Flight Clearance Procedures Easing in India
Long lead times required for both landings and over-flights in India have made business aviation difficult in that country, but that appears to be changing, thanks in part to efforts by NBAA and its International Operators Committee. Preliminary information indicates the new civil aviation regulation would reduce the lead-time for landings from seven working days to three, and notice of over-flights would be reduced to a single business day, according to Lex den Herder, a member of the International Operators Committee. Read more about regulation changes coming to India.
EBACE Safety Workshop to Address Human Factors in Reducing Accidents
A one-day seminar before the upcoming European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013) will challenge common perceptions about industry safety and best practices, and provide critical information and training related to human performance factors. The EBACE Safety Workshop will take place on May 20, the day before EBACE2013 launches at the Palexpo convention center in Geneva, Switzerland. The EBACE Safety Workshop will include sessions presented by experts on the various subjects and safety methodologies, offering their insights, knowledge, critical information and training directly related to human performance factors. Read more about the EBACE Safety Workshop.
Reno-Stead Airport Invests in New GA Building
Reno-Stead Airport (RTS), located in northern Nevada, about 14 miles northwest of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, broke ground last month on a $6 million, 12,000-square-foot replacement for its former general aviation building. The new facility is slated for completion by the end of the year. The investment comes at a time when the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has been encouraging general aviation aircraft operators to make use of RTS, though both local airports welcome GA traffic. Read more about Reno-Stead Airport.
Dulles Hosting Runway Safety Meeting on May 23
The Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is welcoming new members to help develop procedures for enhancing airside surface safety. Airport tenants, FBO personnel, airport operations and maintenance professionals are invited to participate at the next RSAT meeting on May 23. The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Terminal B In-Transit Lounge. Transportation from Baggage Claim 1 to the In-Transit Lounge will be provided by airport authorities. For more information and to RSVP, contact the FAA's Rick Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Lauderdale International Using Single Runway Operations
As part of an ongoing runway construction project at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Runway 13/31 will be decommissioned on May 6, and the airport will be conducting single runway operations for the next 16 months. The parallel runway on the south side of the airport is scheduled to reopen after the expansion in September 2014. Operators can expect lower arrival and departure rates due to the single runway operations. Complete details can be found on NBAA's FLL page.
May Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshops
May 2, 2013
Kansas City Business Aviation Assn. Luncheon
Kansas City, MO
May 2, 2013
Northern California Business Aviation Assn. Safety Day
San Jose, CA
May 3, 2013
Georgia Business Aviation Assn. Meeting and Scholarship Event
May 8, 2013
Minnesota Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
St. Paul, MN
May 15, 2013
Utah Business Aviation Association Scholarship Benefit
West Valley City, UT
May 16, 2013
Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Safety Standdown
May 1718, 2013
Idaho Falls Aviation Expo
Idaho Falls, ID
New Issue of Business Aviation Insider Now Online
The May/June issue of Business Aviation Insider is now available online in a new digital format. This "Summer Flying" issue features articles on getting the most from in-cockpit technology to avoid severe weather, guidance for pilots operating in extreme environmental conditions and a behind-the-scenes look at NBAA's Air Traffic Services, as well as a special section focused on business aviation operations in Europe. Printed copies are mailing to Member subscribers now, and Members may also download and view issues via the new mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. View the digital edition of Business Aviation Insider or subscribe.
NBAA Names 35 Recipients of Maintenance Scholarships
NBAA's Maintenance Committee last week awarded the 2013 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) to 35 people at the association's Maintenance Management Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Dedicated to the promotion of technical education and training for maintenance personnel in the business aviation industry, the Maintenance TRACS program is open not only to current and aspiring A&P mechanics, but also to military personnel who are making the transition to a civilian career in business aviation. Read more about Maintenance TRACS.
NBAA Now Accepting Applications for Gold Wing Journalism Awards
The entry period for the 2013 NBAA Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence is now open, and this year it's easier than ever to apply through NBAA's new online application form. The Gold Wing Award is presented annually at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation, by trade or non-trade media. All submissions are due by July 31. Learn more about the 2013 NBAA Gold Wing Award.
Request for Proposals: 2014 Dispatcher Recurrent Course
NBAA is seeking presenters for a dispatcher recurrent class to be held in conjunction with next year's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. The course should be geared toward professionals who currently have a dispatcher's license and are seeking to refresh their knowledge. The deadline for submissions is May 13. Download the request for proposals.
Applications for Scholarships Benefiting Students Now Online
NBAA offers a wide range of scholarships for current and aspiring business aviation professionals, and in the coming year will provide nearly $100,000 in cash awards for tomorrow's industry leaders. Applications for five of these scholarships are now available online, with awards available for college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are preparing for a career in business aviation. Since NBAA's scholarship program was launched during its 1992 Convention, the Association has awarded several million dollars in monetary and training scholarships. Learn more about NBAA scholarships.
Participate in Business Aviation Taxes Virtual Study Group, Starting May 13
Business aviation professionals in flight departments, charter operations and aircraft management companies must understand complex state and federal tax issues, and learn about federal, state and local regulations and tax changes. NBAA is offering a five-week online course that will identify and explain these important topics through the use of recorded presentations from the 2012 Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and facilitated live online discussions with presenters. There is limited space available. Learn more and register now.
NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST
Tower Closures Would Hurt Economy of Local Communities
Joe Gunter, mayor of Salinas, CA, said if the tower closes at Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS), it will financially hurt his town. "The airport is a $40 million industry, he said. This weeks NBAA Flight Plan podcast has more on how towns and cities across America would be hurt if the FAA goes through with its plans to close 149 towers.
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May 2123, 2013
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013)
June 6, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
White Plains, NY
June 1718, 2013
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 1920, 2013
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 2122, 2013
Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
July 11, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
NBAA BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
Get the Latest Edition of the NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyer's Guide
Did you know that the NBAA Light Business Airplane (LBA) Buyer's Guide is provided exclusively for NBAA Members? To help small businesses find the right airplane for their needs, the guide provides an overview of all the light business aircraft currently in production. NBAA developed the guide by collecting information from aircraft manufacturers, including basic specification and performance data for each airplane.
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