NBAA Update – Nov. 25, 2019

In This Issue: NBAA, others oppose legislation restricting general aviation operations and more.

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NBAA Update Nov. 25 2019

NBAA, Others Oppose Legislation Restricting General Aviation Operations
NBAA and other aviation associations recently opposed two bills that would restrict general aviation operations. The first bill would prohibit the operation of “non-essential” civil rotorcraft in “covered airspace.” The second bill would impose restrictions on the emerging industries related to commercial unmanned aircraft systems. In a letter, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that the proposals wade into, “A realm clearly designated to the FAA in the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.” Learn more about the bills.

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Podcast: What You Need to Know About Privacy in the Age of ADS-B
With the ADS-B compliance deadline about a month away, what do business aircraft operators need to know about protecting their privacy? The FAA has developed a plan to allow a real-time flight-tracking opt-out for operators, and also announced plans to establish new terms-of-service agreements with aircraft tracking service providers that will limit the sharing of aircraft data. NBAA has worked for years with the agency and other stakeholders to get such systems into place before the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

NBAA Applauds White House Budget Inclusion of eVTOL, UAM
NBAA and other groups recently applauded the Trump administration for including support of development of urban air mobility (UAM) and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its budget priorities. “The U.S. has one of the safest and most sophisticated aviation systems in the world,” explained Mike Nichols, NBAA’s senior vice president of strategy and innovation. “The administration’s recent budget is a positive move toward that goal.” Learn more.

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Prior Permission Requirements in Place at BOS
Due to airside construction projects at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), the general aviation ramp capacity has been significantly reduced at the airport, meaning that all operators must obtain a prior permission required (PPR) reservation before flying into BOS.

Oregon Airport Again Open for Business Aircraft Operations
Following a four-month closure for runway reconstruction at Oregon’s Hillsboro Airport (HIO), local and regional leaders recently gathered to officially reopen the airport’s largest runway. “The result of this project’s investment in vital infrastructure for the local economy shows that Hillsboro Airport values the benefits of business aviation,” said Phil Derner, NBAA’s Western regional representative.

FAA Expands NOTAM Modernization Outreach at Inaugural Data Optimization Summit
NBAA personnel were among the hundreds of people who recently took part in the first-ever FAA Data Optimization Summit to learn more about current AI/NOTAM modernization efforts. “It was a fantastic day of learning about what’s new and upcoming in terms of NOTAM modernization, which is critical to the industry worldwide,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure.

NBAA Brings Risk Mitigation, Workforce Discussions to Bombardier Safety Event
NBAA’s dedication to safety education involves a number of initiatives, including the association’s sponsorship and participation in the recent Bombardier Safety Standdown. For more than 10 years, NBAA has partnered with Bombardier, and provided safety and operations experts to present engaging education sessions.

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NBAA Has Tips for Effectively Using Maintenance Contractors

Whether your flight department is a large operation with dozens of employees or simply a pilot and an airplane, contract MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) personnel and facilities can be a valuable tool. “We hire contractors to do what we cannot do ourselves, either due to manpower or the required equipment and support,” said Doug Gordon, maintenance manager for Executive Jet Management. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@FAANews - @NBAA’s Heidi Williams shares the value of today’s collaboration between the #FAA and the aviation community at the inaugural #DataOpSummit. This is an important step in changing the way all #pilots receive NOTAMs to safely navigate the national airspace.