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In this Issue: General aviation groups stand united against ATC privatization and more.
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 July 3, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

Oppose ATC Privatization

In Letter, General Aviation Groups Stand United Against ATC Privatization
NBAA last week joined with more than 30 general aviation (GA) groups in signing a letter to Congress opposing House legislation for privatizing the nation’s ATC system. In the letter, the GA groups conclude that the plan to privatize ATC outlined in H.R.2997 “will produce uncertainty and unintended consequences without achieving the desired outcomes.” The GA groups’ letter goes on to emphasize: “With strong bipartisan opposition in both the House and Senate to remove air traffic control operations from the FAA, we believe efforts should focus on developing a long-term FAA reauthorization that creates the stability and funding necessary and that can reach the president’s desk for signature.” Read more about the groups' letter to Congress.


Bolen Challenges Syndicated Columnist's ATC-Privatization Claims
When media figure John Stossel penned a recent opinion piece promoting ATC privatization, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was quick to respond, with a letter he sent to every newspaper publishing Stossel’s syndicated column. "Let’s be clear: a privatized ATC represents nothing less than a giveaway of the nation’s aviation assets, worth billions in taxpayer dollars, to a new, private entity, that will essentially be governed by an airline-centric board," Bolen said in a letter published June 29 in the Daily Press. Read Bolen's letter in its entirety.

Point of Impact: Business Aviation Unites in Battling ATC Privatization
Individuals and groups across the business aviation community are mobilizing against House ATC privatization bill H.R.2997, and urging countless others to do so. In the coming weeks, NBAA will highlight these advocacy efforts, starting with Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International. Read Barden’s message to her contact database.


Podcast: Mayors Nationwide Oppose ATC Privatization
Smaller airports are lifelines for communities, which is why about 100 mayors across the country, like Pullman, WA Mayor Glenn Johnson, earlier this year signed a letter to Congress opposing ATC privatization. “Under the Federal Aviation Administration, everybody [gets] treated equally; under a privatized system, I don’t see that happening,” he said Hear the full story in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan.

NBAA FERMS Provides Framework for Measuring Reliability of Business Aircraft
The NBAA Forum for Enhanced Reliability and Maintainability Standards (FERMS) provides a framework for measuring the reliability of business aircraft. Strict formulas and definitions describe these measures in terms of dispatch reliability and operational availability. To use these formulas, operators should track relevant maintenance events for their aircraft.

NBAA-BACE Static Displays of Aircraft Nearly Sold Out
With less than four months to go before the start of the 2017 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), space is rapidly filling up throughout the show's two static display areas. In addition to a wide range of fixed-wing aircraft on display at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), more than a dozen light business aircraft and rotorcraft will also be featured at the indoor static display at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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