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 Jan. 8, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Launching New Business Aviation Mentoring Program

NBAA Launching New Business Aviation Mentoring Program
NBAA is implementing the first phase of a mentoring program, matching industry veterans with those wanting to explore opportunities in business aviation. The first class includes a diverse group, according to Brian Koester, NBAA’s manager of operations – “college students looking to find their way into a business aviation career, people already in the industry looking to make a step up, people at a crossroads in their career trying to decide if they want to stay on the path they’re on.” Learn more about NBAA’s new mentoring program.

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Point of Impact: Runway Reduction Negatively Impacts Santa Monica Airport Users, Tenants
The 10-day closing of California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) had ramifications for operators throughout the business aviation community, and those effects will linger now that the airport has reopened with a shorter runway. "December is normally a very busy time for us, but December 2017 was very different," said Rymann Winter, owner of SMO-based Proteus Air Services. “I would estimate the runway closure cost us at least $25,000 in lost revenue." Read more about the impact of the SMO runway shortening.

NBAA Thanks FAA Administrator Huerta for Distinguished Public Service
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week commended FAA Administrator Michael Huerta for his dedicated service and commitment to aviation safety. “Under his stewardship, the agency has shown demonstrable progress in implementing NextGen, to ensure America’s continued global leadership in aviation; rewriting Part 23 certification standards to ensure the safety and affordability of small aircraft; and laying the groundwork for the safe introduction of unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System,” said Bolen. Read more about Huerta.


Industry Committee Presents Security Recommendations to TSA
The Aviation Security Advisory Committee has made more than a dozen recommendations for improving general aviation security programs. Most relevant to NBAA members are recommendations that would allow access to restricted areas under certain circumstances, scaling standard security programs for general aviation’s range of size and complexity, and implementing a “known passenger” concept.

Two Industry Veterans Join Expanded NBAA Regional Program; New Mid-Atlantic Region Added
NBAA announced that Paige Kroner and Brittany Davies have been named Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regional representatives, respectively, in a move that marks an expansion of NBAA’s regional program. “With the addition of the Mid-Atlantic region, NBAA’s regional representation program will allow for an even more robust level of business aviation advocacy for our members,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Efficiency Gains Coming to Aspen Airport
Capacity at Colorado’s Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) has increased in recent months with the publication of a new VFR departure and resumption of the delay-reducing "Wrap" procedure. The COZY ONE VFR departure went live in the fall, and after working with stakeholders, including NBAA, a modified Wrap procedure was reintroduced in November.

Four-Month Runway Closure at LAX Begins Jan. 20
Runway 25R/7L at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be closed for four months beginning Saturday, Jan. 20 to perform a reconstruction of the runway keel section. ATC initiatives are likely during this closure due to a reduction in airport capacity. During this closure, Runway 25L/7R will be used as a joint-use runway (departures and arrivals) on the south complex.

Call for Speakers Issued for 2018 NBAA-BACE
NBAA is seeking speakers for education sessions at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which will take place Oct. 16-18 in Orlando, FL. NBAA is specifically looking for proposals on the following topics: future workforce, electric aircraft, connectivity, artificial intelligence in business aviation and other forward-thinking topics. Proposals are due Feb. 28.

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Tips on Dealing With Special Event Traffic Procedures

There are many special events throughout the year that result in substantial increases to air traffic at one or more airports in the region where the event is being held. To avoid having airport and airspace demand exceed capacity during these events, ATC managers focus on ways to mitigate the impact. Learn more in the Navigator column in the January/February issue of Business Aviation Insider.

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