NBAA Update – Dec 30, 2019

In This Issue: No relief expected for non-compliant ADS-B transponder equipment and more.

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December 30, 2019

NBAA Welcomes FAA Call for Comment on Drone Identification Rule
NBAA last week commended the FAA for issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) mandating remote identification for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The 319-page NPRM proposes to require remote identification capabilities that would allow a drone’s identity and location to be received by people on the ground and in the air, helping to further the safe integration of the devices into the nation’s airspace system. The association intends to submit comments once the NPRM is officially published in the Federal Register on Dec. 31. Read more about the proposed UAS rule.

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No Relief Expected For Non-Compliant ADS-B Transponder Equipment
On Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, the FAA’s ADS-B rule takes effect, requiring operators to utilize equipment meeting the requirements of FAR Part 91.225 and 91.227 when flying in rule airspace. In 2011, the FAA finalized technical requirements that establish the performance requirements for ADS-B equipment. A small number of aircraft with pre-2011 ADS-B equipment, or “Version 1” installed will need to utilize FAA’s ADS-B Deviation Authorization Preflight Tool to seek permission on a flight-by-flight basis to operate in rule airspace. Review NBAA’s ADS-B resources.

A Sampling of Policy Wins for Business Aviation From the Past Decade
From creating growth opportunities and global connectivity for America’s small towns and rural areas, to supporting the nation’s productivity, business aviation is an important economic engine, creating jobs and investment, while contributing to the safest and most efficient aviation system in the world. NBAA’s team of professional advocates works tirelessly to protect and promote the interests of the business aviation industry with regard to access, security, workforce development and more. Read more about NBAA’s top five advocacy wins from the past decade.

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NBAA Welcomes Congressional Promotion of Aviation Fuel Sustainability
A group of aviation stakeholders, including NBAA, last week welcomed congressional legislation that includes provisions aimed squarely at promoting the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels. The House and Senate recently approved the legislation as part of a fiscal year 2020 appropriations package. The language contains a renewal and extension of the biodiesel tax incentive..

New Privacy Tools, Workforce Bill Among 2019 Wins, Bolen Says at TEB
NBAA and the business aviation community ended a busy 2019 with key achievements on flight privacy, workforce-development promotion and other priorities, association President and CEO Ed Bolen told members of the Teterboro Users Group (TUG) during their last quarterly meeting of the year, held Dec. 18. Learn more about Bolen’s discussion at the TUG event.

Podcast: NBAA Helps Showcase Career Opportunities in Business Aviation
Recently, NBAA’s Kristi Ivey and Jo Damato took part in Auburn University’s first-ever Business Aviation Day, a two-day event devoted entirely to the industry. While colleges and universities often hold events that offer the full range of aviation opportunities, Auburn’s event, which focused entirely on business aviation alone, could serve as a model for other institutions.

NBAA Marks the Passing of Business Aviation Publisher Murray Smith
The association last week noted the legacy of Murray Q. Smith, who passed away Dec. 26 at 89 years of age. “For decades, Murray and his team have brought well-deserved attention to the people and companies that represent the best of our industry,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “He didn’t just cover business aviation – he was business aviation.”

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Did You Miss It? Here are Business Aviation Insider’s Top 2019 Stories

Workforce development issues continued to dominate the conversation in the business aviation industry in 2019, along with topics pertaining to operational safety, security and next-generation technology. In case you missed it, here’s a compilation of NBAA’s most popular Business Aviation Insider magazine stories of 2019. Read more.

@FAANews - The #FAA's #RemoteID proposal for #drones is here! The ability to provide identification and location is essential to keep drones safely separated from other #aircraft. Read it now so you’re ready to share your feedback when the comment period opens.



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