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 Feb. 27, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

U.S. Capitol Building

Podcast: NBAA Members – Ask Lawmakers to Join the Congressional GA Caucuses
A new congressional session is underway, and with it, efforts have started to re-form and add new members to the House and Senate General Aviation Caucuses. That’s where NBAA members can help, by using the association’s online Contact Congress resource to send a message to their lawmakers asking them to join the caucus, which is critical for educating policymakers about the importance of general aviation to citizens, companies and communities across America. “The General Aviation Caucus provides the building blocks for educating members of Congress about our industry’s concerns and policy priorities,” said NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava. NBAA members can use Contact Congress to send an automated letter to their legislator about joining the caucus. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on the GA Caucus.

Tahoe Airport District

Have Questions About Flight Time, Duty, Rest Regs? FAA Now Has Answers, Online
Some NBAA members operating under FAR Part 135 have found the regulations surrounding rest and duty to be a point of contention, but operators seeking the FAA’s formal responses to questions about these regulations can now find them online. The information is available under a searchable link in the Publications section of the online Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS). “This is a welcome addition to the FSIMS,” said Brian Koester, NBAA manager of operations. “Not only will it help inform members about the rules and their interpretation of them, it will clarify their impact on members who may not be fully aware of their how the requirements affect their operation.” Learn more.

Bolen to Highlight Business Aviation's Continued Commitment to NextGen at U.S. Chamber Event
The theme for the 16th annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C., is “technology, innovation and the future of aviation,” and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will use his time at the March 2 forum to highlight the value of business aviation to America’s economy and transportation system, and underscore the industry’s commitment to continuing the progress being made for ATC modernization. “The focus needs to be on how the U.S. transforms its air transportation system, including the adoption of new technology, to allow everyone to participate,” Bolen noted, when discussing aviation system modernization and FAA reauthorization at the chamber’s 2015 summit. Read more.

Fort Worth, TX Regional Forum

New York's JFK Runway Closure Starts Today
A long-term runway construction project at New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK) will begin on Feb. 27. The project takes place in three phases that will extend into late 2017. During certain peak times, ground delay programs for arrivals are likely. Departure delays are also likely during peak periods.

NBAA's Lucas to American Bar Association: ATC Privatization is Not the Answer
Last week, NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Christa Lucas told attendees of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Air & Space Law Update Conference that “ATC privatization is not the answer” to aviation system challenges. “We do not support legislation that would allow the airlines to tell us where and when we could fly and how much it was going to cost,” she said.

Deadline Extended to Participate in NBAA's 2017 Compensation Survey
NBAA has extended the deadline for members to participate in the association’s 2017 Compensation Survey by one week, to Friday, March 3. Conducted annually, the survey provides a review of aviation department personnel salaries and benefits to help member companies better evaluate their flight departments. Participants receive free online access to survey results.

Solar Impulse Chair Bertrand Piccard to Keynote EBACE2017 Opening General Session
Bertrand Piccard, chairman of the Solar Impulse project, and the first to fly a solar-powered aircraft around the world, will motivate attendees at the 22 May Opening General Session of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017). Piccard, along with Solar Impulse’s co-founder Andre Borschberg, and their team, developed the first zero-fuel airplane capable of flying day or night.

Deadline is Tomorrow for NBAA-BACE Education Session Proposals
NBAA's call for speakers for education sessions at the 2017 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which takes place Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas, NV, closes on Feb. 28. Proposals for presentations on topics such as business management, human resources, leadership, aircraft maintenance and facilities operations, and operations are welcomed.

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Updated PBN Roadmap Brings Benefits

The FAA recently issued its updated 15-year roadmap showing how and when performance based navigation (PBN) procedures will be deployed across the National Airspace System (NAS), as the agency moves toward full implementation of the NextGen ATC network. The upcoming air traffic management transition offers many benefits to controllers and operators alike, including greater efficiency and flexibility. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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