NBAA Update: Bolen Highlights Value of Business Aviation Ahead of Houston Forum

In This Issue: Bolen Op-Ed: Business Aviation at Work, in Houston and Beyond and more.

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Bolen Op-Ed: Business Aviation at Work, in Houston and Beyond
Just days ahead of NBAA’s Regional Forum in Houston on March 14, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen looked to the event as an opportunity to highlight the ways business aviation is at work, in Houston and across the Lone Star State. In a prominent Houston Business Journal piece, Bolen said: “What’s good for Houston is good for all of the Lone Star State and beyond: according to a 2018 study from the Texas Department of Transportation, aviation traffic at small airports like those in Houston and elsewhere supports more than 48,000 jobs and a total labor income of over $2.5 billion annually.” Read Bolen’s op-ed in its entirety.

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Business Aviation Represented on U.S. Chamber’s DC Industry Workforce Panel
It’s imperative for the aviation industry to work together to face workforce shortages, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said last week during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit panel discussion in Washington, DC. “I think there are lots of ways a united aviation community can address this challenge,” Bolen said. “It’s about all of us effectively working together to say aviation is a great place to work.” Read more about NBAA’s workforce initiatives.

NBAA Names 2019 Top Safety Focus Areas
NBAA released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, addressing the most pressing safety issues facing the broad array of business aircraft operations. “Safety has always been a core value for the business aviation community, and the NBAA Safety Committee serves an important role in identifying an annual list of top concerns to focus on each year, so we can continually enhance the industry’s safety,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Review NBAA’s Top Safety Focus Areas.

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Operators: Miles-in-Trail Changes Coming Soon
New technologies and procedures are coming online at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center, and will soon affect how the entire National Airspace System is managed. “The FAA has a robust number of tools; however, they’re consistently trying to find ways to both accommodate the increase in traffic, as well as increase efficiencies with automation and with better tools,” said Dean Snell, manager, NBAA Air Traffic Services.

Bolen Highlights Business Aviation’s Important Role of Business Aviation in North Dakota
With North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum declaring March “Aviation Month,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen spent time in that state last week to highlight the industry’s value to communities and companies across the Roughrider State.

NBAA Provides Resources for Complying With Pilot Records Improvement Act
The Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) provides employers with transparency about potential employees’ performance history, but how much information should former employers divulge? NBAA has developed a resource – the Pilot Records Improvement Act Guide – that outlines a process for requesting and providing employee records.

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There Are Many Paths to a Career in Business Aviation

Choosing a career usually does not happen in a single moment, and it certainly does not happen the same way for everyone. While some professionals have always known what they want to do, others take longer to find their path. Business Aviation Insider spoke with four young people who have embarked on a career in business aviation, or are considering doing so, to find out what led them to this point. Read their stories.

@FargoJetCenter - Today, we join the aviation community of North Dakota in celebrating Aviation Day at the Capitol with special guest Ed Bolen of @NBAA. We also celebrate the Proclamation of Aviation Month (March 2019) by ND Governor Doug Burgum.