Emerging Technologies Mean New Opportunities for NBAA Members

NBAA has long focused on forward-looking technology that could have ample implication 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. “We want to be able to embrace all of this new space and tap into the opportunities that are available for our members,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA, director, air traffic services and infrastructure. “We’ve got to get to the point where we can integrate these activities. That’s ultimately the goal so that we can share what is really a finite resource.”

This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:

  • Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies president and CEO, NBAA Emerging Technologies Committee chair
  • Paul McDuffee, Boeing, NBAA Emerging Technologies Committee vice chair
  • Heidi Williams, NBAA director, air traffic services and infrastructure, NBAA Emerging Technologies Committee staff liaison
Podcast Episode

February 5, 2024

Podcast: Should Aeronautical Activity Be Redefined?

NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency's proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.
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January 17, 2024

NBAA, Association Partners Voice Concerns with Aeronautical Activity Definition

NBAA, together with association partners, collaboratively submitted comments on the proposed changes to the FAA’s definition of aeronautical activity. The groups cautioned the FAA that proposed changes to the definition may have unintended consequences and create unnecessary complications.
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October 19, 2023

Experts Weigh in on Emerging Drone, AAM Regulatory Landscape

At NBAA-BACE, a panel of expert looked to navigate sticky issues related to advanced air mobility implementation in the National Airspace System following a year of significant regulatory work.
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October 17, 2023

NBAA-BACE Newsmakers Lunch: Hybrid Electric Aircraft Coming Soon

ndustry visionaries leading the development of hybrid and electric aircraft propulsion joined the FAA’s head of aviation safety, for a Newsmakers Lunch panel on the opening day of the 2023 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
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