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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

At Mid-Year, Business Aviation Outlook Remains Challenging

At the beginning of 2009, business aviation was braced for a perfect storm: an economic slowdown causing declines in fuel consumption, flight hours and employment, accompanied by a variety of potential policy threats, including onerous federal security proposals and renewed calls for user fees as part of the ongoing FAA reauthorization debate. MORE>>>

MEMBER PROFILE

Air Serv International Uses GA Planes to Serve People in Crisis

Air Serv International, an NBAA Member Company based in Warrenton, VA, has worked with almost every nonprofit relief group in the world in a very special way: The organization uses general aviation (GA) aircraft to fly doctors, engineers, volunteers and peacekeeping forces into remote locations and communities. MORE >>>

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INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

NBAA Offers Extensive Array of Information for International Operators

There is a lot to learn about flying outside of the United States. NBAA’s Bill Stine, director, international operations, advises, "Be a knowledgeable operator," which means making a commitment to doing extensive research before ever filing that first international flight plan. MORE >>>

UPCOMING EVENTS

NBAA2009: A Critical Part of Your Business Strategy

The people and companies in business aviation are weathering one of the worst economic storms anyone has ever seen. That’s why more than ever, NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) – taking place on October 20 through 22 – will focus on helping Attendees and Exhibitors survive and thrive in these uncertain times. MORE >>>

TIPS & TOOLS

New, Mandatory APIS Requirements: What You Should Know

Beginning May 18, anyone flying general aviation aircraft on international flights to or from the United States will be required to provide passenger manifest and aircraft information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) using the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). MEMBERS READ MORE >>>

SAFETY FIRST

'Calling It Out' and Other Tips for Safe Single-Pilot Flights

As people in the business aviation community well know, flying single-pilot is dramatically different than operating as part of a twoperson flightcrew. The airplane doesn’t know the difference, of course, but the pilot flying – especially an owner/operator – performs in a vastly different environment than a two-person crew in the same aircraft. MEMBERS READ MORE >>>


CAPITAL VIEW
Sen. Brownback Stands Up for Business Aviation

BOARD ROOM
Moore Seeks to Give Smaller Operators Bigger Voice on NBAA Board

REGIONAL REPRESENTATION
NBAA Is on Front Lines of Key State Tax Battles

AIRPORT CHECK-IN
NBAA Works to Preserve Access at California Airports

REGULATORY HOT TOPICS
LASP Update: TSA Inundated With Negative Comments

MEMBER ADVOCACY
Making Your Voice Heard on Business Aviation

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS
Criminalization of Aircraft Accidents Jeopardizes Safety Advances

ASK THE OSG
In a Tough Economy, Should I Consider Sharing My Aircraft?

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Safety Day Participation Can Earn You CAM Credit

QUICK TURNS
What the Experts Say About 'Current Maintenance Instructions'