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NBAA Update #09-34
Monday, August 24, 2009

NBAA Update is the National Business Aviation Association's weekly e-mail newsletter, providing the latest operational, regulatory and legislative news for the business aviation community. Subscribe for free or review the archives at www.nbaa.org/update. Send your comments about NBAA Update to update@nbaa.org. Send address changes to membership@nbaa.org.


Business Aviation News & Issues
EU Releases Advance Copy of New ETS Operator List
The European Commission (EU) has published an advance copy of the new list of aircraft operators and the EU country to which they are assigned for the purpose of complying with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The new version of the list includes nearly 4,000 worldwide operators compared to the 2,755 that appeared on the original list published in February. France is now the EU state with the largest number of operators under administration, having seen its list rise from 513 to 1,105, mainly due to the addition of 462 operators known only by their International Civil Aviation Organization code or tail number but who are believed to be operators from French overseas territories. For additional information on the ETS, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ets

New TSA GA Manager Meets With NBAA's Security Council
Last week, Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) new General Aviation Manager, Brian Delauter, met with NBAA's Security Council to discuss a number of important security issues affecting general aviation (GA). In addition to providing updates on programs such as the TSA Playbook and Security Directive 8F/G, Delauter also provided the group with a high-level overview of the agency's review of the Large Aircraft Security Program. He indicated that the TSA is working hard to address comments received to the docket and from the post-comment period meetings held with industry representatives. Delauter, formerly a professional pilot with a fractional ownership company and a flight department, began his new role with the TSA in July. For additional information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at dcarr@nbaa.org.

NBAA Staff Update Industry on Washington Policy Developments
With Congress out of session for an annual August recess, NBAA staff have been getting outside the Washington Beltway to provide the business aviation community with updates on the industry's most important policy priorities. NBAA's Lisa Piccione, senior vice president of government affairs, recently discussed the status of reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration at an industry forum in Ocala, FL. Today, Piccione and NBAA's Mike Nichols, vice president of operations, education & economics, represented business aviation at a San Diego forum hosted by the National Business Travel Association. Tomorrow, Piccione will address a meeting of the Valley Industry Commerce Association's Aviation Committee at Van Nuys Airport (VNY), where she will discuss several state and federal issues and the steps NBAA Members can take to ensure the industry's voice is heard. The event is sponsored by NBAA and the Van Nuys AirTel Hotel and will begin at 8:30 a.m. RSVP to NBAA's Dan Burkhart at dburkhart@nbaa.org.

Bolen, Bunce Provide No Plane No Gain Six-Month Report
As the No Plane No Gain campaign crosses the six-month mark since its launch earlier this year, NBAA Flight Plan talks with Association President and CEO Ed Bolen, and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce, about the campaign's progress in educating elected officials and policymakers about the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities. The two also look ahead to the campaign's plans for the coming months. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or listen online at NBAA's web site:
http://www.nbaa.org/flight-plan

NBAA Has Tips for Avoiding Wildlife Strike Hazards
The Hudson River landing of US Airways Flight 1549 last January focused worldwide attention on the wildlife strike problem, with a flurry of news articles, forums, seminars and increased public awareness of the issue. Although wildlife strike prevention is most effectively accomplished on the ground, an article in the most recent edition of Business Aviation Insider explores the precautions operators can take. Business Aviation Insider is NBAA's official Member publication, which mails bimonthly to all NBAA Members as a free benefit. To review the article, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/member/news/insider/2009/0809/safety-0809.php

NBAA Welcomes Recognition for CAN's Humanitarian Initiatives
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) has been recognized by the National Aeronautic Association and the Air Care Alliance with one of the organizations' 2009 National Public Benefit Flying Awards. CAN, the recipient of the Association's charity event held at NBAA's Convention each year, will receive the "Outstanding Achievement in Public Benefit Flying" award at a special ceremony in Washington, DC, on September 10. To learn more, visit:
http://www.naa.aero/html/awards/index.cfm?cmsid=71

