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 April 10, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update

PBI Businesses Severely Impacted by POTUS TFRs
Operations at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) have been adversely impacted by President Trump’s frequent travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort. PBI has become the home base for Air Force One when the president is in town – which has been many weekends since the inauguration in January. “Our aviation revenue is off by about 50 percent,” said Wayne Garner, president of Big Sky Aviation, a PBI-based maintenance company. Read more about the impact on POTUS TFRs.

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BWI, SFO the Latest Airports to Implement Runway Status Lights
Pilots operating at 20 U.S. airports should be aware of a new, red-light system rolled out to improve runway safety and mitigate runway incursions. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) and San Francisco International (SFO) are the latest airports to implement runway status lights (RWSLs). “RWSLs are embedded in the pavement of runways and taxiways and provide a second layer of protection,” said Jim Fee, FAA’s manager of runway safety. Read more about RWSLs.

White House Continues to Focus on ATC Privatization
Following its March 16 release of a “skinny budget” signaling support for the creation of a privatized ATC system, the White House last week discussed infrastructure issues with dozens of CEOs, prompting one administration official to call ATC privatization “the single most exciting thing we can do.” The comment illustrates the continuing commitment by the White House to pursuing ATC privatization, a concept that has long been a concern for NBAA and a host of other organizations, as recently demonstrated by a joint letter NBAA and 15 other aviation groups sent to congressional transportation leaders. Read the letter.


Congressman Abraham Concerned About White House Support for ATC Privatization
Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-5-LA), a pilot who has flown both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, urged White House officials to reconsider the administration’s apparent decision to seek privatization of the nation’s ATC system. In his April 6 letter to the president, Abraham expressed “deep concern over the detrimental effects that privatization would have on the National Airspace System (NAS).”

EASA Allows Single-Engine Commercial Night Ops
Engine reliability, crew training, onboard equipment requirements and flight planning will be essential ingredients for single-engine turbine aircraft operators that want to take advantage of EASA’s newly published commercial air transport operations for night or instrument meteorological condition. The new rule recently became effective, and EASA will conduct a workshop in July.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for NBAA Kern Professionalism Award
NBAA annually accepts nominations for the Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which recognizes individual aviation professionals who have demonstrated outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of safety in the business aviation industry. Nominations for this year’s award are due by May 31.

Podcast: A Different Way for Business Aviators to Manage Risk
Bob Gould, of Bravo Golf Aviation, has developed a practical way to look at risk management, and it starts with a simple question: “What would happen if…?” In other words, he said, aviation personnel can ask themselves if they did or didn’t perform a certain function, what would the outcome be? Gould will speak on this topic next month at a Professional Development Program course on risk management.

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