A member favorite for nearly two decades, the NBAA Airports Handbook makes a compelling case for the importance of airports and their economic and social contributions to surrounding communities and the nation. Full of facts, charts and narratives that demonstrate how valuable airports are, the publication was written specifically for the “non-aviator” and is an ideal resource for NBAA members to give to elected officials, civic organizations, the news media and others who would benefit from the up-to-date, persuasive information on such topics as economic impact, noise, safety and environmental considerations.

Subtitled “What You Need to Know About General Aviation Airports,” the handbook is an in-depth, fact-packed airports guide, containing the latest information and data on such topics as the economic and social value of airports, safety and security issues, noise and environmental concerns, and a robust resources section for those who want even more information.

Developed by airport experts on NBAA’s staff and Access Committee, the publication makes a convincing case for the importance and value of general aviation airports, and is suitable for distribution at Airport Days and open houses, legislative events, community meetings, or at press briefings.

A special section on the importance and progress of the FAA’s much-touted Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) gives some perspective and insight into the new technologies that will – when implemented – help to reduce aircraft noise, decrease flight delays, save fuel through more efficient flying and enhance safety, among other benefits.

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