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NBAA Update #09-35
Monday, August 31, 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 [email protected]. Send address changes to [email protected].


Business Aviation News & Issues
FAA Publishes Holdover Time Tables for Winter 2009–2010
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its annual update for operators required to have an FAA-approved deicing program. The deicing program update applies primarily to Part 121, 125 and 135 operations and provides FAA inspectors and aircraft operators with information on holdover times, a listing of qualified deicing/anti-icing fluids and recommendations on various other ground deicing/anti-icing related issues. While this update does not apply to operations conducted under Part 91, NBAA recommends that all Members review the notice for information that may impact winter flights. To download the update, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/safety/icing

Flight Plan Has Updates on LASP and More
NBAA's Security Council recently joined Doug Carr, the Association's vice president, safety, security & regulation for a meeting with the new general aviation manager at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast features an interview with Carr and Security Council Vice Chairman Greg Kulis about the variety of issues discussed at the meeting, including the TSA's proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), and expectations for the proposal going forward. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or listen online at NBAA's web site:
http://www.nbaa.org/flight-plan

IS-BAO Granted Industry Standard Status by EASA
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the European Business Aviation Association announced last week that following several years of review, the European Committee for Standardization officially recognized the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) as a code of best practice and European standard. This recognition allows operators to use their IS-BAO registration as a method in complying with the new rules regarding safety management systems to be released in the future by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). NBAA is a founding member of IBAC and NBAA Members were involved in the original development of the IS-BAO. To read the press release and learn more about IS-BAO, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/admin/sms/is-bao

Arnold Palmer to Speak at NBAA2009 Opening Session
Golf legend and esteemed businessman Arnold Palmer will be among the participants in the Opening General Session for NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention this October. "We're very excited to include Arnold Palmer among the speakers at this year's Convention," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "Arnold is recognized around the world not just as a renowned golf professional, but also as a highly successful businessman who has long relied on business aviation as part of building his company. We look forward to hearing his first-hand perspective on how business aviation helps him succeed." For more information and a high resolution photo, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2009/20090831-066.php

John and Martha King to Receive 2009 NBAA American Spirit Award
Aviation legends John and Martha King will be recognized with NBAA's American Spirit Award for representing business aviation before Congress and the administration regarding the TSA's LASP. "John and Martha have long taken a leadership role in explaining directly to Washington policymakers why the business aviation community has so many concerns about the LASP," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The award, which recognizes individuals within business aviation who exemplify excellence and service to others, will be presented at NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) held October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL. To read the full release, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2009/20090831-065.php

John and Martha King's Video Previews NBAA's LBA Conference
The Kings will present a session for pilots of piston aircraft who are interested in learning more about transitioning to turbojet aircraft during the Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference introduced for the first time this year as part of NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention. The Kings will share what they wish they had known before they bought and operated their first jet more than 20 years ago. The two have produced a video to preview their session and explain the importance of the LBA Conference to entrepreneurs who rely on general aviation airplanes for business. To view the video, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/2009/lba/king-video

Convention Exhibitors: Register for Free Webinar Tomorrow
NBAA Members have an exclusive opportunity to participate in a free webinar that will provide practical advice on saving money at NBAA2009. The Association, in partnership with The Freeman Companies, will present "Controlling Exhibit Costs" on Tuesday, September 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. Discussion topics will include reviewing and evaluating Exhibitors' biggest spending areas; defining industry terms and the roles of general and specialty service contractors; learning ways to minimize exhibit costs, while maximizing company exposure; and advantages to buying materials direct. The tips provided in this valuable webinar will benefit Exhibitors participating at NBAA2009, and will help improve the effectiveness of their exhibits at other NBAA events. To register, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2009/exhibitors/webinar.php

Bolen, Babbitt Among Safety Standdown Speakers
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, Bombardier's James Hoblyn and National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman will address the opening session of this year's Bombardier Safety Standdown in Wichita, KS. This annual NBAA-sponsored event focuses on improving human performance in aviation and features subject-matter experts presenting on topics such as crew resource management, professional airmanship, advanced aerodynamics for business aviation and fatigue countermeasures. The opening session will be held on Tuesday, September 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Grand Eagle Ballroom of the Wichita Hyatt Hotel. To register and for additional information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/safety-standdown/usa-2009

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Regional News
TFR Issued for G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Sept. 24–25
A temporary flight restriction (TFR) has been published for the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, which will be held from September 24 to 25. Access for aircraft arriving or departing Pittsburgh International (PIT) or Allegheny County (AGC) airports will require a TFR waiver that must be requested 96 hours in advance of the proposed flight. All aircraft flying into PIT or AGC must be cleared through TSA inspection at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Bridgeport, WV, which is the only gateway airport approved by TSA for this event. All aircraft departing PIT or AGC will also be required to clear TSA inspection, which must be requested 96 hours in advance. At Finleyville Air Park (G05) and Pittsburgh-Monroeville Airport (4G0), all flight operations are prohibited during the summit. For detailed information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/regional/northeast/pit-g20-tfr.php

New Teterboro Departure Procedures Now in Use
The FAA has implemented two new departure procedures for Teterboro Airport (TEB). Eligible RNAV-equipped airplanes will be assigned the RUUDY TWO procedure when departing Runway 24. The Teterboro Six procedure amends the routing for two of the departure waypoints. Both procedures contain altitude crossing restrictions to which operators must adhere. For the full details of the procedures, visit NBAA's TEB page at:
http://www.nbaa.org/ops/airports/teb

