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 Dec. 18, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Applauds Final Compromise Language in Congressional Tax Legislation

NBAA Applauds Final Compromise Language in Congressional Tax Legislation
NBAA last week expressed support for the final version of tax legislation agreed to by House and Senate conference negotiators, specifically pointing to provisions that will help general aviation, which the NBAA has worked hard for years to achieve. “We are pleased with the final tax legislation that emerged from negotiations between the House and Senate,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “For example, providing immediate expensing for new and used equipment, including business aircraft, was a priority for NBAA and will help provide the tools necessary to grow our economy.” Learn more.


NBAA: House Bill Strengthens General Aviation Security
NBAA welcomes the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of legislation that would both strengthen and streamline security for general aviation and charter operators. The House approved the Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017' (H.R. 3669) on Dec. 11. “We applaud Rep. Estes for introducing this important legislation,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the bill.

New NBAA Resource Underscores Industry's Emphasis on Ethics in Business Aviation Transactions
NBAA has published a new guidance statement, “Ethical Business Aviation Transactions,” outlining best practices for ethical transactions between buyers and sellers of business aircraft products and services. “Business aviation has always had a strong ethical culture, with regard to transactions and a host of other matters,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “This statement underscores our industry’s emphasis on this priority, while also providing basic, practical considerations when it comes to business aviation transactions.” Read more about the guidance statement.


Rockwell Collins to Restore Database Instrument Approaches
Rockwell Collins has developed a solution that will restore more than 10,000 instrument approaches to its software database, the company told NBAA and other industry stakeholders last week. This update will restore approaches that were removed due to software issues affecting low-temperature environments and manual altitude entries during missed approaches.

Encore Podcast: What Should Your Company Know Before Starting Drone Operations?
As 2017 draws to a close, NBAA looks back at the year’s most popular podcasts, including one from June 12, detailing how unmanned aircraft systems are increasingly being added to the stable of technology that companies use to better serve their customers. For American Family Insurance, for example, drones are used for assessment, underwriting assistance and more.

NBAA Salutes Regional Representative Dean Saucier for 17 Years of Service
Dean Saucier, NBAA’s Northeast regional representative, will retire from the association at the end of 2017, after 17 years of service. Since joining NBAA as one of the association’s first regional representatives, Saucier has been at the forefront of advocacy leadership on behalf of business aviation in some of the most challenging areas in the United States, including New York, while effectively covering a large and diverse region that runs from Maine to Pennsylvania.

Friedman Memorial Airport Publishes Winter Season Air Traffic Procedures
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), which serves Sun Valley, ID, has released air traffic procedures that provide guidelines for operating in and out of the airport during the upcoming winter season. The guidelines include structured arrival routes, noise curfew information and a VFR climb procedure that could reduce delays during periods of peak departure demand.

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