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 Sept. 18, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA, Other Aviation Groups Urge Congress: Strip ATC Privatization From FAA Bill

NBAA, Other Aviation Groups Urge Congress: Strip ATC Privatization From FAA Bill
Five general aviation organizations, including NBAA, last week sent a letter urging transportation leaders in Congress to strip a controversial proposal to privatize the nation’s ATC system from a pending FAA reauthorization bill. “We urge you to move away from this divisive air traffic control proposal...and work toward passing bipartisan, consensus driven FAA reauthorization legislation so we can move our country forward,” the letter stated. Read more about the GA groups’ letter.


Famed Military Aviators Join Growing Chorus of Opposition to H.R. 2997
NBAA welcomes six legendary military heroes who are among the latest voices to oppose ATC privatization. The acclaimed aviators – former team commanders with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration teams – are featured in a recent video forcefully expressing opposition to ATC privatization, and encouraging American citizens to speak out against this controversial legislation. Learn more.

NBAA Supports Rule Change to Remove RVSM LOA
NBAA supports a proposed rule change that would eliminate the need for operators to obtain a special authorization for operations in reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace. The NPRM states that qualified ADS-B Out equipped aircraft will no longer need to apply for a letter of authorization or operations specification. The new policy will take effect once the rule is finalized. Review the NPRM.


Bolen Tells State Aviation Officials: ATC Privatization Is Not Modernization
There is “a bright line of distinction” separating the need to modernize the nation's ATC system and airline-supported calls to privatize ATC services, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said last week as he spoke at the 86th annual convention of the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

FAA Realigns Flight Standards for Consistency, Agility
The FAA recently began a service-oriented effort to change the culture of its Flight Standards organization. The Future of Flight Standards aims to facilitate critical thinking and consistency to better serve aviation safety. “We hope the FAA's reorganization will address industry challenges, such as siloed and inconsistent interpretations of regulations and policies,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president of regulatory and international affairs.

At NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), education and networking sessions are the core events that help develop and retain the young professionals (YoPros) who are business aviation’s future leaders. An education session, “Generation Next: Developing Future Aviation Leaders,” is set for Tuesday, Oct. 10, and will focus on mentoring programs, a proven method of developing and sustaining their aviation aspirations.

NBAA Tax Conference Brings Real-World Issues to Life
Tax planning may seem abstract, but it comes down to the real-world use of the aircraft: Where is the aircraft flown? Who’s onboard? Why are they traveling? That’s why experts will focus on practical applications at the NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference this year in Las Vegas, NV, taking place Oct. 8-9, prior to the start of NBAA-BACE.

Podcast: Business Aviation Teams Up to Help With Hurricane Recovery Efforts
In August, Sky Hope Founder Robin Eissler and Patient AirLift Services Executive Director Eileen Minogue combined their efforts in using business aviation to help those in need. “Shortly after we did that merger we were faced with Hurricane Harvey, and it was our first opportunity to respond,” noted Eissler. “We’re always open to figuring out how we can better serve and use aviation as an opportunity to open up access to those in need,” said Minogue.

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@NASAO1931 - @NBAA Presidents Paul Rinaldi and Ed Bolen talk #ATC reform w/ the states @ NASAO's 86th Annual Conference