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 Sept. 25, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NEXA Study Press Release

New Study Reaffirms: Business Aviation Key to Success for Well-Managed Companies
NBAA today welcomed a new study of S&P 500 companies reaffirming that the use of business aviation is the sign of a well-managed enterprise among America’s best-managed and most well-respected companies. “This report reaffirms what study after study, from one decade to the next, has repeatedly found: smart entrepreneurs and companies understand the value of business aviation in making them more efficient, productive, nimble and competitive,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The study, “Business Aviation and Top Performing Companies, 2017,” is the sixth completed for the No Plane No Gain initiative by NEXA Advisors, LLC. Read more about the NEXA study.


Podcast: General Aviation Advocate Debunks Myths About ATC System
Advocates for privatizing ATC say the aviation system is mired in the past, but long-time aviation blogger Ron Rapp, an experienced Part 91 and 135 operator, recently debunked this myth in a blog post titled “The Big Lie: ATC Stuck in the 1960s.” He asserts, “What’s being used today by air traffic control is light years ahead of what they had in the 80s, let alone the 1960s.” Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast to hear NBAA’s interview with Rapp.

Leaders and Legends to Headline NBAA Convention's Opening Session
An outstanding lineup of aviation industry leaders and legends will be featured speakers at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) Opening General Session on Oct. 10. At the session, held on the show’s exhibit floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center, attendees will hear from Rep. Dina Titus (D-1-NV), FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, newly confirmed NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt and famed NASA Apollo 13 commander, Capt. James A. Lovell. Learn more about the speakers at the NBAA-BACE opening session.


Flying Pioneer Shaesta Waiz Encourages Support for STEM Careers
Inspiring children around the world was an honor, Shaesta Waiz told attendees last week at a regional meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Washington, DC. But now that her around-the-world solo flight is complete, she has bigger plans. “I’ve learned that it’s great to inspire, but we also need to empower,” Waiz said. Also during her Washington, DC visit, NBAA presented Waiz with its Silk Scarf Award for her accomplishments.

NBAA Welcomes Nomination of Bruce Landsberg to Serve on NTSB
NBAA last week applauded the White House’s announcement that it would nominate aviation safety expert Bruce Landsberg to serve on the National Transportation Safety Board. Landsberg is the former president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Institute, and currently serves as the senior safety adviser for the organization.

3 Ways Regional Groups Can Connect Students With Careers at NBAA-BACE
Industry events like NBAA-BACE offer regional business aviation groups several ways to connect students with business aviation career opportunities. In fact, groups like the Arizona Business Aviation Association are already using NBAA-BACE to show students the wide range of career opportunities in business aviation.

The Connection Zone Provides Networking Opportunities at NBAA-BACE
Given the success of its debut last year, this year’s Connection Zone – where industry people will network and connect with NBAA committee volunteers and operations staff during NBAA-BACE – will offer an expanded schedule of events.

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