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In this Issue: NBAA says ATC privatization gives airlines control, at a cost to general aviation and more.
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 May 22, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA: FAA Remains Appropriate Authority Over Drone-Use Policies

NBAA: ATC Privatization Gives Airlines Control, at a Cost to General Aviation
In written testimony provided in conjunction with a May 17 hearing about ATC privatization, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reminded lawmakers that the concept could allow the nation’s big airlines to obtain sweeping authority over the U.S. aviation system, at a cost to the citizens, businesses and towns that depend on general aviation. “We simply cannot risk turning over the system to a private board beyond the reach of Congress,” Bolen said. Read Bolen’s full written testimony.

Aircraft Specialties

NBAA Has Best Practices for Calculating Runway Landing Distance
What’s the safest way to calculate runway-landing distance while reflecting real-world pilot and airplane performance? It depends on whether you are a Part 91, Part 135 or a Part 135-eligible on-demand operator. “NBAA encourages operators and pilots to become familiar with the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix and use the updated terminology to report runway conditions,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president of regulatory and international affairs. Learn more about calculating runway landing distances.

Podcast: The Importance of Monitoring Your Oxygen in Unpressurized Aircraft
Do you spend a lot of time flying unpressurized aircraft at high altitudes? If so, it’s important to monitor your oxygen levels. Alex Gertsen, NBAA’s director of airports and ground infrastructure, is also a pilot, and said he uses supplemental oxygen in flight and counts on a pulse oximeter to measure his oxygen levels. “It’s your health, your life on the line when you’re at those high-altitude levels,” Gertsen said. Look for an article on the topic in the July/August 2017 edition of Business Aviation Insider magazine, and hear more about the subject in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.


Maneuvering Area Remains in Effect During Remote Tower Testing at Leesburg
A mobile air traffic control tower will be operating at Virginia’s Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) this summer, requiring operators flying under both VFR and IFR conditions to contact the tower. The remote tower concept uses a variety of high-definition cameras and sensors to enable controllers in a remote facility to serve airports without a tower.

What Should Your Flight Department's Mission Statement Say? NBAA Has Three Tips
An aviation operation’s mission statement can codify what it stands for, giving internal and external parties the opportunity to consider why the operation exists and its value to the successful execution of the company’s goals. A new resource from NBAA’s Small Flight Department Subcommittee, “Managing the Business of a Flight Department: Crafting an Effective Mission Statement,” provides expert advice on this topic.

Primary Runway Closure at Denver's Centennial Airport to Begin May 30
Runway 17L/35R at Denver’s Centennial Airport (APA) will be closed between May 30 and July 6, due to a major construction project. Runways 17R/35L and 10/28 will be available during the closure. ATC traffic management initiatives are expected during the closure.

Aviation Day Event Highlights Value of General Aviation in Massachusetts
The economic value that general aviation brings to Massachusetts was front and center at Aviation on the Hill Day, which was held May 16 in Boston. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Airport Management Association, the event brings together aviation advocates from around the state and dozens of state legislators and their staff.

EBACE2017 Online Newsroom Has Videos, Photos and Show Highlights
The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) is now open. Sponsored by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association, EBACE2017 brings together 13,000 business aviation professionals, hundreds of exhibitors and a static display with more than 50 aircraft. View our website for the latest news, videos and photos from EBACE2017.

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Effective December 2017, aircraft flying between FL350 and FL390 in the newly named "NAT High Level" airspace over the North Atlantic must be equipped with CPDLC, which enables text-based messaging with ATC, and ADS-C, which enables airplanes to transmit position data. Collectively, these datalink capabilities are known as the Future Air Navigation System, or FANS 1/A. Review how to comply with FANS 1/A equipment requirements in Business Aviation Insider.

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