Illinois Governor Signs Aircraft Parts Tax Exemption Into Law
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 450 this month, which will exempt parts used in aircraft repair from Illinois state sales and use tax beginning January 1, 2010. The new exemption applies to materials, parts, equipment, components and furnishings utilized in the modification, refurbishment or repair of an aircraft. The exemption does not include materials used to repair aircraft engines and only repair stations authorized under Part 145 may take advantage of the new law. Additionally, since aircraft operated by commercial carriers providing scheduled passenger service under Part 121 already enjoy similar exemptions, they are not covered by these changes. For more information on state-level tax issues, visit NBAA's State Aviation Tax Report online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/admin/taxes/state/report.php

Eagle County Airport Runway Reopens in Colorado
Airport officials at Eagle County Airport (EGE) located at Vail, CO reopened Runway 7/25, its main runway, on Saturday, August 28 for all aircraft category D-IV (B-757) and below from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The runway will be fully operational to the same category aircraft on a 24-hour basis today, Monday, August 31, and thereafter. The Category D-IV is the same aircraft operational level that existed prior to the April 18 closing. Refer to FAA NOTAMs for the latest official announcements, and for further information, contact EGE Terminal Manager Chris Anderson at [email protected], or visit the airport web site at:
http://www.eaglecounty.us/airport

Bolen to Address Business Aviation Groups in Colorado
This week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will address two groups in Colorado, providing an update on the No Plane No Gain campaign and the key challenges facing the business aviation community, as well as the actions people can take to ensure that their voices are heard on the industry's highest priorities. This Thursday, September 3, at 7:30 a.m., Bolen will address the Southern Colorado Regional Business Aviation Group and community leaders at a breakfast meeting to illustrate the value of business aviation to Colorado communities and businesses. The meeting will be held at the Penkhus Motors hangar at 5795 Taxi Way, Colorado Springs Airport (COS). This Saturday, September 5, Bolen will speak in Aspen at the Citation Jet Pilots group's first convention. For more information and to RSVP contact Chic Myers at [email protected] or NBAA's Steve Hadley at [email protected].

Register Now for NBAA Regional Forum in Las Vegas, Sept. 10
The NBAA Las Vegas Regional Forum at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) on September 10 is expected to draw hundreds of Attendees and feature approximately 60 Exhibitors and 30 static aircraft. Industry experts will present sessions on topics relevant to those operating in the region, including sales and use tax planning, customer service and human factors. Additionally, NBAA staff will provide information on NBAA Membership benefits and, with FAA air traffic control officials, answer questions about business aircraft ownership and regional operating procedures and policies. To review the agenda and to register, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20090910

Cold Weather Safety in Focus for New England Event, Oct. 7
The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CBAG), the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association (MBAA) and NBAA are sponsoring a cold-weather operations seminar on October 7. 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. The event location is yet to be determined. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].

PNBAA and PRSDA Hosting Joint Meeting in Seattle, Nov. 12
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) and the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will host a joint dinner meeting on November 12 at the Museum of Flight on King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA. Information about the program, including speakers and topics, will be announced in future issues of NBAA Update and on PNBAA's web site at www.pnbaa.org. Interested attendees can also contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey for more information at [email protected].

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

NBAA News
This Year's NBAA Tax Conference to Focus on Money-Saving Tips
NBAA's 18th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference will be held this year in Orlando, FL from October 18 to 19, in conjunction with the Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention. Aviation personnel and their advisors, including accounting, legal and risk management experts, will learn the latest federal and state developments affecting aircraft owners and operators. The event provides a comprehensive review of the aviation, tax and insurance considerations relevant to Part 91 flight departments and Part 135 charter operators. Participants will learn to minimize expenses and liability in all aspects of business aviation operations. To review the agenda and register for the conference, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/taxes/2009

Exhibitor Update Has the Latest News About NBAA2009
NBAA Exhibitor Update is the Association's monthly e-newsletter with the latest news, announcements and deadlines for companies exhibiting at and sponsoring NBAA events. The most recent issue is packed with information about the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) being held October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, including speaker and session information, resources to help Convention Exhibitors save money, and profiles of Exhibitors who find NBAA2009 to be a must-have on their marketing calendar this year more than ever. The issue shows why the Convention remains highly valued even during these tough economic times. Review the issue, or subscribe to NBAA Exhibitor Update, at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/exupdate/2009/exupdate09-07.php

Call for Papers: 2010 Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has issued a call for papers for the FSF/NBAA 55th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, to be held from May 11 to 13, 2010, in Tucson, AZ. This important safety event serves as a forum for business aviation professionals to exchange essential safety information. Seminar presentations should deliver useful, specific information that can be applied directly to daily operations. Potential presenters should submit a brief abstract and a one-page resume by September 25. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/cass/2010

Follow NBAA on Twitter for Convention News and Updates
NBAA Members are already using Twitter to follow the Association and keep informed about the latest business aviation news. Now, the Association's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/nbaa will be updated with news from the 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando. Twitter users can search Twitter using the hashtag #NBAA09 for the latest postings related to the show. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #NBAA09 when tweeting their own announcements to ensure that their information is easily found through the popular social networking application. Sign up to follow NBAA on Twitter today by visiting:
http://twitter.com/nbaa

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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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