NBAA2009 to Include Light Business Airplane Focus
An August 18 Aviation Week article highlights NBAA's plans to offer two days of content dedicated to light business airplane (LBA) operators during the Association's upcoming NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. The sessions are designed by and for people who rely on general aviation airplanes for business. To review the Aviation Week article, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/2009/aviation-week

Who's Exhibiting at NBAA2009? Companies Just Like Yours
For hundreds of NBAA Members, the Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention remains a must-have on the marketing calendar, even in these tough times. "We have a very visual technology, so our display looks good, and being there gets us the exposure we need in this industry," reports Gary Dunn, vice president of sales for Aviation Partners. To learn why companies like this one value NBAA's Convention, especially in a challenging business climate, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2009/profiles

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Regional News
Martha's Vineyard TFR Is This Week
Members planning missions to Martha's Vineyard should be aware of the requirements involved in a temporary flight restriction (TFR) in place from August 23 to 30. This is a complex TFR with a 10 nm ring centered on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Access into and out of Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY), which is inside the TFR, requires a TFR waiver that must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the flight operating. Aircraft are required to clear TSA inspection prior to operating into MVY at one of three designated gateway airports. The gateway airports are Theodore Francis Green State in Providence, RI (PVD), Barnstable Municipal-Boardman/Polando in Hyannis, MA (HYA) and Westchester County in White Plains, NY (HPN). Flights departing MVY need to obtain a waiver and clear TSA inspection prior to departure. Members can find detailed information on NBAA's web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/regional/northeast/mvy-presidential-tfr.php

NBAA Welcomes Enhanced Business Aviation Access At Scottsdale
NBAA commends the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission for its recent recommendation to raise the allowable weight limit for business airplanes at Scottsdale. The commission's decision was aggressively supported by the Arizona Business Aviation Association and partly based on the economic development generated by business aviation. The commission authored a recommended strategic business plan to keep the airport competitive with other airports in the Southwest, increase airport revenue and encourage businesses to locate in Scottsdale. Mike Goode, AZBAA President, stated that this option will help local FBOs sell more fuel bringing increase revenue to them and the City of Scottsdale. Additionally, it will allow aircraft owner the full utilization of their aircraft's range. For more information, contact NBAA's Dan Burkhart at dburkhart@nbaa.org.

Airports in Focus: Wiley Post Is a Community Asset
Wiley Post Airport (PWA), located seven miles northwest of downtown Oklahoma City, OK, is a base for jobs and economic activity. Airport businesses employ more than 1,000 people, generating $52 million a year, and direct expenditures from airport activities contribute more than $100 million a year to the surrounding economy. To read the full PWA profile as part of NBAA's Airports in Focus series, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airports/pwa

GBAA Annual Safety Day Set for Aug. 26
The Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its Annual Safety Day on August 26 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Topics on this year's program include practical safety management systems, deteriorating pilot skills, travel risk mitigation, emergency preparedness and facilities maintenance best practices. Each attendee will receive one point credit toward NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) application or CAM recertification. For more information and to register, visit:
http://www.gbaa.org

North Texas Group Presents on APIS, Aug. 26
The North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA) will hold a membership luncheon, sponsored by the ALA Latin American Aeronautical Association, on Wednesday, August 26, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The luncheon will feature discussion from ARINC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and will be held at the Mediterranean Villa, 1111 Wet N' Wild Way in Arlington, TX. For more information and to RSVP, contact the NTBAA's Marj DeLong at mdelong@market-lift.com or NBAA's Steve Hadley at shadley@nbaa.org.

SFBAA Safety Day To Feature Agostino, NSTB's Feith
The South Florida Business Aviation Association will host its first Safety Day on Friday, September 18, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Featured speakers include Bob Agostino, "Father of the Safety Standdown," and former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Senior Air Safety Investigator Greg Feith. The program will also include interactive demonstrations by the Broward County Fire & Rescue Department, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the American Red Cross. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sheltair fixed base operator (FBO) on the airport, located at 1100 Lee Wagener Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Lunch will be provided by Silver Lining In-Flight Catering. To RSVP as requested, contact Jeff Ramsden at jr@ramjetaviation.com.

