How Can You Help Preserve Airport Access?

Feb. 24, 2020

America’s general aviation airports bring jobs to local communities, assist in humanitarian efforts and serve as a vital link in our national air transportation system. However, too often airport neighbors and local officials look for ways to limit access or close airports completely. The NBAA Access Committee works to preserve business aviation access to airports across the country, and the committee needs your help. “We must all do our part to help those airports that are seeing challenges, even if we don’t live in the local area,” said Alex Gertsen, NBAA’s director of airports and ground infrastructure.

In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Jeff Smith, chair of NBAA’s Access Committee
  • Gabe Andino, chair of the Access Committee’s Airport Working Group
  • Alex Gertsen, director of airports and ground infrastructure, NBAA
  • Podcast Episode

    September 23, 2020

    SNA General Aviation Enhancements Move Forward, But Access Concerns Remain

    The Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors has approved 35-year-leases to ACI Jet and Clay Lacy Aviation to operate FBOs at John Wayne Airport, Orange County, marking a significant milestone for a $162 million General Aviation Improvement Program.
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    September 22, 2020

    FAA Grant Assists with Noise Control Program at SAN

    The FAA has awarded San Diego International Airport with an $18 million grant for its initiative for residential sound insulation – the Quieter Home Program.
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    September 22, 2020

    GA Airport Plays Key Role During California’s Fire Season

    Each year during the West Coast’s fire season, general aviation airports, such as California’s San Bernardino International Airport, provide a life-saving service as bases for firefighting fixed-wing and rotorcraft operations.
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    September 15, 2020

    NBAA Shares COVID Lessons with State Aviation Officials

    NBAA’s Christa Lucas and Alex Gertsen shared with state aviation officials the lessons business aircraft operators and owners learned from COVID-19 during the 2020 National Aviation State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Virtual Conference and Exposition.
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