NBAA Update – Feb. 3, 2020

In This Issue: Business taking you to China? NBAA has coronavirus info and more.

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Business Taking You To China? NBAA Has Coronavirus Info

Business Taking You to China? NBAA Has Coronavirus Info
NBAA – as a co-host of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) – has compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to the Wuhan Coronavirus, which has impacted more than 17,000 people worldwide, primarily in China. ABACE2020 is scheduled to take place April 21-23 in Shanghai, so organizers are closely coordinating with government and industry authorities on the situation, with the first priority being the safety and security of participants in all NBAA events. Read more about the Wuhan Coronavirus and check back daily for updates.

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Bolen: Tragic Bryant Accident Offers Another Learning Moment
As part of his remarks during NBAA’s Jan. 30 regional forum, association President and CEO Ed Bolen said the recent helicopter crash that took the lives of basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others offers an opportunity for a redoubled focus on disrupting the well-understood chain of events that lead to tragedy. “The general aviation community can pay tribute to Kobe and the others by making sure we learn from the accident,” Bolen said. “We don’t know the cause now, but we will, and whatever it is, we will make sure it is something we can isolate, understand and learn from, because one thing our industry has always done is learn from the mistakes of the past.”. View NBAA’s safety resources.

Podcast: The Sky’s the Limit for Urban Air Mobility
One of the most exciting industry developments in the past few years has been the emergence of urban air mobility (UAM), and NBAA recently partnered with Michael Dyment at NEXA Advisors for a report looking at how UAM can create value for companies utilizing business aviation. For companies that need greater levels of mobility, there are gaps in what business aviation can do today, due primarily to the need for operating in and out of airports, said Dyment, “These new technologies and platforms enable somebody to walk into the parking lot of the corporate head office and get a flight to an airport or perhaps to another meeting location.” Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on UAM.

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Operators, FBOs Urged to Implement Best Practices to Avoid Jet Fuel Contamination Issues
In response to the increased presence of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at airports, operators and FBOs are urged to implement best practices for the safe handling of DEF, which has been linked to incidents of severe jet fuel contamination in recent years. Experts say that often the problem arises when airport personnel mistakenly put DEF into the fuel system icing inhibitor reservoir on refueling trucks.

NBAA Begins 2020 With Record-Breaking PBI Regional Forum
NBAA opened the year with a record-breaking Regional Forum at Palm Beach international Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach, FL, which featured more than 3,000 people who attended to see the latest and greatest the business aviation industry has to offer. The event included nearly 30 aircraft and vehicles on display, in addition to more than 150 indoor exhibitors.

Update: Despite PilotWeb NOTAM System Sunset, AIDAP to Continue Through June 2020
To bring the FAA’s legacy NOTAM system in compliance with ICAO standards, the agency will “sunset” PilotWeb on Feb 14, after which operators performing NOTAM inquiries will be directed to the FAA NOTAM Search system. However, the Aeronautical Integrated Data Access Portal (AIDAP), which enables users to retrieve textual NOTAM and weather data, will remain active until June 2020.

Submit Proposals to Speak at 2020 NBAA-BACE
NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) has a reputation for high-caliber educational programming. This year’s event, set for Oct. 6-8 in Orlando, FL, will feature approximately 50 dedicated education opportunities; pre- and post-convention workshops and a career day. Speaking proposals must be submitted by Feb. 28.

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