NBAA Update – Nov. 18, 2019

In This Issue: NBAA welcomes introduction of workforce development legislation and more.

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NBAA Update Nov. 18 2019

NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Workforce Development Legislation
NBAA last week welcomed the introduction of legislation to establish a program that would carry out public service campaigns for workforce development in the transportation sector, including business aviation. The bill, introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (D-2-WA), Don Young (R-AK) and Angie Craig (D-2-MN), also seeks to increase diversity of workers in this sector. “We applaud Chairman Larsen, Congressman Young and Congresswoman Craig for introducing this important bipartisan legislation that will help attract the next generation of transportation professionals at a time when they are most needed,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about the bill.

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NBAA Firmly Corrects Vanity Fair’s Mischaracterization of Business Aviation
When Vanity Fair published a recent article misrepresenting the people and companies relying on business aviation, NBAA was quick to respond. “A credible look at any industry, including business aviation, requires a level of journalistic rigor that was missing in this case,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Here’s the truth about business aviation: it provides a transportation lifeline for companies in thousands of communities with little or no airline service. It is a tool that helps teams of employees reach multiple destinations within a single day, as efficiently as possible. It helps support more than a million jobs and $200 billion annually in economic activity.” Read Bolen’s letter in its entirety.

NBAA Participates in Events Around the Country to Highlight Careers in Business Aviation
To highlight the multitude of careers available in business aviation, NBAA has participated in events around the country – including Auburn University’s first-ever Business Aviation Day – to speak to students and others about the industry. “We encourage more colleges and universities to create activities that highlight the diverse opportunities in business aviation,” said Jo Damato, NBAA vice president of educational strategy and workforce development. Learn more about NBAA’s workforce initiatives.

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Podcast: FAA Reverses Course on Pilots With Diabetes; Could Have Implications for Business Aviation
Now that the FAA has cleared the way for commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to receive first or second-class medical certificates, if they can prove their medical conditions are well-managed, this could make it easier for business aircraft pilots to return to the skies as well. Learn more in this episode of NBAA Flight Plan.

Governors, Mayors Proclaim General Aviation to be a Valuable Economic Asset
General aviation, including business aviation, is a vital contributor to the economy in every state. Recently, the governors of West Virginia and Wyoming, along with mayors of cities in several states, officially recognized the industry for its positive impact. To date, hundreds of elected officials in every state have issued proclamations in support of the industry.

NBAA TV Live Showcase the Future of Business Aviation
NBAA TV Live video crews interviewed business aviation industry leaders right on the exhibit floor during the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). If you didn’t catch the livestreamed interviews during NBAA-BACE, the full range of videos is now available to provide a glimpse into the future of business aviation.

The Results Are In: 2019 NBAA-BACE Show-Goers Most Thrilled by Show’s Innovation Focus
Innovation in business aviation was front and center throughout NBAA-BACE, with new aircraft introductions and a host of other new products highlighted throughout the event. In a first-of-its-kind, post-NBAA-BACE poll, the highest number of respondents – more than 25% – rated innovation among the show’s most memorable features. Take a look back at the best of 2019 NBAA-BACE by checking out the event’s online Newsroom.

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Business Aviation Has Helped Williams Grow Since 1927

The Williams flight department traces its history back to 1927 when the company started flying a Spartan C3 biplane to survey land suitable for building natural gas pipelines. In the decades since, Williams has used dozens of aircraft types while becoming one of the largest pipeline operators in the U.S. Learn more about the Tulsa, OK company’s use of business aviation in Business Aviation Insider.

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