NBAA Update – Sept. 30, 2019

In This Issue: Bolen says continued aviation system modernization a top business aviation priority.

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Video: Bolen Says Continued Aviation System Modernization a Top Business Aviation Priority
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week told members of a key Senate aviation subcommittee that full implementation of NextGen is critical to maintaining America’s lead in global aviation. “The United States has the world’s largest, safest, most efficient and most diverse aviation system, supporting more than 200,000 general aviation aircraft,” he said. “However, to maintain our leadership, we must continually modernize the ATC system.” View a video of the hearing and read more of Bolen’s testimony.

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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Among Roster of Dynamic NBAA-BACE Speakers
NBAA will host a compelling roster of speakers throughout the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition’s (NBAA-BACE’s) two keynote sessions, with NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson delivering the Day 1 Keynote on Oct. 22. “We look forward to hearing his perspectives, including with regard to how business aviation has been instrumental in his work to build his business enterprises and invest in communities,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about Magic Johnson and NBAA-BACE.

NBAA Highlights Young Leaders in Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40
NBAA last week unveiled the 2019 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young leaders who are shaping the future of the industry. Award recipients will be recognized at NBAA-BACE. “Rising leaders from across the world are bringing fresh ideas and valuable perspectives to business aviation, elevating the industry to ever-greater heights,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “NBAA is privileged to share the stories of these dynamic young women and men.” Read more about the 2019 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40.

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Bolen Tells Senators: Need for Continued Flight-Tracking ‘Opt-Out’ Option Needed With ADS-B
During last week’s Senate subcommittee hearing on continued ATC modernization, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen emphasized concerns over maintaining operator privacy, as the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate for full ADS-B implementation approaches. “The FAA does not have the program under the ADS-B mandate to continue [blocking real-time flight information for business aircraft],” he said. “We’re hoping this and other challenges will be resolved as we continue to work together as a community to move forward.”

Aviation’s Future on Display at NBAA-BACE
The Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Innovation Display Area is a new component of NBAA-BACE, which focuses on forward-looking technology. “The UAM/UAS Innovation Display Area is an opportunity to showcase emerging technology and meet first-hand with representatives from the pioneering companies,” said Mike Nichols, CAM, NBAA’s senior vice president of strategy and innovation.

Business Leader, Pilot, Philanthropist Steuart Walton to Keynote NBAA-BACE
Steuart L. Walton, pilot, entrepreneur, founder and chairman of Game Composites, and co-founder of Runway Group, will speak at the Day 1 Keynote on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at NBAA-BACE. “A pioneering leader in aviation and business, Steuart brings a unique perspective to this year’s convention,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Podcast: Emerging Technologies Mean New Opportunities for NBAA Members
NBAA has long focused on forward-looking technologies that could have ample implications for its members and the business aviation community. To enhance these efforts, NBAA recently created an Emerging Technologies Committee to lead the way in the development and use of new technologies in business aviation.

New Options to Join NBAA in Focus at NBAA-BACE
At NBAA-BACE, the association will roll out its Professional member category – aimed at better serving the needs of an evolving industry and ensuring a robust workforce in the future. During the show, NBAA plans to host an exclusive Professional member lounge, which will serve as a place for these members to network, schedule meetings or rest without leaving the show floor.

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Business Aviation Brings Customers to Steelcase’s Showroom

At first glance, Steelcase Aviation’s base is a typical business aircraft hangar. Look closer and you will see it doubles as a showroom for Steelcase office furniture. “The hangar is a showpiece,” said John McAlindon, director of aviation. “We treat it like that because our flying is primarily for bringing customers to Grand Rapids, MI, so they can learn more about Steelcase as a company.” Learn more about Steelcase Aviation in Business Aviation Insider.

@EdwardBolen - Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to recognizing your achievements at #NBAA19.