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 Dec. 11, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues

NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues
As tax reform legislation moves forward, NBAA continues its advocacy work, and urges association members to contact Congress on aviation-related issues included in the larger tax reform bills. Issues impacting business aviation include: immediate expensing, like-kind exchanges and taxes applicable to aircraft management companies. The next step for the legislation is the conference process, during which the House and Senate resolve differences in the respective bills. “NBAA will be actively working on this issue during the conference process,” said Scott O’Brien, NBAA’s senior director of government affairs. Learn more.


Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity
Recent changes at Geneva Airport are expected to optimize efficiency and capacity for all stakeholders, including those in business aviation. The changes involve modifications to the slot-application process, which increase availability, and planned construction on the airport, which will increase capacity when concluded in 2019. “These changes will benefit business aviation operations, increase efficiencies and add capacity at Geneva Airport, which is all good news for our industry,” said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs. Learn more about the changes at Geneva Airport.

Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes
As the end of 2017 draws near, NBAA takes a look back at some of the most popular Flight Plan podcasts of the year. Discussing the complexity of state taxes in the purchase, sale or license of an aircraft, Jordan Miller, of CenterPoint Aviation Law, noted it’s important to be aware that each state has its own tax laws regarding aviation. Miller recommended making sure the aircraft is appropriately registered in the owner’s home state, investigating places the aircraft regularly flies and the types of taxes those states impose and keeping detailed documentation of trips. Learn more in this encore edition of NBAA Flight Plan.


New, Revised Southern California Metroplex Changes Now in Effect
The Southern California Metroplex Project continues with one new SID for LAX, two revised SIDs for LAX and VNY and a revised STAR for LAX. There are no significant ATC traffic management initiatives expected with the new and revised procedures.

Phoenix Airport Closes Runway 8/26 for Repairs
Due to the repair of faulty concrete panels, Runway 8/26 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) will be closed Jan. 8 to Feb. 21. As a result of the runway closure, the airport will be operating with lowered arrival and departure rates, which may result in delays.

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Pro-Aviation Legislation Fares Well Around the Nation in 2017

State laws governing the aviation industry can have a significant impact on business aviation, so throughout the year NBAA's six regional representatives work with local aviation groups and other stakeholders advocating on behalf of the industry. "During the states' legislative session, we are usually involved in dozens of legislative efforts," said Steve Hadley, NBAA's director of regional programs and Southwest regional representative. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@JasonEWhite - More ATC privatization would be a big win for airlines, but loss for most everyone else. @NBAA