NBAA Update – August 5, 2019

In This Issue: NBAA Has Aircraft Cybersecurity Resources in Light of Recent DHS Warning and more.

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NBAA Has Aircraft Cybersecurity Resources in Light of Recent DHS Warning
The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a notice regarding airplane cybersecurity concerns, involving a scenario in which an individual might alter an aircraft’s altitude, airspeed and angle of attack by manipulating the aircraft’s Controller Area Network bus system. “The business aviation community will continue to focus on reducing security risks for our operations,” said Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president of international and regulatory affairs, noting that NBAA offers a host of online security resources. Read more about the security alert and review NBAA’s security resources.

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Podcast: NBAA’s New Security Matrix Helps Mitigate Risk
Risk management is taken into consideration in all aspects of business aviation, but companies need to continuously update their security practices to deal with new security challenges, and NBAA’s updated security matrix can help organizations do just that. “It’s a pre-flight checklist to be able to look at various components, such as where are you going, who’s on board, what’s the risk at the outbound and the arrival city and what the preparation is for ground transportation,” said Bob Pocica, BNCIL LLC founder and CEO. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

Business Aircraft Must Retain Ability to Opt-Out of Real-Time Tracking, Bolen Tells FAA
At the Next Generation Advisory Council’s most recent meeting last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reiterated the need for the FAA to ensure a continued opt out from real time flight tracking for security reasons, as the general aviation community adopts NextGen ADS-B technology. “We remain committed to working with the FAA and others to ensure that operators are given an ability to opt out from having their flights tracked in real time, basically by anyone, anywhere in the world, who happens to have the appropriate equipment for doing so,” Bolen said. Read NBAA’s most recent statement on the issue.

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In Latest NextGen Step, FAA Moves to International Flight Plan Format
As part of its NextGen initiatives, the FAA has completed its efforts to modernize and streamline flight planning by adopting the international flight plan format. With testing of the new system now complete, starting Aug. 27, pilots planning civil VFR and IFR domestic and international flights must use the new format, which incorporates a number of improvements that increase safety and make it easier to use.

Nightly Runway Closure at New York’s Westchester County Airport Begins Aug. 19
A three-phase project to rehabilitate Runway 16/34 at New York’s Westchester County Airport (HPN) begins Aug.19, with nightly closures for approximately three months expected during Phase 1. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2020. Phase 1 will involve the removal and reinstallation of new centerline and touchdown-zone light bases and conduit.

NBAA-BACE Education Sessions Focus on Innovation
With more than 60 educational opportunities available before, during and after the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), there’s something for everyone, no matter the number of years they’ve been in the industry, or their area of interest.

FAA Video Offers Runway Safety Tips for California’s Chino Airport
An FAA-produced video series aims to ensure pilots understand the unique runway safety challenges that exist at several general aviation airports. One such video focuses on three issues at Chino Airport (CNO) in Southern California: runway incursion hotspots, wrong runway operations and flight training operations. CNO has several hotspots due to its challenging runway and taxi configuration.

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Scheduling and dispatching are detail-oriented, fast-moving and often stressful functions, requiring professionals to keep up with changes in the industry. “Being aware of industry issues and educating yourself about the latest changes is important – we need to be proactive,” said Jackie Charles-Spears, senior flight coordinator with Nordstrom Flight Operations. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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