org/events

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/futuresites.htm

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