NBAA Update – May 13, 2019

In This Issue: Tackling the Issue of Illegal Charter Operations and more.

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Podcast: Tackling the Issue of Illegal Charter Operations
Failing to address the issue of illegal charter can be a costly mistake for companies and business aircraft operators. “The FAA has provided for business aircraft some very narrow, limited exemptions. A lot of people understand the terms and the concepts, but they’re very often misapplied because they’re very narrow,” said David Norton, partner and head of the aviation practice at the law firm of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP. Learn more about avoiding illegal charter in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

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NBAA Welcomes House GA Caucus Launch, Urges Members to Contact Congress
NBAA applauded the launch of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation (GA) Caucus, and provided an online tool for NBAA members to call upon their elected federal representatives to join the caucus. The House GA Caucus promotes the importance and value of general aviation, including business aviation, and its vital role in the nation’s economy and transportation system. “Time and again, House GA Caucus members have been among the most effective champions for the general aviation community,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen Learn more about the caucus and how to ask elected officials to join.

NBAA Maintenance, Flight Attendants/Technicians Conferences Provide Valuable Experiences
Jointly hosted for the first time, the 2019 NBAA Maintenance and Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conferences, held last week in Fort Worth, TX, provided substantial educational and networking value for both groups of business aviation professionals. “We’re very pleased with the educational quality of these jointly held, but uniquely valuable, conferences,” said Mike Nichols, CAM, CAE, NBAA senior vice president, strategy and innovation. Read more about the conferences.


Air Force Trailblazer Kenne Offers 4 Tips for Effective Leadership
Personality traits that elevate the best leaders were highlighted during the jointly held Management Conference and Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference keynote presented by retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Leslie F. Kenne. Among her tips: “If you do not tolerate different opinions and have a wholly uninviting demeanor, you’ll find yourself surrounded by people who only tell you what you want to hear.”

Business Aviation Adapts to Changes at Santa Monica Airport in Record Time
Existing in an environment of change, aviation adapts through evolution, and business aviation operations at Santa Monica Municipal Airport are a prime example of this flexibility, said Christian Fry, president of the Santa Monica Airport Association. A reduced runway length and strict noise abatement procedures did not diminish the airport’s importance. For example, last month a Dassault Falcon 8X set a new city-pair speed record with a nonstop flight from Santa Monica to New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport.

Workforce Focus at Maintenance Conference Reflects Industry Optimism, Urgency
NBAA’s 2019 Maintenance Conference kicked off with a celebration of rising business aviation professionals, as well as a sense of urgency about continuing to share industry opportunities with young people. “We need to be excited about the industry and talk about it at a level that will catch with a 14-year-old,” said opening session presenter Bob Hobbi, from ServiceElements.

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Understanding Fatigue Risks

Studies have shown that trying to function after staying awake for 18 hours is like having a blood alcohol level of .05 percent. It’s a sobering analogy that puts fatigue into stark perspective and shows how operating with weary flight crews and tired technicians may prove hazardous. “Fatigue deteriorates cognitive functions,” said fatigue expert Dr. Vladimir Nacev. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

@1flybymike - Exciting to see the next generation of #bizav maintenance professionals being recognized - winners of @NBAA scholarships!