Volume 1, Issue 4 December 24, 2003

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SECURING BUSINESS AVIATION
As many regions in the world experience an ongoing terrorist threat, new companies are emerging to help corporate flight departments secure their assets and personnel. AVweb recently had the chance to talk with key management personnel from Security Solutions International, a Miami-based firm specializing in aviation security training. Carving out its own niche in the security industry, the company claims to be the first in the world to offer courses for helicopter crews in emergency preparedness and counter-terrorism. More...

...NBAA OFFERS SECURITY SEMINARS IN 2004
The NBAA has launched its own security initiative, including a series of seminars titled NBAA Security Training for Part 91 Operators, based upon the security project developed in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The NBAA has already performed security-training seminars for Part 91 operators based at Teterboro (TEB), Westchester County (HPN) and Morristown (MMU) airports. These "Train-the-Trainer" sessions have given participants the materials necessary to train their companies' employees to meet the standards needed to obtain a TSA Access Certificate (TSAAC), which eventually may grant TSAAC holders access to TFRs equivalent to that afforded scheduled air carriers. More...

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MIDDLE EAST GAINS BIZAV MOMENTUM
The Middle East is emerging as a business aviation center, as evidenced by several recent announcements at this year's Dubai Air International Show . On Dec. 8, Boeing signed an agreement with Alsalam Aircraft Company, making the company the first authorized service center for Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) in the Middle East More...

...JET AVIATION TO LAUNCH MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN DUBAI...
During the Dubai Show, Jet Aviation unveiled construction plans for a new facility to be located at the Dubai International Airport. In addition to its facilities in Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the Dubai location will be the third Jet Aviation facility in the Middle East and will primarily offer maintenance service and fixed-based operations. Jet Aviation Dubai, a joint venture with the Almulla Business Group of Dubai, is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2004 and will include a large hangar capable of accommodating two BBJs or Airbus Corporate Jets in addition to 1,000 square meters of workshop space. More...

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...FIRST CAE SIM XXI LEVEL D-QUALIFIED...
The first CAE Sim XXI has received Level-D qualification for the Gulfstream IV-SP full-flight simulator located at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training center in Dubai. Concurrently, Level D certification was also received for the center's new Hawker 800/800 XP full-flight simulator. More...

...ARINC OPENS NEW OFFICE IN DUBAI
Along with the BBJ and Jet Aviation announcements at the Dubai show, ARINC Incorporatedannounced the opening of a new customer-service office in the host city. The dedicated office will support ARINC's aviation clients in the Middle East and Africa, as well as the company's overall regional business expansion plans. More...

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NBAA: PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY VOLUME
Before the start of the busy holiday travel season, the NBAA released a notice advising members to be wary of flight delays due to changes in the air traffic control flow. As we bump into the Christmas and New Year holiday, it might be a good idea to review the organization's warnings. The NBAA claims that during the winter months -- specifically on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and days associated with holidays -- the increased volume of general aviation traffic to and from Florida terminals and the New York metropolitan area results in departure and en route delays to all National Airspace System (NAS) operators. More...

PBI BUSINESS AIRCRAFT & JET PREVIEW
Business aviation was in force recently at the West Palm Beach Business Aircraft & Jet Preview, held Dec. 9. Nearly 40 exhibitors with more than 20 jets were on display at Signature Flight Support's facility at the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). More...

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DON BALDWIN TO REMAIN CHAIRMAN OF NBAA
National Business Aviation Association Chairman of the Board Donald E. Baldwin has accepted a position on the board of The Whitewind Company, an NBAA member. Baldwin has resigned his current position with the Coca-Cola flight department effective Dec. 30, 2003. In accordance with the NBAA bylaws, Baldwin will retain his chairmanship with no interruption in leadership. More...

BIZ AV AD WATCH, PILATUS...
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-01-09, which applies to all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-7, PC-12, and PC-12/45 airplanes that incorporate a certain engine-driven pump. More...

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...ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES...
The FAA has issued Final Special Conditions for Israel Aircraft Industries Model 1124 airplanes modified by Garrett Aviation Services. The FAA advises, "These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes." More...

...DASSAULT
The FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is applicable to certain Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 900 series airplanes. This proposal would require revising the Abnormal Procedures section of the airplane flight manual to advise the flight crew to avoid use of certain display modes during approaches. More...

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