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NBAA update Oct. 8, 2018

Congress Passes, President Signs Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week welcomed congressional passage of legislation to reauthorize funding for the FAA through 2023. The bill was signed by the president on Oct. 5. "On behalf of our more than 11,000 members, NBAA thanks congressional leaders for making this important legislation a priority,” said Bolen. “This bill will provide a stable path forward for the FAA without controversial proposals to privatize our nation's ATC system. It is imperative that the agency be allowed to focus on modernization of our national airspace system without distractions.” Read more about the bill.


Uber Elevate's Eric Allison to Discuss eVTOL Urban Transport at NBAA-BACE 
Eric Allison, head of aviation programs at Uber, will speak about the developing industry for electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft during the Day 1 Keynote at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). "The development of eVTOL aircraft holds significant promise for a wide variety of business aviation applications, and the potential to transform on-demand aerial transportation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about Allison and eVTOL.

NBAA Unveils Inaugural Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40
NBAA last week unveiled its first-ever Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals working in business aviation for their career accomplishments and dedication to the industry. Recipients will be recognized at NBAA-BACE. “NBAA is honored to have this opportunity to shine a spotlight on these outstanding young people, who are changing our industry in innovative and profound ways,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40.

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Award for Fighting ATC Privatization Honors Industry's Mobilization, NBAA Says
Business & Commercial Aviation magazine’s Oct. 2 recognition of NBAA with its inaugural “Business Aviation Leadership of the Year" award for steadfast opposition to so-called ATC “privatization” is, above all, a recognition of the historic mobilization from NBAA members and others to make their voices heard with Congress on the matter, said association President and CEO Ed Bolen.

BCA Lauds NBAA Safety Committee Chair David Ryan as Volunteer of the Year
NBAA Safety Committee Chair David Ryan was honored as "Business Aviation Volunteer of the Year,” by readers of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine. Ryan was recognized for his years of service in promoting best practices to continually enhance business aviation safety. The magazine’s inaugural awards recognize those in the business aviation community who have advanced the industry.

NBAA is asking NBAA-BACE attendees to consider bringing a student with them to NBAA’s Careers in Business Aviation Day, which takes place Oct. 18. Students can attend the event free-of-charge, or come to the entire convention for the discounted student rate. Students ages 12-17 are welcome, if accompanied by a teacher or chaperone. Help inspire the next generation of business aviation leaders and invite a student to join you at NBAA-BACE.

Women in Corporate Aviation Celebrates 25th Anniversary at NBAA-BACE
Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the organization’s annual luncheon, which will be held on Oct. 17 during NBAA-BACE. WCA, which has provided more than 100 scholarships through the years, has been promoting diversity and future leaders in business aviation since 1993.


MascoBusiness Aviation Insider 
Masco's Flight Department Is Stronger Than Ever

In the last decade, Detroit-based Masco has gone through nearly every change a flight department could and emerged stronger. Masco is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products, with a portfolio of brands, including Delta faucets and Behr paint. "Masco has changed a great deal, but they [company managers] still understand what we [the flight department] bring to the table," said Randy Gardner, chair of maintenance. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@ParAvionLtd - This bizav Wednesday there is a whole team working to get this aircraft ready for delivery.