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 May 8, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

Congress Boosts Aviation Investment, Highlights ATC Privatization Concerns

Congress Boosts Aviation Investment, Highlights ATC Privatization Concerns
NBAA last week welcomed congressional passage of legislation that increases funding for the FAA and reaffirms concerns over privatization of the ATC system. The bill provides funding for the FAA’s operational, capital and research programs over last year’s amount, and above the president's request. Additionally, the legislation affirms the opposition from the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to ATC privatization. Read more about the legislation.

Aircraft Specialties

NBAA Responds to Appeals Court's May 4 Order in SMO Petition Case
NBAA last week responded to an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, related to the association’s recent challenge to an agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, which would restrict or prohibit aviation access to Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The order, which affirms the need for a review on the merits of the agreement, prompted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to note that, “Clearly, the court holds steadfast on the need for a thorough and fair hearing about this unprecedented situation.” Read more about the court’s SMO order.

NBAA and NTSB Agree: PIREP Stakeholders Need to Be More Active
The NTSB recently released a report that echoes NBAA’s position that pilots, dispatchers and air traffic controllers need to be more active in sharing information about weather conditions so pilot reports (PIREPs) can help improve aviation safety. John Kosak, weather project manager at NBAA Air Traffic Services, said NBAA urges its members to actively participate in the generation and distribution of PIREPs. Read more about PIREPs.


Boston's Logan Runway Construction Project Begins May 15
A runway construction project at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) begins May 15. The project to repave and rehabilitate runway 4R/22L will last through early September, with a full runway closure planned between May 15 and June 23. Air traffic delays are possible during the construction project.

Maintenance TRACS Scholarships Assist the Future of Business Aviation
The NBAA Maintenance Committee makes it a priority to bring new people into their sector of the industry through the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) program. This year, nearly 40 individuals received awards, and more than $35,000 was raised toward future scholarships. Read what some of this year’s winners said about the program and the business aviation industry.

Podcast: NBAA Has Resources Members Need for Success
Whether looking for operational assistance, use-policy tips or risk management solutions, NBAA has resources to help members with their needs in running their company or operating aircraft. Some of the association’s most popular resources include: Reducing Business Aviation Runway Excursions, the Business Aircraft Use Policy Guide and the Risk Management Guide for Single-Pilot Light Business Aircraft.

Business Aircraft Financing: Europe's Changing Landscape
What are the opportunities and challenges ahead for business aircraft financing in Europe? As some banks leave the market and non-bank lenders fill the gap, aircraft financiers and others involved in aircraft transactions can be ready to respond to changing landscape by hearing from experts at the International Aircraft Transactions Seminar, held on May 21, prior to the start of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017).

Former NBAA Safety Committee Chair Receives Flight Safety Foundation Award
Steve Charbonneau, former NBAA Safety Committee Chair, last week received the Flight Safety Foundation’s (FSF’s) Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award at the annual Business Aviation Safety Summit. FSF presented him the award, which recognizes outstanding service and contributions to business aviation safety.

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New Convective Weather Tool for Business Aircraft OperatorsBusiness Aviation Insider 
New Convective Weather Tool Available for Business Aircraft Operators

With summer weather approaching, operators can rely on a new convective weather tool for help in anticipating where thunderstorms may impact air traffic flows and where traffic management initiatives may be implemented. The National Weather Service's new Traffic Flow Management Convective Forecast provides a more accurate and timely representation of forecasted convective weather than its predecessor. Learn more in NBAA's Navigator section of Business Aviation Insider.

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