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 April 9, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

UAS Operators Must Understand What Commercial Use Entails

UAS Operators Must Understand What Commercial Use Entails
Ever-expanding use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in commercial operations has brought with it the unwelcome matter of recreational operators flying drones for compensation. Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations requires that commercial operators flying UAS weighing less than 55 pounds pass an initial knowledge test for certification. Recreational UAS operators are not required to hold that certification but are prohibited from operating a drone for commercial use. “This is different than the long-held distinction between Part 91 and Part 135 operations,” explained Sarah Wolf, NBAA's senior manager of security and facilitation. “Not only are for-hire drone operations considered commercial under Part 107, any not-for-hire drone operations in support of a business are considered commercial as well.” Learn more.

Wilmington Trust

Podcast: What Does It Take to Fly a 'Climb Via' SID?
Last week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast looked at the phraseology “climb via,” which has caused some confusion since it was introduced. This week, the podcast examines the practical implications of flying a climb via departure. “NextGen is all about fitting more aircraft in a smaller airspace and the intent of the procedure designers is that they be auto flown,” said NBAA Access Committee member Keith Gordon. “However, we have to be trained, we have to be skilled enough that when something happens, whether a controller has to intervene, that we have the ability to do it.” Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

NBAA Offers New Resource on Owner Trusts
Owner trusts are a commonly used method to register aircraft on the FAA registry. Under a trust relationship, the trustee holds legal title to an aircraft for the benefit of a third party. Through a lease or similar arrangement, the trustee provides the aircraft to the trustor or beneficiary to operate. In a new resource for NBAA members, details on the rules surrounding owner trusts and best practices for their use in registering aircraft are provided. Learn more.

GoGo Business Aviation

FAA: ADS-B Deadline Remains Jan. 1, 2020, Despite April Fool's Prank Saying Otherwise
An April 1 article featured in an industry trade publication erroneously stated the FAA would postpone the deadline for ADS-B compliance to 2040, prompting the FAA to quickly respond that the deadline remains Jan. 1, 2020. “We have a sense of humor, too, but an April Fool’s joke that the Federal Aviation Administration is extending the ADS-B deadline is just that,” the agency said.

NBAA Seeking RFPs for 2019 Professional Development Program Courses
NBAA's Professional Development Program (PDP) helps business aviation professionals ascend in their careers by preparing them for management roles within their companies. NBAA is seeking presenters for PDP courses to be held in conjunction with NBAA events in 2019. Current PDP course providers are encouraged to respond by June 1.

Business Aviation Insider Mobile App

Finding the Right Fit: Vetting Supplemental Life ProvidersBusiness Aviation Insider 
Finding the Right Fit: Vetting Supplemental Lift Providers

It's inevitable that at some point a company's business aircraft will be out of service. When that happens, business trips still need to be taken, so operators often look for supplemental lift. "When you look at the provider, you should be able to easily determine if they [the service provider] will be able to replicate what your passengers are accustomed to," said Terry Lascher, director of operations, L.J. Aviation. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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