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 Dec. 25, 2017 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Applauds Final Compromise Language in Congressional Tax Legislation

NBAA Applauds Final Passage of Historic Tax Reform Legislation
NBAA last week hailed final congressional passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes provisions NBAA has long championed on behalf of general aviation. “The tax legislation passed by Congress includes key provisions, such as immediate expensing for new and used equipment, which NBAA has advocated for, and will directly lead to growth for the general aviation industry,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the tax bill and how it supports business aviation.


FAA Cautions Pilots: Active Runways Carry of High Risk of Runway Incursions
A recent FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) warns pilots of the risk of runway incursions and potential collisions on the first two-thirds of an active runway. “To mitigate the risk of runway incursions, flight department managers, instructors and others involved in pilot and airport ground vehicle operator training should ensure all training programs discuss runway incursion prevention,” said Mark Larsen, CAM, NBAA’s senior manager of safety and flight operations. Learn more about the SAFO.

Shortened SMO Runway May Affect Airport Noise Readings
NBAA urges aircraft operators using California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) to report any noise level warnings and violations they may receive once the airport reopens with a shortened runway. SMO closed to all traffic Dec. 12 for the runway reduction project, which shortens Runway 3/21 to 3,500 feet. Following the reduction, aircraft flying standard departures will pass over the noise monitors at lower altitudes, resulting in measured noise levels possibly exceeding the city’s 95 decibel limit. Those with concerns should contact Alex Gertsen, NBAA director of airports and ground infrastructure, at (202) 737-4477 or email Read more about the latest at SMO.


NBAA Supports Bill to Create FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board
Rep. Elizabeth Esty recently introduced legislation allowing the FAA to establish a new Women in Aviation Advisory Board. “I commend Congresswoman Esty for recognizing the need for women to have greater representation in aviation,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The board would fill an important need.”

NBAA's New Business Aircraft Value Checklist Shows: 'No Plane, No Gain'
Because passengers can provide valuable information on how traveling by business aircraft helps them do their job better, NBAA has designed an in-flight checklist that can be used to gather data to better inform shareholders and others about how a business aircraft helps their organization succeed.

NBAA Federal Excise Tax Guide Updated With 2018 Figures
The IRS has released inflation adjustments to certain air transportation taxes effective for calendar year 2018. The domestic segment fee has increased to $4.10, the international head tax has increased to $18.00 and the Alaska/Hawaii departure tax has increased to $9.00, while the percentage property tax for persons remains 7.5 percent and for property remains 6.25 percent.

FAA Publishes Air Traffic Management Procedures for 2018 Super Bowl
Those whose business could take them to the Minneapolis, MN, area Jan. 31-Feb. 5 will want to familiarize themselves with the FAA’s air traffic procedures NOTAM for the area on those dates. The FAA has published an air traffic management procedures NOTAM outlining air traffic management plans for Minneapolis-area airports for Super Bowl LII scheduled for Feb. 4.

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The ADS-B Deadline is Coming: What Do Operators Need to Know?Business Aviation Insider 
The ADS-B Deadline is Coming: What Do Operators Need to Know?

The Dec. 31, 2019 deadline for installing ADS-B capabilities is approaching, and experts warn as the deadline gets closer the cost for installation is expected to increase, while repair shop availability decreases. "When you factor in the time and manpower required, it's pretty clear that we'll be facing a significant crunch as the deadline nears," said Ed Hillman, with Mid-Ohio Aviation. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

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