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 Aug. 6, 2018 Subscribe to NBAA Update  

Aviation Industry to Senate: Mandates in Place Sufficient to Combat Noise Exposure

Aviation Community Tells Senate: Existing Mandates Sufficient to Combat Noise Exposure
The U.S. aviation industry has dramatically reduced noise exposure and continues to do so, making any new legislative mandates on noise counterproductive, NBAA and a coalition of aviation organizations recently wrote in a letter to Senate leaders. Dick Doubrava, NBAA vice president, government affairs, said that the aircraft-related noise proposals included in the Senate’s FAA reauthorization bill, which include additional provisions on noise exposure assessment, community outreach and more, are sufficient to augment the rigorous noise assessment and mitigation statutes already in place. Read more.


NBAA Supports Calls to Maintain Federal Oversight of National Airspace System
NBAA recently joined with a coalition of aviation groups in two separate efforts to reaffirm federal authority over the National Airspace System, including a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation opposing any attempt to modify or remove the federal preemption provision of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. Also, 14 industry groups including NBAA sent a letter to U.S. senators in support of language in the House FAA reauthorization bill amending current regulations to allow the FAA to fully regulate unmanned aircraft systems when necessary. Learn more about NBAA’s advocacy efforts.

NBAA to Honor Women Airforce Service Pilots at NBAA-BACE
NBAA will present its Meritorious Service to Aviation Award to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), to be held Oct. 16-18, in Orlando, FL. Accepting the award on behalf of the group will be Erin Miller, who was instrumental in pushing legislation to get inurnment rights at Arlington National Cemetery for the WASP after her grandmother, WASP Elaine Harmon, passed away. Read more about the WASP organization.

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FAA Publishes New Policy for First-Time Violators of Drug, Alcohol Testing Regs
The FAA recently published a new settlement policy regarding first-time violators of certain drug and alcohol testing requirements. The new policy applies only to commercial pilots, and is purported to allow pilots to focus on treatment through the Human Intervention Motivation Study (drug and alcohol recovery assistance) rather than focusing on the FAA’s enforcement proceeding against the pilot. The policy is effective Oct. 1.

NBAA Thanks Jay Evans for More Than Two Decades of Service
NBAA announced that Jay Evans, CAM, director of professional development, will retire from the organization on Jan. 3, 2019, after 23 years of service. Since joining NBAA, Evans has worked with volunteers in leading nearly all of the association’s educational and training initiatives.

Changes Coming to Class B Airspace Over San Francisco
Upcoming revisions to the Class B airspace over San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will primarily affect VFR operations throughout the area, but NBAA recommends that business aviation operators flying under instrument flight plans also review these changes coming to Northern California.

Podcast: Tips for Upgrading Your Aircraft Cabin
Looking to upgrade the interior of your aircraft? The process can take months of planning before the work even begins, said Jon Haag, CAM, former chair of NBAA’s Maintenance Committee. “Communication is huge and it starts the day that the principal says, ‘You know, I’d like to update the airplane’,” he added. Haag also recommended making sure there’s no “gray areas” in the work order, to minimize mistakes.


App-Based Charter Tools May Raise Legal ConcernsBusiness Aviation Insider 
App-Based Charter Tools May Raise Legal Concerns

App-based tools matching passengers to seats on business aircraft offer new opportunities for the industry, but charter brokers and operators should seek counsel beforehand to ensure they're complying with regulations. Read more in Business Aviation Insider magazine.

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