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NBAA's 2017 Convention Concludes as a Strong, Meaningful Show

NBAA's 2017 Convention Concludes as a Strong, Meaningful Show
NBAA last week brought to a close its 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which highlighted the strength of the industry, the host community of Las Vegas and the association. “This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends. We saw the launch of exciting new products, and we brought a citywide convention to Las Vegas, which the city welcomed with open arms.” Watch an NBAA TV report about the show and read more about NBAA-BACE.


Industry Presents United Voice Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE
At NBAA-BACE, leaders of six influential general aviation advocacy groups delivered a powerful message of united opposition against H.R. 2997, the FAA funding reauthorization bill before the U.S. House of Representatives that includes a controversial provision to strip congressional oversight of the nation’s ATC system and replace it with a private board dominated by powerful airline interests. “We are always stronger together,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “And when we work together, then our voice is heard in Washington.” Read more.

NBAA Welcomes Temporary Injunction Halting SMO Runway Length Reduction
NBAA last week welcomed the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) halting planned construction to reduce the length of the sole runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). In the TRO, the judge determined the plaintiffs would "likely prevail at trial on the merits of their claim," noting their challenge raised valid safety concerns over the city's ongoing effort to shorten SMO's runway. Read more about the TRO.


NBAA-BACE Reflects the Perseverance of an Industry, and a Great American City
NBAA’s annual convention always represents the coming together of a large and diverse community to demonstrate the industry’s strength. That theme carried added poignancy at the Opening General Session of NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, just nine days following the shooting that claimed 58 lives, and injured nearly 500 others.

Round-the-World Pilot Shaesta Waiz Motivates Students at NBAA Career Day
Pilot Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to complete a solo flight around the world in a single-engine aircraft, welcomed students from around the globe and highlighted multiple job paths within the industry during NBAA’s Careers in Business Aviation Day. "This is an amazing opportunity," she said. "I'm so excited for all of you to go out on the show floor, see what the industry is all about, visit all the [exhibit] booths and see all the amazing aircraft on display."

Kelly Brothers Inspire at NBAA-BACE Session Honoring Aviation Heroes
The second day of NBAA-BACE featured a series of heroes and legends, including twin brother astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, who shared compelling accounts of their storied careers. The essential message of the Kellys’ tag-team presentation was that taking on difficult challenges can be rewarding. Scott Kelly asserted that “continuing to do the hard things is the best gift we can continue to give our children and grandchildren.”

FAA Regulator Explains the Future of Flight Standards
John Duncan, executive director of the FAA’s Flight Standards Service, was the featured presenter at the Meet the Regulators session at NBAA-BACE. Duncan’s discussion focused primarily on the recent reorganization of the Flight Standards Divisions, an initiative known as the Future of Flight Standards (FFS). The FFS initiative is in part the result of the Consistency and Standardization Aviation Rulemaking Committee.

NBAA's National Safety Forum Tackles Pressing Safety Topics
NBAA’s third annual National Safety Forum focused on three of the NBAA Safety Committee’s 2017 top safety focus areas: fitness for duty, airport and ground handling safety, and loss of control inflight. The half-day event, held on the last day of NBAA-BACE, sought to provide not only information, but also practical tools designed to enhance the safety of business aviation operations.

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- If you don't push limits, you'll never know how high you can go. Enjoyed sharing #leadership lessons w @ShuttleCDRKelly at #NBAA17 today!