NBAA Update – Oct. 7, 2019

In This Issue: Airspace optimization project promises NextGen benefits for East Coast flights and more.

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Airspace Optimization Project Promises NextGen Benefits for East Coast Flights
Business aircraft typically fly at different altitudes, and use different airports than the airlines, but general aviation pilots operating along the U.S. East Coast can nevertheless experience delays in this capacity constrained part of the country. Relief may be on the way, however, as the FAA implements sweeping changes over the next year to the airspace along the Eastern Seaboard. Operators will see significant changes ahead of the project’s targeted November 2020 completion date, with the first event coming Oct. 10 as high altitude “J-routes” in the Atlantic Corridor are replaced with “Y-routes” optimized for performance-based navigation capabilities. Learn more about the project.

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First Female Fighter Pilot, Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, to Deliver NBAA-BACE Keynote
U.S. Air Force Major General Jeannie M. Leavitt, the nation’s first female fighter pilot, will deliver the Day 2 Keynote on Oct. 23 at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Leavitt is the commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX. She oversees more than 3,445 airmen and civilians, and thousands of recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad. Read more about Leavitt and NBAA-BACE.

Industry’s Sustainability Efforts Recognized at ICAO Triennial
Included for the first time in an ICAO Environmental Report prepared for the 2019 Triennial session of the global aviation policy body, is a section titled, “Business Aviation and Sustainability: An Industry with a Good Story to Tell.” Global business aircraft operations represent 0.04 percent of anthropogenic CO2 emissions – nevertheless, “our industry has demonstrated a serious commitment to the ongoing exploration of new methods and technologies to significantly reduce this figure,” states the report, which was presented by the International Business Aviation Council on behalf of the Business Aviation Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition, of which NBAA is a part. Read the full 2019 Environmental Report.

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Internet Visionary, Accomplished Aviator Sky Dayton to Keynote NBAA-BACE
Sky Dayton, an entrepreneur who helped usher in the internet revolution, will share his insights with attendees at the Day 1 Keynote on Oct. 22 at NBAA-BACE. Dayton has founded, co-founded and helped build companies that have propelled the internet into our everyday lives, and today is an investor and chair for Joby Aviation, a company producing electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. He completed his private pilot certification in 2011, and over the past eight years he has accumulated almost 2,000 hours of flight time.

3 Tips for Successful Letter of Authorization Requests
In a recent meeting hosted by NBAA at Teterboro Airport (TEB), FAA inspectors shared with operators their first-hand perspectives on submitting successful letter of authorization (LOA) requests. Thorough research and preparation, along with clear communication with the operator’s assigned inspectors, are key factors in an efficient approval process.

Podcast: Promoting the Promise of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
As the only commercial airport located within a national park, officials at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) are acutely aware of the importance of limiting the carbon footprint from airplane traffic. In what amounts to a reflection of the industry’s overall commitment to sustainability, the airport recently hosted an event to demonstrate the viability of sustainable aviation fuel, which was provided by Avfuel.

New Tool Offers Predictive Departure Data in Las Vegas, Dallas
A new tool called Pacer offers pilots predictive departure data at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Henderson Executive Airport (HND), as well as Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in Texas. The technology was developed by MITRE in partnership with the Clark County Department of Aviation, the FAA and industry stakeholders.

NBAA, Industry Stakeholders Urge FAA to Create ADS-B Minimum Operational Network in Alaska
NBAA last week joined with other industry stakeholders in urging the FAA to create a Minimum Operational Network for ADS-B coverage in Alaska. The letter states that operators are experiencing gaps in coverage in areas of the state that have significant air travel, and identifies the need for 23 additional ADS-B ground stations.

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