July 11, 2011

‘Who’s Going to Get Hurt? The People Who Make the Airplanes.’

President Obama's proposal to increase the depreciation period for business aircraft is being soundly denounced by business people across the country. One of those is George Feldstein, president of Crestron Electronics, who credits the company's use of its Challenger 604 and Cessna Citation CJ1 business jets for its continued growth.
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July 11, 2011

Business Aviators Take the Georgia Air Challenge

Steve Champness, a representative with a Georgia-based NBAA Member Company is inviting pilots to take the 2011 Georgia Air Challenge.
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July 8, 2011

Industry Analyst: EU-ETS May Dampen Business Aviation Recovery

A July 2011 white paper from business aviation analyst Brian Foley says the EU-ETS plan, if implemented, could slow industry's recovery.
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July 7, 2011

NBAA Returns to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2011

NBAA's big white tent at EAA's 2011 Airventure will be host to a type club meeting and Bonanza XTRA display.
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July 5, 2011

President’s Rhetoric, Proposals Would Harm Business Aviation

'Adding even more taxes on general aviation is an ill-conceived concept.' Wayne Estopinal, a small business owner says in response to President Obama's reference to 'fat cats in corporate jets.'
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July 5, 2011

NBAA Responds To The President’s Denigration of Business Aviation – You Can, Too

This letter outlines the measures NBAA has undertaken in this regard to date, and details what NBAA Members can do to support our ongoing efforts.
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July 3, 2011

Texas-Based Broker/Dealer Brings No Plane No Gain Message to Women Business Owners

When Rene Banglesdorf, co-founder and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, was asked to speak to fellow women business owners about responding quickly to client needs and having a faster speed to market, she saw the perfect opportunity to talk about No Plane No Gain.
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June 30, 2011

Bolen Speaks Out Against President’s ‘Wrong-Headed’ Attempt to Vilify Business Aviation

In a surprising move to vilify the use of a business airplane during a June 29 news conference about budget-cutting and deficit reduction, President Barack Obama again and again spoke disparagingly of the industry and demanded a repeal of accelerated depreciation for business aircraft. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen called that “wrong-headed” and “cynical politics.”
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June 27, 2011

New NBAA Brochure Series Advocates for Airports

A new series of brochures, introduced by NBAA in 2011, supports airport advocacy efforts.
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June 27, 2011

Mitigating Security Threats for Women at Home, Overseas

A June 28, 2011, NBAA webinar will focus on mitigating security threats for women on business travel.
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June 27, 2011

FAA Makes Formatting Changes to NOTAMs

Effective June 30, the FAA will make certain formatting changes to Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs). New keywords will be used and notices relating to items such as standard instrument departures will be issued under Flight Data Center NOTAMs as opposed to Distant NOTAMs. While these changes are expected to make NOTAMs easier to understand, NBAA recommends that operators review the formatting modifications. Review the Notice (38 KB, PDF).
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June 23, 2011

‘Leaders Take Flight’ Workshop is This Weekend

Twelve teachers will fly aboard GA airplanes June 24-25, 2011 to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through aviation.
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June 23, 2011

Statement of Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO, at the Joint Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Aviation and Subcommittee on Coast Guard And Maritime Transportation

NBAA testifies on Capitol Hill on behalf of thousands of companies that operate general aviation aircraft in the course of their business or are involved with business aviation.
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June 23, 2011

Written Testimony, Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO, on LightSquared GPS Interference

Statement on "LightSquared GPS Interference", by Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO, given to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
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June 20, 2011

Aviation Plays ‘Critical’ Role in South Dakota, Proclamation Says

In June 2011, South Dakota became the 28th state to issue a proclamation recognizing the value of business aviation.
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June 20, 2011

FAA Reports Remarkable Drop In Runway Incursions

In June 2010, the FAA reported that the number of serious runway incursions at airports across the U.S. dropped more than 90-percent during the previous decade.
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June 20, 2011

ICAO: ‘Grave Concern’ Over LightSquared Interference with GPS

In a June 13 letter to U.S. officials, ICAO expressed 'grave concern' over the conditional waiver provided by the FCC to wireless provider LightSquared.
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June 18, 2011

Planned VNY Runway Closure Limited to 10 Days

Airport tenants and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials agreed to substantially reduce the scheduled time to recondition the primary runway at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in California.
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June 13, 2011

CAM Governing Board Begins Accreditation Process

The NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board has initiated the process of obtaining National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for the CAM Program. “Gaining NCCA accreditation is important to the future of the CAM Program,” said CAM Governing Board Chairman Scott Rose. “It’s not only the sign of a well managed program; it also ensures the program follows best practices established for certification programs across all professions.” There are currently 175 CAMs, who are recognized as qualified professionals to lead flight departments and companies that use business aircraft.
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June 10, 2011

LightSquared Broadband Tests Prompt Congressional Alarm

Congress has expressed alarm over mounting evidence of interference with Global Positioning System satellites from proposed broadband communications network LightSquared.
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