NBAA Update – NBAA Supports Bill to Continue FAA Funding in Event of Government Shutdown

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NBAA Supports Bill to Continue FAA Funding in Event of Government Shutdown
The association last week welcomed legislation to continue funding the FAA during a government shutdown. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-4-OR) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen (D-2-WA) introduced the bill. “Aviation is among the nation’s most regulated industries, requiring oversight and a host of services from the FAA,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “This bill would help ensure that aviation – a key component in the nation’s economy and transportation system – will avoid a potentially harmful disruption in the event of a government shutdown. Read more about the bill and ask your member of Congress to support it.

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Due to Shutdown, FAA Extends Due Dates for Select Aircraft Certification, Flight Standards Designees
The FAA has issued a “Deviation to FAA Orders and Policy,” which extends the due dates for “recurrent training, oversight, and renewal” for aircraft certification service and flight service designees affected by the lapse in FAA funding, due to the partial government shutdown that ended Jan. 25. Designees in good standing may continue to perform their “authorized functions in an active status,” unless the FAA notifies them otherwise, until May 1, 2019. Learn more.

Flying With Illegal Charter Operators Carries Risk
Illegal charters take many forms and pose risks for consumers and operators alike. Unfortunately, most charter passengers don’t know how to vet operators properly. “The flying public doesn’t have the knowledge to make the decision that an operation is safe,” said W. Ashley Smith Jr., CAM, president and director of operations at Jet Logistics. “Some Part 91 operators far exceed the safety standards of Part 135, but the average passenger has no way of knowing that without FAA oversight.” Read more about how to avoid illegal charter operations.


Podcast: Looking to Retain Talent in Your Company? CAM Can Help
One of the best ways to keep successful employees is to invest in their professional development, and encouraging them to pursue NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program can help. “Personal growth in the workplace is tantamount to an employee’s success,” said CAM Governing Board Chair Jamie Stember. “We want to identify the future managers, and those who are already in those roles, we want them to get the certification and inspire others to do the same.”

Part 135 Safety Improvements on NTSB’s Most Wanted List
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its biennial 2019-2020 Most Wanted List, describing what the board considers transportation’s most important safety improvements. The list includes safety improvements related to Part 135 air charter, air taxi, air medical and other operators. NBAA committees will further review the NTSB’s recommendations.

NBAA’s West Palm Beach Forum Again Breaks Records
NBAA’s first Regional Forum of 2019, held at an Atlantic Aviation hangar at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) last week, was a resounding success, with a record-breaking number of attendees and a sold-out indoor exhibit hall. The event also drew a record number of student attendees, as part of a push by the association and regional groups to promote the business aviation industry as one offering numerous career opportunities.

Submit Speaker Application for NBAA-BACE by Feb. 28
Association members are encouraged to submit speaking proposals for NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which takes place Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV. Topics that highlight innovation in the business aviation industry are of particular interest. Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 28.

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Communicating the Value of Your Aviation Operation

The vital contributions of business aviation are often not well understood by the general public, or sometimes even within the companies these flight operations support. The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has a new advocacy tool to help you explain how business aviation benefits your company and community. To read this digital exclusive in the January/February issue, download NBAA’s Business Aviation Insider mobile app.

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