NBAA Update – Nov. 4, 2019

In This Issue: NBAA commends FAA for new measures to preserve aviation security and more.

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NBAA Update Nov. 4 2019

NBAA Commends FAA for New Measures to Preserve Aviation Privacy, Security
NBAA applauded the FAA for developing a plan to allow a real-time flight-tracking opt-out for operators that have equipped their aircraft with ADS-B equipment, which will be required to operate in most U.S. airspace effective Jan. 1, 2020. In a related move to ensure operator security and privacy, the FAA said it will establish new terms-of-service agreements with aircraft tracking service providers that will limit the sharing of aircraft data, if operators want to opt out from having their flight information broadcast over the internet. The new terms of service are expected to go into effect by year’s end. Read more about the new measures.

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FAA Asks Pilots to Report All Wake Turbulence Encounters
Research is key to the FAA’s ongoing effort to keep pace with wake turbulence and mitigate its impact on aviation safety. The agency recently added information in the Aeronautical Information Manual section about pilot responsibilities for reporting wake turbulence, encouraging operators to use the Aviation Safety Reporting System to report events. When reporting wake turbulence encounters, the agency urged pilots to be as descriptive as possible. Learn more.

FAA Says Santa Monica Can Use Airport Revenue for Runway Pavement Demolition
The FAA recently concluded that the city of Santa Monica, CA, is able to use Santa Monica Municipal Airport revenue for projects associated with its runway-shortening project, prompting Alex Gertsen, NBAA director, airports and ground infrastructure, to declare, “This is not airport construction, but purely airport destruction. Taxpayer dollars were used to build this runway and the aeronautical users should not be paying for the demolition.” Read more about the FAA’s decision.

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FAA Updates List of Cold Weather-Restricted Airports
The potential for inaccurate altimeter readings in cold weather conditions prompted the FAA to release a list of airports that mandate cold temperature altitude corrections to ensure the required obstacle clearance. When the temperature falls to an airport-specific threshold, pilots are required to correct for the cold temperature and report the corrected altitude to air traffic controllers. Review the updated airport list.

New NBAA Committee Supports Drone Safety Awareness Week
The FAA’s first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, taking place this week, is a timely reminder of the impact of new technologies on the industry, and the role NBAA’s new Emerging Technologies Committee will have in shaping the future of aviation safety. “NBAA is committed to ensuring that the merger of manned and unmanned systems is conducted in a way that promotes safety,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure.

NBAA Poll: What Best Describes Your Experience at NBAA-BACE?
The 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) had a new look, new feel and new energy. From cutting-edge technology to dynamic speakers to education and networking events designed to help attendees learn and grow in their careers, the 2019 show had it all. Take this quick poll to tell NBAA about your convention experience.

Video: What’s Holding Up Sustainable Fuel Use? NBAA-BACE Panel Explores the Question
Sustainable aviation fuels are a win-win for business aviation and carbon reduction – so what are the obstacles to their increased production and use? A panel of industry leaders explored the question during NBAA-BACE, and a video playback of their session is now available.

WearablesBusiness Aviation Insider 
Can Wearable Technology Help Improve Health?

A new generation of medical-grade wearable technologies that could help flight crews improve how they monitor and maintain their health and fitness, particularly those who fly long international trips, is expected to hit the market soon. Using sensors and computational power, these new “wearables” are being developed following the successful adoption of fitness tracking devices. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@WeAreALPA - Thank you to Audrey Powers (@BlueOrigin), Wayne Monteith (@FAANews), Mark Hopkins (@Delta) and Heidi Williams (@NBAA) for joining us on this #SafeSkies panel about integrating space operations into our national airspace. Tune in now: