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In this Issue: NBAA committed to working with new administration, members of Congress and more.
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 Nov. 14, 2016 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Committed to Working With New Administration, Members of Congress
Following last week’s elections, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reaffirmed the association’s commitment to working with the newly elected president and Congress on behalf of the business aviation industry. "NBAA has always worked with elected officials in both political parties to advance policies that foster the growth of business aviation in the United States,” he said. “In that spirit, we look forward to working with President-elect Trump, as well as those in his administration, and congressional representatives from both parties, to promote proposals that recognize the industry's value and protect its interests." Read more.

Baldwin Aviation

Operators: Learn Proper Flight-Plan Codes Ahead of Domestic IFR Filing Requirement
The FAA is stressing the importance of properly communicating aircraft and crew capabilities to air traffic controllers through a flight plan form developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Pilots flying RNAV procedures in the U.S., or operating internationally, have used the form since 2012. Pilots flying IFR within the U.S. are expected to use the ICAO form early next year. The ICAO flight plan requires “much greater detail about the capabilities of the aircraft and its crew,” said John Kosak, program manager for weather at NBAA Air Traffic Services. Learn more about the new filing requirement.

How Can You Avoid Cybercrime in Business Aircraft Transactions?
Business aircraft buyers and sellers may be at risk of fraud and other cybercrimes during aircraft sales transactions, according to experts. FBI Special Agent Chad Knapp said that parties of an aircraft transaction may be vulnerable to cybercrime because these transactions are often international, typically involve large sums of money and frequently occur on short notice. “Brokers, and others involved in the transaction, are often small businesses with no established IT department,” said Knapp. “These small to mid-sized business are just not necessarily aware of the threats out there.” Learn more.

Conklin de Decker

With the latest military training operation scheduled to run Nov. 15-17 within the Powder River Training Complex over the Northwest U.S., NBAA is seeking feedback to ensure the exercises have minimal impact on business aviation flights. "This feedback provides information to strike the right balance between the military's needs and the concerns of civilian operators," said NBAA Northwest Regional Representative Kristi Ivey.

Video: Legacy of an Aviation Legend, Bob Hoover
With the passing of Bob Hoover on Oct. 25, the aviation community lost a legend. As a decorated World War II combat aviator, noted military and civilian test pilot, and longtime air show performer, he left a legacy even greater than his contributions to aviation. Hear how industry leaders paid tribute to Hoover, "the pilot's pilot," at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), held Nov. 1-3 in Orlando, FL.

Podcast: SDC2017 Continues the Show’s Tradition of Giving Back
Attendees of NBAA’s annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC) have a tradition of supporting a charity in the event’s host city. From Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX, they will be raise money for, and pack “Ana’s Baskets,” to benefit Safe Haven of Tarrant County, said committee Chairwoman Danielle Gordon. The baskets are filled with cleaning supplies to help survivors of domestic abuse begin new lives.

Teterboro Airport Shares Pilot Webinar Presentation With Operators
Teterboro Airport held its bi-annual Chief Pilot Webinar on Oct. 26, and is sharing the information with NBAA members. The webinar included participants from Teterboro Airport, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and the FAA.

DUI Charge Can Jeopardize Canada Entry for U.S. Business Travelers, Flight Crews
If a Canadian border background check reveals a criminal act committed outside of Canada, which violates Canadian law, travelers and crew could be denied entry into the country, said Heather Healy, manager of the FAA’s Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program.

West Palm Beach Regional Forum

Antaya Uses Business Aviation to Speed Cancer ResearchBUSINESS AVIATION INSIDER
Antaya Uses Business Aviation to Speed Cancer Research

Many companies rely on business aviation to transport sensitive equipment, but they probably are not carrying components for an experimental proton beam. But that's exactly what Dr. Timothy Antaya is doing. His $50,000 electromagnet is so sensitive and carefully calibrated that it's almost impossible to ship by truck. That's where Antaya's Columbia 350SL comes in handy. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@spectrumaeromed- Last week, team #SpecAero attended the NBAA conference and we're already looking forward to next year! Only 333 days left until #NBAA17!