NBAA Update – Aug. 12, 2019

In This Issue: NBAA Sets the Record Straight on GA Security and more.


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Responding to Misleading AP Story, NBAA Sets the Record Straight on GA Security
When newspapers across the country recently published an often misleading Associated Press story regarding a DHS notice about general aviation (GA) security, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was quick to respond. In a letter now published by at least 20 media outlets that ran the story, Bolen noted the article, “Included not a single aviation-industry source,” adding, “The reason TSA audits have never found general aviation airplanes to be a security concern is that the industry has always made security a top priority, with a host of measures that harden aircraft from threats.” Read Bolen’s letter in its entirety.

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Podcast: Following DHS Notice, GA Leaders Detail Industry’s Security Record
Soon after the Department of Homeland Security issued a notice regarding a potential cybersecurity concern for GA aircraft, NBAA convened a panel of industry leaders to put the notice in perspective, and outline the host of mandatory and voluntary measures in place to protect aircraft, airports, passengers and crew from all manner of security threats. In this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, regulatory and international affairs, is joined by representatives from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Aircraft Electronics Association. Listen to the podcast.

Inspirational Pilot, Mentor Barrington Irving to Receive American Spirit Award
Irving, who in 2007 became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane, will receive the association’s 2019 American Spirit Award at the Day Two Keynote for NBAA’s 2019 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Oct. 22. “Barrington Irving has dedicated his life in a tireless effort to promote STEM+ careers as accessible and attainable paths by which others may pursue and realize their own dreams,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about Irving.

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Dickson Approved by Senate, Elwell Staying on as FAA’s Number Two
Newly appointed FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will be sworn in today. In conjunction with Dickson’s nomination, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a letter on May 14 to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation commending Dickson’s nomination by the White House for FAA administrator, which was officially announced March 19. A congressional waiver allowing acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell to stay on as his deputy has been signed into law.

Start Flight Planning Now for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
If business will take you to Tokyo during summer 2020, it’s best to be aware of new slot-coordination guidelines, recently released by the Japan Civil Aviation, for the six airports that will handle business aircraft flying to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. “As we have seen at other Olympic venues, local authorities will seek to distribute business aviation operations to a variety of airports,” said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs.

Steps to Success for Students Pursuing Aviation Internships
Internships are valuable opportunities for students to learn about business aviation from the inside and establish a pathway toward potential careers in the industry. That said, the prospect of applying for an internship can be a daunting experience. NBAA’s summer interns share tips on what brought them success when looking to land their first business aviation internship.

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Pres Henne on How New Technologies Will Impact Business Aviation

Numerous emerging technologies promise to further advance business aviation’s capabilities to provide rapid, efficient, on-demand air transportation. Pres Henne, retired senior vice president of Gulfstream Aerospace, believes that supersonic business jets and electric-powered aircraft, in particular, are about to usher in a new era in business flying. Read more in the New Horizons column in Business Aviation Insider.

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