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In this Issue: NBAA welcomes FAA cease-and-desist order against SMO evictions and more.
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 Dec. 19, 2016 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Welcomes FAA Cease-and-Desist Order Against SMO Evictions
NBAA last week welcomed action by the FAA to halt attempts by the city of Santa Monica, CA, to evict two long-standing FBOs at its Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), as the agency investigates the city's compliance with its federal obligations. The Dec. 13 order stops the city from taking actions to evict American Flyers, Inc. and Atlantic Aviation FBO, Inc. from SMO. “The cease-and-desist order allows these businesses to continue normal operations as the agency considers the validity of the city's actions," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the FAA's order at SMO.

West Palm Beach Regional Forum

Podcast: NBAA Continued Advocacy Efforts in 2016
This year was one that saw a battle over proposals for creating a privatized ATC system funded by user fees – a concept that NBAA opposed, given the potential impact on the towns and communities that rely on business aviation. NBAA also continued its work to keep airports such as California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) and New York’s East Hampton Airport (HTO) open to the entrepreneurs and companies relying on business aviation. The industry also paid tribute to Bob Hoover, Arnold Palmer and John Glenn, for their many contributions to aviation. Relive more moments from 2016 in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

NBAA Welcomes Final Rule on Revised Part 23 Certification Standards
NBAA joined other general aviation (GA) proponents in welcoming the announcement of a final rule overhauling the Part 23 aircraft certification process, adopting consensus-based, performance-driven standards for light GA aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds. "We applaud these changes to streamline the certification process for GA manufacturers, bolstering industry innovation and adoption of vital new safety technologies, and ultimately leading to swifter regulatory approval for new aircraft designs and equipment," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more.

NBAA's 2017 Security Conference

Report Underscores Hartford-Brainard Airport's Value to Connecticut's Economy
Connecticut’s Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD) provides numerous benefits to the city and its business community, according to a new report conducted by the state's Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee to evaluate whether alternative uses of the airport’s land would be more beneficial to Hartford.

FAA Releases Air Traffic Procedures NOTAM for College Football Championship
Those with companies whose business could take them to Tampa, FL, between Jan. 8-10 will want to familiarize themselves with the FAA’s air traffic procedures for the area on those dates. The FAA has released a NOTAM for the college football national championship, set for Jan. 9 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

Download NBAA's Safety Resource: Reducing Business Aviation Runway Excursions
The NBAA Safety Committee has developed a resource to raise awareness of runway excursions, and identify the common hazards associated with them. This guide provides suggestions to mitigate the level of risk of runway excursions as much as practical. Also included in this guide is a set of protocols to allow operators to benchmark their runway excursion prevention efforts.

Business Aviation Insider

Graphical TFRs Help Convey Airspace RestrictionsBUSINESS AVIATION INSIDER
Graphical TFRs Help Convey Airspace Restrictions

This year, NBAA Air Traffic Services gained permission from the FAA to publicly distribute VIP temporary flight restriction (TFR) graphics that were previously only available internally to ATC facilities. These graphics help illustrate the impact each VIP TFR has, particularly showing which airports are affected and when. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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