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 March 6, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

At U.S. Chamber Event, Bolen Highlights GA's Value, Commitment to NextGen

At U.S. Chamber Event, Bolen Highlights GA's Value, Commitment to 'NextGen'
In an address before an annual “Aviation Summit” hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week reminded a gathering of Washington, DC aviation policy leaders of general aviation community’s importance to the nation’s economy and transportation network, its long-standing investment in aviation technologies, and its continuing commitment to the development of a NextGen aviation system. “We have a long history with innovation and technology, and we play an essential role in communities everywhere,” Bolen said. Read more about Bolen’s remarks.


New NBAA Safety Initiative Focuses on Loss of Control Prevention
The NBAA Safety Committee has launched a new program featuring loss of control inflight (LOC-I) prevention resources for pilots of all experience levels. NBAA’s new, online resource page includes informational videos, a visual guide to key LOC-I topics and an extensive list of available online training, regulatory and academic resource centers. Between 2001 and 2011, more than 40 percent of fixed-wing general aviation fatal accidents occurred because pilots lost control of their aircraft. Learn more about the new LOC-I resources.

NBAA Welcomes Bipartisan Senators’ Letter Opposing ATC Privatization
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week welcomed a bipartisan letter from Senate Appropriations Committee leaders opposing plans for creating a privatized ATC system. Also last week, NBAA welcomed a letter sent by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, in support of her call, issued during her confirmation hearings, for a “national discussion” regarding modernization of the nation's ATC system. Read about the letter to Chao, and the letter from Senate Appropriations Committee leaders opposing ATC privatization.

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Altitude Deviations Reported by ATC on Teterboro Airport’s ILS Runway 6 Approach
New York TRACON has reported several instances of pilot deviations for aircraft on New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) ILS Runway 6 approach. The approach has a required altitude of 1,500 feet at DANDY. Air traffic control typically will call 5 miles from DANDY, cross at 1,500 feet, cleared for the ILS 6 approach.

Bolen Challenges News Report About Collegiate Business Aviation Use
On Feb. 20, newspapers around the country printed an Associated Press (AP) report: “Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes,” which missed the point about why many colleges, like many companies, value business aviation. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen promptly responded, with a letter clarifying the reasons business aviation benefits colleges in a letter sent to newspapers that published the AP story.

NBAA Welcomes Virginia’s New, Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Policy
NBAA last week applauded a measure passed by the Virginia legislature to exempt aircraft parts and maintenance from sales and use tax. The bill, HB 1738, was recently passed by the state Senate, following its earlier passage by the House with overwhelming support. The legislation now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature.

Podcast: NBAA’s PDP Courses Help Industry Professionals Ascend in Their Careers
NBAA hosts more than a dozen Professional Development Program (PDP) courses each year, with the next one set for March 17 in Atlanta, GA, focusing on aviation security. The workshops are a must for anyone looking to attain management roles, said NBAA PDP Project Manager Tyler Austin.

Business Aviation’s Value in Spotlight as Hawaiian Lawmakers Form Aviation Caucus
Hawaii recently became the 29th state to form a dedicated legislative aviation caucus when lawmakers took part in the inaugural meeting of the bipartisan Hawaii Aviation Caucus. "We look forward to working with legislators in Hawaii to support business aviation access to Hawaii's state-owned and operated airports," said NBAA Western Regional Representative Stacy Howard.

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Flying to Cuba: Reservations Required

Interest in business travel to Cuba is soaring, but the logistics can still be challenging. The most important element of planning a business trip to Cuba is having a valid local "host" who serves as a sponsor for the visit. "You can't say, 'I'm going there to drum up business' like we do in America," said Wheels Up Founding Partner Justin Firestone. Read more about planning a business flight to Cuba in Business Aviation Insider.

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