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 Jan. 30, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Remains Determined Amidst Unique Decision on Santa Monica Airport

NBAA Remains Determined Amidst Unique Decision on Santa Monica Airport
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said he was dismayed over the terms of a settlement reached between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, CA, which will keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) open until Dec. 31, 2028, but allows for the immediate reduction SMO’s sole runway from 4,973 feet to 3,500 feet. “NBAA is still investigating the precise terms of this agreement, and we will continue to fight for unfettered access to Santa Monica Airport,” said Bolen. Read more about NBAA’s response to the FAA’s agreement with SMO.

Tahoe Airport District

Inaugural NBAA Security Conference Spotlights Industry Best Practices
Nearly 100 business aviation security professionals last week attended the first-ever NBAA Security Conference. Attendees heard from industry-recognized experts in aviation law, security regulations and security best practices, as well as government officials, about the changing landscape of aviation security. “We are pleased with the attendance for a first-year conference, which attracted professionals with a wide range of experience – from people new to the security role in their flight department to seasoned experts,” said Sarah Wolf, NBAA’s senior manager of security and facilitation, liaison to the NBAA Security Council. Learn more about the NBAA Security Conference.

Podcast: NBAA Celebrates 70 Years Advocating for Business Aviation
NBAA’s 70th anniversary provides the business aviation community with an opportunity to celebrate the past, and recognize the industry’s responsibility to continue advocating for business aviation in the years ahead, said President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The 70th anniversary of NBAA is an opportunity to look back at the wisdom and foresight of those 19 members that met together when NBAA was incorporated in 1947, Bolen noted, adding that NBAA and its members will continue to “take the torch and carry it forward to new generations.” Listen to more of Bolen’s comments in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan.

Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference

NBAA Advocates for Industry Before New Airspace Safety Working Group
NBAA recently participated in the inaugural meeting of a National Academy of Sciences working group tasked with developing safety-assurance methods within the National Airspace System. "The committee's focus is on enhancing air traffic control safety, including the proper use, maintenance and procurement of system hardware and software,” said Steve Brown, NBAA’s chief operating officer.

Major Changes Coming to Southern California Airspace
A sweeping airspace optimization project will soon take effect for Southern California, and NBAA encourages its members to take advantage of available online resources and public workshops to familiarize themselves with the changes. The Southern California Metroplex project, set to go live March 2, will convert existing STAR and SID procedures to 21 area airports.

NBAA's First 2017 Regional Forum Breaks Records
The first NBAA Regional Forum of 2017, held at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), set a record for the venue with more than 2,400 attendees, a sold-out exhibit floor and a static display featuring 28 aircraft. "Palm Beach continues to be one of the most important markets for business aviation,” noted Mike Nichols, CAM, NBAA vice president of operational excellence and professional development.

Air Traffic Management Procedures in Place for Super Bowl LI
Those with companies whose business could take them to Houston, TX between Feb. 2-6 will want to familiarize themselves with the FAA’s air traffic procedures NOTAM for the area on those dates due to Super Bowl LI. Arrival and departure reservations arranged through an FBO will be required, and a Special Event TFR is in place on game day, Feb. 5.

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Bob Hoover: Remembering the 'Gentleman Pilot'

Those who met R.A. "Bob" Hoover, who died on Oct. 25 at age 94, quickly learned two important things about him. He made you believe you were the most important person in the room, and you invariably left with a story to tell. "Bob Hoover is clearly recognized by many people as the greatest pilot who ever lived, but he was an even better person," noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about Hoover's life and love of aviation in Business Aviation Insider.

@ERAUBusinessDB   Follow  More Our students were excited to attend @NBAA Reg. Forum at @PBI_Airport yesterday. They had an opportunity to network and build connections