NBAA Update – Sept. 9, 2019

In This Issue: Business Aviation Playing Key Role in Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief and more.

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Business Aviation Playing Key Role in Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief
The destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian has prompted a huge, and what undoubtedly will be a long-lasting, humanitarian response from the business aviation community. “We are just waiting for the approval,” said NBAA member Brad Pierce, president of Restaurant Equipment World, who regularly flies humanitarian missions. Pierce – whose first flight into the Bahamas will be to bring essential supplies in and then evacuate a family of three, one of whom is pregnant – knows that aviation relief efforts will be needed for weeks, perhaps months. “We will fly as long as the need is there,” he said. Read more about humanitarian efforts following Dorian.

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NBAA Supports Test Proposal as Important First Step in Responsible Supersonic Operations
In comments recently sent to the FAA, NBAA called a proposed rule to modernize flight test authorizations for supersonic aircraft “an important first step toward enabling the next generation of environmentally responsible supersonic aircraft.” NBAA supports the proposal’s demonstrated need for additional certification testing capability for U.S. products, and the FAA’s leadership in developing international standards for landing and takeoff noise. Read more about NBAA’s comments to the FAA.

NBAA Mentoring Network Seeks Participants
NBAA is seeking participants for its mentoring network – a nationwide collaborative effort to promote professional growth for industry newcomers. “The network will provide an important career development opportunity for those who recently entered the business aviation field, or are considering doing so,” said Brian Koester, NBAA’s senior manager for flight operations and regulations. Applications are due by Sept. 20. Learn more.

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Podcast: How to Avoid Wrong Surface Incidents? NBAA Has Tips
Every day, aircraft take off and land on runways or taxiways they’re not supposed to use. NBAA, the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association are among the stakeholders working together to reduce the number of wrong surface incidents across the country.

Who Should Collect Federal Excise Taxes?
Recent IRS audits of Part 135 charter operators highlight the importance of developing and implementing best practices for collecting and remitting federal excise tax on brokered charter flights. During recent audits, the IRS has cited Section 4263 of the Internal Revenue Code and elected to strictly enforce those guidelines.

NBAA Contests Depiction of Business Aviation in Bloomberg Article
When Bloomberg recently published an opinion column examining the industry’s carbon footprint in the wake of Prince Harry’s use of a general aviation aircraft, it neglected to report on business aviation’s strong commitment to sustainability. “Your piece omitted that fact that the use of these airplanes is, and will remain, a tiny and ever-lessening portion of emissions,” noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

NBAA to Honor Aviator, Businessman, Philanthropist Ross Perot, Jr.
Pilot, businessman and aviation champion Ross Perot, Jr. will receive NBAA’s Meritorious Service to Aviation Award next month at the association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Perot is an industry advocate who served with the U.S. Air Force and led efforts to establish the U.S. Air Force Memorial. In 1982, he co-piloted a Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II on the first round-the-world flight by helicopter.

Industry Veteran Robert A. Wilson to Receive NBAA’s Doswell Award
Wilson Air Center founder and longtime business aviation advocate Robert A. Wilson will receive the 2019 John P. “Jack” Doswell Award during NBAA-BACE. Wilson is a member of the NBAA Security Council and president of Wilson Air Center, LLC. Founded in 1996, the company has grown from a single location in Memphis, TN, to additional FBOs in Charlotte, NC; Chattanooga, TN and Houston, TX.

Advancing Women in AviationBusiness Aviation Insider 
Advancing Women in Aviation

The past 75 years have seen an evolution in the roles of women in aviation – from the formation of the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 1943 to today, when women are holding key leadership positions. “Regardless of where you are in your business aviation career, it’s important that the generations work together,” said Joanne Barbera, founding partner of Barbera & Watkins, LLC, the Kansas City aviation law firm. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@FAAnews - The #FAA and @NBAA work together to keep flights safe and efficient. This is critical during  #HurricaneDorain. John Kosak works at the FAA Command Center along with other government and industry air traffic experts.