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 Dec. 12, 2016 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Salutes Astronaut, Aviation Champion John Glenn
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reflected on the loss of former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, who passed away at age 95. “John Glenn is an American hero and icon,” Bolen said. “He embodied the ‘Right Stuff,’ in so many ways, including in his service to the country as an astronaut and senator, and in his tireless work to promote aviation and aerospace.” Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and later, the oldest astronaut to orbit the planet. In 1998 he received NBAA’s No Plane No Gain award. Learn more about Glenn.

West Palm Beach Regional Forum

Updated NBAA Charter Guide Helps Consumers Avoid Pitfalls
NBAA has released a new edition of its Aircraft Charter Consumer Guide, with additional information to help consumers make better-informed decisions when selecting a charter operator. The revised publication now features topics such as illegal charter through certain dry-lease arrangements and chartering through crowdsourcing. “The Aircraft Charter Consumer Guide is one of NBAA’s most popular member publications,” said Brian Koester, NBAA’s manager of operations. Read more about the guide.

Bolen Discusses ATC Privatization, Other Issues at Long Island Business Aviation Event
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked members of New York’s Long Island business aviation community for their grassroots efforts to stop proposals for creating a privatized ATC system funded by user fees, and told them their efforts would again be needed as the issue was sure to come up in the next session of Congress. Bolen was the featured speaker at the Long Island Business Aviation Association’s (LIBAA’s) annual holiday meeting on Dec. 7, which drew more than 100 attendees. “The support of LIBAA members in voicing concern about ATC privatization and possible user fees has been tremendous,” Bolen said. Read more.

NBAA's 2017 Security Conference

Software Can Help Flight Schedulers with Complex Decision-Making
Ensuring that flight schedules are optimized to meet customer needs and operational requirements is one of the most challenging aspects of running any aviation operation – and that’s before factoring in disruptions. This is where software can help, said Roei Ganzarski, president and CEO of BoldIQ, who will be presenting on this topic during a free, Jeppesen-sponsored webinar on Dec. 14.

Podcast: Updated NBAA CAM Exam Will Increase Leadership, Safety Emphasis
NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program improves careers of business aviation professionals and, in turn, the companies they work for. In 2017, an updated version of the CAM certification exam, which places additional emphasis on leadership and safety, will be introduced, said CAM Governing Board Chairman Jim Buchanan.

Plans in Place for increased Inauguration Traffic at Washington, DC-Area Airports
Plans are underway to handle an expected increase in air traffic from Jan. 20-22, associated with the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC. Aircraft arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) will need slot reservations, which may be obtained through FBOs. Access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is limited.

Seasonal Traffic Management Details for Rocky Mountain Colorado Airports Released
There are no slot requirements for any of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain airports for the 2016-2017 holiday season. In addition, parking reservations are not required but it is highly recommended that operators contact their destination FBO prior to flying, and provide arrival and departure details.

Bolen Joins NAA in Honoring Business Aviation Leaders
NBAA welcomed the recognition of five members of the business aviation community, who were honored last week by the National Aeronautic Association at an awards dinner attended by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Clay Lacy, Randall Greene, Preston Henne and Dr. Peggy Chabrian received the Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award.

Business Aviation Insider

Special Report: Business Aircraft Passengers Demand Connectivity During FlightBUSINESS AVIATION INSIDER
Special Report: Business Aircraft Passengers Demand Connectivity During Flight

The onboard connectivity market remains one of the fastest growing segments of business aviation, because business aviation travelers and crew members increasingly want to be connected to the internet or call systems to do everything from monitoring email to using the web for work. Read a special report on connectivity in Business Aviation Insider.

@EJMJets - In a study by @NoPlaneNoGain, 2/3 of passengers reported being more productive on business aircraft than when in the office! #BizAvWorks