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In this Issue: NBAA weighs in on Chao nomination for DOT Secretary and more.


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 Dec. 5, 2016 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Weighs in on Chao Nomination for Transportation Secretary
Following the news that President-elect Donald Trump had chosen Elaine Chao as his choice for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the association looks forward to working with her. “We know that investment in infrastructure, including for aviation, is a priority for the incoming Trump administration, and the DOT secretary will be key in making this priority a reality,” Bolen said. “We congratulate Elaine Chao on her nomination to the position, and we look forward to working with her to continue promoting general aviation.” Read more about DOT Secretary nominee Elaine Chao.

West Palm Beach Regional Forum

Free NBAA Webinar Presents In-Depth Look at RNAV System Advancements
Business aircraft pilots who use RNAV to increase operational efficiency and reduce fuel expenses will benefit from a free Jeppesen-sponsored, NBAA-hosted webinar on system advancements at noon (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 7. In this in-depth RNAV refresher, Jeppesen Senior Manager James Morgan will discuss how refinements in both RNAV capability and equipment now deliver better precision with more access to a greater number of procedures. He also will explain the recent advances in RNAV technology. Learn more about the webinar.

European Third-Country Operator Requirement Now in Effect
Operators to Europe should be aware that the third-country operator (TCO) requirement is in effect, as of Nov. 26, NBAA officials advised. In 2014, The European Commission adopted a regulation that requires commercial air transport operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known as TCOs, to obtain a single EU-wide safety authorization to fly to, from or within the EU. A TCO authorization is not required for operators only overflying these areas without intending to land. Learn more about the TCO requirement.

NBAA's 2017 Scheduler's and Dispatcher's Conference

Safety Survey Results Provide Insight Into Industry Best Practices
Most business aviation operators engage in annual risk assessment and profiling, according to the results of NBAA’s 2016 Business Aviation Safety Survey, now available exclusively to the association’s members. The survey provides an unparalleled look into the safety policies and concerns of business aviation flight departments.

New Separation Procedures Implemented between Hawthorne Departures, LAX Arrivals Starting Dec. 7 
Beginning Dec. 7, new procedures will be implemented to ensure the required separation between Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR) departures off Runway 25 and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) arrivals to Runways 25L and 24R.

Survey: Virginia Examining Impact of Sales Tax Exemption on Aircraft Parts
Virginia officials are conducting a study to determine the possible economic impact of a sales tax exemption on aircraft parts. Currently, parts for use on non-commercial aircraft are subject to a 5.3 percent state sales tax. With many surrounding states having such exemptions, operators often go out of state to have major work performed. NBAA members are being asked to complete a survey on their aircraft maintenance activities.

Podcast: A New Leader for the NBAA Safety Committee
The NBAA Safety Committee will continue to focus on its goal of continually enhancing business aviation safety, said new committee Chairman Dave Ryan. Two areas that will receive special focus are single-pilot safety and reducing loss-of-control accidents, he said. The group also is looking at many multi-year projects, such as developing a safety manager micro certificate.

NBAA Warns of General Aviation Prohibition at Manila International Airport
Earlier this fall, the Philippines Department of Transportation ordered the transfer of most general aviation operations from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International Airport (MNL), to alternative airports. Operators planning trips to the area should be prepared for a possible alternate.

Business Aviation Insider

Pay It Forward With PIREPs

An array of aviation weather forecasting technologies is available today, however, such equipment offers meteorologists little information about actual weather conditions on-scene, and in the air. That's where pilot reports (PIREPs) are extremely valuable sources of real-time information for all stakeholders within the national airspace system. Learn more about the importance of PIREPs in Business Aviation Insider.

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