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In This Issue: NBAA welcomes introduction of long-term House FAA reauthorization bill; House action expected this week and more.
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 April 23, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

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ABACE2018 Signals Blue Skies for Business Aviation, in Asia and Beyond
As the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) wrapped up last week, organizers said that the show underscored the promising future for business aviation in Asia. “This year’s ABACE reflected the enthusiasm, growth and potential for business aviation, not just in China, but across Asia and beyond,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. ABACE2018, which took place from April 17-19, was jointly hosted by the NBAA and the Shanghai Airport Authority, and coordinated with the Asian Business Aviation Association. Read more about ABACE2018.

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NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Long-Term House FAA Reauthorization Bill; Action Expected This Week
The House of Representatives this week is expected to take up the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) – legislation authorizing FAA funding and programs through 2023. “The fact that it’s a bipartisan bill increases its chances for passage, and the fact that it’s a long-term bill should give us an opportunity to focus all our efforts on maintaining, and even accelerating, our continuing work to make the Next Generation aviation system a reality,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the bill.

Business Aviation Drives Expansion of Data Comm Departure Clearances
Business aviation has been a driving force behind the widespread rollout of data communications technology to enhance safety and efficiency. Ohio’s John Glenn International Airport (CMH) is the latest airport in the U.S. to offer CPDLC-DCL services, and four more airports are slated to become CPDLC-DCL operational by mid-July. “The FAA has indicated many times they underestimated the number of business aircraft operators that would equip for these capabilities,” said NBAA Director of Air Traffic Services and Infrastructure Heidi Williams. Learn more.

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Podcast: Tips for Getting the Most Out of NBAA Events
If you’re headed to any of the association’s events this spring, NBAA has tips for attendees and exhibitors to get the most out of the experience, starting with registering via social media. “This is a really great way to reach out to your own contacts, to your own network, and your colleagues and friends within the industry, and invite them to join you,” said Aimee Kaufman, NBAA’s senior director of marketing.

Savannah-Area Airports New Route Structure Effective April 26
New structured routes for aircraft filed at or above 11,000 feet into and out of Savannah, GA-area airports will go into effect on Thursday, April 26. The new routes will be for air traffic arriving at or departing from an area defined as the SAV VOR 270 Radial clockwise through the SAV VOR 090 Radial.

NBAA Scholarships for Business Aviation Professionals, Students Now Available
Seven NBAA Charities scholarships – ranging from those for maintenance professionals and flight attendants to college students and those looking to qualify for NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager credential – are now open for applications. Those interested may apply online before July 27.

NBAA Offers Risk Management Guide for Single-Pilot Light Business Aircraft
Developed by the NBAA Safety Committee, the Risk Management Guide for Single-Pilot Light Business Aircraft assists single-pilot operators with assessing and mitigating risks. The resource contains an overview of risk management fundamentals, as well as a newly-developed flight-risk assessment tool (FRAT), accompanied by an interactive case study and guidance on how to effectively use the FRAT.

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UT System Puts Focus on Safety, Risk Assessment

A King Air 350 facilitates employee travel between the University of Texas (UT) System headquarters in Austin and 14 campuses statewide. While UT System's flight department is a Part 91 operation, they hold themselves to higher operating standards, with self-imposed policies similar to Part 135 to add safety. They also recently updated their emergency response plan and are developing a formal risk-assessment tool. Read more about UT System's flight operation and focus on safety in the latest issue of Business Aviation Insider.

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