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NBAA Continues Legal Efforts to Preserve Access to SMO

NBAA Continues Legal Efforts to Preserve Access to SMO
NBAA has filed its final brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the legality of the unprecedented settlement agreement reached earlier this year between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, CA over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The Nov. 13 filing – the final one the association will file with the court on the matter – responds to the FAA’s and the city’s challenges to NBAA’s initial arguments about the agreement. "It is important that NBAA lead the industry's challenge to an agreement that contradicts decades of established FAA policy that SMO be kept open and accessible," said Alex Gertsen, NBAA's director of airports and ground infrastructure. Learn the latest news about SMO.


NBAA Asks FAA: Hit 'Pause' Button on Proposed IAP Cancellations
In light of recent FMS software glitches that required manufacturers to pull thousands of approaches from their databases, NBAA is asking the FAA to pause implementation of its proposed policy on cancellation of certain instrument approach procedures (IAPs) – specifically circling approaches and circling approach minima. Learn more about the proposed IAP cancellations.

Podcast: Business Pilot Retention in Focus
NBAA's Business Aviation Management Committee recently conducted research to determine why some business pilots have left the industry for the airlines, and they found the reason was because "the airlines are hiring like crazy," said the committee's Chris Broyhill, CAM, vice president of consulting at The Mente Group. The good news is that the business aviation industry has many good reasons for workers to stay, and there are several steps companies can take to retain their seasoned talent. Learn more in this edition of NBAA Flight Plan podcast.


NBAA Invites Participation in Safety Survey, Now Open
NBAA's Safety Committee has opened its annual Business Aviation Safety Survey, a wide-ranging look at the industry's safety culture. The committee encourages business aviation professionals of all roles and responsibilities to provide their feedback, which will guide the committee's work throughout the next year.

Deadline Approaching for UAS Integration Pilot Program Applicants
Business aviation stakeholders must sign up by Nov. 28 if they wish to participate in a new collaborative program exploring local concepts to assist the FAA with integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System.

Thanksgiving Holiday Route Requirements Released Between the Northeast, Florida
The FAA announced plans to handle the increased air traffic demand along the East Coast for the 2017-18 holiday season. In an effort to minimize delays, the U.S. military will again be opening portions of the VACAPES airspace off the mid-Atlantic coast. NBAA also encourages those flying to Southeast Florida to review all NOTAMs regarding TFRs – especially those likely to be active while the president is at his Palm Beach home.

Nightly Runway Closure at San Diego Airport Through Fall 2018
Due to a runway rehabilitation project at San Diego International Airport (SAN), Runway 9/27 will be closed nightly through Oct. 26, 2018, Monday through Saturday between midnight and 5 a.m. local time. As this is the only runway at SAN, fixed-wing operations will not be allowed during the closure.

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Single-person aviation operations are not the only ones that employ contract pilots. If a pilot does not want to be alone in the cockpit, they must interview, evaluate and sign up a temporary second-in-command. Get tips for finding a contract pilot for the right seat in the latest Business Aviation Insider.

@NoPlaneNoGain - Today is #STEMDay + the No Plane No Gain campaign, jointly sponsored by @NBAA and @GAManufacturers, promotes the value of business aviation in supporting high-skill career paths, like those in STEM-related professions. #BizAvWorks

Nov. 29, 2017 Nevada Business Aviation Assn. Educational Program
Dec. 4, 2017 Southern California Aviation Assn. Safety SHARE Roundtable
Dec. 7, 2017 Tampa Bay Aviation Assn. Holiday Event
Dec. 7, 2017 Greater Washington Business Aviation Assn. Annual Holiday Event
Dec. 7, 2017 Southern California Aviation Assn. Holiday Event and Toy Drive
Dec. 7, 2017 Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Assn. Annual Meeting & Holiday Social