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In This Issue: NBAA launches new program to recognize top business aviation young professionals and more.
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 Feb. 5, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

40 Under 40

NBAA Launches New Program to Recognize Top Business Aviation Young Professionals
NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business Aviation (NBAA YoPro) is accepting nominations for its first Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, which will recognize the accomplishments of the industry’s next generation of leaders. Through June 30, peers and supervisors may nominate individuals online in one of eight categories, including airport business, pilots, marketing and cabin attendants. “Young professionals are making invaluable contributions to business aviation every day, and the Top 40 Under 40 will shine a light on these critical efforts,” said YoPro founder Sierra Grimes, NBAA’s manager of registration and staff liaison to the association’s YoPro Council. Learn more about the Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40.

SDC2018

Revised Authorization Required for Performance-Based Comm, Surveillance Operations
Starting March 29, operators flying in the North Atlantic Tracks and certain other regions are encouraged to have a revised letter of authorization (LOA) or revised operations specification for performance-based communication and surveillance (PBCS), because a new reduced-separation standard for aircraft may become available on that date. The FAA recently published an international NOTAM advising Part 91 operators of the need to obtain a revised data link LOA, and Part 135 operators to obtain a revised operations specification to fly in the NAT data link mandate airspace. Learn more.

NBAA's 2018 Compensation Survey Now Open; Participants Receive Free Access to Results
Conducted annually, the NBAA Compensation Survey provides a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and benefits to help member companies better benchmark compensation in comparison with industry peers. NBAA members are encouraged to participate by providing salary and benefit information for Part 91 flight department personnel. The deadline to complete the survey is March 2. Learn more about the NBAA Compensation Survey.

2018 Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference

NBAA Marks the Passing of Leading Business Aviation Safety Expert Bob Breiling
NBAA marked the recent passing of Robert E. Breiling, a former NBAA director and the preeminent business aviation safety data expert. Breiling was 88. “Bob Breiling’s legacy is his dedicated and detailed research and analysis of business aircraft accidents,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “As the preeminent business aviation safety data expert, Breiling helped promote standards that have led to improvements in safety and training.”

EBAA: European Business Aviation Traffic Grew in 2017
Business aviation traffic in Europe grew 6 percent in 2017, EBAA CEO Brandon Mitchener recently reported. “The reality is seeping in that business aviation is an integral part of the overall mobility mix.” He added that new forms of service and interest from the younger generation have led to a steady increase in traffic.

Podcast: Hear From NBAA's Two New Regional Representatives
As NBAA’s membership grows, the association continually looks for ways to best support its members, and collaborate with them in a face-to-face manner. It’s with that in mind that NBAA recently expanded its regional representative program. In this week’s edition of NBAA Flight Plan podcast, hear what two new regional reps, Paige Kroner and Brittany Davies, have planned.

Open, Cross-Generational Communication Key to Industry's Success
With employees of different age groups in the workplace, it’s imperative in today’s fast-paced environment that professionals learn to work with others who may have different backgrounds. Industry experts will expand upon this idea during an education session on cross-generational communication taking place Feb. 9 at the 2018 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Long Beach, CA.

Collaborative Safety Initiatives Reduce Runway Incursions at Honolulu Airport
A two-year collaborative effort between NBAA, the FAA, the Hawaii Department of Transportation and other stakeholders has resulted in a number of key safety improvements for operators at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, HI. Last month, the latest measure to help reduce runway incursions at the busy airport was completed, as hold lines between Runways 4L-22R and 4R-22L were realigned.

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