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                                           CALENDAR                                    BRIEFINGS                                   year authorization bill that provides
                                                                                                                                   much needed investment in safety, ATC
                                                                                       ACI-NA — Airports Council                   modernization, FAA operations, airport
  MARCH                                                                                International– North America                improvements, and aviation research.
  12        Annual AMAC Industry Day; Washington, D.C.;               president Greg Principato testifies         Members also support the system of
  10 - 1 2 2009 ACI Air Cargo Conference; Memphis, TN;                  before the House Transportation             passenger transportation and general
  10 - 1 2 Aviation Industry Expo; Las Vegas, NV;         and Infrastructure Committee                aviation fuel taxes in combination with
  1 3 - 1 4 NBAA Light Business Airplane Conference; San Diego, CA;       Subcommittee on Aviation on the             general fund revenues to support FAA
  15-17 AAAE/Great Lakes Chapter National Air Service Conference;                      Federal Aviation Administration             and the aviation system.The new FAA
            Phoenix, AZ;                                                  (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2009           funding bill – The FAA Reauthorization
  15-18 Operations & Technical Affairs Conference; San Diego, CA;       and expresses the need for increases in     Act of 2009 (H.R.915) – is nearly identi-
  15-18 12th Annual AAAE GIS Conference; Chicago, IL;                     the passenger facility charge (PFC) cap     cal to H.R. 2881 in 2008.
  23-27 FAA IT/ISS Partnership & Training Conference; Dallas, TX;          and Airport Improvement Program
  24-26 Passenger Terminal Expo 2009; London;           (AIP) funding, to finance essential air-    A S T M I N T ’ L — o f We s t
  25-27 ACI-NA/AAAE Washington Conference; Washington, D.C.;            port construction projects. Principato      Conshohocken, PA releases an updat-
  25-27 Airport Safety & Operations Specialist School; Austin, TX;        says that the current maximum PFC of        ed edition of Manual 5, Aviation Fuel
  31-4/1 34th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference; Washington, D.C.;   $4.50 is worth only $2.46 today when        Quality Control Procedures featuring com-
  APRIL                                                                                construction cost inflation figures are     mon procedures used by fuel handlers
  1- 4      52nd Annual AEA International Convention; Dallas, TX;          applied; ACI-NA supports an increase        to assess and protect aviation fuel qual-
  5-8       ACI-NA Economics & Finance Conference; Seattle, WA;         to at least $7.50 with indexing for con-    ity;
  5-8       ACI-NA Environmental Affairs Conference; Seattle, WA;       struction cost inflation.
  5-8       ACI-NA Business Information Technologies Conference;                            • The American Assn. of Airport        BRANSON (MO) AIRPORT — the
            Seattle, WA;                                                Executives also offered similar testimo-    first privately developed and operated
  7-9       2009 China/U.S. Aviation Summit; Beijing, China;              ny to the committee, calling for at least   commercial service airport in the U.S.,
  15-16 AAAE Rates and Charges Workshop; Chicago, IL;                     $200 million per year in Essential Air      announces that AirTran Airways will
  19-22 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo;                     Service program funding, $35 million        offer daily non-stop flights to General
            Orlando, FL;
                                                                                       per year for the Small Community Air        Mitchell Int’l Airport in Milwaukee.
  22-24 2009 ACI-NA Customer Service & Aviation Education Seminar;
                                                                                       Service Development program, and            This is in addition to the previously
            Detroit, MI;
                                                                                       retention of the $150,000 general avi-      announced daily service between
  26-28 AAAE General Aviation Issues Conference; Addison, TX;
                                                                                       ation airport entitlement. AAAE also        Branson and Hartsfield-Jackson
  30-5/1 5th Annual AAAE Air Quality Conference; Los Angeles, CA;
                                                                                       expresses concern about a provision         Atlanta Int’l Airport. The new airport
  M AY
                                                                                       in the bill that could force airports to    is expected to open May 11.
  3-5       Southeast Chapter AAAE Conference & Expo; Reston, VA;
                                                                                       comply with “excessive” National Fire
  12-14 European Business Aviation Conference; Geneva;
                                                                                       Protection Association (NFPA) stan-         BRIAN FOLEY ASSOCIATES — a
  26-28 Eco-Aviation Conference; Washington, D.C.;
                                                                                       dards related to airport rescue and         business aviation consulting firm based
                                                                                       firefighting that it says would dramat-     in Sparta, NJ, projects reduced activ-
                                                                                       ically increase airport infrastructure      ity for the sector through 2009, with a
                                                                                       and equipment costs with little benefit     turnaround beginning by mid-2010. In
                                                                                       in terms of enhanced safety, while also     particular, the firm says that recent air
                                                                                       leading to the loss of commercial air       taxi, charter, and fractional start-ups
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