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 Jan. 29, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

NBAA Webinar to Address SMO Operational Changes

NBAA Webinar Addresses SMO Operational Changes
The newly shortened runway at California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) brings with it several operational changes. To help operators, NBAA recently hosted a recorded webinar titled "SMO Operations with the Shortened Runway,” sponsored by Atlantic Aviation, and now available online. "As part of the recent construction, SMO has changed the way aircraft enter and exit the runway," explained Alex Gertsen, NBAA’s director of airports and infrastructure. "Operators must be aware of new taxiway locations and only enter and exit using the newly designated taxiways.” Learn more about changes at SMO.


Congress Approves Short-Term Measure to Reopen Government
Congressional negotiators and President Donald Trump last week agreed to short-term legislation to end the government shutdown that began on Jan. 20. Under the measure, all federal agencies reopened and are fully funded until Feb. 8. NBAA will continue to urge all sides to find a bipartisan way to approve a long-term spending bill, and to warn policymakers of the significant impact of another shutdown if no long-term agreement can be reached by Feb. 8. Read more.

Podcast: What You Need to Know About VIP TFRs
TFRs are a fact of life for aircraft operators nationwide, said John Kosak, of NBAA’s Air Traffic Services. “Of course, the ones that our members are most concerned with are the VIP TFRs,” he said. “These are the TFRs that we see for the president and the vice president.” The dimensions, timing and level of restriction for each TFR vary. For VIP TFRs, these determinations are made by the Secret Service, in coordination with the FAA. Learn more about VIP TFRs in this week’s edition of NBAA Flight Plan.

2018 Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference

First NBAA Regional Forum of 2018 Breaks Records
NBAA opened 2018 with a record-breaking West Palm Beach Regional Forum last week, which saw the highest number of attendees and indoor exhibitors ever for the event. The forum began with an overview by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen of what the industry can expect in 2018. The push by some for ATC privatization isn’t going away, he said. “We’re going to pick up 2018 where we left off last year, and that is by asking everybody in our community to be active and engaged.”

NBAA's Brown Highlights Business Aviation's Value at Meeting of Washington Dulles Stakeholders
Business aviation is a vital part of the growth at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and it will continue to play a significant role as an airport partner meeting the air transportation needs of the national capital area. That was NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown’s message to attendees at a recent meeting of the Committee for Dulles, a non-profit organization that represents all airport stakeholders.

ABACE2018: Asia's Biggest Business Aviation Event Once Again Primed for Success
Thousands of attendees will be on hand at the 2018 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2018) to do business with exhibitors, attend informative education sessions and view the latest business aircraft on static display. “Since its launch in 2012, ABACE has rapidly developed into a high-value event, drawing entrepreneurs, aircraft-purchase decision-makers and other high-level attendees from across Asia and throughout the world,” said Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president of conventions and membership.

Join NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee
NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee is accepting applications for new members through until Feb. 16. Experienced individuals interested in sharing their ideas for advancing the scheduler and dispatcher profession are encouraged to apply.

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The demographics of the American workforce are changing, and business aviation must keep up. "Aviation companies are competing in a global market, so we have to become more open-minded about our approach to hiring," said Charles Copeland, chief flight instructor for Flex Air, who noted it's about removing obstacles that have historically hindered women, people of color and LGBT persons during the hiring process. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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