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 April 16, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  


Podcast: NBAA Resource Provides Real-Time Education on Runway Conditions
It’s been 18 months since the FAA implemented significant changes to the reporting of runway conditions and contamination. The biggest challenge of the new system, referred to as Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), has been getting the word out to operators, said Rich Boll, chair of the Airspace, ATC and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee. To that end, NBAA has created a six-part video series that explains TALPA and how pilots should apply the field condition reports they receive. Learn more about the new TALPA videos in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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ABACE2018 Makes Shanghai the World's Business Aviation Center This Week
The seventh annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2018) takes place April 17-19 at Shanghai, China’s Hongqiao International Airport. This year ABACE incorporates a new hangar, allowing an exhibit floor that spans both hangars and a pavilion, showcasing more than 170 exhibitors. ABACE continues to be the venue of choice for aircraft manufacturers to introduce their newest models to the Asian marketplace. There will be 30 aircraft on static display, including the full spectrum of business aircraft, from pistons to intercontinental jets. Learn more about ABACE2018.

New Advisory Standardizes Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations for All Users
As an added safety enhancement for the general aviation community, the NBAA Access Committee has worked with the other members of the FAA’s Aeronautical Charting Forum to standardize traffic pattern altitudes and procedures at airports without operating control towers. “No matter what a pilot flies they should read this [advisory circular], because it clearly presents the standards for operating at a non-towered airport,” said Richard Boll, a member of the NBAA Access Committee who participated in the ACF effort. Learn more about the advisory.

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Business Aviation Safety Summit to Feature Year-in-Review, Exhibitor Demos
In response to attendee demand, the 2018 Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) – which will be hosted by Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) in partnership with NBAA May 10-11 in Chicago, IL – will reintroduce the popular year-in-review session, a discussion of the previous year’s aviation accidents and incidents, as well as a new feature: exhibit hall demo presentations.

NBAA Resource Helps Those Looking to Start Part 135 Operations
The process of applying for a 135 operating certificate can be daunting. NBAA’s “Starting a Part 135 Operation” resource is intended to simplify this process and help operators understand what will be required of them. Based on FAA regulations and resources, this overview breaks down the types of 135 operating certificates and provides guidance on what may be required to achieve certification.

Portion of Taxiway Z Closed at Washington Dulles Airport Through June 1
Taxiway Z between Taxiway A and Taxiway Y7 will be closed at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) until June 1. This closure will affect ground operations, as well as expected runway usage for business aircraft operators. Operators using Jet Aviation will be directed to Runway 19C/1C, and those using Signature Flight Support or Dulles Jet Center, will likely go to Runway 19L/1R.

Safety in Focus for Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association
For a decade, the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) has been promoting the importance of safety in the industry. This year was no exception as the group hosted its Second Annual PNBAA Safety Officer Roundtable and 10th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day earlier this month.

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CORSIA Won’t Impact Most International Operators

For years, ICAO has been developing a framework for minimizing international aviation emissions, known as CORSIA. NBAA and the International Business Aviation Council won a "small emitter" exemption to the emissions plan, which recognizes business aviation's minimal emissions. As a result, CORSIA will not apply to most business aircraft operations, but operators meeting the emissions criteria must begin gathering international flight data and be prepared to present their emissions findings. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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