IBAA Meeting to Be held in Nampa, Sept. 24
The Idaho Business Aviation Association will host its next general luncheon meeting on Thursday, September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Avcenter FBO in Nampa, ID. John Newton, vice president of pre-owned aircraft sales for the Cessna Aircraft Company, will be the featured speaker, and a static display will include a Citation Jet and a Columbia 400. RSVP to rsvp@idbusinessaviation.com or for more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at kivey@nbaa.org.

Register Now for PNBAA's Charity Event
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation (PNBAA) will host its first annual charity event benefiting Aviation High School and Civil Air Patrol at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge on Wednesday, September 23. A reduced PNBAA hotel rate at the Marriott Redmond Town Center is available for this event. For more information or to register, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at kivey@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.pnbaagolftournament.com

Cold Weather Safety in Focus at NY-Area Event
The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA), Teteboro Users' Group (TUG), Morristown Aviation Association (MAA) and NBAA are sponsoring a safety program on cold weather operations. The program will be held at 8:00 a.m., October 6, at the First Aviation facility at Teterboro Airport (TEB), and is open to the public. Several industry experts, including NASA's Dr. Judith Van Zante and Walter Randa of Leading Edge, will give presentations and representatives from local airports will share procedures for ice and snow removal, equipment and braking action. Several business aircraft manufacturers will discuss aircraft performance degradation as a result of contaminated airframes, runways and cold weather. There will be a $25 fee to cover the cost of breakfast and lunch. Contact NBAA's Dean Saucier for more information at dsaucier@nbaa.org.

Annual Safety Day in Salt Lake, Nov. 4
The Utah Business Aviation Association will host its second annual Safety Day at the Million Air FBO at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) on Wednesday, November 4. Stay tuned to future issues of NBAA Update for further information or contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at kivey@nbaa.org.

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NBAA News
Business Aviation Insider Receives Top ASAE Honors
NBAA's Business Aviation Insider newsletter has received top honors in the Gold Circle Award competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership. The publication was recognized with the 2009 Gold Circle Award in the "General Association Newsletter" category. Insider serves as a helpful resource for all NBAA Members, regardless of the size of their business. "We are excited to see Business Aviation Insider receive recognition from such a respected authority, said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. For more information on the award and Business Aviation Insider, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2009/20090824-064.php

New CAM Study Guide Available for Upcoming Exam
A new study guide is available from NBAA for anyone studying to take the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam in October. The CAM Study Guide CD-ROM, 4th Edition, is an ideal way to prepare for new questions and material on the CAM exam and is available for $100 to those interested in qualifying to take the exam. NBAA's CAM Program identifies qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft. The deadline to apply for the October exam is September 3, and for more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/CAM

S&D Award Deadline Approaching
Members are encouraged to submit nominations for the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who shares outstanding business aviation industry expertise, provides extraordinary service, exhibits leadership and has made significant contributions to the scheduling and dispatching function. Nominations will be accepted now through August 31. More information on this award, including nomination requirements and forms, is available at:
http://www.nbaa.org/about/awards/sdola

NBAA's Operations Service Group Can Answer Your Questions
Did you know that as a Member of NBAA, you can access NBAA's on-staff industry experts in the Association's Operations Service Group (OSG) Help Desk to get answers to your important questions? With a single phone call or e-mail, Members can connect with a designated staff person for real-time answers on technical and operational issues, business aircraft ownership, FAA regulations, tax issues and more. Contact the OSG today at (202) 783-9250 or at info@nbaa.org.

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Upcoming NBAA Events
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

13th Annual Safety Standdown USA
September 28–October 1, 2009, Wichita, KS

13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Technical Operations – Policy & Procedures Manual Development
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Human Factors
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 18–19, 2009, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: When Teams Work Well
October 19, 2009, Orlando, FL

62nd Annual Meeting & Convention
October 20–22, 2009, Orlando, FL

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 23–24, 2009, Orlando, FL

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http://www.nbaa.org/events

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