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 Feb. 12, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

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NBAA Opposes ATC-Giveaway Component of President's Budget Proposal
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen today stated the organization’s strong opposition to the Trump administration’s budget proposal, which appears to endorse an ATC giveaway to the big airlines. Under the highly controversial plan, congressional oversight of the nation’s aviation system would be transferred to a private board, effectively dominated by the airlines and unaccountable to Congress. “NBAA has always supported investments in aviation, including some of those in the president’s budget,” said Bolen said. “Privatization would especially hurt the general aviation industry, which supports more than a million jobs and generates $200 billion a year in economic activity." Read more of NBAA's statement.

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NBAA Resources Provide Tax Reform Details for Business Aviation
In a new article, NBAA details the bonus depreciation rules that were modified in the recently passed 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thanks to advocacy from NBAA and other general aviation associations, under the new law, new and used aircraft, and other qualifying business assets, qualify for bonus depreciation. In addition to the article, NBAA’’s upcoming Business Aviation Taxes Seminar, May 10-11 in Dallas, TX, will focus exclusively on tax reform implications for business aviation. Review the article.

NBAA's 2018 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Sets Records
NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference this year demonstrated once again its continuing value as the premier educational and networking event for professionals involved in business aviation mission logistics, with this year’s show again setting records. SDC2018 featured more than 550 exhibit booths on a sold-out show floor – a record for the event. More than 2,900 attendees participated in this year’s conference. Read more about SDC2018.

2018 Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference

Podcast: Industry Voices Explain Value of NBAA's Ethics Statement
NBAA recently published an “Ethical Business Aviation Transactions” resource outlining best practices for ethical transactions between buyers and sellers of business aircraft products and services. “I was very impressed by what NBAA put together,” said Brian Proctor, chairman of the National Aircraft Resale Association. “It really ties well into what we believe and what we espouse as an organization, so it was a natural course for us to endorse what NBAA is doing.”

NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Continues to Pay It Forward
NBAA’s SDC has long included a Pay It Forward Initiative, which each year grows in reach and scope. This year, in addition to the annual clothing drive, the event included a pre-conference charitable fitness event called Fit 4 Duty Fun Walk/Run. Also this year, an educational initiative was added by partnership with the local school district to introduce students to business aviation.

EBAA Urges Recognition of Business Aviation's Global Nature Post-Brexit
It’s unclear how the U.K.’s Brexit from the European Union will affect business aviation, but the industry is increasingly concerned about the potential implications of the split on membership in the European Aviation Safety Agency, air traffic rights and other issues. Hoping to minimize future disruptions, the European Business Aviation Association recently published a “Brexit Scenarios for Business Aviation” report.

ABACE is Preferred Venue to Introduce New Aircraft to Asian Markets
When business aircraft manufacturers want to present their latest equipment to the Asia-Pacific region, their “go-to” event is the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). “ABACE is the venue that aircraft manufacturers look to when making the first public appearance of their newest aircraft offerings to the China and Asian markets,” said Joe Hart, NBAA director of static displays. Approximately 35 aircraft are expected to be on static display at ABACE2018.

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Business aviation faces a critical staffing shortage, not only when it comes to attracting new talent, but in holding on to existing workers. "More money is not a universal solution for most people," said Margaret Vernet, founder and president of Corporate Aviators Inc. "It's about finding the right balance between quality-of-life concerns and the work we've chosen." Learn tips for retaining valued employees in Business Aviation Insider.

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