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 May 7, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

Maintenance Conference

Well-Attended 2018 Maintenance Conference Provides Business, Education Opportunities
NBAA last week concluded its annual Maintenance Conference, which offered attendees unparalleled access to aviation maintenance professional development and business opportunities. More than 900 attendees participated in this year’s event, which featured more than 180 exhibit booths at the Albuquerque (NM) Convention Center. “The strong reception to this year’s conference demonstrates once again that this is the must-attend event for business aviation maintenance professionals” said NBAA Vice President of Operational Excellence and Professional Development Mike Nichols, CAM. Learn more about the NBAA Maintenance Conference.


Podcast: 5 Tips for Successful Collaboration Between Airports and Tenants
Airports and the businesses they host must work together to create a net benefit for both. “General aviation airports are important community assets that contribute to our local community, as well as to the transportation system,” but they are often not well understood, said Clara Bennett, executive director of Florida’s Boca Raton Airport Authority. “It’s critical for airport managers and airport tenants and users to continually get that message out that there’s value in general aviation in our communities.” Bennett shares five tips for successful collaboration in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

4 Tips for Enhancing Cyber Security
When it comes to protecting an organization’s digital assets, the biggest danger isn’t hackers – it’s complacency. “The safest day in cyber security was yesterday,” said Rob Hill, business development director, global data solutions at Satcom Direct. While the threat of a cyber attack is always present, proactive measures can mitigate the risk. Hill’s tips include being vigilant when flying over questionable airspace and remembering the importance of the physical security of the aircraft when it is the ground. Learn more about the importance of cyber security.


Airports Recognized for Exceptional Winter Weather Control
Laurence G. Hanscom Field (BED), in Bedford, MA, was recently recognized for its outstanding efforts in dealing with winter weather. The airport won the 2017-18 Balchen/Post Award in the large general aviation (GA) category. New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB), and Willow Run Airport (YIP) in Ypsilanti, MI, received honorable mentions in the GA airport category.

Nomination Period Open for NBAA's Kern Professionalism Award
Established in 2015, the NBAA Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award recognizes aviation professionals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of business aviation safety. Nominees will have shown a continuous history of extraordinary participation in, or support of, professionalism in the industry. The nomination period is open through June 25.

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Professionalism, Ethical Behavior Leads to Safe Operations

What does professionalism have to do with safety? Everything, according to Jeff Wofford, group lead of the Professionalism Working Group of the NBAA Safety Committee. "The discipline and ethical behavior of professionalism go hand-in-hand with safety," he said. "You have to do the same thing every flight. There are no shortcuts." Learn more in the 10th Annual Safety Issue of Business Aviation Insider.

Duncanaviation -Todd Duncan (right) is the proud new owner of this beautiful toolbox! The toolbox was auctioned off at #nbbamxconference this morning and the money goes toward Maintenance TRACS, a scholarship NBAA Charities offers for current and aspiring maintenance technicians. #bizav #bizjet #aircraftmaintenance #nbaa