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 March 05, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

ATC privatization

ATC Privatization Pursuit Over, for the Moment
NBAA applauded the news last week that a proposal for stripping congressional oversight for ATC would be removed from House legislation to reauthorize funding and programs for the FAA. “The general aviation community came together like never before, and clearly told Congress that handing over our nation’s ATC system to an airline-dominated board is a risk we simply cannot take – everyone should be proud of this significant effort,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read NBAA’s full statement.

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Bolen Tells Chamber Audience: Collaboration Key to Continued ATC Modernization
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told attendees at last week’s Aviation Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that building on the work already done to modernize the nation’s aviation system will be most effective if it continues to incorporate input from all industry and government stakeholders. Read more of Bolen’s comments from the summit.

Operators Can Request Free FAA Performance Report to Validate ADS-B Data
Equipping business aircraft with ADS-B to meet the January 2020 deadline starts with scheduling installation of the appropriate equipment, and operators that have not yet scheduled the work are advised to contact their avionics shops now. However, any ADS-B implementation job isn’t finished until the performance of the ADS-B equipment is validated. Learn more.

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NBAA Joins Industry Coalition Calling for Full Contract Tower Funding
NBAA has joined eight other industry groups in asking Congress to fully fund the Contract Tower Program, which supports aviation safety at communities across the country, as part of the FAA FY 2019 appropriations bill. In a letter to lawmakers, industry leaders voiced support for language in the current version of the bill that calls for “not less than $172,000,000” in funding for the program.

Podcast: SAFA Inspection? 3 Tips You Need to Know
Operators traveling to Europe need to be prepared for a Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) inspection. “It’s geared toward foreign aircraft operators, so if you are based outside the European Union, and you’re flying into the EU, that’s their method for ensuring that you’re safe while operating in their airspace,” said NBAA Operations Manager Brian Koester.

NBAA Urges Members to Participate in 2018 FAA General Aviation Survey
Each year the FAA collects safety data through its General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, and the agency recently sent out a request to aircraft owners for information on their operations in 2017. NBAA asks its members to contribute to this effort, which helps measure safety and influences government funding for general aviation.

In Augusta, GA for Business in April? FAA Has Guidance
Those whose business could take them to the Augusta, GA area the week of April 2-8 will want to familiarize themselves with the FAA’s air traffic procedures NOTAM, which contains specific operational details on required routings in and out of the Augusta area, planned traffic management initiatives as well as other pertinent information.

NBAA Flying Safety Awards Nominations Extended to March 16
For 60 years, NBAA’s Flying Safety Award program has brought attention to the business aircraft safety record. These awards recognize member companies for exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations. NBAA encourages all eligible operating member companies and their employees to apply by March 16, and gain well-deserved recognition for their outstanding safety records.

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Business aviation operations are more global than ever, and regulations and requirements are constantly changing. While operators that fly overseas research the procedures governing their planned route of flight and destination before taking off, there are several emerging issues that will affect such trips this year. Learn what operators should know before their next oceanic flight in the March/April 2018 edition of Business Aviation Insider, the International Issue.

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